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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Clean: the new science of skin

By Hamblin, James

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: 600

Call Number: 613 HAM

"The things we do every day to keep ourselves clean can have surprising and unintended effects, as this entertaining introduction to the new science of skin microbes and probiotics reveals Keeping skin healthy is a booming industry, and yet it seems like almost no one agrees on what actually works. What one person says is vital another says is toxic. We have not cured acne or eczema, allergies keep getting worse, and autoimmune conditions are becoming increasingly common. In Clean, doctor and journalist James Hamblin explores how we got here, examining the science and culture of how we care for our skin today. He talks to dermatologists, microbiologists, allergists, immunologists, aestheticians, bar-soap enthusiasts, venture capitalists, Amish people, theologians, and straight-up scam artists, trying to figure out what it really means to be clean. He even experiments with giving up showers entirely, and discovers that he is not alone. Along the way he realizes that most of our standards of cleanliness are less related to health than most people think. In fact, our overuse of soap, sanitizers, and untested, misleading skin-care products may be to blame for many problems. But a little-known area of science is shining light on our skin microbiome-the trillions of microbes that live on our skin and in our pores. These microbes influence everything from acne, eczema, and dry skin to how we smell. The new goal of skin care will be to cultivate a healthy biome-and to embrace the meaning of "clean" in the natural sense. This can mean doing much less, saving time, money, energy, water, and plastic bottles in the process. Lucid, accessible, and deeply researched, Clean explores the ongoing, radical change in the way we think about our skin, introducing readers to the emerging science that will be at the forefront of health and wellness conversations in coming years"--

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The organic medicinal herb farmer: the ultimate guide to producing high-quality herbs on a market scale

By Carpenter, Jeff

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 615.321 CAR

Both a business guide and a farming manual, The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer shows you how to successfully grow and market organic medicinal herbs, as well as culinary herbs and at-risk native herbs. Using their Zack Woods Herb Farm in Vermont as a backdrop, successful small-scale herb farmers Jeff and Melanie Carpenter cover the basic practical information any grower need to get an organic herb farm up and running.--COVER.

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Capture: unraveling the mystery of mental suffering

By Kessler, David A

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.89 KES

Why do we think, feel, and act in ways we wished we did not? For decades, Dr. David A Kessler has studied this question with regard to tobacco, food, and drugs. Over the course of these investigations, he identified one underlying mechanism common to a broad range of human suffering. This phenomenon--capture--is the process by which our attention is hijacked and our brains commandeered by forces outside our control. In this book, Dr. Kessler considers some of the most profound questions we face as human beings: What are the origins of mental afflictions, from everyday unhappiness to addiction and depression--and how are they connected? Where does healing and transcendence fit into this realm of emotional experience? Analyzing an array of insights from psychology, medicine, neuroscience, literature, philosophy, and theology, Dr. Kessler deconstructs centuries of thinking, examining the central role of capture in mental illness and questioning traditional labels that have obscured our understanding of it. With a new basis for understanding the phenomenon of capture, he explores the concept through the emotionally resonant stories of both well-known and unknown people caught in its throes. The closer we can come to fully comprehending the nature of capture, Dr. Kessler argues, the better the chance to alleviate its deleterious effects and successfully change our thinking and behaviors. Ultimately, Capture offers insight into how we form thoughts and emotions, manage trauma, and heal. For the first time, we can begin to understand the underpinnings not only of mental illness but also of our everyday worries and anxieties. Capture is an intimate and critical exploration of the most enduring human mystery of all: the mind.--Adapted from dust jacket.

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The organic grain grower: small-scale, holistic grain production for the home and market producer

By Lazor, Jack

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: 600

Call Number: 633.1 LAZ

The Organic Grain Grower is an invaluable resource for both home-scale and commercial producers interested in expanding their resiliency and drop diversity through growing their own grains. Longtime farmer and organic pioneer Jack Lazor covers how to grow and store wheat, barley, oats, corn, dry beans, soybeans, oilseeds, grasses, nutrient-dense forages, and lesser-known cereals. In addition, Lazor argues the importance of integrating grains on the organic farm (not to mention within the local food system) for reasons of biodiversity and whole-farm management. The Organic Grain Grower provides information on wide-ranging topics, from nutrient density and building soil fertility to machinery and grinding grains for livestock rations.--Back cover.

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The seed garden: the art and practice of seed saving

By Colley, Micaela

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 635.0421 COL

"Filled with advice for the home gardener and the more seasoned horticulturist alike, The Seed Garden: The Art and Practice of Seed Saving provides straightforward instruction on collecting and saving seed from your favorite heirloom and open-pollinated plants. Seed Savers Exchange and the Organic Seed Alliance bring together decades of knowledge to demystify the time honored tradition of saving seeds using lush photographs, clear instructions, and easy-to-comprehend profiles on specific crop types. Whether interested in simply saving seeds for home use or working to improve varieties of beloved squashes and tomatoes, The Seed Garden provides a deeper understanding of the art, the science, and the joy of saving seeds."--

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Breed your own vegetable varieties: the gardener's and farmer's guide to plant breeding and seed saving

By Deppe, Carol

Publishing Date: [2000], c2000

Classification: 600

Call Number: 635.0423 DEP

Gift in memory of Donald "Farmer" Biccum.

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Will Bonsall's essential guide to radical, self-reliant gardening: innovative techniques for growing vegetables, grains, and perennial food crops with minimal fossil fuel and animal inputs

By Bonsall, Will

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 635.048 BON

In Will Bonsall's Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening, Bonsall maintains that to achieve real wealth we first need to understand the economy of the land, to realize that things that might make sense economically don't always make sense ecologically, and vice versa. The marketplace distorts our values, and our modern dependence on petroleum in particular presents a serious barrier to creating a truly sustainable agriculture. In a friendly, almost conversational way, Bonsall imparts a wealth of knowledge drawn from his more than forty years of farming experience.

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The complete book of potatoes: what every grower and gardener needs to know

By De Jong, Hielke

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: 600

Call Number: 635.21 DEJ

One of the most versatile of all edible plants, the humble potato is a cornerstone of cuisines around the world. Leading experts Hielke De Jong, Joseph B. Sieczka, and Walter De Jong share their years of experience in the most comprehensive and in-depth guide on growing potatoes. From 'Purple Peruvian' to 'Adirondack Red', The Complete Book of Potatoes provides essential growing information and illustrated profiles of the best varieties. Covering every detail of this remarkable plant, the book explores the natural history, nuances of cuisine and culture, plant structure, conventional and organic methods of cultivation, pests and diseases, and chemistry.--COVER.

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The unofficial Disney parks cookbook: from delicious Dole whip to tasty Mickey pretzels, 100 magical Disney-inspired recipes

By Craft, Ashley

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: 600

Call Number: 641.5979 CRA

100 recipes from the Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts.

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The MeatEater fish & game cookbook: recipes and techniques for every hunter and angler

By Rinella, Steven

Publishing Date: [2018]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 641.66 RIN

"When Steven Rinella hears from fans of his MeatEater show and podcast, it's often requests for more recipes. One of the most respected and beloved hunters in America, Rinella is also an accomplished wild game cook, and he offers recipes here that range from his takes on favorite staples to more surprising and exotic meals."--

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The new rules of marriage: what you need to know to make love work

By Real, Terrence

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: 600

Call Number: 646.78 REA

A practicing therapist and best-selling author of I Don't Want to Talk About It takes a close-up look at the phenomenon of modern-day marital relationships and offers an effective step-by-step plan to help women give their husbands what they need in order to receive the love that they want. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Simplicity parenting

By Payne, Kim John

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: 600

Call Number: 649.1 PAY

Outlines a four-step program for decluttering a home, increasing a child's sense of security, scheduling down time, and instilling calmness in the face of hectic environments.

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The gift of failure: how the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed

By Lahey, Jessica

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 649.7 LAH

Counsels parents of school-aged children on how to overcome tendencies toward overprotectiveness to allow children to develop independence. --Publisher's description.

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