New Books at the Public Library - 2/24
February 25, 2016 - 2:25 PM
Always Hungry?: Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently
Leading Harvard Medical School expert and "obesity warrior" (TIME magazine) rewrites the rules on weight loss, diet, and health.
The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge
NOW THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE A thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge set against the nineteenth-century American frontier, the astonishing story of real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh GlassThe year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the Company's finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two Company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies. When the men abandon him instead, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, Glass sets out crawling inch by inch across more than three thousand miles of uncharted American frontier.
Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? Randall Munroe is here to help. In Thing Explainer, he uses line drawings and only the thousand (or, rather, "ten hundred" most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is, including: food-heating radio boxes (microwaves) tall roads (bridges) computer buildings (datacenters) the shared space house (the International Space Station) the other worlds around the sun (the solar system) the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates) the pieces everything is made of (the periodic table) planes with turning wings (helicopters) boxes that make clothes smell better (washers and dryers) the bags of stuff inside you (cells) How do these things work? Where do they come from? What would life be like without them? And what would happen if we opened them up, heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button? In Thing Explainer, Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and so many more.
Dr. Kellyann's Bone Broth Diet: Lose Up to 15 Pounds, 4 Inches--and Your Wrinkles!--in Just 21 Days
The New York Times says it "ranks with green juice and coconut water as the next magic potion in the eternal quest for perfect health. ABC News calls it "the new juice craze". Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Shailene Woodley, Salma Hayek, and Kobe Bryant are hooked on it. It's bone broth--and it's the core of New York Times bestseller Dr. Kellyann's Bone Broth Diet.As a naturopathic physician and weight-loss specialist, Dr. Kellyann has helped thousands of patients achieve spectacular weight loss and more youthful-looking skin through her bone broth diet. Packed with fat-burning nutrients, skin-tightening collagen components, and gut-healing and anti-inflammatory properties, bone broth is the key to looking and feeling younger than ever before.
The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups
An acclaimed expert on parenting and childhood development argues that kids today are suffering because their parents are no longer in charge - and explains what parents and educators can do to reverse this trend
Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret. By accessing our personal power, we can achieve "presence", the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's revolutionary book reveals, we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence.
Cracking the ACT with 6 Practice Tests, 2016 Edition
THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get all the prep you need to ace the ACT with 6 full-length practice tests, thorough ACT topic reviews, and extra practice online.Techniques That Actually Work.* Powerful tactics to help you avoid traps and beat the ACT* Tips for pacing yourself, choosing a LOTD, logical guessing, and more* Essential strategies to help you work smarter, not harder Everything You Need to Know for a High Score.* Complete coverage of all test topics, including the new reading andwriting sections* Thorough review of the skills necessary to ace all five ACT sections* Bulleted chapter summaries for quick reviewPractice Your Way to Perfection.* 6 full-length practice tests (4 in the book, 2 online) with detailedanswer explanations* Drills for each test section - English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing* Instant score reports for online tests, plus optional LiveGrader(TM) essay scoring.
A Doctor in the House: My Life with Ben Carson
"The life of a neurosurgeon isn't an easy one, and Ben has been required to go above and beyond the call of duty almost constantly. The life of a neurosurgeon's wife isn't much easier. But it's all been worth it. Together, we've been through poverty, tragedy, wealth, and joy, and we've had each other's backs. I love that guy!"- CANDY CARSON
Like most Americans, you might think of Ben Carson as a trailblazing brain surgeon and, in the last few years, as an outspoken commentator on national issues. But his wife of more than forty years knows him as so much more: a loving husband, a devoted father, a devout Christian, a committed philanthropist, and a fierce patriot. Now Candy Carson introduces us to the private side of a very public figure as she shares the inspiring story of their marriage and their family.
The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel
The New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife returns with a triumphant new novel about New York's "Swans" of the 1950s - and the scandalous, headline-making, and enthralling friendship between literary legend Truman Capote and peerless socialite Babe Paley. Of all the glamorous stars of New York high society, none blazes brighter than Babe Paley. Her flawless face regularly graces the pages of Vogue, and she is celebrated and adored for her ineffable style and exquisite taste, especially among her friends - the alluring socialite Swans Slim Keith, C. Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, and Pamela Churchill. By all appearances, Babe has it all: money, beauty, glamour, jewels, influential friends, a prestigious husband, and gorgeous homes.
The Shred Power Cleanse: Eat Clean. Get Lean. Burn Fat.
Dr. Ian is answering Shredder Nation's call for a short-term, fast-acting cleanse that will help you reset and power through to your new weight loss goal!The SHRED Power Cleanse takes the classic detox plan to a new level. You won't find any fiberless, anemic juices on this regimen! Dr. Ian lays out each day of the two-week program, giving you everything you need to jump-start BIG change:- More than 50 smoothie recipes built to boost your immunity and maintain your protein and fiber intake, including Dr. Ian's signature Purple Power Cleanse smoothie - Fresh salads and other clean foods to fill you up and keep your energy level high- Detoxifying exercise regiments for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels- A Weekend Power Tune-up bonus, designed to keep you on track long after the two weeks of the cleanse are up and all some Shred Cleansers will need.
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