New Nonfiction

The politics of water scarcity

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Nichols, Susan, 1975-
Publisher Greenhaven Publishing, [2017]. ©2018
First edition.
191 pages ; 23 cm.
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Call Number 333.91 POL
Summary Clean water is something we take for granted. It s there when we turn on our taps to fill a glass, take a shower, or wash our hands. But for many of the world s citizens, water is a precious commodity. Many don t have access to clean water. Others must use the same water for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. Is access to clean water a human right? Should water be provided by governments or private entities? Will water become a commodity of the rich? And how are our environmental practices affecting the world s supply of water? Full-Color Photographs, Bibliography, Charts, Graphs, Tables, Detailed Table of Contents, Further Information Section, Index, Primary Sources, Sidebars, Websites.

The pope of Palm Beach : a novel

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Dorsey, Tim,
Publisher William Morrow, [2018]
First edition.
pages cm
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Call Number XX(1644446.1)
Summary "From Florida's king of mayhem--"compulsively irreverent and shockingly funny" (Boston Globe) New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey--comes a diabolically madcap adventure featuring the indomitable Serge A. Storms. No one worships the Sunshine Stateas much as Serge A. Storms. Perpetually hunting Floridian arcana and lore, he and his permanently baked sidekick, Coleman, are on the road again. This time they're on a frenzied literary pilgrimage that leads them back to Riviera Beach, the cozy seasidetown where the boys spent their formative years. Growing up, Serge was enthralled by the Legend of Riviera Beach, aka Darby, a welder at the port who surfed the local waves long before the hot spots were hot. A god on the water, the big-hearted surfer wasa friend to everyone--the younger surfers, cops, politicians, wealthy businessmen and ordinary Joes--a generosity of spirit that earned him the admiration of all. Meanwhile, there was a much murkier legend that made the rounds of the schoolyards from Serge's youth--that of the crazy hermit living in a makeshift jungle compound farther up the mysterious Loxahatchee River than anyone dared to venture. Then Serge moved away. But never forgot. Now he's back, with those legends looming larger than ever in therearview mirror of his memory. As his literary odyssey moves north from Key West, closer and closer to his old stomping grounds, Serge digs into the past as only Serge can. Along the way, he unintentionally disturbs some long-forgotten ground, attractingthe attention of a cast of villains that only Florida can produce. As the body count grows, so does the list of questions: Why are the guys in the hard hats worried about the monkeys? When do you hack a motel air-conditioner? How does Coleman get high with cat toys? Who is expecting the dildo? And will book tours ever be the same after Serge decides to check one out? Told in alternating flashbacks between Serge and Coleman's childhoods and the present day, The Pope of Palm Beach is a witty and deliciously violent delight from the twisted imagination of Tim Dorsey"-- "From Florida's king of mayhem Tim Dorsey -- "compulsively irreverent and shockingly funny" (Boston Globe) -- the latest madcap entry in his New York Times-bestselling Serge Storms series"--

The Ptsd Survival Guide for Teens : Strategies to Overcome Trauma, Build Resilience, and Take Back Your Life

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Raja, Sheela/ Ashrafi, Jaya
Publisher New Harbinger Pubns Inc 2018
152 p. ;
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The Punishment She Deserves

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by George, Elizabeth
Publisher Penguin Group USA 2018
592 p. ;
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Call Number XX(1649288.1)

The Purloined Puzzle

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Hall, Parnell
Publisher St Martins Pr 2018
304 p. ;
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Call Number XX(1649289.1)

The pyramid of mud

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Camilleri, Andrea,
Publisher Penguin Books, 2018.
pages cm
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Call Number XX(1640002.1)

The quantum spy [large print] : a thriller

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Ignatius, David, 1950-
Publisher Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018] ©2017
Large print edition.
pages cm.
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Call Number XX(1640408.1)

The quantum spy : a thriller

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Ignatius, David, 1950-
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
First edition.
323 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1630179.6)
Summary A hyper-fast quantum computer is the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb: whoever possesses one will be able to shred any encryption in existence, effectively owning the digital world. The question is: Who will build it first, the United States or China?The latest of David Ignatius's timely, sharp-eyed espionage novels follows CIA agent Harris Chang into a quantum research lab compromised by a suspected Chinese informant. The breach provokes a mole hunt that is obsessive, destructive, and--above all--uncertain: Do the leaks expose real secrets, or are they false trails meant to deceive the Chinese? Chang soon finds that there is a thin line between loyalty and betrayal, as the investigation leads him down a rabbit hole as dangerous as it is deep. Grounded in the real-world global charge toward technological dominance, The Quantum Spy presents a sophisticated game of cat-and-mouse wired to an exhilarating cyber thriller.

The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Pugh, Tison
Publisher Rutgers University Press 20180223
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The Right--And Wrong--Stuff: How Brilliant Careers Are Made and Unmade

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Cast, Carter
Publisher PublicAffairs 20180109
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The River House

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Neggers, Carla
Publisher Harlequin Books 2018
384 p. ;
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Call Number XX(1649292.1)

The Rufus Spy : A Medieval Mystical Mystery

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Clare, Alys
Publisher Severn House Pub Ltd 2018
240 p. ;
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Call Number XX(1644455.1)

The Sky Is Yours

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Smith, Chandler Klang
Publisher Random House Inc 2018
464 p. ;
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The Sound of Spring

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Lewman, David/ Laguna, Fabio (ILT)/ Batson, Alan (ILT)
Publisher Random House Childrens Books 2018
24 p. ;
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The Spring Girls

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Todd, Anna
Publisher Simon & Schuster 2018
512 p. ;
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The Story of Civil Rights

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Dorling Kindersley, Inc. (COR)
Publisher Dk Pub 2018
64 p. ;
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The Sugarhouse Blues : Library Edition

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Stewart, Mariah
Publisher Simon & Schuster 2018
384 p. ;
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Call Number XX(1649296.1)

The sun played hide-and-seek : a personification story

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Cleary, Brian P., 1959-
Publisher Millbrook Press, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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Call Number XX(1648694.1)
Summary Rhyming verse demonstrating how objects can come alive when they are described using human traits.

The Super Bowl : chasing football immortality

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Doeden, Matt,
Publisher Millbrook Press, [2018]
64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
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Call Number J 796.332648 DOE

The Super Metabolism Diet : The Four-week Plan to Torch Fat, Ignite Your Fuel Furnace, and Stay Lean for Life!

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Zinczenko, David/ Mayo, Keenan
Publisher Random House Inc 2018
176 p. ;
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