New Adult Non-Fiction 500 & 600

September 12, 2011

September 12, 2011
Annotations from Baker & Taylor or Ingram
 
Evolution: The Human Story
Traces the development of humans over the past 8 million years, featuring information on their anatomy, describing their environment and depicting their evolution from tree-dwelling primates to modern humans in detailed, lifelike illustrations.
 
Happy Chaos
Frye, Soleil Moon
The child actress best known for her performances as television character Punky Brewster traces her journey from child star to entrepreneur and mother of two, describing how her unconventional upbringing in Los Angeles enabled her approaches to parenting.
 
I Am Maru
Mugumogu
Celebrates the Scottish Fold cat named Maru who has become in Internet sensation due to his love of taking charge and diving headfirst into cardboard boxes, drawers, and trashcans.
 
Illustrated Step-By-Step Baking
Bretherton, Caroline
Step-by-step illustrations with clear instructions for 350 recipes, as well as information on ingredients, equipment and storage, help even beginners master the art of baking, from quiche Lorraine and New York cheesecake to tarts, cake and unsinkable soufflés.
 
Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World
Randall, Lisa
“From the one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World”– and bestselling author of Warped Passages–an exhilarating and readable overview of the latest ideas in physics and a rousing defense of the role of science in our lives”–Featuring conversations with leading figures in other fields, a renowned physicist discusses the latest technological breakthroughs and examines the role of risk, creativity, uncertainty, beauty, and truth in scientific thinking.
 
Slow Gardening: A No-stress Philosophy for All Senses and All Seasons
Rushing, Felder
Presents advice on low-maintenance gardening, with tips for easy landscaping, short-cut composting, container gardening, and reliable plant combinations.
 
Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What’s Right for You
Groopman, Jerome, M.d.
Counsels patients on how to make health-care decisions in the face of confusing and conflicting information, offering insight into individual preferences that influence how choices are made while citing the often misleading marketing practices that complicate how patients make judgment calls.
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