New Nonfiction

United States of Jihad : investigating America's homegrown terrorists

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 03:27
by Bergen, Peter L., 1962-
Publisher Crown Publishers, [2016]
First edition.
387 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number 363.325 BER

Calmer, easier, happier screen time : for parents of toddlers to teens: a guide to getting back in charge of technology

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 06:24
by Janis-Norton, Noël,
Publisher Yellow Kite, 2017. ©2016
xiv, 257 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number 649.1 JAN
Summary Do you constantly find yourself battling to stop your kids spending hours in front of a screen? Whether it's a TV, an iPad, a PC or a PlayStation children are spending more and more time absorbed in the digital world and for most parents it's a cause for concern.The most frequent question parenting expert Noel Janis Norton is asked by desperate parents is how to limit and manage screen time. Parents know their children become aggressive and stressed after prolonged time on an electronic device, and they know that it limits their child's willingness to do other activities, yet they are at a loss of what to do about it. In Calmer Easier Happier Screen Time, Noel adapts her proven parenting strategies to this most complex of areas. Using the latest scientific research to show just how addictive the digital world can be for the developing brain of a child, she uses the calmer, easier, happier techniques to help parents wean their children away from their electronic devices and get back in charge.

American character : a history of the epic struggle between individual liberty and the common good

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 20:53
by Woodard, Colin, 1968-
Publisher Viking, [2016]
308 pages : map ; 24 cm
Call Number 323.44 WOO
Summary "Explores the ongoing debates throughout history between the fight for individual rights and the community as a whole, from discussions that took place at the Constitutional Convention, through the Civil War, all the way up to the modern Tea Party"--NoveList.

Half yard gifts : easy sewing projects using left-over pieces of fabric

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 02:41
by Shore, Debbie (Writer on sewing),
Publisher Search Press, 2016.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Call Number 646.2 SHO
Summary Contains 22 projects to sew and give away, each made using less than half a yard of fabric. The book contains gifts for all your family and friends: the projects range from pincushions, bags and paperweights to aprons for budding chefs, kneeling pads for gardeners and tool belts for DIY-enthusiasts. The projects are made in a range of prints and styles and use a range of techniques: either follow each project closely, or adapt the size and fabric to suit the recipient. Debbie gives advice on how to customize the projects, so that you can create the perfect gift for your loved one.

The Magnolia story

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 14:38
by Gaines, Chip, 1974-
Publisher W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2016]
xvii, 184 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Call Number 791.45092 GAI
Summary Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of the TV show Fixer Upper, describe their lives and renovation projects and the origins of the show.

Never stop designing spaces. : an emotional journey through ten places of Italian life.

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:22
by Lago, Daniele,
Publisher Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2017. ©2016
171 pages : color photographs ; 30 cm
Call Number 728.37 LAG
Summary "Never Stop Designing Spaces. An Emotional Journey through Ten Places of Italian Life is a visual and textual exploration celebrating the excellence of the Italian way of life, a highly imaginative "tour" through a series of interiors from different time periods and contexts. The spaces were designed in empathy with the cities imagined as their setting, with interiors and exteriors engaging in an extraordinary dialogue." --

Calmer, easier, happier boys : bringing out the best in boys at home and at school

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Janis-Norton, Noël,
Publisher Yellow Kite Books, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 2016. ©2015.
xii, 385 pages ; 20 cm.
Call Number 649.132 JAN
Summary Parenting expert Noel Janis-Norton gives you simple steps to deal with the unique challenges and joys of raising motivated, cooperative and confident boys. Using the foolproof techniques that have been developed over many years of working with families, Noel shows parents how to get back in charge.

Rich man, poor man : a memoir

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 17:15
by Nolte, Nick,
Publisher William Morrow, 2015.
pages cm
Call Number XX(1652093.2)

Heal your mind : your prescription for wholeness through medicine, affirmations, and intuition

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:04
by Schulz, Mona Lisa,
Publisher Hay House, 2017. ©2016
354 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number 615.8528 SCH
Summary Many of us grapple with how to stay happy, calm, and depression-free in a world that seems to get more complex by the minute. How do we keep our wits about us and our memory intact, and remain spiritually tuned in, when our brains and bodies are bombarded with information from so many sources-friends, family, work, media, the Internet-to say nothing of the chemicals and other influences we take in from our environment? This follow-up to the beloved resource All Is Well offers answers. Heal Your Mind continues the three-pronged healing approach that Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz and Louise Hay pioneered together, extending it to conditions, processes, and disorders of the mind including memory, learning disability, addiction, anxiety, and depression. In-depth case studies from the All Is Well Clinic delve into interventions with real patients, where Dr. Mona Lisa uses intuition to pinpoint issues and she and Louise discuss the medical solutions and affirmations that can help restore well-being.

Colleges that pay you back.

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:04
by Princeton Review (Firm)
Publisher Random House, LLC, a Penguin Random House Company, [2015-]
Call Number 378.73 COL 2018

Physicians' untold stories : miraculous experiences doctors are hesitant to share with their patients, or anyone!

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by Kolbaba, Scott J.
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.
xiii, 225 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 133.9 KOL

Sams Teach Yourself 5.0 in 24 Hours

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:54
by Fritz, Jeffrey T.
Publisher Pearson P T R 2016
600 p. ;
Call Number XX(1579152.2)


Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:54
by Garfield, Simon,
Publisher Canongate, 2016. ©2016
349 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call Number 529 GAR
Summary "Not so long ago we timed our lives by the movement of the sun. These days our time arrives atomically and insistently, and our lives are propelled by the notion that we will never have enough of the one thing we crave the most. How have we come to be dominated by something so arbitrary? The compelling stories in this book explore our obsessions with time. An Englishman arrives back from Calcutta but refuses to adjust his watch. Beethoven has his symphonic wishes ignored. A moment of war is frozen forever. The timetable arrives by steam train. A woman designs a ten-hour clock and reinvents the calendar. Roger Bannister becomes stuck in the same four minutes forever. A British watchmaker competes with mighty Switzerland. And a prince attempts to stop time in its tracks. Timekeepers is a vivid exploration of the ways we have perceived, contained and saved time over the last 250 years, narrated in Simon Garfield's typically inventive and entertaining style. As managing time becomes one of the greatest challenges we face in our lives, this multi-layered history helps us understand it in a sparkling new light."--Dust jacket flap.

Blood brother : Jonathan Daniels and his sacrifice for civil rights

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:40
by Wallace, Rich
Publisher Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2016] ©2016
First edition.
352 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Call Number 973.92092 WAL
Summary "Jonathan Daniels, a white seminary student from New Hampshire, traveled to Selma, Alabama, in 1965 to help with voter registration of black residents. After the voting rights marches, he remained in Alabama, in the area known as "Bloody Lowndes," an extremely dangerous area for white freedom fighters, to assist civil rights workers. Five months later, Jonathan Daniels was shot and killed while saving the life of Ruby Sales, a black teenager. Through Daniels's poignant letters, papers, photographs, and taped interviews, authors Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace explore what led Daniels to the moment of his death, the trial of his murderer, and how these events helped reshape both the legal and political climate of Lowndes County and the nation."--Publisher's website.

Zika : the emerging epidemic

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:40
by McNeil, Donald G., Jr.,
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
First edition.
203 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Call Number 614.5 MCN
Summary An exploration of Zika's origins, how it's spreading, the race for a cure, and what we can do to protect ourselves now.

When Christ appears : an inspirational experience through Revelation

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 22:16
by Jeremiah, David, 1941-
Publisher Worthy Publishing, 2016.
243 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number 228.077 JER

Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 10:14
by Bodanis, David,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. ©2016
xiv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number B EINSTEIN
Summary A portrait of Albert Einstein shares critical insights into both the genius and hubris of modern physics, linking Einstein's popular downfall through the final decades of his life to the same imagination and self-confidence that ignited his early successes.

Hornet 33 : memoir of a combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Denny, Ed, 1946-
Publisher McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
viii, 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Call Number 959.7043092 DEN
Summary "This memoir of an aircraft commander in the 116th Assault Helicopter Company--"The Hornets"--relates his experience of the Vietnam War from 1970 to 1971. From supporting the 25th Infantry Division's invasion of Cambodia, to flying the lead aircraft in the 101st Airmobile Division's pivotal Operation Lam Son 719 invasion of Laos, the author recounts the events"--