New Titles for Lifelong Learning

December 21, 2012

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AARP New American Diet: Lose Weight, Live Longer
Whyte, John
Drawing on the NIH/AARP Diet and Health Study, the largest-ever survey of American diet and lifestyle, this guide, featuring three prescriptive weight-loss plans, is filled with simple, practical advice and reveals surprising new research insights that will help readers get healthy, stay vital and lose weight.
 
All Natural: *a Skeptic’s Quest to Discover If the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier
Johnson, Nathanael
An award-winning journalist scrutinizes the all-natural philosophies through which he was raised by hippie parents to consider the negative aspects of extreme approaches to health care, an investigation marked by his interviews with radical doctors, renegade farmers and a hermit forester that explores potential sources of health-care paradoxes.
 
The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home
Kuan, Diana
From General Tso’s to Hot and Sour Soup to Sesame Chicken, this cookbook, filled with an abundance of exotic flavors, serves up 100 classic Chinese take-out dishes and Chinatown favorites, and explores the cultural history and influence of Chinese food in America.
 
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book: Every Woman’s Guide to a Heart-healthy Life
Steinbaum, Suzanne
A cardiologist outlines a new approach to women’s health that integrates emotional and physical well-being, outlining holistic complements to traditional treatments to counsel women on how to shift from stressful behaviors to mind-centered living for improved weight control and lower blood pressure.
 
Edwardian Cooking: 80 Recipes Inspired by Downton Abbey’s Elegant Meals
Edwards, Larry
Adapted for modern cooks and inspired by the popular series, a treasury of recipes traditionally enjoyed by the aristocracy of Edwardian England includes such options as Stilton chowder, lobster pudding, and steamed fish with leek sauce.
 
Heat: Adventures in the World’s Fiery Places
Streever, Bill
A bestselling scientist and nature writer who goes to any extreme to uncover the answers, Bill Streever sets off to find out what heat really means.  Written in Streever’s signature spare and refreshing prose, HEAT is an a compulsively readable personal narrative that leaves readers with a new vision of an everyday experience-how heat works, its history, and its complete connection to daily life.
 
Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses
Shapiro, Gary
The head of the Consumer Electronics Association reveals how everyone can use the ninja way to create a “killer strategy” that will help them achieve their own goals, in this brilliant “how to” for envisioning, executing and maintaining an innovation-based strategy like those used in the technology world.
 
Plowing With Pigs: And Other Creative, Low-budget Homesteading Solutions
Will, Oscar H. / Will, Karen K.
Fueled by a failing economy and a passionate desire for a return to simpler times, a new wave of homesteaders is seeking the good life and the kind of true satisfaction that can only be built, not bought. Many of these modern pioneers are cash poor, but rich in energy and creativity. Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions offers them a set of fresh ideas for achieving independence through sweat equity and the use of unconventional resources.
 
The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People
Shubin, Neil
Traces the unique qualities of the human species to astronomical events that occurred billions of years ago, revealing how the molecular development of human life can be linked to the evolution of the cosmos.
 
What Your Dog Wants: 7 Key Skills of a Perfect Dog Owner
Wild, Karen
What Your Dog Wants is a unique book that focuses on you, the dog owner, and encourages you to develop the seven key skills that will teach you how to work with your dog as a team.  By following the expert guidance in What Your Dog Wants, you can build on your skills as an owner and learn how to make your dog friendly, happy, healthy, and well-behaved, making him or her a pleasure to own.
Posted by Jenifer Brown
 
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