Regina Brett - Be the miracle : 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible, Possible

Year of Publication: 
2012
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About the Author

Regina Brett has been a newspaper columnist for fourteen years, eight of them for Cleveland's Plain Dealer, where she was a finalist in 2008 and 2009 for the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary. Her last book, God Never Blinks, was a New York Times bestseller. Regina hosts her own call-in talk show on WCPN, the Cleveland NPR affiliate, "The Regina Brett Show," which is broadcast to Ohio and parts of Pennsylvania.

Leigh Bardugo - the Grisha

Year of Publication: 
2012
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Inspired by Tsarist Russia, THE GRISHA brings to life a fantasy world of superstition and science, saints and samovars, in which a lonely refugee must leave behind her best friend- and first love- to save her country from the growing darkness of the Unsea. But first she must contend with the dangerous and decadent world of the kingdom’s magical elite and their powerful leader, a creature of dark charm and deadly ambition.

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Val Walker - The Art of Comforting What to Say and Do for People in Distress

Year of Publication: 
2010
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"In The Art of Comforting, Val Walker points to a great irony in our society today: as hyper-'connected' as we are, deep down, many of us fear that we lack the ability to effectively comfort another human being. This wise and inspiring book provides a step-by-step guide to sitting down and establishing a human-to-human connection, even in the most difficult or chaotic situations."
—Greg Mortenson, New York Times bestselling author of
Three Cups of Tea

Denis G. Campbell - 18 Days to Freedom, The Revolution was Tweeted

Year of Publication: 
2011

18 Days to Freedom – The Revolution was Tweeted: The 2011 Egyptian Revolution and how Twitter changed journalism

Carl E. Walsh - Monetary Theory and Policy, Third Edition

Year of Publication: 
2010
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A new edition of the leading text in monetary economics, a comprehensive treatment revised and enhanced with new material reflecting recent advances in the field.

Carl E. Walsh is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is coeditor of the International Journal of Central Banking and Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

 

Vaclav Smil - Prime Movers of Globalization

Year of Publication: 
2010
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The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines

Irving Singer - Mozart and Beethoven: The Concept of Love in Their Operas

Year of Publication: 
2010
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Music, language, and drama come together in opera to make a whole that conveys emotional reality. In this book, Irving Singer develops a new mode for understanding and experiencing the operas of Mozart and Beethoven, approaching them not as a musical technician but as a philosopher concerned with their expressive and mythic elements.

Mark Rowlands - The New Science of the Mind: From Extended Mind to Embodied Phenomenology

Year of Publication: 
2010
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There is a new way of thinking about the mind that does not locate mental processes exclusively "in the head." Some think that this expanded conception of the mind will be the basis of a new science of the mind. In this book, leading philosopher Mark Rowlands investigates the conceptual foundations of this new science of the mind.

Thomas Princen - Treading Softly: Paths to Ecological Order

Year of Publication: 
2010
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We are living beyond our means, running up debts both economic and ecological, consuming the planet's resources at rates not remotely sustainable. But it's hard to imagine a different way. How can we live without cheap goods and easy credit? How can we consume without consuming the systems that support life? How can we live well and live within our means? In Treading Softly, Thomas Princen helps us imagine an alternative.

Mya Poe - Learning to communicate in science and engineering : case studies from MIT

Year of Publication: 
2010
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To many science and engineering students, the task of writing may seem irrelevant to their future professional careers. At MIT, however, students discover that writing about their technical work is important not only in solving real-world problems but also in developing their professional identities.