New Titles for MOSE Lifelong Learning

February 13, 2013

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Comfort Food Makeovers
America’s Test Kitchen (COR) 
The good people at America’s Test Kitchen provide lighter versions of classic fare, including a turkey-based Bolognese sauce, baked mozzarella sticks, skinnier scampi, steamed egg rolls, less sugary desserts and much more.
 
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Roach, Mary
The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside.
 
How to Become a Video Game Artist: The Insider’s Guide to Landing a Job in the Gaming World
Kennedy, Sam R.
In “How to Become a Video Game Artist,” veteran video game designer Sam R. Kennedy provides the inside track on everything you need to forge a career in the world of video game art. Starting with the basics of game creation and a look at the artistic skills necessary to get started, Kennedy spotlights specific, key roles for creators–from concept artists to character animators to marketing artists and beyond.
 
In the Kitchen With the Pike Place Fish Guys: 100 Recipes and Tips from the World-famous Crew of Pike Place Fish
Miller, Leslie A.
Features more than 100 delicious seafood recipes from the staff of the world-famous fish market in Seattle, including Thai Curry Mussels and Coconut Maple Salmon with tips for storing and preparing fish as well as different cooking techniques.
 
Marijuanamerica: One Man’s Quest to Understand America’s Dysfunctional Love Affair With Weed
Nerz, Ryan
Alfred Ryan Nerz is a Yale-educated author, journalist, and TV producer. He’s also a longtime marijuana enthusiast who has made it his mission to better understand America’s long-standing love-hate relationship with our favorite (sometimes) illegal drug.  Ryan Nerz takes us on a delightfully weird and educational journey that includes crazed pharmacists, a guy named Buddha Cheese, and an interstate road trip with a trunk full of pot.
 
Once upon a Flock: Life with My Soulful Chickens
Scheuer, Lauren
A full-length account of the “Scratch and Peck” blogger’s experiences with her spirited and reckless flock of backyard chickens describes the effusive personalities and uplifting stories of her feathered friends.
 
Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters
Brown, Kate
During the Manhattan Project, the United States commandeered land in eastern Washington, around Hanford, in 1943 to build immense facilities and an isolated, government-run bedroom community for employees.  Once operation began, already rudimentary safety precautions were relaxed to speed up plutonium production. Readers will squirm to learn of the high radiation levels workers routinely experienced and the casualness with which wastes poured into the local air, land and rivers. Hanford remains by far the most contaminated nuclear site in the U.S., but Ozarks, in Russia, was worse. Convinced of an imminent American attack, the Soviet Union launched its own crash program in 1945. Despite working from stolen American plans, sloppy construction by slave laborers and Soviet technical backwardness produced a leaky, perpetually malfunctioning facility. Workers sickened and died of acute radiation poisoning; far more lived shorter, diseased lives. Over a huge area, waste in the air and local rivers killed farm animals, contaminated crops and poisoned civilians. The Soviet government responded by providing workers with increased consumer goods and housing; by the 1960s, Ozarks was an island of prosperity in an impoverished nation. An angry but fascinating account of negligence, incompetence and injustice justified (as it still is) in the name of national security.
 
Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants
Goodall, Jane / Hudson, Gail (CON)
The renowned naturalist and best-selling author of Reason of Hope blends her experience in the natural world with her enthusiasm for botany to examine the critical role of trees and plants in the environment, citing the work of forefront botanists while outlining her theories about sustainable farming.
 
Your Ticket to the Universe: A Guide to Exploring the Cosmos
Arcand, Kimberly K. / Watzke, Megan / Livio, Mario (FRW)
An entertaining and accessible trip to the most interesting stops in the cosmos. Accompanied by dramatic visuals, Your Ticket to the Universe is a hybrid coffee-table book and field guide.
Posted by Jenifer Brown

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