Satisfy Hunger with Clean Eating, Yogurt Culture, Green + Grains | Cooking Reviews, February 15, 2015

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An eye-opening Bar Tartine; Yogurt Culture belongs in most all collections; Vetri continues to please with exceptional Italian cuisine; clean eating and lifestyle tips; an accessible take on leafy, grainy dishes.

Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

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Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up.

InCites Gets a Makeover | Reference News

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Thomson Reuters has recently upgraded its InCites platform, which analyzes various types of scientific output to give a complete picture of, for example, a scientist’s or an institution’s activity.

Oxford Historical Treaties; Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences | Reference eReviews, February 15, 2015

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It’s hard to imagine why any academic library serving legal and history scholars wouldn’t subscribe to Oxford Historical Treaties; Elsevier delivers high-quality reference sources into one platform for a much easier user experience.

Monuments of Tibet, Islam & Muslim Beliefs, “Mummymania,” & More | Reference Reviews, February 15, 2015

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Henss’s epic book on Tibetan history and culture will be in great demand, Renard explains Islam using an accessible and balanced approach, a truly rollicking blend of scientific and pop culture for “mummymaniacs” everywhere.

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

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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 Civil War’s Edwin Stanton, Comma Queen Norris, RA Guide to Historical Fic & More | Social Sciences Reviews, February 15, 2015

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Marvel’s complex work will appeal to Civil War scholars and general readers; Norris’s handy guide is for writers of all levels; Sehat’s book is for political junkies, historians, and rhetoricians; librarian Baker’s guide strikes the perfect balance of thoroughness and accessibility.

Needlepoint, Jewelry Making, Hexagon Quilts, Korean Architecture | Crafts & DIY Reviews, February 15, 2015

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Beginning and intermediate realistic painters should try Forkner’s A–Z of Bird Portraits, Katz’s jewelry projects are sophisticated in both style and technique, an updated edition of the essential Needlepoint Book.

Art History, Poet Hirshfield, Hitchcock, Nirvana, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews, February 15, 2015

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Banai’s ambitious attempt to rethink the art history survey text; Crawford takes a unique look at attention; Hirshfield is not only a sensitive reader, but a pleasure to read; Frohman’s work is worthwhile for Nirvana enthusiasts.

The Spy Who Loved Me: Romance and Espionage | The Reader’s Shelf, February 15, 2015

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Featuring women who can disarm men with a weapon just as easily as with their charm, these spy romances are sure to satisfy.