Nonfiction on Parenting the Dutch Way and Bioarchaeology | Xpress Reviews

A must-read for all parents looking to adopt a more relaxed parenting style and create a less stressful environment for their children; this survey of the field is highly recommended for academic libraries or public libraries that serve devoted popular science readers

Nonfiction on the Meaning of the Universe and the Foods We Eat | Xpress Reviews

Despite the tongue-in-cheek attitude and silly footnotes, Cham’s work Highly recommended for science shelves and young adult collections; rather than resorting to health-scare tactics, this topic could have been presented by Dufault in a less ominous way

Nonfiction on Board Games, Muffins & Biscuits, and Teeth | Xpress Reviews

This book will appeal to readers interested in a comprehensive history of board games; Gibson’s latest will be a big hit for bakers of all levels; an excellent book for those with a serious interest in anthropology

Nonfiction on the Universe and Its History and FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt | Xpress Reviews

Many sections of Crofton and Black’s book are too facile and leave the work skewed and unsatisfying; those interested in learning more about the Roosevelts than just their public personae will enjoy their grandson’s take

Nonfiction: Chaplin’s Diary, an Afghan Odyssey, the Roeblings and Their Bridge | Xpress Reviews

The title might work better as a film and screenplay, which could have been Chaplin’s original intention; hand to readers especially looking for an intimate glimpse at Afghanistan’s history and culture; a riveting biography of an early modern engineer whose work still stands

Nonfiction: Frank Little & Labor, Forces of Nature, Gershom Scholem, Native American Women | Xpress Reviews

Appealing for those interested in the history of the American West and labor history; a must-read for anyone delving into the history of science; for specialized readers drawn to Jewish mysticism and Jewish messianism; for readers interested in the history of western Washington

Nonfiction on Soldiering, Prince, the Cubs, Franciscan Missions, Happy Traveling | Xpress Reviews

A rather cerebral analysis of war; an excellent addition to the Prince compendium; fans will likely be disappointed, no matter how much they love their Cubbies; might be of interest to those who like reading about the American Southwest; psychobabble for the insecure

Nonfiction on Dirt, James Thurber’s Columbus, and Sports vs. Business | Xpress Reviews

Bogard’s premise doesn’t quite get off the ground; for Columbus and Thurber aficionados, this book offers the background behind the Ohioan scenes of his life and writings; an interesting take on the sports metaphor as applied to business

Nonfiction on Alien Life and Outdoor Activities | Xpress Reviews

Geared toward physicists, chemists, and students of scientific research and may even be appreciated by curious sf fans and casual readers; recommended for readers with a general interest in outdoor recreation

Nonfiction: Chiropractic, Marriage Equality, Conservation, Goats, Wedding Food, Kandinsky | Xpress Reviews

General readers will find Frank’s work to be an accessible and worthwhile read; Johnson’s detailed, readable account; Who knew goats could be so cute and entertaining?; the bike provides a unique vehicle for more intimate travel; Warcraft or similar games are likely to be pleased; interesting tidbits of wedding traditions; a solid addition to libraries that already have detailed biographies of Kandinsky