New November Nonfiction
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Foundation : the history of England from its earliest beginnings to the Tudors (942 A) -- One of Britain's most popular and esteemed historians tells the epic story of the birth of England. The first in an extraordinary six-volume history, "Foundation" takes the reader from the primeval forests of England's prehistory to the death, in 1509, of the first Tudor king, Henry VII.
Marvel Comics : the untold story (741.5973 H) -- Interweaves history, anecdotes, and analysis with more than one hundred interviews with Marvel insiders to reveal how Marvel, which introduced brightly costumed caped crusaders in the 1960s, became one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary America.
The revenge of geography : what the map tells us about coming conflicts and the battle against fate (909.83 K) -- The insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the past look back at critical pivots in history and then look forward at the evolving global scene.
In the pleasure groove : love, death, and Duran Duran (782.42166 T) -- A personal account by the co-founder of Duran Duran traces their meteoric rise in the 1980s while evaluating the impact of fame on the author's life, his struggles with addiction and depression, and his subsequent journey toward peace.
The creativity cure : a do-it-yourself prescription for happiness (153.35 B) -- Draws on the recent psychological research to explore a theory that creativity is an integral part of long-term happiness, outlining a five-step program for achieving fulfillment by cultivating creative outlets and embracing healthy habits.
All gone : a memoir of my mother's dementia : with refreshments (362.1968 W) -- Just past 70, Witchel's smart, adoring, ultracapable mother began to exhibit undeniable signs of dementia. But as medical reality undid hope, Witchel retreated to the kitchen to come to terms with her predicament.
Honestly healthy : eat with your body in mind, the alkaline way (641.5631 C) -- Organic gourmet vegetarian cook Natasha Corrett and leading nutritional therapist Vicki Edgson combine their expertise in this fully illustrated guide to eating a balanced alkaline diet that keeps the body in mind. They clearly explain the principles and benefits of this kind of eating, identifying both alkalizing and acid-forming foods, and offering the modern cook a host of flavorful, easy-to-prepare recipes recommended for different times of the day and different stages of life.
Several short sentences about writing (808 K) -- Klinkenborg believes that most of our received wisdom about how writing works is not only wrong but an obstacle to our ability to write. Here he sets out to help us unlearn that "wisdom"--about genius, about creativity, about writer's block, topic sentences, and outline--and understand that writing is just as much about thinking, noticing, and learning what it means to be involved in the act of writing. There is no gospel, no orthodoxy, no dogma in this book. Instead, it is a gathering of starting points in a journey toward lively, lucid, satisfying self-expression.
The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance (B BAKER) -- being a virgin in New York City, describing how she unexpectedly fell in love with an atheist and scandalized her family by engaging in activities contrary to her faith.
The joy of X : a guided tour of math, from one to infinity (510 S) -- In 2010, award-winning professor Steven wrote a series for the New York Times online called "The Elements of Math." It was hugely popular: Each piece climbed the most emailed list and elicited hundreds of comments. Readers begged for more, and has now delivered. In this fun, fast-paced book, he offers us all a second chance at math. Each short chapter of The Joy of X provides an "Aha!" moment, starting with why numbers are helpful, and moving on to such topics as shapes, calculus, fat tails, and infinity. explains the ideas of math gently and clearly, with wit, insight, and brilliant illustrations.
The truth about style (646.34 L) -- Now for the first time in print, she not only shares the principles of how to dress well, and why you should, but also examines the reasons why so many women don't. She moves beyond the often intimidating seasonal trends of fashion, which so often leave women feeling inadequate and judgmental about their own bodies, to the more valuable and enduring concept of style: a way to dress that enhances and celebrates who they really are. And she turns that expert X-ray insight on herself.
Unaccountable : what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care (610.73 M) -- Over the last ten years, neither error rates nor costs have come down, despite scientific progress and efforts to curb expenses. Why? To patients, the healthcare system is a black box. Doctors and hospitals are unaccountable, and the lack of transparency leaves both bad doctors and systemic flaws unchecked. Patients need to know more of what healthcare workers know, so they can make informed choices. Accountability in healthcare would expose dangerous doctors, reward good performance, and force positive change nationally, using the power of the free market.
The trivia lover's guide to the world : geography for the lost and found (910 F) -- Gary Fuller's entertaining and engaging guide enhances geographic know-how with good, old-fashioned fun, using trivia to open up new worlds of knowledge for all readers. Often dismissed as unimportant, trivia here highlights issues that are far from trivial, pondering, for example, what peaceful country requires citizens to keep guns in their homes? what continent contains at least 75 percent of the world's fresh water? and why aren't New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia the capitals of their respective states?
Talking pictures : images and messages rescued from the past (779.2 R) -- A haunting collection of antique found photographs, with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life. Each image reveals a singular, frozen moment in a person's life, be it joyful, quiet, or steeped in sorrow; each inscription illuminates the photograph's particular context, and lights up our connection to the past.