New Adult Non-Fiction 000, 100, 300

July 28, 2010

New Adult Non-Fiction 000, 100, 300
July 28, 2010
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Bet the House: How I Gambled Over a Grand a Day for 30 Days on Sports, Poker, and Games of Chance
Roeper, Richard
Follows the author on his quest to gamble at least a thousand dollars a day for thirty days using every method he could find on a trip across America.

 

Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What To Do About It
Clarke, Richard A. / Knake, Robert K.
Exposes America’s burgeoning new cyber warfare capability and its vulnerabilities and documents the first skirmishes that have taken place in cyberspace.

 

Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls: Sexual Identity, the Cyberbubble, Obsessions, Environmental Toxins
Sax, Leonard, M.D.
Shares stories of girls who look confident and strong on the outside, but are fragile within, explaining why girls are at risk and providing parents with tools to raise healthy girls who become confident women.

 

The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity
Florida, Richard
Explores the recent economic meltdown and the opportunities it holds to remake society and the economy, describing how new patterns of consumption, new forms of infrastructure, and the radically altered economic landscape will influence how people live and work in the future.

 

In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise
Prochnik, George
Listening to doctors, neuroscientists, acoustical engineers, monks, activists, educators, marketers, and aggrieved citizens, George Prochnik examines why we began to be so loud as a society, what it is that gets lost when we can no longer find quiet, and what are the benefits of decluttering our sonic world.

 

The Invisible Gorilla
Chabris, Christopher / Simons, Daniel
The creators of the famous “gorilla experiment” that demonstrated people’s inattention to obvious facts draw on hundreds of creative experiments to whimsically reveal how the human race overrates its mental capacity.
 
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
Ridley, Matt
By looking at human history from its very beginning, the author argues disasters, downturns and setbacks are just part of a millenia-long cycle of increasing prosperity that will continue through the 21st century and beyond.

 

The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self
Chopra, Deepak / Ford, Debbie / Williamson, Marianne
Three best-selling authors come together for the first time to deliver a comprehensive and practical guide for harnessing the power of our dark side by embracing it and learning more about ourselves from it, rather than trying to ignore it.
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