Nonfiction: Canada’s Native Peoples, Futurism, Louis XVI, “Star Wars,” Little Gibraltar | Xpress Reviews

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An eye-opening series on Canada’s Native peoples; futurism; a solid birth-to-death biography of Louis XVI; for fans of “Star Wars,” George Lucas, and sf movies; bitcoin potential; Little Gibraltar and the stories of individual participants

Nonfiction from Nic Dhiarmada on the Irish Rebellion | Xpress Reviews

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Nic Dhiarmada’s excellent companion volume [to a PBS documentary] that will also be enjoyed by readers interested in modern Irish history.

Nonfiction from Sara Lewis on the Wondrous World of Fireflies | Xpress Reviews

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Covering anatomy, courtship and mating, life cycles, and the chemistry of light production, Lewis’s title is an excellent option for insect fans and anyone curious about the lightning bugs in their yards

Nonfiction: Freegans, Nostalgia, Cougars, Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and Jackie Robinson | Xpress Reviews

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On reducing food waste; an informative look at collecting and consumerism; a lone mountain lion’s two-year, 2,000-mile trek from South Dakota to Connecticut; Los Angeles in the Seventies; and Jackie Robinson for all times

Nonfiction on Child Stars: Where Are They Now? | Xpress Reviews

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This chronological compendium of TV shows from the 1950s through the 1980s features the kids who starred and relates how they have fared, though the breathless, immature quality to the writing becomes annoying. Still, TV fans will enjoy this veritable love fest

Nonfiction: Decadent Desserts That Won’t Pile on the Pounds | Xpress Reviews

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Bakers and especially eaters will appreciate this collection of delicious treats that are visually appealing yet light on calories

Nonfiction on Prison Reform, Psychedelia, Dieting, the War in Ireland, Creationism | Xpress Reviews

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How justice systems and the societies they operate in are intertwined, the story of psychedelics and the Dead may never have been so interestingly told, chronic dieters will find ways to stop self-sabotaging behaviors, a good, real-life political drama, a very readable discussion of what the future might look like, a fascinating and detailed analysis of creationism

Nonfiction on Secrets of Travel, Best Places to Travel in 2016, Humanity in Science | Xpress Reviews

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A miss rather than a hit from a travel tipster, the latest from the Lonely Planet team would be a good reference for a public library with a versatile travel section, a disappointing take on the personalities behind science

Nonfiction on Martin Heidegger and “Being and Time” | Xpress Reviews

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This collection of essays gives the reader a greater understanding not only of Being and Time but also of Heidegger’s entire philosophy

Nonfiction on Human Anatomy, Autism, Inventions, and Ernst Haeckel | Xpress Reviews

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Fictional and real portrayals of autism, the history of medicine and medical philosophy, explaining hundreds of inventions and scientific principles for the layperson, Ernst Haeckel’s images