New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

April 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Membership records of the Roseville Christain [sic] Church, Roseville, IL.

April 18, 2014
Roseville Christian Church (Ill.)
[Ill.] : Warren County, Illinois, Genealogical Society, 1987-
v. ; 29-37 cm.
[v. 1.] 1892-1904 -- [v. 2.] 1904-1933 -- [v. 3.] 1929-1978.

A life in storytelling : anecdotes, stories to tell, stories with movement and dance, suggestions for educators

April 18, 2014
Wilkin, Binnie Tate, 1933-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
ix, 163 pages ; 23 cm

Cats : an illustrated miscellany

April 18, 2014
Vitoux, Frédéric, author.
©2014
249 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Originally published in French as Dictionnnaire amoureux des chats, version illustrée.
"This book is an abridged and illustrated edition of the original work published in French by Éditions Plon in 2008"--Colophon.

Jamie Durie's Edible garden design

April 18, 2014
Durie, Jamie, author.
New York, NY : Harper Design, 2014.
205 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Delicious designs from the ground up"--Cover.

Cubed : a secret history of the workplace

April 18, 2014
Saval, Nikil, author.
New York : Doubleday, [2014]
ix, 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The clerking class -- The birth of the office -- The white-blouse revolution -- Up the skyscraper -- Organization men and women -- Open plans -- Space invaders -- The office of the future -- The office and its ends.
Drawing from popular books, movies, comic strips and an abundance of management literature and business history, this surprising "secret history" shows how the white-collar world came to be, from the mid-19th century to today, and reveals what it might become.

Columbus Day

April 18, 2014
Kagermeier, Janice, artist.
[Cincinnati, OH] : Janice Kagermeier, 2013.
87 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Inkjet printing on textured fine art paper. Hardbound cover illustrated with images from a Sanborn Insurance Atlas of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a brown cloth spine.
"Columbus Day is a book of memories, with images of older papers and photographs, celebrating the immigration of the artist's father from a Bavarian village to America."-- Cincinnati Book Arts Society website.

When I...

April 18, 2014
Kagermeier, Janice, artist.
[Cincinnati, OH] : Janice Kagermeier, 2012.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 15 cm
Color images of ceramic pieces by Kentucky potter Greg Seigel. Beige cover illustrated with multicolored circles and bound with beige cord.
"November 2012."
"When I... is a joyful memorial to the ceramic creations by Kentucky potter Greg Seigel that the artist has collected."-- Cincinnati Book Arts Society website.

Selected speeches and writings of Theodore Roosevelt

April 18, 2014
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
New York : Vintage Books, A Division of Random House LLC, 2014.
xviii, 365 pages ; 24 cm

Smart money smart kids : raising the next generation to win with money

April 18, 2014
Ramsey, Dave.
Brentwood, Tennessee : Lampo Press, The Lampo Group, Inc., [2014]
xiv, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze teach parents how to raise money-smart kids in a debt-filled world.In Smart Money Smart Kids, financial expert and best-selling author Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze equip parents to teach their children how to win with money. Starting with the basics like working, spending, saving, and giving, and moving into more challenging issues like avoiding debt for life, paying cash for college, and battling discontentment, Dave and Rachel present a no-nonsense, common-sense approach for changing your family tree"-- Provided by publisher.

Ranking America's fifty states : a comparison in graphic detail

April 18, 2014
Dulberger, Michael D., author.
©2013
xi, 222 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm
Chiefly bar graphs.
Demographics -- Health -- Lifestyle -- Education -- Crime -- Environment -- Resources -- Personal finances -- State economy --Federal influence -- Map of the United States.
A compendium of facts about the states, presented graphically and covering a wide array of topics including demographic, economic, environmental, health, and crime variables. Hundreds of attributes are compared side by side, from life expectancy to murder rates, fourth-grade math proficiency scores to the number of food stamp recipients, and illicit drug use to the rate of firearm background checks per state.

World War I : the definitive visual guide : from Sarajevo to Versailles

April 18, 2014
Grant, R. G.
©2014
360 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 32 cm.
Includes index.

Heads up psychology

April 18, 2014
Weeks, Marcus, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, [2014].
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
includes index.

One man's folly : the exceptional houses of Furlow Gatewood

April 18, 2014
Reed, Julia.
©2014
223 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 32 cm

Congratulations, by the way : some thoughts on kindness

April 18, 2014
Saunders, George, 1958-
New York : Random House, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 19 cm
Drawing on his well-received convocation address at Syracuse University, one of today's most influential and original writers shows how to lead a kinder, more fulfilling life.

Drawing the Hollywood book of fame : over 400 drawings with words

April 18, 2014
Dowling, Jerry.
©2014
112 pages : chiefly illustrated (some colored) ; 28 cm
Cover title.

The humanities and public life

April 18, 2014
New York : Fordham University Press, [2014].
vii, 164 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction / Peter Brooks -- Ordinary incredulous / Judith Butler -- Poetry, injury, and the ethics of reading / Elaine Scarry -- The ethics of reading / Charles Larmore -- Responses and discussion / Kwame Anthony Appiah, Jonathan Culler, Derek Attridge -- The raw and the half-cooked / Patricia J. Williams -- Conquering the obstacles to kingdom and fate : the ethics of reading and the university administrator / Ralph J. Hexter (with Craig Buckwald) -- Responses and discussion / Richard Sennett, Michael Roth, William Germano -- The call of another's words / Jonathan Lear -- On humanities and human rights / Paul W. Kahn -- Responses and discussion / Kim Lane Scheppele, Didier Fassin.

The secret language of animals : a guide to remarkable behavior

April 18, 2014
Benyus, Janine M., author.
New York, NY : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, [2014]
480 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Been there, done that--try this! : an Aspie mentors' guide to life on earth

April 18, 2014
London Philadelphia Jessica Kingsley Publishers, [2014].
335 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Preface -- The 17 stressors -- Overcoming anxiety -- Overcoming poor self-esteem -- Accepting and working with change -- Living with meltdowns -- Overcoming depression -- Living with sensory issues -- Making and keeping friends -- Living with personal management issues -- Understanding and succeeding with intimacy, dating, sex and marriage -- Understanding and expressing emotions -- "Faking it" -- Getting and keeping a job -- Disclosing a diagnosis -- Bullying -- Choosing a career -- Improving empathetic attunement -- Should I be tested for Asperger's/HFA? -- About the Aspie mentors -- Meet the Aspie mentors -- Contributing artists -- Appendix : the survey questionnaire -- Links and resources.

Paleo for every day : 4 weeks of paleo diet recipes & meal plans to lose weight & improve health.

April 18, 2014
Berkeley, Calif. : Rockridge Press, c2014.
186 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Six amendments : how and why we should change the Constitution

April 18, 2014
Stevens, John Paul, 1920-
New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2014].
vii, 177 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
A retired Supreme Court Justice describes how the U.S. Constitution needs to be amended, detailing six specific changes that will protect democracy and ensure the safety and well-being of all American citizens.

Life application study Bible : New International Version.

April 18, 2014
Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers ; Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, 2005.
xxiii, 2375 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 23 cm
Includes indexes.

The new vegetarian cooking for everyone

April 18, 2014
Madison, Deborah.
Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2014]
vi, 665 pages ; 26 cm.
Originally published: New York : Broadway Books, 1997.
Includes index.
Becoming a cook -- Foundations of flavor ingredients and seasonings in the kitchen -- Sauces and condiments -- Appetizers and first courses greetings from the cook -- Sandwiches a casual meal -- Salads for all seasons -- Soups from scratch -- Vegetable stew, sautes, and stir-fries -- Gratins hearty dishes for all seasons -- Beans plain and fancy -- Vegetables the heart of the matter -- Pasta, noodles, and dumplings -- Savory tarts, pies, turnovers, and pizzas -- Grains kernels and seeds of life -- Eggs and cheese -- Tofu, tempeh, and miso -- Breakfast any time -- Breads by hand -- Desserts ending on a sweet note.

Philadelphia

December 21, 2014
Harris, Bill, 1933-
New York : Mayflower Books, 1980.
95 p. : col. ill. ; 33 cm.

Burma road

December 20, 2014
Smith, Nicol.
Garden City, N.Y., Garden City publishing co., inc. [1942]
333 p., 30 unnumbered pages of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Maps on lining-papers.

No excuses art journaling : making time for creativity

April 17, 2014
Armfield, Gina, author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2013]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

You are not special... and other encouragements

April 17, 2014
McCullough, David, Jr., author.
New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
xxxii, 316 pages ; 19 cm
A profound expansion of David McCullough, Jr.'s popular commencement speech—a call to arms against a prevailing, narrow, conception of success viewed by millions on YouTube—You Are (Not) Special is a love letter to students and parents as well as a guide to a truly fulfilling, happy life. Children today, says David McCullough—high school English teacher, father of four, and son and namesake of the famous historian—are being encouraged to sacrifice passionate engagement with life for specious notions of success. The intense pressure to excel discourages kids from taking chances, failing, and learning empathy and self-confidence from those failures. In You Are (Not) Special, McCullough elaborates on his now-famous speech exploring how, for what purpose, and for whose sake, we're raising our kids. With wry, affectionate humor, McCullough takes on hovering parents, ineffectual schools, professional college prep, electronic distractions, club sports, and generally the manifestations, and the applications and consequences of privilege. By acknowledging that the world is indifferent to them, McCullough takes pressure off of students to be extraordinary achievers and instead exhorts them to roll up their sleeves and do something useful with their advantages.

The night before college

April 17, 2014
Sones, Sonya, author.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [2014].
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 15 cm.

He texted : the ultimate guide to decoding guys

April 17, 2014
Winning, Lisa.
New York : Gallery Books, [2014].
viii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Bro my god -- He friended -- He chatted -- He texted! -- You texted -- again -- He group texted -- He updated -- E txd -- He ranted -- He sexted -- He linked -- We dated -- He :) -- He lied -- He booty texted -- He ended it -- He loves you -- Signing off.

Lost and found in Johannesburg : a memoir

April 17, 2014
Gevisser, Mark.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
x, 328 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
"An inner-life of Johannesburg that turns on the author's fascination with maps, boundaries, and transgressions"-- Provided by publisher.

The lion and the mouse

April 17, 2014
Broom, Jenny.
Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
"How can a humble little mouse save a great and mighty lion? Find out in this fresh retelling of one of Aesop's most popular fables. Interactive artwork makes you the storyteller! Release the mouse from the lion's claws and free the lion from his net simply by turning the page."--P. [4] of cover.

Toyota Prius automotive repair manual

April 17, 2014
Imhoff, Tim, author.
Sparkford Nr Yeovil, England : Haynes Publishing Group ; Newbury Park, California : Haynes North America, Inc., [2013].
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Includes index.
"92081"--Cover.

Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute & Mercury Mariner automotive repair manual

April 17, 2014
Stubblefield, Mike.
Sparkford Nr Yeovil, Somerset, England : Haynes Pub. Group ; Newbury Park, Calif. : Haynes North America, c2013.
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 27 cm.
Includes index.
"36022"--Cover.

George Stacey and the creation of American chic

April 17, 2014
Footer, Maureen, author.
New York ; Paris ; London ; Milan : Rizzoli, [2014].
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm

A window on eternity : a biologist's walk through Gorongosa National Park

April 17, 2014
Wilson, Edward O.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
xix, 149 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm + 1 DVD (4 3/4 inches)
The search for eternity -- The sacred mountain of Mozambique -- Once there were giants -- War and redemption -- Dung and blood -- The twenty-foot crocodile -- The elephant whisperer -- The house of spiders -- The clash of insect civilizations -- The log of an entomological expedition -- The struggle for existence -- The conservation of eternity.
"The remarkable story of how one of the most biologically diverse habitats in the world was destroyed, restored, and continues to evolve--with stunning, full-color photographs by two of the world's best wildlife photographers. In 1976, Gorongosa National Park was the premier park in Mozambique, boasting one of the densest wildlife populations in all of Africa. Across 1,500 square miles of lush green floodplains, thick palm forests, swampy lakes, and vast plains roamed creatures great and small, from herds of wildebeest and elephant to countless bird species and insects yet to be classified. Then came the civil war of 1978-1992, when much of the ecosystem was destroyed, reducing some large animal populations by 90 percent or more. Due to a remarkable conservation effort sponsored by an American entrepreneur, the park was restored in the 1990s and is now evolving back to its former state. This is the story of that incredible transformation and why such biological diversity is so important. In A Window on Eternity, world-renowned biologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward O. Wilson shows why biodiversity is vital to the future of the Earth, including our human population. It is in places like Gorongosa in Africa, explains Wilson, that our own species evolved. Wilson takes readers to the forested groves of the park's watershed on sacred Mount Gorongosa, then far away to deep gorges along the edge of the Rift Valley, places previously unexplored by biologists, with the aim of discovering new species and assessing their ancient origins. He treats readers to a war between termites and raider ants, describes 'conversations' with elephant herds, and explains the importance of a one-day 'bioblitz.' Praised as 'one of the finest scientists writing today' (Los Angeles Times), Wilson uses the story of Gorongosa to show the significance of biodiversity to humankind"-- Provided by publisher.

Physics : an illustrated history of the foundations of science

April 17, 2014
Jackson, Tom, 1972- author.
New York : Shelter Harbor Press, [2013]
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm. + 1 fold-out timeline.
Includes A timeline history of physics in back pocket.
The dawn of science -- The scientific revolution -- From classical to modern physics -- The subatomic age -- Modern physics.

Out of office

April 17, 2014
Salt, Simon, author.
©2014
viii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Why you shouldn't try an out of office experience -- The benefits -- The challenges -- Working from home -- Working on the road -- Getting organized -- Rule setting - Work/life integration -- Time to go back to the office -- Tools and tech to help.
Work where you want, when you want! Want the flexibility to work outside the office? It's not all "peaches and cream"! There are real pitfalls, real tradeoffs, real hassles. But there are also real solutions. Whether you're freelancing, telecommuting, or workshifting, this up-to-the-minute guide will help you anticipate every challenge-and overcome them!

The sober truth : debunking the bad science behind 12-step programs and the rehab industry

April 17, 2014
Dodes, Lance M.
Boston : Beacon Press, [2014]
ix, 179 pages ; 24 cm
The problem -- The rise of AA -- Does AA work? -- The business of rehab and the broken promise of "AA-plus" -- So, what does work to treat addiction? -- What the addicts say -- Why does AA work when it does? -- The myths of addiction -- The failure of addiction research, and designing the perfect study.

Rising sun, falling skies : the disastrous Java Sea campaign of World War II

April 17, 2014
Cox, Jeffrey R., author.
Oxford, UK : Osprey Publishing, 2014.
487 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
In the immediate aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese juggernaut quickly racked up victory after victory. Desperate to secure resource-rich regions in the Pacific and ensure their continued dominance of South East Asia, Japanese forces were determined in their efforts to conquer Malaya, Singapore and the oil-rich islands around Java Sea - Borneo, Sumatra and Java itself. In the face of this seemingly unstoppable tide stood a small Allied force - American, Australian, British and Dutch. Thrown together by circumstance; cut off from reinforcements or in many cases retreat; operating with old, obsolete equipment and dwindling supplies, there was little hope of victory. Indeed, the month-long Java Sea Campaign, as it subsequently became known, quickly evolved from a traditional test of arms into a test of character. In the face of a relentless enemy and outnumbered, outgunned and alone, they defiantly held on, attempting to buy weeks, days, even hours until a better line of defense - and offense - could be established. These were the men of the US Asiatic Feet, the British Far Eastern Fleet, the Royal Netherlands Navy's East Indies Squadron and the Royal Australian Navy. And their supporting units like Patrol Wing Ten, the Royal Netherlands Naval Air Service, the US Army Air Force's 17th Pursuit Squadron and submarines of all these fine nations. A campaign that has been too often either ignored by historians or criticised for poor command decisions, this is the story of the sailors and the airmen at the sharp end, and how they fought and endured the first months of the War in the Pacific.

Rodale's basic organic gardening : a beginner's guide to starting a healthy garden

April 17, 2014
Martin, Deborah L., author.
New York : Rodale, 2014.
ix, 326 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Get to know organic gardening -- Getting started -- Soil care basics -- Starting seeds, tending transplants -- Easy-growing plants for every garden -- Garden care basics -- Troubleshooting and problem solving -- Organic gardening through the seasons.
General garden-building skills (from "Do I need to dig?" to "Where do I dig?") and specific techniques (from "How do I plant a seed?" to "How much should I water?") are presented in growing-season order -- from garden planning and planting to growing and harvesting. Many other need-to-know topics like soil, compost, seeds, pest control, and weeds are explained in simple language to ensure success, even on a small scale, on the first try. More than 100 common garden terms are defined, and Smart Starts sidebars offer doable projects to build confidence and enthusiasm for expanding a garden when a gardener is ready. A flower, vegetable, and herb finder highlights easycare plants with good track records. Plus, there are no-dig garden methods, simple garden layouts, and tips and hints inspired by the most popular page views on OrganicGardening.com. --Publishers description

Lean in : for graduates

April 17, 2014
Sandberg, Sheryl.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014].
xviii, 406 pages ; 19 cm
A letter to graduates -- Introduction: Internalizing the revolution -- The leadership ambition gap: what would you do if you weren't afraid? -- Sit at the table -- Success and likeability -- It's a jungle gym, not a ladder -- Are you my mentor? -- Seek and speak your truth -- Don't leave before you leave -- Make your partner a real partner -- The myth of doing it all -- Let's start talking about it -- Working together toward equality -- Sara's story: I overcame my fear and ran for mayor of my town -- Allison's story: We are not leftover. We are leaning in -- Own who you are / by Mellody Hobson -- Nola's story: To understand my future, I had to understand my past -- Matthew's story: I learned to sit at the table -- Man up and lean in / by Kunal Modi -- Ursula's story: Where I was didn't define who I was -- Marie's story: I testified against my rapist -- Listen to your inner voice / by Rachel Simmons -- Ty-Licia's story: I learned to be myself -- Mana's story: I spoke out about my eating disorder and recovery -- Find your first job / by Mindy Levy -- Regina's story: Don't deny your dream -- Jessica's story: I negotiated for a raise -- Negotiate your salary / by Kim Keating -- Jana's story: A group to boost my confidence -- Sindhura's story: I took a risk and stepped on the gas -- Let's lean in together / by Rachel Thomas -- The beginning, not the end.
"Expanded and updated exclusively for graduates just entering the workforce, this extraordinary edition of Lean In includes a letter to graduates from Sheryl Sandberg and six additional chapters from experts offering advice on finding and getting the most out of a first job; resume writing; best interviewing practices; negotiating your salary; listening to your inner voice; owning who you are; and leaning in for millennial men. In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In became a massive cultural phenomenon and its title became an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of best-seller lists both nationally and internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theaters, dominated op-ed pages, appeared on every major television show and on the cover of Time magazine, and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership. Now, this enhanced edition provides the entire text of the original book updated with more recent statistics and features a passionate letter from Sandberg encouraging graduates to find and commit to work they love. A combination of inspiration and practical advice, this new edition will speak directly to graduates and, like the original, will change lives. New Material for the Graduate Edition: · A Letter to Graduates from Sheryl Sandberg · Find Your First Job, by Mindy Levy (Levy has more than twenty years of experience in all phases of organizational management and holds degrees from Wharton and Penn) · Negotiate Your Salary, by Kim Keating (Keating is the founder and managing director of Keating Advisors) · Man Up: Millennial Men and Equality, by Kunal Modi (Modi is a consultant at McKinsey & Company and a recent graduate of Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School) · Leaning In Together, by Rachel Thomas (Thomas is the president of Lean In) · Own Who You Are, by Mellody Hobson (Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments) · Listen to Your Inner Voice, by Rachel Simmons (Simmons is cofounder of the Girls Leadership Institute) · 12 Lean In stories (500-word essays), by readers around the world who have been inspired by Sandberg"-- Provided by publisher.

Nothing : surprising insights everywhere from zero to oblivion

April 17, 2014
New York : The Experiment, [2014]
vi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Profile Books Ltd"--Title page verso.

Eating dangerously : why the government can't keep your food safe... and how you can

April 17, 2014
Booth, Michael, 1965-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
x, 186 pages ; 24 cm
Pt. I. Should we be afraid of our food? -- Sick : It's what's for dinner -- Too many cooks, not enough test tubes -- Tracing to safety : The real-life "CSI" behind food outbreaks -- The whole world in your kitchen -- Dirty dishes : What happens to the perpetrators? -- Pt. II. How to feed your family safely and sanely -- Handle with care (and bleach) -- Killer spouts and slimy spinach : The most dangerous foods may surprise you -- Dances with DNA, and reconsidering radiation -- So now you're sick -- Eating healthy and eating safe : No, they aren't the same thing.
This two-part guide to our food system's problems and how consumers can help protect themselves is written by two seasoned journalists who helped break the story of the 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people.

Wild : 75 freshwater tropical fish of the world

April 17, 2014
Ford, Flick, 1954- author.
Seymour, CT : Greenwich Workshop Press, 2013.
176 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 19 x 26 cm
Includes index.

The Times of the seventies : the culture, politics, and personalities that shaped the decade

April 17, 2014
©2013
viii, 328 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Includes index.
National -- International -- Business -- New York -- Science, technology and health -- Life & style -- Arts & entertainment -- Sports.
There is no better record of events then the New York Times and now, The Times of the Seventies captures the history, culture, and personalities of the decade through hundreds of hand-selected articles and compelling original commentary in this unique and fascinating book.

Journey with the whitetail : a photographic exploration through field & forest

April 17, 2014
Raycroft, Mark.
Minocqua, Wis. : Willow Creek Press, [2013].
142 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)

101 American geo-sites you've gotta see

April 17, 2014
Dickas, Albert B.
Missoula, MT : Mountain Press Pub. Company, c2012.
xi, 250 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.

Keeping your kids out of the emergency room : a guide to childhood injuries and illnesses

April 17, 2014
Johnson, Christopher M.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2014]
vii, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
To go or not to go : the parents' dilemma -- What should you do? -- Fever -- Coughs, sneezes, sore throats, and ear aches -- Breathing troubles -- Digestive and abdominal problems -- Bumps and conks on the head -- Sprains, dislocations, and broken bones -- Cuts, lacerations, and other skin injuries -- Rashes -- Overdoses, poisonings, and bites -- Headaches, convulsions, and altered mental states -- Allergic reactions -- Other miscellaneous conditions -- A parents' guide to how emergency departments work.

Daffodil : the remarkable story of the world's most popular spring flower

April 17, 2014
Kingsbury, Noël.
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, [ 2013]
220 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Daffodil definitions -- From the tombs of the pharaohs: early daffodil history -- Travelling, changing, and multiplying: the nineteenth century -- Cornwall: centre of the daffodil universe -- Breeders and conservers: daffodil people -- Gone native: daffodil colonies and hotspots -- Daffodils in the garden.
This book charts the remarkable story of the daffodil from the tombs of the Pharaohs, through pre-Darwin evolutionary theory, to Cornwall's burgeoning bulb business and diversification efforts by breeders seeking the definitive bloom. Today's gardener's have a rich palette including the pink-cupped Backhouse hybrids, the star-like 'Firebrand' bred by Engleheart, and P.D. Williams's 'Killigrew', described as "perfect in form, balance, and quality." Garden cultivation notes, description, and recommendations introduce the delights of the less well-known daffodils such as the fragrant Jonquils and windswept Narcissus cyclamineus without neglecting the classics such as bold, butter yellow 'King Alfred'. Exquisite plant portraits combine with an engaging narrative to capture the spirit of these delightful spring flowers that immortalize the work of early plant breeders, offer a tempting array of plant options to gardeners, and bring continuing pleasure to all.--INSIDE FLAP.

Must-see birds of the Pacific Northwest

April 17, 2014
Swanson, Sarah, 1979-
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, c2013.
243 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 23 cm.
Presents a guide to eighty-five species of birds in the region, with detailed information on physical features, habitats, migration patterns, foraging habits, and the best viewing places.

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