New Adult Non-Fiction

December 22, 2011

December 22, 2011
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The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics
Edsall, Thomas
A political observer and editor atThe Huffington Postprovides a sobering account of how pitched battles over scarce resources will increasingly define American politics in the coming years–and how citizens might avoid, or at least mitigate, the damage from these ideological and economic battles.
 
Best Food Writing [2011]
Hughes, Holly (EDT)
The latest edition of the food-writing series, edited by former Fodor’s Travel Publications executive editor Hughes. The collection is light on celebrity-chef profiles and restaurant reviews, offering instead wide-ranging essays on topics ranging from how we find solace in food (David Leite’s “When Food Doesn’t Heal”) to cross-cultural disorientation (Chang-Rae Lee’s “Magical Dinners
 
Betrayal: Whitey Bulger and the FBI Agent Who Fought to Bring Him Down
Fitzpatrick, Robert / Land, Jon
A poor kid from the slums, Robert Fitzpatrick grew up to become a stellar FBI agent and challenge the country’s deadliest gangsters. Relentless in his desire to catch, prosecute, and convict Whitey Bulger, Fitzpatrick fought the nation’s most determined cop-gangster battle since Melvin Purvis hunted, confronted, and killed John Dillinger.
 
Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats
Rosenblatt, Roger
A poignant meditation on the stages of grief by the award-winning author ofMaking Toastdocuments the period after the wrenching death of his adult daughter and describes a kayak journey he took years later that metaphorically represented his journey of loss and healing.
 
The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers
Ussery, Harvey
Whether prompted by the economy, a do-it-yourself philosophy, or a concern for the good earth, more Americans are contemplating, when codes and ordinances permit, raising fowl.  Appended material covers making trap nests, a dustbox, and a mobile A-frame shelter; duck confit; a feed-formulation spreadsheet and spreadsheets for tracking egg and broiler costs and profits; and a comparison of natural and industrial eggs.
 
Small-Space Container Gardens: Transform Your Balcony, Porch, or Patio With Fruits, Flowers, Foliage and Herbs
Richardson, Fern
Chances are your balcony, porch, or patio could use a major makeover. Fern Richardson, charismatic creator of the blog Life on the Balcony, is here to walk you through the process of beautifying a small space even when your budget is just as small.
 
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
Krauss, Lawrence
The internationally renowned cosmologist and author of the best-sellingThe Physics ofStar Trek shares provocative and revelatory answers to such philosophical conundrums as the origins of the universe and how everything is going to end, offering scientific explanations about the immense process through which life evolved.
 
Vertical Vegetables & Fruit: Creative Gardening Techniques for Growing Up in Small Spaces
Hart, Rhonda Massingham
Vertical Vegetables & Fruit shows how easy and fun small-footprint food gardening can be. Low maintenance and big harvests are just two of the benefits of using teepees, trellises, cages, hanging baskets, wall pockets, stacking pots, and multilevel raised beds to grow vegetables and fruit.
 
Vintage Weddings: One Hundred Years of Bridal Fashion and Style
Fogg, Marnie
With more than 250 photographs, a visual history takes readers on a dazzling tour of the past hundred years of bridal fashion, detailing the periods, styles, iconic designers, noteworthy ceremonies, cultural influences and key looks.
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