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November 17, 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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Peony: The Best Varieties for your Garden

Peony: The Best Varieties for your Garden
Michener, David


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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The Arsenal of Exclusion/inclusion. 101 Things That Open and Close the City

The Arsenal of Exclusion/inclusion. 101 Things That Open and Close the City

The arsenal of exclusion / inclusion' is a book about 101 "weapons" that architects, planners, policy-makers, developers, real estate brokers, community activists and other urban agents use to restrict or promote access to the space of the city. The Arsenal includes minor, seemingly benign things like "NO LOITERING" SIGNS and BOUNCERS, but also big, headline-grabbing entities like GATED COMMUNITIES and EMINENT DOMAIN. It includes policies like INCLUSIONARY ZONING and RENT CONTROL, but also physical things like BOMBS and those ARMRESTS that they put on park benches to make sure homeless people don't get too comfortable. Some of the entries in the Arsenal--like HALLOWEEN, FAMOUS PEOPLES' HOUSES, and JURY DUTY--are probably things you didn't know had anything to do with cities at all, let alone this war for what Henri Lefebvre called the "right to the city."


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Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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Hawker Fare: Stories & Recipes From A Refugee Chef's Thai Isan & Lao Roots

Hawker Fare: Stories & Recipes From A Refugee Chef's Thai Isan & Lao Roots
Syhabout, James

"From chef James Syhabout of two-Michelin-star restaurant Commis, an Asian-American cookbook like no other--simple recipes for cooking home-style Thai and Lao dishes"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
Noble, Safiya Umoja

A revealing look at how negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms Run a Google search for "black girls"-what will you find? "Big Booty" and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But, if you type in "white girls," the results are radically different. The suggested porn sites and un-moderated discussions about "why black women are so sassy" or "why black women are so angry" presents a disturbing portrait of black womanhood in modern society. In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Through an analysis of textual and media searches as well as extensive research on paid online advertising, Noble exposes a culture of racism and sexism in the way discoverability is created online. As search engines and their related companies grow in importance-operating as a source for email, a major vehicle for primary and secondary school learning, and beyond-understanding and reversing these disquieting trends and discriminatory practices is of utmost importance.


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Kawaii Cakes: Adorable and Cute Japanese-inspired Cakes and Treats

Kawaii Cakes: Adorable and Cute Japanese-inspired Cakes and Treats
Sear, Juliet

"Kawaii" is a Japanese word that mets cute, lovable and adorable. Baking and kawaii make a perfect pairing-- unicorn cakes, rainbow meringue toppers-- and each design is easy to make. Add a hint of kawaii magic to all your bakes!


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction

Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction
Rogowski, Gary


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 3 copies

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The Flight 981 Disaster: Tragedy, Treachery, and the Pursuit of Truth

The Flight 981 Disaster: Tragedy, Treachery, and the Pursuit of Truth
Chittum, Samme

"Based on the popular television series that uncovers the truth behind devastating air disasters"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Holding the Net: Caring for My Mother on the Tightrope of Aging / Melanie P. Merriman ; With A Foreword by Ann Hood

Holding the Net: Caring for My Mother on the Tightrope of Aging / Melanie P. Merriman ; With A Foreword by Ann Hood
Merriman, Melanie P.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-brain Connection

The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-brain Connection
Anderson, Scott C.

"This cutting-edge book reveals how a healthy gut can drive psychological well-being, improve your mood, and combat common diseases including depression, anxiety, obesity, heart disease--even autism and Alzheimer's--all by nurturing your microbiome. Welcome to psychobiotics, the revolutionary new scientific field that treats the common ailments of our time. Leading medical researchers John F. Cryan and Ted Dinan, together with veteran journalist Scott C. Anderson, explain the operations of the all-critical gut-brain axis, revealing how overall well-being depends on a healthy population of intestinal bacteria. For the first time, Cryan and Dinan--who coined the term "psychobiotics"--introduce the microbes essential to brain health and explain how changes in lifestyle and diet can keep them thriving. With useful charts naming bacteria species and laboratory-tested psychobiotic products, along with disease-by-disease accounts of the role a healthy gut plays in prevention and treatment, this comprehensive guide illuminates the essential steps you need to improve your life--all by maintaining a healthy gut"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 6 copies

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Aging With Care: Your Guide to Hiring and Managing Caregivers at Home

Aging With Care: Your Guide to Hiring and Managing Caregivers at Home
Lambert, Amanda


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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