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  • Heads of the Colored People: Stories

    By Nafissa Thompson-Spires

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781501168000
    • Publisher: Atria / 37 INK
    • Published: January 2019
  • The Way of the Masks

    By Claude Levi-Strauss

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780295966366
    • Publisher: University of Washington Press
    • Published: June 1988
    The noted French structural anthropologist explains British Columbia Swaihwe tribal masks - with their gaping mouths, incongrously placed bird heads, enormous tongues, protruding from flabby lower jaws, and demonic style - with reference to kinship ties, incest prohibition and myths. He subsequently contrasts these masks with those of other coastal peoples British Columbia and Alaska. Color/b&w illus. 249p.
  • Coaching Youth Soccer: Step-by-Step Instruction on Strategy, Mechanics, Drills, and Winning

    By D.W. Crisfield

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781599215488
    • Publisher: KNACK
    • Published: August 2009
    Each year, millions of kids join local soccer teams or head to soccer-friendly summer camps--and thousands of older, not necessarily soccer savvy people, parents included, find themselves serving as coaches. Are you among the latter? Let Knack Coaching Youth Soccer come to the rescue! In Knack's hallmark quick-reading, step-by-step, visually organized format, and organized by age group and by league, it presents a season's worth of plans, exercises, strategies, sample practices, and tips. Its 400 full-color photos, plus field diagrams, are complemented by easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of ideas for creating a winning team--ensuring that you avoid embarrassment, have fun, and leave kids with the happiest experience possible. 400 full-color photos showingRules * Equipment * Safety * Dribbling * Ball Control * Passing * Shooting * Heading * Goalkeeping * Set Plays * Formations * Defense Offense * Transition * Team Games * Warm-up Drills * Sample Practices * Tryouts * Indoor Soccer
  • Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage

    By Elizabeth Siegel

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300141146
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: November 2009
    Human heads on animal bodies, people in fanciful landscapes, faces that are deftly morphed into common household objects - these areamong the Victorian experiments in photocollage seen and explained in this marvelous book, which accompanies an exhibition @The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC/2.02.10-5.09.10. With sharp wit and dramatic shifts of scale, these images flouted the serious conventions of photography in the 1860s and 1870s. Often made by women for albums, they reveal the educated minds and accomplished hands of their makers. An illuminating text sheds light their enterprise. 140 color.
  • Born on a Blue Day: A Memoir: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant

    By Daniel Tammet

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781416535072
    • Publisher: Free Press
    • Published: January 2007
    If you saw Daniel Tammet on the street, or had a conversation with him in a bar, you'd probably think he was a normal, run-of-the-mill guy. But this soft-spoken and modest man is far from ordinary. Daniel Tammet has one of the most fascinating and brilliant minds in the world. Daniel has an extremely rare condition called savant syndrome that gives him almost unimaginable mental powers. Daniel sees numbers as shapes, colors,and textures, but unlike most people with savant syndrome, Daniel has emerged from the isolation of his autistic disorder and is able to explain what is happening in his head. 'Born on a Blue Day' is a journey into the mind of a genius.
  • The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes

    By Scott Wallace

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307462961
    • Publisher: Crown
    • Published: October 2011
    In this gripping first-person account of adventure and survival, author Scott Wallace chronicles an expedition into the Amazon’s uncharted depths, discovering the rainforest’s secrets while moving ever closer to a possible encounter with one such tribe – the mysterious flecheiros, or “People of the Arrow,” seldom-glimpsed warriors known to repulse all intruders with showers of deadly arrows. On assignment for National Geographic, Wallace joins Brazilian explorer Sydney Possuelo at the head of a thirty-four--man team that ventures deep into the unknown in search of the tribe. Possuelo’s mission is to protect the Arrow People. But the information he needs to do so can only be gleaned by entering a world of permanent twilight beneath the forest canopy. Alone the way, Wallace uncovers clues as to who the Arrow People might be, how they have managed to endure, and why so much about them must remain shrouded in mystery if they are to survive. Notes, Select Glossary and Pronunciation Guide, Bibliography, Index. Illus., color photos. 494p.
  • Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope

    By Gabrielle Giffords

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781451661064
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: November 2011
    Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, arrived in the world spotlight under the worst of circumstances. On January 8, 2011, while meeting with her constituents in Tucson, Arizona, Gabby was the victim of an assassination attempt that left six people dead, and thirteen wounded. Gabby was shot in the head; doctors called her survival “ miraculous.” Now, as Gabby’s health continues to show improvement, this book provides an unflinching look at the overwhelming challenges of brain injury, the painstaking process of learning to communicate again, and the responsibilities that fall to a loving spouse who wants the best possible treatment. Told in Mark Kelly’s voice and from Gabby’s heart, the book also chronicles the lives that brought these two extraordinary people together – their humor, their ambitions, and their sense of duty, their long-distance marriage, and their desire for family. This is a reminder of the power of true grit, the patience needed to overcome unimaginable obstacles, and the transcendence of love. Illus., color photographs. 308p.
  • Fungal Strategies of Wood Decay In Trees

    By Francis W. Schwarze

    Our Price: $149.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783540672050
    • Publisher: SPRINGFIELD, IL
    • Published: March 2004
    Wood-destroying fungi play an important role in nature, because they are the only forms of life capable of reducing wood to its initial constituents. However, they can also be dangerous for people and property, as they can impair the stability and fracture-safety of trees. This book gives detailed information, based on new and original scientfic findings, on the examination and effects of the most important species of fungi associated with failure of infected urban trees. In addition, new ways are presented for predicting the advance of decay in the living tree. The subject is illustrated and made easily accessible by numerous colored photos of fungus fruit bodies, defect symptoms, and macroscopic and microscopic pictures of wood decay. A detailed introduction to the fundamentals of wood pathology provides a way into the subjects of applied mycology and tree care for readers without previous special knowledge. Francis W.M.R. Schwarze, National Diploma of Arboriculture at Merrist Wood College, UK (1991), Master of Science in Pure, Applied Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, University of Reading, UK (1992), doctorate at Freiburg University (1995), since 1996 assistant at the Institute for Forest Botany and Tree Physiology at Freiburg University, concentrating on research into wood-destroying fungi and host-fungus interactions.Julia Engels, Diploma Forester at Freiburg University (1995), doctorate on root fungi at Freiburg University (1998). Since 1998 active in tree care and mycology in Luxembourg.Claus Mattheck, born 1947, doctorate in theoretical physics (1973), qualified as lecturer on damage studies at Karlsruhe University (1985), and now teaches there as Professor. Since 1991 he has been an officially appointed and attested expert on tree mechanics and fracture behaviour. Has been awarded numerous prizes for research and publication. Head of the Biomechanics Department at the Karlsruhe Research Centre.
  • Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond

    By Chris Burniske

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781260026672
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
    • Published: October 2017
    Praise for Cryptoassets and Chris Burniske and Jack Tatar"Whether or not one contemplates investing in cryptoassets, anyone with a practical or theoretical interest in financial markets should know about them. Burniske and Tatar do an excellent job explaining this brave new world to us."--Harry Max Markowitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and founder of Modern Portfolio Theory"Cryptoassets is an outstanding overview of the state of digital currencies and assets. Highly recommended for those who want to understand where finance is going."--Balaji S. Srinivasan, CEO of 21.co and board partner at Andreessen Horowitz"Burniske and Tatar have delivered a seminal guide to what may be the biggest investment opportunity since the Internet. Informative and actionable, Cryptoassets is a must-read for crypto-enthusiasts and capital market investors alike."--Arthur B. Laffer, chairman of Laffer Associates, member of President Reagan's Economic Policy Advisory Board, and creator of the Laffer Curve"As we hurtle into a new, decentralized economy, Burniske and Tatar have laid down something of immense importance: a coherent logic, a new science even, for investing in the assets that will define that coming world."--Michael J. Casey, senior advisor to the Digital Currency Initiative at MIT Media Lab andcoauthor of The Age of Cryptocurrency"In this sweeping and lucid work, Burniske and Tatar make a compelling case that cryptoassets are foundational to the second generation of the Internet and represent a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the innovative investor. Required reading for anyone wanting to understand the future of finance, business, and more."--Alex Tapscott, CEO of NextBlock Global and coauthor of Blockchain Revolution"Poised to be one of the most profound inventions in history, blockchain technology may change everything--just as the wheel and the Internet did. Chris and Jack will help you understand blockchains and the cryptoassets within them. If you're a financial advisor, this book will help you serve your clients better."--Ric Edelman, three-time #1 Independent Financial Advisor (Barron's) and New York Times bestselling author of The Truth About Your Future "Investors are always seeking new assets to diversify their portfolios, and the emergence of cryptoasssets provides such an opportunity. Burniske and Tatar offer the first detailed analysis of cryptoassets from the perspective of a portfolio investment."--Campbell R. Harvey, former president of the American Finance Association and professor of finance at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University"Cryptoassets is the definitive guide that comes just in time to introduce you to a radically new era of innovative investment. This book tells you all you need to know to invest in this supreme opportunity of our time: replacing the porous topdown 'winner-take-all' Internet with a safe and cornucopian cadaster of trust and opportunity that makes us all potential winners."--George Gilder, cofounder of the Discovery Institute and author of The Scandal of Money"The growth and importance of cryptocurrency and cryptocomputing rivals the early growth of the commercial Internet and web, and the technical and economic revolution that will result is perhaps even more significant than the first phase of the Internet. Cryptoassets is an excellent introduction to this breakthrough in technology and finance, and a tremendous resource for those eager to get their heads around what can be a daunting and complex subject."--Jeremy Allaire, CEO and founder of Circle"This is an extremely well researched and timely 'state of the nation' treatise on cryptoassets. I'm excited that the knowledge base of our industry is continuing to expand with such high-quality thought leadership and insights."--Vinny Lingham, cofounder and CEO of Civic.com, Shark on Shark Tank South Africa, and board member of the Bitcoin Foundation"Since Bitcoin's creation, people have been wondering why it and other cryptoassets have any value. Chris Burniske and Jack Tatar give the most compelling case for why, with sharp, detailed analysis that reflects their deep understanding of the technology and their strong finance background. Beginners as well as more seasoned crypto investors will find new insights and sensible tips in this practical guide."--Laura Shin, senior editor at Forbes and host of Unchained"Cryptoassets is a fascinating introduction to this new space of the digital economy. The authors surface many historical examples to remind us that in times of excitement, it is even more important to pay attention to the teams and talent behind each project." --Christian Catalini, Theodore T. Miller Career Development Professor at MIT and assistant professor of technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategic management at the Sloan School of Management at MIT"Cryptoassets is a must-read for all financial services executives and investors who want to understand the fundamentals and future directions of this burgeoning, new asset class. Delivered by two of the foremost authorities in the nascent, multibillion-dollar space, this is the most extensive guide on cryptoassets currently available."--Sandra Ro, former head of digitization at CME Group "As renowned industry thought leaders, it's no surprise that Chris and Jack have delivered what is likely the most thoughtful and in-depth framework for evaluating cryptoassets. Within this book, they've rolled up their sleeves to provide helpful historical context and a valuation framework that readers will find intellectually stimulating and illuminating for understanding this rapidly emerging world of cryptoassets."--Spencer Bogart, managing director and head of research at Blockchain Capital"Chris is at the forefront of the important work to better understand and analyze this emerging class of assets. In this book, he and Jack have encapsulated years of their thinking in an easy-to-digest manner."--David Kinitsky, VP of research and innovation at Fidelity Labs"For the uninitiated, the world of cryptocurrencies is frought with risks and pitfalls. No one should venture into this world without preparation. Cryptoassets explains, in simple to understand terms, the full paradigm of Bitcoin and its successor currencies, and it provides everything needed to explore this exciting world."--John McAfee, founder of McAfee Associates "A thorough, balanced, and easy read. I would recommend this to anyone who considers building a portfolio in cryptoassets."--Ryan Selkis, former director of investments at Digital Currency Group and managing director of CoinDesk"Serious investment professionals should read Cryptoassets if they want to understand and value the first new asset class of the twenty-first century. Chris and Jack explain this new-age investment opportunity comprehensively, artfully, and masterfully."--Catherine Wood, founder and CIO of ARK Investment Management"A rare combination of quantitative analysis and first principles-based thinking--this is insightful, original content."--Adam White, vice president of Coinbase and general manager of GDAX"In an increasingly digital world, it is only a matter of time until enormous amounts of value are transmitted and secured via blockchains, including the value of music and creative works. Cryptoassets makes blockchains accessible to the nontechnical by exploring their varied origin stories, use cases, and fundamental value. If you're looking for a grounded, first-principles approach to the next wave of Internet innovation, then this is a great book to read."--Jesse Walden, founder of Media

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