Nonfiction


Mithu Storoni
Description: Discover simple, science-based strategies for beating stress at its own game. Short bursts of stress are a part of modern life. But how much is too much? There is a delicate balance that can turn a brief stressful episode into systemic overload, eventually leading to inflammation, anxiety, depression, and other chronic health issues. This practical guide reveals seven paths to fighting the effects of stress, strengthening our natural defenses so that our minds remain sharp, and our bodies resilient, no matter what life throws at us. Chapters examine a common stress agent and present simple ways to minimize its harmful effects with changes in diet, exercise, and other daily habits.
Call Number: 155.9042 Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Jenn Granneman
Description: Fellow introvert Jenn Granneman writes a compassionate vindication--exploring, discovering, and celebrating the secret inner world of introverts that, only until recently, has begun to peek out and emerge into the larger social narrative. Granneman reveals the clockwork behind the introvert's mind--and why so many people get it wrong initially. Whether you are a bona fide introvert, an extrovert anxious to learn how we tick, or a curious ambivert, these revelations will answer the questions you've always had. With myths debunked and truths revealed, this book will guide you toward owning your introversion by working with your nature, rather than against it, in a world where you deserve to be heard.
Call Number: 155.232 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Josh Shipp
Description: In 2015, researchers found that every child who does well in the face of adversity has had at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive adult. Josh Shipp experienced that when he was an at-risk foster kid, headed straight for trouble until his foster parent refused to quit on Shipp, got him to believe in himself, and his life was changed. Shipp shows us how to be that caring adult in a teenager's life. Stressing the need for compassion, trust, and encouragement, he breaks down the phases of a teenage human from 6th to 12th grade, examining the changes, goals, and mentality of teenagers at each stage.
Call Number: 306.874 Shi
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 17, 2017
Michael Troyan, Stephen X. Sylvester, Jeffrey Paul Thompson
Description: Here is the first-time look at this American multinational mass media empire and its century of entertainment--the story of Twentieth Century Fox (1915-2015). The controversies and scandals are here, as are the extraordinary achievements. Among other firsts, the book offers tours of its historic production and ranch facilities including never-before-told stories about its stars and creative personalities. The authors primarily tell a celebratory tale, but most importantly, an accurate one.
Call Number: 384.8 Tro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 11, 2017
James T. Costa
Description: Costa takes readers on a journey from Darwin's childhood through his voyage on the HMS Beagle where his ideas on evolution began. We then follow Darwin to Down House, his home of forty years. Using his garden and greenhouse, the meadows and woodlands, and even taking over the cellar, study, and hallways of his home-turned-field-station, Darwin tested ideas of his theory of evolution with an array of hands-on experiments that could be done on the fly, without specialized equipment. Beyond Darwin at work, we accompany him against the backdrop of his marriage, chronic illness, grief, and joy in scientific revelation.
Call Number: 576.82 Cos
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
Belinda Recio
Description: This book showcases fascinating and heartwarming examples of animal emotion and cognition that will foster wonder and empathy. Observations of animals living and behaving with feeling and intelligence in our world will cause us to change the way we view animals, the world, and our place in it.
Call Number: 591.513 Rec
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Gregory Berns
Description: What is it like to be a dog? A bat? Or a dolphin? To find out, neuroscientist Gregory Berns and his team began by teaching dogs to go into an MRI scanner--completely awake. They discovered what makes dogs individuals with varying capacities for self-control, different value systems, and a complex understanding of human speech. Dogs were just the beginning as Berns explores the inner lives of wild animals from dolphins and sea lions to the Tasmanian tiger. This book will reshape how we think about--and treat--animals.
Call Number: 591.513 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2017
Patrice Banks
Description: A do-it-herself guide to auto maintenance, roadside emergencies, and the real scoop on how women can get honest car service at the garage.
Call Number: 629.2872 Ban
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 11, 2017
Teresa Sullivan (Retired registered nurse)
Description: When Mikey is young, the Sullivans are a closely knit unit devoted to caring for her. As Mikey grows older, she grows more violent, so that when she's 12, institutionalization is the only option. Without the shared purpose of caring for Mikey, the family begins to unravel. Regardless of the tumult at home and in their lives, the Sullivans are united in their love and concern for Mikey. Teresa interweaves her sister's journey with her own, affirming the grace and brutality of Mikey's life, and its effect on her family. This is a deep exploration of the relationship between two sisters--one blind, with profound developmental disabilities, unable to voice her own story, and the other with the heart and understanding to express it for her.
Call Number: 618.928 Sul
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 11, 2017
Thomas Armstrong
Description: A fully revised and updated edition of Armstrong's book first published in 1995 that tackled the root causes of children's attention and behavior problems rather than masking the symptoms with medication. Armstrong presents much needed updates and insights and shows readers how to address the underlying causes of a child's attention and behavior problems in order to help their children implement positive changes in their lives. This book includes fifty-one new non-drug strategies to help children overcome attention and behavior problems, as well as updates to the original fifty proven strategies.
Call Number: 618.9285 Arm 2017
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2017
Izy Hossack
Description: For those cooking for themselves for the first time, or for anyone who wants the weekly budget to go a bit further without sacrificing flavor, The Savvy Cook has all the answers. Although many of the recipes are gluten-free and/or vegan, this book is not about health fads, "antioxidants" or obscure ingredients; it's about honest, nourishing and delicious cooking. With features that include menu plans, sneaky ways to cut down on meat and giving last-night's leftovers a make-over, this collection of nourishing and totally delicious recipes will be kind to your body, wallet and leisure time.
Call Number: 641.5 Hos
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
William Taubman
Description: A comprehensive biography of the final leader of the Soviet Union chronicles Gorbachev's rise from peasant to politician and describes how his liberal policies ended the Cold War and unintentionally provoked the breakup of the USSR.
Call Number: B Gor Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2017
Ruth Tucker
Description: Katherine Luther, a former nun, was a decisive, assertive partner of Martin Luther, unlike most preacher's wives of her time.
Call Number: B Lut Luther, Katharina von Bora
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
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Stress-Proof : The Scientific Solution To Protect Your Brain And Body--And Be More Resilient Every Day
Mithu Storoni
155.9042 Sto
Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide
Patrice Banks
629.2872 Ban
The Secret Lives Of Introverts : Inside Our Hidden World
Jenn Granneman
155.232 Gra
Mikey And Me : Life With My Exceptional Sister
Teresa Sullivan (Retired registered nurse)
618.928 Sul
The Grown-Up's Guide To Teenage Humans : How To Decode Their Behavior, Develop Unshakable Trust, And Raise A Respectable Adult
Josh Shipp
306.874 Shi
The Myth Of The ADHD Child : 101 Ways To Improve Your Child's Behavior And Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, Or Coercion
Thomas Armstrong
618.9285 Arm 2017
Twentieth Century Fox : A Century Of Entertainment
Michael Troyan, Stephen X. Sylvester, Jeffrey Paul Thompson
384.8 Tro
The Savvy Cook
Izy Hossack
641.5 Hos
Darwin's Backyard : How Small Experiments Led To A Big Theory
James T. Costa
576.82 Cos
Gorbachev : His Life And Times
William Taubman
B Gor Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich
Inside Animal Hearts And Minds : Bears That Count, Goats That Surf, And Other True Stories Of Animal Intelligence And Emotion
Belinda Recio
591.513 Rec
Katie Luther, First Lady Of The Reformation : The Unconventional Life Of Katherina Von Bora
Ruth Tucker
B Lut Luther, Katharina von Bora
What It's Like To Be A Dog : And Other Adventures In Animal Neuroscience
Gregory Berns
591.513 Ber