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Daily bread
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Segal, Gregg

Daily bread : What kids eat around the world / Gregg Segal ; foreword by Bee Wilson

New York : PowerHouse books, 2019

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Abstract: As globalization alters our relationship to food, photographer Gregg Segal has embarked on a global project asking kids from around the world to take his “Daily Bread” challenge. Each child keeps a detailed journal of everything they eat in a week, and then Segal stages an elaborate portrait of them surrounded by the foods they consumed. The colorful and hyper-detailed results tell a unique story of multiculturalism and how we nourish ourselves at the dawn of the 21st century.

Unsolved!
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Bauer, Craig P.

Unsolved! : the history and mystery of the world's greatest ciphers from ancient Egypt to online secret societies / Craig P. Bauer

Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2017]

Abstract: In 1953, a man was found dead from cyanide poisoning near the Philadelphia airport with a picture of a Nazi aircraft in his wallet. Taped to his abdomen was an enciphered message. In 1912, a book dealer named Wilfrid Voynich came into possession of an illuminated cipher manuscript once belonging to Emperor Rudolf II, who was obsessed with alchemy and the occult. Wartime codebreakers tried--and failed--to unlock the book's secrets, and it remains an enigma to this day. In this lively and entertaining book, Craig Bauer examines these and other vexing ciphers yet to be cracked. Some may reveal the identity of a spy or serial killer, provide the location of buried treasure, or expose a secret society--while others may be elaborate hoaxes. Unsolved! begins by explaining the basics of cryptology, and then explores the history behind an array of unsolved ciphers. It looks at ancient ciphers, ciphers created by artists and composers, ciphers left by killers and victims, Cold War ciphers, and many others. Some are infamous, like the ciphers in the Zodiac letters, while others were created purely as intellectual challenges by figures such as Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman. Bauer lays out the evidence surrounding each cipher, describes the efforts of geniuses and eccentrics--in some cases both--to decipher it, and invites readers to try their hand at puzzles that have stymied so many others. Unsolved! takes readers from the ancient world to the digital age, providing an amazing tour of many of history's greatest unsolved ciphers"

Sleigh bells
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Patek, Jan

Sleigh bells : stitch a folk-art quilt full of winter fun / Jan Patek

[Bothell] : Lightning Source Inc. : That Patchwork Place, 2018

Polidoro da Caravaggio
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Franklin, David

Polidoro da Caravaggio / David Franklin

New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2018

Abstract: Polidoro da Caravaggio (c. 1500-1543), one of Raphael's most influential and distinctive followers, has not been well treated by time. His significant early frescoes, which graced exterior palace facades in Rome, have perished almost without exception. A rare few are preserved but most are known only in copies. Consequently, the originality of Polidoro's public work has been little explored, despite his once famous reputation and the association of his name with Raphael and Michelangelo. His move to Sicily later in life, a region with few surviving primary sources, further complicates the study of his work. Extant pieces by the artist from this period are unusually severe in content and technique, and their attribution has often been controversial. In this first account in English, Polidoro's radical Sicilian paintings are considered through the lens of the religious life of the era and in relation to his early secular work. This much-needed investigation establishes Polidoro's proper place in the canon of art history.

Forever Young
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Young, John

Forever Young : a life of adventure in air and space / John W. Young ; with James R. Hansen ; foreword by Michael Collins

Gainesville [etc.] : University press of Florida, 2018

Abstract: He walked on the Moon. He flew six space missions in three different programs--more than any other human. He served with NASA for more than four decades. His peers called him the ""astronaut's astronaut."" Enthusiasts of space exploration have long waited for John Young to tell the story of his two Gemini flights, his two Apollo missions, the first-ever Space Shuttle flight, and the first Spacelab mission. Forever Young delivers all that and more: Young's personal journey from engineering graduate to fighter pilot, to test pilot, to astronaut, to high NASA official, to clear-headed predictor of the fate of Planet Earth. Young, with the assistance of internationally distinguished aerospace historian James Hansen, recounts the great episodes of his amazing flying career in fascinating detail and with wry humor. He portrays astronauts as ordinary human beings and NASA as an institution with the same ups and downs as other major bureaucracies. He frankly discusses the risks of space travel, including what went wrong with the Challenger and Columbia shuttles. Forever Young is one of the last memoirs produced by an early American astronaut. It is the first memoir written by a chief of the NASA astronaut corps. Young's experiences and candor make this book indispensable to everyone interested in the U.S. space program.

The dialogues
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Johnson, Clifford V.

The dialogues : conversations about the nature of the universe / Clifford V. Johnson

Cambridge ; London : MIT press, 2018

Abstract: A series of conversations about science in graphic form, on subjects that range from the science of cooking to the multiverse. Physicist Clifford Johnson thinks that we should have more conversations about science. Science should be on our daily conversation menu, along with topics like politics, books, sports, or the latest prestige cable drama. Conversations about science, he tells us, shouldn't be left to the experts. In The Dialogues, Johnson invites us to eavesdrop on a series of nine conversations, in graphic-novel form―written and drawn by Johnson―about “the nature of the universe.” The conversations take place all over the world, in museums, on trains, in restaurants, in what may or may not be Freud's favorite coffeehouse. The conversationalists are men, women, children, experts, and amateur science buffs. The topics of their conversations range from the science of cooking to the multiverse and string theory. The graphic form is especially suited for physics; one drawing can show what it would take many words to explain. In the first conversation, a couple meets at a costume party; they speculate about a scientist with superhero powers who doesn't use them to fight crime but to do more science, and they discuss what it means to have a “beautiful equation” in science. Their conversation spills into another chapter (“Hold on, you haven't told me about light yet”), and in a third chapter they exchange phone numbers. Another couple meets on a train and discusses immortality, time, black holes, and religion. A brother and sister experiment with a grain of rice. Two women sit in a sunny courtyard and discuss the multiverse, quantum gravity, and the anthropic principle. After reading these conversations, we are ready to start our own.

A year of embroidery
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Higuchi, Yumiko

A year of embroidery : a month-to-month collection of motifs for seasonal stitching / Yumiko Higuchi

Boulder : Roost books, 2018

Cozy wool appliqué
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Angus, Elizabeth

Cozy wool appliqué : 11 seasonal folk art projects for your home / designs by Elizabeth Angus

Lafayette : C&T Publishing, [2018]

Abstract: Celebrate the seasons with this sweet collection of folk-inspired projects using wool applique and embroidery. Featuring the author's signature sheep and floral motifs, these 11 small, charming projects made with easy fusible applique will appeal to quilters, needlework enthusiasts, craft sewists, and more! Relax as you hand stitch these folksy, portable cushions and table runners with needle and thread. The mix of wool and cotton is fun to stitch, display and gift

Adventures in paper piecing & design
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Sharp, Sarah Elizabeth

Adventures in paper piecing & design : a quilter's guide with design exercises, step-by-step instructions & patterns to get you sewing / Sarah Elizabeth Sharp.

Lafayette : Stash Books, 2018

Abstract: Learn how to translate your own reference images or sketches into foundation paper piecing patterns.

A cottage garden
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Cardiff, Kathy

A cottage garden : stitch and enjoy a bounty of beautiful blossoms / Kathy Cardiff

[Stati Uniti d'America] : Martingale & Company, 2018

Abstract: When an avid gardener and seasoned quilt and stitchery designer combines her two passions, magic sprouts! Using a mix of wool and cotton as her medium and flowers as her muse, Kathy Cardiff brings her blossoming backyard garden to life in projects that blend elegant beauty with a touch of primitive charm. Projects from pillows and sewing notions to table toppers and wall quilts culminate in a stunning nine-block sampler quilt bursting with blooms. Add basic embroidery-stitch details to give each flower, leaf, and vine Kathy's special brand of cottage style. Full-sized pullout patterns included.

Becoming
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Obama, Michelle

Becoming / Michelle Obama

New York : Crown, 2018

Abstract: An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States, now a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller

Becoming
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Obama, Michelle

Becoming / Michelle Obama

New York : Viking, 2018

Abstract: An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States, now a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller

Botanical illustration
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Leigh, Ann Gale

Botanical illustration : the complete guide / Leigh Ann Gale

La Vergne : Crowood, 2018

Abstract: Botanical illustration - the complete guide explains the processes and methods behind this beautiful art genre. It highlights the importance of the requisite skills of close observation, accurate drawing and attention to detail. Leigh Ann Gale is a leading botanical artist and tutor, and she generously demonstrates her approach in this book. Her worked example of fuchsia magellanica illustrates the varied stages of an illustration. Along with step-by-step instructions to a range of subjects, this book is beautifully illustrated with over 350 images, diagrams and paintings of her and her students' work. This book is a source of inspiration as well as a definitive guide

World migration report 2018
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Organizzazione internazionale per le migrazioni

World migration report 2018

Geneva : International Organization for Migration, 2000

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Programming for the puzzled
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Devadas, Srinivas

Programming for the puzzled : learn to program while solving puzzles / Srini Devadas

[Boston] : Mit Press, 2017

Abstract: Learning programming with one of "the coolest applications around": algorithmic puzzles ranging from scheduling selfie time to verifying the six degrees of separation hypothesis.

An illustrated theory of numbers
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Weissman, Martin H.

An illustrated theory of numbers / Martin H. Weissman

Providence : American mathematical society, 2017

Abstract: Provides a comprehensive introduction to number theory, with complete proofs, worked examples, and exercises. Its exposition reflects the most recent scholarship in mathematics and its history. Almost 500 sharp illustrations accompany elegant proofs, from prime decomposition through quadratic reciprocity.

Seasons of wool applique folk art
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Smith, Rebekah L.

Seasons of wool applique folk art : celebrate americana with 12 projects to stich / Rebekah L. Smith

Lafayette : C & T Publishing, 2017

Abstract: The author of best-selling Wool Applique Folk Art presents a treasure trove of simple and elegant projects, including a journal cover, pillow cover, wallhangings, storage boxes, table rug, and more. (Kindle users: if this publication includes patterns, a tinyURL will be listed in the text which can be used to download a pdf of the patterns to a print-enabled device.).

Coco
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Coco : music from the original motion picture soundtrack : piano, vocal, guitar / Disney Pixar

Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard, [2017]

Abstract: La colonna sonora del successo Disney Pixar, "Coco", una storia commovente e divertente, che ha incontrato il favore di pubblico e critica. La raccolta comprende le musiche del film, in trascrizioni per piano, voce e chitarra: "Everyone knows Juanita", "La Llorona", "Much needed advice", "Proud corazon", "Remember me" (Ernesto de la Cruz), "The world es mi familia", "Un poco loco". Include 8 pagine a colori con immagini tratte dal film.

Simply stitched with appliqué
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Higuchi, Yumiko

Simply stitched with appliqué : embroidery motifs and projects with linen, cotton and felt / Yumiko Higuchi

Salem : Zakka Workshop, 2017

Abstract: Author of the very successful Simply Stitched, this new book by Yumiko Higuchi combines embroidery stitches with hand applique. Learn how to use felt, cotton and linen to create beautifully layered designs full of texture and contrast, then embellish with just a handful of basic embroidery stitches. With over 30 motifs inspired by nature, you'll find designs for hydrangeas, sunflowers, lilacs, tulips, poppies, birds, bees, strawberries and more. Use these motifs to create any of the sophisticated bags, pincushions, coasters, tea towels and wall art projects included in the book, or be inspired to design your own.

The atlas of beauty
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Noroc, Mihaela

The atlas of beauty : women in the world in 500 portraits / Mihaela Noroc

Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2017]