New Titles for MOSE Lifelong Learning

December 5, 2012

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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas
Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, and rumors or riots intensify when someone tries to repress them, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls antifragile is that category of things that not only gain from chaos but need it in order to survive and flourish.
 
Basic Robot Building With Lego Mindstorms Nxt 2.0
Baichtal, John
Start building robots with LEGO(R) MINDSTORMS(R) NXT, fast! This gorgeous, full-color book shows off both the beauty and technical brilliance of LEGO Mindstorms NXT, and helps absolute beginners quickly gain true mastery through three start-to-finish, hands-on projects.  Packed with stunning full-color photos, this is the easiest LEGO Mindstorms NXT book out there — and the most fun!
 
Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History
Colt, George Howe
The National Book Award finalist author of November of the Soul blends history and memoir in an account that in alternating chapters explores his quest to understand the impact of his brothers on his life and the complex relationships between iconic brothers, including the Thoreaus, the Van Goghs and the Marxes.
 
The Guerrilla Factory: The Making of Special Forces Officers, the Green Berets
Schwalm, Tony
A retired lieutenant colonel presents a behind-the-scenes portrait of the legendary North Carolina camps where Special Forces soldiers are trained, outlining the infamous Q Course where leaders endure brutal tests of strength, stamina and psychology. 
 
The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook: How to Make Truly Scrumptious Candy in Your Own Kitchen!
Gutman, Liz / King, Jen / Been, Rachel (PHT)
Sublime treats can be made at home thanks to Gutman and King, the classically trained pastry chefs who lead the candy-craft movement at Liddabit Sweets, the Brooklyn confectionery whose products have drawn the attention of “The Early Show,” “Fox and Friends,” and more.
 
The Medical Book: From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons, 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine
Pickover, Clifford A.
Chronologically documents two hundred and fifty medical milestones from 10,000 B.C. to modern times, including the history of separating conjoined twins, the discovery of viruses, and the Human Genome Project.
 
My Ideal Bookshelf
Mount, Jane (ILT) / La Force, Thessaly (EDT)
Dozens of leading cultural figures identify the books that most define their ambitions, beliefs and personalities and helped to inspire their achievements.
 
Taste, Memory: Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter
Buchanan, David / Nabhan, Gary Paul (FRW)
Discusses agriculture and the locavore movement and argues that a healthy food system depends on matching diverse plants to the demands of land and climate.
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