Nonfiction

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Nonfiction on Insect Sculpture, Cetaceans, Paul Robeson, and Samurai | Xpress Reviews

Insects as portrayed by British photographer Biss are breathtaking in color and texture; Hoyt draws on more than 40 years of scientific interactions with these intelligent and fascinating creatures; an excellent and perhaps timely reboot of Robeson’s singularly incredible life; a solid choice to broaden or update collections on samurai

Physiology, November 2017 | Best Sellers

February 2017 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Q&A: Mark Robison & Lindley Shedd Francoeur, Editors of Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds

Animal skulls, musical instruments, and power tools aren’t what many patrons expect to see when they enter the library. But, as editors Mark Robison and Lindley Shedd Francoeur point out in their book Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds: Building a Library of Things, nontraditional collections are becoming more popular.

Exciting Poetry for Fall: 14 Titles Range Widely To Bring a Fresh Reading Experience

Good work for readers who like their verse philosophical; satisfying work from rising-star Chang; readers of international poetry will appreciate discovering a splendidly translated new voice; a one-of-a-kind debut for teenage newbies and experienced poetry readers alike

Computer Legacies | Video Reviews

This DVD is recommended for fans of similar PC documentaries such as Silicon Cowboys and Triumph of the Nerds; a fascinating history of a technical success but commercial failure in early computer technology

Creative Spaces: 8 Inspirational Craft/DIY Books

Simple step-by-step watercolor projects, illustrations and instructions offering consistently clear DIY diagrams and pictures, and advanced knitting designs featuring long repeats, knotted and interlaced cables, delicate lace, and bobbles; all crafting needs can be found here

Around the Dinner Table: 10 Tasty Cookbooks

Essential dishes and guidance on how to prep ahead in the days leading up to a big celebrations, useful tips on presenting, serving, and transporting foods and beverages, and easy soup from scratch that will have you craving more–all your holiday prep needs can be found in these cookbooks

Nonfiction on Veterans and Dogs and a Nova Scotia Architect | Xpress Reviews

Grossi brings readers into the day-to-day experiences of being deployed, without romanticizing or demonizing the people involved; a lesser-known Nova Scotia architectural firm that seeks a blend of regionalism, minimalist form, geometric clarity, and environmental responsibility

Religion, November 2017 | Best Sellers

January 2017 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Philosophy & Ethics, Community & Belief, Church History, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews

THIS SEASON’S PICKS start off with different perspectives on philosophy and ethics. John Stackhouse’s latest presents an evangelical Protestant indebted to theological ethicists, while Nicholas Austin offers a solid dialog between medieval theological ethics and virtue theory. Also spotlighted are memoirs in which belief has played an integral part of people’s lives.