New Nonfiction

The subtle art of not giving a f*ck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:18
by Manson, Mark,
Publisher HarperOne, 2016.
First edition.
vii, 212 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 158.1 MAN
Summary "In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is--a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited--"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives"--

Against empathy : the case for rational compassion

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 10:17
by Bloom, Paul, 1963-
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
285 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Call Number 152.41 BLO
Summary "We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don't have enough of it. Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher Paul Bloom. In [this book], Bloom [posits that] empathy [is] one of the leading motivators of inequality and immorality in society. Far from helping us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices"--Dust jacket flap.

Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 10:17
by Vance, J. D.,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
264 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 305.562 VAN
Summary Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.

The Wellness Mama cookbook : 200 easy-to-prepare recipes and time-saving advice for the busy cook

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 10:17
by Wells, Katie (Blogger),
Publisher Harmony Books, [2016]
First Harmony Books edition.
336 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 641.5 WEL

Hand-lettering : an interactive guide to the art of drawing letters

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 22:09
by Wells, Megan,
Publisher Peter Pauper Press, Inc., [2016]
157 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number 745.61 WEL

Pass the PSB/HOAE : complete health occupations aptitude test study guide and pr

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 09:54
by Fry, James.
Publisher [publisher not identified], [2015]
38 pages : illustrations, graphs, charts ; 28 cm
Call Number 610.734 FRY
Summary "This book describes management aptitude tests including: numerical, verbal, abstract, and spatial reasoning tests. These tests often form part of the job selection process and are designed to assess your ability to communicate and solve numberical and logical problems."

Rest : why you get more done when you work less

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 21:48
by Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim
Publisher Basic Books, [2016] ©2016
viii, 310 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 612 PAN
Summary "For most of us, overwork is the new normal and rest is an afterthought. In our busy lives, rest is defined as the absence of work: late-night TV binges, hours spent trawling the internet, something to do once we've finished everything else on our to-do lists. But dismissing rest stifles our ability to think creatively and truly recharge. In Rest, Silicon Valley consultant Alex Pang argues that we can be more successful in all areas of our lives by recognizing the importance of rest: working better does not mean working more, it means working less and resting better. Treating rest as a passive activity secondary to work undermines our chances for a rewarding and meaningful life. Whether by making space for daily naps, as Winston Churchill did during World War II; going on hours-long strolls like Charles Darwin; or spending a week alone in a cabin like Bill Gates, pursuing what Pang calls "deliberate rest" is the true key to fulfillment and creative success. Drawing on rigorous scientific evidence and revelatory historical examples, Rest overturns everything our culture has taught us about work and shows that only by resting better can we start living better"

The Instant Pot electric pressure cooker cookbook : easy recipes for fast & healthy meals

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 21:48
by Randolph, Laurel,
Publisher Rockridge Press, [2016] ©2016
176 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 641.587 RAN

A portrait of Bowie : a tribute to Bowie by his artistic collaborators & contemporaries

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:40
by Hiatt, Brian,
Publisher Cassell Illustrated, 2016. ©2016
224 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour) ; 29 cm
Call Number 782.42166 POR
Summary "Artists and musicians who worked with David Bowie throughout his life, or were his contemporaries, pay tribute to the icon through through their own words on what it was like to work in collaboration with a man whose fluid artistic genius repeatedly broke boundaries, right up until his death - and alongside these text tributes are 40 stunning illustrative and photographic portraits of Bowie throughout his life. The contributing artists include: George Underwood (a childhood friend of Bowie's who caused the unusual appearance of Bowie's eyes after punching him in a fight), Derek Boshier (an artistic collaborator and friend of Bowie's) and Stephen Finer (similarly, a friend and artistic collaborator). Text contributions will comprise pieces by various musicians and artists who worked closely with Bowie during his career, including Nile Rodgers, Cyndi Lauper, Carlos Alomar, Earl Slick, Debbie Harry & Chris Stein, Mike Garson and more."

Easternization : Asia's rise and America's decline from Obama to Trump and beyond

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:40
by Rachman, Gideon,
Publisher Other Press, 2016. ©2016
xxv, 307 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 355.03305 RAC
Summary "Easternization is the defining trend of our age--the growing wealth of Asian nations is transforming the international balance of power. This shift to the East is shaping the lives of people all over the world, the fate of nations, and the great questions of war and peace. A troubled but rising China is now challenging America's supremacy, and the ambitions of other Asian powers--including Japan, North Korea, India, and Pakistan--have the potential to shake the whole world. Meanwhile the West is struggling with economic malaise and political populism, the Arab world is in turmoil, and Russia longs to reclaim its status as a great power. As it becomes clear that the West's historic power and influence is receding, Gideon Rachman offers a road map to the turbulent process that will define the international politics of the twenty-first century"--

Monty Python's Flying Circus : hidden treasures

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:40
by Besley, Adrian
Publisher Abrams, 2017. ©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Call Number 791.4572 BES
Summary This is the story of Monty Python, one the most popular and influential forces in modern comedy--and of their TV show--told in words and images. This celebratory book includes 22 removable facsimiles of rare memorabilia from their official archives, including hand-scribbled scripts, cue sheets, character lists, posters, and animation artwork. Written with active input from the Pythons themselves, the book recounts the adventures of all six members and their TV show, from early days in the Cambridge Footlights through early appearances on the BBC, global stardom, the inevitable fights, and their triumphant reunions.

Rosie Sanders' flowers : a celebration of botanical art

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:40
by Sanders, Rosie.
Publisher Batsford Ltd, [2016].
158 pages : color illustrations.
Call Number 751.4 SAN

3D game design with Unreal Engine 4 and Blender : combine the powerful UE4 with Blender to create visually appealing and comprehensive game environments

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:18
by Plowman, Justin.
Publisher Packt Pub., 2016.
ix, 234 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Call Number 006.696 UNR

Mrs Keppel : mistress to the king

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:18
by Quinn, Tom, 1956-
Publisher Biteback Publishing Ltd, 2016. ©2016
xxvi, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 941.082 QUI
Summary For Alice Keppel, it was all about appearances. Her precepts were those of the English upper classes: discretion, manners and charm. Nothing else mattered - especially when it came to her infamous affair with King Edward VII. As the King's favourite mistress up until his death in 1910, Alice held significant influence at court and over Edward himself. But it wasn't just Edward she courted: throughout her life, Alice enthusiastically embarked on affairs with bankers, MPs, peers - anybody who could elevate her standing and pay the right price. She was a shrewd courtesan, and her charisma and voracity ensured her both power and money, combined as they were with an aptitude for manipulation. Drawing on a range of sources, including salacious first-hand eyewitness accounts, bestselling author Tom Quinn paints an extraordinary picture of the Edwardian aristocracy, and traces the lives of royal mistresses down to Alice's great-granddaughter, the current Duchess of Cornwall. Both intriguing and astonishing, this is an unadulterated glimpse into a hidden world of scandal, decadence and debauchery.

The great unknown : seven journeys to the frontiers of science

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:18
by Du Sautoy, Marcus
Publisher Viking, [2016]
450 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number 500 DUS
Summary "A captivating journey to the outer frontiers of human knowledge by the popular presenter of Netflix's The Story of Math. Ever since the dawn of civilization we have been driven by a desire to know-- to understand the physical world and the laws of nature. But are there limits to human knowledge? This tantalizing question has inspired scientists and functioned as a spur to innovation. Now, Marcus du Sautoy invites us to join him on a journey to the outer reaches of human understanding as there are still lots of deep mysteries waiting to be solved. Are some things beyond the predictive powers of science? Or are those challenges simply the next big discovery waiting to happen? Du Sautoy takes us into the minds of science's greatest innovators and reveals the fraught circumstances of their discoveries. He reminds us that major breakthroughs were often ridiculed at the time of their discovery. And he carries us on a whirlwind tour of seven 'Edges' of knowledge-- chaos theory, matter, quantum physics, the universe, time, consciousness and infinity--grounding a deeply personal exploration in simple concepts like the roll of dice, the notes of a cello, or how a clock measures time"--

The Whole30 cookbook : 150 delicious and totally compliant recipes to help you succeed with the Whole30 and beyond

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:18
by Hartwig, Melissa,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
viii, 311 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Call Number 641.563 HAR
Summary "The groundbreaking Whole30 program has helped countless people transform their lives by bringing them better sleep, more energy, fewer cravings, weight loss, and new healthy habits that last a lifetime. In this cookbook, best-selling author and Whole30 co-creator Melissa Hartwig delivers over 150 all-new recipes to help readers prepare delicious, healthy meals during their Whole30 and beyond" --Publisher's description.

Home gardener's propagation : raising new plants for the home and garden

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:17
by Squire, David, 1938-
Publisher Creative Homeowner, [2016] Distributed exclusively in North America by by Fox Chapel Publishing, 2016.
North American edition.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Call Number XX(1549293.3)

Labrador retrievers

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:17
by Walker, Joan Hustace, 1962-
Publisher Barron's, [2015] ©2015
95 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Call Number XX(1496895.2)
Summary Information and advice to help you take good care of your Labrador Retriever. New and prospective pet owners will find approximately 70 color photos, as well as invaluable information and advice on acquiring their pet, housing, feeding, health care, training and more.


Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:17
by Drastura, Jenny,
Publisher TFH Publications, Inc., [2015]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Call Number XX(1568797.3)
Summary The lively and joyful Maltese has been bewitching dog lovers for years. Newly authored text by a Maltese expert demonstrates how these happy-go-lucky toy dogs can fit into any family willing to give them the time and attention they crave. Written by an expert on the breed, Dogs 101 Maltese is the essential guide for caring for these sweet, affectionate dogs and includes information on breed characteristics, proper supplies, feeding, grooming, health, training, and fun activities. Sidebars in each chapter highlight important tips and interesting anecdotes, and the fun, modern design of this series mimics the stylish look of the Dogs 101 television series.

Miniature schnauzer

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:17
by Gagne, Tammy,
Publisher T.F.H. Publications, Inc., [2015]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Call Number XX(1524393.3)