New Titles for Lifelong Learning

December 28, 2012

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Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
Ehrlich, Gretel
The acclaimed natural-world observer and author of The Solace of Open Spaces presents a poignant and inspirational portrait of Japan after the 2011 tsunami, blending reportage and poetic reflections to profiles of everyday citizens who survived the disaster and continue rebuilding efforts.
 
Fast Minds
Surman, Craig / Bilkey, Tim / Weintraub, Karen
FAST MINDS is an acronym for common symptoms that are often seen in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Millions of adults have ADHD or some of its traits, but they are under-recognized, under-treated, and often under-supported.  This book empowers people with ADHD, or some of its characteristics, to adapt and thrive. By working through the program in this book, you will develop personalized strategies to take control of your life.
 
Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space
Young, John W. / Hansen, James R. (CON) / Collins, Michael (FRW)
Chronicles the life and career of John Young, an astronaut who walked on the moon, flew more space missions than anyone else, and worked with NASA for over forty years.
 
The Hidden Life of Wolves
Dutcher, Jim / Dutcher, Jamie / Manfull, James / Redford, Robert (FRW)
Delve into amazingly intimate wolf photography by Jim and Jamie Dutcher, a couple who spent many years living with a pack of wolves at the edge of Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness, observing their complex social hierarchy.  Here, too, are heartwarming moments of connection between the Dutchers and the wolves, caught in pictures that remind us how close the links are between wolves in the wild and the beloved family dog.
 
Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present
Boot, Max
Describes the history of unconventional and nontraditional warfare from the nomads used by Alexander the Great to the shadowy modern battlefields of the post-9/11 era and featuring a diverse cast of historical tacticians and revolutionaries from Mao Zedong to Edward Lansdale.
 
The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Hatch, Thom
A history of the legendary Old West outlaw duo traces their numerous daring robberies before new technologies and advancing civilization rendered their methods ineffective, sharing insight into their flight to South America and reports about their mysterious deaths.
 
The Normal Bar: The Surprising Secrets of Happy Couples and What They Reveal About Creating a New Normal in Your Relationship
Northrup, Chrisanna
Draws on an extensive survey of more than 100,000 people to identify norms in positive relationships while providing strategies for improvement, sharing insights into a range of areas from communication and sex to affection and financial cooperation.
 
Real Influence: Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving in
Goulston, Mark / Ullmen, John / Ferrazzi, Keith (FRW)
The authors argue against the aggressive selling of ideas and instead emphasize listening, genuine engagement and commitment to a lasting business relationship in order to get someone to come around to one’s way of thinking.
 
The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: Pacific Northwest
Edwards Forkner, Lorene
There is nothing more regionally specific than vegetable gardening. What to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are unique decisions based on climate, weather, and first and last frost.
 
To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others
Pink, Daniel H.
The best-selling author of Drive explores the power of selling while arguing that everyone, including non-professional salespeople, engages in persuasive or “moving” behaviors, in a guide that counsels readers on how to navigate powerful economic changes while building modern negotiating skills.
 
The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture: Creating an Edible Ecosystem
Shein, Christopher / Thompson, Julie (CON)
Once a fringe topic, permaculture is moving to the mainstream as gardeners who are ready to take their organic gardening to the next level are discovering the wisdom of a simple system that emphasizes the idea that by taking care of the earth, the earth takes care of you.
 
When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests
Wen, Leana / Kosowsky, Joshua
Outlines a provocative prescription for avoiding harmful medical mistakes and advocating for more productive health care, counseling readers on such topics as working with a busy doctor, communicating the full story of an illness, evaluating test risks and obtaining a working diagnosis.
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