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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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Faith Forward Future: Moving Past your Disappointments, Delays, and Destructive Thinking

Faith Forward Future: Moving Past your Disappointments, Delays, and Destructive Thinking
Veach, Chad, 1979-


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Iceland: The Bradt Travel Guide

Iceland: The Bradt Travel Guide
Evans, Andrew, 1975-

"A new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's Iceland, recipient of the Lowell Thomas Award (the highest travel writing award available in the United States) providing more context for individual places than any other guidebook, plus honest, investigative hotel and restaurant reviews that hide nothing. Based on 20 years of personal and business travel, exploration and adventure all around the country, Bradt's Iceland is in-depth, well-researched and comprehensive, featuring a year-round approach to travelling in Iceland in line with the development of the local tourist industry to offer attractions beyond the normal summer season. This latest edition covers the growing tourist infrastructure: the new, fully-paved road system, better routes through the interior, a wave of new hotels and resorts, more tour companies with more tour options, new adventure activities, plus day tours from port city destinations and tips for those travellers arriving by cruise ship. Natural history and wildlife experiences are featured prominently along with a focus on the outdoors and help in accessing even the most difficult corners of Iceland. Also featured is the most in-depth political and economic analysis offered by any guidebook since the turmoil of 2008. And, even though Iceland is notoriously expensive, there are now a lot more options for travellers, including more hostels, campsites, and budget airlines. This new edition also includes a foreword by the newly elected President of Iceland, Gudni Th. Johannesson. Containing information on remote offshore islands, the uninhabited interior and Reykjavik's bustling music and art scene, this remains the definitive guide. Replete with lava flows, colossal glaciers and thundering waterfalls, Iceland is one of Europe's most unusual destinations. Pure, wild, and still in the midst of its own creation, it stands apart from the rest of Europe. With its moody volcanoes and massive ice caps, Iceland has caught the world's curiosity like never before. Iceland offers visitors a chance to get close and personal with its immense nature and vivid wildlife, to experience the live volcanoes and ancient glaciers, and gape at roaring waterfalls and the drifts of obsidian sand in the country's bleak desert interior. Andrew Evans has been travelling in Iceland for over 20 years. As a contributor to National Geographic, and a frequent host for tours to Iceland, he explores some of the remotest corners of the country regularly. He has studied the Icelandic language, history, and biology and continues to lecture about the country to high-end tour groups, as well as the National Geographic Society and Smithsonian Institution. His guide is exhaustive, allowing travellers to make informed decisions, to go anywhere and explore anything."--Provided by publisher.


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Slow Cook Modern: 200 Recipes for the Way We Eat Today

Slow Cook Modern: 200 Recipes for the Way We Eat Today
Krissoff, Liana

Make complete meals of 8-hour main dishes, and quick fresh sides.


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Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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Caddyshack: The Making of A Hollywood Cinderella Story and the Remaking of American Comedy

Caddyshack: The Making of A Hollywood Cinderella Story and the Remaking of American Comedy
Nashawaty, Chris


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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: 2 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.


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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


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The Tyranny of Metrics

The Tyranny of Metrics
Muller, Jerry Z., 1954-


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On Purpose

On Purpose
Ruse, Michael

A brief, accessible history of the idea of purpose in Western thought, from ancient Greece to the present Can we live without the idea of purpose? Should we even try to? Kant thought we were stuck with purpose, and even Darwin's theory of natural selection, which profoundly shook the idea, was unable to kill it. Indeed, teleological explanation--what Aristotle called understanding in terms of "final causes" - seems to be making a comeback today, as both religious proponents of intelligent design and some prominent secular philosophers argue that any explanation of life without the idea of purpose is missing something essential. In On Purpose, Michael Ruse explores the history of the idea of purpose in philosophical, religious, scientific, and historical thought, from ancient Greece to the present. Accessibly written and filled with literary and other examples, the book examines "purpose" thinking in the natural and human world. It shows how three ideas about purpose have been at the heart of Western thought for more than two thousand years. In the Platonic view, purpose results from the planning of a human or divine being; in the Aristotelian, purpose stems from a tendency or principle of order in the natural world; and in the Kantian, purpose is essentially heuristic, or something to be discovered, an idea given substance by Darwin's theory of evolution through natural selection. On Purpose traces the profound and fascinating implications of these ways of thinking about purpose.


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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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