New Nonfiction

Microsoft Excel 2016: data analysis and business modeling

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 18:30
by Winston, Wayne L.,
Publisher Microsoft ; [2016]
xxvi, 837 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call Number 005.54 EXC

The apple cider vinegar companion : simple ways to use nature's miracle cure

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 18:30
by Scherr, Suzy,
Publisher The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
175 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Call Number 615.3 SCH

Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:30
by Desmond, Matthew,
Publisher B\D\W\Y, Broadway Books, [2017] ©2016
First paperback edition.
xviii, 422 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number 339.46 DES
Summary "In this powerful work of narrative nonfiction, Desmond documents the months he spent living alongside tenants and landlords in Milwaukee, exploring the issues of poverty and homelessness in a segregated city. Taking readers on a journey into the daily lives of families facing eviction, sometimes repeatedly, the author creates a compelling and heartbreaking work that leaves readers wondering how we got here and what we can do to help."-- "In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads ... Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America's most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible."--Cover.

Mobile Game Development with Unity

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Manning
Publisher O'Reilly Media 20161025
Call Number XX(1582584.1)

Mystical landscapes : from Vincent van Gogh to Emily Carr

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 15:28
by Lochnan, Katharine Jordan,
Publisher DelMonico Books Prestel, [2017]. ©2016.
354 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.
Call Number 709.04 MYS
Summary Artists: Mogens Ballin, Emile Bernard, Richard Burgsthal, Emily Carr, Maurice Chabas, Marc Chagall, Henri-Edmond Cross, William Degouve de Nuncques, Maurice Denis, Arhtur Garfield Dove, Charles Marie Dulac, Gustaf Fjaestad, Paul Gauguin, Augusto Giacometti, Giovanni Giacometti, Wenzel Hablik, Lawren Harris, Marsden Hartley, Louis Welden Hawkins, Grace Henry, Ferdinand Hodler, James Dickson Innes, A.Y. Jackson, Eugene Jansson, Wassily Kandinsky, Fernand Khnopff, Gustav Klimt, Hilma af Klint, Georges Lacombe, Jock Macdonald, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Paul Nash, Ejnar Nielsen, Georgia O'Keeffe, Egon Schiele, Paul Serusier, Henri Le Sidaner, August Strindberg, Tom Thomson, Felix Vallotton, Vincent van Gogh, Frederick Varley, Jan Verkade, George Frederick Watts, James McNeill Whistler, Jens Ferdinand Willumsen.

The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 15:28
by Summerscale, Kate, 1965-
Publisher Penguin Press, 2016. ©2016
378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 22 cm
Call Number 364.1523 SUM
Summary In East London in the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age thirteen) and his brother Nattie (age twelve) were arrested for matricide and sent for trial at the Old Bailey. Robert confessed to having stabbed his mother, but his lawyers argued that he was insane. The judge sentenced him to detention in Broadmoor, the most infamous criminal lunatic asylum in the land. Shockingly, Broadmoor turned out to be the beginning of a new life for Robert. At a time of great tumult and uncertainty, Robert Coombes's case crystallized contemporary anxieties about the education of the working classes, the dangers of pulp fiction, and evolving theories of criminality, childhood, and insanity. With riveting detail and rich atmosphere, Summerscale re-creates this terrible crime and its aftermath, uncovering an extraordinary story of man's capacity to overcome the past--

Crown of blood : the deadly inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:28
by Tallis, Nicola,
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2016. ©2016
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
xxiv, 376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Call Number 942.052 TAL

Resisting happiness

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:28
by Kelly, Matthew,
Publisher Beacon Publishing, [2016]
First edition.
228 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 248.4 KEL
Summary Most of us think we are happy-- but could be happier. Kelly takes a look at why we sabotage our own happiness-- and what to do about it. If you hold back from God because you want to be in control, what are you gaining in life? If you make yourself available to God, incredible things will happen.

The pursuit of power : Europe 1815-1914

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:28
by Evans, Richard J,
Publisher Viking, [2016]
xxiv, 819 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Call Number 940.28 EVA

How to read your way to heaven : a spiritual reading program for the worst of sinners, the greatest of saints, and everyone in between

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:24
by Burbach, Vicki,
Publisher Sophia Institute Press, [2016]
xv, 277 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number 248.46 BUR

Body kindness : transform your health from the inside out- and never say diet again

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 03:24
by Scritchfield, Rebecca,
Publisher Workman Publishing, [2016]
288 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Call Number 613 SCR
Summary "Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you're like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did? This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame. It shows the way to a sense of well-being attained by understanding how to love, connect, and care for yourself--and that includes your mind as well as your body"--

Avedon's France : old world, new look

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Rubin, Robert M.,
Publisher Abrams ; Bibliothèque nationale de France, [2016]
799 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Call Number 779.2 RUB
Summary Exploring Richard Avedon's fascination with France, Avedon's France brings together a collection of spectacular photographs; selected interviews, letters, publications, and writings (including new material from the Avedon Foundation archives) and substantive essays by the authors. In addition to five portfolios of French sitters spanning a lifetime of portraiture, it looks at Avedon's apprenticeship to his mentor, Alexei Brodovitch; his encounters with French fashion; his idealised version of Paris in the movie Funny Face; his fresh take on the Belle Epoque in his book on Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Diary of a Century; and his fruitful association with the magazine Egoiste later in his life. Avedon's France offers a full account of Avedon's restless pursuit of new ways of looking at the world, and it reveals a master image maker, a true artist for his time.

Heirloom wood : a modern guide to carving spoons, bowls, boards, and other homewares

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Bainbridge, Max,
Publisher Abrams, 2017.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 745.51 BAI

Site reliability engineering : how Google runs production systems

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Beyer, Betsy,
Publisher Oreilly, 2016.
First edition, April 2016.
xxiv, 524 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 620.00452 SIT
Summary "The overwhelming majority of a software system's lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large-scale computing systems? In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google's Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You'll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient - lessons directly applicable to your organization. This book is divided into four sections: Introduction - Learn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practices; Principles - Examine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE); Practices - Understand the theory and practice of an SRE's day-to-day work: building and operating large distributed computing systems; Management - Explore Google's best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use."--Publisher's description.

The happy medium : life lessons from the other side

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:59
by Russo, Kim,
Publisher HarperElixir, [2016]
First edition.
230 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 133.91 RUS
Summary "The medium star of Lifetime's The Haunting Of shares her personal story and behind-the-scenes details from some of her celebrity seances, counseling readers on how to harness energy from one's surrounding world to gain better understandings of life's biggest questions"--NoveList.

October 31, 1517 : Martin Luther and the day that changed the world

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 06:00
by Marty, Martin E., 1928-
Publisher Paraclete Press, [2016]
x, 114 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number 248.1 MAR

Jump start responsive web design

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 14:40
by Ward, Chris,
Publisher Sitepoint, [2017] ©2017
2nd edition.
xii, 152 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 006.7 WAR
Summary "The pixel-perfect web is dead. The days of positioning elements on a web page and expecting them to always display exactly how we wanted are a distant memory; we now cope with the constant barrage of new and varied devices that our designs need to look fantastic on. Responsive web design is no longer a nice-to-have bonus feature, it's an expected must-have. This book aims to get you started understanding, and using, the suite of CSS and HTML tools available for responding to this new world of devices"--Back cover.

LLC quickstart beginner's guide to limited liability companies

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 05:39
by Cohen, Chris,
Publisher [Publisher not identified], 2016.
vii, 138 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number 346.0668 COH
Summary "Are you thinking about starting up a limited liability company or LLC and you're not sure where to being? LLC is an excellent guide for every entrepreneur. It indicates the advantages that an LLC has over other forms of businesses like sole proprietorships, partnerships and even corporations. You will also learn how to operate within the law and yet avoid unnecessary expenses through taxation and administrative costs. In a nutshell, learn the basics of forming an LLC and the answers to most of the quesions that disturb a new investor." --

Approval junkie : adventures in caring too much

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Salie, Faith, 1971-
Publisher Three Rivers Press, [2017] ©2016
viii, 280 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number 791.4302 SAL
Summary "In this hilarious collection of essays, comedian Faith Salie reflects on the absurd hoops she's jumped through in order to win approval. From running in place in a darkened shower in Africa at 4 am to lose weight, to agreeing to an exorcism at the behest of her crazy ex-husband, to eating pig organs with Harrison Ford's son after her producers told her it would "make good TV", Salie has done it all in the hopes of achieving positive reinforcement from colleagues, friends, and her aforementioned ex (or as she calls him, "was-band"). With thoughtfulness and sarcasm, Salie reflects on why it is she tries so hard to please others, highlighting a phenomenon that many people--especially women-- experience at home and in the work place. Equal parts laugh-out loud funny and poignant, Approval Junkie is a humorous exploration into why it is that we so desperately try to please others at the expense of our own happiness"--

Falafel for breakfast : modern Middle Eastern recipes for any time of the day from Kepos Street Kitchen

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Rantissi, Michael,
Publisher Murdoch Books UK, 2015.
255 pages ; 26 cm
Call Number 641.5956 RAN
Summary Israeli-born chef Michael Rantissi and his partner and 'balaboosta' Aussie girl Kristy Frawley have drilled down to what we all love about the ingredients and flavours of the Middle East - grains and greens, generosity, pungency, sweetness, sharing. This is food that brings everyone to the table, and won't let them leave. Michael puts ingredients first and foremost, opening the door to our greater understanding and appreciation of the Middle East's hidden treasures -- tahini, baharat, halva, chickpeas, labneh, eggplant, honey, pomegranate, amba, dates, broad beans, pistachios, wild greens, ancient grains. The recipes go from basics like hummus, aioli and falafel, to Persian eggplant risotto, Cauliflower, cranberry and pearl barley salad, Harissa-braised lamb with okra. To finish, are the pastries, breads and syrup-laden cakes that turn a meal into a feast - Chocolate and pistachio baklava, Date and dukkah brownies, Persian pavlova. Living in multicultural Sydney, he says, has helped him lighten and brighten traditional recipes, without ever losing sight of their origins and traditions.