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Mystical experiences  by David Wattam

Mystical experiences

David Wattam

Book

"An inspiring true story of awakening to inner spiritual potential In this inspiring book, the author describes his gradual awakening to his inner spiritual potential. Using diaries that he kept for over twenty-five years he charts his experiences as...

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Hockney's pictures  by David Hockney

Hockney's pictures

David Hockney

Book

Illustrates the evolution and diversity of Hockney's paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints and photography.

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Tea & bicky time  by Brian Meekins

Tea & bicky time

Brian Meekins

Book

"This is a collection of poems and observations by older persons. The author has a background of world travel and is a retired engineering man. Included in this collection are some poems written to him many years ago by Aunty Alice. She was a wonderful...

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Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons  by Siegfried Engelmann

Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons

Siegfried Engelmann

Book

"Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you'll do something wrong? RAs DISTARreg; is the most successful b...

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Sea people  by Christina Thompson

Sea people

Christina Thompson

Book

"For more than a millennium, Polynesians occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, an enormous triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Sailing in large, double-hulled canoes, without the benefit of maps, writing, or...

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Who is wellness for?  by Fariha Róisín

Who is wellness for?

Fariha Róisín

Book

"In this thought-provoking book, part memoir, part journalistic investigation, the acclaimed writer and poet, a Muslim queer Bangladeshi, reveals how wellness culture has become a luxury good built on the wisdom of Black, brown and Indigenous people-...

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The unbroken thread  by Sohrab Ahmari

The unbroken thread

Sohrab Ahmari

Book

"We've pursued and achieved the modern dream of defining ourselves--but at what cost? The New York Post op-ed editor makes a compelling case for seeking the inherited traditions and ideals that give our lives meaning. As a young father and a self-pro...

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The dumbest generation grows up  by Mark Bauerlein

The dumbest generation grows up

Mark Bauerlein

Book

"Back in 2008, Mark Bauerlein was a voice crying in the wilderness. As experts greeted the new generation of "Digital Natives"; with extravagant hopes for their high-tech future, he pegged them as the "Dumbest Generation." Today, their future doesn't...

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My iPad for seniors  by Michael Miller

My iPad for seniors

Michael Miller

Book

"Provides step-by-step instructions for seniors on using the iPad, covering such topics as connecting to wi-fi, using Siri, browsing the web, sending email, installing apps, managing files, and fixing common problems"--Publisher's description.

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My Windows 11 computer for seniors  by Michael Miller

My Windows 11 computer for seniors

Michael Miller

Book

"My Windows 11 Computer for Seniors is an easy, full-color tutorial on the latest operating system from Microsoft. Written specifically for seniors, this is not a beginner level book that is shoehorned into the "Seniors" mold Full-color, custom interior...

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The modern guide to skin health  by Melanie Grant

The modern guide to skin health

Melanie Grant

Book

"Skincare expert Melanie Grant knows that healthy skin doesn't need make-up; it glows on its own. She also believes that the most beautiful people are those who embrace ageing and feel confident in their own skin, whether they're in their twenties or...

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How the mind changed  by Joseph Jebelli

How the mind changed

Joseph Jebelli

Book

"No other life form on the planet has generated a brain like ours. How did a bundle of cells weighing just 1.2 kg give rise to conscious, self-aware beings capable of understanding time, language, mathematics and music, of exploring outer space and s...

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Generation drift  by Josh Roberts

Generation drift

Josh Roberts

Book

"In 2010, Josh Roberts left university with a head full of dreams - he was going to find a brilliant career, change the world and make millions in the process. Anything was possible. Fast forward a decade and success hasn't been quite so easy. Unless...

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Around the world in 80 birds  by Mike Unwin

Around the world in 80 birds

Mike Unwin

Book

"This beautiful and inspiring book tells the stories of 80 birds around the world: from the Sociable Weaver Bird in Namibia which constructs huge, multi-nest 'apartment blocks' in the desert, to the Bar-headed Goose of China, one of the highest-flying...

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Why does the stock market go up?  by Brian Feroldi

Why does the stock market go up?

Brian Feroldi

Book

"Have you ever heard a news reporter say "the Dow rose 300 points today" and had no clue what they meant? If the answer is yes, you're not alone! Most people are taught nothing about investing or the stock market while they are in school. In Why Does...

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Democracy in Aotearoa New Zealand  by G. W. R. (Geoffrey W. R.) Palmer

Democracy in Aotearoa New Zealand

G. W. R. (Geoffrey W. R.) Palmer

Book

"A survival guide to democracy in Aotearoa New Zealand, this book aims to unravel the mysteries of our political system and show how ordinary people can navigate the political world and influence decisions made by our government. Its 40 chapters include...

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Help. Her. Heal  by Carol Juergensen Sheets

Help. Her. Heal

Carol Juergensen Sheets

Book

"Carol Juergenen Sheets and Allan J. Katz have created a workbook/roadmap for rebuilding relationships damaged by sexual addiction and other forms of infidelity. With a focus on empathy – understanding what the betrayed partner is feeling; the exercises...

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Corner of fourth and nondual  by Cynthia Bourgeault

Corner of fourth and nondual

Cynthia Bourgeault

Book

"In The Corner of Fourth and Nondual, Cynthia Bourgeault--internationally renowned retreat leader, and a practitioner and teacher of centering prayer--describes the foundations of her theology: a cosmological seeing with the eye of the heart, and cla...

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Drive-thru dreams  by Adam Chandler

Drive-thru dreams

Adam Chandler

Book

"Most any honest person, no matter how refined the palate or how anointed the social status, can own up to harboring at least one fast-food guilty pleasure. One item against which their resistance is useless and their fealty is set. We tend to think of...

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Raphael and the Antique  by Claudia La Malfa

Raphael and the Antique

Claudia La Malfa

Book

"The Renaissance artist Raphael is known for his extraordinary frescoes, his sublime Madonnas, devotional altarpieces, architectural designs, and his inventive prints and tapestries. It was his use of ancient Roman models - classical sculptures, reliefs...

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Giorgione's ambiguity  by Tom Nichols

Giorgione's ambiguity

Tom Nichols

Book

"The Venetian painter known as Giorgione or 'big George' died at a young age in the dreadful plague of 1510, possibly having painted no more than thirty works. But many of these are among the most mysterious and alluring in the history of art. Paintings...

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Rubens's spirit  by Alexander Marr

Rubens's spirit

Alexander Marr

Book

"Peter Paul Rubens was the most inventive and prolific northern European artist of his age. This book discusses his life and work in relation to three interrelated themes: spirit, ingenuity and genius. It argues that Rubens and his reception were pivotal...

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The German war  by Nicholas Stargardt

The German war

Nicholas Stargardt

Book

"The Second World War was a German war like no other. The Nazi regime, having started the conflict, turned it into the most horrific war in European history, resorting to genocidal methods well before building the first gas chambers. Over its course,...

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Harry of England  by T. A. (Teresa A.) Cole

Harry of England

T. A. (Teresa A.) Cole

Book

"Eight kings of England have borne the name Henry, but only two of them were born as heirs to the throne: Two seized the crown by force of arms, one by craft and opportunistic speed, and one by skilful diplomacy and an early flowering of that great B...

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Witchful thinking  by Zoë Howe

Witchful thinking

Zoë Howe

Book

"From stirring your tea to smashing the patriarchy, Witchful Thinking helps you create a charmed life full of magic and inspiration. Featuring fun and fresh techniques, spiritual advice, and enough empowerment to rock each day, this book reveals your...

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The Taliban at war  by Antonio Giustozzi

The Taliban at war

Antonio Giustozzi

Book

"How does the Taliban wage war? How has its war changed over time? Firstly, the movement's extraordinary military operation relies on financial backing. This volume analyses such funding. The Taliban's external sources of support include foreign gove...

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Your best skin  by Hannah English

Your best skin

Hannah English

Book

"Your essential skincare manual, breaking down the science of your skin in a friendly, trustworthy and accessible way. Pharmaceutical scientist and beauty writer Hannah English takes an unbiased, science-backed dive into everything you need to know a...

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Cosmic rituals  by Alison Davies

Cosmic rituals

Alison Davies

Book

"With a focused chapter for each star sign, Cosmic Rituals covers everything from hints and tips for self-care, and de-stressing, to mindful meditations and techniques to help you feel energised and ready for anything. There's herbal healing to soothe...

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The year I stopped to notice  by Miranda Keeling

The year I stopped to notice

Miranda Keeling

Book

"Inspired by her popular Twitter account, The Year I Stopped to Notice brings together Miranda Keeling's observations of the magic, humour, strangeness and beauty in ordinary life. Through the changing seasons, on city streets and on buses, in parks and...

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The case against the sexual revolution  by Louise Perry

The case against the sexual revolution

Louise Perry

Book

"Ditching the stuffy hang-ups and benighted sexual traditionalism of the past is an unambiguously positive thing. The sexual revolution has liberated us to enjoy a heady mixture of erotic freedom and personal autonomy. Right? Wrong, argues Louise Perry...

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Athens  by Coral Davenport

Athens

Coral Davenport

Book

"An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Athens, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists, and a laminated pull-out map - all designed to help you see the very best of Athens. Wander through the ruins of the ancient Agora, admire the...

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Easy handmade toys & puzzles  by Bob Gilsforf

Easy handmade toys & puzzles

Bob Gilsforf

Book

"A compilation of fresh, fun, and whimsical handmade toys and puzzles from the archives of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts, this must-have project guide is perfect for beginner to intermediate scroll sawyers looking to make a wide range of timeless, ...

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Corsica  by Richard Abram

Corsica

Richard Abram

Book

"Corsica is a truly spectacular island. Unspoilt wilderness, soaring mountains, pristine beaches and timeless villages abound at every turn. Your DK Eyewitness Top 10 travel guide ensures you'll find your way around the "Island of Beauty" with absolute...

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Las Vegas  by Connie Emerson

Las Vegas

Connie Emerson

Book

"The most full-on, 24-hour city you could ever hope to visit, Las Vegas is a playground of extravagant casino resorts, spectacular shows, and top restaurants - a place to have fun and relax. Make the most of your trip to this legendary city with DK E...

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Road trips  by Daniel Mosseri

Road trips

Daniel Mosseri

Book

"With its snow-capped mountain ranges and beautiful hill towns, Italy is an ideal destination for a leisurely road trip. It's yours to explore with Road Trips Northern and Central Italy, our redesigned and newly updated guide containing 25 drives across...

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Short stories in Japanese for intermediate learners   by Olly Richards

Short stories in Japanese for intermediate learners

Olly Richards

Book

"Short Stories in Japanese for Intermediate Learners has been written especially for students from low-mid intermediate (ACTFL) level of Japanese. Mapped to B1 and approaching B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating ...

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Design emergency  by Alice Rawsthorn

Design emergency

Alice Rawsthorn

Book

"Alice Rawsthorn and Paola Antonelli, two of the world's most influential design figures, meet the visionary designers whose innovations and ingenuity give us hope for the future by redesigning and reconstructing our lives, enabling us to thrive.0 De...

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Love and other poems  by Alex Dimitrov

Love and other poems

Alex Dimitrov

Book

"Alex Dimitrov's third book, Love and Other Poems, is full of praise for the world we live in. Taking time as an overarching structure--specifically, the twelve months of the year--Dimitrov elevates the everyday, and speaks directly to the reader as if...

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One place de l'Eglise  by Trevor Dolby

One place de l'Eglise

Trevor Dolby

Book

"A joyous and life-affirming story of one family's move from London to a rural French village. There it stands, a thousand-year-old ruin ignored by the Languedoc villagers of Causses-et-Veyran who pass by it on their way to the church next door. But ...

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This is your captain speaking  by Doug Morris

This is your captain speaking

Doug Morris

Book

"The secret side of airplane travel, straight from the captain's mouth Captain Doug Morris has been writing for his airline's inflight magazine for 23 years and answered a gamut of questions. This sequel to his bestselling book, From the Flight Deck:...

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The female investor  by Nicola McDougall

The female investor

Nicola McDougall

Book

"Did you know that one in three Australian women retire with no super? And that women who do manage to save may still wind up with less than half the retirement funds of their male counterparts? The Female Investor is your guide to staking your claim...

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Eight hundred heroes  by Stephen Robinson

Eight hundred heroes

Stephen Robinson

Book

"Shanghai 1937. As invading Japanese troops are poised to capture one of the world's greatest cities, the Chinese Army begins to retreat - except for one battalion that conducts an epic last stand inside Sihang Warehouse. The bravery of these soldiers...

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A week to change your life  by Olivia Audrey

A week to change your life

Olivia Audrey

Book

"Do you regularly get the Monday Blues? Are you always tired on Fridays, even though you want to be excited for the weekend? There may be more to it than just a long work week. Over the course of a week, the human body goes through a cycle of self-re...

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Walking with nomads  by Alice Morrison

Walking with nomads

Alice Morrison

Book

"Accompanied only by three Amazigh Muslim men and their camels, Scottish explorer Alice Morrison set off to find a hidden world. During her journey along the Draa river, she encountered dinosaur footprints and discovered a lost city, as well as what ...

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Designs for children  by Agata Toromanoff

Designs for children

Agata Toromanoff

Book

"As many parents know, decorating and furnishing a child's room can be both a pleasure and a problem: you have somehow to find a balance between practicality, playfulness, comfort, safety, originality and making the most of the space available. Some of...

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Living with blue & white

Living with blue & white

Book

"Living with Blue & White, from the editors of Victoria magazine, introduces readers to myriad possibilities for enfolding this timeless palette into one's home and lifestyle. Each chapter illustrates the many ways blue and white bestows its...

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Fabric for fashion  by Clive Hallett

Fabric for fashion

Clive Hallett

Book

"Aimed at fashion designers, Fabric for Fashion: The Complete Guide is unique in explaining the behavior, properties and sustainability impacts of a wide range of natural and man-made fabrics. Design is determined by how fabrics work, move, feel and ...

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Advanced creative draping  by Karolyn Kiisel

Advanced creative draping

Karolyn Kiisel

Book

"Advanced Creative Draping teaches designers and students how to drape fashion-forward, conceptual designs that use elements of couture construction to elevate the work to the highest level of fashion. Five methods of draping are explored as well as ...

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Bananas  by Peter Chapman

Bananas

Peter Chapman

Book

"In this exploration of corporate maneuvering and subterfuge, journalist Chapman shows how the importer United Fruit set the precedent for the institutionalized power and influence of today's multinational companies. This infamous company was arguably...

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Murder in the neighborhood  by Ellen J. Green

Murder in the neighborhood

Ellen J. Green

Book

"On September 6,1949, twenty-eight-year-old Howard Barton Unruh shot thirteen people in less than twelve minutes on his block in East Camden, New Jersey. The shocking true story of the first recorded mass shooting in America has never been told, until...

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One party after another  by Michael Crick

One party after another

Michael Crick

Book

"Nigel Farage is arguably one of the most influential British politicians of the 21st century. His campaign to take the UK out of the EU began as a minority and extreme point of view, but in June 2016 it became the official policy of the nation after...

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East side voices

East side voices

Book

"In this bold, first-of-its kind collection, East Side Voices invites us to explore a dazzling spectrum of experience from the East and Southeast Asian diaspora living in Britain today. Showcasing original essays and poetry from well-known celebritie...

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Hear me out  by Sarah Harding

Hear me out

Sarah Harding

Book

"Sarah Harding is best known as the wild member of Girls Aloud, whose reputation for partying, drinking and dating made her a tabloid favourite. But where does the celebrity Sarah Harding end and the real Sarah begin? Faced with a devastating cancer ...

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What's the worst that could happen?  by Andrew Leigh

What's the worst that could happen?

Andrew Leigh

Book

"Why catastrophic risks are more dangerous than you think, and how populism is making them worse. Did you know that you're more likely to die from a catastrophe than in a car crash? The odds that a typical US resident will die from a catastrophic eve...

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Childhood unlimited  by Virginia Mendez

Childhood unlimited

Virginia Mendez

Book

"In 2013, Disney released its most egalitarian film to date - but 59% of all the lines in Frozen are spoken by male characters. - 57% of children's books published annually have central male characters; just 31% have central female characters. Raising...

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Sins of my father  by Lily Dunn

Sins of my father

Lily Dunn

Book

"When Lily Dunn was just six years old, her father left the family home to follow his guru to India, trading domestic life for clothes dyed in oranges and reds and the promise of enlightenment with the cult of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Since then he has...

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Wired for love  by Stephanie Cacioppo

Wired for love

Stephanie Cacioppo

Book

"From the world's foremost neuroscientist of romantic love comes a personal story of connection and heartbreak that brings new understanding to an old truth: better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. At thirty-seven, Dr. Stephanie...

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So far, for now  by Fiona Kidman

So far, for now

Fiona Kidman

Book

"It is a little over a decade since Fiona Kidman wrote her last volume of memoir. But her story did not end on its last page; instead her life since has been busier than ever, filled with significant changes, new writing and fascinating journeys. From...

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Avoiding anxiety in autistic children  by Luke Beardon

Avoiding anxiety in autistic children

Luke Beardon

Book

"One of the biggest challenges for the parent of any autistic child is how best to support and guide them through the situations in life which might cause them greater stress, anxiety and worry than if they were neurotypical. Dr Luke Beardon has put ...

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Die walking  by Obadiah M

Die walking

Obadiah M

Book

"In 1994, Obadiah was the thirteen-year-old son of a Hutu pastor who dreamt of becoming a pilot when he heard something was wrong in Kigali, Rwanda. He didn't understand the politics, but an uncle appeared, a family meeting was held, then they were f...

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The green witch's garden  by Arin Murphy-Hiscock

The green witch's garden

Arin Murphy-Hiscock

Book

"Create your own enchanting witch's garden and draw energy from the earth with this guide to cultivating your very own magical ingredients. A green witch embraces the power of nature, draws energy from the earth and the universe, and relies on stones,...

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What is your problem?  by Jack Dee

What is your problem?

Jack Dee

Book

"Jack Dee is here to help. Too often today the emphasis in psychotherapy is on providing clients with a metaphorical hug when what they so clearly need is good slap, so Jack Dee took the matter into his own hands and whilst everyone else was baking bread...

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Making history  by Richard Cohen

Making history

Richard Cohen

Book

"Making history is an epic exploration of who writes about the past and how the biases of certain storytellers - whether Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare or Simon Schama -continue to influence our ideas about history (and about who we are) today. There...

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Microsoft Office 2021 for Macs  by Bob LeVitus

Microsoft Office 2021 for Macs

Bob LeVitus

Book

"Turn your Mac into a productivity powerhouse with Office 2021! Long gone are the days when Microsoft's powerful office suite was just for Windows users. Mac enthusiasts are also able to pop open ubiquitous apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on th...

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Algorithms  by John Mueller

Algorithms

John Mueller

Book

"From your Facebook News Feed to your most recent insurance premiums--even making toast!--algorithms play a role in virtually everything that happens in modern society and in your personal life. And while they can seem complicated from a distance, the...

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Orchids  by Steven A Frowine

Orchids

Steven A Frowine

Book

"Orchids display more beautiful and exotic flowers than you'll find on other flowering plants, but they do require some love and care to grow well. With help from Orchids For Dummies, anyone can be successful in growing and flowering these gorgeous a...

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Queen Elizabeth II   by Stewart Ross

Queen Elizabeth II

Stewart Ross

Book

"The longest-reigning monarch in European history! If the news about Harry, William, Kate, Meghan, and the rest of the British royals has you wondering about how this latest generation of princes, princesses, dukes, and duchesses got their start, you're...

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Side hustles  by Alan Simon

Side hustles

Alan Simon

Book

"The gig economy is booming. Get in on the action with your own side hustle! Maybe it's driving for Uber ride shares, starting an online shop, developing apps, or something else that quickens your pulse and pays you extra income while broadening your...

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Teach yourself visually Microsoft 365  by Paul McFedries

Teach yourself visually Microsoft 365

Paul McFedries

Book

"A fast-paced, useful, and easy introduction to Microsoft 365...For those who need the show as well as the tell, Teach Yourself Visually Microsoft 365 is the visual walkthrough to Microsoft's latest suite of office products that will get you up-to-speed...

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Electronics all-in-one  by Doug Lowe

Electronics all-in-one

Doug Lowe

Book

"Open up a world of electronic possibilities with the easiest "how-to" guide available today. If you're looking for a new hobby that's tons of fun -- and practical to boot -- electronics might be right up your alley. And getting started has never been...

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Microsoft Excel 365 bible  by Michael Alexander

Microsoft Excel 365 bible

Michael Alexander

Book

"Excel 365 is Microsoft's latest cloud-based version of its world-famous spreadsheet app. Powerful and user-friendly, it's an ideal solution for businesses and people looking to make sense of--and draw intelligence from--their data. The Excel 365 Bi...

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Climate change  by Elizabeth May

Climate change

Elizabeth May

Book

"Master the hottest--and most chilling--topic in the world today. More and more frequent extreme weather events occur each year, and wildlife everywhere is increasingly endangered. Science fiction or science fact, most climate experts see this as our...

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Project management  by Jonathan L. Portny

Project management

Jonathan L. Portny

Book

"In these days when projects seem to be bigger and more challenging than ever before, you need to make sure tasks stay on track, meet the budget, and keep everyone in the loop. Enter Project Management For Dummies. This friendly guide starts with the...

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Self-care all-in-one  by Shamash Alidina

Self-care all-in-one

Shamash Alidina

Book

"Take charge of your personal health and well-being with this trusted, all-in-one guide to self-care. There's an old saying that goes, "You can't pour from an empty cup." It means that you can't take care of others unless you take care of yourself. And...

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Hacking  by Kevin Beaver

Hacking

Kevin Beaver

Book

"Hacking For Dummies takes you on an easy-to-follow cybersecurity voyage that will teach you the essentials of vulnerability and penetration testing so that you can find the holes in your network before the bad guys exploit them. You will learn to secure...

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Physics I  by Steven Holzner

Physics I

Steven Holzner

Book

"Passing your Physics I class is totally doable, thanks to Physics I For Dummies. When your teacher's explanations make you go, "Whaaa?" reach for this book, where you'll find clear and entertaining explanations of physics of principles. Gravity and ...

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Latin  by Clifford A. Hull

Latin

Clifford A. Hull

Book

"Latin for Dummies is the most practical Latin book around, showing you how Latin was used in the ancient world. Learn the basics, then have fun with action-packed lessons on what to say when you get invited to dinner in ancient Rome and how to under...

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Philosophy  by Thomas V. Morris

Philosophy

Thomas V. Morris

Book

"Offers an introduction to the important ideas of philosophy, relating the thinking of philosophers to the modern world and discussing the major problems addressed by this discipline"--Publisher's description.

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Cybersecurity  by Joseph (Cybersecurity expert) Steinberg

Cybersecurity

Joseph (Cybersecurity expert) Stein...

Book

"Every day it seems we read another story about one company or another being targeted by cybercriminals. It makes some of us wonder: am I safe online? The good news is that we can all be cybersecure--and it doesn't take a degree in computer science to...

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Writing children's books  by Lisa Rojany-Buccieri

Writing children's books

Lisa Rojany-Buccieri

Book

"With straightforward advice and a plethora of up-to-date recommendations, the authors provide step-by-step information on everything aspiring children's book authors needs to know"--Publisher's description.

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Windows 11 simplified  by Paul McFedries

Windows 11 simplified

Paul McFedries

Book

"Windows 11 Simplified is your from-scratch beginner's guide to the ins and outs of the latest version of Windows. It's fully updated to include all the coolest new features of Windows 11 and offers a highly visual roadmap--complete with tons of scre...

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The bodies of others  by Naomi Wolf

The bodies of others

Naomi Wolf

Book

"Our pre-March 2020 world is gone forever. Irretrievable. For in league with mass surrender to all-powerful technology, the "restrictions" against human assembly, speech and gathering, culture and worship brough on by pandemic panic have brought new ...

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The family Roe  by Joshua Prager

The family Roe

Joshua Prager

Book

"Reports on the Supreme Court's most divisive case, Roe v. Wade, and the unknown lives at its heart. Despite her famous pseudonym, "Jane Roe," no one knows the truth about Norma McCorvey (1947-2017), whose unwanted pregnancy in 1969 opened a great fracture...

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Her country  by Marissa R. Moss

Her country

Marissa R. Moss

Book

"Her Country is veteran Nashville journalist Marissa R. Moss's story of how in the past two decades, country's women fought back against systems designed to keep them down, armed with their art and never willing to just shut up and sing: how women like...

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Empires of the Normans  by Levi Roach

Empires of the Normans

Levi Roach

Book

"How did descendants of Viking marauders came to dominate Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East? It is a tale of ambitious adventures and fierce freebooters, of fortunes made and fortunes lost. The Normans made their influence felt across all...

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Budget keto kitchen  by Monya Kilian Palmer

Budget keto kitchen

Monya Kilian Palmer

Book

"You could be forgiven for thinking that the keto lifestyle is an expensive one - but that doesn't have to be the case. In this highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling Keto Kitchen and Lazy Keto Kitchen, Monya Kilian Palmer shares all the secrets...

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The book of minds  by Philip Ball

The book of minds

Philip Ball

Book

"In this book, popular science writer Philip Ball surveys a range of sciences to map our answers to a big, philosophically rich question, one with practical and ethical consequences for today. How do we even begin to think about minds that are not hu...

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The politics of maps  by Christine Leuenberger

The politics of maps

Christine Leuenberger

Book

"This book traces how the geographical sciences have become entwined with politics, territorial claim making, and nation-building in Israel/Palestine. In particular, the focus is on the history of geographical sciences before and after the establishment...

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Unmasked  by Paul Holes

Unmasked

Paul Holes

Book

"From the detective who found The Golden State Killer, a memoir of investigating America's toughest cold cases and the rewards--and toll--of a life solving crime. I order another bourbon, neat. This is the drink that will flip the switch. I don't even...

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The life and adventures of Nat Love, better known in the cattle country as "Deadwood Dick"  by Nat Love

The life and adventures of Nat Love, better known in the cattle country as "Deadwood Dick"

Nat Love

Book

"Thousands of black cowpunchers drove cattle up the Chisholm Trail after the Civil War, but only Nat Love wrote about his experiences. Born to slaves in Davidson County, Tennessee, the newly freed Love struck out for Kansas after the war. He was fifteen...

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Brain-body parenting  by Mona Delahooke

Brain-body parenting

Mona Delahooke

Book

"From a leading child psychologist comes this groundbreaking new understanding of children's behavior, offering insight and strategies to support both parents and children. Over her decades as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Mona Delahooke has routinely...

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Mothertongues  by Ceridwen Dovey

Mothertongues

Ceridwen Dovey

Book

"After sharing their artistic frustrations at the school gate, Ceridwen Dovey and Eliza Bell decide to take a risk: to co-write a book about early motherhood. Off-colour, offbeat, off their heads, they begin - but then, what is motherhood if not mess...

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Why we heart The Matrix  by Kim Taylor-Foster

Why we heart The Matrix

Kim Taylor-Foster

Book

"Whether you saw the movie in theaters in 1999 or watched it for the first time at home, there is no denying that The Matrix has had an immense impact on pop culture. This movie is a "must-see" of the science fiction genre and Why We Love The Matrix is...

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Historic capital  by Cameron Logan

Historic capital

Cameron Logan

Book

"For much of the postwar era, Washingtonians battled to make the city their own, fighting the federal government over the basic question of home rule, the right of the citys residents to govern their local affairs. Urban historian Cameron Logan examines...

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RV cooking made easy  by Heather Schlueter

RV cooking made easy

Heather Schlueter

Book

"Schlueter understands the challenges of cooking in an RV: space is limited, power and water consumption are always concerns, and efficient cleanup is a must. Her recipes are developed to make the most of the available space and equipment, while exploiting...

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The beauty witch's secrets  by Alise Marie

The beauty witch's secrets

Alise Marie

Book

"Become your most spellbinding self, inside and out, through every stage of your life. Alise Marie guides you into her inner sanctum, where you'll enjoy empowerment and practical magick that elevates your beauty routine from a monotonous chore to a s...

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Understanding street photography  by Bryan Peterson

Understanding street photography

Bryan Peterson

Book

"Discover the secrets to mastering street photography -- from city streets to country roads and the alleyways in between -- from an acclaimed international photographer, teacher, and best-selling author"--Publisher's description.

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The Two Spoons cookbook  by Hannah Sunderani

The Two Spoons cookbook

Hannah Sunderani

Book

"Hannah Sunderani, creator of the popular blog Two Spoons, offers over 100 French-inspired plant-based recipes worth sharing--and best served with two spoons! While living in France, Hannah pursued her passion for plant-based cooking. Inspired by the...

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Designing modern Japan  by Sarah Teasley

Designing modern Japan

Sarah Teasley

Book

"From woodblock prints and porcelains to Hello Kitty, Issey Miyake and the Honda Civic, Japanese design has indelibly marked our everyday life for the past 150 years. This comprehensive history, the first of its kind in English, explains the emergenc...

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The quiz masters  by Brydon Coverdale

The quiz masters

Brydon Coverdale

Book

"Who wants to be a millionaire? Brydon Coverdale did, and dedicated himself to outsmarting quiz masters on every Australian TV and radio trivia format he could - until he became so successful, he was hired by The Chase to stop others from winning. The...

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Holding tight, letting go  by Sarah Hughes

Holding tight, letting go

Sarah Hughes

Book

"How does it feel to know you are going to die? And, more importantly, what does that teach you about how to live? 'Too often we minimise the reality of terminal cancer, concentrating instead on survival records and talking only in positive pink ribbon...

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7 step mindset makeover  by Domonique Bertolucci

7 step mindset makeover

Domonique Bertolucci

Book

"Refocus your thoughts with 7 Step Mindset Makeover, your life guide to achieving your goals from happiness expert Domonique Bertolucci. For most people, achieving our goals, creating new habits and making other positive changes in our lives can be v...

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9 step negativity detox  by Domonique Bertolucci

9 step negativity detox

Domonique Bertolucci

Book

"9 Step Negativity Detox is your thoughtful guide to detoxing your mindset and eliminating negativity from your life. In just nine easy steps, happiness expert Domonique Bertolucci shares a whole range of tips, strategies and suggestions to detox your...

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The Empress and the English doctor  by Lucy Ward

The Empress and the English doctor

Lucy Ward

Book

"A killer virus ... an all-powerful Empress ... an encounter cloaked in secrecy ... the astonishing true story. Within living memory, smallpox was a dreaded disease. Over human history it has killed untold millions. Back in the eighteenth century, as...

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The greatest escape  by Neil Churches

The greatest escape

Neil Churches

Book

"The gripping, vividly told story of the largest POW escape in the Second World War - organized by an Australian bank clerk, a British jazz pianist and an American spy. In August 1944 the most successful POW escape of the Second World War took place -...

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The strong like mum method  by Shakira Akabusi

The strong like mum method

Shakira Akabusi

Book

"Discover the natural strength of the female body, awaken your inner power and enjoy a happy, healthy, confident pre and postnatal experience with this inspiring, stereotype-shattering book. In The StrongLikeMum Method, pre and postnatal fitness expert...

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Talking about a revolution  by Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Talking about a revolution

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Book

"Yassmin Abdel-Magied brings her characteristic warmth, clarity and inquisitive nature to the concept of 'the private and public self' and 'systems and society' that form the two halves of this collection. In 'The Private and Public Self', Yassmin ex...

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Five steps to financial wellbeing  by Clare Seal

Five steps to financial wellbeing

Clare Seal

Book

"It's impossible to talk about wellbeing without addressing our financial wellbeing. While it may be true that money can't buy you happiness, you will struggle to find balance and contentment in all other areas of your life when you aren't in control...

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Excel® macros  by Dick Kusleika

Excel® macros

Dick Kusleika

Book

"Offers instructions on automating aspects of Excel in order to streamline workflow and minimize errors"--Publisher's description.

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Female masculinities and the gender wars  by Finn Mackay

Female masculinities and the gender wars

Finn Mackay

Book

"Female Masculinities and the Gender Wars provides important theoretical background and context to the 'gender wars' or 'TERF wars' - the fracture at the forefront of the LGBTQ international conversation. Using queer and female masculinities as a lens,...

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Don't forget me  by Philomène Grandin

Don't forget me

Philomène Grandin

Book

"Izzy Young was a distinctive figure in the folk music and beatnik world. He set up the Folklore Center in New York’s Greenwich Village, where Patti Smith, Emmylou Harris and Allen Ginsburg performed, and he produced Bob Dylan’s first show in New York...

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At home with art  by Olivia De Fayet

At home with art

Olivia De Fayet

Book

"A beginner's guide on how to start your own art collection on any budget—to create a unique home that reflects your individual style. A work of art—whether it is unexpected, groundbreaking, or one of a kind—can personalize your interior and transform...

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Homesickness  by Janine Mikosza

Homesickness

Janine Mikosza

Book

"She tells me she's returning to every childhood home she lived in, and all the memories she can't leave behind. The past, she says, it kind of owns me. I want permission to write her life while she lives it. I want to know why she is returning to the...

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Healthy living James  by James Wythe

Healthy living James

James Wythe

Book

"A dairy-free rich chocolate tart that only takes 10 minutes to make? A gnocchi vegetable tray bake that is quick, comforting and vegan? Fluffy pancakes drizzled with maple syrup that are gluten-free? Flaky sausage roll that are totally plant-based? ...

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Ripple  by Jim Cosgrove

Ripple

Jim Cosgrove

Book

"For nine years, South Carolina officials struggled to identify "the boy in the woods," a young man whose body had been discovered just south of Myrtle Beach in a fishing village called Murrells Inlet. Meanwhile, 1,200 miles away in Kansas City, Miss...

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Wild green wonders  by Patrick Barkham

Wild green wonders

Patrick Barkham

Book

"Wild Green Wonders brings you a selection of twenty years' worth of Patrick Barkham's writings for the Guardian, bearing witness to the many changes we have imposed upon the planet and the challenges lying ahead for the future of nature. From Norwegian...

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Everest 1922  by Mick Conefrey

Everest 1922

Mick Conefrey

Book

"Though it remains by far the world's most famous mountain, in recent years Everest's reputation has changed radically, with long queues of climbers on the Lhotse Face, lurid tales of frozen corpses and piles of high altitude trash. It wasn't always like...

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Not drinking tonight  by Amanda White

Not drinking tonight

Amanda White

Book

"Drinking is everywhere in our culture-whether it's wine-o-clock or impromptini, alcohol often is a fundamental part of socializing and destressing. And it can seem black or white: you drink or you don't. If you fall into the latter camp, people auto...

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Rembrandt  by Christopher White

Rembrandt

Christopher White

Book

"Rembrandt is among the few Old Master artists to retain universal appeal among art lovers today, his striking self-portraits lauded the world over - yet he remains an elusive, enigmatic figure. Here, the distinguished art historian Christopher White...

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Miró  by Roland Penrose

Miró

Roland Penrose

Book

"A new edition of this classic survey on the life and work of Spanish surrealist, Joan Miro, by his close friend, historian and fellow artist Roland Penrose. Among the great 20th-century masters, the surrealist painter Joan Miro stands out for the at...

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Ten thousand apologies  by Adelle Stripe

Ten thousand apologies

Adelle Stripe

Book

"From the mountains of Algeria to the squats of South London via sectarian Northern Ireland, Ten Thousand Apologies is the sordid and thrilling story of the country's most notorious cult band, Fat White Family. Loved and loathed in equal measure since...

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Unsteady crowns  by A. W. (A. William) Purdue

Unsteady crowns

A. W. (A. William) Purdue

Book

"At the beginning of the twentieth century, monarchy was by far the most common form of government: emperors sat on the thrones of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Persia, China, Russia and the Ottoman Empire, while there were kings of Bulgaria, Serbia, Ita...

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The art of letter carving in wood  by Martin Wenham

The art of letter carving in wood

Martin Wenham

Book

"The Art of Letter Carving in Wood is a thorough guide to this beautiful craft. Based on the v-cut method, it explains how to carve letters in a range of sizes, styles and different kinds of wood. The book progresses from the basic to the difficult, and...

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Áedán of the Gaels  by Keith Coleman

Áedán of the Gaels

Keith Coleman

Book

"An associate of the famous St. Columba, he was the first recorded king to be ordained in the British Isles and was the most powerful ruler in his generation. His astonishing military reach took him from Orkney, Pictland, Ireland, Northumbria and the...

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A 1930s childhood  by Colin Gordon Maggs

A 1930s childhood

Colin Gordon Maggs

Book

"Do you remember collecting birds' eggs and cigarette cards? Or the first appearances of wrapped sweets like Mars and Milky Way? The 1930s was a time of great progress, as engines took over from horses, and electric light from gas and oil. In the bac...

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Devil in a coma  by Mark Lanegan

Devil in a coma

Mark Lanegan

Book

"One morning in March 2021 with the second wave of infections ripping through Ireland where he was newly resident, Mark Lanegan woke up breathless, fatigued beyond belief, his body burdened with a gigantic dose of COVID-19. Admitted to Kerry Hospital...

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The secret to happy  by Vicky Pattison

The secret to happy

Vicky Pattison

Book

"The debut self-help book from Vicky Pattison, on how to quash your inner doubts, overcome fear and live a happier life. "If there's any woman out there who is feeling like they're going through things on their own, or they're worried that they're no...

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The Tudors

The Tudors

Book

"This book situates the Tudor dynasty, their court, and the country, in an international context. It provides an overview of the ways in which the Tudors engaged with the world and were impacted by broader currents: the internationalism of court cult...

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The measure of a man  by Sidney Poitier

The measure of a man

Sidney Poitier

Book

"In this beautifully written, candid memoir, legendary actor Sidney Poitier reveals the spiritual depth, passion and intellectual fervour that has driven his remarkable life. Poitier credits his childhood of poverty on idyllic Cat Island in the Bahamas...

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Own it  by Jessica Jones

Own it

Jessica Jones

Book

"Own It is for the generation of women that have been told time and again that you need to drastically change to ever have a hope of happiness. For the women who feel that confidence, success and joy are for 'other people'. Motivational comedian and....

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Artists on art  by Holly (Arts journalist) Black

Artists on art

Holly (Arts journalist) Black

Book

"Through a carefully curated selection of quotations, images and interviews, Artists on Art reveals what matters most to the masters. You'll discover how the giants of the different artistic genres developed their distinctive visual styles, the core ideas...

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Capital of spies  by Sven Felix Kellerhoff

Capital of spies

Sven Felix Kellerhoff

Book

"For almost half a century, the hottest front in the Cold War was right across Berlin. From summer 1945 until 1990, the secret services of NATO and the Warsaw Pact fought an ongoing duel in the dark. Throughout the Cold War, espionage was part of everyday...

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The world according to China  by Elizabeth Economy

The world according to China

Elizabeth Economy

Book

"An economic and military superpower with 20 percent of the world's population, China has the wherewithal to transform the international system. Xi Jinping's bold calls for China to "lead in the reform of the global governance system" suggest that he...

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The life inside  by Andy West

The life inside

Andy West

Book

"Andy West teaches philosophy in prisons. He has conversations with people inside about their lives, discusses their ideas and feelings and listens as the men and women he works with explore new ways to think about their situation. Could we ever be good...

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Everyday trauma  by Tracey Shors

Everyday trauma

Tracey Shors

Book

"A neuroscientist explores how trauma impacts the brain, especially for women - and how we can learn to heal ourselves. Everyone experiences trauma. Whether a specific harrowing event or a series of stressful moments that culminate over time, trauma can...

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An artist's guide to programming  by J. R. (Jim R.) Parker

An artist's guide to programming

J. R. (Jim R.) Parker

Book

"Teaches programming concepts by visual example, providing one hundred short programs to experiment with, written in the Java-based language Processing. Covers how to program while manipulating computer-generated graphics, photographs, video, and...

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The eight paradoxes of great leadership  by Tim Elmore

The eight paradoxes of great leadership

Tim Elmore

Book

"The Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership unpacks the fresh strategies and new mindset required today from a next generation leader. Author Dr. Tim Elmore helps leaders of all kinds navigate increasingly complex, rapidly changing environments, as well...

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A (very) short history of life on Earth  by Henry Gee

A (very) short history of life on Earth

Henry Gee

Book

"In the tradition of E.H. Gombrich, Stephen Hawking, and Alan Weisman-an entertaining and uniquely informed narration of Life's life story. In the beginning, Earth was an inhospitably alien place-in constant chemical flux, covered with churning seas,...

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Outsmart your pain  by Christiane (Mindfulness teacher) Wolf

Outsmart your pain

Christiane (Mindfulness teacher) Wo...

Book

"Pain can be a big, unwieldy box that you struggle to carry all day. Wolf shows readers how mindfulness lets you put down this box and unpack its contents. She provides guided meditations and self-compassion practices that will help you separate your...

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The last act of love  by Cathy Rentzenbrink

The last act of love

Cathy Rentzenbrink

Book

"In the summer of 1990 - two weeks before his GCSE results, which turned out to be the best in his school - Cathy Rentzenbrink's brother Matty was knocked down by a car on the way home from a night out, suffering serious head injuries. He was left in...

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How to stay sane  by Philippa Perry

How to stay sane

Philippa Perry

Book

""There is no simple set of instructions that can guarantee sanity, but if you want to overcome emotional difficulties and become happier, psychotherapist Philippa Perry argues that there are four cornerstones to sanity you can influence to bring about...

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C++ programming in easy steps  by Mike McGrath

C++ programming in easy steps

Mike McGrath

Book

"C++ Programming in easy steps, 6th edition shows you how to program in the powerful C++ native system language. Now, in its sixth edition, this guide gives complete examples that illustrate each aspect with colorized source code. Updated for the GNU...

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The stories behind the poses  by Raj Balkaran

The stories behind the poses

Raj Balkaran

Book

"Discover the traditional stories and wisdom behind your favourite yoga poses in this stunningly illustrated book of Indian mythology for yogis of all levels. A beautifully written introduction to Indian mythology, join storyteller, scholar and teacher,...

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Swimming home  by Judy Cotton

Swimming home

Judy Cotton

Book

"'I was sitting at my father's desk, waiting to call Intensive Care. It is September, the wattle is flowering, and it smells like napalm.' In this stunning memoir, full of black humour and razor-sharp observations, visual artist Judy Cotton captures ...

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The shortest history of Greece  by James Heneage

The shortest history of Greece

James Heneage

Book

"How has Greece shaped the world we live in today, and what can we learn from its history? The story of Greece is our story. Philosophy, art, democracy, language, even computers - our world has been shaped by the products of Greek civilisation. Yet most...

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Don't make a fuss  by Wendy Davis

Don't make a fuss

Wendy Davis

Book

"Wendy Davis was attacked by the Claremont Serial Killer and survived. This is her story. In 2020, after the longest and most expensive trial in Western Australian history, Bradley Robert Edwards was convicted of two of the Claremont Serial Killings,...

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Rachel:  by Jeff McGill

Rachel:

Jeff McGill

Book

"Rachel Kennedy was a colonial folk hero. Born in the wild and remote Warrumbungle mountains of western New South Wales in 1845, she was described by Duke Tritton of The Bulletin as Australia's greatest pioneer woman of them all. Rachel caught brumbies,...

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Everybody Hertz  by Richard Mainwaring

Everybody Hertz

Richard Mainwaring

Book

" A voyage of discovery through the vibrations that move us, whether we can hear them or not. Vic Tandy was a level-headed scientist, but there was no denying it: at this late hour in his lonely lab at Coventry University, he kept seeing a grey apparition...

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How to live with each other  by Farhan Samanani

How to live with each other

Farhan Samanani

Book

"Increasingly, we are coming to see difference, whether in the form of conflicting values or growing ethnic diversity, as an existential threat. Within much of the world, our main response has been to surround ourselves with like-minded people and double...

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Homelands  by Chitra Ramasamy

Homelands

Chitra Ramasamy

Book

" A book about history, friendship, family and what it means to belong, from the award-winning journalist and author of Expecting.This book is about two unlikely friends. One born in 1970s Britain to Indian immigrant parents, the other arrived from N...

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Gwangju uprising  by Sŏg-yŏng Hwang

Gwangju uprising

Sŏg-yŏng Hwang

Book

"The essential account of the South Korean 1980 pro-democracy rebellion. On 18th May 1980, student activists gathered in the South Korean city of Gwangju to protest the coup d'etat and martial law government of General Chun Doo-hwan. The security for...

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The hated cage  by Nicholas Guyatt

The hated cage

Nicholas Guyatt

Book

"The War of 1812 – the last time Britain and America went to war with each other. British redcoats torch the White House and six thousand American privateers languish in the world's largest prisoner-of-war camp, Dartmoor. They were of all classes and...

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Mary  by Chris Maunder

Mary

Chris Maunder

Book

"A radical reassessment of the role of Mary the mother of Jesus and other women in the early Church. Despite the commonly held assumption that the Bible says little about the mother of Jesus, there are many indications that Mary preceded and inspired...

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Vancouver and Vancouver Island  by Connie Brissenden

Vancouver and Vancouver Island

Connie Brissenden

Book

"Beautifully situated between the ocean and picturesque mountains, Vancouver offers the cultural vibrancy of a modern metropolis, as well as the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking rugged coastline and wilderness of nearby Vancouver Island. Make the...

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Top 10 Seattle  by Eric Amrine

Top 10 Seattle

Eric Amrine

Book

"Fuelled by espresso coffee, Seattle is a trendy, vibrant and ambitious city at the helm of technology and popular culture. Beyond the skyscrapers and farmers' markets, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains beckon with unmatched natural beauty. Make the...

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The lucky laundry  by Nathan Lynch

The lucky laundry

Nathan Lynch

Book

"In today's ruthless world of organised crime, the best criminals aren't foolish enough to steal money out of banks. They wear tailored suits, carry briefcases, and discreetly slip money into banks. Bigwigs, oligarchs and crime syndicates running dru...

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Three sheets to the wind  by Adam Courtenay

Three sheets to the wind

Adam Courtenay

Book

"When, in 1796, Calcutta-based Scottish merchants Campbell & Clark dispatched an Indian ship hurriedly renamed the Sydney Cove to the colony of New South Wales, they were hoping to make their fortune. The ship's speculative cargo was comprised of all...

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Running wild

Running wild

Book

"Running Wild highlights the most exciting trail runs from around the world, from the heights of the Alps and the snowy expanses of the Arctic to the jungles of Latin America and the outback Down Under. Each destination is brought to life by a different...

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Betrayed  by Sandi Logan

Betrayed

Sandi Logan

Book

"In 1977, Vera 'Toddie' Hays and Florice 'Beezie" Bessire thought they were about to embark on the trip of a lifetime when Vera's nephew, Vern Todd, offered them a campervan to drive from Germany to India. Little did the women know that Vern and his....

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Nomad girl  by Kanakiya Myra Ah Chee

Nomad girl

Kanakiya Myra Ah Chee

Book

"There are so many stories to tell of my life, and sometimes I think they are not of importance, but they are, because often it is the little details that are the most important. I still remember every detail. [Like] Oodnadatta Country -- I can still...

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How do I un-remember this?  by Danny Pellegrino

How do I un-remember this?

Danny Pellegrino

Book

"Growing up in small-town Ohio isn't easy, particularly when you're a closeted gay kid surrounded by... no one openly gay. Luckily, Danny Pellegrino grew up in the '90s, coming of age when the internet opened up a whole new world for a curious kid itching...

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Called to testify  by Judith Kalman

Called to testify

Judith Kalman

Book

"How does a secular, non-practising Jew who has lived most of her life outside the Jewish community suddenly find herself in the front rows of a Nazi war crimes tribunal? In 2015, the award-winning writer Judith Kalman was invited to Lüneburg to testify...

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The Highland vet  by Guy Gordon

The Highland vet

Guy Gordon

Book

"The official TV tie-in to the hit Channel 5 show, which celebrates the animals and people of the northern Scottish highlands. Discover the charms and challenges of working at Scotland's most northerly mainland vets' practice. From rescuing seal pups...

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1000 checkmate combinations  by Victor Henkin

1000 checkmate combinations

Victor Henkin

Book

"A newly translated Russian classic offers a comprehensive collection of checkmate combinations, along with information on chess tactics and illustrative templates for different mating formations"--Publisher's description.

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Raphael  by Paul Joannides

Raphael

Paul Joannides

Book

"An authoritative introduction to one of the most influential painters in the history of art, written by the pre-eminent authority on the subject and informed by the latest research.0 More versatile and less idiosyncratic than Michelangelo, more prolific...

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My money my way  by Kumiko Love

My money my way

Kumiko Love

Book

"As a newly divorced single mom making $24,000 per year and facing down $77,000 in debt, Kumiko Love worried constantly about money. She saw what other moms had-vacations, birthday parties, a house full of furniture-and felt ashamed that she and her son...

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Speaking in tongues  by Tom Tilley

Speaking in tongues

Tom Tilley

Book

"When you no longer believe in eternity, every moment counts. A memoir of breaking free and reinvention. From the outside, Tom Tilley's childhood seemed ordinary. The first son of a pastor, he grew up in a beautiful country town where life revolved a...

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Boy in a china shop  by Keith Brymer Jones

Boy in a china shop

Keith Brymer Jones

Book

"Ballet dancer. Front man in an almost famous band. Judge on The Great Pottery Throwdown. How did all that happen? By accident mostly. But I always say we make our own luck. What if an art teacher hadn't given me a lump of clay? What if the band had ...

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Kidnapped by the Junta  by Julian Manyon

Kidnapped by the Junta

Julian Manyon

Book

"On 12 May 1982 as the Falklands conflict became a shooting war, ITN journalist Julian Manyon and his TV crew were kidnapped on the streets of Buenos Aires and put through a traumatic mock execution by the secret police. Less than eight hours later they...

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Wild places  by Sarah Baxter

Wild places

Sarah Baxter

Book

"Get back to nature and explore sites unspoilt by humankind with the latest addition to the Inspired Traveller's Guide series. We humans don't just love wild places. We need them; we need their scale, their breath, their drama and enigma. Wild places...

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Prime  by Skye Arundhati Thomas

Prime

Skye Arundhati Thomas

Book

"The most exciting rising stars in contemporary art - who's who and what's next - featuring 107 artists born since 1980, as chosen by a new generation of art experts and leaders"--Publisher's description.

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Practical activities and ideas for parents of dyslexic kids and teens  by Gavin Reid

Practical activities and ideas for parents of dyslexic kids and teens

Gavin Reid

Book

"This book contains dyslexia-friendly practical activities and ideas that can be readily accessed by parents of dyslexic children and teens, to support their learning in ways that work for them. It includes 70 activities to boost dyslexic learners' r...

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Never panic early  by Fred Haise

Never panic early

Fred Haise

Book

"The extraordinary autobiography of astronaut Fred Haise, one of only 24 men to fly to the moon. In the gripping Never Panic Early, Fred Haise, Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 13, offers a detailed firsthand account of when disaster struck three days into...

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Far side of the Moon  by Liisa Jorgensen

Far side of the Moon

Liisa Jorgensen

Book

"Far Side of the Moon is the untold, fully authorized story of the lives of Frank and Susan Borman. One was a famous astronaut--an instrumental part of the Apollo space program--but the other was just as much a warrior. This real-life love story is far...

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Beyond global warming  by Syukuro Manabe

Beyond global warming

Syukuro Manabe

Book

"Climate models are some of our most powerful tools for exploring human-induced global warming. These models, derived from numerical weather prediction models, are based upon the fundamental laws of physics. Using powerful computers, they can act as ...

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Secret Britain  by Mary-Ann Ochota

Secret Britain

Mary-Ann Ochota

Book

"Britain is full of ancient wonders: not grand like the Egyptian pyramids, but small, strange places and objects that hint at a deep and enduring relationship with the mystic. This beautifully illustrated book unearths more than fifty of our greatest...

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Good pop, bad pop  by Jarvis Cocker

Good pop, bad pop

Jarvis Cocker

Book

"We all have a random collection of the things that made us, photos, tickets, clothes, souvenirs, stuffed in a box, packed in a suitcase, crammed into a drawer. When Jarvis Cocker starts clearing out his loft, he finds a jumble of objects that catalogue...

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Reality+  by David John Chalmers

Reality+

David John Chalmers

Book

"A leading philosopher takes a mind-bending journey through virtual worlds, illuminating the nature of reality and our place within it. Virtual reality is genuine reality. That's the central thesis of Reality+. In a highly original work of "technophi...

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The peasants' revolting. Crimes  by Terry Deary

The peasants' revolting. Crimes

Terry Deary

Book

"Popular history writer Terry Deary takes us on a light-hearted and often humorous romp through the centuries with Mr & Mrs Peasant, recounting foul and dastardly deeds committed by the underclasses, as well as the punishments meted out by those on the...

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The woman beyond the attic  by Andrew Neiderman

The woman beyond the attic

Andrew Neiderman

Book

"This celebration of the woman who took us to the heights of a secluded attic and the depths of our own dark psyches reveals an intimate portrait of the famously private V.C. Andrews. Best known for her internationally, multi-million-copy bestselling...

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Us and our planet

Us and our planet

Book

"In collaboration with IKEA, this inspirational study explores how to live more sustainably and well based on the experience of both ordinary and extraordinary lives, showing how small changes at home will work positively towards sustainability for our...

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Mathletics  by Wayne L. Winston

Mathletics

Wayne L. Winston

Book

"Mathletics shows readers how to use simple mathematics to analyze a range of statistical and probability-related questions in professional baseball, basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse, and golf, and in sports gambling. The authors describe the.....

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International poetry of the First World War

International poetry of the First World War

Book

"Ranging far beyond the traditional canon, this ground-breaking anthology casts a vivid new light on poetic responses to the First World War. Bringing together poems by soldiers and noncombatants, patriots and dissenters, and from all sides of the co...

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The red of my blood  by Clover Stroud

The red of my blood

Clover Stroud

Book

""Can death bring something good to my life?" A few weeks before Christmas, Clover's sister died of breast cancer, aged forty-six. Just days before, she had been given years to live. Her sudden death split Clover's life apart. The Red of My Blood cha...

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Inside the machine  by David Twohig

Inside the machine

David Twohig

Book

"Inside the Machine tells the story of the modern car industry from the inside. What is it really like to work for the car-makers - the industrial giants that influence the daily lives of millions? How are mass-production cars really designed, engineered,...

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Playing with fire  by Elizabeth Wilson

Playing with fire

Elizabeth Wilson

Book

"Maria Yudina was no ordinary musician. An incredibly popular pianist, she lived on the fringes of Soviet society and had close friendships with such towering figures as Boris Pasternak, Pavel Florensky, and Mikhail Bakhtin. Legend has it that she was...

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The book lover's guide to London  by Sarah (Journalist) Milne

The book lover's guide to London

Sarah (Journalist) Milne

Book

"Many of the greatest names in literature have visited or made their home in the colourful and diverse metropolis of London. From Charles Dickens to George Orwell, Virginia Woolf to Bernadine Evaristo, London's writers have brought the city to life t...

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Grandmaster gambits  by Richard Palliser

Grandmaster gambits

Richard Palliser

Book

"Are you bored with playing it safe in the opening? Had enough of developing your pieces sensibly, aiming to control the centre and getting your king castled? Do you yearn to tear the opposition apart in the style of the great 19th century masters? T...

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Mastering chess logic  by Joshua Sheng

Mastering chess logic

Joshua Sheng

Book

"What exactly makes the greatest players of all time, such as Magnus Carlsen, Bobby Fischer, and Garry Kasparov stand out from the rest? The basic aspects of chess (calculation, study of opening theory, and technical endgame ability) are of course of...

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Mastering the virtual sale  by Kerry (Kerry L.) Johnson

Mastering the virtual sale

Kerry (Kerry L.) Johnson

Book

"The way we do business in the US and across the world has changed. We now meet through Zoom, Skype, Meet and Teams. Those who sell virtually are likely to suffer a longer sales process. There is less trust generated o a virtual platform vs. face-to-...

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It's fine, it's fine, it's fine (it's not)  by Taz Alam

It's fine, it's fine, it's fine (it's not)

Taz Alam

Book

"A raw, honest and heartfelt poetry collection from Taz Alam for the tough times, the great times, and everything in between"--Publisher's description.

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The practice of embodying emotions  by Raja Selvam

The practice of embodying emotions

Raja Selvam

Book

"A body-based, science-backed method for regulating behavior, thoughts, and feelings and improving well-being--shown to shorten therapy time and improve emotional outcomes. In the first book on Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP), clinical psychologist...

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Laptops for seniors in easy steps  by Nick Vandome

Laptops for seniors in easy steps

Nick Vandome

Book

"Laptops are an excellent option for seniors: they can be used anywhere, and with wireless technology, to surf the web and to keep in touch. This 8th edition of Laptops for Seniors in easy steps will help you get started and then show you how to get more...

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The Blister Club  by Michael Lee Lanning

The Blister Club

Michael Lee Lanning

Book

"During World War II, some 10,000 American bombers and fighters were shot down over Europe. Of the crews aboard, 26,000 men were killed, while 30,000 survived being shot down only to be captured and made prisoners of war. Against the longest of odds,...

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The leader's mind  by James A. Afremow

The leader's mind

James A. Afremow

Book

" Clear and concise steps to develop the confidence and mental edge that sets you apart as a trailblazing leader the same approach thousands of professional athletes have used to become champions. The Leader's Mind taps into the same tips and techniques...

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A place for god  by Pete Nicholas

A place for god

Pete Nicholas

Book

"Where are you? Today, your favourite maps app will give you your location down to a greater level of detail than ever before. But do you really feel like you know where you are? Major cultural shifts over the past generation have left us feeling...

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634 ways to kill Fidel  by Fabián Escalante Font

634 ways to kill Fidel

Fabián Escalante Font

Book

"Fabián Escalante, the founder of the Cuban intelligence services, and head of the Cuban State Security Department, provides a clear-eyed first-person account of his experiences defending Fidel Castro from the extraordinary attempts to take his life....

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Great TED talks  by Neil C. Hughes

Great TED talks

Neil C. Hughes

Book

"This unofficial compilation reviews the 100 best TED talks about innovation from great minds worldwide. With quirky graphics and memorable quotes, Great TED Talks: Innovation will challenge your thinking, open your mind to new perspectives, and ignite...

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The lost kitchen  by Erin (Chef) French

The lost kitchen

Erin (Chef) French

Book

"An evocative, gorgeous four-season look at cooking in Maine, with 100 recipes No one can bring small-town America to life better than a native. Erin French grew up in Freedom, Maine (population 719), helping her father man the griddle at his diner. ...

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How to walk  by Thích Nĥát Hạnh

How to walk

Thích Nĥát Hạnh

Book

"How to Walk is the fourth title in Parallax's popular Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Slow, concentra...

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