Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Below is a partial list of our new books. To see the full list, download the Excel file for: 2009, 2008, 2007, or 2006.
| || Seasick: Ocean Change and the Extinction of Life on Earth |
By Mitchell, Alanna
2009-10 - University of Chicago Press
9780226532585 Check Our Catalog
| || A Better Brain at Any Age: The Holistic Way to Improve Your Memory, Reduce Stress, and Sharpen Your Wits |
By Kornblatt, Sondra
Foreword by Vega, Fernando
2008-12 - Conari Press
9781573243209 Check Our Catalog
In A Better Brain at Any Age, Sondra Kornblatt, along with the experts she has interviewed, helps readers put their heads on straight through healthy activities for the body (exercise, healthy food consumption, and relaxation) and through specific activities to boost brain power like movement, eye rolls, supplements, and making environmental changes. Each of the seven chapters details how that topic impacts the brain, and offers tips and highlights for readers to either delve into the book or peruse it for quick boosts. Kornblatt teaches readers how to reduce brain stress and optimize mental agility, and shares information on how the brain interacts with the body, what habits impact the brain, positively and negatively, and how to maximize learning. She provides tips to strengthen memory, cognition, and creativity so readers can function better in their active lives. …More
| || Always Follow the Elephants: More Surprising Facts and Misleading Myths about Our Health and the World We Live in |
By O'Connor, Anahad
2009-09 - Times Books
9780805090000 Check Our Catalog
In this follow-up to the bestselling "Never Shower in a Thunderstorm, New York Times" columnist O'Connor uncovers the truth behind old wives' tales and conventional-wisdom cures, to deliver yet another winning and irresistible collection of health tips. …More
| || A Long Bright Future: An Action Plan for a Lifetime of Happiness, Health, and Financial Security |
By Carstensen, Laura L.
2009-08 - Broadway Books
9780767930123 Check Our Catalog
One of the world's leading authorities on longevity and aging seeks to shed the myths and misconceptions about aging that stop individuals from adequately preparing for healthy, fulfilling, and financially stable long lives. …More
| || Eat This, Not That!: The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution |
By Zinczenko, David
Author Goulding, Matt
2009-10 - Rodale Press
9781605295381 Check Our Catalog
The authors of the bestselling Eat This, Not That! series return with an expanded and updated version of the book that has changed the way Americans eat. …More
| || Suicide by Sugar: A Startling Look at Our #1 National Addiction |
By Appleton, Nancy
Author Jacobs, G. N.
2009-05 - Square One Publishers
9780757003066 Check Our Catalog
The authors offer startling facts linking a range of disorders, from dementia to cancer, to people's growing addiction to sugar. Appleton and Jacobs then present a sound diet plan for good health, along with a number of recipes for sweet, easy-to-prepare dishes--all made without sugar or fruit. …More
| || Too Young to Feel Old: The Arthritis Doctor's 28-Day Formula for Pain-Free Living |
By Blau, Richard H.
With Tremblay, E. A.
2007-11 - Da Capo Lifelong Books
9780738211152 Check Our Catalog
A brand new approach to managing and substantially reducing arthritis pain in just a few short weeks …More
| || Pregnancy for Dummies |
By Stone, Joanne
Author Eddleman, Keith
Author Duenwald, Mary
2009-01 - For Dummies
9780470387672 Check Our Catalog
Now updated -- the bestselling guide to a safe and healthy pregnancy
Are you pregnant, or hope to be? This friendly, reassuring guide continues its legacy of providing moms- and dads-to-be with expert advice on every aspect of pregnancy and childbirth -- from conception to the delivery room to breastfeeding and more. Plus, you get the latest on prenatal testing and expanded information on the health and well-being of both mother and child.
Prepare to be pregnant -- evaluate your health, select a doctor, plan prenatal visits, and prepare for physical and lifestyle changes
See how the trimesters progress -- know how your baby develops, recognize causes for concern, and make a birthing plan
Get ready for the big event -- understand the stages of labor, know what happens at the hospital, and consider alternative birthing methods
Welcome your newborn -- prepare your home (and siblings) for the arrival and care for your bundle of joy
Open the book and find:
A new week-by-week account of what to expect during pregnancy
Diet and exercise tips for the expectant mother
Questions every pregnant woman should ask her doctor
What to expect in labor and delivery
Updated coverage of prenatal genetic screening and diagnosis, amniocentesis, and high-tech ultrasounds
The latest on "on demand" cesarean sections
How to care for yourself after giving birth …More
| || What to Expect When You're Expecting |
By Murkoff, Heidi
Author Mazel, Sharon
Foreword by Lockwood, Charles J.
2008-01 - Workman Publishing
9780761148579 Check Our Catalog
The best just got better.
Expect the best! A brand-new fourth edition--filled with the most up-to-date, accurate, and relevant information on all things pregnancy. Realistic, supportive, easy to access, and overflowing with practical tips, covering everything you'll need--and want--to know about life's most amazing journey, from preconception planning to birth to those first miraculous weeks with a new baby. It's all here: the lowdown on lifestyle trends and life in the workplace; the latest in prenatal testing and alternative therapies; the best in birthing options.
Comforting answers to hundreds of questions:
- I'm so queasy I can't even eat for one. How can I eat for two?
- Can I get highlights in my hair? How about my monthly wax?
- I'm only in my second month--why am I showing already?
- Can I stick to my normal workout routine while I'm expecting?
- Why is my skin broken out and blotchy? And how can I cover it?
- What's safe when it comes to sex?
- I think I felt the baby kicking--but I'm not sure. How do I tell?
- Will my body ever be the same after I deliver? …More
| || Wind Power Your Home for Dummies |
By Woofenden, Ian
2009-10 - For Dummies
9780470496374 Check Our Catalog
| || Right Rose, Right Place |
By Schneider, Peter
2010-02 - Storey Publishing
9781603424387 Check Our Catalog
| || How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond |
By Millan, Cesar
Author Peltier, Melissa Jo
2009-10 - Harmony
9780307461292 Check Our Catalog
From the author of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Cesar's Way" and star of "The Dog Whisperer" comes this friendly, accessible work that is packed with information about how to raise the perfect puppy. full-color photo insert. …More
| || The World Cheese Book |
By DK Publishing
2009-10 - DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
9780756654429 Check Our Catalog
Celebrating cheese in all its many glorious varieties--the science, the smells, and the succulence--this resource is packed with clear and expert information about each cheese and illustrated with excellent photography. …More
| || The Cheese Chronicles: A Journey Through the Making and Selling of Cheese in America, from Field to Farm to Table |
By Thorpe, Liz
2009-08 - Ecco
9780061451164 Check Our Catalog
Having fallen into a job at the famous Murray's Cheese emporium in Manhattan rather by chance, Thorpe happily found a life calling, becoming the country's first French-certified cheese master. In this volume, Thorpe's goal is less to compile lists of cheeses sold in the U.S. than to intrigue readers with portraits of those brave souls who have pioneered artisanal American cheese-making. These innovators have established farms; nurtured attendant herds of cows, goats, and sheep; and built the mechanics to preserve milks goodness under the guise of cheese. …More
| || Notes on Cooking: A Short Guide to an Essential Craft |
By Costello, Lauren Braun
Author Reich, Russell
2009-06 - RCR Creative Press
9780972425513 Check Our Catalog
| || Little Sugar Addicts: End the Mood Swings, Meltdowns, Tantrums, and Low Self-Esteem in Your Child Today |
By Desmaisons, Kathleen
2004-07 - Three Rivers Press (CA)
1400051649 Check Our Catalog
Sugar Is Not Love
Do you have a smart, creative, loving child who is also cranky, inattentive, and sometimes downright obnoxious? If you've written off this negative behavior as "typical" for your child's age--whether toddler or teen--stop and think: Does your child have a taste for soda, sugary breakfast cereals, and treats like candy and cookies? Does she eat regularly scheduled meals or skip them? What, exactly, does he drink and snack on throughout the day?
Your child's behavior may be linked to diet--specifically to the sugar in obvious sources like sweets and soda and to hidden sugars that lurk in many foods, fruit-based drinks, and "healthy" snacks like granola bars. And if your son or daughter is sugar sensitive, misbehavior and moodiness can be aggravated by missed or late meals and junk foods.
Now, bestselling author Kathleen DesMaisons offers you a workable solution for getting back your child by changing his diet--without creating a sense of deprivation, without setting unrealistic goals, and without turning sugar into "forbidden fruit." This book offers:
- A step-by-step program, backed by years of research, for gradually improving the food your child eats--you and your whole family will benefit!
- Tips for navigating the sugar-laden world of birthday parties, holidays, and school cafeterias
- Ways to incorporate healthy snacking and regular mealtimes into your child's day, including suggestions for meals and snacks, plus recipes
Little Sugar Addicts isn't about strange foods, dramatic lifestyle changes, or complicated menus--just support, guidance, and real-life suggestions from other parents that work. It will help you make the connection betweenthe addictive qualities of sugar and negative behavior and offer a healthy solution you and your whole family can live with. …More
| || Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook |
By Gott, Peter H.
2008-01 - Wellness Central
9780446582506 Check Our Catalog
During his 40 years of medical practice and in his nationally syndicated column, Dr. Peter Gott has been asked constantly by patients and readers for a simple, foolproof way to lose weight. In response, he developed the No Flour, No Sugar Diet, which has prompted countless success stories from his patients, thousands of letters from his readers raving about their phenomenal weight loss, and his first" New York Times" bestselling book, "Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Diet," And now, here are more than 175 new recipes promising rapid and effective weight loss.
It's uncomplicated and inexpensive. It allows you to forget calorie counting and gram counting. Cheating is allowed! In this book, Dr. Gott shows how easy it is to experience a variety of wonderful meals (including dessert!) while eliminating flour and added sugar from your diet. Say good-bye to bagels, cakes, and cookies-and enjoy lean meats, potatoes, rice, low-fat dairy products, vegetables, and fruits. The inexpensive and nutritious dishes make maintaining this diet a snap for everyone, with recipes such as:
Breakfast: Faux French Toast, Spicy Scrambled Eggs, Potato Pancakes with Applesauce
Soups: Creamy Tomato Soup, Turkey and Barley Soup, Cuban Black Bean Soup
Appetizers: Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms, Salmon Cakes on Spinach, Cheesy Eggplant Wedges
Entrees: Asparagus and Chicken Pasta, Stir-Fried Beef with Bean Threads, Jasmine Turkey Rice
Desserts: Fruity Rice Pudding, Blueberry Raspberry Crumble, Banana Bread, Mandarin Mousse...
In addition, the book includes advice on stocking your kitchen, understanding healthy carbohydrates and how to incorporate them into your diet, and avoiding thedreaded yo-yo dieting effect. Eliminate flour and sugar from your diet-shed excess pounds and enjoy your ideal weight! …More
| || Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy: A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes |
By Bastianich, Lidia Matticchio
Author Manuali, Tanya Bastianich
2009-10 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307267511 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title
In this warmly written, lushly illustrated new cookbook, Bastianich delves into the regional cooking of many lesser known parts of Italy. In addition, her daughter takes readers on side trips to share her love of the country and its art. …More
| || Why Italians Love to Talk about Food |
By Kost'iukovich, Elena
Author Kostioukovitch, Elena
Translator Appel, Anne Milano
2009-10 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374289942 Check Our Catalog
Kostioukovitch captures the fierce local pride that gives Italian cuisine its remarkable diversity. Organized according to region and colorfully designed with illustrations, maps, menus, and glossaries, this is an exceptional celebration of Italy's culinary gifts. …More
| || Iron Chef Chen's Knockout Chinese |
By Kenichi, Chen
2009-05 - Vertical
9781934287460 Check Our Catalog
"Iron Chef Chen's Knockout Chinese" presents more than 50 easy-to-prepare recipes using the signature unique approach of a true Iron Chef. …More
| || Peaks and Valleys: Making Good and Bad Times Work for You--At Work and in Life |
By Johnson, Spencer
2009-03 - Atria Books
9781439103258 Check Our Catalog
Peaks and Valleys is a story of a young man who lives unhappily in a valley until he meets an old man who lives on a peak, and it changes his work and life forever. …More
| || Am I the Only Sane One Working Here?: 101 Solutions for Surviving Office Insanity |
By Bernstein, Albert J.
Author Bernstein Albert
2009-07 - McGraw-Hill
9780071608725 Check Our Catalog
The ultimate office survival guide from a clinical psychologist and the bestselling author of "Dinosaur Brains." Here, Dr. Bernstein explains how to stay sane while appropriately dealing with the 101 most common workplace issues. …More
| || Working for You Isn't Working for Me: The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Boss |
By Crowley, Katherine
Author Elster, Kathi
2009-10 - Portfolio
9781591842750 Check Our Catalog
In their bestseller "Working with You Is Killing Me," Crowley and Elster taught readers how to free themselves from emotional traps created by difficult colleagues. Now they apply their research and insights to the challenges of toxic bosses. …More
| || How to Buy and Sell a Business: How You Can Win in the Business Quadrant |
By Sutton, Garrett
Foreword by Kiyosaki, Robert T.
2003-04 - Warner Books
0446691348 Check Our Catalog
An attorney gives potential business owners the practical information they need to fulfill their dream of owning their own business. …More
| || The Iraqi Cookbook |
By Ibrahim, Lamees
Photographer McCormick, Terry
2009-04 - Interlink Books
9781566567480 Check Our Catalog
"The Iraqi Cookbook," the first of its kind to be published in North America, is full of authentic recipes that have been handed down through the generations, developed and enriched over time, and infused with cultures of different eras. …More
| ||Mini Class on Blogs |
This week in the Julia Hackley Room we will be doing an overview of blogs. This is a watch and learn class, but feel free to bring your own laptop.
For more information call HPL at 231-722-7276.
| ||Genealogy Family Workshop|
January 9, 2010
Learn how to do Genealogy research in the Local History Department. For more information call 231-722-7276 x 233
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
New Year's Resolution Helps
| || Wowisms: Words of Wisdom for Dreamers and Doers |
By Gold, Stuart Avery
Author Rubin, Ron
2003-10 - Newmarket Press
1557045909 Check Our Catalog
Two self-described Zentrepreneurs, Rubin and Gold share the tenets of the "how behind the wow" that has made their company, The Republic of Tea, one of the most admired cachet brands in America. …More
| || Good Debt, Bad Debt: Knowing the Difference Can Save Your Financial Life |
By Hanson, Jon
2005-01 - Portfolio
1591840732 Check Our Catalog
Debt is like cholesterol: some kinds are good and some are bad. So says this lighthearted guide to the pros and cons of different types of debt. …More
| || The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness |
By Ramsey, Dave
2007-02 - Nelson Books
9780785289081 Check Our Catalog
The success stories speak for themselves in this book from money maestro Dave Ramsey. Instead of promising the normal dose of quick fixes, Ramsey offers a bold, no-nonsense approach to money matters, providing not only the how-to but also a grounded and uplifting hope for getting out of debt and achieving total financial health. (Consumer Finance) …More
| || Volunteerism |
By McGuckin, Frank
1998-01 - H. W. Wilson
0824209443 Check Our Catalog
| || Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World |
By Clinton, Bill
2007-09 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307266743 Check Our Catalog
BookPage Notable Title
Here, from Bill Clinton, is a call to action. "Giving" is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. First, it reveals the extraordinary and innovative efforts now being made by companies and organizations--and by individuals--to solve problems and save lives both "down the street and around the world." Then it urges us to seek out what each of us, "regardless of income, available time, age, and skills," can do to help, to give people a chance to live out their dreams. …More
| || Eat This Not That!: Thousands of Simple Food Swaps That Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds-Or More! |
By Zinczenko, David
With Goulding, Matt
2007-12 - Rodale Press
9781594868542 Check Our Catalog
Based on the most popular column in both "Men's Health" and "Women's Health" magazines, this work is a comprehensive guide to what to eat at home, from the supermarket, even at a fast-food counter. 300 color photographs. …More
| || Get with the Program!: Getting Real about Your Health, Weight, and Emotional Well-Being |
By Greene, Bob
2002-01 - Simon & Schuster
0743225996 Check Our Catalog
The bestselling author of "Make the Connection" delivers the keys to losing weight and staying fit for a lifetime. "Get with the Program!" can inspire readers to reach and maintain their weight and fitness goals. …More
| || American Lung Association 7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life |
By Fisher, Edwin B., Jr.
Foreword by Koop, C. Everett
With Goldfarb, Toni L.
1998-04 - John Wiley & Sons
0471247006 Check Our Catalog
A proven plan for kicking the habit from the nation's leading lung organization
"If you are one of the millions of smokers who needs help in becoming a nonsmoker, the American Lung Association 7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life can be a real life-saver." --from the Foreword by C. Everett Koop.
The American Lung Association's award-winning Freedom From Smoking(r) program has helped hundreds of thousands of smokers quit. Now it can help you.
Without lectures, without gimmicks--and without compromise--this straightforward, sympathetic book carefully guides you through the seven steps that will lead to a longer, healthier life. You'll begin by going directly to the source of your addiction: identifying what triggers your own smoking habit. Armed with that knowledge, you'll prepare for quitting day and finally, firmly set yourself on the road to a life free of cigarettes forever.
With great Quick Quit Tips throughout, "7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life" provides the guidance and support you need to cope with cravings, manage stress, keep off extra weight, avoid setbacks, and, above all, stick with it. Let the nation's leading authorities help you kick the habit comfortably, safely--and permanently. …More
Favorite Books from 2009
| || Dark Dreams |
By Genelin, Michael
2009-07 - Soho Crime
9781569475577 Check Our Catalog
When Jana's childhood friend Sofia, who campaigns for an anticorruption organization called Transparency in Government, is elected to the Slovakian parliament, neither is prepared for the long-ranging and deadly consequences. …More
| || The Girl Who Played with Fire |
By Larsson, Stieg
2009-07 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307269980 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title
The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal bestseller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" features Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, as the focus and fierce heart of its story. …More
| || Columbine |
By Cullen, Dave
2009-04 - Twelve
9780446546935 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title
Ten years in the making and a masterpiece of reportage, "Columbine" is an award-winning journalist's definitive account of one of the most shocking massacres in American history. …More
| || Hell |
By Butler, Robert Olen
2009-09 - Grove Press
9780802119018 Check Our Catalog
The new novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain" is set in the underworld. Its main character, Hatcher McCord, is an evening-news presenter who has found himself in Hell and is struggling to explain his bad fortune. …More
| || Homer and Langley |
By Doctorow; E. L.
2009-09 - Random House
9781400064946 Check Our Catalog
From "Ragtime" and "Billy Bathgate" to "The Book of Daniel," Doctorow's novels comprise one of the most substantive achievements of modern American fiction. With "Homer & Langley," the master novelist has once again created an unforgettable work. …More
| || Going Bovine |
By Bray, Libba
2009-09 - Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
9780385733977 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title
All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school--and life in general--with a minimum of effort. But that's before he's given the news that he's dying. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure--if he's willing to go in search of it. …More