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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Amazing artists

By Miller, J. P

Publishing Date: 2021

Classification: 700

Call Number: 700.92 MIL

"What better way is there to preserve the human spirit of a people than through artistic expression? This book celebrates the stories of Black artists who paved the way for people of color in and out of the arts to be their true selves. Read about men and women who have broken barriers in literature and the performing and visual arts including writer Toni Morrison, jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, rapper Common, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, actor Lupia Nyong'o, and many more"--

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Words for Pictures: the Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels

By Bendis, Brian Michael

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 741.51 BEN

Step-by-step lessons teach comics writing hopefuls everything they'll need to take their ideas from script to dynamic sequential art. The book's complete coverage exposes the most effective methods for crafting comic scripts, showcases insights from Bendis's fellow creators, reveals business secrets all would-be comics writers must know, and challenges readers with exercises to jumpstart their own graphic novel writing success.

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Dilbert, a treasury of Sunday strips, version 00

By Adams, Scott

Publishing Date: 2000

Classification: 700

Call Number: 741.56 ADA

Presents a collection of five years worth of "Dilbert" Sunday comic strips, many of which have never appeared before outside the Sunday papers.

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FoxTrot: the works

By Amend, Bill

Publishing Date: 1990

Classification: 700

Call Number: 741.56 AME

A treasury edition of comics from "Fox Trot" and "Pass the Loot" collects all the daily strips and color Sundays and showcases the cartoonist's unique ability to humorously straddle the line between parent and child viewpoints.

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Big honkin' Zits: a Zits treasury

By Scott, Jerry

Publishing Date: [2001]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 741.56 SCO

A collection of comic strips which recount the adventures of Jeremy Duncan, a fifteen-year-old boy, and his family.

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Random zits

By Scott, Jerry

Publishing Date: 2004

Classification: 700

Call Number: 741.56 SCO

Random Zits not-so-randomly combines the previous collections Road Trip! and Teenage Tales into one mega-volume. It includes popular story lines that include Jeremy and Hector fixing up their old van and take it for a clandestine joy ride, and Jeremy learning the value of tact on his girlfriend's bad hair days, selling random household items on eBay, surviving sudden radical growth spurts, and being coaxed into a fishing trip with his father, who seizes the opportunity to have "the talk." Zits captures the nature of teenage boys with uncanny precision. In one series of strips, Jeremy's mom is alarmed when she finds a fist-size hole in the wall of his room. Pressed to explain it, he balks. When he finally describes what happened, it turns out that the hole wasn't made in a moment of teen hormonal rage. It was made in a moment of teen hormonal idiocy, when he used his mom's meat tenderizing mallet to swat a bug. Anyone who has spent much time around an adolescent boy will recognize this seemingly inexplicable behavior: intelligence and impulsiveness locked in constant battle. This is the natural state of the teen male, and it's portrayed exquisitely in Zits.

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The essential Calvin and Hobbes: a Calvin and Hobbes treasury

By Watterson, Bill

Publishing Date: [1988]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 741.5697 WAT

The award-winning cartoonist details the further adventures of Calvin, a mischievous young boy with boundless energy and imagination, and his lovable stuffed tiger.

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Garfield pulls his weight

By Davis, Jim

Publishing Date: 1994

Classification: 700

Call Number: 741.5973 DAV

Everyone's favorite fat cat is back in the twenty-sixth collection of daily comic strips--chowing down goodies, tormenting his pal Odie, and reminding his human master, the beleaguered Jon, who is really in charge.

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Garfield says a mouthful

By Davis, Jim

Publishing Date: 1991

Classification: 700

Call Number: 741.5973 DAV

A new collection features Garfield and his friends, Jon and Odie, in a host of hilarious situations.

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Dark hunger

By Feehan, Christine

Publishing Date: 2007

Classification: 700

Call Number: 741.5973 FEE

Juliette, a beautiful activist dedicated to freeing caged animals from a secret jungle lab, unwittingly releases Riordan, a caged, insatiable, and immortal Carpathian thirsting for revenge against his captors.

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Imagine wanting only this

By Radtke, Kristen

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 741.5973 RAD

"A gorgeous graphic memoir about loss, love, and confronting grief. When Kristen Radtke was in college, the sudden death of a beloved uncle and, not long after his funeral, the sight of an abandoned mining town marked the beginning moments of a lifelong fascination with ruins and with people and places left behind. Over time, this fascination deepened until it triggered a journey around the world in search of ruined places. Now, in this genre-smashing graphic memoir, she leads us through deserted towns in the American Midwest, Italian villas, islands in the Philippines, New York City, and the delicate passageways of the human heart. At once narrative and factual, historical and personal, Radtke's stunning illustrations and piercing text never shy away from the big questions: why are we here, and what will we leave behind?"--

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Monsters

By Windsor-Smith, Barry

Publishing Date: 2021

Classification: 700

Call Number: 741.5973 WIN

"The year is 1964. Bobby Bailey doesn't realize he is about to fulfill his tragic destiny when he walks into a US Army recruitment office to join up. Close-mouthed, damaged, innocent, trying to forget a past and looking for a future, it turns out that Bailey is the perfect candidate for a secret U.S. government experimental program, an unholy continuation of a genetics program that was discovered in Nazi Germany nearly 20 years earlier in the waning days of World War II. Bailey's only ally and protector, Sergeant McFarland, intervenes, which sets off a chain of cascading events that spin out of everyone's control. As the titular monsters of the title multiply, becoming real and metaphorical, literal and ironic, the story reaches its emotional and moral reckoning"--

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How to draw 60 native California plants and animals

By Wareh, Sama

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 700

Call Number: 743.6 WAR

Did you know that you can make medicine out of Prickly Pear Cactus or that it only takes a few steps to learn how to draw it? How to Draw 60 Native California Plants and Animals highlights some of California's diverse native species, and shows step by step instructions on how to draw them. Each page offers a fact about the species, and is formatted in a way that makes it easy to understand its ecological significance. This book is designed with the teacher and Field Naturalist in mind. With easy to photocopy pages, step by step instructions on how to make a field journal, and recipes for making tea, it is the perfect, travel friendly, easy-to-pack book.

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Bottles: how to pick antiques like a pro

By Polak, Michael

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 748.82 POL

ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES: CERAMICS & GLASS. When a brilliant and rare flask sold at auction for a record $176,670 a few years ago, a secret was unearthed- bottles are true treasures. Discover for yourself what veteran bottle hunters have known for years with this hands-on, how-to guide to picking bottles. Learn what seasoned collectors look for and what they value in the easy-to-follow and indispensable pockets guide.

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To a young jazz musician: letters from the road

By Marsalis, Wynton

Publishing Date: 2004

Classification: 700

Call Number: 781.65 MAR

"In To a Young Jazz Musician, the renowned jazz musician and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Wynton Marsalis gives us an invaluable guide to making good music - and to leading a good life."

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Maria Callas: a musical biography

By Levine, Robert

Publishing Date: 2003

Classification: 700

Call Number: 782.1 LEV

A biography of the extraordinary life and art of Greek soprano Maria Callas (1923-1977). Includes a track-by-track commentary on her major performances, all included on two full-length CDs, as well as a glossary, chronology, performance history, and discography. Nice b&w photographs throughout. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

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Pacific Ocean Park: the rise and fall of Los Angeles' space-age nautical pleasure pier

By Merritt, Christopher

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 791.0687 MER

An amusement pier reinvented as a theme park, P.O.P. operated for less than ten years (1958 to 1966), but remains a nostalgic memory for many Angelenos.

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Burt Lancaster: an American life

By Buford, Kate

Publishing Date: [2000]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 791.43 BUF

The story of Burt Lancaster, the star of such films as Sweet smell of success, Elmer Gantry, Birdman of Alcatraz, The swimmer, Atlantic City, From here to eternity, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Judgment at Nuremberg, The leopard, 1900, and Field of Dreams, from his teenage years to the "anti-Communist witch-hunts" and on through his final years.

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The million dollar mermaid

By Williams, Esther

Publishing Date: 1999

Classification: 700

Call Number: 791.43 WIL

The author offers her perspective on life during Hollywood's Golden Age, chronicling her youthful idealism, her training to be a star, and her own tempestuous personal life.

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Basketball (and other things): a collection of questions asked, answered, illustrated

By Serrano, Shea

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: 700

Call Number: 796.323 SER

"Thirty-three chapters, each chapter a different basketball question that needs to be answered. Some of them are obviously crucial ... and some of them are secretly crucial. But all of them are approached in ways that ([the author] hope[s] you think) are smart and fun and nuanced"--Back cover.

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