Blended Families, Talking to Kids About Religion, Solutions for Allergies, & More | Parenting Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Hope for any reader unsure of how to navigate a new familial structure, advice for improving impulse control and organization, discussions on religion from a nonreligious perspective, an essential Allergy Book that addresses the most timely of concerns

Genealogical Research Practices, Cultivating Cannabis 101, and an Introduction to Islam | Reference Reviews, May 1, 2015

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Baxter’s volume is great for genealogical collections; Cervantes’s Cannabis Encyclopedia is essential for those wishing to grow their own cannabis; Hillenbrand’s introductory text covering Islam is recommended

Military Leaders, Gambling in America, Short Takes, & More | Reference Reviews, April 15, 2015

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A collection of short biographical sketches of the world’s most famous (and infamous) military leaders; help for novice cooks; a look at technological advances in gaming, current legislation regulating the industry, and world gambling.

Atlas of Knowledge, All Things Nutrition, Dictionary of Dreams, Secrets of the Universe | Reference Reviews, April 1, 2015

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An approachable and valuable resource for nutrition students, health care professionals, and laypeople; Roth addresses issues facing global citizens with wit and insight; beautifully depicted signs, symbols, and objects that make sense of our world.

Leaders Neuhaus, the Wesleys, plus Medieval Theology, Practicing Gratitude, Waiting, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, March 1, 2015

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With a focus on embracing change, the known, and even the unknown, this season’s picks are sure to stimulate. From Richard John Neuhaus and Practical Interfaith to Simply Good News and In God’s Hands

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.

Candice Bergen, Philip Glass, & the Dalai Lama’s Brother | Audio in Advance Apr. 2015 | Nonfiction

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Acuff, Jon. Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck. Blackstone. ISBN 9781481519960. Reader TBA. Acuff’s (Start) latest is a guide to making big career changes—by choice or necessity—and escaping the horrible feeling of being trapped in the wrong job. Throughout the book, Acuff features inspiring and funny true stories—not merely his own […]

English Grammar, World Religions, Jewish Ethics, Holistic Health & Healing | Reference Reviews, February 1, 2015

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An unusual approach to grammar; an introduction to the world’s religions, from the Christian perspective; a Talmudic reference to support ideas in writing or speaking; a starting point for those seeking alternative medicine information.

Hughes’s Letters, Poetry from Sleigh, Michelangelo, Contemporary Art, Film | Arts & Humanities Reviews, January 2015

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Correspondence that shows Hughes’s kindness, generosity of spirit, and commitment to craft; driven, muscular poems that wrestle with violence, love, and the hybrid self; Unger’s Michelangelo captivates the reader from the first sentence.

Guides to Food History, Publishing, Magical Realism, World Religions, with New Short Takes | Reference Reviews, December 2014

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Herman’s friendly and supportive guide to the publishing industry, The Norton Anthology of World Religions allows readers to draw their own conclusions, an essential heralded genealogical resource, Tucci’s clever Investing Answer Book.