New Titles for MOSE Lifelong Learning

December 13, 2013

Annotations from Baker & Taylor or Ingram
 
The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew
Lightman, Alan
Meditates on scientific findings that are changing the understanding of the cosmos, exploring such topics as the debate between science and religion, the conflict between the desire for permanence and nature’s impermanence, and the ways technology has changed physical experiences.
 
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth
Hadfield, Chris
The author charts the course of his career as an astronaut, detailing how he overcame slim odds on account of his Canadian nationality to become one of NASA’s most decorated astronauts while offering an intimate look at life in space.
 
Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (COR) / Horwitz, Debra F. (EDT) / Ciribassi, John (EDT) / Dale, Steve (CON)
A team of top researchers, scientists and veterinarians offer this definitive guide the canine behavior, explaining the most effective training methods and offering advice on socialization, housetraining, diet and exercise and how to resolve a variety of behavioral problems.
 
Growing a Feast: The Chronicle of a Farm-to-Table Meal
Timmermeister, Kurt
A successful restaurateur details the hard work involved with purchasing land and starting a dairy farm and describes a feast that was two years in the making, using only vegetables he harvested and animals he raised to supply the meal.
 
Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want
Epley, Nicholas
An exploration of the human mind’s capacity for instinctive understandings about the feelings and desires of others explains how the ability or inability to understand the minds of those around us leads to connection or conflict.
 
The Physics of War: From Arrows to Atoms
Parker, Barry
This fascinating blend of popular science and military history examines the science of war, demonstrating the close connection between the discovery of basic physical principles and the development of weaponry over the ages.
 
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Kolbert, Elizabeth
Drawing on the work of geologists, botanists, marine biologists and other researchers, an award-winning writer for The New Yorker discusses the five devastating mass extinctions on earth and predicts the coming of a sixth.
 
The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World
Cox, Trevor
A professor of acoustic engineering provides a tour of the world’s most amazing sound phenomena, including creaking glaciers, whispering galleries, stalactite organs, musical roads, humming dunes, seals that sound like alien angels, and a Mayan pyramid that chirps like a bird.
 
Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn: A Father, a Daughter, the Meaning of Nothing, and the Beginning of Everything
Gefter, Amanda
A personal account of a quest for answers to some of the universe’s biggest questions starts with the author’s attempt to sneak into a conference attended by the planet’s greatest scientific thinkers.
 
Wine: A Tasting Course
Old, Marnie
This visual guide helps readers understand the concepts and subtleties surrounding the taste of wine, how to detect and discuss its various qualities and how to describe what is being processed on the tongue and in the nose.
Posted by Jenifer Brown
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