New Nonfiction

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

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 05:00
by Kolbaba, Scott J.
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.
xiii, 225 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 133.9 KOL

Make success happen : seven steps to developing a marketing plan

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 07:52
by Fliehman, Deborah Galiffa,
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, [2016] ©2016
106 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm
Call Number 658.802 FLI
Summary "In Make Success Happen Deborah Galiffa Fliehman, marketing expert, accelerates your journey along a marketing plan learning curve. Unlike many business books, Make Success Happen provides concrete, actionable steps and specific examples. Through her seven step process, you will learn how to organize a team, develop purpose statements, create a corporate identity, identify customer opportunities, select marketing activities, prepare a budget, and implement and evaluate your marketing plan. As a bonus, she has included a chapter on how to build a graphic standards manual..." -- back cover.

Leonard : my fifty-year friendship with a remarkable man

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:42
by Shatner, William,
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016 ©2017
First St. Martin's Griffin Edition: May 2017
290 pages : color photographs ; 22 cm
Call Number 791.45028 SHA
Summary "Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know that their next roles as Spock and Captain Kirk, in a new science fiction television series called Star Trek, would shape their lives in way no one could have anticipated. Over the course of half a century, Shatner and Nimoy saw each other through personal and professional highs and lows. In this powerfully emotional book, Shatner tells the story of a man who was his friend for five decades, recounting anecdotes and untold stories of their lives on and off set, as well as gathering tales from others who knew Nimoy well, to present a full picture of a rich life. As much a biography of Nimoy as a story of their friendship, Leonard is a uniquely heartfelt book written by one legendary actor in celebration of another." --

Making books with kids : 25 paper projects to fold, sew, paste, pop, and draw

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:42
by Smith, Esther K.
Publisher Quarry Books, 2016.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Call Number 686.3 SMI
Summary "Spread the joy and craft of books in your family with Making Books with Kids. An inspiring collection of ideas and projects for encouraging an artistic spirit in children! Making Books with Kids features more than 25 creative, kid-friendly projects in design, illustration, paper decorating, binding techniques and more."--

Why only us : language and evolution

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:42
by Berwick, Robert C.,
Publisher The MIT Press, 2017. ©2016.
First MIT Press paperback edition, 2017
215 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Call Number 401.93 BER
Summary "Our remarkable, species-specific ability to acquire any human language -"the language faculty"-- raises important biological questions about language, including how it has evolved. This book by two distinguished scholars-- a computer scientist and a linguist-- addresses the enduring question of the evolution of language. Robert Berwick and Noam Chomsky explain that until recently the evolutionary question could not be properly posed, because we did not have a clear idea of how to define "language" and therefore what it was that had evolved. But since the Minimalist Program, developed by Chomsky and others, we know the key ingredients of language and can put together an account of the evolution of human language and what distinguished us from all other animals." --

Blood brother : Jonathan Daniels and his sacrifice for civil rights

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:35
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, 09/23/2017 - 10:35
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.

Deep nutrition : why your genes need traditional food

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 04:34
by Shanahan, Catherine,
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2017. ©2016
First Flatiron Books edition.
xxii, 487 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number 613.2 SHA
Summary "Shanahan examined diets around the world known to help people live longer, healthier lives--diets like the Mediterranean, Okinawa, and "Blue Zone"--and identified the four common nutritional habits, developed over millennia, that unfailingly produce strong, healthy, intelligent children, and active, vital elders, generation after generation. Dr. Cate shows how all calories are not created equal; food is information that directs our cellular growth. Our family history does not determine our destiny: what you eat and how you live can alter your DNA in ways that affect your health and the health of your future children. She offers a prescriptive plan for how anyone can begin eating The Human Diet."--

Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Millard, Candice,
Publisher Anchor Books, 2017. ©2016
First Anchor Books edition.
xi, 381 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm
Call Number 968 MIL
Summary A thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War. Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, there to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels. But just two weeks after his arrival Churchill was taken prisoner ... The story of his escape is incredible enough, but then Churchill enlisted, returned to South Africa, fought in several battles, and ultimately liberated the men with whom he had been imprisoned. Hero of Empire is more than an adventure story, for the lessons Churchill took from the Boer War would profoundly affect twentieth-century history.

Sugar changed the world : a story of magic, spice, slavery, freedom, and science.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Aronson, Marc,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
ix, 166 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number 664.109 ARO
Summary "Sugar has left a bloody trail through human history. Cane--not cotton or tobacco--drove the bloody Atlantic slave trade and took the lives of countless Africans who toiled on vast sugar plantations under cruel overseers. And yet the very popularity of sugar gave abolitionists in England the one tool that could finally end the slave trade. This book traces the history of sugar from its origins in New Guinea around 7000 B.C. to its use in the 21st century to produce ethanol."

The greatness of dads

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:31
by Matthew, Kirsten,
Publisher Chronicle Books, [2016]
143 pages 25 cm
Call Number 808.882 GRE

Brick history : amazing historical scenes to build from Lego®

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:27
by Elsmore, Warren,
Publisher Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated, 2016.
First edition for the United States and Canada.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm. + 2 pull-out color posters.
Call Number 688.725 ELS
Summary With video games, theme parks, a hit movie, and more, there's no denying that Lego® is making history! And no one demonstrates the power and versatility of Lego better than master modeler Warren Elsmore. Brick History features 50 of the most pivotal historic moments in time and captures them in a mixture of detailed dioramas and buildable projects. Each chapter includes a number of these buildable projects, complete with easy-to-follow instructions.

Sneakers : fashion, gender, and subculture

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:27
by Kawamura, Yuniya, 1963-
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. ©2016
xiv, 147 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Call Number 685.31 KAW
Summary "This is the first academic study of sneakers and the subculture that surrounds them. Since the 1980s, members of American sneaker subcultures, popularly known as "sneakerheads" or "sneakerholics", have created a distinctive identity for themselves, while sneaker manufacturers such as Reebok, Puma and Nike have become global fashion brands. How have sneakers come to gain this status and what makes them attractive? In what ways are sneaker subcultures bound up with gender identity and why are sneakerholics mostly men? Based on the author's own ethnographic fieldwork in New York, where sneaker subculture is said to have originated, this unique study traces the transformation of sneakers from sportswear to fashion symbol. Sneakers explores the obsessions and idiosyncrasies surrounding the sneaker phenomenon, from competitive subcultures to sneaker painting and artwork. It is a valuable contribution to the growing study of footwear in fashion studies and will appeal to students of fashion theory, gender studies, sociology and popular culture"--

The year-round solar greenhouse : how to design and build a net-zero energy greenhouse

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:27
by Schiller, Lindsey, 1987-
Publisher New Society Publishers, [2016]
xii, 307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 cm
Call Number 690.8924 SCH
Summary "Comprehensive coverage of passive solar greenhouse design including material selection, building methods and how to store thermal energy using a variety of simple and innovative strategies. Over a dozen case studies provide real-life inspiration, capped off with how-to guidance for building a durable, energy-efficient greenhouse. Variations include underground and aquaponic greenhouses and integrating solar panels to grow off-grid, year-round."--

F*ck that : an honest meditation

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:23
by Headley, Jason.
Publisher Three Rivers Press, [2016]
First edition.
56 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Call Number 155.9 HEA
Summary "Your boss throws an "urgent" project on your desk at 4:30 pm. Your son takes 45 minutes to put on his shoes when you're already running late. The cable customer service rep is both rude to you and unhelpful. When bad things happen, it's easy to get caught up in the frustration, the annoyance, and the drama. Sure, you could try to remember that complicated breathing technique your yoga friend taught you, but who has time to breathe when their laptop keeps crashing on that overdue presentation? Jason Headley takes on these, and life's other everyday problems, in F*ck That: An Honest Meditation. Based on the viral video that had everyone from yogis to workaholics raving, F*ck That is the serene (and brutally honest) guide to achieving your inner peace"--

Perfect imperfect : The beauty of accident, age & patina

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:15
by McCartney, Karen
Publisher Murdoch Books, 2016
287 pages 31 cm
Call Number 747 PER
Summary A stunning collection of homes and studios of creatives from all over the world, celebrating the beauty of imperfection. Perfect Imperfect takes as its founding principle the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, advocating the beauty to be found in imperfection, impermanence and the authentic. Importantly this is done without losing sight of the benefits of living in the 21st century, where designers are merging digital technology with the handmade, rethinking how to use space as well as accommodating the natural world, which is always giving birth to new creative expressions. As this collaborative process involved working across continents, the authors created a list of words and phrases that defined how to curate the work they wanted to include in this stunning book: mutability; irregularity; unfinished and incomplete; void; the effects of accident; unpretentious; simplicity; contrasts; and Leonard Koren's idea that 'beauty can be coaxed out of ugliness'. These words and phrases split the book into visual sections: Spirit of Nature; Strange Beauty; Mark of Hand; Deep Shadow; Weathering & Decay; and Incomplete and Irregular. Perfect Imperfect is a beautiful, inspirational book, with thought-provoking text by Karen McCartney and stunning visuals by Sharyn Cairns and Glen Proebstel. It is a celebration of accident, curation, collection, hesitation, collaboration, reuse, reimagining and true originality. It explores an established aesthetic in a new way, as illustrated by the homes and studios of creatives all over the world. It embraces current design objects alongside well-worn ones, and features interior settings that mix comfort, design and an off-beat beauty.

Let's Prepare for the Parcc Grade 7 Ela/Literacy Test

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Pizzo M. Ed, Joseph
Publisher Barron's Educational Series 20160901
Call Number XX(1645363.1)

Let's Prepare for the PARCC Grade 7 Math Test

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Scott M. S., Kristen
Publisher Barron's Educational Series 20160901
Call Number XX(1645361.1)

Let's Prepare for the Parcc Grade 8 Ela/Literacy Test

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Hassall M. a., Tim
Publisher Barron's Educational Series 20160901
Call Number XX(1645364.1)

Let's Prepare for the PARCC Grade 8 Math Test

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Brendel M. Ed, Judith T.
Publisher Barron's Educational Series 20160901
Call Number XX(1645362.1)