New Nonfiction Books for Adults
Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Nonfiction books for adults.
The Emotionally Intelligent Child
"Parents often wonder what's going on in their child's mind when they throw a temper tantrum, behave badly, or refuse to cooperate. Written by two experts in child development and psychology, The Emotionally Intelligent Child offers a groundbreaking approach for understanding children's behavior in the context of their development, as well as tips for parenting with patience, and actionable strategies for helping kids cultivate emotional intelligence-an essential character trait for succeeding in our highly social world"--
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The Constitution Explained
"A guide the citizenship and the American government, The Constitution Explained takes an even-handed approach to controversial issues and explores various points of view. It sheds a light on the differing and changing interpretations of the many broadly worded key phrases in the Constitution. You'll learn how the Constitution has been adopted to different times and various situations. You'll learn what it does-and does not-promise U.S. citizens. Richly illustrated, it also has a helpful bibliography, glossary, and extensive index. This invaluable resource is designed to help you understand the power and strength of the U.S. Constitution!"--
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Alan Aragon reveals the biggest diet secret of all - no single diet is best for everyone. The key to success is finding a tailored program that meets your individual needs and helps you build lifelong habits to support your goals. With a focus on macronutrient balance and proper food sourcing, this simple weight-loss plan will show how to eat within your specific macronutrient targets, making weight loss achievable and sustainable while fostering a healthy relationship with food and offering more freedom in your food choices.
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Ten Tomatoes That Changed the World
"The tomato gets no respect. Never has. Lost in the dustbin of history for centuries, accused of being vile and poisonous, subjected to being picked hard-green and gassed, even used as a projectile, the poor tomato has become the avatar for our disaffection with industrial foods - while becoming the most popular vegetable in America (and, in fact, the world). Each summer, tomato festivals crop up across the country; the Heinz ketchup bottle, instantly recognizable, has earned a spot in the Smithsonian; and now the tomato is redefining the very nature of farming, moving from fields into climate-controlled mega-greenhouses. Supported...
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The Black Woman's Guide to Overcoming Domestic Violence
"Black women experience domestic violence and abuse at a disproportionately high rate. Grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this first-of-its-kind book addresses the unique struggles faced by Black women who have experienced domestic violence, and empowers them to understand and heal their trauma, leave harmful situations, and regain a sense of safety and freedom"--
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Cycling East Anglia
"Following the same format as Bradt's Cycling in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly, this new cycling guide to East Anglia offers 21 routes for beginners and 'leisure cyclists', covering Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Each ride includes comprehensive directions, as well as background features on local history, wildlife and culture. All are linked to OS Explorer maps and relevant National Cycle Network routes (NCN), and include National Grid Reference (NGR) coordinates. In addition, each route has been mapped on route planning and navigation app komoot, where readers can find detailed route insights including an elevation profile and waytype and surface...
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"This intimate photographic study examines the detectives working for the NYPD's most prestigious homicide division in Brooklyn, a profession that has been woven into American mythology. Wenner was the first photographer in the history of the NYPD to be granted unprecedented access to the division. In the long-lived tradition of photographers like Weegee and filmmakers like Martin Scorcese revealing New York City's dark side, Wenner spent two years capturing these men up close and behind-the-scenes for the first time, documenting their investigative work and its ugly counterpart--murder--all within America's most iconic city."--Amazon.com.
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The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym
"Barbara Pym became beloved as one of the wittiest novelists of the late twentieth century, revealing the inner workings of domestic life so brilliantly that her friend Philip Larkin announced her the era's own Jane Austen. But who was Barbara Pym and why was the life of this English writer - one of the greatest chroniclers of the human heart - so defined by rejection, both in her writing and in love?"--Publisher's description.
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"Bruce Lee embodies the intermixture of cultures that results from transnational flows of people, ideas, and capital. Born in San Francisco and raised in Hong Kong, his life was one of constant shuttling across the Pacific. Rather than being a product ofCalifornia or China, he was produced by transpacific currents impelled by colonialism, capitalism, and militarism. In his life, career, and films he faced and addressed racism and colonialism. He shattered national, racial, and cultural boundaries in hismartial arts practice, personal life, and films. His philosophy of intermixture can be tracked by studying how his fighting style evolved, driven by...
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Why Patti Smith Matters
Why Patti Smith Matters is the first book about the iconic artist written by a woman. The veteran music journalist Caryn Rose contextualizes Smith's creative work, her influence, and her wide-ranging and still-evolving impact on rock and roll, visual art,and the written word. Rose goes deep into Smith's oeuvre, from her first album, Horses, to acclaimed memoirs operating at a surprising remove from her music. The portrait of a ceaseless inventor, Why Patti Smith Matters rescues punk's poet laureate from"strong woman" clichaes. Of course Smith is strong. She is also a nuanced thinker. A maker of beautiful and challenging things....
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