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.
The Women's Small Business Start-up Kit
"This book is a guide for women interested in starting a small business. It includes information on how to: draft a business plan; raise start-up money, including through crowdfunding; choose a legal structure; hire employees; manage finances and taxes; qualify for special certification programs and contracts for women-owned businesses; and market and brand a business online and off. Also included are interviews with successful women business owners, and tips for maintaining work-life balance"-- Provided by publisher.
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"A stunning photographic collection of mountain houses around the world that incorporate the surrounding ranges and vistas into their designs, from the author of Surf Shack and Bibliostyle. From Morocco to Patagonia, and Brazil to New Hampshire, interior designer Nina Freudenberger presents some of the most spectacular homes hidden in mountainous regions around the world, including modern lodges, rustic hideaways, hillside chalets, and more. Explore mountain living at its best in fall, winter, spring, and summer with 200 beautiful full-color images of each home. Among the twenty homes featured in this book, you'll find an isolated villa nestled in Switzerland's...
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Let's Become Fungal!
"There is a growing interest in fungi and mycelium as a material, the ever-branching connecting threads of the fungal world. The entanglements and how this rhizomatic network functions is not just a fascinating ecological system and material, but carries a profound usefulness as a metaphor for our potential new systems, ways of thinking and behaviors. Let's Become Fungal! takes its inspiration from the world of art and mycology and shares innovative practices from Latin America and the Caribbean that are rooted in multispecies collaboration, symbiosis, alliances, non-monetary resource exchange, decentralization, bottom-up methods and mutual dependency all in line with the...
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The New Naturals
What does it mean to create a home with sustainability at its core? The new naturals showcases interiors from across the world that have tried to answer that quesiton. The approaches and aesthetics are myriad: from homes filled with vintage treasures and second-hand finds to passive houses utilising the latest technology, and from tiny houses built in local stone to innovative communal living.
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Best Road Trips USA
"Discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips. This trusted travel companion features 51 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures. Cruise down the California Coast, gaze up at the Rocky Mountains, or immerse yourself in New England's history. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road!"--Publisher's description.
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"Cleanliness is a core value of societies around the globe. So much so that cleaning seems to be an inherent part of human nature and an expression of how we interact with and domesticate our environment. This book explores the concept of cleaning in its various aspects. Illustrations from various cleaning methods expand our conception of an activity that is such a big part of our daily lives. From a child sorting its toys and the meticulous work of a clockmaker to an impressive deep-clean of a ship: each process is treated with the same calm fascination while short texts...
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Talking to Kids About Gender Identity
"In this practical guide, Dr. Mark Yarhouse, the leading Christian expert on LGTBQ+ concerns, offers parents godly wisdom and answers to their biggest questions about gender identity issues. This reliable, go-to resource will help you initiate honest, informative dialogues with your kids, model biblical conviction with civility and compassion, and more"-- Provided by publisher.
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The Hijacking of American Flight 119
"The man walked across the tarmac toward the Boeing 727 carrying a briefcase containing the $30 wig, a pair of rubber gloves, a smoke grenade, and two guns-a Spitfire machine gun with the stock and front grip removed and eleven inches cut off the barrel, making it compact enough to fit in the briefcase, and a small-caliber pistol. It was Friday, June 23, 1972, just after 2 p.m. and about 80 degrees, but not particularly humid for St. Louis, with a light breeze. He had paid $70 for the roundtrip ticket to Tulsa and back, under the name "Robert Wilson."...
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"[This book] is a collaborative study of literary tone, a notoriously challenging and slippery topic for criticism. Both granular and global, infusing a text with feeling, tone is so difficult to pin down that responses to it often take the vague form of "I know it when I see it." In Tone, a cooperative authorial voice under the name of the Committee to Investigate Atmosphere begins from the premise that tone is relational, belonging to shared experience rather than a single author, and should be approached through a communal practice. In partnership, the Committee explores the atmospheres emanating from texts...
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"Accounts of seemingly impossible phenomena abounded in the early modern era-tales of levitation, bilocation, and witchcraft-even as skepticism, atheism, and empirical science were starting to supplant religious belief in the paranormal. In this book, Carlos Eire explores how a culture increasingly devoted to scientific thinking grappled with events deemed impossible by its leading intellectuals. Eire observes how levitating saints and flying witches were as essential a component of early modern life as the religious turmoil of the age, and as much a part of history as Newton's scientific discoveries. Relying on an array of firsthand accounts, and focusing on exceptionally...
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