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December 11, 2017

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Popular Nonfiction books for adults

 

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

 

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Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name: The Change of Worlds for the Native People and Settlers on Puget Sound

Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name: The Change of Worlds for the Native People and Settlers on Puget Sound
Buerge, David M.


Format: Book
Holds: 107 on 262 copies

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Principles

Principles
Dalio, Ray, 1949-

Dalio "shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business--and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals"--Amazon.com.


Format: Book
Holds: 107 on 20 copies

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Harari, Yuval N.

"Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style--thorough, yet riveting--famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonald's than from being blown up by Al Qaeda. What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century-- from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 106 on 40 copies

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The Chef and the Slow Cooker

The Chef and the Slow Cooker
Acheson, Hugh

Presents a collection of recipes for the slow cooker, including options for broths, soups, beans, meats, fish, vegetables, butters, chutneys, and desserts.


Format: Book
Holds: 106 on 26 copies

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Instant Potʼ Obsession: The Ultimate Electric Pressure Cooker for Cooking Everything Fast

Instant Potʼ Obsession: The Ultimate Electric Pressure Cooker for Cooking Everything Fast
Zimmerman, Janet A.

A cookbook giving quick pressure cooker recipes. Also includes tips on cleaning and taking care of your pot.


Format: Book
Holds: 105 on 20 copies

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You Are A Bad Ass: How to Stop Doubting your Greatness and Start Living An Awesome Life

You Are A Bad Ass: How to Stop Doubting your Greatness and Start Living An Awesome Life
Sincero, Jen, 1965-


Format: Book
Holds: 106 on 25 copies

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
Sapolsky, Robert M.

Why do we do the things we do? attempts to answer that question, looking at it from every angle. He hops back in time, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy. The result is a dazzling tour of the science of human , a majestic synthesis that harvests cutting-edge research across a range of disciplines to provide a subtle and nuanced perspective on why we ultimately do the things we do-- for good and for ill.


Format: Book
Holds: 104 on 31 copies

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Notes on A Foreign Country: An American Abroad in A Post-American World

Notes on A Foreign Country: An American Abroad in A Post-American World
Hansen, Suzy, 1977-

"A revelatory reflection on America's role in the world from the perspective of a young woman who has been living in Istanbul for the past six years"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 99 on 22 copies

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Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice From the Best in the World

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice From the Best in the World
Ferriss, Timothy

"We All Need Mentors. Here Are More than 100 of the World's Best. When facing life's questions, who do you turn to for advice? We all need mentors, particularly when the odds seem stacked against us. To find his own, four-time #1 best-selling author Tim Ferriss tracked down more than 100 eclectic experts to help him, and you, navigate life. Through short, action-packed profiles, he shares their secrets for success, happiness, meaning, and more. No matter the challenge or opportunity, something in these pages can help. You will learn: The three books legendary investor Ray Dalio recommends most often. Lessons and tips from elite athletes like Maria Sharapova, Kelly Slater, Dara Torres, Tony Hawk, Dan Gable, and more. How and why Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz says no to most incoming requests. The mental models of poker phenoms Daniel Negreanu, Annie Duke, Fedor Holz, and Liv Boeree. The meditation and mindfulness practices of David Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, Sharon Salzberg, Rick Rubin, Richa Chadha, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, and others. The high-school loss that motivated actor Terry Crews for life. and how you can use the lesson. Why TED curator Chris Anderson thinks "pursue your passion" is terrible advice. Why renowned designer Debbie Millman believes in therapy but not in work-life balance. How Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens went from repeated rejections to global mega-bestseller. The new beliefs, behaviors, and habits that have most helped cryptocurrency icons (founders of Ethereum, Zcash, etc.) in the last five years. Why Arianna Huffington recommends that you regularly scramble apps on your phone. The "bar complex" exercise that keeps country star Tim McGraw young. Why bestselling author Steven Pressfield believes college students should drive trucks and become cowboys. Why comedian Patton Oswalt wishes at least one catastrophic failure on anyone in the arts. Astrophysicist Janna Levin's unique reframe that helps her see obstacles as opportunities. Why actor Ben Stiller likes to dunk his head in a bucket of ice in the morning. Why Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston's cheat sheet for his younger self would include a tennis ball, a circle, and the number 30,000. Other mentors include Neil Gaiman, Ashton Kutcher, Dita Von Teese, Marc Benioff, Evan Williams, Brandon Stanton, Esther Perel, Darren Aronofsky, Steve Aoki, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephanie McMahon, Craig Newmark, Gretchen Rubin, Bear Grylls, Laura Walker, Mr. Money Mustache (Pete Adeney), Linda Rottenberg, Jesse Williams, and many more"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 99 on 15 copies

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Bravetart: Iconic American Desserts

Bravetart: Iconic American Desserts
Parks, Stella


Format: Book
Holds: 98 on 18 copies

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