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Denver Public Library’s Volume and Madison Public Library’s Yahara are great pathways to discoverability for local artists and are creating more visibility for musicians who may not get noticed in a physical collection.
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Emphasizing recency and broad appeal, this list of materials will meet the practical needs of cooks and provide signposts for readers who’d like to contextualize their Middle Eastern cooking through additional study. The recommended DVDs highlight differences in how foods are prepared and eaten in the Middle East versus the United States and touch on heated debates regarding the origins of popular foods.
The memoirs this month are quick, quirky books perfect for reading in a hammock while soaking up some summertime vibes.
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By John Burch on June 4, 2015 Leave a Comment
Climate change entered scientific discourse during the 1980s as scientists started to document a rapid rise in greenhouse gases and a corresponding increase in global temperatures. Their claims were quickly challenged as critics alleged the gases had little to do with any warming that might be occurring. Here the debate heats up in books, videos, and websites.
There’s not a dud in this batch of brand-new memoirs about families functional and dysfunctional.
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