MOSE New Lifelong Learning

March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012
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Creating Rain Gardens: Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-efficient Garden
Woelfle-Erskine, Cleo
Water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk homeowners through the process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds–the building blocks of rain-catching gardens. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, “Creating Rain Gardens” covers everything a gardener needs to create a beautiful rain garden at home.
 
How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog
Orzel, Chad
Physics professor Chad Orzel and his inquisitive canine companion, Emmy, tackle the concepts of general relativity in this irresistible introduction to Einstein’s physics. Through armchair and sometimes passenger-seat conversations with Emmy about the relative speeds of dog and cat motion or the logistics of squirrel-chasing, Orzel translates complex Einsteinian ideas the slowing of time for a moving observer, the shrinking of moving objects, the effects of gravity on light and time, black holes, the Big Bang, and of course, E=mc2 into examples simple enough for a dog to understand.
 
Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt’s Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York
Zacks, Richard
An account of the effort by newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt to shut down late 19th-century New York City’s brothels, gambling houses and after-hours saloons traces the future 26th President’s failed confrontations with Tammany Hall, muckrakers and irate everyday citizens.
 
Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security
Chatzky, Jean
In a time of great financial uncertainty, this is the book everyone must read. The bottom line: Money is simple, people make it complicated. Now, bestselling personal finance author Jean Chatzky has distilled this simplicity into a smart, immediate, and entertaining set of rules that will change readers’ financial lives.
 
Motorcycle: The Definitive Visual History
Dorling Kindersley
Tracing the history of two-wheeled grit and glory, from the first prototypes to the superbikes of today, Motorcycle: The Definitive Visual History covers more than 1,000 of the world’s greatest machines, from the earliest prototypes from the mid-nineteenth century, to the dynamic speedsters of today.
 
Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency After 9/11
Goldsmith, Jack
A former member of the Bush administration discusses the expansion of presidential authority in the past two decades and describes why he feels this increase in power has also been met with an increase in accountability.
 
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Duhigg, Charles
Identifies the neurological processes behind behaviors, explains how self-control and success are largely driven by habits, and shares scientifically-based guidelines for achieving personal goals and overall well-being by adjusting specific habits.
 
Top Dog
Dorling Kindersley
Profiles more than four hundred different dog breeds and highlights the fifty most popular, helping potential dog owners choose the breed that will be their best match and providing information on dog care and training.
 
The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen
Mayes, Frances / Mayes, Edward / Rothfeld, Steven (PHT)
The creators ofBringing Tuscany Homepresent a collection of recipes that celebrate Tuscany’s rustic culinary tradition of simplicity while sharing evocative stories about the people with whom they have enjoyed garden-fresh and sumptuous meals.
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