Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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The Language of the Third Reich: LTI Lingua Tertii Imperii : a philologist's notebook

By Klemperer, Victor

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 400

Call Number: 430.9043 KLE

"Victor Klemperer (1881-1960) was Professor of French Literature at Dresden University. As a Jew, he was removed from his university post in 1935, only surviving thanks to his marriage to an Aryan. From 1933 to 1935 Klemperer kept detailed diaries, which contain in note form some of the raw material for the German edition of LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii. First published in 1957, The Language of the Third Reich arose from Klemperer's conviction that the language of the Third Reich helped to create its culture. As Klemperer writes: 'It isn't only Nazi actions that have to vanish, but also the Nazi cast of mind, the typical Nazi way of thinking, and its breeding ground: the language of Nazism.' This brilliant book is by turns entertaining and profound, saddening and horrifying. It is deservedly one of the great twentieth-century studies of language and its engagement with history. Translated by Dr Martin Brady"--

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A little history of science

By Bynum, W. F

Publishing Date: [2012], c 2012

Classification: 500

Call Number: 509 BYN

"Science is fantastic. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power. From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of today, men and women have wondered, examined, experimented, calculated, and sometimes made discoveries so earthshaking that people understood the world--or themselves--in an entirely new way.This inviting book tells a great adventure story: the history of science. It takes readers to the stars through the telescope, as the sun replaces the earth at the center of our universe. It delves beneath the surface of the planet, charts the evolution of chemistry's periodic table, introduces the physics that explain electricity, gravity, and the structure of atoms. It recounts the scientific quest that revealed the DNA molecule and opened unimagined new vistas for exploration.Emphasizing surprising and personal stories of scientists both famous and unsung, A Little History of Science traces the march of science through the centuries. The book opens a window on the exciting and unpredictable nature of scientific activity and describes the uproar that may ensue when scientific findings challenge established ideas. With delightful illustrations and a warm, accessible style, this is a volume for young and old to treasure together"--

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The invention of air: a story of science, faith, revolution, and the birth of America

By Johnson, Steven

Publishing Date: c2008

Classification: 500

Call Number: 540.92 JOH

Recounts the story of Joseph Priestley--scientist and theologian, protege of Benjamin Franklin--an 18th-century radical thinker who played pivotal roles in the invention of ecosystem science, the founding of the Unitarian Church, and the intellectual development of the U.S.

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Why geology matters: decoding the past, anticipating the future

By Macdougall, J. D

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 500

Call Number: 551.7 MAC

"Volcanic dust, climate change, tsunamis, earthquakes--geoscience explores phenomena that profoundly affect our lives. But more than that, as Doug Macdougall makes clear, the science also provides important clues to the future of the planet. In an entertaining and accessibly written narrative, Macdougall gives an overview of Earth's astonishing history based on information extracted from rocks, ice cores, and other natural archives. He explores such questions as: What is the risk of an asteroid striking Earth? Why does the temperature of the ocean millions of years ago matter today? How are efforts to predict earthquakes progressing? Macdougall also explains the legacy of greenhouse gases from Earth's past and shows how that legacy shapes our understanding of today's human-caused climate change. We find that geoscience in fact illuminates many of today's most pressing issues--the availability of energy, access to fresh water, sustainable agriculture, maintaining biodiversity--and we discover how, by applying new technologies and ideas, we can use it to prepare for the future"--Provided by publisher.

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The rise and fall of the dinosaurs: a new history of a lost world

By Brusatte, Stephen

Publishing Date: [2018]

Classification: 500

Call Number: 567.9 BRU

The "resident paleontologist" for BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs presents a narrative scientific history of the dinosaur eras that examines their origins, habitats, extinction and living legacy, chronicling nearly 200 million years of their evolution from small shadow dwellers through the emergences of prehistoric ancestors that became more than 10,000 modern bird species. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Genesis: the deep origin of societies

By Wilson, Edward O

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: 500

Call Number: 591.5 WIL

Studying animal behavior to understand human behavior.

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The point of vanishing: a memoir of two years in solitude

By Axelrod, Howard

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 614.5 AXE

"On a clear May afternoon at the end of his junior year at Harvard, Howard Axelrod left his dorm-room to play a pick-up game of basketball. In the skirmish for a loose ball, a boy's finger hooked behind Axelrod's eyeball and severed his optic nerve. Permanently blinded in his right eye, Axelrod returned a week later to the same dorm-room, but to a different world. A world where nothing looked solid, where the smooth veneer of reality had been broken, and where the distance between how people saw him and how he saw had widened into a gulf. Five years later, heartbroken from a love affair in Italy and still desperate for a sense of orientation he could trust, Axelrod retreated to a jerry-rigged house in the Vermont woods. Miles from the nearest neighbor, at the dead-end of an unmaintained dirt road, he lived without a computer, without a television, and largely without human contact for two years. Whether tending to the woodstove, or snow-shoeing through the trees, he devoted his energies to learning to see again--to paying attention. He needed to find, with society's pressures and rush now removed, what really mattered. He needed to dig down to a sense of meaning that couldn't be changed in an instant. What followed was a strange and beautiful series of sensory adventures, shadowed by a haunting descent into the dangers of solitude. A gorgeous search into the profoundly human questions of perception, time, and identity, The Point of Vanishing announces the arrival of a major new literary voice of the timeless--which is to say, a major new voice for our harried times"--

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Therapeutic storytelling: 101 healing stories for children

By Perrow, Susan

Publishing Date: ©2012

Classification: 600

Call Number: 615.8516 PER

Working with imaginative journeys and the magic of metaphor, the author has developed the art of therapeutic storytelling for children's challenging behaviour and difficult situations. In this book, she offers a tried and tested method for creating a unique story for a child to help resolve issues, build emotional resilience and character. - (Gardners)

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Adult children of emotionally immature parents: how to heal if your parents couldn't meet your emotional needs

By Gibson, Lindsay C

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.89 GIB

"Clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood. By freeing yourself from your parents emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, youll learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life."--

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Edison

By Morris, Edmund

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 621.3092 MOR

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history.

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Ponderosa: people, fire, and the West's most iconic tree

By Fiedler, Carl E.

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 634.9618 FIE

The authors recount the history of humans among the ponderosa pines, the historical role of fire, how and why the forest has changed and what people can do to restore the forest to its former glory. Part 2 features a richly illustrated guide to 64 special ponderosa places scattered across the West

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The River Cafe

By Gray, Rose

Publishing Date: 1995

Classification: 600

Call Number: 641.5945 GRA

A sophisticated re-interpretation of the cucina rustica or farmhouse cooking of northern Italy, the food of The River Cafe relies on good quality, fresh, seasonal produce - plus authentic Italian ingredients such as polenta, buffalo mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil. The emphasis is very much on the type of cooking found in Italian homes rather than restaurants. Ruth and Rose's direct, uncomplicated approach means that many of the dishes are strikingly simple - fish, meat and vegetables are chargrilled, pan-fried and baked - but all of them, from the Tuscan bread soup Ribollita to main dishes such as Manzo in Tegame (Braised Beef Fillet) and Maiale al Latte(Pork Cooked in Milk) are vibrant with flavour. In addition, there are numerous recipes for Italian-inspired desserts, such as Zabaglione Ice Cream, Almond and Lemon Cake, and Grilled Peaches with Amaretto.

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Hollyhocks & radishes: Mrs. Chard's almanac cookbook

By Mickelson, Bonnie Stewart

Publishing Date: 1989

Classification: 600

Call Number: 641.5973 MIC

Reflects the happy thoughts and memories of good times and good food.

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Homemade beauty: 150 simple beauty recipes made from all-natural ingredients

By Strole, Annie

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 600

Call Number: 646.726 STR

Strole offers recipes for organic beauty products that avoid the chemicals used in commercial cosmetics-- and often cost less to create than commercially available organic beauty products. From turning blueberries into a detoxifying mask to making lemongrass into a nontoxic bug repellent, you'll take your beauty regimen into your own hands! - -

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The way to make wine: how to craft superb table wines at home

By Warrick, Sheridan F

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 663.2 WAR

"Geared to everyday wine lovers who want to drink well and save money, this book reveals everything needed to make delicious wines--both reds and whites--from start to finish. It highlights the most recent advances and trends in winemaking, including new chapters on specialty yeasts, natural wines, and international wines styles. Detailed how-to illustrations depict important steps and procedures, while sidebars and new winemaker interviews bring sharp focus to topics of wide interest. The book also includes the only clear and comprehensive guide to minimizing sulfites in wine and launching and running fault-free fermentations."--Provided by publisher.

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White magic: the age of paper

By Mušller, Lothar

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 676 MUš

Paper is older than the printing press and, even in its unprinted state, it was the great network medium behind the emergence of modern civilization. In the shape of bills, banknotes, and accounting books it was indispensable to the economy. As forms and files it was essential to bureaucracy. As letters it became the setting for the invention of the modern soul, and as newsprint it became a stage for politics. In this brilliant new book Lothar Mušller describes how paper made its way from China though the Arab world to Europe, where it permeated everyday life in a variety of formats from the thirteenth century onwards, and how the paper technology revolution of the nineteenth century paved the way for the creation of the modern daily press. His key witnesses are the works of Rabelais and Grimmelshausen, Balzac and Herman Melville, James Joyce and Paul ValeŽry. Mušller writes not only about books, however: he also writes about pamphlets, playing cards, papercutting, and legal pads. We think we understand the "Gutenberg era," but we can understand it better when we explore the world that underpinned it: the paper age. Today, with the proliferation of digital devices, paper may seem to be a residue of the past, but Mušller shows that the humble technology of paper is in many ways the most fundamental medium of the modern world --From dust jacket.

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The Laws guide to nature drawing and journaling

By Laws, John Muir

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 743.83 LAW

In straightforward text complemented by step-by-step illustrations, dozens of exercises lead the hand and mind through creating accurate reproductions of plants and animals as well as landscapes, skies, and more. Laws provides clear, practical advice for every step of the process for artists at every level, from the basics of choosing supplies to advanced techniques.

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Celtic art: the methods of construction

By Bain, George

Publishing Date: 1973

Classification: 700

Call Number: 745.4 BAI

The construction principles of Celtic art were re-discovered in the middle of the 20th century by George Bain. Until his writing, the intricate knots, interlacings, and spirals used in illuminating The Book of Kells and in decorating craftwork and jewelry seemed almost impossible, "the work of angels." In this pioneering work, George Bain shows how simple principles, no more difficult than those used in needlecraft, were used to create some of the finest artistic works ever seen. He also explains how you can use these principles in re-creating artifacts and in creating your own Celtic designs for art and craft work or even for recreational use. Step-by-step procedures carefully introduce the simple rules and methods of Celtic knot work and the well-known designs from the great manuscripts and stone work. Later chapters build up to complex knot work, spiral work, and key pattern designs, with special coverage of alphabets and the stylized use of animals, humans, and plants. Altogether over 225 different patterns are presented for your use, with hundreds of modification suggestions, 110 historical and modern artifacts showing designs in use, a great number of letters including six complete alphabets and 25 decorative initials, and a number of animal and human figures used in the original Celtic works. Artists, students, craftspeople, even children can work with these patterns and instructions for creating dynamic designs for use in leather work, in embroidery and other needle work, in metalwork, jewelry making, card design, borders, panels, illuminations, and in countless other ways. Mathematicians will find a great deal of pleasure in the geometric principles on which the patterns are based. Art historians and others interested in studying Celtic art will find a great number of outstanding art works and the best presentation in English for understanding Celtic design.- (Dover Pubns)

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On the fringe: a life in decorating

By Taylor, Imogen

Publishing Date: 2016

Classification: 700

Call Number: 747.092 TAY

"Imogen Taylor started work at Colefax & Fowler in 1949, and spent many years as assistant to John Fowler. She went on to become one of the most prominent interior decorators of the latter part of the twentieth century, working in Britain and the Middle East and extensively in the United States. She retired in 1999, after fifty years at Colefax & Fowler. On the Fringe is a unique chronicle of the twentieth-century decorative scene and the changing social world"--Cover.