Pack Leaders: Maria Goodavage Embeds with Secret Service Dogs

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Veteran reporter and author Maria ­Goodavage goes behind the scenes with the hardworking dogs (and their humans) in Secret Service Dogs: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States. Here, she talks about the daring animals’ training, provenance, and special bond with their handlers.

Cookbook Countdown Kickoff | Wyatt’s World

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Back again for 2016 is the great Fall Cookbook Countdown leading to Thanksgiving. For the next three weeks we’ll spotlight a different group of five cookbooks while presenting various themes and ways of highlighting your collection. The kickoff begins with celebrity offerings.

Geology, October 2016 | Best Sellers

January 2016 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

How To Bake Everything, Taste of Persia, Southern Foods, German Baking | Cooking Reviews, October 15, 2016

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Incredible value in an up-to-date, all-in-one volume from Bittman; an eclectic restaurant cookbook with bold takes on comfort food; a standout collection of regional Southern foods; Quinn’s latest doesn’t disappoint

Q&A: Alexandra Horowitz, Author of Being a Dog

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Conducting research and learning how to rely on her own sense of smell, Alexander Horowitz took a nosedive into the canine domain to ­understand a dog’s point of view in her latest book, Being a Dog.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 1, 2016

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As always, the annual Pushcart Prize XLI is highly recommended; Kelly creates a world that is deeply felt; a revealing look at professional wrestler Rowdy; a solid offering for the tech-education collection; Anishinaabe activist Bellecourt’s riveting autobiography; an important study that teaches to decipher science and medical news

Medicine, October, 2016 | Best Sellers

December 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: October 15, 2016

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An outstanding portrait of Jean Cocteau; Elvis’s legacy; holiday crafts; hikers in America, On the Trail; top fall poetry; civil rights attorney Julius Chambers; navigating The Gig Economy; Whole Cooking and Nutrition is a must-have; what humans can learn from Being a Dog

Computer Science, September 2016 | Best Sellers

December 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Health DVDs | Collection Development

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While Fitbits and smartphones have taken “home fitness” outdoors, the consumer health DVD market continues to yield high customer appeal. These 31 programs offer plenty of viewing advice.