Native American History, Global Meals, the Middle East, U.S. Presidencies | Reference Short Takes, August 2016


A thoughtful, inspiring compendium for Native American studies collections; a tasty roundup of global meal rituals; a sobering, authoritative briefing on a “zone of turmoil”; a timely update dedicated to the concept of modern presidency

Brazil, Psychology, a History of Miracles, Fashion, & Poetry | Reference Short Takes, June 1, 2016


Insightful background on the complex and emerging nation of Brazil; Cohen’s Handy Psychology Answer Book offers pithy peeks into the many facets of the human psyche; entertaining Fashion Fads Through American History for all readers

Reptiles and Amphibians, Muscle Cars, and Veteran Statistics | Reference Short Takes, March 1, 2016

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A fun, fascinating fairy-tale theater featuring toads, snakes, and more; an immersive tour of Earth’s history; an essential update of an amphibian-related resource; high-octane fodder for car enthusiasts; a colorful guide to the ­“carpenters” within the world of birds; a volume that will be a valuable one-stop resource for U.S. veterans

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

Angling, History, Law, and Pricing Guides | Reference Short Takes


Consider the Fisherman’s Bible for more complete angler collections only; a recommended ready reference on a growing demographic; an illuminating compendium for money-crunching history buffs

Wagner Encyclopedia, Environmental Literacy, Animals & Birds of the Serengeti | Reference Short Takes

Birds of the Serengeti

A learned treatise on the life and legacy of an influential—and controversial—cultural figure; Dashefsky’s engaging tour of environmental topics; a colorful, easy-to-read overview of the fascinating animals to be found on safari in Tanzania

Reference Short Takes | February 1, 2014

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Short Takes of quick-shot primers, absorbing cultural studies, in-depth pocket pals, and more from the February 1 issue.