If you’re like many crocheters, you love to stitch motifs but dread the process of joining them. But connecting one motif to another can be as exhilarating as stitching Edie Eckman’s guide to creative joining techniques shows how easy it is to combine multiples of a motif to form a whole new pattern, from lacy links to three-dimensional effects, swirls, radiants, and wheels. The variations are endless Eckman also provides 100 brand...

75 Floral Blocks to Crochet is a charming collection of square, triangular, diamond, and hexagonal blocks, all with a floral theme—from traditional blanket squares with petals and rosebuds to colorful blocks with three-dimensional flowers and butterfly patterns—there’s something here to inspire every crochet fan. Great for crafters “on the go” it’s easy to work a few blocks while traveling or commuting. Then when all the bloc...

Sunflowers are bold and bright flowers that have inspired painters and designers for years. Master knitter and designer Kristin Nicholas grows her own field of colorful sunflowers and now brings the iconic sunflower to fiber life using knitting, crochet, felting, and embroidery. Included are designs for over thirty different sunflower blooms and buds in a variety of sizes, plus eight different leaf and vine designs, and a host of critters who ...

The timeless granny square has adorned sofas, armchairs, and bedspreads for generations. In this latest addition to our popular Knit & Crochet series, we feature a treasury of squares that are quick to make and sure to stand out—from tried-and-true vintage favorites to contemporary designs. Author Leonie Morgan uses her amazing eye for color to add a new and appealing twist to the perennially-popular granny square, presenting us with a fab...

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism
Psychology / September 4, 2015

Hardcover, 272 pages Published August 4th 2015 by Simon & Schuster Essential reading for any parent, teacher, therapist, or caregiver of a person with autism: a groundbreaking book on autism, by one of the world’s leading experts, who portrays autism not as a tragic disability, but as a unique way of being human. Autism is usually portrayed as a checklist of deficits, including difficulties interacting socially, problems in...

The Storm of the Century: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900
Non Fiction / September 4, 2015

    Hardcover, 320 pages Published August 11th 2015 by William Morrow (first published August 1st 2015) ISBN 0062364650 (ISBN13: 9780062364654)           In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC’s Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history—a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism, and resilience that is full of lesson...

Fermat’s Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World’s Greatest Mathematical Problem
Mathematics / September 4, 2015

Paperback, 315 pages Published    :September 8th 1998 by Anchor (first published 1997) original title : Fermat’s Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World’s Greatest Mathematical Problem ISBN            :0385493622 (ISBN13: 9780385493628) edition language : English literary awards Royal Society Prize Nominee for General Prize (1998) xn + yn = zn, where n represents 3, 4, 5, …no solution “I have discovered a tr...

A Natural History of the Senses
Natural History / September 2, 2015

Diane Ackerman’s lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth. “Delightful . . . gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the senses take in.”–The New York Times. (Literature–Class...

Color: A Natural History of the Palette
History Of Science / September 2, 2015

Paperback, 464 pages Published December 30th 2003 by Random House Trade Paperbacks Discover the tantalizing true stories behind your favorite colors. For example: Cleopatra used saffron—a source of the color yellow—for seduction. Extracted from an Afghan mine, the blue “ultramarine” paint used by Michelangelo was so expensive he couldn’t afford to buy it himself. Since ancient times, carmine red—still found in lipsticks and Cherry Co...

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Natural History / September 2, 2015

What should we have for dinner?” To one degree or another this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore’s dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn’t—which mushrooms should be avoided, for example, and which berries we can enjoy. Today, as America confronts w...

Geek Toys Guide: Make a Real Light Saber and 64 Other Amazing Geek Toys
Popular Science / September 2, 2015

Paperback, 96 pages Published May 14th 2013 by Weldon Owen by Popular Science Who wouldn’t want to invent a robot that makes and serves you cocktails, or to build and play a life-sized Operation game? Not to mention creating and wielding your own DIY light saber! Now readers can make their own versions of these nerdtastic crafts (along with 100 more crazy and cool tech projects) with the helpful, handy, and often hilarious Geek Toys....

Principles of Geology
Geology / September 2, 2015

Charles Lyell’s Principles of Geology (1830-33) sought to explain the geological state of the modern Earth by considering the long-term effects of observable natural phenomena. Written with clarity and a dazzling intellectual passion, it is both a seminal work of modern geology and a compelling precursor to Darwinism, exploring the evidence for radical changes in climate and geography across the ages and speculating on the prog...

Computer Science: An Overview
Computer Science / September 2, 2015

Now in its ninth edition, this book continues to provide a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to the dynamic field of computer science using a breadth-first approach. This book presents an introductory survey of computer science. It explores the breadth of the subject while including enough depth to convey an honest appreciation for the topics involved. The new edition includes reorganization of some key material ...

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Computer Science / September 2, 2015

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs has had a dramatic impact on computer science curricula over the past decade. This long-awaited revision contains changes throughout the text.There are new implementations of most of the major programming systems in the book, including the interpreters and compilers, and the authors have incorporated many small changes that reflect their experience teaching the course at MIT since the...