New Adult Non-Fiction 500 & 600

October 5, 2011

October 5, 2011
Annotations from Baker & Taylor or Ingram
 
The 3rd Alternative
Covey, Stephen R.
Outlines a breakthrough approach to conflict resolution and creative problem solving that draws on the techniques of thinkers from a broad range of disciplines to explain how to incorporate diverse viewpoints for win-win solutions.
 
Evolution: The Human Story
Benton, Michael J.
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
This visually stunning four-color picture book with text in English and Japanese celebrates the adorable Scottish Fold cat named Maru who has taken the Internet and the world by storm due to his love of taking charge and diving headfirst into cardboard boxes, drawers and trashcans.
 
Illustrated Step-By-Step Baking
Bretherton, Caroline / Laing, Alastair (EDT) / Warren, Rebecca (EDT) / Shooter, Howard (PHT) / Hart, Michael (PHT)
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
Featuring thought-provoking conversations with leading figures in other fields, a renowned physicist expert on both particle physics and cosmology discusses the latest technological breakthroughs and examines the role of risk, creativity, uncertainty, beauty and truth in scientific thinking.
 
A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
Sobel, Dava
The best-selling author ofGalileo’s Daughtertraces the story of the reclusive 16th-century cleric who introduced the revolutionary idea that the Earth orbits the sun, in an account that describes the dangerous forces and complicated personalities that marked the publication of Copernicus’s findings.
 
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 / Hartzband, Pamela, M.d.
Offers advice on making medical decisions inspite of confusing and conflicting information, provides insight into the personal beliefs influencing how choices are made while citing the marketing practices that complicate the process.
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