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Blue Mind

By Wallace J. Nichols
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Wallace J. Nichols
Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In Blue Mind, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Grounded in cutting-edge studies in neurobiology, cognitive psychology, economics, and medicine, and made real by stories of innovative scientists, doctors, athletes, artists, environmentalists, businesspeople and lovers of nature - stories that fascinate the mind and touch the heart - Blue Mind will awaken readers to the vital importance of water to the health and happiness of us all.
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Blueprint

By Lucy Maddox
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Lucy Maddox
From birth to adulthood, Blueprint tells you what you need to know about how you became who you areHave you ever wondered how your early life shaped you? From beginning to say simple words like 'mama' and learning how to walk around unaided, to the first day of school and forming new friendships, everyone has been a child. The roots of our adult selves go right back to our first experiences. How we think, act and interact is influenced by our early years, yet most people don't know the key findings from the juiciest child development studies that can give us insight into our adult selves. Weaving together cutting edge research, everyday experience and clinical examples, Dr Lucy Maddox explains how we develop from an unconscious bundle of cells floating about in the dark of the in uterine environment to to a fully grown complex adult, revealing fascinating insights about our personality, relationships and daily lives along the way.
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  • Badlands

    By Melissa Lenhardt
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    Melissa Lenhardt
    Laura's worst fears have been realized: Kindle has been taken into custody and she is once again on the run. The noose awaits her in New York, but Laura is realizing that there are some things worse than death. Finally running out of places to hide, it may be time for Dr. Catherine Bennett to face her past.
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    Brave

    By Svetlana Chmakova
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    Svetlana Chmakova
    Still on high alert about the looming threat of sunspots, Jensen of the art club reaches out to the school newspaper to spread his message. But when Jenny and Akilah discover that Berrybrook's resident bullies have set their sights on Jensen, the girls are determined to use their positions on the school paper to shine a light on the issue.When a different incident causes a rift in their friendship, though, working together for the sake of the story may be impossible...As the bullying escalates, will Jensen be left to face this fate worse than sunspots entirely on his own??The charming world of Berrybrook Middle School gets a little bigger in this follow-up to Svetlana Chmakova'sAwkward!
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    BTOOOM!, Vol. 14

    By Junya Inoue
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    Junya Inoue
    The Sanctuary arc finally comes to an end!!While lying unconscious on a beach, Ryouta is approached by a mysterious little girl, Kaguya, who leads him to the Sanctuary, where seven BTOOOM! players have been eking out a peaceful co-existence. But Ryouta's arrival means there are enough chips to send one player home, and a string of ghastly murders occurs!! The killer cuts down player after player, and Ryouta soon discovers he has fallen into the villain's clutches, only to escape by the skin of his teeth! As the curtain falls on the battle of wits between Ryouta and the murderer, another rises on the most ferocious fight the Sanctuary has ever witnessed!!
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  • Because of Miss Bridgerton

    By Julia Quinn
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    Julia Quinn
    There were Bridgertons before the eight alphabetically named siblings. In this first of a new prequel series, we go back to where it all began. . . from New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn. Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places... This is not one of those times. Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbours for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband . . . someday. Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you should . . . Or not.There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the eldest heir to the earldom, but he's arrogant, annoying and she's absolutely certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she can't stand the sight of him, either. But sometimes fate has a wicked sense of humour . . . Because when Billie and George are quite literally thrown together, a whole new sort of sparks begins to fly. And when these lifelong adversaries finally kiss, they just might discover that the one person they can't abide is the one person they can't live without . . .
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    Bloody Cross, Vol. 8

    By Shiwo Komeyama
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    Shiwo Komeyama
    Nao can't hold out much longer against the fatal effects of his mixed-race curse. He needs divine power, but the only offer on the table is from Satsuki, who left Nao to die in the dust the last time they met. Nao is torn between his distrust of Satsuki, his desperation for survival, and his loyalty to Tsuzuki. When the next Crusade begins, which side will Nao really be fighting for?
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    Bloody Cross, Vol. 7

    By Shiwo Komeyama
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    Shiwo Komeyama
    Nao and Hinata quickly realize that infiltrating Kamuhaburi will be far more difficult than spying on Tsuzuki or even Arcana. Their first objective is to find a way to contact Izumi--and when they do, they aren't happy with what they hear. Izumi wants to recover not only Arcana's stolen relics, but all of the relics Kamuhaburi has collected as well. But there's more he's not telling them, and even more their Kamuhaburi guide, Kanade, is holding back. With no one they can trust, the squabbling spies must work together to complete their mission or be trapped inside forever!
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    BTOOOM!, Vol. 10

    By Junya Inoue
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    Junya Inoue
    A genius player steels himself!!"BTOOOM!"--the death game that forces flesh and blood people to kill each other with explosives--charges into its final stage! Ryouta has an unexpected meeting on the island with his former acquaintance Tsuneaki Iida, now one of the masterminds supervising the murderous game for Tyrannos Japan. There, Iida reveals the true nature of this bomb game and proposes a surprising plan to Ryouta!! Then the few remaining players left on the island instigate a final battle to secure their escape. Tougou and Sakamoto, both planning to get off the island with their teams of four, take on Oda in a three-way fight to the death!
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    Barakamon, Vol. 4

    By Satsuki Yoshino
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    Satsuki Yoshino
    Aiming for an autumn calligraphy exhibition, handsome young calligrapher Seishuu Handa sets out to get in touch with his creative side. Meanwhile, a man whose appearance screams yakuza, landing him well out of place on the peaceful island, puts in a "request" to have Handa write the name on his boat...!? With the prickly-sweet--prickly-useless, more like--Sensei in tow, the overindulgent islanders unfurl a mature, heartwarming island comedy that fumbles blindly in the dark in Volume 4!!
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  • A Brief History of Mathematical Thought

    By Luke Heaton
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    Luke Heaton
    Mathematics is a product of human culture which has developed along with our attempts to comprehend the world around us. In A Brief History of Mathematical Thought, Luke Heaton explores how the language of mathematics has evolved over time, enabling new technologies and shaping the way people think. From stone-age rituals to algebra, calculus, and the concept of computation, Heaton shows the enormous influence of mathematics on science, philosophy and the broader human story.The book traces the fascinating history of mathematical practice, focusing on the impact of key conceptual innovations. Its structure of thirteen chapters split between four sections is dictated by a combination of historical and thematic considerations. In the first section, Heaton illuminates the fundamental concept of number. He begins with a speculative and rhetorical account of prehistoric rituals, before describing the practice of mathematics in Ancient Egypt, Babylon and Greece. He then examines the relationship between counting and the continuum of measurement, and explains how the rise of algebra has dramatically transformed our world. In the second section, he explores the origins of calculus and the conceptual shift that accompanied the birth of non-Euclidean geometries. In the third section, he examines the concept of the infinite and the fundamentals of formal logic. Finally, in section four, he considers the limits of formal proof, and the critical role of mathematics in our ongoing attempts to comprehend the world around us. The story of mathematics is fascinating in its own right, but Heaton does more than simply outline a history of mathematical ideas. More importantly, he shows clearly how the history and philosophy of maths provides an invaluable perspective on human nature.
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    Bloody Cross, Vol. 6

    By Shiwo Komeyama
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    Shiwo Komeyama
    The newly formed alliance between Tsuzuki and Arcana has Tsukimiya on edge; she's certain the organization has their own agenda for the divine relics. But more pressing matters have come to light: Every location where the Crusade relics appeared has been destroyed by an organization that calls themselves the God Buriers--and their next target is the Arcana building itself! Tsukimiya has little trust to spare for Arcana, but they'll have to work together if they want to escape with their lives--and their relics!
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    BTOOOM!, Vol. 9

    By Junya Inoue
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    Junya Inoue
    The death game "BTOOOM!" that has driven unarmed captives to fight for their lives with explosives charges headlong into the final stage!! Ryouta Sakamoto survives a fierce battle against his sworn ally, Kiyoshi Taira, but the scars left behind on his heart from the confrontation run deep. Meanwhile, Kousuke Kira, hungry for a rematch with Ryouta, wanders the island in the hopes of a chance to get back into the game. But when Kira runs into a mysterious group with unfamiliar BIMs, their merciless team play has him cornered! Now trapped, the devious junior high schooler has to think fast if he wants to live long enough to settle the score with world ranker Sakamoto...!!
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    Barakamon, Vol. 3

    By Satsuki Yoshino
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    Satsuki Yoshino
    Kawafuji, the only friend of handsome young calligrapher Seishuu Handa, has come to visit the island...!! ...However, the lack of cell phone signal and any useful landmarks is preventing the two of them from meeting up!! Also, why has Kyousuke Kamisaki, who beat out Seishuu for an award (in the "Second-Place Calligraphy Incident"), come along for the ride......?! There's a storm brewing in the third volume of this mature, heartwarming island comedy!!
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    Black Butler, Vol. 19

    By Yana Toboso
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    Yana Toboso
    In accordance with the wishes of Queen Victoria, young Earl Ciel Phantomhive embarks on a jaunt to Germany with his elite butler, Sebastian, in tow. Gruesome and mysterious deaths are occurring on the continent, and along with the fear of contagion that permeates the air there are also rumors of witches and werewolves running amok. When Ciel's party heads right into the heart of a cursed forest where supernatural creatures are said to dwell, they run straight into a witch! In fact, several of them! And the village head is none other than a little girl who appears as though she's stepped out of a fairy tale?!
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    Bloody Cross, Vol. 5

    By Shiwo Komeyama
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    Shiwo Komeyama
    With spies working on both sides, the third crusade between Angel and Fallen Angel reaches its conclusion. Now that both parties are aware there is a mole in each of their camps, identifying the traitors before the next set of Divine Relics appears is crucial. Reports of disagreement between Satsuki and his allies in Arcana have already given Tsuzuki a chance to make his own negotiations with Arcana and further the distance between them and the Fallen Angel... But if the discord was a ruse, Tsuzuki and his inside man-not to mention the Crusade itself-may be in jeopardy!
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    Barakamon, Vol. 2

    By Satsuki Yoshino
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    Satsuki Yoshino
    His house suddenly a hangout for the local kids, weird rumors about him getting spread all over the island in the span of day... Handsome young calligrapher Seishuu Handa, unused to rural life, can't take it anymore and collapses from the weight of it all......?! The equally heartwarming and hilarious tale of a sullen city boy teacher and his tolerant island neighbors continues! Will Handa finally start to learn that living life at a slow pace isn't all that bad...?
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    BTOOOM!, Vol. 8

    By Junya Inoue
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    Junya Inoue
    Sakamoto and Himiko have thus far succeeded in hanging on to their lives on the mysterious island battlefield, using their BIMs to compete in the murderous gameplay of live-action 'BTOOOM!'. The two find themselves pitted in a life-or-death struggle with Date, a victor from an earlier round, who has all sorts of knowledge about the game unfolding around them. After being cornered by Date, they escape his clutches and rush to the side of their third ally, Kiyoshi Taira, only to find that his state of terror and his horrific wounds have caused him to lose his mind...? As the first half of this brutal game winds down, the action picks up, rollicking to the speeding climax yet!
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    Bloody Brat, Vol. 2

    By Yuuki Kodama
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    Yuuki Kodama
    The cast of Blood Lad returns in the second collection of short stories and four-panel comics from Kanata Yoshino! Tour Demon World's unique array of cuisine, fashion, and magical mayhem with Staz and the crew!
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    Black Butler, Vol. 18

    By Yana Toboso
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    Yana Toboso
    Their elaborate schoolroom deception at an end, Earl Ciel Phantomhive and his peerless manservant, Sebastian, finally hit upon the truth behind the incident of the vanished students at Weston College. Just what tragic steps did the elites of the school, spurred on by their overwhelming sense of justice, take to stamp out the bullying running rife in the halls of their institution?! What began as a seemingly simple case of missing persons goes round and round, spinning out of control into a great menace, one capable of perplexing even a devil...
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