New Nonfiction

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

3 hours 35 min ago
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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Amazon.com

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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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." --

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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.

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