Considering Nonfiction: Science, Writing, and Travel | Wyatt’s World

Spring marks the arrival of some great nonfiction works, from Roxane Gay’s Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture to Lorrie Moore’s See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary and Sloane Crosley’s Look Alive Out There: Essays. Here are five more, focused on science, writing, and travel.

Drugs & Dependence | Science & Technology Reviews

A detailed look at pain management implementing the use of medical cannabis rather than opioids; A complex look at the issue of opioid abuse backed up with research and first hand stories; A valuable addition to the conversation about addiction filled with case studies illustrating the complexities of the disease

Beevor, Kubica, Ruiz Zafón, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Sept. 2018

Barker, Pat. The Silence of the Girls. Harper Element. Sept. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9780385544214. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385544221. Downloadable.  LITERARY Booker Prize–winning Barker, who set her celebrated “Regeneration” trilogy during World War I, here reaches back in time to the Trojan War, when women served mainly as slaves or prostitutes or laid out the dead. […]

The Inner Mind | Science & Technology

A good read for neuroscientists as well as general readers, taking a slightly simplified look at the brain and how humans interaction and study of the mind have changed; A thoughtful look at the current state of neuroscience through experiments and practices, highly recommended for those interested in the brain and the many ways to improve it

Dear America | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Sept. 2018

Anderson, Carol. One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy. Bloomsbury USA. Sept. 2018. 256p. ISBN 9781635571370. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781635571387. POLITICAL SCIENCE In White Rage, a New York Times best seller that won the National Book Critics Circle Award, Emory professor Anderson chronicled efforts since 1865 to block the advancement of […]

Knausgaard, Macy, Tomalin, & More | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Aug. 2018

Chivers, C.J. The Fighters. S. & S. Aug. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9781451676648. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781451676679. MILITARY HISTORY Part of a team that won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, Chivers walked the walk with American soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq for over a dozen years. Now, as a writer-at-large for the New York […]

From New Matter to the Flu | Science & Medical Previews, Aug. 2018

Arnold, Catharine. Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History. St. Martin’s. Aug. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781250139436. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250139450. HISTORY One hundred years after the Spanish Flu scoured the globe, killing 50 million people worldwide and 550,000 in the United States (five times the number of military fatalities in […]

Universal Questions: An Introduction to the Stars and Sky

An intriguing way to understand physical scale within the universe; space buffs will enjoy this accessible and engaging account of human ingenuity and exploration; those wishing to learn more about becoming a stargazer will find tremendous information here—highly recommended

Physiology, November 2017 | Best Sellers

February 2017 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Memoirs of Family, Harassment, & Black Lives Matter | January Nonfiction on Audio

Highly anticipated memoirs include those from Rose McGowan, Anne Fadiman, and Patrisse Khan-Cullors