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February 24, 2018

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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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Stonehenge: The Story of A Sacred Landscape

Stonehenge: The Story of A Sacred Landscape
Pryor, Francis

"Pryor delivers a rigorous account of the nature and history of Stonehenge, but also places the enigmatic monument in a wider cultural context, bringing acute insight into how antiquarians, scholars, writers, artists, and even neopagans, have interpreted the mystery over the centuries."--Front jacket flap.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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How to Break up With your Phone

How to Break up With your Phone
Price, Catherine, 1978-


Format: Book
Holds: 25 on 8 copies

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Food Pharmacy: A Guide to Gut Bacteria, Anti-inflammatory Foods, and Eating for Health : A Prescription Diet You Will Never Overdose on

Food Pharmacy: A Guide to Gut Bacteria, Anti-inflammatory Foods, and Eating for Health : A Prescription Diet You Will Never Overdose on
Aurell, Lina Nertby


Format: Book
Holds: 18 on 6 copies

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Left Bank: Art, Passion, and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-50

Left Bank: Art, Passion, and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-50
Poirier, Agnès


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 6 copies

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How to Fix A Broken Heart

How to Fix A Broken Heart
Winch, Guy


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 6 copies

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Ten Great Ideas About Chance

Ten Great Ideas About Chance
Diaconis, Persi

"In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, gamblers and mathematicians transformed the idea of chance from a mystery into the discipline of probability, setting the stage for a series of breakthroughs that enabled or transformed innumerable fields, from gambling, mathematics, statistics, economics, and finance to physics and computer science. This book tells the story of ten great ideas about chance and the thinkers who developed them, tracing the philosophical implications of these ideas as well as their mathematical impact"--Dust jacket front flap.


Format: Book
Holds: 11 on 5 copies

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The Best Team Wins: The New Science of High Performance

The Best Team Wins: The New Science of High Performance
Gostick, Adrian Robert

Explains the "five disciplines of team leaders," based on the study of more than 850,000 employee engagement questionaires, that result in the most effective and successful workplace teams under contemporary circumstances.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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F You Very Much: Understanding the Culture of Rudeness--and What We Can Do About It

F You Very Much: Understanding the Culture of Rudeness--and What We Can Do About It
Wallace, Danny

You're not just imagining it: People are getting more and more rude - from cutting in line, gabbing on their phones and clipping their nails on public transportation, to hurling epithets on Twitter and in real life (including a certain President who does both). And the worst part is that it's contagious, leading reasonably courteous people to stoop to new lows in order to respond to the ever-coarsening encounters we face every day. In this engaging and illuminating new book, ...Danny Wallace looks at the reasons behind the rudeness, and what we can do to stop it. His quest to stop the madness includes interviews with neuroscientists, psychologists, NASA scientists, politicians, and other experts. He joins a Radical Honesty group, talks to LA drivers about road rage, and confronts his own online troll in a pub--all to better understand the scourge that's turning normal people into bullies, tantruming toddlers, trolls, and other types of everyday monsters.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 5 copies

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Farewell to the Horse: A Cultural History

Farewell to the Horse: A Cultural History
Raulff, Ulrich, 1950-

"Horses and humans share an ancient, profoundly complex relationship. Once our most indispensable companions, horses were for millennia essential in helping build our cities, farms, and industries. But during the twentieth century, in an increasingly mechanized society, they began to disappear from human history. In this esoteric and rich tribute, [the author] chronicles the dramatic story of this most spectacular creature, thoroughly examining how they've been muses and brothers in arms, neglected and sacrificed in war yet memorialized in paintings, sculpture, and novels--and ultimately marginalized on racetracks and in pony clubs"--Amazon.com.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 6 copies

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Five Constraints on Predicting Behavior

Five Constraints on Predicting Behavior
Kagan, Jerome

Scientists were unable to study the relation of brain to mind until the invention of technologies that measured the brain activity accompanying psychological processes. Yet even with these new tools, conclusions are tentative or simply wrong. In this book, the distinguished psychologist Jerome Kagan describes five conditions that place serious constraints on the ability to predict mental and behavioral outcomes based on brain data: the setting in which evidence is gathered, the expectations of the subject, the source of the evidence that supports the conclusion, the absence of studies that examine patterns of causes with patterns of measures, and the attribution of psychological concepts such as "fear" or "regulate" to brain patterns. Kagan describes the importance of context, and how the experimental setting - including the room, the procedure, and the species, age, and sex of both subject and examiner - can influence the conclusions. He explains how subject expectations affect all brain measures; considers why brain and psychological data often yield different conclusions; aruges for relations between patterns of causes and outcomes rather than correlating single variables; and criticizes the borrowing of psychological terms to describe brain evidence. Brain sites cannot be in a state of "fear." A deeper understanding of the brain's contributions to behavior, Kagan argues, requires investigators to acknowledge these five constraints in the design or interpretation of an experiment. -- from dust jacket.


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Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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