Around the World in Eight Books | LJ Reviews

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The Curious Map Book is colorful and fact-filled; Mind the Map is an enthralling work of art; Vargic’s work is great for family browsing; an unusual and high-quality contribution to World War II collections from Ward

The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict by Austin Reed | LJ Review

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Written more than 150 years ago, the earliest known prison memoir by an African American author is appearing in print for the first time.

Asia Known & Unknown | LJ Reviews

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Armchair travelers, tourists, and students of contemporary Sri Lanka will relish Elephant Complex; Mould’s memoir will stimulate interest in Kyrgyzstan; with Subramanian’s study Sri Lanka will finally get the spotlight it deserves

Microbiology, January 2016 | Best Sellers

March 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

LJ’s Reviews of RUSA’s Notable Nonfiction & Poetry | ALA Midwinter 2016

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Check out LJ‘s reviews of the 2016 selections of RUSA’s (Reference and User Services Association) Notable Books List

Asian History, January 2016 | Best Sellers

March 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Pop Painting, 3D Origami, Beadweaving, HomeMade Modern, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, January 1, 2015

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Pop Painting for younger artists; an appealing and achievable HomeMade Modern; quilters of all skill levels have much to gain from the Quilter’s Academy; Guéniau provides ideas and a personal approach to decorating and entertaining

Sushi & Sashimi, Ramen, Pho, plus Simply Nigella and Middle Eastern Sweets | Cooking Reviews, January 1, 2016

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A practical take on whole grain cooking; meatless healthy eating; an excellent starting point for sushi and sashimi lovers; Lawson’s winning selection of recipes for all occasions; Miller reframes cooking as a form of self-care

Ready for 2016: Diet and Fitness Books for the New Year | LJ Reviews

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Finally, the writers of diet books have given up on the gimmicks such as no carbs, no meat, cabbage soup, and low fat. Virtually all of this season’s titles advocate a diet rich in vegetables and fruit, with sufficient meat for optimum protein, although vegans may substitute plant products for meat.

Questions of Faith, America’s Holidays, Atheism, Popes Gregory I and Paul II | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, January 1, 2016

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THE LIVES OF RELIGIOUS FIGURES are of perennial interest, and this season brings biographies of Pope Gregory I and Pope John Paul II as well as studies of controversial figures such as Judas Iscariot and Meister Eckhart.