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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
Michael Braungart, William McDonough

North Point Press, 2002

A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. As William McDonough and Michael Braungart argue in their provocative, visionary book, however, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 ...
  
  











  



  
The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931
Adam Tooze

Viking Adult, 2014

A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York. The infinite demands for men and matériel reached into countries far from the front. The strain of the war ravaged all economic and political ...
  
  











  



  
The Refashion Handbook: Refit, Redesign, Remake for Every Body
Beth Huntington

C&T Publishing / Stash Books, 2014

Take secondhand finds from frumpy to fabulous with a little help from Beth Huntington, a.k.a. the Renegade Seamstress. The Refashion Handbook contains 19 stylish projects, each showing you how to transform easy-to-find items into a better fit, a new design, or a radical makeover. Learn the basics of refashioning: how to measure, reshape, fit, and finish a garment, so it fits you perfectly. Plus size? Petite? No problem! Beth’s designs ...
  
  











  



  
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
Samuel P. Huntington

Simon & Schuster, 2011

The classic study of post-Cold War international relations, more relevant than ever in the post-9/11 world, with a new foreword by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Since its initial publication, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order has become a classic work of international relations and one of the most influential books ever written about foreign affairs. An insightful and powerful analysis of the forces driving global politics, it ...
  
  











  



  
Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America
William H. Frey

Brookings Institution Press, 2014

At its optimistic best, America has embraced its identity as the world's melting pot. Today it is on the cusp of becoming a country with no racial majority, and new minorities are poised to exert a profound impact on U.S. society, economy, and politics. The concept of a "minority white" may instill fear among some Americans, but William H. Frey, the man behind the demographic research, points out that demography is destiny, and the fear of a ...
  
  











  



  
Remaking College: The Changing Ecology of Higher Education

Stanford University Press, 2015

Between 1945 and 1990 the United States built the largest and most productive higher education system in world history. Over the last two decades, however, dramatic budget cuts to public academic services and skyrocketing tuition have made college completion more difficult for many. Nevertheless, the democratic promise of education and the global competition for educated workers mean ever growing demand. Remaking College considers this ...
  
  











  



  
Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America
William H. Frey

Brookings Institution Press, 2014

At its optimistic best, America has embraced its identity as the world's melting pot. Today it is on the cusp of becoming a country with no racial majority, and new minorities are poised to exert a profound impact on U.S. society, economy, and politics. The concept of a "minority white" may instill fear among some Americans, but William H. Frey, the man behind the demographic research, points out that demography is destiny, and the fear of a ...
  
  











  



  
Marriage Markets: How Inequality is Remaking the American Family
June Carbone, Naomi Cahn

Oxford University Press, 2014

There was a time when the phrase "American family" conjured up a single, specific image: a breadwinner dad, a homemaker mom, and their 2.5 kids living comfortable lives in a middle-class suburb. Today, that image has been shattered, due in part to skyrocketing divorce rates, single parenthood, and increased out-of-wedlock births. But whether it is conservatives bewailing the wages of moral decline and women's liberation, or progressives ...
  
  











  



  
Sew Pretty T-Shirt Dresses: More Than 25 Easy, Pattern-Free Designs for Little Girls (Sweet Seams)
Sweet Seams

Sixth&Spring Books, 2013

Start with a basic T-shirt; finish with a fun and fashionable garment that a little girl will love! This adorable collection of dresses and tops offers more than 25 amazingly easy projects to stitch and quilt, all using “sew-simple” techniques and affordable, machine-washable fabrics. The designs--all for girls ages 2 to 8--range from an empire-waist party dress with a tiered skirt to a drop-waist hoodie tunic with ruffle trim. There are ...
  
  











  



  
The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
Daniel Yergin

Penguin Books, 2012

A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize . In The Quest , Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, ...
  
  











  



  
Generation T: Beyond Fashion: 120 New Ways to Transform a T-shirt
Megan Nicolay

Workman Publishing Company, 2009

Megan Nicolay revolutionized the T-shirt. She repurposed it, reinterpreted it, reinvented it—and created the #1 craft book in the nation, Generation T , which continues to dominate. Now she explores new ways to slash a tee, scrunch a tee, and sew a tee with Generation T: Beyond Fashion . A collection of 120 projects for every occasion, it takes the humble yet ever-malleable tee in dozens of new directions—from baby gifts to pet ...
  
  











  



  
Iraq after America: Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance (The Great Unraveling: the Remaking of the Middle East: ...
Joel Rayburn

Hoover Institution Press, 2014

More than a decade after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, most studies of the Iraq conflict focus on the twin questions of whether the United States should have entered Iraq in 2003 and whether it should have exited in 2011, but few have examined the new Iraqi state and society on its own merits. Iraq after America examines the government and the sectarian and secular factions that have emerged in Iraq since the U.S. invasion of 2003, presenting ...
  
  











  



  
99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim, and Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special
Faith Blakeney, Justina Blakeney, ...

Potter Craft, 2006

Extraordinarily clever ways to transform any ordinary T-shirt. The pattern techniques are simple, and the supplies you’ll need are easy to find: T-shirts, scissors, sewing needle, and thread. The difficulty of each project is rated from 1 to 4, and none take more than 30 minutes to create. You’ll never look plain wearing a T-shirt and jeans again.
  
  











  



  
The Origin of Wealth: The Radical Remaking of Economics and What it Means for Business and Society
Eric D. Beinhocker

Harvard Business Review Press, 2007

Over 6.4 billion people participate in a $36.5 trillion global economy, designed and overseen by no one. How did this marvel of self-organized complexity evolve? How is wealth created within this system? And how can wealth be increased for the benefit of individuals, businesses, and society? In The Origin of Wealth , Eric D. Beinhocker argues that modern science provides a radical perspective on these age-old questions, with far-reaching ...
  
  











  



  
Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt
Megan Nicolay

Workman Publishing Company, 2006

Make it yours. This inspirational guide with DIY attitude has everything you need to know about the world’s great T-shirt: how to cut it, sew it, deconstruct it, reconstruct it, and best of all, transform it. • Features more than 100 projects (plus 200 variations) for customized tees, tank tops, tube tops, T-skirts—even handbags, a patchwork blanket, iPod cozies, leg warmers, and more. • Not a DIY expert? Not to worry. More than one ...
  
  











  



  
The Sweater Chop Shop: Sewing One-of-a-Kind Creations from Recycled Sweaters
Crispina ffrench

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2009

Recycle, Re-create, Re-enjoy You don't even need a sewing machine to upcycle old sweaters into new wearables, blankets, pillows, and dolls that are fresh, playful, and utterly captivating. It's easy as felting the wool, cutting the pieces for your new project, and stitching everything together using simple hand-sewing skills. Noted designer Crispina ffrench shares her techniques and passion as she introduces you to the beautiful possiblities ...
  
  











  



  
A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s
Daniel J. Sargent

Oxford University Press, 2015

During the 1970s, American foreign policy faced a predicament of clashing imperatives-US decision makers, already struggling to maintain stability and devise strategic frameworks to guide the exercise of American power during the Cold War, found themselves hampered by the emergence of dilemmas that would come to a head in the post-Cold War era. Their choices proved to be of enormous consequence for the development of American foreign policy in ...
  
  











  



  
From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia
Pankaj Mishra

Picador, 2013

A Financial Times and The Economist Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice A SURPRISING, GRIPPING NARRATIVE DEPICTING THE THINKERS WHOSE IDEAS SHAPED CONTEMPORARY CHINA, INDIA, AND THE MUSLIM WORLD A little more than a century ago, independent thinkers across Asia sought to frame a distinct intellectual tradition that would inspire the continent’s rise to dominance. Yet this did not come to pass, and ...
  
  











  



  
The Stack and Tilt Swing: The Definitive Guide to the Swing That Is Remaking Golf
Michael Bennett, Andy Plummer

Gotham, 2009

An in-depth, full-color, step-by-step guide to the new golf swing that has taken the PGA Tour by storm The traditional golf swing requires a level of coordination that few golfers have. So it's no surprise that, despite huge advances in club and ball technology, the average golf handicap in America has dropped by only one stroke since 1990. Maverick golf instructors Michael Bennett and Andy Plummer spent a decade researching the swing, ...
  
  











  



  
Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives
Becky Aikman

Broadway Books, 2013

In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, Becky Aikman—a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role—forms an unlikely group with five other young widows, each seeking a way forward in a strange and disquieting world. A warm, witty, and compassionate guide on this journey, Aikman explores surprising new discoveries about how people are transformed by adversity, learning the value of new experiences, humor, and friendship. The ...
  
  











  








   



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