New Non-Fiction Books

Debbie Macomber's table : sharing the joy of cooking with family and friends / Debbie Macomber. cover
"For Debbie Macomber, food means family--recipes and holiday traditions are passed down through generations, and meals provide opportunities for everyone to gather and share their love. In this treasure trove you'll find one hundred delicious dishes that have become Debbie Macomber's staples, some inspired by her novels and others by family and friends..."-- Provided by publisher.
Michael Symon's playing with fire : BBQ and more from the grill, smoker, and fireplace / Michael Symon and Douglas Trattner ; photographs by Ed Anderson. cover
In preparing to open his barbecue restaurant, Michael Symon enthusiastically sampled smoked meat from across America. The 150 finger-licking, lip-smacking recipes here draw inspiration from his favourites. Michael offers expert guidance on working with different styles of grills and smokers, choosing aromatic woods for smoking, cooking various cuts of meat, and successfully pairing proteins with rubs, sauces, and sides. Print run 125,000.
Orthorexia : when healthy eating goes bad / Renee McGregor, RD ; foreword by Bee Wilson. cover
Orthorexia is an unhealthy obsession with eating only healthy food. It is closely related to anorexia, but focused on quality of food rather than quantity. But how do you know if you or a friend or loved one has crossed that line? And how much do you really know about the impact these diets, plans and detoxes are having on your body?
C++ templates : the complete guide / David Vandevoorde, Nicolai M. Josuttus, Douglas Gregor. cover
Templates are among the most powerful features of C++, but they are too often neglected, misunderstood, and misused. C++ Templates: The Complete Guide provides software architects and engineers with a clear understanding of why, when, and how to use templates to build and maintain cleaner, faster, and smarter software more efficiently. C++ Templates begins with an insightful tutorial on basic concepts and language features. The remainder of the book serves as a comprehensive reference, focusing first on language details, then on a wide range of coding techniques, and finally on advanced applications for templates. Examples used throughout the book illustrate abstract concepts and demonstrate best practices. Readers learn: The exact behaviors of templates -- How to avoid the pitfalls associated with templates -- Idioms and techniques, from the basic to the previously undocumented -- How to reuse source code without threatening performance or safety -- How to increase the efficiency of C++ programs -- How to produce more flexible and maintainable software -- This practical guide shows programmers how to exploit the full power of the template features in C++. -- Provided by publisher.
The read-aloud family : making meaningful and lasting connections with your kids / Sarah Mackenzie. cover
Champions the lifelong benefits of reading aloud to children and offers book lists, strategies, and tools parents can use to form deep and lasting connections with their kids.
Saladish : a crunchier, grainier, herbier, heartier, tastier way with vegetables / Ilene Rosen with Donna Gelb ; photographs by Joseph de Leo ; illustrations by Emma Dibben. cover
A "saladish" recipe is like a salad, and yet so much more. It starts with an unexpectedly wide range of ingredients, such as Japanese eggplants, broccoli rabe, shirataki noodles, Bosc pears, and chrysanthemum leaves. It emphasizes contrasting textures--toothsome, fluffy, crunchy, crispy, hefty. And marries contrasting flavors--rich, sharp, sweet, and salty. Toss all together and voila: an irresistible symphony that's at once healthy and utterly delicious.
The Perfectionists : How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World / Simon Winchester. cover
"The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement--precision--in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future." --Amazon.com.
Game engine architecture / Jason Gregory ; foreword by Richard Lemarchand. cover
"A 2010 CHOICE outstanding academic title, this updated book covers the theory and practice of game engine software development. It explains practical concepts and techniques used by real game studios, such as Electronic Arts and Naughty Dog. Suitable for both beginners and seasoned engineers, the text includes all the required mathematical background. Examples are grounded in specific technologies, but the discussions extend beyond any particular engine or API. This edition adds new material, including a chapter on audio"-- Provided by publisher.
The art of gathering : how we meet and why it matters / Priya Parker. cover
"A bold new approach to how we gather that will transform the ways we spend our time together--at work, at home, in our communities, and beyond. In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker argues that the gatherings in our lives are lackluster and unproductive--which they don't have to be. We rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the people involved. At a time when coming together is more important than ever, Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play. Drawing on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world, Parker takes us inside events of all kinds to show what works, what doesn't, and why. She investigates a wide array of gatherings--conferences, meetings, a courtroom, a flash-mob party, an Arab-Israeli summer camp--and explains how simple, specific changes can invigorate any group experience. The result is a book that's both journey and guide, full of exciting ideas with real-world applications. The Art of Gathering will forever alter the way you look at your next meeting, industry conference, dinner party, and backyard barbecue--and how you host and attend them"-- Provided by publisher.
Men in Blazers present encyclopedia blazertannica : a suboptimal guide to soccer, America's "sport of the future" since 1972 / Roger Bennett and Michael Davies ; ghostwritten by Zlatan*. cover
"From the wildly popular soccer pundits, a hilarious and informative guide to the ever-more popular game. For more than a decade, the "Men in Blazers"--two balding transplants from Britain named Rog and Davo-- have stood at the center of our growing national obsession with soccer. Hundreds of thousands of fans tune in weekly to their podcast and television broadcast to get their analysis of the previous week's matches and soccer news. But for all their passion, many American fans are new to the sport: they weren't following it (or weren't yet born) when, for example, Maradona scored two of the most remarkable World Cup goals of all time in 1986, or when George Best was leading Manchester United to glory on the pitch and boozing and rampaging off of it. Now, Rog and Davo fill in all the gaps with this hugely entertaining and idiosyncratic guide to the sport they--and we--love. Published on the eve of the 2018 World Cup, this will be the book every soccer fan will need to have"-- Provided by publisher.
Damnation Island : poor, sick, mad & criminal in 19th-century New York / by Stacy Horn. cover
"It's now known as New York City's Roosevelt Island. Originally called Blackwell's Island, it housed a lunatic asylum, prison, hospital, workhouse and almshouse in the 19th century. This book re-creates what daily life was like on the island, what politics shaped it, and what constituted therapy and charity in the nineteenth century"-- Provided by publisher.
The stuff : unlock your power to overcome challenges, soar, and succeed / Dr. Sampson Davis and Sharlee Jeter ; with Marcus Brotherton. cover
The sister of baseball legend Derek Jeter and an emergency-room physician share stories from their personal experiences with tragedy as well as the inspiring stories of more than two dozen people who found the courage to keep going in the aftermath of loss.
DASH Diet for Renal Health : a Customized Program to Improve Your Kidney Function based on America's Top-Rated Diet / Sara Monk Rivera, Kristin Diversi. cover
Follow the DASH Diet To Help Control Your Kidney Disease. Eat Your Way to Better Kidney Function. If you have kidney disease, you've learned to live with a restricted diet in order to stay healthy. With this book, you can unleash the power of the scientifically proven DASH diet to improve renal function while enjoying a wide variety of delicious foods. The easy-to-follow meal plans, shopping tips and healthy swaps outlined in DASH Diet for Renal Health will help you create a bounty of tasty low-potassium and low-phosphorus recipes.
Robin / Dave Itzkoff. cover
"From New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff comes the definitive biography of Robin Williams-- a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers. From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his powerful Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative actor and comedian. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture, politics, and personal revelation-- all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another. But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams's comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt. In his comedy and in celebrated films like Dead Poets Society; Good Morning, Vietnam; The Fisher King; Aladdin; and Mrs. Doubtfire, he showcased his limitless gift for improvisation, bringing his characters to life and using humor to seek deeper truths. Itzkoff also shows how Williams struggled mightily with addiction and depression and with a debilitating condition at the end of his life that affected him in ways his fans never knew. Drawing on more than a hundred original interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, as well as extensive archival research, Robin is a fresh and original look at a performer whose work touched so many of our lives"--Book jacket.
Every day I'm hustling / Vivica A. Fox with Kevin Carr O'Leary. cover
The popular actress offers inspirational life lessons urging businesswomen to take charge of their own luck, sharing stories from her early family life and career, including behind-the-scenes anecdotes from her film work.
Butterfly : from refugee to Olympian - my story of rescue, hope, and triumph / Yusra Mardini with Josie Le Blond. cover
Yusra Mardini fled her native Syria to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a small dinghy full of refugees bound for Greece. When the small and overcrowded boat's engine cut out, it began to sink. Yusra, her sister and two others took to the water, pushing the boat for three and a half hours in open water until they eventually landed on Lesbos, saving the lives of the passengers aboard. Butterfly is the story of that remarkable woman, whose journey started in a war-torn suburb of Damascus and took her through Europe to Berlin and from there to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.