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December 18, 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 Pipestone Wolves: The Rise and Fall of A Wolf Family

The Pipestone Wolves: The Rise and Fall of A Wolf Family
Bloch, Günther, 1953-

In the winter of 2008-09, a new wolf family from the Pipestone Valley suddenly appeared in the Bow Valley of Banff National Park. Within a year, these new wolves had eliminated the Bow Valley wolves and established a dominance that would last for five years. As the climactic chapter in a twenty-year observational study of wolves in Banff National Park, respected wolf behaviour expert Günther Bloch and wildlife photographer John E. Marriott followed the Pipestones through the trials and tribulations of raising their family in one of the world's most heavily visited national parks.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Feminist Revolution: The Struggle for Women's Liberation

The Feminist Revolution: The Struggle for Women's Liberation
Morris, Bonnie J., 1961-

"Collection of essays, oral histories, and illustrations depicting the feminist revolution"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying

Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying
Watkins, Light


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 8 copies

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Answers to Questions You've Never Asked: Explaining the What If in Science, Geography... and the Absurd

Answers to Questions You've Never Asked: Explaining the What If in Science, Geography... and the Absurd
Pisenti, Joseph

YouTube's fastest-growing education and humor based channel. Real Life Lore goes from the screen to the pages with even more research, trivia, bizarre and true stories and fascinating facts than ever before.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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On the Verge

On the Verge
Costa, Rebecca D.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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High: Drugs, Desire, and A Nation of Users

High: Drugs, Desire, and A Nation of Users
Walker, Ingrid

Whether drinking Red Bull, relieving chronic pain with oxycodone, or experimenting with Ecstasy, Americans participate in a culture of self-medication, using psychoactive substances to enhance or manage our moods. A "drug-free America" seems to be a fantasyland that most people don't want to inhabit. High: Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users asks fundamental questions about US drug policies and social norms. Why do we endorse the use of some drugs and criminalize others? Why do we accept the necessity of a doctor-prescribed opiate but not the same thing bought off the street? This divided approach shapes public policy, the justice system, research, social services, and health care. And despite the decades-old war on drugs, drug use remains relatively unchanged. Ingrid Walker speaks to the silencing effects of both criminalization and medicalization, incorporating first-person narratives to show a wide variety of user experiences with drugs. By challenging current thinking about drugs and users, Walker calls for a next wave of drug policy reform in the United States, beginning with recognizing the full spectrum of drug use practices"--Back cover blurb.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 5 copies

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Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America

Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America
Dufton, Emily

"In the last five years, eight states have legalized recreational marijuana. To many, continued victories seem certain. But pot was on a similar trajectory forty years ago, only to encounter a fierce backlash. In Grass Roots, historian Emily Dufton tells the remarkable story of marijuana's crooked path from acceptance to demonization and back again--and of the earnest hippies, frightened parents, suffering patients, and thousands of other ordinary Americans who made changing marijuana laws their life's work. During the 1970s, pro-pot activists with roots in the counterculture secured the drug's decriminalization in a dozen states. The movement forged close ties with Jimmy Carter's White House, and a sprawling world of paraphernalia makers and head shops catered to smokers. Before long, however, concerned suburban parents began to mobilize, arguing that children's safety ought to take precedence over adults' right to smoke pot. In the 1980s, they found a champion in First Lady Nancy Reagan, transforming pot into a national scourge under the slogan 'Just Say No' and helping to pave the way for an aggressive war on drugs. The tide began to turn again in the 1990s, as chastened marijuana advocates retooled their message, promoted pot as a medical necessity during the AIDS crisis, and eventually declared legalization a matter of racial justice. Through new research and interviews, Grass Roots offers an engrossing account of marijuana's colorful history and its rich lessons for today's debate. Over the past five decades the drug's evolving and contradictory meanings have mobilized thousands of Americans to fight for and against marijuana rights. While legalization advocates have the upper hand today, Dufton shows how a new counterrevolution could swiftly unfold."--Dust jacket flap.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Figures in A Landscape: People and Places : Essays: 2001-2016

Figures in A Landscape: People and Places : Essays: 2001-2016
Theroux, Paul

"A delectable collection of Theroux's recent writing on great places, people, and prose"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 15 copies

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Brooklyn in Love: A Memoir of Second Chances in 13 Delicious Dishes

Brooklyn in Love: A Memoir of Second Chances in 13 Delicious Dishes
Thomas, Amy, 1971-


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Fifty Million Rising: The New Generation of Working Women Revolutionizing the Muslim World

Fifty Million Rising: The New Generation of Working Women Revolutionizing the Muslim World
Zahidi, Saadia


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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