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What's the Use?: How Mathematics Shapes Everyday Life
What's the Use?: How Mathematics Shapes Everyday Life
By Stewart, Ian
2021-08 - Basic Books
9781541699489 Check Our Catalog

 

See the world in a completely new way as an esteemed mathematician shows how math powers the world--from technology to health care and beyond.

Almost all of us have sat in a math class, wondering when we'd ever need to know how to find the roots of a polynomial or graph imaginary numbers. And in one sense, we were right: if we needed to, we'd use a computer. But as Ian Stewart …More
 

The Cult of We: Wework, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion
The Cult of We: Wework, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion
By Brown, Eliot
Author Farrell, Maureen
2021-07 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780593237113 Check Our Catalog

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER - "If I had to make a list of top five business books of all time, this would be on it. It's just so damn engrossing."--Christopher Mims, Wall Street Journal tech columnist

The definitive inside story of WeWork, its audacious founder, and what its epic unraveling says about a financial system drunk on the elixir of Silicon Valley …More
 

How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes: Science-Based Strategies for Better Parenting--From Tots to Teens
How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes: Science-Based Strategies for Better Parenting--From Tots to Teens
By Wenner Moyer, Melinda
2021-07 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780593086933 Check Our Catalog

 

How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes is a clear, actionable, sometimes humorous (but always science-based) guide for parents on how to shape their kids into honest, kind, generous, confident, independent, and resilient people...who just might save the world one day.

As an award-winning science journalist, Melinda Wenner Moyer was regularly asked to investigate and address all …More
 

T: The Story of the Hormone That Dominates, Divides, and Drives Us
T: The Story of the Hormone That Dominates, Divides, and Drives Us
By Hooven, Carole
2021-07 - Henry Holt & Company
9781250236067 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Through riveting personal stories and the latest research, Harvard evolutionary biologist Carole Hooven shows how testosterone drives the behavior of the sexes apart and how understanding the science behind this hormone is empowering for all.

Since antiquity--from the eunuchs in the royal courts of ancient China to the booming market for "elixirs of youth" in nineteenth-century …More
 

Committed: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training
Committed: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training
By Stern, Adam
2021-07 - Mariner Books
9780358434733 Check Our Catalog

 

Grey's Anatomy meets One L in this psychiatrist's charming and poignant memoir about his residency at Harvard.

Adam Stern was a student at a state medical school before being selected to train as a psychiatry resident at one of the most prestigious programs in the country. His new and initially intimidating classmates were high achievers from the Ivy League and other …More
 

All Made Up
All Made Up
By Nudson, Rae
2021-07 - Beacon Press
9780807059685 Check Our Catalog

 

A fascinating journey through history and culture, examining how makeup affects self-empowerment, how people have used it to define (and defy) their roles in society, and why we all need to care

There is a history and a cultural significance that comes with wearing cat-eye-inspired liner or a bold red lip, one that many women feel to this day, even if we don't realize exactly why. …More
 

Across the Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings
Across the Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings
By Swift, Earl
2021-07 - Custom House
9780062986535 Check Our Catalog

 

 

THRILLING. ... Up-end[s] the Apollo narrative entirely so that every earlier American venture into space was preparation for the last three trips to the moon. --The Times (London)

A brilliantly observed (Newsweek) and endlessly fascinating (WSJ) rediscovery of the final Apollo moon landings, …More
 

London's Number One Dog Walking Agency
London's Number One Dog Walking Agency
By Macdougall, Kate
2021-07 - William Morrow & Company
9780063059788 Check Our Catalog

 

 

" Sparkles with humor, joy and wit. London's Number One Dog-Walking Agency bounds along with the energy of a rambunctious pup and exudes the wisdom of a beloved canine with an old soul (you know the type). -- BookPage

The irresistibly charming memoir of a young woman who started her own business as a dog walker for London's busy, …More
 

The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetuated in the Name of Science
The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetuated in the Name of Science
By Kean, Sam
2021-07 - Little Brown and Company
9780316496506 Check Our Catalog

 

 

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold history of science's darkest secrets, "a fascinating book [that] deserves a wide audience" (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

Science is a force for good in the world--at least usually. But sometimes, when obsession gets the better of scientists, they twist a noble pursuit into something …More
 

How to Love Animals: In a Human-Shaped World
How to Love Animals: In a Human-Shaped World
By Mance, Henry
2021-07 - Viking
9781984879653 Check Our Catalog

 

A personal journey into our evolving relationships with animals, and a thought-provoking look at how those bonds are being challenged and reformed across disciplines

We love animals, but does that make the animals' lives any happier? With factory farms, climate change and deforestation, this might be the worst time in history to be an animal. If we took animals' experiences …More
 

Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor's Code and Corrupted the Justice Department
Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor's Code and Corrupted the Justice Department
By Honig, Elie
2021-07 - Harper
9780063092365 Check Our Catalog

 

 

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

CNN Senior Legal Analyst Elie Honig exposes William Barr as the most corrupt attorney general in modern U.S. history, with stunning new scandals bubbling to the surface even after Barr's departure from office.

In Hatchet Man, former federal prosecutor Elie Honig uncovers Barr's unprecedented abuse of power as Attorney …More
 

It's Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything
It's Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything
By Biberdorf, Kate
2021-07 - Park Row
9780778389422 Check Our Catalog

 

In this fresh and engaging guide to chemistry, Dr. Kate Biberdorf, aka "Kate the Chemist," reveals the fascinating science we experience every day

Have you ever wondered what makes dough rise? Or how your morning coffee gives you that energy boost? Or why your shampoo is making your hair look greasy? The answer is chemistry. From the moment we wake up until the time we …More
 

The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis
The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis
By Conklin, Christina
Author Psaros, Marina
Foreword by Susskind, Lawrence
2021-07 - New Press
9781620974568 Check Our Catalog

 

A beautiful and engaging guide to global warming's impacts around the world

Our planet is in peril. Seas are rising, oceans are acidifying, ice is melting, coasts are flooding, species are dying, and communities are faltering. Despite these dire circumstances, most of us don't have a clear sense of how the interconnected crises in our ocean are affecting the climate system, food webs, …More
 

Mystical Stitches: A Treasury of Embroidery Symbols for Personal Empowerment and Magical Embellishment
Mystical Stitches: A Treasury of Embroidery Symbols for Personal Empowerment and Magical Embellishment
By Johnson, Christi
Foreword by Hart, Alexandra Jacopetti
2021-06 - Storey Publishing
9781635863345 Check Our Catalog

 

Explore personal transformation through the stitching of dreams and intentions. Anything but ordinary, Mystical Stitches combines the beloved and accessible craft of embroidery with a spiritual element, introducing a rich treasury of 200 magical symbols you can use to set an intention and create personal icons to wear or embellish items in the home. Christi Johnson offers unique patterns …More
 

Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen: Exploring the Emotional Lives of Black Women
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen: Exploring the Emotional Lives of Black Women
By Burnett-Zeigler, Inger
2021-06 - Amistad Press
9780062959829 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Black women are beautiful, intelligent and capable --but mostly they embrace strong. Esteemed clinical psychologist, Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler, praises the strength of women, while exploring how trauma and adversity have led to deep emotional pain and shaped how they walk through the world.

Black women's strength is intimately tied to their unacknowledged …More
 

Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance
Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance
By Stanley, Jessamyn
2021-06 - Workman Publishing
9781523505210 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Finding self-acceptance both on and off the mat.

In Sanskrit, yoga means to "yoke." To yoke mind and body, movement and breath, light and dark, the good and the bad. This larger idea of "yoke" is what Jessamyn Stanley calls the yoga of the everyday--a yoga that is not just about perfecting your downward dog but about applying the hard lessons learned on the mat to the even …More
 

Twice as Hard: Navigating Black Stereotypes and Creating Space for Career Success
Twice as Hard: Navigating Black Stereotypes and Creating Space for Career Success
By Sofoluke, Raphael
Author Sofoluke, Opeyemi
2021-06 - DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
9780744039931 Check Our Catalog

 

An inspirational book about what it means to be Black in the working world, with practical steps on how to overcome prejudice to find success

This book is an exercise in building your network. We've spoken to over 40 successful business people to help you gain from their advice and create space for your own personal growth.

Twice As …More
 

Modern Mending: How to Minimize Waste and Maximize Style
Modern Mending: How to Minimize Waste and Maximize Style
By Lewis-Fitzgerald, Erin
2021-06 - Search Press
9781782219606 Check Our Catalog

 

Creatively mend and customize your old clothes to revitalize your outfits and save the planet

Bring new life to your old clothes and fabrics with this fun, easy-to-follow guide to modern mending.

Across the globe, we send tonnes of clothing to landfill each year. In fact, clothing consumption in the UK and US are one of the highest in the world. But the good news is that mending is …More
 

The Gut-Immune Connection: How Understanding Why We're Sick Can Help Us Regain Our Health
The Gut-Immune Connection: How Understanding Why We're Sick Can Help Us Regain Our Health
By Mayer, Emeran
2021-06 - Harper Wave
9780063014787 Check Our Catalog

 

 

From one of today's leading experts on the emerging science of the microbiome comes a ground-breaking book that offers, for the first time, evidence that the gut-microbiome plays a pivotal role in the health crises of the twenty-first century.

In his acclaimed book, The Mind-Gut Connection, physician, UCLA professor, and researcher Dr. Emeran Mayer offered …More
 

In the Heights: Finding Home
In the Heights: Finding Home
By Miranda, Lin-Manuel
Author Hudes, Quiara Alegría
Author McCarter, Jeremy
2021-06 - Random House
9780593229590 Check Our Catalog

 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The eagerly awaited follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda's new book gives readers an extraordinary inside look at In the Heights, his breakout Broadway debut, written with Quiara Alegr�a Hudes, now a Hollywood blockbuster.

"[An] exuberant, unique, and invaluable record of …More
 

Prince and the Parade and Sign "o" the Times Era Studio Session: 1985 and 1986
Prince and the Parade and Sign "o" the Times Era Studio Session: 1985 and 1986
By Tudahl, Duane
Foreword by John, Elton
2021-06 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
9781538144510 Check Our Catalog

 

From Prince's superstardom to studio seclusion, this second book in the award-winning Prince Studio Sessions series spotlights how Prince, the biggest rock star on the planet at the time, risked everything to create some of the most introspective music of his four-decade career. Duane Tudahl takes us on an emotional and intimate journey of love, loss, rivalry, and renewal revealed through …More
 

Liquids Till Lunch: And 11 Other Practical Actions to Move Forward Every Day
Liquids Till Lunch: And 11 Other Practical Actions to Move Forward Every Day
By Ghiyam, Maryruth
2021-06 - HarperOne
9780063047853 Check Our Catalog

 

 

A dozen life-changing and easy-to-follow actions everyone can replicate regardless of budget or time, from the renowned health expert and founder of MaryRuth Organics, one of the fastest growing health brands in the world.

MaryRuth's brand embodies her core mission--to help others feel and perform their best. Liquids Till Lunch encapsulates her philosophy, …More
 

The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid
The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid
By Wright, Lawrence
2021-06 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780593320723 Check Our Catalog

 

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, and the pandemic novel The End of October: an unprecedented, momentous account of Covid-19--its origins, its wide-ranging repercussions, and the ongoing global fight to contain it

A book of panoramic breadth ... managing to surprise us about even those episodes we ... thought we …More
 

What Fresh Hell Is This?: Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You
What Fresh Hell Is This?: Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You
By Corinna, Heather
2021-06 - Hachette Go
9780306874765 Check Our Catalog

 

What to Expect When You're Not Expected to Expect Anything Anymore

Did you see the title and flame-filled cover of this book, and did your weary, sweaty, confused, and exasperated soul scream, That one That is the book for me ? If so, I'd first like to extend my deepest sympathies, an ice pack, and some of these very helpful edibles. If it's three in the morning as you're …More
 

The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health Through Facts and Feminism
The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health Through Facts and Feminism
By Gunter, Jen
2021-05 - Citadel Press
9780806540665 Check Our Catalog

 

An Instant New York TimesWashington PostUSA TodaySan Francisco Chronicle, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller!

#1 Canadian Bestseller

Just as she did in her groundbreaking bestseller The Vagina Bible, Dr. Jen Gunter, the internet's most fearless advocate for women's health, brings you empowerment through knowledge …More
 

The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve
The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve
By Walker, Rheeda
Foreword by Akbar, Na'im
2020-05 - New Harbinger Publications
9781684034147 Check Our Catalog

 

 

An unapologetic exploration of the Black mental health crisis--and a comprehensive road map to getting the care you deserve in an unequal system.

We can't deny it any longer: there is a Black mental health crisis in our world today. Black people die at disproportionately high rates due to chronic illness, suffer from poverty, under-education, and the effects of racism. This book …More
 

A Course Called America: Fifty States, Five Thousand Fairways, and the Search for the Great American Golf Course
A Course Called America: Fifty States, Five Thousand Fairways, and the Search for the Great American Golf Course
By Coyne, Tom
2021-05 - Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
9781982128050 Check Our Catalog

 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Globe-trotting golfer Tom Coyne has finally come home. And he's ready to play all of it.

After playing hundreds of courses overseas in the birthplace of golf, ​Coyne, the author of A Course Called Ireland and A Course Called Scotland, returns to his own birthplace and delivers a rollicking love letter to golf in the …More
 

Freedom
Freedom
By Junger, Sebastian
2021-05 - Simon & Schuster
9781982153410 Check Our Catalog

 

A profound rumination on the concept of freedom from the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe.

Throughout history, humans have been driven by the quest for two cherished ideals: community and freedom. The two don't coexist easily. We value individuality and self-reliance, yet are utterly dependent on community for our most basic needs. In this intricately crafted and …More
 

Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire
Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire
By Stone, Brad
2021-05 - Simon & Schuster
9781982132613 Check Our Catalog

 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A masterful book." --Marc Levinson, The Washington Post

"A juicy tour of the company Bezos built."--The New York Times Book Review

From the bestselling author of The Everything Store, an unvarnished picture of Amazon's unprecedented growth and its billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, revealing …More
 

Notes on Grief
Notes on Grief
By Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
2021-05 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780593320808 Check Our Catalog

 

From the globally acclaimed, best-selling novelist and author of We Should All Be Feminists, a timely and deeply personal account of the loss of her father.

Essential. --Booklist

Notes on Grief is an exquisite work of meditation, remembrance, and hope, written in the wake of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's beloved father's death in the …More
 

Planet Palm: How Palm Oil Became an Ingredient in Everything--And Endangered the Earth
Planet Palm: How Palm Oil Became an Ingredient in Everything--And Endangered the Earth
By Zuckerman, Jocelyn C.
2021-05 - New Press
9781620975237 Check Our Catalog

 

 

In the tradition of Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation, a groundbreaking global investigation into the industry ravaging the environment and global health--from the James Beard Award-winning journalist

Over the past few decades, palm oil has seeped into every corner of our lives. Worldwide, palm oil production has nearly doubled in just the last decade: oil-palm …More
 

Father Figure: How to Be a Feminist Dad
Father Figure: How to Be a Feminist Dad
By Shapiro, Jordan
2021-05 - Little, Brown Spark
9780316459969 Check Our Catalog

 

A thoughtful and "utterly mind-blowing" exploration of fatherhood and masculinity in the 21st century (New York Times).

There are hundreds of books on parenting, and with good reason--becoming a parent is scary, difficult, and life-changing. But when it comes to books about parenting identity, rather than the nuts and bolts of raising children, nearly all are about what …More
 

Raised in the Kitchen: Making Memories from Scratch One Recipe at a Time
Raised in the Kitchen: Making Memories from Scratch One Recipe at a Time
By Cheney, Carrian
2021-04 - Shadow Mountain
9781629728452 Check Our Catalog

 

From the time her children were toddlers, family cooking blogger Carrian Cheney found creative ways to get her children interested in cooking, partly to teach them basic kitchen skills so they could be part of the solution when they were hungry and partly to instill in them a joy of creating and presenting delicious meals, as her own mother had taught her.

From food prep to clean-up, this …More
 

The Resistance Training Revolution: Why Lifting Weights Is the Exercise Solution for Our Modern Health Problems
The Resistance Training Revolution: Why Lifting Weights Is the Exercise Solution for Our Modern Health Problems
By Di Stefano, Sal
2021-04 - Hachette Go
9780306923784 Check Our Catalog

 

Burn fat, build lean, sexy muscles, lose inches, and feel healthier, more energetic, and youthful than you ever have in your life...with a revolutionary new approach to resistance training.

Tired of spending hours on the treadmill? Dealing with the joint paint of high impact exercise? And seeing very few results in terms of fat-burning and weight loss? If so, it's time to join the …More
 

The Lighter Step-By-Step Instant Pot Cookbook: Easy Recipes for a Slimmer, Healthier You--With Photographs of Every Step
The Lighter Step-By-Step Instant Pot Cookbook: Easy Recipes for a Slimmer, Healthier You--With Photographs of Every Step
By Eisner, Jeffrey
2021-04 - Voracious
9780316706377 Check Our Catalog

 

Easy, healthy Instant Pot recipes from popular Pressure Luck blogger and YouTube star Jeffrey Eisner--lightening up comfort-food favorites for wholesome everyday eating Jeffrey Eisner's internationally bestselling Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook was the easiest-to-follow set of Instant Pot recipes ever assembled--showing even the most reluctant cooks how to make magic in …More
 

Fast Burn!: Melt Fat for Good--2 Plans, 2 Months, 2 Sizes
Fast Burn!: Melt Fat for Good--2 Plans, 2 Months, 2 Sizes
By Smith, Ian K.
2021-04 - St. Martin's Press
9781250271587 Check Our Catalog

 

 

A motivational diet plan to blast fat--and keep it off--by Ian K. Smith, M.D., the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Clean & Lean.

New York Times bestselling author--and new anchor host of the syndicated television show The Doctors--Ian K. Smith, M.D.'s unique new plan takes intermittent fasting to the next level, combining the power …More
 

The Dash Diet: Lose Weight and Improve Your Heart Health in 21 Days
The Dash Diet: Lose Weight and Improve Your Heart Health in 21 Days
By Tew, Priya
2021-04 - Aster
9781783254064 Check Our Catalog

 

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Essential Oils to Boost the Brain and Heal the Body: 5 Steps to Calm Anxiety, Sleep Better, Reduce Inflammation, and Regain Control of Your Health
Essential Oils to Boost the Brain and Heal the Body: 5 Steps to Calm Anxiety, Sleep Better, Reduce Inflammation, and Regain Control of Your Health
By Cohen, Jodi
Foreword by Wahls, Terry
2021-03 - Ten Speed Press
9781984858603 Check Our Catalog

 

"A powerful new cutting-edge and evidence-based approach to help you safely improve digestion, energy, and focus and reverse chronic inflammation, chronic stress, and mood disorders."--Terry Wahls, MD, author of The Wahls Protocol

"A book you will learn from and refer back to for years to come."--Alan Christianson, New York Times bestselling author of The …More
 

Two Meals a Day
Two Meals a Day
By Sisson, Mark
Author Kearns, Brad
2021-03 - Grand Central Publishing
9781538736951 Check Our Catalog

 

The New York Times bestselling author of The Primal Blueprint and The Keto Reset Diet, Mark Sisson, turns his health and fitness expertise to the latest diet trend, which he has coined, "intermittent eating "

Are you sick and tired of struggling through regimented diets that work for a minute and then become unsustainable? Are you confused about the changing fads …More
 

Burn: New Science Reveals How Metabolism Shapes Your Body, Health, and Longevity
Burn: New Science Reveals How Metabolism Shapes Your Body, Health, and Longevity
By Pontzer, Herman
2021-03 - Avery Publishing Group
9780525541523 Check Our Catalog

 

One of the foremost researchers in human metabolism reveals surprising new science behind food and exercise.

We burn 2,000 calories a day. And if we exercise and cut carbs, we'll lose more weight. Right? Wrong. In this paradigm-shifting book, Herman Pontzer reveals for the first time how human metabolism really works so that we can finally manage our weight and improve our …More
 

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By Random House
Foreword by Paltrow, Gwyneth
2021-02 - Rodale Books
9780593232330 Check Our Catalog

 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "Dr. Will Cole clearly cares about his patients' health, and he addresses the widespread misconceptions about intermittent fasting while giving readers a tailored week-by-week plan to get back in touch with what their body truly needs."--Mark Hyman, MD, director, the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and author of Food …More
 

Yoga Bones: A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Pain and Orthopedic Injuries Through Yoga
Yoga Bones: A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Pain and Orthopedic Injuries Through Yoga
By Staton, Laura
2021-01 - Hachette Go
9780306846267 Check Our Catalog

 

Create a personalized, therapeutic, yoga-based plan to heal bodily pain and get you back to living the life you deserve. If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from an orthopedic condition, you understand the impact on your daily life. From neck pain to knee replacement and everything in between, Laura Staton uses yoga as a roadmap to restore function and life balance. This …More