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50th Anniversary FLCC book

50th Anniversary FLCC book

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BAT BASICS

BAT BASICS

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Separate Fact from Fiction with This Fun, Fascinating Guide

We need bats to eat mosquitoes, pollinate plants, and more. Karen Krebbs has been studying the world's only flying mammals for more than 35 years--and she's sharing her expertise with you. Learn the bat basics, such as how they use echolocation, why they hibernate, and what they eat. Then use the field guide section to identify common and important species to know.

Inside You'll Find

  • Bat myths debunked--they won't really fly in your hair or try to bite
  • Identification guide to 32 North American species
  • Instructions on how to bat-proof a house and what to do if you find a bat indoors
  • Projects, activities, and tips to help bats

    Get Bat Basics, and celebrate the amazing lives of bats!

  • BIRD TRIVIA

    BIRD TRIVIA

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    Incredible, Outrageous, Unbelievable Facts About Birds!

    You love birds. They're beautiful. They're graceful. They're a wonder to observe. Yet even seasoned bird watchers don't know everything about our feathered friends. Acclaimed naturalist, author and award-winning wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela has taken a deep dive into the magnificent world of birds--and you won't believe what he's uncovered!

    Why do some birds like to cover themselves with ants? Which birds can mimic the sounds of humans? Why don't woodpeckers get concussions? In Bird Trivia, you'll discover plenty of amazing tidbits you didn't know that you wanted to know about birds. Paired with Stan's famous bird photography, the information provides hours of enjoyment. You're sure to impress your friends and family with all of the knowledge contained in this book!

    BIRDING JOURNAL

    BIRDING JOURNAL

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    The Perfect Birding Companion

    Enjoy a variety of options for recording your favorite moments:

  • Note which birds you see, and when and where you see them
  • Sketch unknown species to look up later
  • Document the birds eating at your feeder
  • Compare first arrivals from year to year
  • Keep track of your life list and other checklists
  • The Birding Journal by birder and graphic artist Vanessa Sorensen also includes tidbits about birding-related topics, including information about attracting birds to your yard, tips to maintain a bluebird box, and lists of national birding hotspots.

    Whether you're a beginning bird watcher or a seasoned birder, this beautiful journal--with its sophisticated art and elegant style--is a book you'll use again and again.

    BUTTERFLIES OF THE NORTHEAST

    BUTTERFLIES OF THE NORTHEAST

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    Your Quick Guide to Identifying Butterflies in the Northeast

    At the park, in the garden, or on a walk, keep this tabbed booklet close at hand. Based on Jaret C. Daniels' best-selling butterfly field guides, Butterflies of the Northeast features only species seen in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. It is organized by color for quick and easy identification. Narrow your choices by color, and view just a few butterflies at a time. The easy-to-use format and detailed photographs, with key markings of 116 species, help to ensure positive ID for even casual observers. The pocket-sized format is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the tear-resistant pages help to make the book durable in the field.

    Camino Island

    Camino Island

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    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "A delightfully lighthearted caper . . . [a] fast-moving, entertaining tale."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a vault deep below Princeton University's Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, impossible to resist.

    Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in unsavory ventures.

    Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer's block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous monetary offer convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Cable's circle of literary friends, to get close to the ringleader, to discover his secrets.

    But soon Mercer learns far too much, and there's trouble in paradise--as only John Grisham can deliver it.

    Praise for Camino Island

    "A happy lark [that] provides the pleasure of a leisurely jaunt periodically jolted into high gear, just for the fun and speed of it."--The New York Times Book Review

    "Sheer catnip . . . [Grisham] reveals an amiable, sardonic edge here that makes Camino Island a most agreeable summer destination."--USA Today

    "Fans will thrill with the classic chase and satisfying ending; and book lovers will wallow in ecstasy."--The Florida Times-Union

    CANOEING & KAYAKING NEW YORK

    CANOEING & KAYAKING NEW YORK

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    Canoeing and Kayaking New York includes descriptions of 50 of the best trips on New York's dozens of rivers. Along with runs for both experienced paddlers and novices and profiles for both over-nighters and short, round-trip day paddles, this book contains all the information necessary for a safe, enjoyable trip. Kevin Stiegelmaier combines information about tides, river gauges, GPS waypoints, and maps with personal anecdotes, historical trivia, and descriptions of local plants and animals, sprinkled with a touch of humor.

    COOKING FOR THE BIRDS

    COOKING FOR THE BIRDS

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    Creating unique dishes and watching birds are two great ways to spend an afternoon. Why not combine them? Cooking for the Birds features 26 simple recipes, perfect to tackle alone or with the whole family. With tips on selecting the right ingredients for the right birds, you can attract the birds you want! See more birds in your backyard, and create fun for the entire family by inviting everybirdy to your yard with a banquet of nutritious, home-cooked foods.
    Democracy in Chains

    Democracy in Chains

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    Winner of the Lillian Smith Book Award
    Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
    Finalist for the National Book Award
    The Nation's Most Valuable Book

    "[A] vibrant intellectual history of the radical right."--The Atlantic



    "This sixty-year campaign to make libertarianism mainstream and eventually take the government itself is at the heart of Democracy in Chains. . . . If you're worried about what all this means for America's future, you should be."--NPR

    An explosive exposé of the right's relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, stop action on climate change, and alter the Constitution.

    Behind today's headlines of billionaires taking over our government is a secretive political establishment with long, deep, and troubling roots. The capitalist radical right has been working not simply to change who rules, but to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance. But billionaires did not launch this movement; a white intellectual in the embattled Jim Crow South did. Democracy in Chains names its true architect--the Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan--and dissects the operation he and his colleagues designed over six decades to alter every branch of government to disempower the majority.

    In a brilliant and engrossing narrative, Nancy MacLean shows how Buchanan forged his ideas about government in a last gasp attempt to preserve the white elite's power in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education. In response to the widening of American democracy, he developed a brilliant, if diabolical, plan to undermine the ability of the majority to use its numbers to level the playing field between the rich and powerful and the rest of us.

    Corporate donors and their right-wing foundations were only too eager to support Buchanan's work in teaching others how to divide America into "makers" and "takers." And when a multibillionaire on a messianic mission to rewrite the social contract of the modern world, Charles Koch, discovered Buchanan, he created a vast, relentless, and multi-armed machine to carry out Buchanan's strategy.

    Without Buchanan's ideas and Koch's money, the libertarian right would not have succeeded in its stealth takeover of the Republican Party as a delivery mechanism. Now, with Mike Pence as Vice President, the cause has a longtime loyalist in the White House, not to mention a phalanx of Republicans in the House, the Senate, a majority of state governments, and the courts, all carrying out the plan. That plan includes harsher laws to undermine unions, privatizing everything from schools to health care and Social Security, and keeping as many of us as possible from voting. Based on ten years of unique research, Democracy in Chains tells a chilling story of right-wing academics and big money run amok. This revelatory work of scholarship is also a call to arms to protect the achievements of twentieth-century American self-government.

    DERELICTION OF DUTY

    DERELICTION OF DUTY

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    "The war in Vietnam was not lost in the field, nor was it lost on the front pages of the "New York Times" or the college campuses. It was lost in Washington, D.C."

    - H. R. McMaster (from the Conclusion)

    "Dereliction Of Duty" is a stunning new analysis of how and why the United States became involved in an all-out and disastrous war in Southeast Asia. Fully and convincingly researched, based on recently released transcripts and personal accounts of crucial meetings, confrontations and decisions, it is the only book that fully re-creates what happened and why. It also pinpoints the policies and decisions that got the United States into the morass and reveals who made these decisions and the motives behind them, disproving the published theories of other historians and excuses of the participants.

    "Dereliction Of Duty" covers the story in strong narrative fashion, focusing on a fascinating cast of characters: President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, General Maxwell Taylor, McGeorge Bundy and other top aides who deliberately deceived the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the U.S. Congress and the American public.

    Sure to generate controversy, "Dereliction Of Duty" is an explosive and authoritative new look at the controversy concerning the United States involvement in Vietnam.

    FISH OF PENNSYLVANIA FIELD GUIDE

    FISH OF PENNSYLVANIA FIELD GUIDE

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    Essential for every tackle box, beach bag, RV and cabin

    Make identifying Pennsylvania fish easy and enjoyable

  • Detailed information about more than 75 species
  • Fascinating facts on spawning behavior, feeding habits and more
  • State and North American records
  • Inside information for easily locating fishing hotspots
  • Bonus resources such as where to get lake survey information and answers to frequently asked questions
  • INVADERS OF THE GREAT LAKES

    INVADERS OF THE GREAT LAKES

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    Stop the Invasion!

    Invasive species have invaded the Great Lakes. They are poised to invade thousands of lakes, rivers and streams. Learn how to stop them. This handy guide spotlights 44 invaders and details how they live, grow, reproduce and spread. Armed with this knowledge, you can help protect our inland waters, keeping your favorite fishing spots and lakeshores healthy.

    Book Features:

    - 44 invasive species divided into three categories: invertebrates, plants and fish
    - How they impact you, your environment and the economy
    - Tips to stop aquatic hitchhikers and other information
    on how you can help
    - QR codes linking to web pages with even more details

    MARCH BOOK ONE

    MARCH BOOK ONE

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    #1 New York Times Bestseller

    Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon and key figure of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president.

    Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole).

    March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

    Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.

    Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story. Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.

    Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award -- Special Recognition
    #1 Washington Post Bestseller
    A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
    An ALA Notable Book
    One of YALSA's Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens
    One of YALSA's Top 10 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
    One of YALSA's Outstanding Books for the College Bound
    One of Reader's Digest's Graphic Novels Every Grown-Up Should Read
    Endorsed by NYC Public Schools' NYC Reads 365 program
    Selected for first-year reading programs by Michigan State University, Marquette University, and Georgia State University
    Nominated for three Will Eisner Awards
    Nominated for the Glyph Award
    Named one of the best books of 2013 by USA Today, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, The Horn Book, Paste, Slate, ComicsAlliance, Amazon, and Apple iBooks.

    MICHELANGELO & POPE'S CEILING (P)

    MICHELANGELO & POPE'S CEILING (P)

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    In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel. With little experience as a painter (though famed for his sculpture "David"), Michelangelo was reluctant to begin the massive project.
    "Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling" recounts the four extraordinary years Michelangelo spent laboring over the vast ceiling while the power politics and personal rivalries that abounded in Rome swirled around him. Battling against ill health, financial difficulties, domestic problems, the pope's impatience, and a bitter rivalry with the brilliant young painter Raphael, Michelangelo created scenes so beautiful that they are considered one of the greatest masterpieces of all time. A panorama of illustrious figures converged around the creation of this great work-from the great Dutch scholar Desiderius Erasmus to the young Martin Luther-and Ross King skillfully weaves them through his compelling historical narrative, offering uncommon insight into the intersection of art and history.

    In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel. With little experience as a painter (though famed for his sculpture "David"), Michelangelo was reluctant to begin the massive project. 
    Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling recounts the four extraordinary years Michelangelo spent laboring over the vast ceiling while the power politics and personal rivalries that abounded in Rome swirled around him. Battling against ill health, financial difficulties, domestic problems, the pope's impatience, and a bitter rivalry with the brilliant young painter Raphael, Michelangelo created scenes so beautiful that they are considered one of the greatest masterpieces of all time. A panorama of illustrious figures converged around the creation of this great work-from the great Dutch scholar Desiderius Erasmus to the young Martin Luther-and Ross King skillfully weaves them through his compelling historical narrative, offering uncommon insight into the intersection of art and history.

    MOUNTAIN STATE MAMMALS  (P)

    MOUNTAIN STATE MAMMALS (P)

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    Easily Identify the Mammals You Find in the Mountain States!

    Enjoy learning to identify mammals of the Rocky Mountain region with this pocket-size field guide from author Ron Russo. With this handy, easy-to-use book, you'll be able to identify a wide variety of mammals in no time. And its small size makes it just right for fitting into your pocket or pack when you go for a hike.

    Features:

  • Helps readers identify the wild mammals of the Rockies and Great Basin (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico)
  • Includes a sighting key to identify animals that are seen
  • Provides keys to prints, droppings, skulls and jaws, and other signs animals leave behind, to aid in identification of often-elusive animals that are not seen
  • Gives information about the biology of each species
  • Includes copious amounts of illustrations with drawings of tracks, skulls, scat, and animals, as well as range maps
  • ONE ZENTANGLE A DAY: A 6-WEEK COURSE IN CREATIVE DRAWING

    ONE ZENTANGLE A DAY: A 6-WEEK COURSE IN CREATIVE DRAWING

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    One Zentangle A Day remains a preeminent, best-selling title, offering everything you need to know to get started, alongside the incredibly beautiful and inspiring artwork of author, Beckah Krahula. One Zentangle A Day is a beautiful interactive book teaching the principles of Zentangles as well as offering fun, related drawing exercises. Zentangles are a new trend in the drawing and paper arts world. The concept was started by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas as a way to practice focus and meditation through drawing, by using repetitive lines, marks, circles, and shapes. Each mark is called a "tangle," and you combine various tangles into patterns to create "tiles" or small square drawings. This step-by-step book is divided into 6 chapters, each with 7 daily exercises. Each exercise includes new tangles to draw in sketchbooks or on tiepolo (an Italian-made paper), teaches daily tile design, and offers tips on related art principles, and contains an inspirational "ZIA" (Zentangle Inspired Art) project on a tile that incorporates patterns, art principals, and new techniques.

    One Zentangle A Day remains a preeminent, best-selling title, offering everything you need to know to get started, alongside the incredibly beautiful and inspiring artwork of author, Beckah Krahula. One Zentangle A Day is a beautiful interactive book teaching the principles of Zentangles as well as offering fun, related drawing exercises. Zentangles are a new trend in the drawing and paper arts world. The concept was started by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas as a way to practice focus and meditation through drawing, by using repetitive lines, marks, circles, and shapes. Each mark is called a "tangle," and you combine various tangles into patterns to create "tiles" or small square drawings. This step-by-step book is divided into 6 chapters, each with 7 daily exercises. Each exercise includes new tangles to draw in sketchbooks or on tiepolo (an Italian-made paper), teaches daily tile design, and offers tips on related art principles, and contains an inspirational "ZIA" (Zentangle Inspired Art) project on a tile that incorporates patterns, art principals, and new techniques.

    OUR LOVE OF BEES

    OUR LOVE OF BEES

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    Happy Bees: Welcome Guests in Our Yards and Gardens

    From the humble bumblebee to the honeybee colonies that pollinate many of our food crops, bees are beginning to earn the respect and adoration they deserve. Now, the presence of a bee signifies a healthy environment, an earth-friendly space, a synergy with nature. Bring the beloved buzz of bees into your home with Our Love of Bees. Acclaimed entomologist Jaret C. Daniels shares spectacular images and expert insights as he presents the lives of these essential, beautiful insects. The hardcover book is perfectly sized for your end table and to give as a gift. Anyone who appreciates the wonders of nature will treasure this spectacular collection of photographs and natural history information.

    The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad

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    In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood--where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him.

    In Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondage--and a powerful meditation on the history we all share.

    Look for Whitehead's acclaimed new novel, The Nickel Boys, available now!

    Trouble Maker

    Trouble Maker

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    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - An eye-opening, no-holds-barred memoir about life in the Church of Scientology, now with a new afterword by the author--the outspoken actress and star of the A&E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

    Leah Remini has never been the type to hold her tongue. That willingness to speak her mind, stand her ground, and rattle the occasional cage has enabled this tough-talking girl from Brooklyn to forge an enduring and successful career in Hollywood. But being a troublemaker has come at a cost.

    That was never more evident than in 2013, when Remini loudly and publicly broke with the Church of Scientology. Now, in this frank, funny, poignant memoir, the former King of Queens star opens up about that experience for the first time, revealing the in-depth details of her painful split with the church and its controversial practices.

    Indoctrinated into the church as a child while living with her mother and sister in New York, Remini eventually moved to Los Angeles, where her dreams of becoming an actress and advancing Scientology's causes grew increasingly intertwined. As an adult, she found the success she'd worked so hard for, and with it a prominent place in the hierarchy of celebrity Scientologists alongside people such as Tom Cruise, Scientology's most high-profile adherent. Remini spent time directly with Cruise and was included among the guests at his 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes.

    But when she began to raise questions about some of the church's actions, she found herself a target. In the end, she was declared by the church to be a threat to their organization and therefore a "Suppressive Person," and as a result, all of her fellow parishioners--including members of her own family--were told to disconnect from her. Forever.

    Bold, brash, and bravely confessional, Troublemaker chronicles Leah Remini's remarkable journey toward emotional and spiritual freedom, both for herself and for her family. This is a memoir designed to reveal the hard-won truths of a life lived honestly--from an author unafraid of the consequences.

    Praise for Troublemaker

    "An aggressively honest memoir . . . Troublemaker is the most raw and revealing Scientology memoir to date."--Entertainment Weekly

    "Leah's story is a juicy, inside-Hollywood read, but it's more than that. It's a moving story about the value of questioning authority and how one woman survived a profound crisis of faith."--People

    WINTER WORLD (WITH PS INSIGHTS ETC)  (P)

    WINTER WORLD (WITH PS INSIGHTS ETC) (P)

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    From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions.

    Examining everything from food sources in the extremely barren winter land-scape to the chemical composition that allows certain creatures to survive, Heinrich's Winter World awakens the largely undiscovered mysteries by which nature sustains herself through winter's harsh, cruel exigencies.