More new non-fiction has arrived!

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Nazi Hunger Politics by Gesine Gerhard

“Food played a central role in the Third Reich, to satisfy the daily needs of the people, to prepare Germany for war, to decrease the country’s dependence on food imports and as the foundation of a racial ideology that justified the murder of millions of Jews, prisoners of war and Slavs. This book is the first to address the topic of food during the Nazi Reich in a comprehensive way. It illustrates the importance of food in Nazi ideology, its use as a justification for war and as a tool in the genocide of Jews, civilians and Soviet soldier”–Provided by publisher.

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Watch Your Words : A Writing and Editing Handbook for the Multimedia Age by Marda Dunsky

Journalists — even those working simultaneously in print, on air and on the Web — trade in words. Using language well across platforms is a vital skill; the cleaner and clearer the text, the more effective the result. Watch Your Words, now in its fourth edition, is a brief and accessible handbook for mastering baseline knowledge of punctuation, grammar, usage and Associated Press style.

This new edition features a new quality-control guide to writing and editing. The guide covers accuracy and fact-checking; brevity and tightening; clarity; use of quotes and attribution; and basic editing principles. The new edition also incorporates current AP style and continues to offer language-skills self-tests with answer keys, as well as sections on spelling and copy-editing symbols. It is an excellent resource for use in both the classroom and the newsroom.

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Health Trackers : How Technology is Helping Us Monitor and Improve Our Health by Richard MacManus

“Thanks to new technologies, such as smartphone apps and personal genomics, self-tracking is revolutionizing the health and wellness industries. Through interviews with tech developers, early adopters, and medical practitioners, Richard MacManus explores what is being tracked, what tools and techniques are being used, the best practices of early adopters, and how self-tracking is changing healthcare”–Amazon.com.

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Toxic Friendships : Knowing the Rules and Dealing with the Friends Who Break Them by Suzanne Degges-White and Judy Pochel Van Tieghem

Good friends and healthy friendships are crucial to a woman’s well-being at every stage of her life. What happens when a friendship turns toxic? When a friend becomes hurtful or mistreats another? When a friend abandons another friend in a time of need? Here, the authors explore such toxic friendships and how women navigate the ups and downs, as well as how broken friendships can be mended, and bad friendships ended. Explaining and illustrating the various rules of friendship at various stages of life, the authors reveal what it takes to be a good friend, how to identify bad friends, and how to move forward when friendships sour.

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The Carrot Purple : and Other Curious Stories of the Food We Eat by Joel S. Denker

How many otherwise well-educated readers know that the familiar orange carrot was once a novelty? It is a little more than 400 years old. Domesticated in Afghanistan in 900 AD, the purple carrot, in fact, was the dominant variety until Dutch gardeners bred the young upstart in the seventeenth century. After surveying paintings from this era in the Louvre and other museums, Dutch agronomist Otto Banga discovered this stunning transformation.

The story of the carrot is just one of the hidden tales this book recounts. Through portraits of a wide range of foods we eat and love, from artichokes to strawberries, The Carrot Purple traces the path of foods from obscurity to familiarity. Joel Denker explores how these edible plants were, in diverse settings, invested with new meaning. They acquired not only culinary significance but also ceremonial, medicinal, and economic importance. Foods were variously savored, revered, and reviled.

This entertaining history will enhance the reader’s appreciation of a wide array of foods we take for granted. From the carrot to the cabbage, from cinnamon to coffee, from the peanut to the pistachio, the plants, beans, nuts, and spices we eat have little-known stories that are unearthed and served here with relish.

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Wonderfully Wordless : The 500 Most Recommended Graphic Novels and Picture Books by William Patrick Martin

Wonderfully Wordless: The 500 Most Recommended Graphic Novels and Picture Booksis the first comprehensive best book guide to wordless picture books (and nearly wordless picture books). It is an indispensable resource for parents and teachers who love graphic storytelling or who recognize the value of these exceptional books in working with different types of students, particularly preschool, English as a Second Language (ESL), and special needs, and creative writers. Every age group will benefit fromWonderfully Wordless, from babies and toddlers encountering their first books, to elementary age children captivated by the popular fantasy and adventure themes, to teenagers attracted to graphic novels because of their more intense content and comic book format. Even adults who are not yet readers will benefit from this uniquely authoritative resource because it will provide a bridge to literacy and give them books that they can immediately share with their children. –Publisher

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Privacy in the Age of Big Data : Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights, and Protecting Your Family by Theresa M. Payton and Theodore Claypoole ; foreword by the honorable Howard A. Schmidt

Highlights the many positive outcomes of digital surveillance and data collection while also outlining those forms of data collection to which we may not consent, and of which we are likely unaware.

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Getting Gamers : The Psychology of Video Games and Their Impact on the People Who Play Them by Jamie Madigan

Video games are big business. They can be addicting. They are available almost anywhere you go and are appealing to people of all ages. They can eat up our time, cost us money, even kill our relationships. But it’s not all bad! This book will show that rather than being a waste of time, video games can help us develop skills, make friends, succeed at work, form good habits, and be happy. Taking the time to learn what’s happening in our heads as we play and shop allows us to approach games and gaming communities on our own terms and get more out of them.

 

 

 

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