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Title Essential pruning techniques : trees, shrubs, and conifers

New Enterprise feed - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:02am
Title Essential pruning techniques :
Author Brown, George E. (George Ernest), 1917-1980., author.
Edition: Third edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title You might be an artist if ...

New Enterprise feed - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:02am
Title You might be an artist if ...
Author Purje, Lauren, author, artist.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "An addictive assortment of comics about the ups and downs of life in the arts. Flights of fancy, bitter grumblings, pep talks, self-doubt, inspiration , procrastination, and more are all captured with a wry and relatable sense of humor" -- page 4 of cover.

Title Ireland's best trips.

New to the Collection - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 8:20am
Title Ireland's best trips.
Publication Date(s) 2013-2017
Series: Best trips
Format: Continuing Resources

Title Horizon

New Enterprise feed - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:20am
Title Horizon
Author Westerfeld, Scott, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary When Aero Horizon 16 crashes in the Arctic, eight children emerge from the wreckage to find themselves alone and surrounded, not by ice, but by a mysterious and deadly jungle full of carnivorous plants and predatory birds--the other five hundred people from the plane are gone, not necessarily dead, but taken by something that lives in the jungle. Horizon is the debut middle grade novel for Scott Westerfeld.

Title Back roads Germany.

New to the Collection - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:20am
Title Back roads Germany.
Publication Date(s) 2011-2017
Series: Eyewitness travel back roads
Format: Continuing Resources

Title Horizon

New to the Collection - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:20am
Title Horizon
Author Westerfeld, Scott, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary When Aero Horizon 16 crashes in the Arctic, eight children emerge from the wreckage to find themselves alone and surrounded, not by ice, but by a mysterious and deadly jungle full of carnivorous plants and predatory birds--the other five hundred people from the plane are gone, not necessarily dead, but taken by something that lives in the jungle. Horizon is the debut middle grade novel for Scott Westerfeld.

Title The Bad Guys in Mission unpluckable

New to the Collection - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:20am
Title The Bad Guys in Mission unpluckable
Author Blabey, Aaron, author, illustrator.
Publication Date(s) 2017, 2015
Series: The Bad Guys ; 2
Format: Books
Summary Still yearning to be seen as heroes, Wolf, Shark, Snake, and Piranha set out to rescue ten thousand chickens from a high-tech cage farm--but one unexpected problem is Mr. Snake himself, also known as "The Chicken Swallower."

Title Robert Lowell, setting the river on fire : a study of genius, mania, and character

New to the Collection - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Robert Lowell, setting the river on fire :
Author Jamison, Kay R., author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "The best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind now gives us a groundbreaking life of one of the major American poets of the twentieth century that is at the same time a fascinating study of the relationship between manic-depressive (bipolar) illness, creative genius, and character. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, Robert Lowell (1917-1977) put his manic-depressive illness into the public domain. Now Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison brings her expertise to bear on his story, illuminating the relationship between bipolar illness and creativity, and examining how Lowell's illness and the treatment he received came to bear on his work. His New England roots, early breakdowns, marriages to three eminent writers, friendships with other poets, vivid presence as a teacher and writer refusing to give up in the face of mental illness--Jamison gives us Lowell's life through a lens that focuses our understanding of the poet's intense discipline, courage, and commitment to his art. Jamison had unprecedented access to Lowell's medical records, as well as to previously unpublished drafts and fragments of poems, and was the first biographer to speak to his daughter. With this new material and a psychologist's deep insight, Jamison delivers a bold, sympathetic account of a poet who was--both despite and because of mental illness--a passionate, original observer of the human condition"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Café Neandertal : excavating our past in one of Europe's most ancient places

New to the Collection - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Café Neandertal :
Author Bahrami, Beebe, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Centered in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, one of Europe's most concentrated regions for Neandertal and early modern human occupations, writer Beebe Bahrami follows and participates in the work of archaeologists who are doing some of the most comprehensive and global work to date on the research, exploration, and recovery of our ancient ancestors. She follows this compelling riddle along a path populated with colorful local personalities and opinionated, polemical, and brilliant archaeologists working in remote and fascinating places across Eurasia, all the while maintaining a firm foothold in the Dordogne, a region celebrated by the local tourist office as a vacation destination for 400,000 years. From this prehistoric perch Bahrami gets to know first-hand the Neandertals and the people who love them--those who have devoted their lives to them."--Provided by publisher.

Title Get the most out of retirement : checklist for happiness, health, purpose, and financial security

New to the Collection - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Get the most out of retirement :
Author Hurme, Sally Balch, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Nonprofit kit for dummies

New to the Collection - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Nonprofit kit for dummies
Author Hutton, Stan, author.
Edition: Fifth edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: --For dummies
Format: Books
Summary Offers advice on starting and running a nonprofit organization, including tips on recruiting paid and volunteer staff, raising money, and writing tax reports.

Title Grace notes

New to the Collection - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Grace notes
Author Sagal, Katey, author.
Edition: First Gallery books hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Nevertheless.

New to the Collection - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Nevertheless.
Author Baldwin, Alec, 1958-
Edition: Large print
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title DOMINA.

New to the Collection - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title DOMINA.
Author Hilton, L. S., 1974-
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Fitness junkie : a novel

New to the Collection - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Fitness junkie :
Author Sykes, Lucy, author.
Edition: First Edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title FIERCE KINGDOM.

New to the Collection - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title FIERCE KINGDOM.
Author Phillips, Gin
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Days of slaughter : inside the fall of Freddie Mac and why it could happen again

New to the Collection - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Days of slaughter :
Author Gates, Susan Wharton, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "In September 2008, beset by mounting losses on high-risk mortgages and mortgage securities, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation teetered on the brink of insolvency. Fearing that confidence in the housing market would collapse completely if Freddie Mac and its competitor Fannie Mae failed, the US government made the difficult decision to place the two firms into conservatorship, taking control away from shareholders. Although the taxpayer commitment of hundreds of billions was meant to stabilize the housing finance system, Freddie's fall at the start of the financial crisis set off shockwaves around the world. In Days of Slaughter, Susan Wharton Gates, a former 19-year Freddie Mac employee and vice president of public policy, provides a vivid eyewitness account of the competing economic and political forces that led to massive losses for shareholders, investors, homeowners--and taxpayers. With a keen eye to the policy landscape, Gates relates the fateful decisions that led to Freddie Mac's downfall and desperate rescue. She also examines today's worrisome headlines about potential future bailouts, the uneven housing recovery, and stymied congressional reform efforts. Throughout the book, Gates argues convincingly that policymakers will be unable to safely reform the massive housing finance system that currently rests squarely on taxpayer shoulders without addressing deeper issues of ideology, moral hazard, and interest group politics. The first book to tell the story of Freddie Mac from an insider perspective--while casting a prophetic eye to the future--this first-hand account of housing policies, complex financial transactions, and the crazy quilt of federal and state actors involved in the Great Recession is a must-read. A cautionary tale of failed policies and corporate mismanagement that compellingly addresses previously unexplored issues of political ideology, organizational dynamics, and ethics, Days of Slaughter will appeal to readers everywhere who want a fuller explanation of what went awry in the US housing market"-- Provided by publisher. "Days of Slaughter: The Fall of Freddie Mac and Why It Could Happen Again is the untold story of the steady financial and ethical unwinding of Freddie Mac, one of two key government-sponsored enterprises that failed in the wake of the unprecedented collapse of the housing market in 2008. A former 19-year employee and VP of public policy, Gates provides an eyewitness account of the competing economic and political forces that led to the government takeover of the housing finance industry, and relates those fateful decisions to today's worrisome headlines about the possibility of a second Freddie Mac bailout, softening housing markets, and stymied congressional reform efforts. Gates argues that, without addressing deeper issues of ideology, moral hazard, and interest-group politics, policymakers will not be able to reform the massive housing finance system that currently rests on taxpayer support in the absence of private capital. While there have been a number of books written on the financial crisis, not one has been solely focused on Freddie Mac, and none has had the benefit of an insider-employee perspective. In addition to providing a readable account of relevant housing policies, complex financial transactions, and the crazy quilt of federal and state actors, Gates addresses previously unexplored issues of political ideology, organizational theory, and ethics. A cautionary tale of ethical collapse, the book will find a home in academia, ranging from business schools to schools of public policy"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Convergence : the idea at the heart of science: how the different disciplines are coming together to tell one coherent, interlocking story, and making science the basis for other forms of knowledge

New to the Collection - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Convergence :
Author Watson, Peter, 1943- author.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016-2017
Format: Books

Title Marco Polo Boston

New to the Collection - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Marco Polo Boston
Author Marco Polo Travel Publishing (COR)
Format: Books

Title Marco Polo New Zealand

New to the Collection - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:15am
Title Marco Polo New Zealand
Author Marco Polo Travel Publishing (COR)
Format: Books

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