Nonfiction


Patricia Daniels, National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Description: Combining leading theories of psychology and behavior with case studies, personality quizzes, and practical advice, National Geographic Mind explores the question we all enjoy asking: Who am I? This illustrated reference explores today's theories of personality, mixing scientific theory with an underlying message--by knowing more about your own psychology, you can have a better life. Chapters start with the anatomy, evolution, and development of the human brain, then move into the areas of intuition, creativity, motivation, faith, and ethics--all facets of a unique personality. Scenarios of mental health and mental deviance make for a lively, readable narrative that combines today's leading theories in the science of the mind and personality with life-enhancing questions, quizzes, practices, and tools for self-discovery.
Call Number: 155.2 Dan
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2016
Jamie C Martin
Description: Six hundred titles that explore the globe are shared in reading lists organized by region, country, and age range. This global reading treasury will boost your children's academic skills, give them a global perspective, and strengthen your family's values while also increasing faith, building character, and raising insightful, compassionate kids.
Call Number: 248.845 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2016
Robert M. Dudley
Description: The disappearance of Jacob Wetterling in October 1989 remained a mystery until his kidnapper, arrested on another charge, confessed to Wetterling's murder and led authorities to his buried remains in September 2016. Based in part on his earlier publications, Robert Dudley's detailed account chronicles the decades-long search for Jacob and his abductor.
Call Number: 364.154 Dud
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2016
Kyle Schwartz
Description: One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill the blank in this sentence: "I wish my teacher knew _____." The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous, others were heartbreaking, but all were profoundly moving and enlightening. The results opened her eyes to the need for educators to understand the unique realities their students face in order to create an open, safe and supportive place in the classroom.
Call Number: 370.114 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 10, 2016
Stan Tekiela
Description: An informative guide, by this Minnesota author, filled with fascinating facts. No other covering does all that feathers do--from keeping birds warm to sturdy flight feathers. Information here will season your understanding of feathers and enhance your enjoyment of birds.
Call Number: 598.147 Tek
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2016
Daniella Malfitano
Description: With classic ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, Best Holiday Sweets & Treats has something for even the busiest holiday baker.
Call Number: 641.568 Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2016
Jenny Rosenstrach
Description: A warm and inviting guide with more than one hundred time-tested recipes and a host of inspiring ideas for turning birthdays, holidays, and everyday occasions into cherished traditions. "Families crave rituals," says Jenny Rosenstrach, not just the big celebrations--but the little ones we may not even realize are rituals. Whether simple or elaborate, daily or annually, these rituals all serve the same purpose: to bring comfort, connection, and meaning to everyday family life. The recipes ideas and menus all translate to prime quality time with the family. How to Celebrate Everything helps families slow down, capture the moments that matter--and eat well while doing it.
Call Number: 641.568 Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2016
B. Brett Finlay, Marie-Claire Arrieta
Description: Microbiologists Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta explain how the trillions of microbes that live naturally in and on our bodies influence childhood development; why an imbalance of those microbes can lead to obesity, diabetes, and asthma, among other chronic conditions; and what parents can do-- from conception on-- to positively affect their own behaviors and those of their children. They describe how natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and solid foods influence children's microbiota. They also offer practical advice on matters such as whether to sterilize food implements for babies, the use of antibiotics, the safety of vaccines, and why having pets is a good idea.
Call Number: 616.9041 Fin
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2016
Tara Allmen
Description: An authoritative guide to understanding and navigating the hormonal changes and health issues women experience in midlife and beyond. The physical changes that occur after women turn forty are unavoidable--and can be unnerving. Menopause affects every aspect of life--from sex and sleep to mood and mental clarity to weight and body temperature. Dr. Tara Allmen shares her knowledge to help women be their happiest and healthiest, and turn this challenging time into an exciting one. Women can't turn back the clock, but they can take control of their health and flourish in midlife. Menopause Confidential encourages them to be informed, be proactive, and be their greatest selves.
Call Number: 618.175 All
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 14, 2016
Margarita Restrepo, Michelle Lastella
Description: Food isn't just food, it can be medicine! A whole food, plant-based diet can help prevent and even reverse chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, while also promoting a healthy weight. The Master Plants Cookbook features the 33 essential superfoods that can help readers achieve that optimum health. It also offers more than 100 mouthwatering and easy recipes that are detoxifying, anti-allergen, immune-boosting, and promote weight loss. From avocados and beets to sweet potatoes and spinach, The Master Plants Cookbook will inspire readers to try these health-promoting, radiant super foods--and spark a new love for real, organic cuisine that pack a powerful healing punch.
Call Number: 641.563 Res
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 14, 2016
Kathy Gunst
Description: Ready to host a soup swap? Gunst shares recipes for homemade soups that are as lovely to look at as they are to eat. And sharing your soups at a soup party-- or just making them for your family and friends-- is an enjoyable way to get together.
Call Number: 641.813 Gun
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 18, 2016
Catherine Beddall
Description: Pastry artist, Cahterine Beddall, shares her secrets for creating classic gingerbread houses and a bounty of other gingerbread whimsies, including a gingerbread space rocket, robot, and chess set!
Call Number: 641.865 Bed
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2016
Description: Full of fantastic ideas, it includes crafts such as sewing, papercraft, cross stitch, knitting, pompom making, sugarcraft, decoupage and crochet. There is something here for everyone to enjoy making for family and friends at Christmas.
Call Number: 745.5941 One
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2016
Boz Bostrom
Description: John Gagliardi, who served as the head football coach at Saint John's University from 1953 to 2012, won more college football games than any coach at any level of collegiate ball. His innovative and unconventional approach to coaching--including not allowing tackling during practices--helped the team win nearly five hundred games and four national championships. A Legacy Unrivaled explores the man, his football philosophy, his life lessons, his sense of humor, and his connections to others through a very personal journey by author and former player Boz Bostrom.
Call Number: 796.332 Bos
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2016
Anastasia Bosakowski, Ellen Deakin, Silvina De Vita, Alexandra Harrison (Artist)
Description: Provides instructions and templates for constructing Christmas decorations out of paper, from center pieces and garlands to ornaments and wreaths.
Call Number: 745.5941 Ver
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2016
Megan Kreiner
Description: Presents instructions for thirty-one crocheted Christmas decorations, including woodland creatures, Christmas foods, and items found at the North Pole.
Call Number: 746.434 Kre
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2016
Roger A. Pielke
Description: How do sports stars break the rules in their search for a competitive edge? Both entertaining and thought-provoking, The Edge not only visits the battlefields in the war against cheating and corruption, but also explores ways to ensure that "the spirit of sport" can survive in today's high-tech, highly professional world. Drawing on controversies straight out of the headlines, Pielke looks at doping, match fixing, fake amateurism, and other ways of breaking the rules. But are those rules--and the values they reflect--hopelessly outdated? The Edge blends science and journalism to produce an account of sport in crisis.
Call Number: 796.01 Pie
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 10, 2016
Chris McVeigh (Artist)
Description: A LEGO construction book featuring 15 different kinds of Christmas ornaments built from LEGO bricks. Includes detailed step-by-step pictorial instructions.
Call Number: 745.5941 McV
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2016
Jack London, introduction by Davide Sapienza
Description: This book presents a wide selection of Jack London's photographs, accompanied by passages taken from some of his greatest works, of fiction and journalism: essential milestones in which London became witness to the great events of his time.
Call Number: 818 Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2016
Mikhail Zygar
Description: Charting the transformation of Vladimir Putin from a passionate fan of the West and a liberal reformer into a hurt and introverted outcast, All the Kremlin's Men is a historical detective story, full of intrigue and conspiracy. This is the story of the political battles that have taken place in the court of Vladimir Putin since his rise to power, and a chronicle of friendship and hatred between the Russian leader and his foreign partners and opponents. Zygar interviews key Russian and Western politicians and diplomats. Each chapter has a main character, who gives an insight into the origins of Vladimir Putin's transformation. All the Kremlin's Men explains to the English-speaking audience what has happened to Russia, what the role of the West is in its destiny, and how this destiny could play out going forward.
Call Number: 947.086 Zyg
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2016
Susan Quinn
Description: In 1933 Eleanor Roosevelt embarked on the duty-bound existence of the First Lady with dread. She had put her deep disappointment in her marriage behind her and developed an independent life--now threatened by the public role she would be forced to play. A lifeline came to her in the form of a reporter for the Associated Press: Lorena Hickok. Over the next thirty years, until Eleanor's death, the two women carried on a relationship: at different points, lovers, confidantes, professional advisors, and caring friends. They couldn't have been more different, but as Hick's admiration drew the buttoned-up Eleanor out of her shell, the two fell in love. These compassionate women inspired each other to right the wrongs of the era in which they lived. At every turn, the bond between these two women was grounded in their determination to better their troubled world.
Call Number: 920 Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 7, 2016
Joe Conason
Description: A veteran political journalist chronicles the post-presidential achievements and adventures of Bill Clinton, drawing on interviews with the former President's colleagues, friends, supporters and family members to examine his philanthropic work, the charges of corruption levied against him, and the ways he continues to inspire and infuriate the world.
Call Number: 973.929 Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 14, 2016
edited by Henry Finder
Description: The 1960s, the most tumultuous decade of the twentieth century, were a time of tectonic shifts in all aspects of society--from the March on Washington and the Second Vatican Council to the Summer of Love and Woodstock. This volume includes historic pieces from The New Yorker magazine that capture the sixties, set alongside new assessments by today's writers.
Call Number: 973.922 Six
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2016
Jean Kennedy Smith
Description: The last surviving child of Joe and Rose Kennedy presents an intimate portrait of her family's shared life that describes how her parents would encourage their children to discuss current events, forge a strong work ethic and appreciate the sacrifices of their ancestors.
Call Number: 920 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 30, 2016
David Quammen
Description: Quammen takes readers on a journey through America's most inspiring and imperiled ecosystem--Yellowstone National Park--in this book on America's first national park. Yellowstone's storied past, rich ecosystem, and dynamic landscape are portrayed in a mosaic of photographs and text that blend history, science, and research from the field. As much a visual ode to nature as an intimate tour of one of this celebrated conservation area, this book illuminates the park's treasures grand and small--from the iconic Old Faithful to the rare gray wolf; from misty mountain tops to iridescent springs; and from sweeping valleys to flourishing wild blooms. Photos, sidebars, graphics and text bring readers deep into the life of the park, both commemorating its beauty and highlighting its challenges.
Call Number: 917.8752 Qua
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Ronald C. White
Description: The story of one of America's greatest and most misunderstood military leaders and presidents. Based on seven years of research with primary documents, some of them never tapped before, this is a major new interpretation of Ulysses S. Grant.
Call Number: B Gra Grant, Ulysses S.
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 30, 2016
Jerry Kill, James H. Bruton
Description: When University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill stepped down due to health concerns in October 2015, he said, “I can’t do what I love doing anymore.” What Kill loved doing, and did remarkably well, was turn around college football programs. In this book Coach Kill shares his story, from his early years playing for and working under Dennis Franchione to guiding the Gophers to a New Year’s Day bowl game and being named Big Ten Coach of the Year. Kill describes his dedication to his players, how he drove them, and made them into disciplined and inspired football players. Readers will also learn about Kill’s work to bring awareness to cancer and epilepsy.
Call Number: B Kil Kill, Jerry
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 30, 2016
Abby Wambach
Description: Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. Named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2015, the soccer player captured the nation's heart when she led her team to its recent World Cup Championship. Admired for her fearlessness and passion, Abby is a vocal advocate for women's rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world. She has become a heavily requested speaker to a wide a range of audiences. In Forward, Abby recounts her own decisions, wins, losses, and the pivotal moments that helped her become the world class athlete and leader she is today. Wambach's book goes beyond the soccer field to reveal a soulful person grappling universal questions about how we can live our best lives, and become our truest selves.
Call Number: B Wam Wambach, Abby
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2016
Beatrice Ojakangas
Description: Beatrice Ojakangas, known for her Scandinavian dishes and her love of the Finnish culture of northern Minnesota, tells her story with recipes, anecdotes, and warm humor.
Call Number: B Oja Ojakangas, Beatrice
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 30, 2016
Peter Ames Carlin
Description: Recounts the life and achievements of the American music icon, detailing his youth as a grandchild of Jewish Hungarian immigrants, his celebrity relationships, and the definitive music that earned him fifteen Grammy Awards and two inductions into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
Call Number: B Sim Simon, Paul
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 30, 2016
Barry ZeVan
Description: Barry ZeVan shares a lifetime of memories and all the special people who were a part of his roller-coaster life. The memories he relates tell of the global circles of friends and acquaintances he has encountered--not to "drop names"--but to show the awe and gratitude he holds for all who shared their private selves with him, personally and professionally.
Call Number: B ZeV ZeVan, Barry
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2016
National Geographic Mind
Patricia Daniels, National Geographic Society (U.S.)
155.2 Dan
The Edge : The War Against Cheating And Corruption In The Cutthroat World Of Elite Sports
Roger A. Pielke
796.01 Pie
Give Your Child The World : Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book At A Time
Jamie C Martin
248.845 Mar
The Lego Christmas Ornaments Book : 15 Designs To Spread Holiday Cheer
Chris McVeigh (Artist)
745.5941 McV
Finding Jacob Wetterling : The 27-year Investigation From Kidnapping To Confession
Robert M. Dudley
364.154 Dud
Jack London : The Paths Men Take : Photographs, Journals And Reportages
Jack London, introduction by Davide Sapienza
818 Lon
I Wish My Teacher Knew : How One Question Can Change Everything For Our Kids
Kyle Schwartz
370.114 Sch
All The Kremlin's Men : Inside The Court Of Vladimir Putin
Mikhail Zygar
947.086 Zyg
Feathers : A Beautiful Look At A Bird's Most Unique Feature
Stan Tekiela
598.147 Tek
Eleanor And Hick : The Love Affair That Shaped A First Lady
Susan Quinn
920 Qui
Best Holiday Sweets & Treats : Good And Simple Family Favorites To Bake And Share
Daniella Malfitano
641.568 Mal
Man Of The World : The Further Endeavors Of Bill Clinton
Joe Conason
973.929 Con
How To Celebrate Everything
Jenny Rosenstrach
641.568 Ros
The 60s : The Story Of A Decade
edited by Henry Finder
973.922 Six
Let Them Eat Dirt : Saving Your Child From An Oversanitized World
B. Brett Finlay, Marie-Claire Arrieta
616.9041 Fin
The Nine Of Us : Growing Up Kennedy
Jean Kennedy Smith
920 Smi
Menopause Confidential : A Doctor Reveals The Secrets To Thriving Through Midlife
Tara Allmen
618.175 All
Yellowstone : A Journey Through America's Wild Heart
David Quammen
917.8752 Qua
Naked Food Magazine's Master Plants Cookbook : The 33 Most Healing Superfoods For Optimum Health : With Over 100 Delicious Recipes
Margarita Restrepo, Michelle Lastella
641.563 Res
American Ulysses : A Life Of Ulysses S. Grant
Ronald C. White
B Gra Grant, Ulysses S.
Soup Swap : Comforting Recipes To Make And Share
Kathy Gunst
641.813 Gun
Chasing Dreams : Living My Life One Yard At A Time
Jerry Kill, James H. Bruton
B Kil Kill, Jerry
The Magic Of Gingerbread : 16 Beautiful Projects To Make And Eat
Catherine Beddall
641.865 Bed
Forward : A Memoir
Abby Wambach
B Wam Wambach, Abby
100 Little Christmas Gifts To Make.
745.5941 One
Homemade : Finnish Rye, Feed Sack Fashion, And Other Simple Ingredients From My Life In Food
Beatrice Ojakangas
B Oja Ojakangas, Beatrice
A Legacy Unrivaled : The Story Of John Gagliardi
Boz Bostrom
796.332 Bos
Homeward Bound : The Life Of Paul Simon
Peter Ames Carlin
B Sim Simon, Paul
A Very Merry Paper Christmas : 25 Creative Ornaments & Decorations
Anastasia Bosakowski, Ellen Deakin, Silvina De Vita, Alexandra Harrison (Artist)
745.5941 Ver
My Life Among The Giants, A Memoir : The Really Overwhelming Life And Lives Of Barry Zevan (The Weatherman)
Barry ZeVan
B ZeV ZeVan, Barry
Christmas Ornaments To Crochet : 31 Festive And Fun-to-make Designs For Handmade Holidays
Megan Kreiner
746.434 Kre