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LJ Nonfiction Reviews: October 1, 2015


Frank Gehry, Ardennes 1944, optimism in the workplace, artists Monet and Mondrian, plus Crafts DIY, Spirituality & Religion columns, Olympic dreams, The Typewriter Revolution, soccer scandals, and Pope Francis Effect

A Taste of Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking | RA Crossroads


Zahav is destined to be stained with olive oil, dog-eared within a year, and become the source of the “secret family recipe” for hummus and beet salad.

Chemistry, October 2015 | Best Sellers

January 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Chefs Bittman, Boyle, Elliot, Ottolenghi, Ronnen, & Others | Cooking Reviews, September 15, 2015


Bittman’s unconventional cookbook can help proficient cooks develop ideas, MasterChef Elliot’s hearty, classic dishes, Ottolenghi’s latest will challenge readers, Solomonov writes candidly about personal struggles and professional breakthroughs.

Encyclical on Climate Change & Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home by Pope Francis | LJ Review


“We human beings…need to change”—this blunt requirement typifies Pope Francis’s astonishing encyclical on climate change. He effectively reframes global warming from an abstract, technical issue into a moral one, and gives the problem a new urgency—just in time for his U.S. visit and the upcoming world climate summit in Paris.

Geography, September 2015 | Best Sellers

December 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Let Them Build Cake: The Best Resources for Baking and Making Gingerbread Houses and Beyond


It’s time to revive a classic holiday centerpiece: the gingerbread house. This roundup features a range of holiday baking and decorating projects suitable for all ages and skill levels. Supplementary videos and web resources will guide you toward additional recipes and tutorials.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 15, 2015


From art instruction to photographic masterworks, check out the humanities. Build gingerbread houses, learn cooking the easy way from Bittman. Discover the Churchills, take in Germany, indulge in a little Self-Help and Professional Weeding

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.

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.