New Non-Fiction Books

Without precedent : John Marshall and his times / Joel Richard Paul. cover
A portrait of the influential chief justice, statesman, and diplomat illuminates his pivotal role in the establishment of the Constitution and Supreme Court and recounts his work as an advisor to multiple presidents.
The food explorer : the true adventures of the globe-trotting botanist who transformed what America eats / Daniel Stone. cover
Documents the adventures and legacy of nineteenth-century botanist and food explorer David Fairchild to reveal the stories of how diverse crops ranging from avocadoes and mangoes to seedless grapes and pomegranates were introduced to America from faraway cultures.
The future of humanity : terraforming Mars, interstellar travel, immortality, and our destiny beyond Earth / Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York. cover
"Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility--and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources, or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, we must face the reality that humans will one day need to leave planet Earth to survive as a species. World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, intimate detail the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals how cutting-edge developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars. He then takes us beyond the solar system to nearby stars, which may soon be reached by nanoships traveling on laser beams at near the speed of light. Finally, he brings us beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, to the possibility of immortality, showing us how humans may someday be able to leave our bodies entirely and laser port to new havens in space. With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars"-- Provided by publisher.
Educated : a memoir / Tara Westover. cover
"Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Tara Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it."--Provided by publisher.
Superfans : into the heart of obsessive sports fandom / George Dohrmann. cover
"A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist pulls back the curtain on the extraordinary inner lives of America's most obsessive sports fans. There are fans, and then there are fanatics. In this wondrously immersive look at American sports fandom, George Dohrmann travels the country to find out what distinguishes an ordinary, everyday enthusiast from that special breed of supporter known as the superfan. In Minnesota, Dohrmann meets newly minted generals of the Viking World Order, a Minnesota Vikings affinity group organized along military lines. In Oregon, he shares a few beers with a determined soccer fan who amassed--almost singlehandedly--a four-thousand-strong cheering section for the fledgling Portland Timbers. In Illinois, he talks with the parents of a five-year-old boy whose intense hatred of Tom Brady went viral on YouTube. Through these and other intimate profiles, Dohrmann shows us the human faces behind the colored face paint, the real people inside the elaborate costumes who prowl the stands and parking lots at stadiums from coast to coast. In addition to the fans themselves, Dohrmann also talks with the experts who study them. He uses the latest thinking in sports psychology--some of it learned during a spirited round of miniature golf with a group of professors at the annual Sports Psychology Forum--to unravel the answers to such burning questions as: How does fandom begin? What are its effects on everyday life? When does it go too far? For everyone who's ever body-painted their torso with the team colors of their alma mater before heading off to a sports bar--or even just screamed at their television during the final minute of an NBA Finals game, Superfans offers an entertaining and insightful exploration of the many ways human beings find meaning in something bigger than themselves. PRAISE FOR GEORGE DOHRMANN'S PLAY THEIR HEARTS OUT Winner of the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting Winner of the Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Youth Sports "A tour de force of reporting, filled with deft storytelling and vivid character studies."--The Washington Post "Often heartbreaking, always riveting."--The New York Times Book Review "One of the finest sports books of all time."--Harper's Magazine "Amazing stuff. the Friday Night Lights of youth basketball."--Leigh Montville, author of Sting Like a Bee "A landmark achievement in basketball journalism."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Tremendous."--The Plain Dealer "Indispensable."--The Wall Street Journal"-- Provided by publisher.
Eloquent rage : a black feminist discovers her superpower / Brittney Cooper. cover
"So what if it's true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us [in this memoir] that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting"--Dust jacket flap.
Lunch-Hour Embroidery : 130 playful motifs from a to z / illustrated by Adrienne Smitke. cover
Sneak in a few stitches during lunchtime, car time, game time--anytime. Embroider motifs onto bags, clothing, linens, and more, or follow the easy instructions inside to display your embroidery. Projects are perfectly portable, so anyone can steal a few seconds to stitch no matter where they go!
Lose weight by eating : detox week : twice the weight loss in half the time with 130 recipes for a crave-worthy cleanse / Audrey Johns. cover
The author of the popular blog by the same name draws on the experiences of her own weight-loss journey to outline customizable approaches to dieting, in a reference that is complemented by dozens of recipes for meals designed to accelerate weight loss by naturally raising the metabolism.
Eat your feelings : the Food Mood Girl's guide to transforming your emotional eating / Lindsey Smith. cover
More than 100 recipes to satisfy every craving. The Food Mood Girl shows you how you can transform your lifestyle by learning from your cravings and using mood-boosting ingredients every day in this humorous, lighthearted take on your typical diet book...
Fit in 10 : slim & strong for life! : Simple meals and easy exercise for lasting weight loss in minutes a day! / Jenna Bergen Southerland, Prevention® Fitness Director. cover
"Based on the successful video franchise from Prevention, Fit in 10 is a plan for even the busiest woman: exercise for 10 minutes per day and prep clean recipes in 10 minutes or less." -- From summary.
The MetaShred diet : your 28-day rapid fat-loss plan : simple, effective, amazing / Michael Roussell. cover
"Men’s Health nutrition advisor and weight loss expert Michael Roussell destroys the myth that healthy weight loss needs to be limited to 1 to 2 pounds per week ― and gives you an all-new program to prove it. The MetaShred Diet is a science-backed, 28-day plan to lose fat and keep it off ― for good! Roussell combines the latest nutrition science with an easy-to-use plan that allows people to lose up to 15 pounds in just 28 days. By discovering your personal zsecret weight loss window,y you’ll learn to combine the exact right amount of calorie reduction with the ideal amount of calorie burn. We’ve taken the best parts of low-carb and low-fat diet principles to create the ideal weight loss plan. With The MetaShred Diet’s delicious and simple recipes, you can easily control your calories ― so you don’t need to count them ― and create the optimal hormonal environment to burn fat."--Page 4 of cover.
Achtung baby : an American mom on the German art of raising self-reliant children / Sara Zaske. cover
"When Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she knew the transition would be challenging, especially when she became pregnant with her second child. She was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a great deal of freedom--much more than Americans. In Berlin, kids walk to school by themselves, ride the subway alone, cut food with sharp knives, and even play with fire. German parents did not share her fears, and their children were thriving. Was she doing the opposite of what she intended, which was to raise capable children? Why was parenting culture so different in the States? Through her own family's often funny experiences as well as interviews with other parents, teachers, and experts, Zaske shares the many unexpected parenting lessons she learned from living in Germany. Achtung Baby reveals that today's Germans know something that American parents don't (or have perhaps forgotten) about raising kids with 'selbstandigkeit' (self-reliance), and provides practical examples American parents can use to give their own children the freedom they need to grow into responsible, independent adults." --
Remodel success : home remodeling done right, on time, and on budget / Monica D. Higgins. cover
"Most homeowners are uninformed and ill-prepared for big-ticket remodels. The knowledge they do have often comes from reality-TV home makeover shows that gloss over the ingredients essential to success. This book by a construction management pro gives homeowners increased confidence in making remodeling decisions, and peace of mind. Learn the six biggest mistakes people make when building a remodeling dream team, painless ways to shave the budget, what to do when your contractor isn't listening, and where to find financing. In the coming years, home remodeling activity is projected to accelerate, maintaining a growth rate above its long-term trend, according to Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies. Use the guide's exercises and checklists to help you develop and articulate your remodeling goals, make decisions that align with your vision, and manage details, relationships, and budget."--
One knife, one pot, one dish : simple French feasts at home / Stéphane Reynaud ; photographs by Marie-Pierre Morel. cover
"Rustic and approachable, Reynaud's favorite meals require just one pan or pot, can be prepared in about ten minutes, and then are left in the oven to bake or on the stovetop to simmer. From the classics, such as coq au vin, pot-au-feu, and côte de boeuf, to more inventive takes on French cuisine, including a wide selection of vegetarian dishes, the more than 150 recipes are built for no-fuss family dinners and elegant yet simple gatherings. In addition to warm, hearty one-pot meals, there are one-pan desserts, such as the ultimate preparation of an apple tart, quick-to-make appetizers, and decadent cheese courses. A richly illustrated guide to French comfort food, One Knife, One Pot, One Dish serves up all of the romance of a classic French bistro or brasserie without demanding hours in the kitchen."--Page [4] of cover.
Baby at the table : a 3-step guide to weaning the Italian way / Michela and Emanuela Chiappa. cover
"A 3-step guide to making your favourite meals their favourite flavours Michela and Emanuela's Italian approach to weaning will have your baby eating solid food and enjoying meals with the whole family by the time they celebrate their first birthday. Involving clever combinations of simple ingredients, no special kit, and under 15 minutes' preparation time for each recipe, your baby will quickly progress from basic no-cook purees to interesting snacks and delicious fresh meals eaten at the table. The 3-Step Guide: Baby: a foolproof introduction to their first steps in food - 6-8 months: enjoying a variety of flavours - 8-10 months: exploring textures - 10-12 months: experiencing first meals - clever natural teething solutions - 'masking it' tricks Toddler: happy, healthy tummies for them and a stress-free life for you - finger foods - speedy lunchtime meals - travel and lunchbox solutions - quick-fix snacks - tips on dealing with picky eaters Femily: feed your whole family (baby included) one meal - recipes for Brunches, Speedy Dinners, One-pot Meals, Desserts and Bakes - tasty Italian classics you'll return to again and again: Red pepper and super-bean Bolognese Speedy cheat's pizza Fish pies in a mug Chicken pot pie Salmon and sweet potato parcel Chocolate ricotta pudding - '4-ways-with' sections for porridge, pesto, eggs, jacket potatoes and leftovers - healthy make-ahead meal ideas - how to get the kids involved Make your favourite meals their favourite flavours A new approach to baby weaning that will have your baby eating solid food and Italian meals with the whole family by the time they are 12 months old. In a very short space of time, see your baby progress from basic no-cook purees, to interesting snacks and delicious fresh meals eaten at the table with the rest of the family. With minimal equipment, short ingredients lists and no more than 15 minutes preparation time for each recipe, Michela has done the thinking so you don't have to. The 3-step guide: Baby: a foolproof ABC guide to introducing a wide variety of flavours (6-8 months), exploring textures (8-10 months) and enjoying their first meals (10-12 months and beyond), with recipes for no-cook purees, 3-ingredient purees and a wealth of ideas from natural teething solutions to 'masking it' tricks Toddler: from tips on how to deal with picky eaters, through to speedy lunchtime meals, travel and lunchbox solutions and quick-fix snacks, this section will equip you with all the stress-free tools needed to keep toddler tummies happy and healthy Family: ditch 'kids' meals in favour of feeding the whole family (baby included) the same meal; offering recipes for Italian classics that any family will want to eat and return to again and again. Includes ingenious '4-ways with' recipes for things like pesto, eggs and potatoes and make ahead meals such as Red pepper and super bean bolognese, Rainbow gnocchi, Chicken pot pie and Salmon and sweet potato fishcakes." --Publisher's description.