New Nonfiction

Never stop designing spaces. : an emotional journey through ten places of Italian life.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 08:31
by Lago, Daniele,
Publisher Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2017. ©2016
171 pages : color photographs ; 30 cm
Call Number 728.37 LAG
Summary "Never Stop Designing Spaces. An Emotional Journey through Ten Places of Italian Life is a visual and textual exploration celebrating the excellence of the Italian way of life, a highly imaginative "tour" through a series of interiors from different time periods and contexts. The spaces were designed in empathy with the cities imagined as their setting, with interiors and exteriors engaging in an extraordinary dialogue." --

The complete ketogenic diet for beginners : your essential guide to living the keto lifestyle

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 23:30
by Ramos, Amy,
Publisher Rockridge Press, [2016] ©2016
160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 613.2833 RAM
Summary Eat healthier, lose weight, trim your waistline--it sounds so simple. And yet, the CDC reports that more than one third of Americans face significant weight loss challenges--with nearly 1 in 20 suffering from type 2 diabetes--and have yet to find a solution that works. When on the ketogenic diet, you're simply using your body's own natural response to certain foods in order to burn unwanted fat and shed weight. Endorsed by the Mayo Clinic and others in the medical community, the ketogenic diet has been proven as a healthy, effective way of achieving weight loss, as it consists of low-carb, high fat foods that prompt the body to burn fat for energy instead of glucose.

The perfect resume : resumes that work in the new economy!

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 23:30
by Quillen, W. Daniel,
Publisher Cold Spring Press, [2016]
2nd edition.
183 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Call Number 650.142 QUI
Summary "In this book you'll learn how to put together a great resume that is tailored specifically for each job you are seeking. We'll show you why resumes are important, teach the mechanics of drafting one, how to use key words and action words, listing your accomplishments in a way to catch the hiring manager's attention, which language works best, which sections to include and which to exclude, letters of recommendation, and much more. We also present a variety of resume formats and sample resumes" -- page [4] cover.

Calmer, easier, happier boys : bringing out the best in boys at home and at school

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 05:17
by Janis-Norton, Noël,
Publisher Yellow Kite Books, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 2016. ©2015.
xii, 385 pages ; 20 cm.
Call Number XX(1633972.3)
Summary Parenting expert Noel Janis-Norton gives you simple steps to deal with the unique challenges and joys of raising motivated, cooperative and confident boys. Using the foolproof techniques that have been developed over many years of working with families, Noel shows parents how to get back in charge.

Heal your mind : your prescription for wholeness through medicine, affirmations, and intuition

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 05:03
by Schulz, Mona Lisa,
Publisher Hay House, 2016. ©2016
354 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number 615.8528 SCH
Summary Many of us grapple with how to stay happy, calm, and depression-free in a world that seems to get more complex by the minute. How do we keep our wits about us and our memory intact, and remain spiritually tuned in, when our brains and bodies are bombarded with information from so many sources-friends, family, work, media, the Internet-to say nothing of the chemicals and other influences we take in from our environment? This follow-up to the beloved resource All Is Well offers answers. Heal Your Mind continues the three-pronged healing approach that Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz and Louise Hay pioneered together, extending it to conditions, processes, and disorders of the mind including memory, learning disability, addiction, anxiety, and depression. In-depth case studies from the All Is Well Clinic delve into interventions with real patients, where Dr. Mona Lisa uses intuition to pinpoint issues and she and Louise discuss the medical solutions and affirmations that can help restore well-being.

Sleeping like a baby

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 05:03
by McKay, Pinky, 1952-
Publisher Penguin Random House, 2016. ©2006
336 pages ; 20 cm.
Call Number 649.122 MCK
Summary Are you obsessed about your baby's sleep? Do you feel 'weak' because you can't leave him to cry himself to sleep? Do you need to relax more and enjoy being a parent? Parenting expert Pinky McKay offers a natural, intuitive approach to solving your little one's sleep problems - and gives practical tips on how to: understand your baby's tired cues; create a safe sleeping environment; gently settle babies and toddlers; feed infants to encourage sleep. Sleeping Like a Baby is a must read for stress-free, guilt-free parenting and offers down-to-earth and heartening advice on helping babies (and their parents!) to sleep better.

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."--