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December 16, 2017

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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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Frommer's Easyguide to London 2018

Frommer's Easyguide to London 2018
Cochran, Jason


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy

Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy
Chomsky, Noam

In wide-ranging interviews with David Barsamian, his longtime interlocutor, Noam Chomsky asks us to consider a world imperiled by climate change and the growing potential for nuclear war. These twelve interviews, conducted from 2013 to 2016, examine the latest developments around the globe: the devastation of Syria, the reach of state surveillance, growing anger over economic inequality, the place of religion in American political culture, and the bitterly contested 2016 U.S. presidential election. In accompanying personal reflections on his Philadelphia childhood and his eighty-seventh birthday, Chomsky also describes his own intellectual journey.


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 8 copies

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Cooking With Spices: 100 Recipes for Blends, Marinades, and Sauces From Around the World

Cooking With Spices: 100 Recipes for Blends, Marinades, and Sauces From Around the World
Stevens, Mark C.

As any home cook knows, adding a little bit of spice to your meal can bring flavor and variety to your plate in a big way. After all, humans all around the world have been fine-tuning the art of seasoning in various forms for thousands of years. But figuring out the right amount or food pairing can be intimidating - resulting in your unopened spices left sitting on the rack. Cooking With Spices is a cookbook and reference guide for any level chef who wants to learn about and explore spices from around the world. Organized by region from India to Europe - with spice profiles and recipes for rubs, blends, marinades, and sauces - Cooking with Spices shows you how to savor spices every day, no matter where you are in the world. Recipes include: Chinese five-spice blend, South Pacific honey paste, Backcountry chimichurri sauce, Harissa paste, Sicilian saffron pasta sauce and much more.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 6 copies

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Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind
Lawrence, Jerome, 1915-2004

Presents the script of the 1950s play loosely based on the events which took place in Dayton, Tennessee, during the Scopes Trial in July of 1925 which opened the debate over the teaching of creationism and evolution.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Fatwa: Hunted in America

Fatwa: Hunted in America
Geller, Pamela

The author relates her efforts and experiences while promoting her views on Islam and society, both at her website The Geller Report and in person at protests and in courtrooms around the world.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 4 copies

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Roach, Mary

Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers-some willingly, some unwittingly-have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.


Format: Book
Holds: 12 on 30 copies

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Happier?: The History of A Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America

Happier?: The History of A Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America
Horowitz, Daniel, 1938-


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 2 copies

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Natural Disaster: I Cover Them, I Am One

Natural Disaster: I Cover Them, I Am One
Zee, Ginger

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee describes her life.


Format: Book
Holds: 23 on 6 copies

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The Last Black Unicorn

The Last Black Unicorn
Haddish, Tiffany, 1979-

"From stand-up comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish comes The Last Black Unicorn, a hilarious, edgy, and heart-wrenching collection of autobiographical essays that will leave you laughing through tears. Tiffany Haddish grew up in one of the poorest parts of South Central Los Angeles. Her mother wound up with a debilitating brain injury after surviving a car accident. Tiffany never fit in anywhere: not in the households she rotated through in the foster care system, and certainly not the nearly all white high school she had to ride the bus an hour to attend. As an illiterate ninth grader, Tiffany did everything she could to survive. After a multitude of jobs, she finally realized that she had talent in an area she never would have suspected: comedy. Tiffany faced the 'routine' hindrances of climbing the entertainment business ladder--but had the added obstacles of sex, race, and class in her way. But she got there. She's humble, grateful, down to earth, and funny as hell. She still cleans the toilet the way she was shown by a foster mom who worked as a maid, and she still rolls her joints the way one of her foster dads taught her. Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays--it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 139 on 28 copies

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Stuart Davis: In Full Swing

Stuart Davis: In Full Swing

"Hailed as a precursor of both pop art and contemporary abstraction, Stuart Davis captured the energy of mass culture and modern life. Beginning in 1921, a series of breakthroughs led him to develop a more abstract approach. Fusing American urban experience with European modernism, his style evolved over the next four decades to become a dominant force in postwar art. The book features some 100 works, from his 1921 paintings of tobacco packages to his abstract Egg Beater series of the late twenties, the ambitious WPA murals of the thirties, and the bold works of his last two decades, in which jagged shapes and bright colors tangle with vigorous calligraphy. The volume pays special attention to his transformative recycling of earlier works; and a chronology-drawing on previously unpublished sources-represents the most complete biography to date, painting a vivid picture of economic hardship, political activism, personal struggle, and eventual triumph"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 2 on 2 copies

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