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.
Hope Leans Forward
Rich in Buddhist and Quaker spiritual wisdom and practice, Hope Leans Forward helps us navigate life's essential questions of true aliveness and meaning--guiding us to discover greater bravery and courage to meet these fractured times. As we cultivate clarity and discernment, we see ourselves truly connected to a larger whole.
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Age of Invisible Machines
"Cut through the hype and unlock the game-changing potential of conversational AI. In Age of Invisible Machines, celebrated tech leader Robb Wilson delivers an eye-opening and startlingly insightful blueprint for leveraging conversational AI in order to make your organization self-driving--with a growing ecosystem of interconnected automations accelerating all aspects of your business. Conversational AI is changing the nature of every job at every company (starting yesterday) and this book is relevant for anyone who will be affected by the acceleration of these technologies. You'll learn how to develop a strategy for hyperautomation by identifying the outdated processes and systems holding...
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The Wind at My Back
"Misty Copeland made history as the first African-American principal ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre. Her talent, passion, and perseverance enabled her to make strides no one had accomplished before. But as she will tell you, achievement never happens in a void. Behind her, supporting her rise was her mentor, Raven Wilkinson, who had been virtually alone in her quest to breach the all-white ballet world when she fought to be taken seriously as a Black ballerina in the 1950s and 60s. A trailblazer in the world of ballet decades before Misty's time, Raven faced overt and casual racism, hostile...
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Eat Plants, B*tch
"When Pinky Cole opened her first Slutty Vegan food truck in 2018, she was inspired by her love of vegan comfort food. Now, after having expanded to restaurants, a bar, and a philanthropic organization, Cole is ready to bring her best recipes straight to you. With mouth-watering photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, Eat Plants, B*tch celebrates Cole's belief that it's fun and accessible to cook and enjoy irresistible vegan comfort food"--
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It's Not TV
"The riveting inside story of HBO, the start-up company that reinvented television-by two veteran media reporters HBO changed how stories could be told on TV. The Sopranos, Sex and the City, The Wire, Game of Thrones. The network's meteoric rise heralded the second golden age of television with serialized shows that examined and reflected American anxieties, fears, and secret passions through complicated characters who were flawed and often unlikable. HBO's own behind-the-scenes story is as complex, compelling, and innovative as the dramas the network created, driven by unorthodox executives who pushed the boundaries of what viewers understood as television at...
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Cartooning Made Easy
From eccentric comic strips to imaginative manga, there are many different forms of cartoons. What do they have in common? They capture the essence of something: simplification creates lovable characters. Cole uses step-by-step instructions and basic shapes to teach you to draw cartoon-inspired people, clothing, and things. With dozens of drawing projects and easy-to-follow tips and techniques, this book is perfect for beginning artists, cartoonists, illustrators, doodlers, and more. -- adapted from back cover and Introduction.
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After Campus Sexual Assault
Addresses how, when, and why students tell their parents about having been sexually assaulted. Giving and getting the news can be messy. Although parents often are stunned by the news, it's important to provide stability and safety at this vulnerable time. This book sheds light on campus culture today, the range of actions that comprise campus sexual assault, and the many impacts on victims and their families. Importantly, this book offers compassionate guidance for navigating the often-tumultuous time that follows an assault.
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Fruits of the Forest
"Authoritative, opinionated field guide to the Northwest's edible mushrooms by a mushroom educator and ecologist"--
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"In our digital world, data is power, and information hoarders reign supreme. The practices of these digital pillagers are analogous to those of cartels--they use intimidation, aggression, and force to maintain control and power. Sarah Lamdan brings us into the unregulated underworld of the "data cartels," demonstrating how the entities mining, hoarding, commodifying, and selling our data and informational resources perpetuate social inequalities and threaten the democratic sharing of knowledge. The companies at the center of this book are not household names like Google. They fly under the radar and self-identify as "data analytics" or "business solutions" operations. These companies...
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Mardi Gras Indians
"The Mardi Gras Indians are some of the most anticipated figures during Carnival season in New Orleans. Their parades on Mardi Gras day, Super Sunday, and St. Joseph's night are heavily attended as people crowd the streets of uptown and downtown, Central City, and local parks where the Indians are known to pass by, battle through dance, and compete like strutting peacocks for the title of 'prettiest.' Mardi Gras Indians explores how Mardi Gras or carnival season throughout the African diaspora came together in a gumbo-sized melting pot to birth one of the most unique traditions celebrating African culture, Indigenous...
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