LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 1, 2015


From Baby Care Basics to Planet Middle School, Parenting Is Easy. Ancient Rome, two for Alzheimer’s caregivers, plus public library archives, a guide to online searching, books for Black History Month

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

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

Chef Cora’s Memoir, Remarkable Birds, John Paul Stapp Bio, Plus Breast Cancer Advice | Science and Technology Reviews, May 15, 2015


Cora candidly describes her struggles, achieving a balance Cooking as fast as I Can; Couzens’s lively text of predominantly dramatic species; a groundbreaking biography of one of aeromedical sciences’ more legendary figures

Taylor Wilson Bio, Medical Treatment Options, Privacy Policies, & More | Science & Technology Reviews, May 1, 2015


Wilson is regarded as an up-and-coming Steve Jobs or Bill Gates for the energy industry; Kaufman demonstrates the effects of Medicare policy on treatment benefits; experts wrestle with the changing concept of privacy

Albert Einstein, Domestication, Detox, New York Culinary History & More | Science & Technology Reviews, April 1, 2015


Francis on the domestication of mammals; an outstanding example of the new wave of cleansing detox; a great melding of culinary history and dining guidance from a terrific writer; Borel tackles our fear of bed bugs with knowledge.

A History of Rain, the Flavors of Vietnam, Dazzling Dragonflies | Science & Technology Reviews, February 15, 2015


A seamless blending of personal narrative with scientific and cultural explanations, the plethora of scents and flavors of Vietnam come to life, a vivid compilation of photographs that is a treat for nature lovers

The Voyager Mission, Evolutionary Theory, Recipes for Baking Bread | Science & Technology Reviews, February 1, 2015


Bell recaps Voyager’s surprising discoveries; typographical errors aside, Eldredge presents an attractive book with superb images; Hever promotes a plant-based diet; home bakers will savor Bread.

From Seasonal Cocktails to Nutritional Perfection | Science & Technology Reviews, January 2015


All a cocktail lover needs for the holiday season; Price’s entertaining and informative book traces the history of vitamins and nutritional diseases; Ferguson’s excellent and inspiring work is for anyone wishing to get in shape.

Handcrafted Beverages, Healthy Living, plus a History of Humankind & All Things Tomato | Science & Technology Reviews, December 2014


A homespun modern classic from English and Altman, a compelling prescription for healthy living, Harari’s ideas may be controversial for some readers, read LeHoullier’s advice and a supermarket tomato will never taste good again.