Nonfiction


Buster Benson
Description: If you're sick of unresolved arguments that never produce useful results, you're not alone. The process of minimizing, deflecting, or avoiding difficult people can leave you brimming with repressed emotions. Benson shows that, properly channeled, conflict can be the most powerful tool we have at our disposal for deepening relationships, solving problems, and coming up with new ideas. Here he explains what makes some arguments productive and others not, and shares critical habits anyone can learn to avoid conflict.
Call Number: 158.2 Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Stephen Trzeciak, Anthony Mazzarelli, foreword by Cory Booker
Description: Physician scientists Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli uncover the data that compassion could be a wonder drug for the 21st century. This rigorous review of the science--coupled with stories from the front lines of medicine--demonstrates that human connection in health care matters in astonishing ways. Never before has all the evidence been synthesized together in one place.
Call Number: 362.1 Trz
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 21, 2020
Lindsay McCrae (Photographer)
Description: A portrait of an emperor penguin colony in Antarctica. For 337 days, wildlife cameraman Lindsay McCrae followed 11,000 emperor penguins amid the beauty of Antarctica. He chronicles one penguin colony's journey of life, death, and rebirth--and of the human experience of living among them in this harsh environment. As temperatures plummet 60° below zero, emperors--the largest of all penguins--begin marching up to 100 miles over solid ice to reach their breeding grounds. The males incubate the eggs, fasting for over 100 days to ensure they introduce their chicks safely into their new frozen world. McCrae recounts his adventure to the end of the Earth as he lives his childhood dream.
Call Number: 598.47 McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Judy Foreman
Description: Aging, despite its dismal reputation, is actually one of the great mysteries of the universe. Why don't we just reproduce, then exit fast, like salmon? Could aging just be one big evolutionary accident? Is senescence, the gradual falling apart of our bodies, at least partially avoidable? Can we extend the healthy lifespan and reduce the lingering, debilitating effects of senescence? Judy Foreman suggests the the key element is exercise, through its effects on the brain, the muscles, and other organs. Exercise is good for you and can extend longevity.
Call Number: 615.82 For
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 21, 2020
Jodi Melsness
Description: Jodi Melsness finds herself caring for her mother after her father's death from cancer. Jodi begins caring for her from afar, first commuting to and from her family home in her hometown, then moving her mother to assisted living and finally to memory care. All the while, she is raising a family and working as a nurse, specifically with home care, hospice, and memory care. Here she writes of the moving journey of a loving daughter navigating the ups and downs of the Alzheimer's disease that has stricken her beloved mother.
Call Number: 616.831 Mel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 21, 2020
Vincent J Musi
Description: National Geographic photographer Vincent Musi took off a year from photographing wildlife to try taking pictures of dogs. Friends and neighbors were invited to bring in their canine companions and he captures their beauty, spirit, and personality using the same lighting and photographic techniques that he does for National Geographic. Close-ups dignify each dog with grace and humor. Vincent includes 3 to 4 engaging and striking photos of about 75 dogs against a dark background along with a descriptive and narrative about each dog. Their individuality shines through in every portrait, and the dogs spring to life.
Call Number: 636.7 Mus
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 26, 2019
Shaquem Griffin, Shaquill Griffin, Mark Schlabach
Description: Twin brothers and Seattle Seahawks Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin share their stories, telling of the obstacles they had to overcome to achieve success in the NFL. They attribute their success to faith and family support.
Call Number: 796.332 Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 26, 2019
William E. Wallace
Description: As he entered his 70s, Michelangelo despaired that his productive years were past. Anguished by the death of friends and discouraged by the loss of commissions, this painter and sculptor began carving his own tomb. Fate intervened to task Michelangelo with the most ambitious and daunting project of his long creative life. He refashioned himself into the master architect of St. Peter's Basilica and other buildings. Wallace reveals a creative genius who was also a skilled engineer and enterprising businessman. He became convinced that he was destined to build the largest and most magnificent church ever conceived. And he was determined to live long enough that no other architect could alter his design.
Call Number: 709.2 Mic Michelangelo Buonarroti
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2019
Dylan Jones
Description: Written in 1968 by Jimmy Webb, 'Wichita lineman' is the first philosophical country song: a heartbreaking torch ballad still celebrated for its songwriting genius 50 years on. It was recorded by Glen Campbell with a group known as 'the Wrecking Crew,' and something about the song's mood seemed to capture the tensions in America at a moment of crisis. Webb describes a telephone lineman's longing for an absent lover, who he hears 'singing in the wire'--and like all good love songs, it's an SOS from the heart. Part biography, part work of musicological archaeology, The Wichita Lineman opens a window on to America in the late 20th century through the prism of a song that has been covered by myriad artists in the intervening decades.
Call Number: 781.642 Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2019
Ed Stafford
Description: Ed Stafford curates 25 great expeditions through the lens of the kit these explorers took with them. The equipment carried, ridden and sailed into uncharted territories could mean the success or failure of an expedition. We can see at a glance the scale, style and complexity of the items taken into the unknown by these great explorers, and the impact each item had on their journey--how it potentially saved a life, or was purely for comfort or entertainment, and how these objects of survival have evolved and adapted as science advances, and we plunge further into the extremes. Through each of these objects, we can gain a better understanding ourselves.
Call Number: 910.4 Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 15, 2020
Ada Elizabeth Deer, Theda Perdue
Description: A memoir of the first eighty-three years in the life of Ada Deer, the first woman to serve as head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and her tireless campaigns to reverse the forced termination of the Menominee tribe and to ensure sovereignty and self-determination for all tribes.
Call Number: B Dee Deer, Ada Elizabeth
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 26, 2019
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Why Are We Yelling? : The Art Of Productive Disagreement
Buster Benson
158.2 Ben
Inseparable : How Family And Sacrifice Forged A Path To The Nfl
Shaquem Griffin, Shaquill Griffin, Mark Schlabach
796.332 Gri
Compassionomics : The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes A Difference
Stephen Trzeciak, Anthony Mazzarelli, foreword by Cory Booker
362.1 Trz
Michelangelo, God's Architect : The Story Of His Final Years And Greatest Masterpiece
William E. Wallace
709.2 Mic Michelangelo Buonarroti
My Penguin Year : Life Among The Emperors
Lindsay McCrae (Photographer)
598.47 McC
The Wichita Lineman : Searching In The Sun For The World's Greatest Unfinished Song
Dylan Jones
781.642 Jon
Exercise Is Medicine : How Physical Activity Boosts Health And Slows Aging
Judy Foreman
615.82 For
Expeditions Unpacked : What The Great Explorers Took Into The Unknown
Ed Stafford
910.4 Sta
The Lemon Bar Queen : A Memoir Of Love, Baking, And Memory Loss
Jodi Melsness
616.831 Mel
Making A Difference : My Fight For Native Rights And Social Justice
Ada Elizabeth Deer, Theda Perdue
B Dee Deer, Ada Elizabeth
The Year Of The Dogs
Vincent J Musi
636.7 Mus