MOSE New Titles for Lifelong Learning

April 18, 2012

Annotations from Baker & Taylor or Ingram
 
The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
Mcchesney, Chris / Covey, Sean / Huling, Jim / Christensen, Clayton (FRW)
The best-selling author ofThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teensoutlines a proven formula for achieving goals, explaining how individuals and organizations can hone four execution-based skills in areas of focus, documentation and accountability.
 
American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America
Obama, Michelle
A sumptuously photographed guide by the first lady describes how her daughters and she planted a vegetable garden on the White House’s South Lawn as part of an initiative to raise awareness about childhood obesity, in a reference that shares gardening tips, recipes and advice for making healthier food choices.
 
The Backyard Cow: An Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Cows
Weaver, Sue
You don’t need acres of land to keep a cow healthy, happy, and productive. You can raise one right in your own backyard, producing more than enough milk for a single family–up to six gallons per day! The Backyard Cow covers everything you need to know, from selecting the right breed to understanding your cow’s behavior; providing shelter, health care, and daily maintenance; grooming; milking; and making cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products from your milk.
 
Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection
Jacobs, A. J.
“The author of The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All documents his effort to follow a complicated two-year program of dubious diet and exercise practices in a wayward effort to promote perfect health that tests the patience of his long-suffering wife.
 
An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies
Cowen, Tyler
An influential economist challenges popular opinions about the superiority of locally grown and expensive foods, demonstrating how to eat responsibly without submitting to fashion-driven trends. By the author of the best-selling e-book,The Great Stagnation.
 
Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
Harden, Blaine
A dramatic account by one of the few survivors born in North Korea’s infamous political prison camps describes the brutal conditions that have forced prisoners to turn on one another, his witness to his family’s executions and his harrowing escape. By the author ofA River Lost.
 
The Global Warming Reader: A Century of Writing About Climate Change
McKibben, Bill (EDT)
Collects 35 essays on global warming from the 19th century to today, with contributions by Michael Crichton, Al Gore, Elizabeth Kolbert, Naomi Klein and many others.
 
God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine
Sweet, Victoria
A portrait of America’s last surviving almshouse describes the author’s long-time practice at Laguna Honda Hospital, explaining how its extraordinary patients and low-tech focus on “attentive medicine” transformed her views about health care.
 
How Great Women Lead: A Mother-Daughter Adventure into the Lives of Women Shaping the World
St. John, Bonnie / Deane, Darcy (CON)
A former Paralympics silver medal winner, Rhodes scholar and Clinton White house staff member and her daughter discuss the values, behaviors and special skills held by women leaders, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dr. Condoleeza Rice and Wendy Kopp.
 
The Wall Street Journal Guide to Building Your Career
Merritt, Jennifer
AWall Street Journalcareers editor counsels readers on how to work to the top of a chosen profession, outlining step-by-step recommendations for the rapid realization of fulfilling goals.
Posted by Jenifer Brown
 
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