New Nonfiction

Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land

Author: N. Scott Momaday

ISBN: 9780063009332

A beautifully written and poignant tribute to the Earth, from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet N. Scott Momaday. One of the most distinguished voices in American letters, N. Scott Momaday has devoted much of his life to celebrating and preserving Native American culture, especially its oral tradition. A member of...

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Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year

Author: Allie Esiri

ISBN: 9780143134374

Make Shakespeare a part of your daily routine with Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year, a yearlong collection of passages from Shakespeare's greatest works. Drawing from the full spectrum of plays and sonnets to mark each day of the year, whether it's a scene from Hamlet to celebrate Christmas...

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Lightning Flowers: My Journey to Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life

Author: Katherine E. Standefer

ISBN: 9780316450362

What if a lifesaving medical device causes loss of life along its supply chain? That's the question Katherine E. Standefer finds herself asking one night after being suddenly shocked by her implanted cardiac defibrillator. In this gripping, intimate memoir about health, illness, and the invisible reverberating effects of our medical...

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Accidentally Wes Anderson

Author: Wally Koval

ISBN: 9780316492737

Accidentally Wes Anderson began as a personal travel bucket list, a catalog of visually striking and historically unique destinations that capture the imagined worlds of Wes Anderson. Now, inspired by a community of more than one million Adventurers, Accidentally Wes Anderson tells the stories behind more than 200 of the...

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Metazoa: Animal Life and the Birth of the Mind

Author: Peter Godfrey-Smith

ISBN: 9780374207946

In his acclaimed 2016 book Other Minds, the philosopher and scuba diver Peter Godfrey-Smith explored the mind of the octopus -- the closest thing to an intelligent alien on earth, as he put it. In Metazoa, Godfrey-Smith expands his inquiry to animals at large, investigating the evolution of subjective awareness...

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Republic of Wrath: How American Politics Turned Tribal, From George Washington to Donald Trump

Author: James A. Morone

ISBN: 9780465002443

American politics seems to be in an unprecedented uproar. But in this revelatory work of political history, James A. Morone shows that today's rancor isn't what's new -- the clarity of the battle lines is. Past eras were full of discord, but the most contentious question in American society --...

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Black Hole Survival Guide

Author: Janna Levin

ISBN: 9780525658221

Throughout her career, astrophysicist Janna Levin has focused, alongside her research, on making the science she studies not just accessible, but, perhaps more important, intriguing to the nonscientist. And that is what she has done again here, helping us to understand the black hole: perhaps the most opaque theoretical construct...

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How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices

Author: Annie Duke

ISBN: 9780593418482

What do you do when you're faced with a big decision? If you're like most people, you probably make a pro and con list, spend a lot of time obsessing about decisions that didn't work out, get caught in analysis paralysis, endlessly seek other people's opinions to find just that...

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The Law Book

Author: DK

ISBN: 9780744020410

From the philosophical, religious, and moral codes of the world's earliest societies, such as the Law Code of Hammurabi and the Ten Commandments, through groundbreaking legislation such as The Book of Punishments, Magna Carta and the Slavery Abolition Act, The Law Book offers an engaging and accessible overview of legal...

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OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?: A Non-Boring Guide to How Our Democracy is Supposed to Work

Author: Ben Sheehan

ISBN: 9780762498482

Do you know what the Constitution ACTUALLY says? p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Calibri} This witty and highly relevant annotation of our founding document is the go-to guide to how our government really works (or is supposed to work) . p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font...

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Investing For Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson

ISBN: 9781119716495

This new edition of Investing For Dummies provides a slow-and-steady-wins-the-race message and helps readers overcome the fear and anxiety associated with recent economic events, from men and women who are beginning to develop an investing plan or want to strengthen their existing investment portfolios, and employees making decisions regarding investing...

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Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains

Author: Kerri Arsenault

ISBN: 9781250155931

Kerri Arsenault grew up in the rural working class town of Mexico, Maine. For over 100 years the community orbited around a paper mill that employs most townspeople, including three generations of Arsenault's own family. Years after she moved away, Arsenault realized the price she paid for that seemingly secure...

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Bones: Inside and Out

Author: Roy A. Meals MD

ISBN: 9781324005322

A lively, illustrated exploration of the 500-million-year history of bone, a touchstone for understanding vertebrate life and human culture.Human bone is versatile and entirely unique: it repairs itself without scarring, it's lightweight but responds to stresses, and it's durable enough to survive for millennia. In Bones, orthopedic surgeon Roy A...

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The Best Presidential Writing: From 1789 to the Present

Author: Craig Fehrman

ISBN: 9781476788531

.From the early years of our nation's history, when George Washington wrote his humble yet powerful Farewell Address, to our current age, when Barack Obama delivered his moving speech on the fiftieth anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery marches, America's presidents have upheld a tradition of exceptional writing. Now, for the first...

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The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person

Author: Frederick Joseph

ISBN: 9781536217018

"We don't see color." "I didn't know Black people liked Star Wars!" "What hood are you from?" For Frederick Joseph, life as a transfer student in a largely white high school was full of wince-worthy moments that he often simply let go. As he grew older, however, he saw these...

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The Particulars of Peter: Dance Lessons, DNA Tests, and Other Excuses to Hang Out with My Perfect Dog

Author: Kelly Conaboy

ISBN: 9781538717868

The author met Peter in the spring of 2017. He--calm, puppy-eyed, with the heart of a poet and the soul of, also, a poet--came to her first as a foster. He was unable to stay with his previously assigned foster for reasons that are none of your business, but which...

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Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells

Author: Harold McGee

ISBN: 9781594203954

From Harold McGee, James Beard Award-winning author and leading expert on the science of food and cooking, comes an extensive exploration of the awe-inspiring world of smell. In Nose Dive, McGee takes us on a sensory-filled adventure, from the sulfurous nascent earth more than four billion years ago, to the...

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The Hidden Life of Ice: Dispatches from a Disappearing World

Author: Marco Tedesco

ISBN: 9781615196999

Barely inhabited, the Arctic is an alien world to most of us. It also holds critical clues about the future of our planet. In The Hidden Life of Ice, Marco Tedesco invites us to Greenland, where he and his fellow scientists are doggedly researching the dramatic changes afoot. Following the...

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Author: Eric Gansworth

ISBN: 9781646140138

How about a book that makes you barge into your boss's office to read a page of poetry from? That you dream of? That every movie, song, book, moment that follows continues to evoke in some way?The term "Apple" is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for...

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Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos, With an Introduction by Walter Isaacson

Author: Jeff Bezos

ISBN: 9781647820718

In this collection of Jeff Bezos's writings - his unique and strikingly original annual shareholder letters, plus numerous speeches and interviews that provide insight into his background, his work, and the evolution of his ideas - you'll gain an insider's view of the why and how of his success. Spanning...

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Ask Me What's for Dinner One More Time: Inappropriate Thoughts on Motherhood

Author: Meredith Masony

ISBN: 9781982117962

Meredith Masony founded That's Inappropriate in 2014 as an innocent and humorous way to chronicle her chaotic days as a working mom, child wrangler, and busy wife. It soon evolved into a massive, dynamic community of parents - now nearly three million strong - brought together by their shared belief...

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How Are We Going to Explain This: Our Future on a Hot Earth

Author: Jelmer Mommers

ISBN: 9781982163136

Journalist Jelmer Mommers has discovered that bringing up the subject of climate change is a great way to ruin a conversation. Most people prefer to look away, resigned to an apocalyptic fate. But the climate crisis does not have to signify The End. Mommers argues that there are ways we...

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An Outsider's Guide to Humans: What Science Taught Me About What We Do and Who We Are

Author: Camilla Pang PhD

ISBN: 9781984881632

Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eight, Camilla Pang struggled to understand the world around her. Desperate for a solution, she asked her mother if there was an instruction manual for humans that she could consult. With no blueprint to life, Pang began to create her own...

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