Adult Non-fiction

These non-fiction books are new to our shelves in the last 30 days (most recent on top).

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When in doubt, play dead : life advice from an unexpected source / Ally Burguieres.
"The opossum—shy, awkward, resourceful, and deeply misunderstood yet thoroughly relatable—offers a model for seeing the world—and oneself—in an entirely fresh way...this book offers hope, inspiration, and encouragement to embrace life’s weird, wild, and w…
Group living and other recipes / Lola Milholland.
"Lola Milholland grew up in the nineties, the child of iconoclastic hippies. Both her parents threw open the doors of their rambling hous in Portland, Oregon, to long-term visitors and unusual guests in need of a place to stay. Years later, after college …
A home for all seasons / Kay Prestney & Becca Cherry.
"There are many benefits to seasonal living, which encourages us to live in harmony with nature as we mark the passing of the year. Each chapter of this book is dedicated to one of the four seasons. In the spring, celebrate new beginnings: bring in blosso…
Radical potholder weaving : techniques and inspiration for the potholder loom / Deborah Jean Cohen & Mary Clarke, Christine Olsen Reis, Andréa Scheidler, Kendal Rosenberger, Paula Royse.
"Inside this book youll find more than 100 patterns for your potholder looms: in plain weave, shadow weave, and twill. The majority of these are new, never charted for the small loom before, and the rest are strong classic patterns chosen to complete the …
Cloudspotting for beginners / Gavin Pretor-Pinney & William Grill.
This lavishly illustrated guide for cloud appreciators and sky lovers shows how clouds are formed, the altitudes they prefer, the curious shapes they take and how they affect other meteorological events.
Tiger, Tiger / James Patterson, Peter de Jonge.
"The impossible life of Tiger Woods--how did he become the GOAT, and what drove him to fall so spectacularly? In Patterson's hands, Tiger's story is a hole-in-one thriller. Filled with brand-new interviews, Tiger Woods is the first nonfiction collaboratio…
From Wall Street to the White House and back : the Scaramucci guide to unbreakable resilience / Anthony Scaramucci.
"Have you just been fired? Did that job you were hoping to get not pan out? Did you recently end up embarrassing yourself in a major way in front of people you really wanted to impress? Not to worry. There’s a way out of whatever you’re going through, an…
Crochet secrets from the Knotty Boss : over 100 tips & tricks to improve your crochet / Anna Leyzina.
"A collection of not-so-traditional crochet hacks meant to help troubleshoot many issues that typically arise with crocheting. The author covers everything from starting knots to perfect finishing techniques, and everything in between. This book can assis…
There is no Ethan : how three women caught America's biggest catfish / Anna Akbari.
"In 2011, three successful and highly educated women fell head over heels for the brilliant and charming Ethan Schuman. Unbeknownst to the others, each exchanged countless messages with Ethan, staying up late into the evenings to deepen their connections …
Blame the stars : a very good, totally accurate collection of astrological advice / by Heather Buchanan, creator of Horror Scoops.
"Welcome to the world of Horror Scoops: a weird and wonderful twist on classic zodiac signs. Meet passionate and wild Lemo (a.k.a. Leo), kind Lehbrah (Libra), steadfast Clopricrumb (Capricorn), Germini the Twrnnns (take two guesses), and others—signs whic…
JFK Jr. : an intimate oral biography / RoseMarie Terenzio and Liz McNeil.
This book provides a "comprehensive look at the real man behind the myth. Sharing never-before-told stories and insights, his closest friends, confidantes, lovers, classmates, teachers, and colleagues paint a vivid portrait of one of the most beloved figu…
We are experiencing a slight delay : tips, tales, travels / Gary Janetti.
"Gary Janetti has gained a devoted following, with a huge audience on social media, and two bestselling collections of essays under his belt. His new collection will prompt laughter but also delighted recognition as Janetti tackles the absurdity and glory…
Impossible monsters : dinosaurs, Darwin, and the battle between science and religion / Michael Taylor.
"When the twelve-year-old daughter of a British carpenter pulled some strange-looking bones from the country’s southern shoreline in 1811, few people dared to question that the Bible told the accurate history of the world. But Mary Anning had in fact disc…
The science of beauty : debunk the myths and discover what goes into your beauty routine / Dr. Michelle Wong a.k.a. Lab Muffin Beauty Science
"Unlock the secrets of skincare and understand the science behind your favorite beauty buys. Cosmetic science expert Dr. Michelle Wong (a.k.a. Lab Muffin Beauty Science) answers over 100 beauty and skincare questions, revealing the truth behind the bold m…
The new tourist : waking up to the power and perils of travel / Paige McClanahan.
"Through deep and perceptive dispatches from tourist spots around the globe—from Hawaii to Saudi Arabia, Amsterdam to Angkor Wat—The New Tourist lifts the veil on an industry that accounts for one in ten jobs worldwide and generates nearly ten percent of …
The Latino century : how America's largest minority is transforming democracy / Mike Madrid with Marcos Bretón.
"In 2020, Latinos became the second largest ethnic voting group in the country. They make up the largest plurality of residents in the most populous states in the union, as well as the fastest segment of the most important swing states in the US Electoral…
Women in the Valley of the Kings : the untold story of women Egyptologists in the Gilded Age / Kathleen Sheppard.
"The history of Egyptology is often told as yet one more grand narrative of powerful men striving to seize the day and the precious artifacts for their competing homelands. But that is only half of the story. During the so-called Golden Age of Exploration…
Sharks don't sink : adventures of a rogue shark scientist / Jasmin Graham, with Makeba Rasin.
"Sharks have been on this planet for over 400 million years, so there is a lot they can teach us about survival and adaptability. For example: how do sharks, which unlike other fish are denser than water, stay afloat? They keep moving. When Jasmin Graham,…
Code dependent : living in the shadow of AI / Madhumita Murgia.
"On the surface, a British poet, an UberEats courier in Pittsburgh, an Indian doctor, and a Chinese activist in exile have nothing in common. But they are in fact linked by a profound common experience—unexpected encounters with artificial intelligence. I…
Prairie man : my Little House life & beyond / Dean Butler.
"Cast just before his twenty-third birthday, Dean Butler joined Little House on the Prairie halfway through its run, gaining instant celebrity and fans’ enduring affection.Ironically, when the late, great Michael Landon remarked that Little House would ou…
The tree collectors : tales of arboreal obsession / written and illustrated by Amy Stewart.
"When Amy Stewart discovered a community of tree collectors, she expected to meet horticultural fanatics driven to plant every species of oak or maple. But she also discovered that the urge to collect trees springs from something deeper and more profound:…
Oxford American dictionary for learners of English / [senior editors: Jennifer Bradbery, Victoria Bull, Diana Lea].
"Oxford's new American Dictionaries for learners of English offer students a dictionary that is just right for their level. Written specifically for students working to improve their English language skills, these dictionaries support English learners, st…
My father's eyes, my mother's rage / Rose Brik.
"Rose delves into the intricate layers of the human experience with profound insight. Through her poetry she fearlessly navigates themes of the mother and father wound, childhood trauma, domestic violence, grief, mental health struggles, love, motherhood …
Evidence explained : citing history sources from artifacts to cyberspace [Fourth edition] / Elizabeth Shown Mills.
"For today’s family historians, records abound. In courthouses and warehouses, town halls and rectories, archives and attics, we find old records in every form imaginable. Technology also delivers documents and relics through many digital formats. Audio f…
Real food for fertility : prepare your body for pregnancy with preconception nutrition and fertility awareness / Lily Nichols RDN, CDE ; Lisa Hendrickson-Jack FAE, HRHP ; foreword by Aviva Romm, MD.
"If you’re ready to embark on the incredible journey of motherhood, there's no time like the present to prepare your body for the most vital role it will ever play—the creation of new life. In Real Food for Fertility, we explore the power of nutrition to …
Tilli's story : my thoughts are free / Tilli Schulze and Lorna Collier.
"The beautiful, safe, joyful places in young Tilli's imagination were her only refuge from the bombing that tore through the sky above her during World War II. Her thoughts were her only freedom from Hitler's Nazi tyranny, and they were her strength to su…
The last drop : solving the world's water crisis / Tim Smedley.
"Water scarcity is the next big climate crisis. Water stress - not just scarcity, but also water-quality issues caused by pollution - is already driving the first waves of climate refugees. Rivers are drying out before they meet the oceans, and ancient la…
Workbook for arguments : a complete course in critical thinking. Third edition / David R. Morrow & Anthony Weston.
"David Morrow and Anthony Weston build on Weston’s A Rulebook for Arguments to offer a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The third edition of Workbook includes: The entire text of the recent fifth edition of the Rulebo…
Unofficial guide to FamilySearch.org : how to find your family history on the world's largest free genealogy website [Expanded & updated] / Dana McCullough.
"Discover your ancestry on FamilySearch.org, the world's largest free genealogy website. This in-depth user guide shows you how to find your family in the site's databases of more than 3.5 billion names and millions of digitized historical records spannin…
Beginner's guide to genealogy : How to get started with your family research / Family Tree Magazine.
"Start your family history research! This easy-to-understand guide will help you find your ancestors efficiently and with confidence. Inside, you'll find expert advice on the basics of genealogy, with tutorials for building a family tree, finding and unde…
Leaving perfect.
"It's January 1983, and Abby is a junior at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After breaking up with her boyfriend, she slides into depression, unable to cope and terrified of other people. She buys a bus ticket home to East Lansing and begins co…
What we keep : advice from artists and designers on living with the things you love / Jean Lin ; [photography by Brooke Holm].
"Learn the refined art of display and get an insider’s education in collecting from gallerist Jean Lin. Follow in her footsteps and tour the unique and beautiful homes of more than a dozen dedicated collectors. Whether you're starting a new collection or…
The longest con : how grifters, swindlers, and frauds hijacked American conservatism / Joe Conason ; foreword by George T. Conway III.
"The Longest Con tells the fascinating story of the partisan con artists who have corrupted conservative politics in our time, creating a toxic phenomenon that culminated in the election of Donald Trump, a bumptious fraud whose checkered career and tawdry…
Stowaway : the disreputable exploits of the rat / Joe Shute.
"Rats are creatures which inspire fear and fascination in equal measure. Their lives are more closely entwined with humans than any other animal, but they remain the most misunderstood of all species. Yet, arguably no animal has sacrificed more in the pu…
The impactful vegan : how you can save more lives and make the biggest difference for animals and the planet / Robert Cheeke.
"When it comes to reducing animal suffering, many people aren't sure where to start or which options are most beneficial. Charitable donations? Volunteer work? Dining at vegan restaurants? Meatless Monday? But the truth is that you have far more power tha…
The language of the night : essays on writing, science fiction, and fantasy / Ursula K. Le Guin.
"[T]his collection of twenty-four essays....covers a wide range of topics and Le Guin's origins as a writer, her advocacy for science fiction and fantasy as mediums for true literary exploration, the writing of her own major works such as A wizard of Eart…
Black pill : how I witnessed the darkest corners of the internet come to life, poison society, and capture American politics / Elle Reeve.
"Award-winning journalist and CNN correspondent Elle Reeve was not surprised by the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. With years of in-depth research and on-the-ground investigative reporting under her belt, Reeve was aware of the preoccupat…
The Eater guide to New York City / by the editors of Eater ; illustrations by Naomi Otsu.
"With Eater experts leading the way, explore the best restaurants, food trucks, specialty shops, and farmers’ markets, digging into New York City’s key flavors and food culture, learning from those who’ve shaped and defined how the city eats. Eater City …
Mayo Clinic guide to home remedies : self-care solutions for everyday health concerns / medical editors, Cindy A. Kermott, M.D., M.P.H., and Gail M. Boriel M.B.B.S. M.P.H.
"Will drinking orange juice help prevent kidney stones? Is it true you can get rid of bad breath by chewing parsley? Does caffeine improve or worsen a headache? Today, greater responsibility is being placed on individuals to take steps at home to stay he…
Arctic traverse : a thousand-mile summer trekking the Brooks Range / Michael Engelhard.
"A...memoir that interweaves wilderness, homeland, cultural connections, historical figures, humor, and gritty experiences across northern Alaska, Arctic Traverse: A Thousand-Mile Summer of Trekking the Brooks Range takes readers along on a once-in-a-life…
John Quincy Adams : a man for the whole people / Randall Woods.
"In this masterful biography, historian Randall B. Woods peels back the many layers of John Quincy’s long life, exposing a rich and complicated family saga and a political legacy that transformed the American Republic. Born the first son of John and Abig…
I hate job interviews! : stop stressing. start performing. get the job you want. / Sam Owens.
"Go into your next job interview with confidence, ready to knock any question they throw at you out of the park! The key to landing that dream job or big promotion often comes down to how you perform in the job interview. After bombing some interviews ea…
The last human job : the work of connecting in a disconnected world / Allison J. Pugh.
"With the rapid development of artificial intelligence and labor-saving technologies like self-checkouts and automated factories, the future of work has never been more uncertain, and even jobs requiring high levels of human interaction are no longer safe…
What's Gaby cooking. Grilling all the things : 100+ recipes to make you an absolute pro / Gaby Dalkin.
"What's Gaby Cooking: Grilling All the Things is a healthy grilling book for every kind of griller—from first-timer to seasoned pro—from...author Gaby Dalkin. If you've ever been intimidated by the idea of grilling, ...Gaby Dalkin is here to help you conq…
My Roman history / Alizah Holstein.
"In this exquisite and profound memoir, a medieval historian traces her lifelong obsession with Rome and the encounters with the city's past and present that became fulcrum points in her life. From the time she first felt called to its gates as a high sch…
Digital SAT advanced / the staff of the Princeton Review.
"Designed specifically for advanced students who already feel confident on the SAT but want to push themselves toward that perfect SAT score, this book will help you: Conquer SAT content with 400+ of the toughest practice problems (both in the book and in…
Cactus country : a boyhood memoir / Zoë Bossiere.
"A striking literary memoir of genderfluidity, class, masculinity, and the American Southwest that captures the author's experience coming of age in a Tucson, Arizona, trailer park. Newly arrived in the Sonoran Desert, eleven-year-old Zoë's world is one o…
The art of dying : writings, 2019-2022 / Peter Schjeldahl ; foreword by Steve Martin ; introduction by Jarrett Earnest.
"The complete last essays of acclaimed writer Peter Schjeldahl, the great New Yorker art critic and Pulitzer Prize finalist. When the New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl published his widely read autobiographical essay "The Art of Dying" in December 2…
True Gretch : what I've learned about life, leadership, and everything in between / Gretchen Whitmer ; with Lisa Dickey.
"When Gretchen Whitmer was growing up, her beloved grandmother Nino taught her that you can always find something good in other people. 'Even the meanest person might have pretty eyes,' she would say. Nino’s words persuaded Whitmer to look for the good in…
The secret history of sharks : the rise of the ocean's most fearsome predators / John Long.
"From ancient megalodons to fearsome Great Whites, this is the complete, untold story of how sharks emerged as Earth's ultimate survivors, by a world-leading paleontologist Sharks have been fighting for their lives for 500 million years and are under dire…
The opt-out family : how to give your kids what technology can't / Erin Loechner.
"Discover a new and hopeful path forward as you consider your family's approach to social media, screen time, and technology.We've all heard the mind-boggling statistics about technology and social media use. The numbers don't lie; our obsession with smar…
The air they breathe : a pediatrician on the frontlines of climate change / Debra Hendrickson, MD.
"A timely, revelatory first look into the impact climate change has on children—the greatest moral crisis humanity faces today—by a pediatrician in the fastest warming city in America. Wildfires, hurricanes, and heat waves make headlines. But what is happ…
Catland : Louis Wain and the great cat mania / Kathryn Hughes.
"In 1900, Britain and America were in the grip of a cat craze. An animal that had for centuries been seen as a household servant or urban nuisance had now become an object of pride and deep affection. From presidential and royal families who imported exot…
Ask not : the Kennedys and the women they destroyed / Maureen Callahan.
"The Kennedy name has long been synonymous with wealth, power, glamor, and--above all else--integrity. But this carefully constructed veneer hides a dark truth: the pattern of Kennedy men physically and psychologically abusing women and girls, leaving a t…
Fire and rain : Nixon, Kissinger, and the wars in Southeast Asia / Carolyn Woods Eisenberg.
"Fire and Rain is a compelling, meticulous narrative of the way national security decisions formed at the highest levels of government affect the lives of individuals at home and abroad. By drawing these connections, Carolyn Woods Eisenberg brings to life…
Frommer's France [25th edition] / by Anna E. Brooke, [and others]
"Take the guesswork out of vacation planning. Frommer’s hires only seasoned experts, journalists who live in France either full-time or part-time, which means their advice doesn’t have to be second-guessed. It’s savvy, dependable, and not based on one or …
Taking London : Winston Churchill and the fight to save civilization / Martin Dugard.
"Great Britain, summer 1940. The Battle of France is over. The Battle of Britain is about to begin. Adolf Hitler’s powerful armies control Europe. England stands alone against this juggernaut, the whole world knowing it is only a matter of time before Naz…
We were illegal : uncovering a Texas family's mythmaking and migration / Jessica Goudeau.
"Seven generations of Jessica Goudeau’s family have lived in Texas, and her family’s legacy—a word she heard often growing up—was rooted in faith, right-living, and the hard work that built their great state. It wasn’t until her aunt mentioned a stowaway …
Mind magic : the neuroscience of manifestation and how it changes everything / James R. Doty, M.D.
"For decades the practice of manifestation has been widely dismissed as self-involved, materialistic pseudoscience. But as neuroscientist and recognized compassion leader Dr. James Doty reveals, manifestation introduces us to different possibilities, and …
Shadow men : the tangled story of murder, media, and privilege that scandalized jazz age America / James Polchin.
"On the morning of May 16, 1922, a young man’s body was found on a desolate road in Westchester County. The victim was penniless ex-sailor Clarence Peters. Walter Ward, the handsome scion of the family that owned the largest chain of bread factories in th…
The countryside : ten rural walks through Britain and its hidden history of empire / Corinne Fowler.
"The green fields, rugged highlands, and rolling hills of England, Scotland, and Wales are commonly associated with adventure, romance, and seclusion as well as literary figures like Jane Austen and William Wordsworth. But in reality, many of these rural …
Under a rock : a memoir / Chris Stein ; foreword by Debbie Harry.
"Debbie Harry defined iconic band Blondie’s look. Chris Stein—her performing partner, lover, and lifelong friend—was its architect and defined its sound. 'Parallel Lines', their third album, catapulted to #1, sold 20 million copies, and launched singles l…
Getting to know death : a meditation / Gail Godwin.
"Ingmar Bergman once said that an artist should always have one work between himself and death. When renowned author Gail Godwin tripped and broke her neck while watering the dogwood tree in her garden at age eighty-five, a lifetime of writing and publish…
Roe : the history of a national obsession / Mary Ziegler.
"What explains the insistent pull of Roe v. Wade? Abortion law expert Mary Ziegler argues that the U.S. Supreme Court decision, which decriminalized abortion in 1973 and was overturned in 2022, had a hold on us that was not simply the result of polarized …
Deep water : the world in the ocean / James Bradley.
"Seventy-one percent of the earth’s surface is ocean. These waters created, shaped, and continue to sustain not just human life, but all life on Planet Earth, and perhaps beyond it. They serve as the stage for our cultural history—driving human developmen…
Being Elisabeth Elliot / Ellen Vaughn.
"Elisabeth Elliot was a young missionary in Ecuador when members of a violent Amazonian tribe savagely speared her husband Jim and his four colleagues. And yet, she stayed in the jungle with her young daughter to minister to the very people who had thrown…
Haunted bars & pubs of Michigan / Nicole Beauchamp.
"Explore the spirits of Michigan's watering holes. From the picturesque shores of Manistique to the crystalline waters of Diamond Lake in Cassopolis, Michigan overflows with pubs and bars swirling with chilling legends. The decrepit ghost of Wattie Mullin…
Loving life as it is : a Buddhist guide to ultimate happiness / Chakung Jigme Wangdrak.
"Chakung Jigme Wangdrak gives concrete advice on how to reorient your thinking when faced with the challenges, mess, and chaos that inevitably occur in life. By embracing pain and suffering, you can learn to see their roots, begin to work with them, and e…
Feldafing Boys : uncovering my father's stolen childhood at an elite Nazi school, a memoir / Helene Munson.
"When Helene Munson finally reads her father, Hans Dunker’s, wartime journal, she discovers secrets he kept buried for seven decades. This is no ordinary historical document but a personal account of devastating trauma. During World War II, the Nazis trai…
Grief and grits : a daughter's journey of love and loss when the world was upside-down / Marsha Gray Hill.
"Though the worldwide pandemic affected each of us differently, this time of turmoil brought one thing into stark clarity: the value of human life. When tragedy begets triaging and certain demographics are seen as more disposable than others, what does th…
You deserve good gelato : reasons to travel the world, embrace failure, and do the sh*t that scares you / Kacie Rose.
"In 2021, Kacie decided to leave her life as a pro dancer in New York City and move to Italy--and she never looked back. Okay, that isn’t strictly true... In You Deserve Good Gelato, Kacie reflects on everything from travel fails and homesickness to the j…
Haunted Bay City Michigan / Nicole Beauchamp.
"At the base of the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron lies historic Bay City, a gorgeous town with a dark past. In its early days, a six-block strip known as Hell's Half Mile was an epicenter of debauchery and brutality. This tumultuous history has left a deep pa…
GMAT official guide quantitative review 2024-2025.
"GMAT Official Guide Quantitative Review 2024-2025: Includes Book + Online Question Bank + Digital Flashcards + Mobile App The GMAT™ Official Guide Quantitative Review provides focused practice to master the quantitative section of the exam with 200+ pra…
The salad lab : whisk, toss, enjoy! : recipes for making fabulous salads every day / Darlene Schrijver ; photography by Erin Kunkel.
"It all began when Darlene Schrijver was compiling her favorite salad recipes for her daughter who was off to college when a friend asked, 'Why don’t you film the directions for making recipes instead and post them on TikTok? She’s always on there anyway.…
GRE premium prep [2025] / the staff of the Princeton Review.
"Get the prep you need for your best GRE score with The Princeton Review, including 6 full-length practice tests (2 in the book and 4 online), topic reviews updated for the new exam, and exclusive access to premium online content." --publisher's website
Haunted Detroit / Nicole Beauchamp.
"Founded on the legend of the Nain Rouge, Detroit has haunted hotspots aplenty, each with its own blood-curdling tale. Music from pianos that play by themselves and crying apparitions echo throughout The Whitney mansion. Beginning at the time of its const…
Habsburgs on the Rio Grande : the rise and fall of the second Mexican Empire / Raymond Jonas.
"The story of how nineteenth-century European rulers conspired with Mexican conservatives in an outlandish plan to contain the rising US colossus by establishing Old World empire on its doorstep. The outbreak of the US Civil War provided an unexpected op…
Greekish : everyday recipes with Greek roots / Georgina Hayden.
"Full of simple Mediterranean recipes perfect for weeknight cooking and effortless weekend meals alike, Greekish is inspired by beloved author Georgina Hayden's Greek-Cypriot roots and travels. After a lifetime of collecting favorite dishes that are easy …
The United States governed by six hundred thousand despots : a true story of slavery : a rediscovered narrative, with a full biography / John Swanson Jacobs ; edited by Jonathan D. S. Schroeder.
"For one hundred and sixty-nine years, a first-person slave narrative written by John Swanson Jacobs—brother of Harriet Jacobs—was buried in a pile of newspapers in Australia. Jacobs’s long-lost narrative, The United States Governed by Six Hundred Thousan…
The garden against time : in search of a common paradise / Olivia Laing.
"In 2020, Olivia Laing began to restore an eighteenth-century walled garden in Suffolk, an overgrown Eden of unusual plants. The work brought to light a crucial question for our age: Who gets to live in paradise, and how can we share it while there’s stil…
A gentleman and a thief : the daring jewel heists of a Jazz Age rogue / Dean Jobb.
"A skilled con artist and perhaps one of the most charming, audacious burglars in history, Arthur Barry slipped in and out of the bedrooms of New York’s wealthiest residents, even as his victims slept only inches away. He befriended luminaries such as the…
Being and nothingness : an essay on phenomenological ontology / Jean-Paul Sartre ; translated by Sarah Richmond.
"In 1943, Jean-Paul Sartre published his masterpiece, Being and Nothingness, and laid the foundation of his legacy as one of the greatest twentieth century philosophers. A brilliant and radical account of the human condition, Being and Nothingness explore…
Natural soaps : indulge yourself with 16 eco-friendly recipes to make at home / Amélie Boué ; photos by Olivier Pravert ; English translation by Burravoe Translation Services.
Whether you're a seasoned soap maker or a complete beginner, learn to create stunning and sustainable soaps to keep or to gift. Delve into the science behind soap making and gain a deep understanding of the chemistry involved; learn about the properties o…
Beach life : home, heart & the sea / Lauren Liess.
"Thoughtful, nostalgic, inspiring, and laid-back, Beach Life delves into life by the sea and why we are drawn to it. From the homes to the food to the relaxed mindset and the therapeutic benefits of being near the ocean, life is different at the beach. C…
All the worst humans : how I made news for dictators, tycoons, and politicians / Phil Elwood.
"After nearly two decades in the Washington PR business, Elwood wants to come clean, by exposing the dark underbelly of the very industry that’s made him so successful. The first step is revealing exactly what he’s been up to for the past twenty years—and…
Natural cosmetics : indulge yourself with 20 eco-friendly recipes to make at home / Sara Duménil ; English translation by Burravoe Translation Services.
"Unlock the secrets of radiant, healthy skin with The Handmade Spa: Natural Cosmetics. This comprehensive book, written by Sara Duménil, the founder of French skincare company Formule Beauté, is a treasure trove of inspiration for anyone looking to create…
He never came home : interviews, stories, and essays from daughters on life without their fathers / edited by Regina R. Robertson.
"He Never Came Home is a collection of 22 personal essays written by girls and women who have been separated from their fathers by way of divorce, abandonment, or death. The contributors to this collection come from a wide range of different backgrounds i…
At the edge of empire : a family's reckoning with China / Edward Wong.
"The son of Chinese immigrants in Washington, DC, Edward Wong grew up among family secrets. His father toiled in Chinese restaurants and rarely spoke of his native land or his years in the People’s Liberation Army under Mao. Yook Kearn Wong came of age du…
Democracy or else : how to save America in 10 easy steps / Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Tommy Vietor ; with Josh Holloway.
"If you’re looking to navigate the chaotic, dunce-infested waters of American politics, Democracy or Else is here to help you tackle what might be the greatest question of our time: How do you get involved in the political process and make a real differen…
Boymom : reimagining boyhood in the age of impossible masculinity / by Ruth Whippman.
"As the culture wars rage, and masculinity has been politicized from all sides, feminist writer and mother of three boys Ruth Whippman finds herself conflicted and scared. While the right pushes a dangerous vision of fantasy manhood, her feminist peers of…
When the night comes falling : a requiem for the Idaho student murders / Howard Blum.
"The definitive, inside story of the Idaho murders from...author Howard Blum, whose groundbreaking coverage of the story was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Timed for a trial that will capture national attention, When the Night Comes Falling examines the …
Adventures in volcanoland : what volcanoes tell us about the world and ourselves / Tamsin Mather.
"In this captivating book from one of the most influential geochemists in the field, Tamsin Mather takes us along on her globe-spanning excursions from Nicaragua to Hawaii, Santorini to Ethiopia and beyond. With warmth and lyricism, she explores the cultu…
Cue the sun! : the invention of reality TV / Emily Nussbaum.
"From beloved New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum comes a groundbreaking narrative detailing the fights, egos, drama, and future presidents of reality television. Cue the Sun is a rollicking, deeply reported story about how the early reality TV business m…
The singularity is nearer : when we merge with Al / Ray Kurzweil.
"This successor volume to The Singularity Is Near explores how technology will refashion the human race in the decades to come. In this entirely new book, Ray Kurzweil brings a fresh perspective to advances in the singularity--assessing the progress of ma…
Becoming Earth : how our planet came to life / Ferris Jabr.
"The notion of a living world is one of humanity's oldest beliefs. Though scorned by scientists in the sixties and seventies, the facts supporting this concept have now become tenets of modern Earth system science, a relatively young field that studies th…
Why war? / Richard Overy.
"Why has war been such a consistent presence throughout the human past? A leading historian explains, drawing on rich examples and keen insight. Richard Overy is not the first scholar to take up the title question. In 1931, at the request of the League o…
The originalism trap : how extremists stole the Constitution and how we the people can take it back / Madiba K. Dennie.
"There is no one true way to interpret the Constitution, but that’s not what originalists want you to think. They’d rather we be held hostage to their 'objective' theory that our rights and liberties are bound by history—an idea that was once confined to …
The 9 pillars of resilience : the proven path to master stress, slow aging, and increase vitality / Dr. Stephen I. Sideroff ; foreword by Peter A. Levine.
"Empower yourself to conquer stress, enhance resilience, and improve overall wellness and longevity through an innovative approach. Individuals at all levels of society and income are feeling the exhausting effects of economic uncertainty, political uphe…
Back roads and better angels : a journey into the heart of American democracy / Francis S. Barry.
"Bringing together two of America’s unifying loves — road trips and Abraham Lincoln — Frank Barry takes readers on a thought-provoking journey into the heart of our democracy and the soul of our country. A year into his marriage and having never driven an…
Searching for seashells : an artist's guide to treasures on the beach / Jessie King Regunberg.
"Celebrate the amazing mollusk—and the timeless joy of walking along the seashore and picking up a treasure of a shell. A personal, passionate pocket field guide, infused with the spirit of an artist in love with her subject, Searching for Seashells is a …
The prince : the turbulent reign of Justin Trudeau / Stephen Maher.
"As one of the longest-surviving prime ministers and son of the legendary Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Justin Trudeau is near royalty in Canada. But how did this former high school teacher with no noteworthy accomplishments put together a team t…
Your caption has been selected : more than anyone could possibly want to know about the New Yorker cartoon caption contest / Lawrence Wood ; foreword by Bob Mankoff.
"Every week, thousands of people enter The New Yorker cartoon caption contest in hopes of seeing their name and caption in print. But only one person has made it to the finalists’ round an astounding fifteen times and won eight contests: Lawrence Wood, al…
Ireland [16th edition] / Isabel Albiston, Brian Barry, Fionn Davenport, Noelle Kelly, Catherine le Nevez, Neil Wilson.
"Lonely Planet's local travel experts reveal all you need to know to plan the trip of a lifetime to Ireland. Discover popular and off the beaten track experiences from tapping your toes to trad music in Dublin's world-famous Temple Bar to hiking the trai…
Metamorphoses : in search of Franz Kafka / Karolina Watroba.
"In 2024, exactly one hundred years after his death at the age of forty, readers all over the world will reach for the works of Franz Kafka. Many of them will want to learn more about the enigmatic man behind the classic books filled with mysterious court…
ACT prep plus 2025.
"Kaplan’s ACT Prep Plus 2025 has the detailed subject review, practice tests, and expert strategies you need to be prepared for test day. This ACT prep book includes hundreds of practice questions, online practice tests, and video lessons from our experts…
The questions that matter most : reading, writing, and the exercise of freedom / Jane Smiley.
"In The Questions That Matter Most [Smiley] offers penetrating essays on some of the aesthetic and cultural issues that mark any serious engagement with reading and writing. Beginning with a personal introduction tracing Smiley’s migration from Iowa to Ca…
White poverty : how exposing myths about race and class can reconstruct American democracy / Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II ; with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.
"One of the most pernicious and persistent myths in the United States is the association of Black skin with poverty. Though there are forty million more poor white people than Black people, most Americans, both Republicans and Democrats, continue to think…
Build like a woman : the blueprint for creating a business and life you love / Kathleen Griffith.
"From the self-made businesswoman and founder of the global platform Build Like A Woman comes the essential resource to unleash your business, take up space, and create your dream life. In a world of hustle culture and burnout, women don't want to lean in…
Beginners' Spanish / Mark Stacey and Angela González Hevia ; advisory editor Paul Coggle ; revised by Aurora Martín de Santa Olalla Sanchez.
"Beginners' Spanish is for absolute beginners and those who've had some previous experience with the language and want to refresh their knowledge. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Spanish. There a…
Any person is the only self : essays / Elisa Gabbert.
"Who are we when we read? When we journal? Are we more ourselves alone or with friends? Right now or in memory? How does time transform us and the art we love? In sixteen dazzling, expansive essays, the acclaimed essayist and poet Elisa Gabbert explores …
Cull of the wild : killing in the name of conservation / Hugh Warwick.
"Across the world, invasive species pose a danger to ecosystems. The UN Convention on Biological Diversity ranks them as a major threat to biodiversity on par with habitat loss, climate change and pollution. Tackling this isn't easy, and no one knows thi…
Orwell's ghosts : wisdoms and warnings for the twenty-first century / Laura Beers.
"George Orwell dedicated his career to exposing social injustice and political duplicity, urging his readers to face hard truths about Western society and politics. Now, the uncanny parallels between the interwar era and our own—rising inequality, censors…
The American transcendentalists : essential writings / edited and with an introduction by Lawrence Buell.
"Transcendentalism was the first major intellectual movement in U.S. history, championing the inherent divinity of each individual, as well as the value of collective social action. In the mid-nineteenth century, the movement took off, changing how Americ…
From the moment they met it was murder : double indemnity and the rise of film noir / Alain Silver and James Ursini.
"From actual murder to magazine fiction to movie, the history of Double Indemnity is as complex as anything that hit the screen during film noir’s classic period. A 1927 tabloid sensation 'crime of the century' inspired journalist and would-be crime-ficti…
Paris [14th edition] / Alexis Averbuck, Fabienne Fong Yan, Madeleine Rothery, Nicola Leigh Stewart, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Rooksana Hossenally.
"Lonely Planet's Paris is our most comprehensive guide that extensively covers all the city has to offer, with recommendations for both popular and lesser-known experiences. Admire masterpieces in the Louvre, sample French cuisine and window shop down bou…
Rewire : break the cycle, alter your thoughts and create lasting change / Nicole Vignola.
"In clear language, neuroscientist Nicole Vignola demystifies the science of breaking bad habits and how to make good ones, the principles of neuroplasticity, and neurohack methods for changing behavioral patterns. In the end, she helps you to see yoursel…
Hawai'i : off the beaten path / Sean Pager ; revised and updated by Catherine Caldwell.
"Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, Hawai'i Off the Beaten Path shows you the Aloha State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to cultural attractions you…
Chopping wood : thoughts & stories of a legendary American folksinger / Pete Seeger with David Bernz ; foreword by Arlo Guthrie.
"Chopping Wood is Pete Seeger up close and personal like never before. Derived from years of conversations between Seeger and his close friend and collaborator David Bernz, it takes readers on a uniquely personal journey through this legendary folksinger …
The truth about immigration : why successful societies welcome newcomers / Zeke Hernandez.
"Zeke Hernandez draws from nearly 20 years of research to answer all the big questions about immigration. He combines moving personal stories with rigorous research to offer an accessible, apolitical, and evidence-based look at how newcomers affect our lo…
The better, faster, crispier-than-takeout air fryer cookbook : over 75 quick & easy restaurant recipes / Ella Sanders, bestselling author of The skinny air fryer cookbook.
"Devour amazing restaurant-style eats whenever you want them with the ease of an air fryer! From appetizers and main events to desserts, The Better, Faster, Crispier-Than-Takeout Air Fryer Cookbook features more than 75 quick and tasty recipes inspired by…
The camping bible : the complete guide to life under canvas / Jen and Sim Benson.
"Whether it's a fast-and-light backpacking adventure, a sea kayak safari, a family camping trip, or simply living and cooking outside in your garden, camping can do it all. Offering an escape from the stresses of everyday life, the art of camping lies in …
The beginner's guide to DaVinci Resolve 18 / author: Chris Roberts, Simon Hall.
"DaVinci Resolve 18 is the world’s most advanced editing, visual effects, color correction, and audio post-production solution for feature films, television shows, and commercials. Its revolutionary workflow lets you switch between tasks with a single cli…
A cast away in Montana / Tim Schulz ; illustrations by Bob White ; foreword by Jerry Dennis.
" A Cast Away in Montana is the captivating story of a passionate angler’s first trip to Montana. Through Tim Schulz's humorous, insightful, and reflective storytelling, readers not only discover the thrill of pursuing elusive fish in stunning landscapes …
Elk love : a Montana memoir / Lynne Spriggs O'Connor.
"Having spent ten summers on the Blackfeet Indian reservation near Glacier National Park, part of her doctoral fieldwork for a PhD in Native American Art History, forty-two-year-old Lynne Spriggs thinks of Montana as her healing place. When she moves to “…
Looking for Andy Griffith : a father's journey / Evan Dalton Smith.
"Andy Griffith (1926-2012) is one of North Carolina’s most beloved exports, capturing America’s heart as Sheriff Andy Taylor. Evan Dalton Smith was born in the North Carolina Piedmont over four decades after Andy, just an hour south of Griffith’s hometown…
The wisdom of birds : essential life lessons for positivity and grace / Alison Davies.
This "illustrated book shares the infinite wisdom of birds, providing inspiration from these small but mighty creatures on how to live bravely and care for the things we love. Taking sixty of the world’s most amazing birds beautifully illustrated by Vict…
Knit a mini woodland : 20 tiny forest creatures to knit / Sachiyo Ishii.
"Choose from a whole forest of woodland favourites, from fierce bears and their playful cubs to mischievous raccoons, bouncing hares and noble stags. This...[book provides a] source of playful patterns, perfect for presents or playthings, and is a fantas…
Finding Fortunato : how a Peruvian adventure inspired the sweet success of a family chocolate business / Adam Pearson.
"Finding Fortunato, a business-adventure-travel-chocolate memoir that takes readers on an up close and personal journey into the northern Peruvian jungle to watch as last chance entrepreneurs accidentally stumble upon a thought to be extinct variety of ca…
Confidence : holding your seat through life's eight worldly winds / Ethan Nichtern.
"How do we stand firm amid the ups and downs of existence? In today’s culture of polarization and constant change, how do we find the confidence to navigate challenges? Is now really the time for meditation, for looking inward? What do we do with mindful…
The bourbon drinker's companion : a guide to American distilleries with travel advice, folklore, and tasting notes / by Colin Spoelman.
"The Bourbon Drinker’s Companion is an illustrated and narrative journey into the heart of American craft distilleries, taking readers from the well-known Jim Beam Booker Noe plant to craft whiskey brewers on the West Coast to the emerging new traditional…