History, Literature, Cultural Studies | Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2017, Pt. 4

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Blackburn, Dr. Elizabeth and Dr. Elissa Epel. The Telomere Effect: The New Science of Living Younger. Grand Central. Jan. 2017. 302p. ISBN 9781455587971. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781455587964; lib. ebk. ISBN 9781455569939. CD/downloadable: Hachette Audio. HEALTH & FITNESS Currently president of the Salk Institute, Blackburn was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along […]

Queen Victoria, Pixar, Space Travel, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Nov. 2016, Pt. 4

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Alvarez, Walter. A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves. Norton. Nov. 2016. 288p. ISBN 9780393292695. $26.95. SCIENCE/COSMOLOGY If you’re familiar with the “Impact Theory,” which blames dinosaur extinction on a crash-landed asteroid, then you’re familiar with Berkeley geologist Alvarez; he originated the idea. Here he argues that Big History, which […]

Cynthia Ozick & Marcella Hazan | Audio in Advance July 2016 | Nonfiction

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Nonfiction audiobooks releasing in July 2016

Visiting Florida with Barry, the Internet with Levitin, & the Marches with Stewart | Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2016, Pt. 4

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Alexander, Jane. Wild Things, Wild Places: Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth. Knopf. Sept. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9780385354363. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780385354370. Downloadable: Random Audio. SCIENCE/MEMOIR A Tony Award–winning and two-time Emmy Award-winning actress, plus a four-time Academy Award nominee and former chair of the National Endowment of the Arts, Alexander is […]

Business & Economics, March 2016 | Best Sellers

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Eddie Huang, Lindy West, & Russell Banks | May 2016 Audio in Advance | Nonfiction

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Nonfiction audiobooks coming in May 2016

Cyberwar, Chicken Farms, & the Social History of LSD | Audio in Advance March 2016 | Nonfiction

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Amundsen, Lucie B. Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm—From Scratch. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504685825. Reader TBA. When the Amundsens decided to start a commercial-scale pasture-raised egg farm, their entire agricultural experience consisted of raising five backyard hens, none of whom had yet laid a single egg. But with a heavy dose of humor, they learned to […]

LJ Reference Reviews: December 1, 2015

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The African American experience; the history of law without the legalese; movies that stimulate discussion and debate; plus databases that feature conversations with researchers and technology-related video lectures

You’re the Boss. Now What? | Collection Development: Building a Small Business, December 1, 2015

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Between new technological options and the desire to return to handmade and local goods, there are plenty of opportunities for new and small businesses—and plenty to learn. These 25 resources combine the latest and lasting advice for new entrepreneurs.

Feminism, the Security State, & the Internet | Social Science Previews, May 2016, Pt. 3

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Bennett, Jessica. Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace. Harper Wave. May 2016. 208p. ISBN 9780062439789. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062439796. WORKPLACE CULTURE Here’s the next in the new wave of feminist manifestos, joining Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist, Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Unfinished Business, and more, inspired by a group of friends who meet […]