The “New” University, Life of Indra Nevi, Political Power of Music, Plus Pro Media, Paris Memoirs | Social Sciences Reviews, April 15, 2015

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An extensively investigated explanation of the strengths and limitations of contemporary higher ed, the so-called “first lady of yoga,” moving true stories with the historical backdrop of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Palfrey leads libraries into the future.

Environmentalist Goulson, a “No-Sweat” Weight Loss Guide, Food Allergies, Tech Giant Elon Musk, & More | Science & Technology Reviews, April 15, 2015

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Goulson woos readers with a personable tale, Segar’s motivational manual to self-care and sustainable change, Vance chronicles Elon Musk’s huge impact on multiple companies, an excellent resource on the history of health research.

Everyday Healthy Pasta, Homemade Ice Cream, Ancient Grains, Plus Recipes from New England and Italy | Cooking Reviews, April 15, 2015

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Bilderback brings homemade ice cream to specialty-appliance-free ­kitchens, Henry offers budget-friendly and flavorful chicken recipes, Speck prepares satisfying whole-grain meals, celebrity chef Voltaggio’s cookbook is one readers will use.

Developing Creativity, Crafting Naturally, DIY Wardrobe Makeovers, Home Decorating | Crafts & DIY Reviews, April 15, 2015

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Guides to creativity, paper-pieced quilt patterns, hand-painted yarns, step-by-step walkthroughs for a variety of clothing repair and tailoring tasks, dwellings showcasing the skills used to create a comfortable home in a small space.

18th-Century French Fashion, 20th-Century Literary History, Contemporary Painting | Arts & Humanities Reviews, April 15, 2015

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Chrisman-Campbell explores the variety and novelty of 18th-century fashion trends, Jefferson ties together classical stories on how seafaring and ocean adventure influenced authors, Hudson’s well-illustrated survey of the disparate tendencies in international painting.

Sarah Addison Allen, John Vaillant, with Bios of Stonewall Jackson and the Equal Justice Initiative | Audiobook Reviews, April 15, 2015

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For Allen fans and others appreciative of quirky small towns and character-driven fare; a well-crafted biography canvassing Stonewall Jackson’s life; true stories from New Orleans; Vaillant’s masterly detail of the desperate life in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Nonfiction on Grieving and Overcoming Addictive Behaviors | Xpress Reviews

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Heath’s title is particularly helpful for those caught unaware by the death of another; for those in recovery, Unwelcome Inheritance is an inspiring first step

Mathematics, April 2015 | Best Sellers

July 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Climate Warning Bells: The Search for Sustainability

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Barnham’s big claims about the viability (and necessity) of solar energy; a vision of how climate inaction might be overcome, Brecher intrigues; Seaman’s sterling addition to all photo collections, Taillant opens our eyes wide to ignored natural resources.

Top Spring Indie Poetry: Exciting New Works for National Poetry Month and Beyond

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Blake reveals how celebrities enfold and inform us, Donovan displays a near conversational tone that belies extraordinary craft, Landau’s work can be appreciated by any reader, Willis offers the penetrating musings of a contemporary Emily Dickinson.