New Titles for MOSE Lifelong Learning

December 11, 2012

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Changeology: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Goals and Resolutions
Norcross, John C. / Loberg, Kristin (CON) / Norcross, Jonathon (CON)
An internationally recognized expert on behavior change presents a revolutionary approach to personal improvement that converts scientifically proven techniques into a ninety-day plan with five simple steps.
 
Farms with a Future: Creating and Growing a Sustainable Farm Business
Thistlethwaite, Rebecca
Rebecca Thistlethwaite addresses these and other crucial questions in this uniquely important book, which is a must-read for anyone who aspires to get into farming, or who wants to make their farm business more dynamic, profitable, and, above all, sustainable. Over an entire year, the author and her husband-experienced farmers themselves-took a sabbatical and traveled the length and breadth of the United States to live and work alongside some of the nation’s most innovative farmers. Along the way they learned about best practices, and a whole lot about what doesn’t work.
 
A Little History of Science
Bynum, W. F.
This book offers a history of science, chronicling the advances in ideas and important discoveries from the ancient Greek philosophers to the sophisticated computer-assisted scientists of today.
 
Memoir of the Sunday Brunch
Pandl, Julia
Part coming-of-age story, part glimpse into the restaurant business, the author shares her initiation, at the age of 12, into the rite of the Sunday brunch at her father’s Milwaukee-based restaurant where she and her siblings learned life lessons that would shape them for all the years to come.
 
Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire
Chomsky, Noam
Conducted from 2010 to 2012, this new collection of conversations explores the most immediate and urgent concerns, including the future of democracy in the Arab world, the implication of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the breakdown of American mainstream political institutions.
 
Reinventing the Chicken Coop: 14 Original Designs With Step-by-step Building Instructions
Wolpe, Matthew / Mcelroy, Kevin
Backyard chickens meet contemporary design! Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy give you 14 complete building plans for chicken coops that range from the purely functional to the outrageously fabulous. One has a water-capturing roof; one is a great example of mid-Modern architecture; and another has a built-in composting system. Some designs are suitable for beginning builders, and some are challenging enough for experts. Complete step-by-step building plans are accompanied by full-color photographs and detailed construction illustrations.
 
The Tinkerers: The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great
Foege, Alec
A tribute to America’s innovators traces the nation’s history through its feats of engineering, citing the achievements of various individuals while challenging views about the reductions of innovations in the post-World War II decades.
 
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
Diamond, Jared
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Collapse draws on decades of field work in the Pacific islands and other world regions to illuminate the degree to which modern society reflects traditional cultures from earlier and ancient time periods, offering insight into how historical approaches to universal problems can inform today’s people. 
Posted by Jenifer Brown
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