New Titles for Lifelong Learning

August 22, 2012

Annotations from Baker & Taylor or Ingram
 
Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons: A Fully Illustrated Guide to Siege Weapons and Tactics
Nossov, Konstantin / Golubev, Vladimir (ILT)
In this richly illustrated guide, author Konstantin Nossov masterfully analyzes and recreates the weaponry, tactics, and stratagems of Ancient Egypt, Assyria, Judea, Persia, Greece, Rome, as well as those of the Gauls and Teutons, the Byzantine Empire, the Muslim world, and Medieval Europe.  “Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons” not only shows you how to recreate the siege weapons themselves, but it will give you a deeper, better understanding of the history of war.
 
Dressmaking: The Complete Step-by-step Guide to Making Your Own Clothes
Smith, Alison
Perfect for anyone interested in sewing.  Everything one needs to know to make, alter, and customize clothes. Sewers discover what supplies to buy and how to use them, the best fabrics to choose based on drape and weave, how to understand patterns and alter them, and more.
 
Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age
Johnson, Steven
Presents an optimistic assessment of how a technologically connected world can enable a better if different future, outlining a rising model of political changes that break traditional categories of thinking and enables positive solutions.
 
Grandma’s German Cookbook
Hamm, Birgit / Schmidt, Linda
Featuring eighty-five classic recipes, from soups to Sunday roasts, and desserts to Christmas favorites, Grandma’s German Cookbook is loaded with recipes any German grandmother would proudly serve her family.
 
Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life
Rubin, Gretchen
The best-selling author of The Happiness Project recounts her efforts to render her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort and love, discussing how she experimented with a range of concrete resolutions and came to redefine her views about family, time and material comforts.
 
The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood
Montgomery, David R.
Using rocks as proof, a geologist examines the great flood stories found in many cultures and religions and travels across countries and landscapes to discover a place where theology and science converge.
 
Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience
Gonzales, Laurence
Highlights the survivors of various traumas and describes their lives both before and after and offers a detailed discussion of the fear, courage and the flexibility of the spirit that drives people onward after a life-threatening experience.
 
The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind
Horowitz, Seth S. / Horowitz, Seth
Reveals how the human sense of hearing manipulates how people think, consume, sleep and feel, explaining the hearing science behind such phenomena as why people fall asleep while traveling, the reason fingernails on a chalkboard causes cringing and why songs get stuck in one’s head.
 
What Makes Love Last?: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal
Gottman, John / Silver, Nan
The best-selling author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work lends scientific insights into how to build and maintain trust in committed relationships, sharing a formula for calculating a couple’s loyalty level that takes into account a relationship’s likely future and vulnerability to infidelity. 
Posted by Jenifer Brown
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