Adult Non-fiction

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The unicorn project : a novel about digital disruption, developers, and overthrowing the ancient powerful order / Gene Kim.
"Unjustly blamed for a payroll outage, Maxine, a developer of the highest caliber, is exiled to the Phoenix Project. Once there, she finds development teams under immense pressure to deliver, paralyzed by a culture of fear and blame, and suffering from n…
House plants : a guide to choosing and caring for indoor plants / Lisa Eldred Steinkopf.
"If you want to raise beautiful plants successfully indoors, then Houseplants if for you. Indoor plants are a great way to bring nature into your home and practice your green thumb, and Houseplants is the perfect gift-able guide that shows you how! This…
Frommer's easyguide to New York City 2020 / by Pauline Frommer.
An easy-to-read guide full of expert travel advice on New York City.
Revolutionary love : a political manifesto to heal and transform the world / Rabbi Michael Lerner.
Rabbi Michael "Lerner challenges liberal and progressive forces to move beyond often weak-kneed and visionless politics to build instead a movement that can reverse the environmental destructiveness and social injustice caused by the relentless pursuit of…
The enemies of Rome : the barbarian rebellion against the Roman empire / Stephen P. Kershaw.
A narrative history of the Roman Empire from the point of view of the "barbarian" enemies of Rome. Rome's history follows a remarkable trajectory from its origins as a tiny village of refugees from a conflict zone to a dominant superpower. But throughout …
Don't believe a word : the surprising truth about language / David Shariatmadari.
"Everyone likes to think they know a bit about language: There are some words that you simply can't translate into English. The origin of a word tells you how it should be used. A dialect is inferior to a language. The problem is, none of these statements…
Boys & sex : young men on hookups, love, porn, consent, and navigating the new masculinity / Peggy Orenstein.
"Peggy Orenstein's Girls & Sex broke ground, shattered taboos, and galvanized conversations about young women's right to pleasure and agency in sexual encounters. It also had an unintended effect on its author: Orenstein realized that talking about girls …
The magical language of others : a memoir / E.J. Koh.
"After living in America for over a decade, Eun Ji's parents return to Korea for work, leaving fifteen-year-old Eun Ji and her brother behind in the family's new California home. Overnight, Eun Ji finds herself in a world made strange in her mother's abse…
Building a better world in your backyard, instead of being angry at bad guys / Paul Wheaton & Shawn Klassen-Koop.
"Luxuriant environmentalism. Make a huge, positive global difference from your own home! Prioritize comfort over sacrifice while saving thousands of dollars. Explore dozens of solutions and their impacts on carbon footprint, petroleum footprint, toxic …
You can only yell at me for one thing at a time : rules for couples / Patricia Marx ; illustrated by Roz Chast.
"The perfect Valentine's Day or anniversary gift: An illustrated collection of love and relationship advice from New Yorker writer Patricia Marx, with illustrations from New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. Everyone's heard the old advice for a healthy relati…
Leadership strategy and tactics : field manual / Jocko Willink.
"The ultimate guide on leadership from the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Extreme Ownership. In the military, a field manual provides instructions in simple, clear, step-by-step language to help soldiers complete their mission. In the civilian…
Father of lions : one man's remarkable quest to save the Mosul Zoo / Louise Callaghan.
"After two and a half years of ISIS occupation, and months of fighting between the militants and government forces, the Mosul Zoo was one of the few outdoor attractions still standing in Iraq's second city, its inhabitants kept alive by Abu Laith, a squar…
Start by believing : Larry Nassar's crimes, the institutions that enabled him, and the brave women who stopped a monster / John Barr & Dan Murphy.
"From ESPN journalists whose investigation garnered a Peabody Award, the full devastating story of former physician Larry Nassar's serial abuse of America's elite gymnasts and others, revealing the win-at-all-costs culture in youth athletics and higher ed…
Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope / Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
"Across the country, communities are struggling to stay afloat as blue-collar jobs disappear and an American dies of a drug overdose every seven minutes. Stagnant wages, weak education, bad decisions and a lack of health care force millions of Americans …
Uncanny valley : a memoir / Anna Wiener.
"The story of Anna Wiener's time spent working in Silicon Valley as the tech industry went through monumental changes"-- Provided by publisher.
Martha Stewart's organizing : the manual for bringing order to your life, home & routines / from the editors of Martha Stewart.
"How to organize everything, from America's most trusted lifestyle authority, with color photographs throughout and hundreds of ideas, projects, and tips"--Provided by publisher.
Modern flexitarian : plant-inspired recipes you can flex to add fish, meat, or dairy.
Transition to a plant-based diet without giving up fish, meat, and dairy completely. If you're concerned about your health and the environment but aren't quite ready to commit to a fully vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, a flexitarian diet will work for you.…
The reality game : how the next wave of technology will break the truth / Samuel Woolley.
"Despite all the attention paid to it, the problem of online disinformation is only getting worse. Social media may well play a role in the 2020 presidential election and other major political events. But that doesn't begin to describe what future propaga…
Wilmington's lie : the murderous coup of 1898 and the rise of white supremacy / David Zucchino.
"By 1898 Wilmington, North Carolina, was a shining example of a mixed-race community-a bustling port city with a thriving African American middle class and a government made up of Republicans and Populists, including black alderman, police officers, and m…
You're not listening : what you're missing and why it matters / Kate Murphy.
""An essential book for our times. How well we listen determines how we love, learn, and connect with one another, and in this moment when we need to hear and be heard more than ever, this thought-provoking and engaging book shows us how." -Lori Gottlieb,…
Why we can't sleep : women's new midlife crisis / Ada Calhoun.
"When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that other Generation X women were misera…
The guilty feminist : you don't have to be perfect to overthrow the patriarchy / Deborah Frances-White.
"In The Guilty Feminist, Deborah Fraser-White defines a new brand of feminists alongside the mainstream and the radical: the guilty. Those who subscribe to the core of feminism but...fill in the blank. But you got distracted trying face creams at a depart…
Failure to launch : why your twentysomething hasn't grown up...and what to do about it / Mark McConville, Ph.D..
"From an expert in adolescent psychology comes a groundbreaking, timely, and necessary guide for parents of the 2.2 million young adults in America who are struggling to find their way in the world"--Provided by publisher.
A woman makes a plan : advice for a lifetime of adventure, beauty, and success / Maye Musk.
"The international supermodel shares personal stories and lessons learned from a life of "living dangerously--carefully." Maye Musk at seventy-one is a fashionable, charming, jet-setting supermodel with a fascinating and tight-knit circle of family and fr…
Keto for life : reset your biological clock in 21 days and optimize your diet for longevity / Mark Sisson ; with Brad Kearns.
"Mark Sisson, bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet and publisher of the number one paleo blog, reveals a new ketogenic eating and lifestyle plan that promotes anti-aging and the longevity benefits of keto and resets your biological clock in just week…
Animalkind : remarkable discoveries about animals and revolutionary new ways to show them compassion / Ingrid Newkirk & Gene Stone ; foreword by Mayim Bialik.
"From the co-founder and president of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, and bestselling author Gene Stone comes Animalkind, a book that offers both a tour of the wonderful world of animals and a guide to simple ways in which we can reduce the harm we cause them in ou…
Rachel Maddow / Lisa Rogak.
"The first biography of the most popular anchor in cable news. Rachel Maddow has beaten the odds in a way that's novel in today's America: she uses her brain. In a world of banal and opinionated soundbites, she regularly crushes Sean Hannity's ratings tha…
The defined dish : healthy and wholesome weeknight recipes / Alex Snodgrass ; photography by Kristen Kilpatrick ; foreword by Melissa Urban.
"Home cooking was something Alex Snodgrass--founder of the popular The Defined Dish blog--grew up with in her small Teaxas hometown: for her, dinner time is family time. After starting her own family, Alex leaned into her passion for cooking and began e…
15-minute watercolor masterpieces : create frame-worthy art in just a few simple steps / Anna Koliadych.
"With this collection of easy, step-by-step instructions, unlocking your creativity with watercolor has never been easier. Follow along as Anna Koliadych, founder of DearAnnArt, guides you through painting your own watercolor masterpieces in just 15 minut…
The making of a man : how men and boys honor God and live with integrity / Tim Brown with James Lund.
"What exactly is manhood? How do guys get there? Tim Brown won the Heisman Trophy at Notre Dame and starred in the NFL for seventeen seasons. He left the game as a Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders legend and one of the most respected men in sports. Now 'Mr…
Maine & Acadia National Park / Regis St Louis, Adam Karlin.
Lonely Planet's Maine & Acadia National Park is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch the sun rise from the highest peak of Acadia, crack the shell of a freshly steamed …
Quit like a woman : the radical choice to not drink in a culture obsessed with alcohol / Holly Whitaker.
"For years, Holly Whitaker wore her workaholic-party-girl persona as a badge of honor, while privately feeling increasingly miserable. She believed that if she could just eat cleaner, save more money, and be more perfect, her life would finally snap into …
Eberron : rising from the last war  / Wizards RPG Team.
Whether aboard an airship or a train car, embark on thrilling adventures shrouded in intrigue! Discover secrets buried by years of devastating war, in which magic-fueled weapons threatened an entire continent. In the post-war world, magic pervades everyd…
Watercolor animals : tips, techniques, and step-by -step lessons for learning to paint whimsical artwork in vibrant watercolor / Shaunna Russell.
" With Colorways: Watercolor Animals, learn to paint all your favorite animals, from an elephant and a whale to a dog, cat, fish, and more. Each step-by-step demonstration shows not only how to capture the animal’s likeness, but also how to use color to c…
Costa Rica : inspire, plan, discover, experience / main contributor, Christoper Baker.
Discover Costa Rica with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you've even packed your bags. Go white-water rafting on the Río Pacuare, dine on succulent ceviche…
Becoming a fashion designer : masters at work / Lindsay Peoples Wagner.
"Go behind the scenes and be mentored by the best in the business to find out what it's really like, and what it really takes, to become a fashion designer. Lindsay Peoples Wagner profiles three influential New York designers--Christopher John Rogers, Bec…
Remembering the Civil War : the conflict as told by those who lived it / edited by Michael Barton and Charles Kupfer.
In the years following the American Civil War, many participants—generals, politicians, journalists, and soldiers—authored first-hand accounts of their unique experiences. As Alfred E. Smith of the Library of Congress wrote in 1998, “No chapter of America…
The land of the White Horse : visions of England / David Miles.
The White Horse at Uffington is an icon of the English landscape--a sleek, almost abstract figure 120 yards long which was carved into the green turf of the spectacular chalk scarp of the North Wessex Downs in the early first millennium BC. For centuries …
Yard and garden furniture : plans and step-by-step instructions to create 20 useful outdoor projects / Bill Hylton.
With tips on woodworking tools and techniques, step-by-step instructions and photos, supply lists, cutting plans, exploded views, and assembly views, you'll be equipped with the inspiration and guidance you need to complete a wide variety of yard and gard…
The new keto-friendly South Beach diet : rev your metabolism and improve your health with the latest science of weight loss / Arthur Agatston, M.D. with Judi Woolger, M.D.
"The original South Beach Diet defined the cutting edge of healthy weight loss. Now the creator of the classic plan combines his signature diet with the latest, most cutting-edge advances in healthy eating that are the basis for the ketogenic diet. With a…
Tiny habits : the small changes that change everything / BJ Fogg, PhD.
"Myth: Change is hard. Reality: Change can be easy if you know the simple steps of Behavior Design. BJ Fogg is here to change your life—and revolutionize how we think about human behavior. Based on twenty years of research and Fogg’s experience coaching …
Mediterranean Instant Pot : easy, inspired meals for eating well / America's Test Kitchen.
"Thanks to the Instant Pot, incorporating more vegetables, whole grains, beans, and seafood into your meals has never been so easy. With foolproof, flavor-packed recipes, this book explores the authentic flavors of cuisines ranging from Greek to Turkish …
Successful aging : a neuroscientist explores the power and potential of our lives / Daniel J. Levitin.
"A guide to the ultimate stage of human development. Recent studies show that our decision-making skills improve as we age and that our happiness levels peak at age eighty-two. In the ground-breaking book, Dr. Daniel J. Levitin...turns his keen insights…
The power of showing up : how parental presence shapes who our kids become and how their brains get wired / Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
"One of the very best scientific predictors for how any child turns out--in terms of happiness, academic success, leadership skills, and meaningful relationships--is whether at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them. In an age of…
Guardian of Guadalcanal : the World War II story of Coast Guard Medal of Honor recipient Douglas Munro / Gary Williams.
"Douglas Munro was exceptionally mission-focused, understanding that the war itself was won a single, bloody battle at a time, and that success on Guadalcanal was an imperative to success in the South Pacific Theater. As a leader, he was focused on the we…
Great moments of the U.S. Open : United States Golf Association / by Robert Williams & Michael Trostel ; with supervising editor, Rand Jerris ; photography by John Mummert ; foreword by Jack Nicklaus.
Celebrates the accomplishments of individual champions, sharing their inspirational stories and chronicling the extraordinary circumstances each faced.
The fashion careers guidebook / Julia Yates.
Presents information on all career aspects in the fashion industry, from fashion and accessory design to photography, modeling, retail management, and fashion styling, and provides education and experience requirements for each field.
The faithful way : remaining steadfast in an uncertain world / Cynthia Heald.
"In The Faithful Way, treasured Bible-study teacher Cynthia Heald challenges believers of all ages to remain faithful to guard their hearts and be on the alert against temptation. Our goal, no matter our age, should be to follow Christ well and finish str…
Going over home : a search for rural justice in an unsettled land / Charles D. Thompson, Jr.
Charles D. Thompson, Jr. was born in southwestern Virginia into an extended family of small farmers. Yet as he came of age he witnessed the demise of every farm in his family. Over the course of his own life of farming, rural education, organizing, and ac…
Islas / Emma Warren.
Isla is the first comprehensive cookbook to capture and celebrate the cuisine of Spains Mediterranean islands Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. With influences from the Spanish mainland regions Catalania and Valencia, and from further afield includ…
Michigan haunts. Public Places, Eerie Spaces / Jon Milan and Gail Offen ; foreword by Re. Gerald S. Hunter.
Michigan has two beautiful peninsulas that are connected by stories, legends, and mysteries. This book is the perfect glove compartment companion for exploring those paranormal parts of the Mitten State, as most of these hotels, restaurants, theaters, lig…
The monsters know what they're doing : combat tactics for dungeon masters / by Keith Ammann.
"From the creator of the popular blog The Monsters Know What They're Doing comes a tactics guide for Dungeon Masters. In the course of a Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) game, a Dungeon Master (DM) has to make one decision after another in response to player beha…
Labyrinth of ice : the triumphant and tragic Greely polar expedition / Buddy Levy.
"Based on the author's exhaustive research, the incredible true story of the Greely Expedition, one of the most harrowing adventures in the annals of polar exploration. In July 1881, Lt. A.W. Greely and his crew of 24 scientists and explorers were bound f…
The Peanuts papers : writers and cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the gang, and the meaning of life / Andrew Blauner, editor.
"A one-of-a-kind celebration of America's greatest comic strip— and the life lessons it can teach us— from a stellar array of writers and artists. Over the span of fifty years, Charles M. Schulz created a comic strip that is one of the indisputable glorie…
The Goodful cookbook : simple and balanced recipes to live well.
"Goodful helps people learn simple, intentional steps to live well. Eating should be simple: eat foods that make you feel good whenever you're hungry. Here are 15+ balanced recipes--half vegetarian, half meaty, all filling and tasty--to help you nourish…
Bless this mess : a modern day guide to faith and parenting in a chaotic world / Molly Baskette and Ellen O'Donnell.
"Pairing modern psychology with liberal Christian spirituality, Dr. Ellen O'Donnell and Rev. Molly Baskette deliver a clear and compelling modus operandi for making family life work--one rooted in research on parenting and Christian values, peppered with …
Checkpoint Charlie : the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and the most dangerous place on earth / Iain MacGregor.
"Checkpoint Charlie is the story of the men and women - from both sides of the Cold War's political divide - who lived, served on, or escaped through the Berlin Wall during its life span (13th August 1961 - 9th November 1989). This physical monstrosity cr…
Enough : notes from a woman who has finally found it / Shauna M. Ahern.
"A collection of powerful, fiercely brave, and funny-as-hell personal essays from writer Shauna Ahern of Gluten-Free Girl fame on her transformation from a woman who never felt like she was enough--in body, romance, and popularity--to one who finally know…
The ultimate Instant Pot healthy cookbook : 150 deliciously simple recipes for your electric pressure cooker / Coco Morante ; photography by Jennifer Davick.
"Preparing home-cooked meals is one of the best things you can do for your health, and using an Instant Pot makes it easy and convenient to incorporate cooking into any lifestyle. This electric, programmable pressure cooker has been an indispensable tool …