Music and Art, September 2015 | Best Sellers

December 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Nonfiction: Ray Benson, Healthy Oils, Fishing/Fish, George Merrick, Islamic Art, Abortion | Xpress Reviews


A business book on cooperation, a beautiful cookbook on healthy oils, a lyrical memoir that will especially appeal to fishers, the career of Carol Moseley Braun, a history of Carol Gables, architectural and design legacies of the Seljuk and Ottoman empires, a rich and readable account of the abortion issue, the man who invented Thomas the Tank Engine

Books on the Brain: LJ Reviews Oliver Sacks


Doctor, scientist, and writer Oliver Sacks, who died on August 30, is perhaps best known for his 1985 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. He was a prolific author, though, over the years penning many explorations of neurological dysfunction and, sometimes, super-function. Below are some reviews of his titles that appeared in LJ over the years.

Education, September 2015 | Best Sellers

November 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Sharpie Art, Arm Candy, Deck Construction, Handmade Interiors, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, September 1, 2015


Sharpie Art holds wide appeal for young, mature, beginner, and seasoned artists alike; Gibson’s quilting book is a winner; a thoroughly unexpected, deeply charming debut from Redmond; decorative accessories for the home

Messy but Pretty DIY, Quilting, Woodworking, Knitting & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, August 2015


Life drawing that readers can try virtually anywhere; you don’t have to have a crafty bone in your body to enjoy Mr. Kate; English delivers a solid understanding of woodworking; Smith’s clever DIY ideas in more than 300 images

Nonfiction: 19th-Century Crime, World Hunger, Robotics, Greek Philosophy, Butterflies, More | Xpress Reviews


Crimes of the Romantic period, world hunger, history of the human race, Frank Sinatra, women in the military, for readers who like their history with a little personality, Thelma Todd, a workable plan for guiding youth toward healthy life choices, ancient Greek philosophy, butterflies, modern science, history of physics

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies by Barak Goodman | LJ Review

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. 3 discs. color. 6+ hrs. Barak Goodman & others, Florentine Films & others, dist. by PBS, 2015. DVD UPC 841887024068. $34.99; Blu-ray UPC 841887024075. $39.99. SDH subtitles. MED Cancer. The word sends a shiver of fear rattling through the bones of anyone who hears it. Adults, children, men, […]

Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice by Adam Benforado | LJ Review

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Benforado, Adam. Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice. 8 CDs. 10 hrs. HighBridge. 2015. ISBN 9781622319497. $39.99. digital download. LAW Listeners should be prepared to be shocked, appalled, disgusted, enlightened, informed, and, most important, called to action to make change in the U.S. criminal justice system. Benforado (law, Drexel Univ.) provides a stunning collection […]

Skyfaring with Mark Vanhoenacker | RA Crossroads


Vanhoenacker is a pilot, but he could well be a philosopher poet. His memoir is as much a story of impressions and wordplay, of history, geography, and literature, as it is an explanation of a career in the sky.