September 2009 Non-Fiction

 Information Technology by Amanda Kirk

Invaluable advice for career changers interested in information technology.

 The Curse of the Good Girl by Rachael Simmons

Bestselling author of Odd Girl Out, Rachel Simmons exposes the myth of the Good Girl, freeing girls from its impossible standards and encouraging them to embrace their real selves In The Curse of the Good Girl, bestselling author Rachel Simmons argues that in lionizing the Good Girl we are teaching girls to embrace a version of selfhood that sharply curtails their power and potential. Unerringly nice, polite, modest, and selfless, the Good Girl is a paradigm so narrowly defined that it’s unachievable. When girls inevitably fail to live up-experiencing conflicts with peers, making mistakes in the classroom or on the playing field-they are paralyzed by self-criticism, stunting the growth of vital skills and habits. Simmons traces the poisonous impact of Good Girl pressure on development and provides a strategy to reverse the tide. At once expository and prescriptive, The Curse of the Good Girlis a call to arms from a new front in female empowerment. Looking to the stories shared by the women and girls who attend her workshops, Simmons shows that Good Girl pressure from parents, teachers, coaches, media, and peers erects a psychological glass ceiling that begins to enforce its confines in girlhood and extends across the female lifespan. The curse of the Good Girl erodes girls’ ability to know, express, and manage a complete range of feelings. It expects girls to be selfless, limiting the expression of their needs. It requires modesty, depriving the permission to articulate their strengths and goals. It diminishes assertive body language, quieting voices and weakening handshakes. It touches all areas of girls’ lives and follows many into adulthood, limiting their personal and professional potential. Since the popularization of the Ophelia phenomenon, we have lamented the loss of self-esteem in adolescent girls, recognizing that while the doors of opportunity are open to twenty-first-century American girls, many lack the confidence to walk through them. In The Curse of the Good Girl, Simmons provides a catalog of tangible lessons in bolstering the self and silencing the curse of the Good Girl. At the core of Simmons’s radical argument is her belief that the most critical freedom we can win for our daughters is the liberty not only to listen to their inner voice but also to act on it.

Great Answers to Difficult Questions About Death by Linda Goldman

Thanatology fellow and counselor Goldman (Children Also Grieve) presents a brief introduction to death discussions with young children by providing sample questions children typically ask after a death, followed by appropriate responses based on a child’s age. Questions range from the general (e.g., “What does dead mean?”) to the heartbreakingly specific (e.g., “Why do all the good people like my mom die young?”) and include sample responses; follow-up questions for further dialog; and suggested terms and explanations for things like tumors, suicide, and cremation. The author strongly advocates honesty in order to secure trust in children, who will have future questions throughout their lives at various life stages, as well as to alleviate egocentric “magical thinking” that children engage in when given insufficient information. This should be on the ready-reference shelf for anyone who works with children; it is brilliant in its honesty, sensitivity, and brevity.-Julianne J. Smith, Library Journal

 Fundamentalism by Rebecca Joyce  Frey

American historian Frey offers source material for thinking and writing about religious fundamentalism in the US and globally. She summarizes the major issues, presents documents, suggests research approaches, presents facts and figures, profiles key players, and lists organizations and agencies. An annotated bibliography, a chronology, and a glossary without pronunciation guides are also provided.

 The Evolution of God by Robert  Wright

contributing editor at The New Republic, Wright (New American Foundation) explores the history of religion and its future from a materialist standpoint, believing that the origin and development of religion can be explained by reference to concrete, observable factors such as human nature, political and economic conditions, and technological change. He covers the birth and growth of gods, the emergence of Abrahamic monotheism, the invention of Christianity, the triumph of Islam, and God going or not going global.

 Fearless by Max Lucado

Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear.They’re talking layoffs at work, slowdowns in the economy, flare-ups in the Middle East, turnovers at headquarters, downturns in the housing market, upswings in global warming. The plague of our day, terrorism, begins with the word terror. Fear, it seems, has taken up a hundred-year lease on the building next door and set up shop. Oversized and rude, fear herds us into a prison of unlocked doors. Wouldn’t it be great to walk out?Imagine your life, wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? If you could hover a fear magnet over your heart and extract every last shaving of dread, insecurity, or doubt, what would remain? Envision a day, just one day, where you could trust more and fear less.Can you imagine your life without fear?

 The Everything Understanding Islam Book by Christine Huda Dodge

Muslim convert Christine Huda Dodge possesses a unique foot-in-each-world perspective on Islam. With her comprehension of Islam and her understanding of the kinds of questions and issues that perplex Westerners, she is the perfect guide to: The life of Muhammad the Prophet The Qur’an and the Sunnah The five pillars of practice Muslim daily life Women and Islam This guide is ideal for casual readers and students alike. Authoritative, accessible, detailed, and celebratory, it covers everything from basic beliefs and practices to the Islamic influences on Western civilization.

 Microtrends by Mark J. Penn

Penn highlights everything from religion to politics, from leisure pursuits to relationships, in this look at those smaller, yet critical, trends sweeping the nation.

 Growing Up Global by Homa Sabet Tavangar

In today’s increasingly interconnected world, how do we prepare our children to succeed and to become happy, informed global citizens? A mother of three, Homa Sabet Tavangar has spent her career helping governments develop globally oriented programs and advising businesses on how to thrive abroad. InGrowing Up Global, Tavangar shares with all of us her “parenting toolbox” to help give our children a vital global perspective. Whether you’re mastering a greeting in ten different languages, throwing an internationally themed birthday party, or celebrating a newfound holiday, Growing Up Global provides parents and children with a rich, exciting background for exploring and connecting with far-flung nations they may have only heard about on television. Inside you’ll discover • fun activities, games, and suggestions for movies, music, books, magazines, service activities, and websites for expanding your family’s worldview • simple explanations that will help your children grasp the diversity of world faiths • creative ways to gain geography literacy • handy lists of celebrations and customs that offer a fascinating look at how people from different cultures around the world live everyday life Growing Up Globalis a book that parents, grandparents, and teachers can turn to again and again for inspiration and motivation as they strive to open the minds of children everywhere.

 Reclaiming Desire byAndrew Goldstein and Marianne Brandon

4 Keys to Finding Your Lost Libido Anyone who has stood in a supermarket checkout line has seen all the sexy headlines on women’s magazines, touting exciting new ways for readers to drive their men wild in bed or to heighten their own sexual pleasure. These are tantalizing promises, to be sure. But they sorely miss the mark. The fact is, many women aren’t interested in more sex or better sex. They aren’t interested in sex at all. They used to be, of course. Over months or even years, their sexual desire all but disappeared. And they can’t understand why. Through years of clinical practice, Andrew Goldstein, M.D., and Marianne Brandon, Ph.D., have worked with scores of clients who aren’t satisfied with their sex drives. They’ve seen how women struggle to open up about this very personal and painful problem. And they’ve seen how it can erode women’s self-esteem and strain intimate relationships. In Reclaiming Desire, Dr. Goldstein and Dr. Brandon present a self-care version of their highly effective holistic approach to treating low libido. Inside you’ll find: – An exclusive self-test to assess physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health–the four cornerstones of a healthy sex drive – Essential information on how major life events like pregnancy, menopause, and divorce can affect a woman’s sexual health – A range of practical measures, from conventional and herbal medicines to mind-body techniques and lifestyle strategies, that can help rekindle sexual desire- Personal stories that draw upon the real-life experiences of women who once struggled with low libido–and emerged with a greater understanding of their sexual selves Reclaiming Desire also offers a healthy dose of reassurance and encouragement as an antidote to all of the misconceptions about low libido. As you’ll learn, a decline in sex drive doesn’t automatically happen with age. And while hormones influence sexual desire and response, they don’t determine a woman’s sexual destiny. Just as important, low libido doesn’t necessarily point to a problem in a woman’s relationship with her partner. More than likely, she simply has lost touch with her sexual self. Unlike those magazine headlines, Reclaiming Desire will more than live up to its promise. With this book, you can reclaim your desire–and make your sex life better than ever.

 Perfection by Julie Metz

This memoir–moving, simple, filled with incandescent images–is the story of coming to terms with painful truths, of rebuilding both a life and an identity after betrayal and widowhood. Ultimately, it is a story of rebirth and happiness–if not perfection.

 When Men Become Gods by Stephen Singular

New York Times bestselling author Stephen Singular provides an inside look at the Mormon polygamist Sect that made headlines for coercing young girls into marriage, and the story of their ruthless leader, Warren Jeffs.

 Blue Sky July by Nia Wyn

Set between the summers of 1998 and 2005, Blue Sky Julyfollows the story of Nia Wyn, a mother who battled against impossible odds to heal her son Joe, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy soon after he was born. Told by doctors that he would never walk, talk, see, or even recognize her, Wyn devoted her every waking moment to exploring alternative treatments. Through an intimate portrayal of her day-to-day interactions with her son and partner-as well as her own internal struggles, perceptions, and celebrations-Wyn shares her own uplifting story of resilience in the face of tragedy.

 How to Win a Cosmic War by Reza Aslan

A cosmic war is a religious war. It is a battle not between armies or nations, but between the forces of good and evil, a war in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the other. The hijackers who attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, thought they were fighting a cosmic war. According to award-winning writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan, by infusing the United States War on Terror with the same kind of religiously polarizing rhetoric and Manichean worldview, is also fighting a cosmic war a war that can’t be won. How to Win a Cosmic War is both an in-depth study of the ideology fueling al-Qa’ida, the Taliban, and like-minded militants throughout the Muslim world, and an exploration of religious violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Surveying the global scene from Israel to Iraq and from New York to the Netherlands, Aslan argues that religion is a stronger force today than it has been in a century. At a time when religion and politics are increasingly sharing the same vocabulary and functioning in the same sphere, Aslan writes that we must strip the conflicts of our world–in particular, the War on Terror–of their religious connotations and address the earthly grievances that always lie behind the cosmic impulse. How do you win a cosmic war? By refusing to fight in one.

From Colony to Superpower by George C. Herring

The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multi-volume history of our nation in print. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize-winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of the prestigious Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. From Colony to Superpower is the only thematic volume commissioned for the series. Here, George C. Herring uses foreign relations as the lens through which to tell the story of America’s dramatic rise from thirteen disparate colonies huddled along the Atlantic coast to the world’s greatest superpower. A sweeping account of United States foreign relations and diplomacy, this magisterial volume documents America’s interaction with other peoples and nations of the world. Herring tells a story of stunning successes and sometimes tragic failures, captured in a fast-paced narrative that illuminates the central importance of foreign relations to the existence and survival of the nation, and highlights its ongoing impact on the lives of ordinary citizens. He shows how policymakers defined American interests broadly to include territorial expansion, access to growing markets, and the spread of an “American way” of life. Herring does all this in a story rich in human drama and filled with epic events. Statesmen such as Benjamin Franklin, Woodrow Wilson, Harry Truman, and Dean Acheson played key roles in America’s rise to world power. But America’s expansion as a nation also owes much to the adventurers and explorers, the sea captains, merchants and captains of industry, the missionaries and diplomats, who discovered or charted new lands, developed new avenues of commerce, and established and defended the nation’s interests abroad. From the American Revolution to the fifty-year struggle with communism and conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, From Colony to Superpower tells the dramatic story of America’s emergence as superpower–its birth in revolution, its troubled present, and its uncertain future.

 Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007

Black Americans in Congress, 1870ndash;2007, is a comprehensive history of the more than 120 African Americans who have served in the United States Congress. Written for a general audience, this book contains a profile of each African-American Member, including notables such as Hiram Revels, Joseph Rainey, Oscar De Priest, Adam Clayton Powell, Shirley Chisholm, Gus Hawkins, and Barbara Jordan. Individual profiles are introduced by contextual essays that explain major events in congressional and U.S. history.nbsp; The volume also features: Pictures-including rarely seen historical images-of each African American who has served in Congress Bibliographies and references to manuscript collections for each Member Statistical graphs and charts Index.

 Bailout Nation by Aaron Task

A riveting indictment of those responsible for our current financial messBailout Nation offers one of the clearest looks at the financial lenders, regulators, and politicians responsible for the financial crisis of 2008. Written by Barry Ritholtz, one of today′s most popular economic bloggers and a well-established industry pundit, this book skillfully explores how the United States evolved from a rugged independent nation to a soft Bailout Nation-where financial firms are allowed to self-regulate in good times, but are bailed out by taxpayers in bad times.Entertaining and informative, this book clearly shows you how years of trying to control the economy with easy money has finally caught up with the federal government and how its practice of repeatedly rescuing Wall Street has come back to bite them. The definitive book on the financial crisis of 2008 Names the villains responsible for this tragedy-from financial regulators to politicians Shows how each bailout throughout modern history has impacted what happened in the future Examines why the consumer/taxpayer is left suffering in an economy of bubbles, bailouts, and possible inflationScathing, but fair, Bailout Nation is a voice of reason in these uncertain economic times.

 Your Eco-friendly Yard by Tom Girolamo

Your Eco-Friendly Yard shows you how to plan and create a personalized ecosystem in your own yard. You’ll discover 20 projects, such as selecting appropriate native plants for your region, practicing water efficiency and conservation, and proper placement of trees and vegetation, plus tips and expert advice for saving the earth, as well as time and money,

 Energy Supply and Renewable Resources by Regina Anne Kelly

This reference is designed to be a first-stop resource for high school and undergraduate students. It surveys current energy production and consumption trends and controversies, and draws parallels between the energy challenges faced by the US and several other nations. As with other volumes in the series, the book contains three sections, with an introduction to national and global issues followed by excerpts and full texts of US and international primary source documents. The third section provides research tools, including brief biographies, statistical data, an annotated bibliography, and detailed guidance on researching global energy issues online and in libraries. A chronology and a glossary are also included. Kelly has written on energy for scientific and trade journals.

 McGraw-Hill’s LSAT 2010

Now thoroughly revised and updated by Harvard Law School students who tutor LSAT test-takers nationwide, this resource includes expanded coverage of logic topics–essential information for LSAT-takers. Five complete exams are included in the book, three more on the CD-ROM, plus advice on how to survive the first year of law school, and more.

 Guide to America’s Federal Jobs by Karol Taylor and Janet M. Ruck

This all-new edition is the most comprehensive resource on federal employment for new applicants and federal employees. Guide to America’s Federal Jobs offers the most current information, step-by-step guidance, and helpful tips to be the best reference for federal job seekers. New examples show applicants involved in the federal job-seeking process and depict their application materials. Experts cut through the complexity to help you find your opportunity in the federal government today by helping you understand how the federal government fills jobs, meet your career goals with federal employment, apply for federal openings in the U.S. and the world step-by-step, use the official federal jobs Web site most productively, analyze lengthy job announcements with ease, write a competitive federal application, including a winning federal resume and personal essays, and learn about federal agencies departments, including what they do, URLs, office locations, and more.

 Health For Us All by Mary Zennett

In this compelling, well-researched, easy-to-understand work, Dr. Mary Zennett offers viable solutions for a complete overhaul of the existing U. S. health-care system.

 Josie’s Story by Sorrel King

Sorrel King and the Josie King Foundation have been at the forefront of the campaign to make health-care organizations safer- Across the country, health-care organizations invite Sorrel King to speak at training sessions, conferences, and seminars on patient safety- Josie’s Story includes a resource guide for patients, families, and health-care providers

 Between Me and the River by Carrie Host

A beautifully written and riveting memoir, “Between Me and the River” covers a two-year period in Host’s life as she fights a rare and deadly form of cancer known as carcinoid tumor.

 You Can Adopt by Susan Caughman and Isolde Motley

FromAdoptive Familiesmagazine, the country’s leading resource on adoption, this warm, authoritative book is full of practical, realistic advice from leading attorneys, doctors, social workers, and psychologists, as well as honest, intimate stories from real parents and children.You Can Adoptanswers every question–even the ones you’re afraid to ask: • When should I shift from fertility treatment to adoption? • How do I talk to my spouse about adoption? • Can we find a healthy baby? • Do I need an attorney? An adoption agency? • Can the birth mother take the baby back? • How much will this really cost? How long will it take? • Aren’t all adopted children unhappy? • Can I love a child who “isn’t mine”? • How can I ease the rest of my family into this decision? Complete with checklists and worksheets,You Can Adoptwill help make your dreams of family come true.

 The Test of Our Times by Tom Ridge with Lary Bloom

When our nation called, Tom Ridge answered. Appointed by the President to head up domestic security, Ridge established the Department of Homeland Security. In this probing and surefooted memoir, Ridge takes us through the challenges he and his new department faced, including Anthrax scares and reports (both real and false alarms) of new Al-Qaeda operations sprouting up in the United States. A “law and order” Republican who was on the shortlist to be John McCain’s running mate in 2008, Ridge writes with refreshing candor on both the successes and missteps of the DHS.nbsp; He detailsnbsp;the obstacles faced in his new post—often within the administration itself—as well as the failures of Congress to provide for critical homeland security needs, and the irresponsible use of terrorism by both parties to curry favors with voters. Ridge also reveals: • How thenbsp;DHS wasnbsp;pressured to connectnbsp;homeland security to the international “war on terror” • How Ridge effectively thwarted anbsp;plan tonbsp;raise the national security alertnbsp;just before the 2004 Election • How Ridge had pushed for a plan (defeated because of turf wars) to integrate DHS and FEMA disaster management in New Orleans and other areasbeforeHurricane Katrinanbsp; nbsp; Finally, Ridge offers a prescriptive look to the future, advocating ways that America may reaffirm its safety—including his provocative support for a national ID card program and for comprehensive immigration reform—without sacrificing personal liberty. nbsp; Television captures every word and every expression. I was reasonable to think that our enemies would look for any sign of weakness in the person who in a few days would be responsible for protecting America against them. At that moment, I experienced a royal flush of emotion—after all, I was leaving the state I loved, a loyal staff, many friendships developed over a lifetime, the frustration of work unfinished, to head into the unknown and the undoable. In normal times, I might have shed a tear at such thoughts. But I was determined not to do so as I said my farewell. If I needed any reminding, I glanced down at the note I had written for counsel. “The bastards are watching.” We can never guarantee we will be free from another attack. We must also understand that every day thousands and thousands of our fellow citizens work here and abroad to take us to a new level of readiness and security. For in the end, Americans do not live in fear. We live in freedom. And we will let no one take that freedom away. —Tom Ridge, fromTHE TEST OF OUR TIMES

 Terrorism and Global Security by Ann E. Robertson

Part of a series intended to serve as a “first-stop resource for research” on important global issues, this volume by Robertson (managing editor of the journal Problems of Post-Communism) discusses terrorism and antiterrorism policy at a level accessible to beginning undergraduates. Opening chapters define the issues generally, for the United States, and for a number of other countries and regions around the world. It then presents about a 125 pages of US and international primary source documents. Finally, it presents research resources, including key facts and figures, biographical information on key individuals, listings of organizations and agencies, an annotated bibliography, a chronology, and a glossary.

 The Fence by Dick Lehr

A riveting, true-life account of violence, racial injustice, and betrayal within the ranks of the Boston Police DepartmentThe Boston police officers who brutally beat Michael Cox at a deserted fence one icy night in 1995 knew right away that they had made a terrible mistake. The badge and handgun under Cox’s bloodied parka proved it: He was not a black gang member but a plainclothes officer who had been chasing the same murder suspect they were.While Cox was being beaten, Officer Kenny Conley chased down and captured the suspect. Afterward, as Cox waited for an apology from his department, federal prosecutors accused Conley of lying when he denied witnessing Cox’s beating. Both Cox and Conley grew up in Boston and had dedicated their lives to serving the Boston Police Department, but when they needed its support, they were abandoned.A remarkable work of investigative journalism, The Fence details the shocking story of the attack, the attempted cover-up by police officers beholden to a “blue wall of silence,” and the bitter repercussions on the lives of those involved. It follows Cox’s 1998 federal civil rights trial against the Boston Police Department and features a diverse cast of characters, including the victims, their families, the officers accused in the beating, city officials, and the actual murder suspect-all set against the rich backdrop of Boston.Like J. Anthony Lukas’s 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning classic Common Ground, The Fence examines Boston’s race relations and the unwritten police code of covering up through the intimate lens of those who experienced the crime directly. By coming to know the officers and criminals brought together that night at the fence-and the families whose lives were changed forever as a result-we sense how deeply the strains of prejudice run in this city still haunted by tribalism and racial tension.Boston journalist Dick Lehr has written a gritty, captivating true-crime story with unusual depth-a chilling exploration of what happens when fear of admitting mistakes combines with a police culture of lying to undermine justice.

 The Well-Trained Mind by S. Wise Bauer

This educational bestseller offers step-by-step instructions on providing an academically rigorous, comprehensive homeschooled education from preschool through high school. This newly revised and updated edition includes detailed book lists, useful contact information, and more.

 The Everything Parent’s Guide to Dealing With Bullies by Deborah Carpenter

Mocking. Name-calling. Physical aggression. Online humiliation and exclusion. These are all forms of bullying that can wreak havoc on your child’s self-esteem, safety, and general happiness. But how can you protect your child without making the problem worse? The Everything Parent’s Guide to Dealing with Bullies uses research from both the biological and social origins of bullying to help you inoculate your child against bullying rather than rely on the adult-directed interventions that are often ineffective.

  College Success for Students with Learning Disablilities by Cynthia G. Simpson and Vicky G. Spencer

The complete handbook for college-bound kids with learning disabilities. Planning for college can be one of the biggest moments in a teen’s life, but for those students with learning and other disabilities, the college experience can be fraught with frustration, uncertainty, and lowered self-confidence. College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities offers teens the confidence, strategies, and guidance they need to effectively choose a college, get prepared for university life, and make the most of their collegiate experience. Special sections also discuss ADD/ADHD and Asperger’s syndrome. The book covers pertinent topics such as understanding the rights and responsibilities of students with special needs, talking to professors and peers, getting involved, asking for and receiving accommodations, and utilizing one’s strengths to meet and exceed academic standards. This unique reference book also includes a handy guide to universities with special programs and advice from current college students with disabilities to empower future students and provide them with hope for success.

 Real Life, Real Progress for Children With Austism Spectrum Disorders by Christina Whalen

When children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) can generalize new skills across different settings, they make long-term improvements in behavior and social communication. In this book, Whalen, a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst, brings together material that will help professionals integrate generalization into the most poplar autism interventions. Case studies and examples bring the strategies to life. Forms and checklists for planning interventions and instruction and tracking children’s progress are included. The book is for special educators in pre-K through grade 8, early interventionists, SLPs, and other professionals.

 Play and Imagination in Children with Austism by Pamela Wolfberg

This now classic text remains a cornerstone of continued efforts to develop inclusive peer play programs for children on the autism spectrum. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the significant new developments that have transpired in the field of autism. Notable additions to the text include an updated description of the Integrated Play Groups (IPG) model and related research; an examination of the nature of autism and play from past to present, with major updates on incidence, diagnosis, and characteristics; and a comprehensive review of play interventions.

 What to Read When byPam Allyn

Award-winning educator Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children–taking into account a child’s age, attention ability, gender, and interests–along with techniques for reading aloud effectively.

 Raising Bookworms by Emma Walton Hamilton

This is the question that Emma Walton Hamilton, a best-selling children’s book author, editor and arts educator, hears most often from parents, grandparents, caregivers, educators and librarians across the country.

 The Next Step in Guided Reading by Jan Richardson

Teachers facing the challenge of meeting the diverse reading needs of students will find the structure and tools they need in Jan Richardson’s powerful approach to guided reading. Richardson has identified the essential components of an effective guided reading lesson: targeted assessments, data analysis that pinpoints specific strategies students need, and the use of guided writing to support the reading process. Best of all, Richardson provides detailed lessons for readers at all grade levels and at all reading stages from emergent through proficient. For use with Grades K-8.

 Number Sense and Number Nonsense by Nancy Krasa and Sara Shunkkwiler

How do children learn math — and why do some children struggle with it? The answers are in Number Sense and Number Nonsense, a straightforward, reader-friendly book for education professionals and an invaluable multidisciplinary resource for researchers. More than a first-ever research synthesis, this highly accessible book brings math difficulties into clear focus, helping educators and psychologists get inside students’ heads so they can devise the best way to help children learn. Clinical psychologist Nancy Krasa and middle-school teacher Sara Shunkwiler combine their expertise for an eye-opening exploration of how the brain works during the many complex facets of math learning. Readers will gain a complete, research-based understanding of what it means when students struggle with understanding relative values; comprehending spatial configurations; reading and writing numerals or other symbols; mastering arithmetic facts or algorithms; deciphering word problems or fractions; paying attention, tracking information, planning ahead, or thinking flexibly and critically; and reasoning abstractly and arguing logically. Educators will improve their math instruction with the classroom examples and helpful samples of student work, and psychologists will effectively evaluate math learning problems with the assessment guidelines and clinical case illustrations. With this in-depth guided tour of essential math skills and the difficulties students may encounter with each, education professionals will gain the insight they need to turn number nonsense into number sense for children who struggle with math.

 LD SAT Study Guide by Paul Osborne, Ed.M.

“This book covers the Math, Critical Reading, and Writing sections of the SAT and provides students with learning disabilities with a unique set of features to help them succeed”–Cover, p. 4.

 McGraw-Hill’s SAT

Created by two renowned test-prep teachers, “McGraw-Hill’s SAT” provides a diagnostic approach that helps students optimize their SAT prep. Now fully revised, this guide includes five exams in the book, five on the enhanced CD-ROM, model essays written to the latest SAT requirements, and much more.

  The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2010 by Gen and Kelly Tanabe

Information on thousands of scholarships, grants, and prizes is easily accessible in this newly revised directory that features awards indexed by career goal, major, academics, public service, talent, athletics, religion, ethnicity, and more. Each listing contains detailed information so students and parents have everything they need to apply, including eligibility requirements, how to obtain an application, how to get more information about each award, sponsor website listings, award amounts, and key deadlines. With awards for high school, college, graduate, and adult students, this guide also includes tips on how to conduct the most effective scholarship search, how to write a winning scholarship application, and how to avoid scholarship scams.

 501 Ways for Adult Students to Pay for College by Gen and Kelly Tanabe

Adults can find the means to go back to school despite the pressures of work, family, and a mortgage with this guide to funding continued education. With expanded information on distance learning and part-time classes and new financial aid, loan, and scholarship opportunities, this updated resource teaches adult students how to find and win scholarships designed especially for them, obtain financial support from employers, get financial aid for distance learning, negotiate for more financial aid, take advantage of educational tax breaks, trade tuition costs for volunteer service, and cancel education debts with loan forgiveness programs. Twenty firsthand anecdotes inspire adult students with creative and unusual ways to pay for their education.

 Internet and Media by Amanda Kirk

Take your career in a new direction! Explore the fields of the Internet and media.Designed for readers looking for a new direction in their career journey, this new career resource offers helpful advice for transitioning into the fields of the Internet and media. Internet and Media provides a brief overview of careers in this industry as well as self-assessment questions and interviews with professionals in the field. Helpful tips for career changers is provided, as well as a section that helps readers identify important skills or qualities necessary to transition into–and succeed in–the Internet and media.

 Grave Expectations by Sue Bailey and Carmen Flowers

Have you ever been at a funeral, turned to the person sitting with you and said, “I never want you to do this to me. When the time comes, remember I’d like …” Well, this is a book to collect those thoughts so you can put them down and forget about them—knowing they are expressed for the right people to see and act on at the appropriate time.Everybody’s going to die. Nobody gets out alive. Death is the one thing you can absolutely count on. Why then are people so reluctant to plan for it?Full of humorous and poignant funeral stories and first-person accounts,Grave Expectations – Planning “The End” Like There’s No Tomorrow, like the perennially popular wedding planners that line the shelves of every bookstore, is the ultimate handbook, packed with creative suggestions for realizing one’s final wishes. This is a book that gives people permission to memorialize their lives on their own terms and in their own ways. This is a lively book about preparing for death; it’s not a book to be afraid of. Who knew arranging a funeral could be fun?

 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding by Barbara Cameron

Sure, engaged couples want the biggest day of their lives to be memorable and beautiful – but it also needs to be affordable. In this book, wedding-cost expert Barbara Cameron offers creative ideas for saving money and time, including how to: find affordable yet skilled wedding consultants; budget for a destination wedding; save money on catering and still have a delicious reception dinner; find bargains on a stunning wardrobe for the wedding party; make your own attractive floral arrangements and bouquets; lower the costs for out-of-town guests; have an unforgettable honeymoon – that newlyweds can afford; and more! This book is the handy tool that couples need in order to have the wedding of their dreams – without going bankrupt!

 Poems and Reading for Weddings and Civil Partnerships compiled by A. Vasudevan

Choosing the right reading for a wedding ceremony can add a distinctive touch that will be remembered for a lifetime. Here are more than 150 evocative choices, ranging from Shakespeare’s sonnets (“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”) to a 13th-century Chinese poem by Kuan Tao-sheng (“You and I have so much love/That it burns like a fire/In which we bake a lump of clay”). Couples will also find guidance on acceptable and inappropriate readings in certain services and lists of today’s most popular choices.

 Career Math by Hope Martin

 Global Warming by Natalie Goldstein

It is an undisputed fact that the Earths climate is changing, and although the scientific community continues to debate the exact correlation between human activity and climatic change, there is now almost universal consensus that humankind directly impacts Earths climatean idea referred to as global warming.

 Nursing Programs 2010

Peterson’s Nursing Programscontains profiles of more than 3,600 undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral options at more than 700 institutions. In addition, there are in-depth articles about the nursing profession, information on degree options, and details on specialized programs that lead to jobs such as nurse practitioners and clinical specialists.

 Boomer Yoga by Beryl Bender Birch

Clearly and precisely, Boomer Yoga shows both experienced and novice yoga practitioners how to adapt yoga techniques to their age, lifestyle, and physical health. Weaving together personal experience, practical techniques, and philosophy, the illustrious Beryl Bender Birch shows how to “take charge of change” and create a yoga plan that works for a maturing population. She discusses the benefits of creating a “yoga practice” that involves a total way of being and reveals how to maintain a healthy yoga routine. Boomer Yoga provides “yoga therapy” for mind, body, and spirit.

 Easy Pilates by Mina Stevens

Practiced regularly, Pilates can improve every aspect of one’s physical and mental health, and in Easy Pilates readers will find routines of varying lengths to suit even the most frantic lifestyles. Designed to inspire people to gain control of their own body and well-being with a “back to basics” approach to mind-body fitness, this book presents Pilates in its most basic form, with easy-to-follow instructions and clear illustrations that demonstrate the muscle groups that are worked in each exercise. The author shows how anyone can improve all aspects of their physical and mental condition: posture and core strength, back and abdominal muscles, breathing and circulation, flexibility and coordination, reduction of aches and pains—the list goes on and on. It sounds too good to be true, but it really works! The core of the book is the specific sequences which are designed to enable readers to structure their fitness regime around a busy schedule. The forty-five-minute session provides a well-balanced routine working every muscle in the body and building endurance, flexibility, and body awareness. Once they have gained confidence, readers are encouraged to move on to the shorter sessions for more specific needs. “Wake Up and Go!” gets you energized, relaxed, and ready to face the challenges of the day and for tense shoulders or lower back, there are simplified ten-minute sessions to strengthen and stretch those problem areas. And, to inspire daily practice, the book jacket folds out into a wall chart showing the poses in sequence.

 Pandemics and Global Health by Barry Youngerman

Infectious agents have been prime movers of whole populations, economies, and societies, and our age is not exempt just because it arrives on a plane rather than a ship. Author Youngerman helps those who wish to inform themselves and others about pandemics, starting by looking at examples of mass infection in the US and elsewhere. He explains the primary sources available for study, gives advice on how to conduct research, provides some relevant facts and figures and describes key players. He closes with information on organizations and agencies that can supply information for research and an annotated bibliography.

  The Vaccine Answer Book by Jamie Loehr

From the cover of Time magazine to high-profile celebrity crusades, childhood vaccines are one of the most intensely debated topics affecting parents today. The Vaccine Answer Book cuts through the controversy, giving parents impartial answers to more than 200 of the top questions about vaccines. Written by an experienced MD who is also a father of four, this pocketsize reference guide includes essential basic information about vaccines and the public health rationale behind them, a complete explanation of the recommended vaccine schedule for children, and detailed information on each specific vaccine. It also includes full disclosure of all the possible vaccine side effects, situations when you shouldn’t vaccinate, and an unbiased explanation of recent controversies involving vaccines, including the purported link between vaccines and autism. The Vaccine Answer Book is a parent’s must-have guide to fully understanding this hot-button issue and making confident, informed decisions. Readers will find trusted answers to questions such as: How effective are vaccines? What is thimerosal and why was it removed from childhood vaccines? Is there a link between MMR and autism? What should I do if I decide that I don’t want to vaccinate my child or want to choose an alternative vaccine schedule? Is it better to get vaccinations in a group or to spread them out?

 Weight-loss Drugs by Suellen May

Because obesity is a serious problem in the United States, a wide variety of methods and strategies for losing excess weight have become popular. In addition to the many diet and exercise programs that are available, new drugs to promote weight loss are constantly being developed and marketed. Some drugs can contribute to healthy weight loss, but there are many risks in volved in their use and abuse. Weight-Loss Drugs looks at these drugs and explains that, while there is no “magic pill” That melts the pounds away, some drugs, when properly used, have proved effective in supporting a sensible weight-loss plan.

 The Organic Pharmacy by Margo Marrone

Written by the co-founder of the pioneering international brand—and celebrity favorite—The Organic Pharmacy, this unique book is the one-stop, definitive resource on natural healing. Bringing together all her knowledge in one beautifully designed volume, Margo Marrone explains how herbal remedies, homeopathy, and nutritional approaches work with the body’s systems to enhance our health and beauty. She provides detailed profiles of 33 conditions—from arthritis to infertility to sore throat—and suggests tailored organic treatments for each. In the final chapter, Margo reveals her personal skincare regime, demonstrating how natural remedies can help beat the aging process. Marrone’s enthusiasm for organic living is utterly contagious, and makes this a must-have for anyone wanting to enhance her well-being.

 Tell Me What to Eat if I Have Celiac Disease by Kimberly A. Tessmer

Celiac disease affects more than 2 million Americans. Left untreated, it can lead to the development of a number of serious health conditions and numerous unpleasant side effects. Currently, following a life-long gluten-free diet is the only means to treat this medical condition.

 The Body Toxic by Nena Baker

We are running a collective chemical fever that we cannot break. Everyone everywhere now carries a dizzying array of chemical contaminants, the by-products of modern industry and innovation that contribute to a host of developmental deficits and health problems in ways just now being understood. These toxic substances, unknown to our grandparents, accumulate in our fat, bones, blood, and organs as a consequence of womb-to-tomb exposure to industrial substances as common as the products that contain them. Almost everything we encounter—from soap to soup cans and computers to clothing—contributes to a chemical load unique to each of us. Scientists studying the phenomenon refer to it as “chemical body burden,” and inThe Body Toxic, the investigative journalist Nena Baker explores the many factors that have given rise to this condition—from manufacturing breakthroughs to policy decisions to political pressure to the demands of popular culture. While chemical advances have helped raise our standard of living, making our lives easier and safer in many ways, there are costs to these conveniences that chemical companies would rather consumers never knew about. Baker draws back the curtain on this untold impact and assesses where we go from here.

 Home Doctor byMichael Peters

Providing practical advice on home treatments, this accessible guide explains what can be done to relieve symptoms and, if possible, clear up the problem for many common medical conditions. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, this book’s well-rounded approach includes practical techniques, preventive measures, complementary remedies, and conventional medical treatments for use in the home. An integrated approach to health is increasingly popular among doctors and patients, and Home Doctor helps you use all of the information available to treat many common conditions at home. Practical and easy-to-use, it includes over 150 common symptoms, illnesses, and injuries with advice on when you can treat them safely and effectively and when to call a doctor.

 The 10 Best Questions for Recovering from a Heart Attack by Dede Bonner, Ph.D.

“Did I have a heart attack? How do you know for sure?”

 Building Bone Vitality by Amy Joy Lanou

For years, doctors have been telling us to drink milk, eat dairy products, and take calcium pills to improve our bone vitality. The problem is, they’re wrong.

 The Truth About Eating Disorders by Gerri Field Kramer

Praise for the previous edition: ..”.clear and concise…broad in scope…belong[s] in any library serving young adults.”–School Library Journal

 Living with Anxiety Disorders by Allen R. Miller,Ph.D.

Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses in the United States, affecting as many as 40 million Americans over the age of 18 and many more children and adolescents, according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. These disorders may develop from a combination of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events. With medication and therapy, anxiety disorders can be successfully treated and managed. Living with Anxiety Disorders explains these illnesses and provides teens with the information they need to understand them. The book addresses how to recognize anxiety disorders, obtain a diagnosis, recover from the condition, pay for care, and how to help yourself, friends, or family members who may have an anxiety disorder. Lists of suggested reading and resources guide readers’ further research. This accessible book is the ideal one-stop guide for those living with an anxiety disorder, whether in themselves or a loved one.

 Methamphetamine by Randi Mehling

Methamphetamine examines the synthetic chemical compound known on the street as “ice,” “meth,” or “speed.” Methamphetamine is a harmful, highly addictive substance, and its popularity among drug abusers is on the rise. The drug has spread so quickly across the United States that a methamphetamine drug epidemic was declared in 2006. Meth is one of the riskiest illegal drugs in circulation today. The process of producing it involves the use of highly flammable chemicals that often explode in makeshift meth labs, and even short-term regular use of the drug can be devastating to the human body. This book covers the history, physical properties, and addictive nature of methamphetamine and provides readers with powerful information about the health effects of the drug, trends and attitudes, legal ramifications associated with meth use, and treatments available for meth addiction.

The Chemotherapy Survival Guide by Judith Mckay

This fully revised and updated edition provides chemotherapy patients with everything they need to know about treatment, including what they can expect at each stage and what they can do to prevent or minimize side effects.

 Cancer Drugs by Judith Matray-Devoti

Throughout history cancer has been a feared disease, primarily because it is so deadly and so difficult to treat. Radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, and other treatments have helped save the lives of countless patients, but innovative new drugs hold out even more hope for curing and preventing cancer. This comprehensive look at different types of oncology drugs and how they work is an ideal resource for student researchers or anyone facing the difficult issues associated with cancer treatment.

 Barron’s DAT by Richard A. Lehman

Updated and supplemented with a brand-new CD-ROM, this manual prepares dental school applicants across the United States and Canada to pass the required admissions test. The book opens with an overview of the DAT that includes test-taking advice, followed by a description of dental education and the practice of dentistry. A review of all DAT test topics is presented. They include general surveys of biology, chemistry, and organic chemistry, as well as testing for perceptual ability, reading comprehension, and quantitative reasoning. Two full-length model DATs complete this manual and come with all questions answered and explained. The DAT is a computerized test, and this book’s bonus CD-ROM presents two additional model DATs that simulate actual test-taking conditions. They come with automatic scoring.

The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook by Pamela S. Wiegatz and Kevin Gyoerkoe

Written by two anxiety experts, this workbook addresses topics specific to new mothers, including hormonal changes and common concerns pregnant women and new mothers have, and offers anxiety management techniques.

 Tomato by Gail Harland and Sofia Larrinua-Craxton

Tomatoes are by far the most popular edible vegetable or fruit grown in gardens- US plant nurseries and seed websites stock many more varieties of tomatoes than any other vegetable or fruit. The popularity of heirloom varieties has further fueled interest. Aimed at both food-lovers and gardeners, The Tomato Bookshowcases the different varieties and shows how to grow them-in pots, hanging baskets, grow bags, under glass, and outdoors-and harvest tomatoes, as well as cooking and preserving them.

 Natural and Healthy Sweeteners by Diana Allen

Complex carbohydrates and sweet foods are highly valuable to human diets, provided thier sugars come form sources that won’t rot your teeth, disrupt blood glucose balance, cause headaches and other problems. In other words, it’s time to give up nutritionally-deficient sugar and dangerous artificial sweeteners!

  Gale Gand’s Brunch! by Gale Gand

Every weekend is worth celebrating when you can relax over a good brunch. Food Network host, cookbook author, celebrated chef, and mother of three, Gale Gand has long made brunch a part of her life because it’s the easiest way to gather around the table with family and friends. Now, in Gale Gand’s Brunch! she shares 100 recipes for scrumptious brunch fare, all destined to become household favorites. Traditional breakfast treats become inspired dishes when Gale shares how to effortlessly enliven the basics, like Iced Coffee with Cinnamon-Coffee Ice Cubes, Baked Eggs in Ham Cups, and Almond Ciabatta French Toast. In five mini-classes, she teaches how to master easy but impressive classic egg dishes: omelets, quiches, strata, frittata, and crépes– with numerous variations on each. Finally, no cookbook by Gale would be complete without recipes for the wonderful baked goods she’s famous for, such as Ginger Scones with Peaches and Cream, Moist Orange-Date Muffins, Glazed Crullers, and Quick Pear Streusel Coffee Cake. Special occasion or not, brunch is a cinch with Gale’s irresistible recipes. Start off the day with zesty Breakfast Burritos for the kids, or wow visiting in-laws with Poached Salmon with Cucumber Yogurt. Anyone will find Gale’s salads, soups, and sides delicious and simple, and with 60 color photographs, you’ll be enticed to try a new recipe every weekend. Wake up to a great weekend with Gale Gand’s Brunch!

 Whole Foods Diet Cookbook by Ivy and Andrew Larson

THE WHOLE FOODS DIET COOKBOOK 200 Recipes for Optimal Health FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE TIRED of counting calories, carbs, fats, and points, this book makes nutrition count instead. Whole foods are nutrient-rich foods-those foods that offer a complete balance in nutritional value while in their natural, unrefined, unprocessed state. They are high in antioxidants, phytochemicals, and essential fats and oils, and low in saturated fats and sugar. Whole Foods Diet Cookbook includes chapters to educate the reader, and plenty of delicious menus for every occasion. It provides a three-prong culinary approach to healthy living, weight loss, and disease and illness prevention.

 The Healthy Baby Meal Planner by Annabel Karmel

Start your baby on a lifetime of healthy eatingCommercial baby food may seem healthy and convenient, but a meal prepared at home with fresh, high-quality ingredients is still the most nutritious one you can give your child. Preparing your own baby food is quick, easy and much more affordable than you might think. It is certainly the best way to cultivate healthy eating habits in your infant or toddler.Since it was published in 1991, Annabel Karmel’s book has become the definitive, essential guide to feeding babies and young children and is used by pediatricians, nutritionists, and mothers around the world. Now fully revised and updated,The Healthy Baby Meal Plannerwill show you which foods are appropriate for each stage of a child’s development from infancy to age three.Also included:Latest information on food allergies and infant nutritionTime-saving preparation tips and recipe ideas for special occasionsAdvice on introducing new tastes and textures to infants and toddlersHow to make appealing meals for even the pickiest eaters.

 The Kid-friendly ADHD & Austism Cookbook by Pamela Compart

“Pam and Dana know what works for kidshellip;This book is a fantastic resource for the diets that make a difference. Follow their advice!!” –Jenny McCarthy, author of Louder Than Words and Mother Warriors The best ldquo;kid-friendlyrdquo; recipes and guide to the gluten-free, milk-free diet for ADHD and autism just got better. In addition to updates on new research and findings, readers will find recommendations from the authors for packing school lunches and snacks, plus 100 brand new recipes! One of the challenges that parents face is coping with children who have picky appetites and crave the very foods that affect their behavior, focus, and development. The other challenge is finding ways to get their children to eat healthy foods and improve their nutritional status. The uniqueness of this book is that it not only provides gluten-free milk-free substitutes and recipes, it provides successful suggestions for feeding the picky eater. The authors share details about just how and why the diet works. The specialty ingredients are explained and extensive sources provided. There are also testimonials from the parents and from the children themselves.

 The Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

“The Vegan Table” provides more than 200 tasty recipes as well as great entertaining advice for every holiday and occasion.

Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper by Fuschia Dunlop

A sweet-sour memoir of eating in China.

 Middle Eastern Cookery by Arto der Haroutunian

Every one of the 12 cookbooks Arto der Haroutunian wrote became a classic; his thoughtful, erudite writing helped to explain to westerners the subtlety, complexity and diversity of Middle Eastern and North African cooking.Arto der Haroutunian was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1940 and grew up in the Levant, but came to England with his parents as a child and remained here for most of his life. He studied architecture at Manchester University and established a career designing restaurants, clubs and hotels. In 1970, in partnership with his brother, he opened the first Armenian restaurant in Manchester which eventually became a successful chain of six restaurants and two hotels. Given his passion for cooking it was a natural progression that he should then begin to write cookery books as they combined his love of food with his great interest in the history and culture of the region. It was his belief that the rich culinary tradition of the Middle East is the main source of many of our Western cuisines and his books were intended as an introduction to that tradition. All the many cookbooks written by Der Haroutunian have now been out of print for many years and second hand copies fetch hundreds of pounds. He died in 1987 at the untimely age of 47. He is survived by his wife and son who still live in Manchester. As well as his passion for cooking, Arto der Haroutunian was a painter of international reputation who exhibited all over the world. His other interests included composing music and translating Turkish, Arab, Persian and Armenian authors. He was a true polymath.This is a wonderful cookbook, and has become one of the two or three I reach for first and use most. The recipes are easy to follow and make, the explanations are clear. Many of the recipes are introduced with stories from the region.

Three Generations of Chilean Cuisine by Mirtha Umaña-Murray

Includes more than 200 authentic recipes ranging from elegant and sophisticated to simple-to-prepare peasant fare.

 Catch of the Day by John Schumacher

Cast a line for this book! Catch of the Day is guaranteed to take the frustration out of cooking fresh fish and turn you into an expert in making breakfast, soups, sandwiches, sauces and main dishes. All recipes feature simple ingredients and you’ll also learn to poach, sauté, bake grill, roast or fry your favorite fish. Full-color photos detail how the finished recipes should look.

 The Sushi Lover’s Cookbook by Yumi Umemura with Tom Baker

“The Sushi Lover’s Cookbook” is a fabulous new book where traditional favorite sushi recipes are joined by exciting and unusual recipes featuring an international flair. People who are fanatic about their sushi will find much to love in this book, with its great selection of traditional recipes and its foray into new, atypical sushi ingredients. Japanese cooking expert Yumi Umemura leads you through 85 innovative recipes combining sushi rice”-“the key to authentic sushi”-“with ingredients that range from time-honored favorites like fried tofu pouches and boiled shrimp to more recently popular ingredients such as avocados and smoked salmon. Sushi has truly become part of the worldwide cuisine, so “The Sushi Lover’s Cookbook” also introduces recipes with a different bent, incorporating the diverse tastes of Thai fish sauce, French ratatouille and more. In short, “The Sushi Lover’s Book” is a guide to new sushi with traditional roots.

 The Big Book of World Tapas by Julia Hartley

Explore a world of flavors at your next gathering! Tapas are a great idea anytime friends and family gather—the small portions make terrific appetizers, but are satisfying enough to be a main course; they feature a broad variety of ingredients, tastes, and textures, and they’re quick and easy to make. Here are simple recipes for 365 unique and delectable tapas that are perfect for cocktail hour, holiday parties, hanging out with friends, or any other occasion. From spicy Chorizo Empanadas to scrumptious Ginger Chocolate Strawberries, there’s something for everyone.

 Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes by Martha Stewart

The perfect cupcake for every occasion. Swirled and sprinkled, dipped and glazed, or otherwise fancifully decorated, cupcakes are the treatsthat make everyone smile. They are the star attraction for special days, such as birthdays, showers, and holidays, as well as perfect everyday goodies. InMartha Stewart’s Cupcakes, the editors ofMartha Stewart Livingshare 175 ideas for simple to spectacular creations–with cakes, frostings, fillings, toppings, and embellishments that can be mixed and matched to produce just the right cupcake for any occasion. Alongside traditional favorites like yellow buttermilk cupcakes swirled with fluffy vanilla frosting and devil’s food cupcakes crowned with rich, dark chocolate buttercream, there are also sweet surprises such as peanut butter and jelly cupcakes, dainty delights like tiny almond-cherry tea cakes, and festive showstoppers topped with marizpan ladybugs or candy clowns. The book features cupcakes for everyone, every season, and every event: Celebrations (monogram heart cupcakes perfect for an elegant wedding); Birthdays (starfish-on-the-beach cupcakes sure to be a hit at children’s parties); Holidays (gumdrop candy ghouls and goblins ideal for Halloween revelers); and Any Day (red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for a picnic, or caramel-filled mini chocolate cakes for grown-up gatherings). In singular Martha Stewart style, the pages are both stunning in design–with a photograph of each finished treat–and brimming with helpful how-to information, from step-by-step photographs for decorating techniques to ideas for packaging and presenting your cupcakes. Whether for any day or special days, the treats inMartha Stewart’s Cupcakeswill delight one and all.

The Vegan Scoop by Wheeler del Torro

150 recipes for dairy-free ice cream that tastes better than the “real” thing

 Complete Guide to Finishing Basements

Shows how to handle modern materials and tools to add an extra bathroom , a family room, bedroom, home office, or game room to basements of homes.

 The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair

This updated edition is presented in a larger portrait format for better visual clarity. All the features that made the original book America’s bestselling bible of home repair are still present, including more than 2,300 color photographs and detailed step-by-step directions.

 Retire Right byFrederick T. Fraunfelder and James H. Gilbaugh, Jr.

Over the years, Dr. Frederick Fraunfelder and Dr. James Gilbaugh have seen thousands of their patients respond differently to the challenges of retirement. Some rise to new heights; others hit new lows. The doctors began to wonder why some people maintain their vitality, interests, and zest for life in retirement while others become distant, even depressed. Is there a magic formula for retiring well?

 Food and Culinary Arts by Ken Mondschein

Food and Culinary Arts helps those interested in exploring new careers in these innovative professions. This helpful new guide examines various job possibilities and provides readers with useful self-assessment questions and interviews with professionals in the field to get them started on their career path.

 Shared Parenting by Jill Burrett and Michael Green

Few changes in life are as emotionally taxing for families as separation. In this practical book, two experts provide straightforward advice to parents facing this situation who wish to pursue the shared parenting approach. Drawing on their extensive experience and research, the authors emphasize the importance of children having significant time with both parents, allowing them to maintain meaningful relationships. By presenting the benefits and challenges, debunking the myths, giving practical tips on communication between the two households, and providing concrete tools to aid in creating parenting plans, this book steers parents past their personal feelings toward a successful resolution that is in everyone’s best interest.

 The Way of Boys by Anthony Rao and Michelle Seaton

The problem isn’t with boys, it’s with our expectations of themIn a book that’s part advice and part exposÉ, psy-chologist and expert on boyhood development Dr. Anthony Rao challenges some of the potentially harmful assumptions, attitudes, and behaviors we’ve developed toward young boyhood over the last few decades. This is not an indictment of medication therapies-in some important instances, Dr. Rao argues that medication is appropriate and necessary. Rather, The Way of Boys is a celebration of natural, constructive boyhood development and an expert, definitive handbook on what to look for and expect in normal growth. Ask yourself these questions:Is his behavior serious enough to interfere with functioning? Does it keep him from sleeping, eating, attending school, or staying safe?Does it persist over a few weeks or more? Does it show itself more than a few isolated times per day?Does it happen in different settings? Has it been reported by different people?If your answer is yes to any of these, your son may have symptoms that need further assessment by a pediatrician or other qualified developmental specialist. But a yes answer doesn’t mean your son has a lifelong disorder or that the first line of defense is medication.Boys are being bombarded with a slew of diagnoses-ADHD, Asperger’s, bipolar disorder-at an alarming rate and at younger ages. The Way of Boys urges parents, educators, pediatricians, psychologists, and other developmental experts to reevaluate and significantly change how we deal with our youngest boys.It’s time we stopped trying to “fix” young boys. When parents understand the wide spectrum for normal boy development, they can successfully communicate with their son-and everyone in their son’s life-and help him grow into a healthy, smart, strong man.

 On Becoming Preschool Wise by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam

Who can understand the mind of a preschooler? You can! Know that above all else, a preschooler is a learner. His amazing powers of reasoning and discrimination are awakened through a world of play and imagination. Through home relationships, he learns about love, trust, comfort, and security; through friends he learns to measure himself against a world of peers; and through unconditional love, a child establishes his own unique selfhood. The growth period between ages three and five years is all about learning, and On Becoming Preschoolwise is all about helping parents create the right opportunities and best environment to optimize their child’s learning potential.Now influencing over two million homes worldwide, trusted parenting authors Gary Ezzo and Dr. Robert Bucknam once again bring their collective wisdom, experience, and insight to bear on this critical phase of preschool training. From teaching about the importance of play to learning how to prepare a preschooler for the first day of school, from organizing your child’s week to understanding childhood fears and calming parental anxiety, sound advice and practical application await the reader. You will find this resource as practical as it is informative, curative as much as it is encouraging.

 Teenagers Suck by Joanne Kimes

Kimes and Colleary take readers on a humorous but helpful ride through teenage troubles, such as tackling the uncomfortable but important topic of teen sex, peer pressure, and other issues relating to teens.

 Paths and Patios by Paul Wagland

The garden is one of life’s great delights—and adding paved areas provides increased beauty, structure, access, and pleasure. There are so many appealing options to choose from, from a vibrant entertainment space to a tranquil secluded spot, and this book covers them all. Would-be builders will learn the entire process of creating paths or patios, as well as ponds, walls, decks, and other features. There’s also detailed advice on designing your projects to suit specific needs, and inspirational ideas for plants and furnishings.

Warman’s Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2010

The essential field guide to the antiques and collectibles marketplace.

 Scrapbook Secrets by Kimber McGray

Make your scrapbooking easier, more productive and fun! Sometimes it can be just as simple as learning how to properly adhere a rub-on or how to alter alphabet stickers to create the letter you need. Innovative ideas and techniques plus hundreds of tips await you in Scrapbook Secrets. Layouts by Kimber McGray and a variety of contributors illustrate how the techniques are applied on pages.

  Playing with Paper byAngelia Wigginton

Geometric prints, modern stripes, big florals and polka dots – patterned papers are so beautiful and hard to resist! However, it can be a struggle to incorporate these patterns into your layouts. In Playing with Paper, well-known scrapbooker Angelia Wiggington shows you how to make the process of using and combining patterned papers simple and easy. Demonstrating through a variety of layouts and techniques, Angelia teaches you how to combine various patterned papers (from one or two patterns to five or more) in many different ways (layered, accents, or in titles) in a step-by-step approach.

 Sensational Slippers by Benedikte Rathmann Hansen ; translated by Carol L. Schroeder

Offering a modern spin on a comfort classic, this fashionable project guide presents slipper designs to crochet, knit, or felt for every member of the family—flirty, playful designs for women; practical projects for men; trendy ballet flats and slouchy knee-highs for teens; and cute, cuddly ideas for babies and toddlers. The wide variety of designs include toes in or out, ankles covered or bare, and classic lines or imaginative details. Thorough descriptions, helpful diagrams, and eye-catching illustrations make each project as convenient and useful as the slippers themselves.

 Knitting the Perfect Pair byDorothy T. Ratigan.

Check out this fancy footwork!Discover the joy of socks! Knitting the Perfect Pair leads you step-by-step through a variety of styles, from warm and classic to cool and fashionable. Take a walk on the wild side with fishnet stockings. Wrap your toes in the romance of lace-cuffed cable socks. Treat your feet to the ultimate comfort of cozy thrummed house socks, or dress them up in fancy Fair Isle socks or socks with funky, textured stripes. You’ll find styles fit for every foot!Knitting the Perfect Pair includes: 12 patterns ranging from the traditional to the -fashion forward, for women and men. Sizing advice and construction tips for socks that fit like a glove. Everything you need to know about yarn and needle selection, different cast-on and bind-off methods, heel turning and toe shaping variations, basic stitches, increasing, decreasing and grafting–plus care tips for hand-knitted socks. A wide variety of construction techniques and variations (ruffles, ribbing, tassels, articulated toes and more!) so you can mix and match your way to fabulously original footwear. No need for cold feet … with the easy-to-follow, detailed directions inside, even beginners can turn out results that will knock your store-bought socks off!

 Knit Along with Debbie Macomber by Debbie Macomber

In her newest edition in the popular Blossom Street series, Debbie Macomber shares the stories of Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn shop and customers who have become friends through her knitting classes. The latest class is Knit to Quit, where knitting is used as therapy to help avoid bad habits of various kinds. The main characters included are Alix Turner, a bakery chef who wants to stop smoking; Anne Marie, a book store owner with a complex family situation; Phoebe Tylander, a physical therapist who wants to get over a lost love; and Bryan Hutchinson, a candy company CEO who is at high risk for heart disease. Knit and crochet projects in this companion book are inspired by the lives and projects of the characters; there are scarves, a baby blanket, sweaters, socks and other items.

 Warm Welcome by Mary Hickey

In this beautifully illustrated book, world-class quilter Mary Hickey presents a collection of 17 charming and colourful quilts – perfect for wrapping up baby. Featuring full-colour photographs and step-by-step instructions, this is a must-have new volume for quilters of all levels looking to make something special for the little one in their life.

 I’m Dying Up Here by William Knoedelseder

I’m Dying Up Here chronicles the collective coming of age of the stand-up comedians who defined American humour during the past three decades. Born early in the Baby Boom, they grew up watching The Tonight Show, went to school during Vietnam and Watergate, migrated on masse to Los Angeles in the mid-1970’s and created an artistic community unlike any before or since. They were arguably the funniest people of their generation, living in a late-night world of sex, drugs, dreams and laughter. For one brief shining moment, standup comics were as revered as rock stars. It was Comedy Camelot but, of course, it couldn’t last. In the late 1970’s William Knoedelseder was a cub reporter assigned to cover the burgeoning local comedy scene for the Los Angeles Times. He wrote the first major newspaper profiles of Leno, Letterman, Andy Kaufman and others. He got to know many of them well. And so he covered the scene too when the comedians – who were not paid for performing at the career-making-or-breaking venue called The Comedy Store – tried to change an exploitative system and incidentally tore apart their own close-knit community. Now Knoeldelseder has gone back to interview the major participants to tell the whole story of that golden age and of the strike that ended it. Full of revealing portraits of many of America’s best-known comedic talents of the age, I’m Dying Up Here is also a poignant tale of the price of success and the terrible cost of failure – professional and moral.

 The Complete Idiot’s guide to Geocaching

The ultimate global game revealed! The Complete Idiot’s Guide(r) to Geocaching, Second Editionis a comprehensive, yet entertaining and easy-to-understand book for getting started and having fun with geocaching-the high-tech version of hide-and-seek for global positioning system (GPS) users. In this edition, two new tools of the game-Waymarking and Wherigo-are included. • The Geocaching website, which began operating in 2000 and is owned by Groundspeak, Inc., is the first and currently the largest website devoted to Geocaching • Today, well over 800,000 geocaches are registered on various websites devoted to the pastime • Geocaches are currently placed in over 100 countries around the world and on all seven continents, including Antarctica.

 A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

The story of Blanche DuBois and her last grasp at happiness, and of Stanley Kowalski, the one who destroyed her chance.

 Mother on Fire by Sandra Tsing Loh

Humorist and radio commentator Loh frantically searches for the perfect kindergarten for her five-year-old daughter in this hilarious and insightful memoir.

 Traveling with Kids by Leslie Forsberg, Michelle Duffy

The Practical Guide for Traveling with Children

 Dublin by John Tomedi

 London by Donna Dailey

 Rome by Brett Foster

 Paris by Mike Gerrard

 St. Petersburg by Bradley D. Woodworth

Hong Kong

DK eyewitness top 10 travel guides.

 50 Best Girlfriends Getaways in North America by Marybeth Bond

Ten information-packed chapters make up this engaging guide to women’s travel for the growing number of women—young, old, single, married, divorced, and widowed—who are hitting the road. The guide covers everything from fabulous birthday getaways to the best places to heal, shop, and bond with friends and family. The trip choices range widely and and entice—and suit every occasion, mood, and pocketbook. From fun-filled weekends in New York, Quebec, and San Francisco to festive forays to Las Vegas and Savannah; from adventurous raft trips down the Colorado River to heli-hiking the Canadian Rockies; from high-spirited reunions in Ashland, Oregon, to soothing retreats in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, there is truly something here for everyone. Fresh content reflects the latest trends in women’s travel, including dude ranches, yoga retreats, mountain resorts, and an all-new chapter on the best home and garden tours, as well as a new section on where to take teenage daughters. The book is filled with practical tips on roommate etiquette, safety, packing, budgeting, and other specific advice. Short, true stories about women’s experiences open each chapter, and quotes from all types of women travelers broaden the appeal—further inspiring readers to pack up their bags, call a girlfriend, and say “Let’s go!”

National Parks with Kids 2009

 America Over Easy by Mark Sheehan

Travel guide to the best places to go in America including maps. Put together with the American Tourism Association, the author has teamed up with the industry players who love to explore and promote visitors to the United States.

 Discover Martha’s Vineyard by Lee Sinai

Located 7 miles off the Massachusetts coastline, Martha’s Vineyard is a unique and beautiful spot to explore while hiking, biking, or kayaking. This new guidebook from the Appalachian Mountain Club details more than 45 of the best hikes, on- and off-road bike trails, and paddling routes on this peaceful vacation destination. From a winding trail leading to dramatic sand cliffs, and on-road biking surrounded by amazing panoramas in Vineyard Haven, to paddling in the remote Cape Poge Bay, this three-in-one guide leads you to the most unforgettable spots in and around the island. Nature notes and historical sidebars provide context for the active traveler. Perfect for active travelers and locals looking for something fun to do close to home, this guide will be your most trusted resource for outdoor recreation on Martha’s Vineyard.

 Boston Smart Guide

A fabulous vacation is as easy as ABC with all-new full-color Smart Guides. This new travel series packs a lot of information into an accessible, compact format with a unique A-Z design making it easy to find what you’re looking for. We’ve found local writers and travel experts who know the destination intimately and who recommend their favorite places to eat, drink, shop and stay. Their recommendations are not the usual travel guidebook fare – many of them are new and exciting, quirky and interesting places you will not find in other guidebooks.

 New York by Jesse Zuba

 Klondikes, Chipped Ham and Skyscraper Cones by Brian Butko

History of Islays.

 Best Hikes Near Pittsburgh by Bob Frye

From a hike through Pymatuning State Park to see its famous spillway, to an old Indian path called the Warrior Trail, this book describes the best hikes in and around Pittsburgh, many of them never previously covered elsewhere.

Off the Beaten Path Washington D.C.  2009

 Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World by Susan Veness

Whether this is your first or fiftieth visit, you’d be surprised at how much you miss during your trip to Disney World. From where to find hidden Mickeys to the truth behind Madame Leota’s ring at the Haunted Mansion, you’ll learn all of the hidden magic that permeates these incredible parks in this tell-all handbook.

San Francisco

Insight guide to San Francisco

 Dreaming in Hindi by Katherine Russell Rich

Having miraculously survived a serious illness and now at an impasse in her career as a magazine editor, Rich spontaneously accepted a free-lance writing assignment to go to India, where she found herself thunderstruck by the place and the language. Before she knew it she was on her way to Udaipur, a city in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, in order to learn Hindi.In this inspirational memoir, Rich documents her experiences in India — ranging from the bizarre to the frightening to the unexpectedly exhilarating — using Hindi as the lens through which she is given a new perspective not only on India, but on the radical way the country and the language itself were changing her. Fascinated by the process, she went on to interview linguistics experts around the world, reporting back from the frontlines of the science wars on what happens in the brain when we learn a new language. Seamlessly combining Rich’s courageous (and often hilarious) personal journey with wideranging reporting, Dreaming in Hindi offers an eye-opening account of what learning a new language can teach us about distant worlds and, ultimately, ourselves.

 The War in Iraq by Tom Lansford, book editor

 The Complete Gettysburg Guide by J. David Petruzzi

Walking and Driving Tours of the Battlefield, Town, Cemeteries, Field Hospital Sites, and other Topics of Historical Interest 

 The Wilderness Warrior by Douglas Brinkley

In this groundbreaking epic biography, Douglas Brinkley draws on never-before-published materials to examine the life and achievements of our “naturalist president.” By setting aside more than 230 million acres of wild America for posterity between 1901 and 1909, Theodore Roosevelt made conservation a universal endeavor. This crusade for the American wilderness was perhaps the greatest U.S. presidential initiative between the Civil War and World War I. Roosevelt’s most important legacies led to the creation of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and passage of the Antiquities Act in 1906. His executive orders saved such treasures as Devils Tower, the Grand Canyon, and the Petrified Forest.Tracing the role that nature played in Roosevelt’s storied career, Brinkley brilliantly analyzes the influence that the works of John James Audubon and Charles Darwin had on the young man who would become our twenty-sixth president. With descriptive flair, the author illuminates Roosevelt’s bird watching in the Adirondacks, wildlife obsession in Yellowstone, hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains, ranching in the Dakota Territory, hunting in the Big Horn Mountains, and outdoor romps through Idaho and Wyoming. He also profiles Roosevelt’s incredible circle of naturalist friends, including the Catskills poet John Burroughs, Boone and Crockett Club cofounder George Bird Grinnell, forestry zealot Gifford Pinchot, buffalo breeder William Hornaday, Sierra Club founder John Muir, U.S. Biological Survey wizard C. Hart Merriam, Oregon Audubon Society founder William L. Finley, and pelican protector Paul Kroegel, among many others. He brings to life hilarious anecdotes of wild-pig hunting in Texas and badger saving in Kansas, wolf catching in Oklahoma and grouse flushing in Iowa. Even the story of the teddy bear gets its definitive treatment.Destined to become a classic, this extraordinary and timeless biography offers a penetrating and colorful look at Roosevelt’s naturalist achievements, a legacy now more important than ever. Raising a Paul Revere-like alarm about American wildlife in peril-including buffalo, manatees, antelope, egrets, and elk-Roosevelt saved entire species from probable extinction. As we face the problems of global warming, overpopulation, and sustainable land management, this imposing leader’s stout resolution to protect our environment is an inspiration and a contemporary call to arms for us all.

 Catastrophe by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann.

It’s time to take back our country. Now. It’s that simple. It’s that urgent. So begins Dick Morris and Eileen McGann’s latest and most important book. They say that we must act before President Barack Obama fully implements his radical political agenda. Because after Obama has won his war on prosperity and canceled the war on terror, it will be too late to regain our liberty or our security. At a time when we needed a pragmatic centrist to lead us out of recession, we got a doctrinaire socialist who wants to use the crisis to put the government in charge of the economy and enact European socialism here in the United States. Cars, banks-what’s next? He will keep at it until Washington governs every major business in America and sets all our salaries. It’s a catastrophe. Dick Morris and Eileen McGann saw the meltdown coming. In their book Outrage, they called out the house of cards that was Fannie Mae. In Fleeced, they went after the credit card companies, the subprime mortgage lenders, and the hedge fund billionaires who conspired to wreck the economy-and Barack Obama, whose policies, they predicted last summer, would “trigger a stock market crash.” Now, in Catastrophe, Morris and McGann take a hard look at America in free fall-and at how Obama is transforming a vulnerable America into a socialist state.They tell the truth about Obama and his radical policies: He will destroy our health care system so that no one gets adequate care. He designed his bank rescue plan to pave the way for nation-alization of the banks and socialization of the economy. He firmly believes in government control of our major industries-he’s already commandeered the banks and the automobile industry. He plans to reshape the political landscape to keep the left in power for decades by cooking the census, enfranchising illegal immigrants, muzzling talk radio, and coercing workers into unions. He is attacking those who fight terrorism while letting the terrorists go free. He gives aid to Hamas while Shariah Law threatens to take over America. He has repealed the Declaration of Independence and put us under a worldwide, European-dominated financial regulatory system. But Obama is not working alone. Morris and McGann spell out how Congress is complicit: How Senator Chris Dodd and Congressman Charlie Rangel use special interests and special friends for their own enrichment and glorification. How Ted Kennedy Jr. is exploiting his father’s health care power. “This is no time for apathy or alienation or hopelessness,” Morris and McGann remind us. “It’s a time for action.” And that action must begin now-before it’s too late.

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