New Titles for MOSE Lifelong Learning

June 25, 2012

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Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?: How to Prevent Dangerous Interactions, Avoid Deadly Side Effects, and Be Healthier With Fewer Drugs
Neel, Armon B., Jr. / Hogan, Bill
A veteran board-certified pharmacist cites the high number of annual deaths associated with prescription drug side effects, calling for changes in prescription practices that account for the needs of aging bodies.
 
Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles
Sharma, Ruchir
A columnist and investor in emerging markets discusses how the global economy will be shaped in the future by focusing on Nigeria, Indonesia and Poland instead of the superstars of the last decade, China, Russia and Brazil.
 
Culinary Intelligence: The Art of Eating Healthy (And Really Well)
Kaminsky, Peter
A food writer reveals how he achieved sustained weight loss without forfeiting the pleasure of eating, explaining the importance of thinking about food, choosing good ingredients, and understanding how flavor works.
 
Do Nothing!: How to Stop Overmanaging and Become a Great Leader
Murninghan, J. Keith
Outlines a revisionist approach to management that instructs business leaders to think positively and become more effective by adopting a policy of non-interference for high performers, facilitating without micromanaging and creating a culture of independence and trust.
 
Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas and the Weather of the Future
Climate Central, Inc. (COR)
An accessible explanation of climate change summarizes its science while sharing insights into its implications for the future, answering key questions from the role of fossil fuels to the economic costs of reducing carbon emissions.
 
The Last Rhinos: My Battle to Save One of the World’s Greatest Creatures
Anthony, Lawrence / Spence, Graham (CON)
An award-winning conservationist traces his efforts to save the endangered White Rhino, describing the brutal region where the last 15 were struggling to survive, the bureaucratic forces the author navigated to establish protections and his work as a chief negotiator between the violent Lord’s Resistance Army and the Ugandan government. By the author ofThe Elephant Whisperer.
 
Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS
John, Elton
The superstar musician and songwriter describes the personal toll the AIDS epidemic has taken on his life and discusses his efforts to break down social barriers and build compassion through his charity, the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
 
Our Kind of People: A Continent’s Challenge, a Country’s Hope
Iweala, Uzodinma
Embarking on an extraordinary journey through Nigeria, a doctor recounts the stories of the communities and individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS–all of whom are trying to make sense of life, love, and their connections to each other in the face of an unprecedented epidemic.
 
The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain: The Neuroscience of Making the Most of Your Mature Mind
Horstman, Judith
Drawn from the latest research, this fascinating book offers new insight about how the brain ages; provides strategies for promoting brain health; reveals how aging people can still achieve new levels of intelligence and learn new skills and more.
 
The Skillet Cookbook: A Street Food Manifesto
Henderson, Josh / Jurado, Sarah (PHT)
A celebration of gourmet truck and street foods by the creator of Bacon Jam traces the rise and influence of the food truck movement while providing story-complemented recipes thematically arranged for breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts.
 
Spark & Hustle: Launch and Grow Your Small Business Now
Johnson, Tory
Based on the best-selling author’s successful conference series, this guide offers strategies for women to start and maintain their own businesses, explaining how to develop a business plan, find startup funds and use social media to help increase profits.
 
The Ultimate Guide to Permaculture
Faires, Nicole
A guide to building green homes and passive solar design, growing edible plant communities and forest gardens, using no-till and natural farming methods, and creating microclimates for extended growing seasons.
 
United States of Pie: Regional Favorites from East to West and North to South
Kane, Adrienne / Heffner, August (ILT)
Paying tribute to the regional heirloom American pies, this cookbook, accompanied by baking tips and techniques, features recipes gathered from housekeeping guides and booklets from church groups and community associations.
 
The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, As Written by Our Genetic Code
Kean, Sam
An exploration of human DNA and the stories it can tell describes how genes can explain why JFK’s skin was bronze, Einstein was a genius, and why people with exceptional thumb flexibility can become world-class violinists.
Posted by Jenifer Brown
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