Adult Non-Fiction 500 & 600

October 20, 2010

October 20, 2010
Annotations from Baker & Taylor or Ingram
 
Boeing: The Complete Story
Pelletier, Alain / Smith, Ken (TRN)
Founded in 1916, Boeing Commercial Airplanes is the premier aircraft builder in the USA and one of the biggest aerospace constructors in the world. To the man in the street Boeing is inextricably linked with some of the greatest names in aircraft design and construction: the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, the 707 (the USA’s first commercial jet airliner), the revolutionary 747 ‘jumbo jet’ and the massive B-52 bomber. This comprehensive and handsomely illustrated history of the ‘plane builder from Seattle’ includes details of every aircraft it has ever built, together with data charts and informative text boxes.
 
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
Winchester, Simon
Blending history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, science and exposition, the best-selling author of Krakatoa tells the breathtaking saga of the Atlantic Ocean, setting it against the backdrop of mankind’s intellectual evolution.
 
Sizing Up the Universe: The Cosmos in Perspective
Gott, J. Richard / Vanderbei, Robert J.
Using scaled maps, object comparisons and beautiful space photographs, a landmark book demonstrates the actual size of objects in the cosmos from Buzz Aldrin’s historic footprint on the Moon to the visible universe and beyond, and in a book that includes a fold-out reproduction of the authors’ best-selling Map of the Universe.
 
Fraser’s Penguins: Warning Signs from Antarctica
Montaigne, Fen
A dramatic three-decade report on the Advélie penguins reveals how rapid global warming in the western Antarctic Peninsula poses formidable challenges to their survival, in a Guggenheim fellowship-winning account that chronicles a memorable field season in Antarctica.
 
Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals About Our Everyday Deceptions
Macknik, Stephen L. / Martinez-conde, Susana / Blakeslee, Sandra
Documents how the authors studied the techniques of famous magicians to gain insight into the human mind, revealing how illusory tricks depend on how the brain is hard-wired for specific processes of attention and awareness that affect all aspects of life.
 
The Mind’s Eye
Sacks, Oliver
The physician author of Awakenings traces the stories of six individuals whose lives have been profoundly changed by unusual sight changes, including a renowned pianist who lost the ability to read scores and a cross-eyed neurobiologist who suddenly developed binocular vision.
 
The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head: A Psychiatrist’s Stories of His Most Bizarre Cases
Small, Gary / Vorgan, Gigi
A renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist reveals the most mysterious, intriguing and bizarre cases of his extensive medical career in this highly entertaining and enlightening book that offers an intriguing look into the peculiarities of the human mind.
 
You: Raising Your Child: The Owner’s Manual from First Breath to First Grade
 Roizen, Michael F., M.D. / Oz, Mehmet, M.D. / Spiker, Ted (CON) / Rome, Ellen, M.D. (CON) / Wynett, Craig (CON)
Picking up where they left off in the best-selling YOU: Having a Baby, the author use their expertise and easy-to-understand language to teach parents how to raise a happy, healthy child from infancy to school age, in a book that looks at health issues, emotional and intellectual development, nutrition, milestones for physical activity and much more.
 
Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention
Ellison, Katherine
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist delivers a hilarious and heartrending account of her journey to understand and reconnect with her high-spirited preteen son–a story bound to beguile parents grappling with their children’s bewildering behavior or simply seeking more peace at home.
 
Walking Wisdom: Three Generations, Two Dogs, and the Search for a Happy Life
Chopra, Gotham / Chopra, Deepak (CON)
The best-selling author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success and his son explore how some of the most powerful spiritual qualities in the world can be experienced in one’s relationship with man’s best friend, in a book that looks at the life lessons the authors learned from their family dog, Cleo.
 
You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness
Klam, Julie
Recounts the many ways the author’s life changed when she allowed her first Boston terrier, Otto, into her home, describing how her growing brood of canine companions made her a better person and taught her unexpected lessons in love and happiness.
 
Pukka: The Pup After Merle
Kerasote, Ted
In a book with more than 200 full-color photos, a young puppy tells the true story of his and his owner’s adventures in and around Kelly, Wyoming, including a rugged journey that teaches them both about the human-dog relationship. By the best-selling author of Merle’s Door: Lessons From a Freethinking Dog.
 
Making It: Radical Home-Ec for a Post-consumer World
Coyne, Kelly / Erik, Knutzen
Spending money is the last thing anyone wants to do right now. We are in the midst of a massive cultural shift away from consumerism and toward a vibrant and very active countermovement that has been thriving on the outskirts for quite some time—do-it-yourselfers who make frugal, homemade living hip are challenging the notion that true wealth has anything to do with money. In Making It, Coyne and Knutzen, who are at the forefront of this movement, provide readers with all the tools they need for this radical shift in home economics.
 
Tyler Florence Family Meal: Bringing People Together Never Tasted Better
Florence, Tyler
In a book with 60 full-color photos the star of the Food Network’s Tyler’s Ultimate celebrates the pleasures of cooking with wholesome, local, in-season ingredients by discussing how his life influenced his food philosophy and providing delectable recipes for the home cook.
 
Northwest Essentials: Cooking With Ingredients That Define a Region’s Cuisine
Atkinson, Greg / Barboza, Clare (PHT)
Northwest Essentials was ahead of its time, emphasizing cooking with the local and regional ingredients available to home cooks — in this case to those who were blessed to live in the bountiful Pacific Northwest. Originally published ten years ago, it was instantly recognized as a classic. Now that everyone realizes the importance of eating locally and eating in season, the book has been reissued, this time filled with beautiful photographs of the fruits, seafood, mushrooms, lentils, and hazelnuts of the region. But this isn’t just a book to make any mouth water; it’s a book to cook from — the recipes are simple, and they work. And the brilliant chef is also a talented writer who lures the reader into each chapter with personal stories and reminiscences.
Posted by Jenifer Brown
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