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December 17, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : New Adult Nonfiction

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New Nonfiction Books for Adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Nonfiction books for adults.

 

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The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them)

The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them)
Jones, Lucile M.

"By the world-renowned seismologist, a surprising history of natural disasters, their impact on our culture, and new ways of thinking about the ones to come Earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes--these all stem from the same forces that give our planet life. It is only when they exceed our ability to withstand them that they become disasters. Viewed together, these events have shaped our cities and their architecture; elevated leaders and toppled governments; influenced the way we think, feel, fight, unite, and pray. The history of natural disasters is a history of ourselves. In The Big Ones, renowned seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones offers a bracing look at some of our most devastating natural events, whose reverberations we continue to feel today. Spanning from the destruction of Pompeii in AD 79 to the hurricanes of 2017, it considers disaster's role in the formation of our religions; exposes the limits of human memory; and demonstrates the potential of globalization to humanize and heal. With temperatures rising around the world, natural disasters are striking with greater frequency than ever before. More than just history or science, The Big Ones presents a call to action. Natural hazards are inevitable; human catastrophes are not. With this energizing and exhaustively researched book, Dr. Jones offers a look at our past, readying us to face down the Big Ones in our future"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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Brunch Is Hell: How to Save the World by Throwing A Dinner Party

Brunch Is Hell: How to Save the World by Throwing A Dinner Party
Newnam, Brendan Francis


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Holds: 22 on 8 copies

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Get A Life: His & Hers Survival Guide to IVF

Get A Life: His & Hers Survival Guide to IVF
Mackney, Richard

INFERTILITY & FERTILIZATION. Richard and Rosie started trying to conceive after five years of being together but, two and a half years and countless prenatal vitamins and ovulation kits later, there hadn't been even a phantom pregnancy. So began their adventure into IVF, via blood tests, sperm tests, injections and probes, becoming involuntary experts on embryology through failure, despair, persistence and success. After 4 years, 3 different clinics, 2 positive pregnancy tests and 1 miscarriage, they finally had a successful pregnancy. GET A LIFE is the perfect down-to-earth guide for anyone thinking of embarking on fertility treatment. It's two books in one, a book of advice for women and a survival guide for men, each chapter mirrored but with very different experience and advice. IVF is terrifying, awful and extraordinary in equal measures for both partners.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Oslo

Oslo
Nikel, David

"One of Europe's fastest growing cities, Oslo offers visitors a perfect mixture of art, culture, and wilderness. Discover Norway's vibrant capital with Moon Oslo."--Amazon.com.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years

Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years
Frayling, Christopher

On New Year's Day 1818, Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein was first published in an anonymous three-volume edition of 500 copies. Some thought the book was too radical in implication. A few found the central theme intriguing ... no-one predicted its success. This book, celebrating the two hundredth birthday of Frankenstein, traces, in colourful and engaging ways, the journey of Shelley's Frankenstein from limited edition literature to the bloodstream of contemporary culture. It includes new research on the novel's origins, and a facsimile reprint of the earliest-known manuscript version of the creation scene. Frankenstein's legacy is to be seen all over the world--on small and large screens, in print and online, on stage and on hoardings, in graphic novels, comics and even on cereal packets. From a Regency nightmare, Frankenstein's creature has even become a cuddly childhood companion--thoroughly munstered, so to speak. The real creation myth of modern times--the era of genetic engineering, three-parent babies, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, robotics and singularity, human/animal interfaces and secularism--is no longer Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The real creation myth is Frankenstein. -- Inside jacket flap.


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Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency

Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency
Lewandowski, Corey R.

"Donald Tru0mp was a candidate, and now a president, like none that have come before. His startling rise to the White House is the greatest political tale in the history of our republic. Much has been Written about this once-in-a-millennial event but all of those words come from authors outside the orbit of Donald Trump. Now, for the first time, comes the inside story. Written by the guys in the room--two of Trump's closest campaign advisors--Let Trump Be Trump is the eyewitness account of the stories behind the headlines. From the Access Hollywood recording and the Clinton accusers, to Paul Manafort, to the last-moment comeback and a victory that reads like something out of the best suspense novel, Let Trump Be Trump pulls back the curtain on a drama that has mesmerized the whole world--including the palace intrigues of the Mooch, Spicer, Priebus, Bannon, and more. By turns hilarious and intimate, Let Trump Be Trump also offers a view of Donald Trump like you've never seen him, the man whose success in business was built not only on great skill but on loyal relationships and who developed the strongest of bonds with the band of outsiders and idealists who became his team because they believed in him and his message. Written by Trump's campaign manager, the fiery Corey Lewandowski, and Dave Bossie, the consummate political pro and the plaintiff in the famous Citizens United Supreme Court case who helped steer the last critical months of the Trump campaign, Let Trump Be Trump is destined to be the seminal hook about the Trump campaign and presidency."--Dust jacket flap.


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Holds: 51 on 10 copies

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Small Homes, Grand Living

Small Homes, Grand Living

"Diminutive rooms, grand possibilities. Small Homes, Grand Living shows how to make use of a limited space and turn a small apartment into a design marvel. Small Homes, Grand Living's assortment of projects and homes pays homage to the iconic innovation within modest living areas and shows the creative usage of space in continually expanding urban areas. As more people across the globe move into cities, living space becomes a precious commodity. Designers, architects, and innovative inhabitants seek new ways of creating a home that is just as comfortable as it is functional and aesthetically pleasing. Where does one stow clothing, bicycles, suitcases, or bed linens? Where is the perfect place for the desk, bed, or couch? How does one use less square meters more effectively? Compact flats perched atop the roofs on high-rise buildings. A one-bedroom apartment that houses a family of four. Stairs that cleverly transform into wardrobes. A collection of cozy cocoons shows the personality and innovation of those living inside: a home is both shelter and a welcoming reflection of the residents. Small Homes, Grand Living offers real interior design solutions directly from the occupants' imaginations"--amazon.com.


Format: Book
Holds: 20 on 5 copies

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Enrique's Journey

Enrique's Journey
Nazario, Sonia

"Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography... Enrique's Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, and corrupt cops. But he pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope, and the kindness of strangers."--Page 4 of cover.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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The Art of Thinking Clearly

The Art of Thinking Clearly
Dobelli, Rolf, 1966-


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 8 copies

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IPhone for Seniors for Dummies

IPhone for Seniors for Dummies
Spivey, Dwight

Provides instruction for seniors on using the iPhone, including how to make and receive calls, use email and social media, browse the web, play games, listen to music and podcasts, work with reminders and notifications, and read e-books.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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