A Quest for Sustainable Meat, History of Alzheimer’s, Race & Medicine, Cardio Reads | Science & Technology Reviews, July 2015

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Estabrook’s engaging investigation of how pigs are raised commercially for food; Ingram’s “biography” of Alzheimer’s disease; a must-read from Tweedy for anyone interested in improving medical care

Master Chefs Paul Bocuse, Jacques Pépin, plus a Debut, Chinatown Faves, & Chocolate Confections | Cooking Reviews, July 2015


Abood’s debut exudes charm and style; recommend Fertig’s latest to bakers who love unconventional recipes; the heart and soul of French chef Pépin; Woodier offers a bargain for knowledge-hungry apple lovers

A Poetic Journey of Self-Discovery, the Sport of 9-Man, plus Latest Trailers, Fast Scans | Video Reviews, July 2015


One of the year’s best films, Tracks deserves to be tracked by libraries; a talented new voice in documentary filmmaking captures the nonmainstream sport of 9-Man; Schlöndorff delivers a fascinating rumination on wartime duty and honor

Local Eats, Icy Treats, Meatless Mains, & Barbeque Favorites | Cooking Reviews, June 15, 2015


Foolproof classic fare for potlucks, picnics, tailgates, and other occasions; readers will undoubtedly emerge better cooks after trying López-Alt’s perfected recipes; an unlikely Meatless in Cowtown will satisfy vegetarians

Women Farmers, Wonders of Evolution, Mass Surveillance, Cancer Survival Strategies | Science & Technology Reviews, June 15, 2015


A comprehensive volume on farming for women, Schneier’s readable yet chilling book about the dangers of the ubiquitous mass surveillance, an inspiring compilation for anyone struggling with cancer, a heart-lifting self-help story

Engineering & Technology, June 2015 | Best Sellers

October 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Geology, June 2015 | Best Sellers

October 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

National Geographic’s Jackson on Glaciers, Evolutionary Biologist Lane on the Properties of Life, Modern Jewish Cooking | Science & Technology Reviews, June 1, 2015


Jackson offers parallel glimpses of optimism, both for herself and for the future of the planet; Lane outlines what he hopes are the “beginnings of a more predictive biology”; Koenig writes “for the next generation of Jewish cooks.”

Medicine, May 2015 | Best Sellers

September 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Meeting Information Challenges | Notable Government Documents 2014

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The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has long been recognized as a pioneer among government agencies in streamlining its operations. Testifying before a House Appropriations SubCommittee, public printer Davita Vance-Cooks spoke in support of changing the name of the office to one more reflective of the agency’s commitment to a transformation “from a print-centric to a content-centric publishing operation.” In December, under a provision of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, the familiar GPO initialism became the Government Publishing Office.