• Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life

    Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life

    Miller, Lulu

    Nineteenth-century scientist David Starr Jordan built one of the most important fish specimen collections ever seen, until the 1906 San Francisco earthquake shattered his life's work.

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  • The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-first Century

    The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-first Century

    Srinivasan, Amia

    "A work of nonfiction by philosopher Amia Srinivasan that upends the way we discuss-or avoid discussing-the problems and politics of sex"--

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  • Wildland: The Making of America's Fury

    Wildland: The Making of America's Fury

    Osnos, Evan

    "After a decade abroad, the National Book Award--and Pulitzer Prize--winning writer Evan Osnos returns to three places he has lived in the United States--Greenwich, CT; Clarksburg, WV; and Chicago, IL--to illuminate the origins of America's political fury"--

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  • Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else

    Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else

    Ellenberg, Jordan

    "Shape reveals the geometry underneath some of the most important scientific, political, and philosophical problems we face. Geometry asks: Where are things? Which things are near each other? How can you get from one thing to another thing? Those are important questions. Geometry doesn't just measure the world-it explains it. Shape shows us how"--

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  • Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump White House

    Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump White House

    Wolff, Michael

    Wolff embedded himself in the White House in 2017 and his top-level access gave us a vivid picture of the chaos that had descended on Washington. In 2021 he found the Oval Office even more chaotic and bizarre. At all times of the day Trump, behind the Resolute desk, was surrounded by schemers and unqualified sycophants who spoon-feed him the "alternative facts" he hungered to hear about COVID-19, Black Lives Matter protests, and, most of all, his chance of winning reelection. As Trump entertained the idea of martial law and balked at calling off the insurrectionist mob that threatens the institution of democracy itself, we witness the desperation, duplicity, and delusion that was unfolding within the West Wing. -- adapted from jacket.

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  • Please Don't Sit on My Bed in your Outside Clothes: Essays

    Please Don't Sit on My Bed in your Outside Clothes: Essays

    Robinson, Phoebe

    "New York Times bestselling author, comedian, actress, and producer Phoebe Robinson is back with a new essay collection that is equal parts thoughtful, hilarious, and sharp about human connection, race, hair, travel, dating, Black excellence, and more. Written in Phoebe's unforgettable voice and with her unparalleled wit, Robinson's latest collection, laced with spot-on pop culture references, takes on a wide range of topics. From the values she learned from her parents (including, but not limited to, advice on not bringing outside germs onto your clean bed) to her and her boyfriend, lovingly known as British Baekoff, deciding to have a child-free union, to the way the Black Lives Matter movement took center stage in America, and, finally, the continual struggle to love her 4C hair, each essay is packed with humor and humanity. By turns insightful, laugh-out-loud funny, and heartfelt, Please Don't Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes is not only a brilliant look at our current cultural moment, but a collection that will stay with you for years to come"--

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  • The Menopause Manifesto: Own your Health With Facts and Feminism

    The Menopause Manifesto: Own your Health With Facts and Feminism

    Gunter, Jen

    The only thing predictable about menopause is its unpredictability. Factor in widespread misinformation, a lack of research, and the culture of shame around women's bodies, and it's no wonder women are unsure what to expect during the menopause transition and beyond. Menopause is not a disease--it's a planned change, like puberty. And just like puberty, we should be educated on what's to come years in advance, rather than the current practice of leaving people on their own with bothersome symptoms and too much conflicting information. Knowing what is happening, why, and what to do about it is both empowering and reassuring. Filled with practical, reassuring information, this essential guide will revolutionize how women experience menopause--including how their lives can be even better for it!

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  • Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century

    Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century

    Bruder, Jessica

    Employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves "workampers." Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects, accompanying them from job to job in the dark underbelly of the American economy, while celebrating their resilience and creativity.

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  • Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal your Mind

    Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal your Mind

    Brewer, Judson

    "A step-by-step plan clinically proven to break the cycle of worry and fear that drives anxiety and addictive habits. Judson Brewer explains how to uproot anxiety at its source using brain-based techniques and small hacks accessible to anyone. We think of anxiety as everything from mild unease to full-blown panic. But it's also what drives the addictive behaviors and bad habits we use to cope (e.g. stress eating, procrastination, doom scrolling and social media). Plus, anxiety lives in a part of the brain that resists rational thought. So we get stuck in anxiety habit loops that we can't think our way out of or use willpower to overcome. Dr. Brewer teaches us map our brains to discover our triggers, defuse them with the simple but powerful practice of curiosity, and to train our brains using mindfulness and other practices that his lab has proven can work. Distilling more than 20 years of research and hands-on work with thousands of patients, including Olympic athletes and coaches, and leaders in government and business, Dr. Brewer has created a clear, solution-oriented program that anyone can use to feel better - no matter how anxious they feel"--

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  • Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship

    Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship

    Raven, Catherine

    After receiving her PhD in biology, Raven lived in an isolated cottage in Montana, teaching remotely and leading field classes in Yellowstone National Park. Her only regular visitor was a fox, with whom she developed a friendship and from whom she learned about growth, loss, and belonging.

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