New Non-Fiction Books

How to make disease disappear / Dr. Rangan Chatterjee ; photography by Susan Bell. cover
A simple, accessible program to promote better health and prevent and reverse disease focuses on making changes in four key areas: food, relaxation, sleep, and movement.
Artificial intelligence / by John Paul Mueller and Luca Massaron. cover
The term "Artificial Intelligence" has been around since the 1950s, but a lot has changed since then. Today, AI is referenced in the news, books, movies, and TV shows, and the exact definition is often misinterpreted. Artificial Intelligence For Dummies provides a clear introduction to AI and how it́⁰9Сs being used today. Inside, you'll get a clear overview of the technology, the common misconceptions surrounding it, and a fascinating look at its applications in everything from self-driving cars and drones to its contributions in the medical field. -- from Amazon description.
Bella figura : the art of living, loving, and eating the Italian way / Kamin Mohammadi. cover
"One woman's story of finding beauty, and herself--and a practical guide to living a better life, the Italian way! Kamin Mohammadi, a magazine editor in London, should have been on top of the world. But after heartbreak and loneliness, the stress of her "dream life" was ruining her physical and mental health. Gifted a ticket to freedom--a redundancy package and the offer of a friend's apartment in Florence--Kamin took a giant leap. It did not take her long to notice how differently her new Italian neighbors approached life: enjoying themselves, taking their time to eat and drink, taking their lives at a deliberately slower pace. Filled with wonderful characters--from the local bartender/barista who becomes her love adviser, to the plumbers who fix her heating and teach her to make pasta al pomodoro--here is a mantra for savoring the beauty and color of every day that Italians have followed for generations, a guide to the slow life for busy people, a story of finding love (and self-love) in unlikely places, and an evocative account of a year living an Italian life"-- Provided by publisher.
Born with wings : the spiritual journey of a modern Muslim woman / Daisy Khan. cover
"Raised in a progressive Muslim family in the shadows of the Himalayan mountains, where she attended a Catholic girls school, Daisy experienced culture shock when her family sent her to the States to attend high school in a mostly Jewish Long Island suburb. Ambitious and talented, she quickly climbed the corporate ladder after college as an architectural designer in New York City. Though she loved the freedom that came with being a career woman, she felt that something was missing from her life. One day a friend suggested that she visit a Sufi mosque in Tribeca. To her surprise, she discovered a home there, eventually marrying the mosque's imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, and finding herself, as his wife, at the center of a community in which women turned to her for advice. Guided by her faith, she embraced her role as a women's advocate and has devised innovative ways to help end child marriage, fight against genital mutilation, and, most recently, educate young Muslims to resist the false promises of ISIS recruiters"--Amazon.com.
What to feed your baby & toddler : a month-by-month guide to support your child's health & development / Nicole M. Avena, PhD ; with recipes by Charity Ferreira. cover
"A science-based manual for feeding babies exactly what they need to hit physical and intellectual milestones from 6 to 24 months, with 60 recipes. World-renowned research neuroscientist, nutrition expert, and author of What to Eat When You're Pregnant Dr. Nicole M. Avena presents an essential guide for new parents on feeding babies during their critical first two years. Answering common questions about picky eaters, food allergies, diversifying baby's appetite, eating out or on the go, feeding baby at daycare or when with another caregiver, and food safety, this comprehensive guide offers easy monthly meal plans and baby-friendly, nutrient-rich recipes designed to support your baby's developmental milestones"-- Provided by publisher.
Our towns : a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America / James Fallows and Deborah Fallows. cover
"A unique, revelatory portrait of small-town America: the activities, changes, and events that shape this mostly unseen part of our national landscape, and the issues and concerns that matter to the ordinary Americans who make these towns their home. For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-prop airplane, visiting small cities and meeting civic leaders, factory workers, recent immigrants, and young entrepreneurs, seeking to take the pulse and discern the outlook of an America that is unreported and unobserved by the national media. Attending town meetings, breakfasts at local coffee shops, and events at local libraries, they have listened to the challenges and problems that define American lives today. Our Towns is the story of their journey--an account of their visits to twenty-one cities and towns: the individuals they met, the stories they heard, and their portrait of the many different faces of the American future"-- Provided by publisher.
The starter garden handbook : a cook's guide to growing your own food / Alice Mary Alvrez. cover
Here in one pretty package is everything you need to know to have your garden and eat it, too!... Whether you aspire to green rookie level, eco-master or full-on gardening guru , you can lean to grow your own food and help the planet every week of the year.
The happiness curve : why life gets better after 50 / Jonathan Rauch. cover
Draws on cutting-edge scientific studies to discuss the U-shaped trajectory of happiness, which declines from the optimism of youth before surging upward again after age fifty, and offers ways to endure the slump during midlife.
The addiction solution : treating our dependence on opioids and other drugs / by Lloyd I. Sederer, MD. cover
Offers an examination of drug use, abuse, and treatment, offering clinical and scientific knowledge, case studies, and policy suggestions intended to help drug users, their families, and communities deal with the problem.
Overcoming opioid addiction : the authoritative medical guide for patients, families, doctors, and therapists / Adam Bisaga, MD, with Karen Chernyaev. cover
From a leading addiction expert, a desperately needed medical guide to understanding, treating, and finally defeating opioid use disorder.--Amazon.com
Feast by firelight : simple recipes for camping, cabins, and the great outdoors / Emma Frisch ; photography by Christina Holmes. cover
"Feast by Firelight offers solution-oriented recipes that make cooking outdoors feel effortless and downright fun and it shows how to utilize clever cooking methods, prep food at home, and pack smart. The book includes recipes for camp cooking as well as detailed menus, shopping and equipment lists, and tips showing how to prepare before you leave. Featuring 70 accessible recipes, it is the first of its kind in the outdoor-cooking niche to pair useful information with evocative photography of finished dishes and useful illustrations (such as how to pack a cooler and how to build a fire), setting a new standard for camping cookbooks." --amazon.com.
Planting for honeybees : the grower's guide to creating a buzz / Sarah Wyndham Lewis. cover
Our gardens would be unrecognizable without the gentle buzz of the humble honeybee. Yet in recent years, bee populations have suffered from the loss of green spaces and need our help. Planting for Honeybees is a charmingly illustrated, practical guide on how to help attract these delightful pollinators - whether you only have a city window ledge or a whole country garden. With advice on the blooms to grow, and when and where to plant them, this book reveals the tips and tricks to creating a buzz and a better future for our apian friends.--COVER.
The suburban micro-farm : modern solutions for busy people / Amy Stross. cover
Outlines the ways to run a suburban homesteading garden, covering such topics as developing and nurturing healthy soil, using permaculture techniques, and making money with crops.
Preschool clues : raising smart, inspired, and engaged kids in a screen-filled world / Angela C. Santomero with Deborah Reber. cover
"The award-winning creator of Blue's Clues, Super Why!, and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood shares the secret sauce behind her shows' powerful, transformative results in the form of eleven research-based, foundational "clues" to ensure that preschoolers flourish academically, socially, and emotionally during this critical time"-- Provided by publisher.