New and Forthcoming Nonfiction Titles – May 2017

New Books
Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

Newly Arrived Nonfiction:

Cover of The Aisles Have EyesThe Aisles Have Eyes
by Joseph Turow
Drawing on a wealth of sources, an advertising and digital studies expert presents an eye-opening book that shows how a new hyper-competitive generation of merchants is already using data mining, in-store tracking and predictive analytics to change the way we buy, undermine our privacy and define our reputations.
Cover of Divided We StandDivided We Stand
by Marjorie J. Spruill
Although much has been written about the role that social issues have played in politics, little attention has been given to the historical impact of women activists on both sides. Spruill reveals how the battle between feminists and their conservative challengers divided the nation as Democrats continued to support women’s rights and Republicans cast themselves as the party of family values.
Cover of The UpstartsThe Upstarts
by Brad Stone
In 2007, the crash had Wall Street and Silicon Valley reeling. The Valley was ready for a new revolution. Enter the upstarts. Travis Kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb are just two of the disrupters Brad Stone examines in this fly-on-the-wall look at the intersection of tech, business, and culture.
Cover of CannibalismCannibalism
by Bill Schutt
A research associate at the American Museum of Natural History presents a tour of cannibalism in the human and animal worlds to explore its evolutionary roles and how it has manifested culturally as a survival mechanism, burial ritual and warfare tactic.
Cover of The Cubs WayThe Cubs Way
by Tom Verducci
A Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer and Emmy Award-winning FOX Sports analyst chronicles how Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon built, led, and inspired the Chicago Cubs team that broke the longest World Series championship drought in history.
Cover of The Yellow EnvelopeThe Yellow Envelope
by Kim Dinana
After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they’re given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away. The only three rules for the envelope: Don’t overthink it; share your experiences; don’t feel pressured to give it all away.

Forthcoming Titles:

Cover of American EclipseAmerican Eclipse
by David Baron
Discover the efforts of three late-19th-century scientists to observe the rare total solar eclipse of 1878 and how the respective ambitions of James Craig Watson, Maria Mitchell and Thomas Edison, juxtaposed against the challenges of the Wild West, helped America’s early pursuits as a scientific superpower.
Cover of SubstituteSubstitute
by Nicholson Baker
Baker, a National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author became an on-call substitute teacher in pursuit of the realities of American public education, describing his complex difficulties with helping educate today’s students in spite of flawed curriculums and interpersonal challenges.
Cover of Finance for Normal PeopleFinance for Normal People
by Meir Statman
Statman, a founder of behavioral finance, draws on his extensive research and the research of many others to build a unified structure of behavioral finance. Its foundation blocks include normal behavior, behavioral portfolio theory, behavioral life-cycle theory, behavioral asset pricing theory, and behavioral market efficiency.
Cover of The American Idea of HomeThe American Idea of Home
by Bernard Friedman
The American idea of home and the many types of housing that embody it launch lively, wide-ranging conversations about some of the most vital and important issues in architecture today, which Friedman outlines in five overarching themes.
Cover of The Duct Tape EngineerDuct Tape Engineer
by Lance Akiyama
Akiyama will show readers how to design, sculpt, and build eighteen mega projects. From backpacks to kayaks and kiddie pools to catapults – out of duct tape in their own back yards. Projects are designed to be long-lasting as well as fun, with advice on solid construction techniques and weather proofing.
Cover of 50 Hikes in the Ozarks50 Hikes in the Ozarks
by Johnny Molloy
Witness the natural majesty of the Ozarks with this complete and thorough guide to America’s most expansive and beautiful mountain ranges. Seasoned hiking expert Johnny Molloy maps out the best trails in the region, one for every level of hiker.

 

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