New Nonfiction

A history of the world in 500 walks

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 04:30
by Baxter, Sarah,
Publisher Thunder Bay Press, [2016]
400 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Call Number 910.202 BAX
Summary "From geologic upheavals and mad kings to trade routes and saints' ways, this book relates the tales behind the top 500 walks that have shaped our society. It's easy to imagine traveling back in time as you read about convicts and conquistadores, silk traders and Buddhists who have hiked along routes for purposes as varied as the terrain they covered. From prehistory to the present day, take a grand tour of world events at eye-level perspective with accounts that combine knowledgeable commentary with practical detail. You may even be inspired to lace up your own boots! "--

Crochet geometry : geometric patterns to fit and flatter

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 04:25
by Mullett-Bowlsby, Shannon,
Publisher Lark, [2016] ©2016
xiv, 114 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Call Number 746.434 MUL

City of sedition : the history of New York City during the Civil War

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 19:23
by Strausbaugh, John,
Publisher Twelve, 2016.
First edition.
vi, 423 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Call Number 974.703 STR
Summary In a single definitive narrative, City of Sedition tells the spellbinding story of the huge--and hugely conflicted--role New York City played in the Civil War. No city was more of a help to Abraham Lincoln and the Union war effort, or more of a hindrance. No city raised more men, money, and materiel for the war, and no city raised more hell against it. It was a city of patriots, war heroes, and abolitionists, but simultaneously a city of antiwar protest, draft resistance, and sedition. Without his New York supporters, it's highly unlikely Lincoln would have made it to the White House. Yet, because of the city's vital and intimate business ties to the Cotton South, the majority of New Yorkers never voted for him and were openly hostile to him and his politics. Throughout the war New York City was a nest of antiwar "Copperheads" and a haven for deserters and draft dodgers. New Yorkers would react to Lincoln's wartime policies with the deadliest rioting in American history. The city's political leaders would create a bureaucracy solely devoted to helping New Yorkers evade service in Lincoln's army. Rampant war profiteering would create an entirely new class of New York millionaires, the "shoddy aristocracy." New York newspapers would be among the most vilely racist and vehemently antiwar in the country. Some editors would call on their readers to revolt and commit treason; a few New Yorkers would answer that call. They would assist Confederate terrorists in an attempt to burn their own city down, and collude with Lincoln's assassin. In this book, a gallery of fascinating New Yorkers comes to life, the likes of Horace Greeley, Walt Whitman, Julia Ward Howe, Boss Tweed, Thomas Nast, Matthew Brady, and Herman Melville. New York historian Strausbaugh follows the fortunes of these figures and chronicles how many New Yorkers seized the opportunities the conflict presented to amass capital, create new industries, and expand their markets, laying the foundation for the city's--and the nation's--growth.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Men of style

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 19:23
by Sims, Josh,
Publisher Laurence King Publishing, 2016.
191 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 26 cm
Call Number 391.1 SIM
Summary A style guide with heft. 'Men of Style' profiles the best-dressed men of recent centuries: from actors to statesman, playboys to painters, the iconic and the more unexpected. Comprising profiles of their colourful, dapper lives, sartorial and personal, explaining too how they have shaped menswear today. The core focus of the book is not only the story of men's style, but the men who embody it and act as its most inspiring exemplars. A useful for book for students of fashion history, followers of celebrity and stylish men alike.

The nursing mother's companion : the breastfeeding book mothers trust, from pregnancy through weaning

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 19:23
by Huggins, Kathleen,
Publisher The Harvard Common Press, [2015]
7th edition.
xii, 436 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call Number 649.33 HUG
Summary "Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctive for either mothers or babies. The Nursing Mother's Companion has been among the best-selling books on breastfeeding for over 30 years, with over 1 million copies sold. It is respected and recommended by professionals, including The International Lactation Consultant Association, T. Berry Brazelton and The American Academy of Pediatrics, and is well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week through the toddler years, or somewhere in between. This fully updated and revised edition provides information on topics such as: benefits of breastfeeding, how to cope with breastfeeding obstacles and challenges, incorporating a nursing routine into working life, treating postpartum headaches and nausea, nutritional supplements to alleviate postpartum depression, sharing a baby with baby (co-sleeping) and the risk of SIDS, introducing solid foods, expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk, [and] reviews of breast pumps"--

A flag worth dying for : the power and politics of national symbols

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 06:54
by Marshall, Tim, 1959-
Publisher Scribner, 2017. ©2016
First Scribner hardcover edition.
x, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Call Number 306.2 MAR
Summary Shares insights into the symbolism and power of flags representing the beliefs of nations and non-state organizations, revealing how flags and the politics they represent unite and divide world populations.

Stitching with Beatrix Potter

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 06:27
by Hill, Michele (Quilter),
Publisher C & T Publishing, [2017] ©2016
63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm + 1 sheet of patterns.
Call Number 746.46 HIL
Summary "Bring Beatrix Potter's delightful stories to life: stitch by hand and by machine as you create projects the whole family will love; learn about the life and work of Beatrix Potter with historical vignettes; amazing appliqué tips..."--Page [4] of cover.

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

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:25
by Janis-Norton, Noël,
Publisher Yellow Kite, 2017. ©2016
xiv, 257 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number XX(1633005.2)
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.

The spiralizer recipe book : from apple coleslaw to zucchini pad thai, 150 healthy and delicious recipes

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:16
by Wolff, Carina,
Publisher Adams Media, [2016]
223 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 641.65 WOL

$2.00 a day : living on almost nothing in America

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 06:11
by Edin, Kathryn, 1962-
Publisher Mariner Books, 2016. ©2015
First Mariner Books edition.
xxiv, 210 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number 339.46 EDI
Summary A revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't think it exists. Jessica Compton's family of four would have no cash income unless she donated plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee. Modonna Harris and her teenage daughter Brianna in Chicago, often have no food but spoiled milk on weekends. After two decades of brilliant research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadn't seen since the mid-1990s -- households surviving on virtually no income. Edin teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on calculating incomes of the poor, to discover that the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to 1.5 million American households, including about 3 million children.

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

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 17:52
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.

The empress of art : Catherine the Great and the transformation of Russia

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 05:46
by Jaques, Susan.
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2016.
First Pegasus Books cloth edition
xiv, 466 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 947.063 JAQ

Aliens : the world's leading scientists on the search for extraterrestrial life

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:45
by Al-Khalili, Jim, 1962-
Publisher Picador, 2017. ©2016
First U.S. edition.
232 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 576.839 ALI
Summary Scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Included are essays from a broad spectrum of the scientific community: cosmologists, astrophysicists, NASA planetary scientists, and geneticists, discussing the latest research and theories relating to alien life. --Adapted from

Debriefing the president : the interrogation of Saddam Hussein

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:45
by Nixon, John (Middle East expert),
Publisher Blue Rider Press, [2016]
242 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 956.70443 NIX

Lonely Planet's Global Beer Tour.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:45
by Lonely Planet Publications (Firm),
Publisher Lonely Planet Global, 2017. ©2016.
1st edition.
267 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Call Number 910.202 LON
Summary "Explore the vibrant new world of craft beer with Lonely Planet's ale experts. We've selected the finest tap rooms, bars and breweries that thirsty travelers can visit in 40 countries across five continents, including the USA, Australia, Belgium and Britain."--Back cover.

The fortress : a love story

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:45
by Trussoni, Danielle,
Publisher Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, [2016] ©2016
First edition.
324 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 306.893 TRU
Summary Trussoni believed she controlled the narration of her life. But from their first kiss she was spellbound by Nikolai, a novelist from Bulgaria, sharing a love of jazz and books and travel, passions that intensify their whirlwind romance. Eight years later, hopeful to renew their marriage, they move to the south of France, to a picturesque medieval village in the Languedoc, where they buy a thirteenth-century stone fortress. It is here she finds the strength to overcome her illusions, and start again.

The invention of Russia : from Gorbachev's freedom to Putin's war

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:45
by Ostrovsky, Arkady, 1971-
Publisher Viking, [2016] ©2015
374 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 947.086 OST

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

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 23:42
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, 10/08/2017 - 11:37
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.

A history of the world in sixteen shipwrecks

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 17:36
by Gordon, Stewart,
Publisher ForeEdge, [2015] ©2015
ix, 270 pages : black and white illustrations, photographs ; 23 cm
Call Number 910.452 GOR
Summary "Stories of disasters at sea, whether about Roman triremes, the treasure fleet of the Spanish Main, or great transatlantic ocean liners, awaken the human imagination as little else can. From the historical sinkings of the Titanic and the Lusitania to the recent capsizing of a Mediterranean cruise ship, the study of shipwrecks also makes for a new and very different understanding of world history. A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks explores the age-old, immensely hazardous, persistently romantic, and ongoing process of moving people and goods across the seven seas, showing that the development of institutions and technologies that made the terrifying oceans familiar and turned unknown seas into well-traveled sea-lanes matters profoundly in our modern world." --