New Adult Non-Fiction 000-399

October 7, 2011

October 7, 2011
Annotations from Baker & Taylor or Ingram
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
Pinker, Steven
A controversial history of violence by the best-selling author ofThe Stuff of Thoughtargues that today’s world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on provocative psychological insights into intrinsic values that are causing people to condemn violence as an acceptable measure.
 
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
Lewis, Michael
Presents the author’s darkly humorous investigation of the effects of the 2008 financial bubble on other countries before taking aim at greedy debtors in California and Washington, D.C.
The author ofThe Big Shortdescribes the effect that the bubble of cheap credit readily available to almost anyone between 2002 and 2008 had on countries beside the U.S., including Iceland, Greece and Germany.
 
Camouflaged Killer: The Shocking Double Life of Canadian Air Force Colonel Russell Williams
Gibb, David A.
An investigative consultant and journalist describes the true story of the respected and trusted Canadian Air Force Colonel who turned out to be a rapist and a murderer and ultimately one of Canada’s most notorious criminals.
 
How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age
Carnegie, Dale / Associates, Inc. / Cole, Brent (CON)
A 75th anniversary adaptation of the original landmark best-seller explains how to apply Carnegie’s advice to a world driven by electronic communication devices, sharing advice on topics ranging from e-mail etiquette to cyber bullying.
 
The Puppy That Came for Christmas: How a Dog Brought One Family the Gift of Joy
Rix, Megan
All Megan Rix ever wanted was a baby. Yet, month after month, Megan’s dreams were dashed. Would her life ever feel complete? Megan and her husband, Ian, found a surprising answer when they began training golden retriever pups to become service dogs for people with disabilities.
 
Super Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things: Power Devices with Your Plants, Modify High-Tech Toys, Turn a Penny Into a Battery, Make Sneaky Light-Up Nails
Tymony, Cy
This book includes never-before-seen activities. More than 30 new inventions are outlined and most projects can be completed in just minutes using common items already found around the house. Each activity begins with a complete list of materials and continues with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions paired with helpful illustrations.
 
Vultures’ Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores
Palast, Greg
The “New York Times”-bestselling author offers a globetrotting investigation that blows the lid off the oil industry, the banking industry, and the governmental agencies that aren’t regulating either. This is the story of the corporate vultures that feed on the weak and ruin the planet in the process–a story that spans the globe and decades.
 
Worm: The First Digital World War
Bowden, Mark
Using the history of the Conficker computer worm as a centerpiece, the author discusses the war raging over the Internet, between those who want to exploit it and those who aim to protect it. By the best-selling author of Black Hawk Down.
Posted by Jenifer Brown
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