New Titles for MOSE Lifelong Learning

November 8, 2013

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Beautiful Geometry
Maor, Eli / Jost, Eugen
If you’ve ever thought that mathematics and art don’t mix, this stunning visual history of geometry will change your mind. As much a work of art as a book about mathematics, “Beautiful Geometry” presents more than sixty exquisite color plates illustrating a wide range of geometric patterns and theorems, accompanied by brief accounts of the fascinating history and people behind each.  The result is a delightful and informative illustrated tour through the 2,500-year-old history of one of the most important and beautiful branches of mathematics.
 
Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth
Robin, Vicki
Documents the author’s efforts to eat food produced within ten miles of her home in Puget Sound, Washington, exposing the cause-and-effect consequences of a processed-foods diet while sharing the stories of the farmers she befriended who epitomized the sustainable lifestyle.
 
Dream Plants for the Natural Garden: Over 1,200 Beautiful and Reliable Plants for a Natural Garden
Oudolf, Piet / Gerritsen, Henk
In this book, pioneering garden designers Henk Gerritsen and Piet Oudolf describe their special choice of ideal plants, perennials, bulbs, grasses, ferns and small shrubs. Rather than striving for big, bold masses of colorful blooms that are vigorously pruned back as soon as they have finished flowering, the authors choose plants chiefly for their form – leaves, flower heads and stems included – which means they retain their natural beauty through all the seasons.
 
The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World
Grandin, Greg
One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal hunter, climbed aboard a distressed Spanish ship carrying scores of West Africans he thought were slaves. They weren’t. Having earlier seized control of the vessel and slaughtered most of the crew, they were staging an elaborate ruse, acting as if they were humble servants. When Delano, an idealistic, anti-slavery republican, finally realized the deception, he responded with explosive violence.
 
Make: More Electronics: Learning Through Discovery
Platt, Charles
This book picks up where Make: Electronics left off: you’ll learn about power amplification, switching, and motors. This book also covers analog integrated circuits, randomicity, and an assortment of sensors. With step-by-step instructions, and hundreds of color photographs and illustrations, this book will help you use — and understand — intermediate to advanced electronics concepts and techniques.
 
Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self
Ouellette, Jennifer
A fascinating survey of the forces that shape who we are and how we act-from the author of The Calculus Diaries Following her previous tours through the worlds of physics (Black Bodies and Quantum Cats) and calculus (The Calculus Diaries), acclaimed science writer Jennifer Ouellette now turns her attention to the mysteries of human identity and behavior with Me, Myself, and Why. Bringing together everything from Mendel’s famous pea plant experiments and mutations in The X-Men to our taste in food and our relationship with avatars and our online selves, Ouellette delivers another fun and enlightening work of popular science that’s sure to be enjoyed by her many fans.
 
Newtown: An American Tragedy
Lysiak, Matthew
Chronicling the horrific events of December 14, 2012, this first comprehensive account of the Sandy Hook shootings sheds new light on the unstable killer, Adam Lanza, and shows how this American tragedy became a lightning rod for political agendas, much like Columbine 10 years earlier.
 
Perennials for the Pacific Northwest: 500 Best Plants for Flower Gardens
Wingate, Marty
A master list of flowering plants recommended for Pacific Northwest gardens is updated to include currently available perennials and focuses on plants that can endure the winter and return vibrantly the following year, thrive in partial-shade settings and adapt to regional water levels.
 
Uncharted: Big Data As a Lens on Human Culture
Aiden, Erez / Michel, Jean-baptiste
Identifying data as one of the world’s greatest untapped resources, two Harvard scientists who with Google created the Ngram Viewer reveal how the powerful web-based search tool has identified compelling cultural trends that impacting current understandings in science, the humanities, politics and business.
Posted by Jenifer Brown
 
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