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February 21, 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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Guide to Scenic Highways & Byways

Guide to Scenic Highways & Byways

Provides more than 300 possibilities for spectacular getaways in your local area and throughout the 50 states. Whether you're looking for a short day trip close to home or a several-weeks-long vacation, you'll find a host of ideas in this beautifully illustrated, detail-packed book, which celebrates America's regional diversity, rich history, and jaw-dropping splendor. Suggested drives include Maine's rocky coastline, the Southeast's mystical swamplands, the Southwest's striking red-rock plateaus, the West's majestic mountains, and many more. Veteran National Geographic authors with deep knowledge of each area employ superb storytelling techniques to enliven your journeys. Each drive features mile-by-mile directions, as well as all the practical info you'll need to make your next road trip an experience to remember.--Amazon.com


Format: Book
Holds: 15 on 8 copies

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Observation and Experiment: An Introduction to Causal Inference

Observation and Experiment: An Introduction to Causal Inference
Rosenbaum, Paul R.

We hear that a glass of red wine prolongs life, that alcohol is a carcinogen, that pregnant women should drink not a drop of alcohol. Major medical journals first claimed that hormone replacement therapy reduces the risk of heart disease, then reversed themselves and said it increases the risk of heart disease. What are the effects caused by consuming alcohol or by receiving hormone replacement therapy? These are causal questions, questions about the effects caused by treatments, policies or preventable exposures. Some causal questions can be studied in randomized trials, in which a coin is flipped to decide the treatment for the next experimental subject. Because randomized trials are not always practical, nor always ethical, many causal questions are investigated in non-randomized observational studies. The reversal of opinion about hormone replacement therapy occurred when a randomized clinical trial contradicted a series of earlier observational studies. Using minimal mathematics - high school algebra and coin flips -- and numerous examples, Observation and Experiment explains the key concepts and methods of causal inference. Examples of randomized experiments and observational studies are drawn from clinical medicine, economics, public health and epidemiology, clinical psychology and psychiatry.--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone
Manson, Katrina

"This new, thoroughly updated third edition of Bradt's Sierra Leone remains the only English-language guide dedicated to this unique West African destination, one of only three countries where the uber-elusive pygmy hippo can be found and where coastal mountains and sheltered beaches are the stuff of daydreams and postcards. With Bradt's Sierra Leone you can explore the infamous diamond mines and rainforest-covered mountains; go in search of pygmy hippos or relax on the country's beaches and islands. Offering significantly more coverage than any other guide, it is an ideal companion for tourists, volunteers and international workers alike, and also covers newly declared eco-tourist sites as well as the trans-boundary 'peace park' of Gola Forest National Park, shared with neighbouring Liberia. This new edition also covers Freetown's new beach music festival and the Sierra Leone Marathon, shortlisted for 'best marathon' in the 2017 Running Awards, as well as details of everything from where to visit rescued chimpanzees to touring the traditional wooden-board homes of the Krio people, descendants of repatriated slaves from the Americas and Europe. Sierra Leone continues to be one of the best beach destinations in West Africa, and also one of the region's best trekking destinations, given the varied topography and the presence of Mount Bintumani, West Africa's highest peak. The country has seen a heartening recovery since emerging from civil war a decade ago and the Bradt guide is the first to take stock of the country's post-Ebola travel situation. Sierra Leone is proudly back on the tourism map for the adventurous, beach-loving, jungle-exploring, mountain-scaling and curious of heart traveller."--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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I Will Not Fear: My Story of A Lifetime of Building Faith Under Fire

I Will Not Fear: My Story of A Lifetime of Building Faith Under Fire
Beals, Melba

Beals takes you on an unforgettable journey through terror, oppression, and persecution, highlighting the kind of faith we all need to survive in a world full of hearbreak and anger. She shows how the deep faith we develop during our most difficult moments is the kind of faith that can change our famiilies, our communitites, and even the world.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett

Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett
Gonnerman, Jennifer, 1971-

In recent years, the United States has imprisoned more than two million people while making few preparations for their eventual release. Now these prisoners are coming home in record numbers, as unprepared for "life on the outside" as society is for them. Jennifer Gonnerman calls attention to this mounting national crisis by crafting an intimate family portrait--a story of struggle and survival, guilt and forgiveness, loneliness and love.--From publisher description.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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The Limits of Presidential Power: A Citizen's Guide to the Law

The Limits of Presidential Power: A Citizen's Guide to the Law
Manheim, Lisa


Format: Book
Holds: 22 on 8 copies

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Catnip: A Love Story

Catnip: A Love Story
Korda, Michael, 1933-


Format: Book
Holds: 21 on 5 copies

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Deep Learning With Python

Deep Learning With Python
Chollet, François


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 4 copies

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Silver Hair: Say Goodbye to the Dye--and Let your Natural Light Shine!

Silver Hair: Say Goodbye to the Dye--and Let your Natural Light Shine!
Massey, Lorraine

Celebrate the power of silver! Be bold with this ultimate handbook-plus-manifesto for every woman who's ready to say goodbye to the dye and let her natural color shine. ...Covers step-by-step the many options for going silver with style. It includes before-and-after photos of real models; advice on how to stay gorgeous during the silver journey--with tips on the best ways to have a smooth color transition; keeping your silver gorgeous with the right hair care and DIY recipes; and finally how to complement your chic new look with flattering fashion, makeup, and accessories. Going silver is not just about style, or saving time and money at the salon or on your own. It satisfies that deeper desire for authenticity and the freedom to be oneself.--Amazon.com


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 6 copies

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Hope for your Marriage: Experience God's Greatest Desires for You and your Spouse

Hope for your Marriage: Experience God's Greatest Desires for You and your Spouse
Hurst, Clayton

Clayton and Ashlee share personal stories on overcoming fairy-tale marriage pitfalls; keeping Jesus at the center of your marriage; practicing healthy communication on sex, conflict, and forgiveness; declaring life over your marriage; and leaving a God-honoring legacy.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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