Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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Old world, new world: Great Britain and America from the beginning

By Burk, Kathleen

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: 300

Call Number: 327.7304 BUR

A history of the relationship between Great Britain and the United States ranges from the establishment of the first English colony in the New World to the present day, examining both nations in terms of what connected them and what drove them apart.

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High financier: the lives and time of Siegmund Warburg

By Ferguson, Niall

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: 300

Call Number: 332.1092 FER

Examines the life of Siegmund Warburg and recaptures the business methods and ethical code that set him apart from those in the financial world today.

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A Place in the rain forest: settling the Costa Rican frontier

By Cole-Christensen, Darryl

Publishing Date: 1997

Classification: 300

Call Number: 333.3172 COL

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The military 100: a ranking of the most influential military leaders of all time

By Lanning, Michael Lee

Publishing Date: 1999, c1996

Classification: 300

Call Number: 355 LAN

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King of the road: true tales from a legendary ice road trucker

By Debogorski, Alex

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 300

Call Number: 388.3 DEB

"Inside one of the world's most dangerous jobs with the star of History's top-rated reality show, Ice Road Truckers The highest-rated reality show ever to hit the History channel, Ice Road Truckers follows the heart-pounding adventures of the tough-as-nails truckers who risk peril every day to deliver goods and supplies in Alaska and across Canada's frozen north. Alex shares tales of his adventures-and misadventures-in the north, and explain, in his own entertaining voice, how he got to where he is today-working class hero, bona-fide celebrity, and the improbable star of a smash-hit television show. Alex is a natural storyteller who knows how to spin tales about his colorful life growing up in the backwoods. Whether he's recounting tales about his hair-raising confrontations with bears, calculating the strength of newly formed ice, divulging the secrets of providing security in a bar room full of combative, drunken miners, or saving the life of another trucker, he keeps you wanting more. The first inside look at industry legend and fan favorite Alex Debogorski, a devout Christian, father of 11 children, and the world's best known truck driver. Includes thrilling adventures and behind-the-scenes insights that you won't find on the show. Features sidebars that explain the facts about ice roads, from how they're made to when and why they splinter and break. King of the Road gives fans of Ice Road Truckers a deep look inside the life and times of the show's biggest rising star."--Provided by publisher.

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Rough-hewn land: a geologic journey from California to the Rocky Mountains

By Meldahl, Keith Heyer

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 500

Call Number: 557.9 MEL

"Rough-Hewn Land tells the geologic story of the American West--the story of its rocks, rivers, mountains, earthquakes, and mineral wealth, including gold. It tells it by taking you on a 1000-mile-long field trip across the rough side of the continent from the California coast to the Rocky Mountains. This book puts you on the outcrop, geologic hammer in hand, to explore the evidence for how the spectacular, rough-hewn lands of the West came to be. When North America broke free from Eurasia and Africa some 200 million years ago, it triggered a cascade of violent geologic events that shaped the West we see today. As the west-moving continent crunched across the seabed of the ancient Pacific, islands and assorted pieces of ocean floor collected against its prow to build California--and plant gold there too. Meanwhile, mountains squeezed upward from California to Colorado, and vast quantities of molten rock seeded the crust with precious metals while spewing volcanic fire across the land. Later, the land stretched like an accordion to form the washboard-like Basin and Range province and Great Basin within it, while California began to crackle along the San Andreas fault. Throughout the West today, a near-constant drumroll of earthquakes testifies to a world still reshaping itself in response to the ceaseless movements of the Earth's tectonic plates. Rough-Hewn Land weaves these stories into the human history of the West. As we follow the adventures of John C. Frm?ont, Mark Twain, the Donner party, and other historic characters, we see how geologic forces have shaped human experience, just as they direct the fate of the West today"--

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Almost chimpanzee: searching for what makes us human, in rainforests, labs, sanctuaries, and zoos

By Cohen, Jon

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: 500

Call Number: 599.938 COH

How are we different from chimps? Scientists have focused on the similarities between the two species, when in fact it is an understanding of their differences that can reveal "what, exactly, it means to be human." Cohen's survey spans investigations into the chimp genome, brain, and physiognomy,

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The everything cast-iron cookbook

By Cooper, Cinnamon

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: 600

Call Number: 641.589 COO

"Every chef worth her skillet knows cast iron beats nonstick every time! In 'The Everything Cast-Iron Cookbook', you'll learn how easy it is to create healthy and delicious meals with these versatile pans..."--P.[4] of cover.

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The cake mix doctor returns

By Byrn, Anne

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: 600

Call Number: 641.8 BYR

Learn to transform ordinary cake mix into extraordinary cakes, through just the right additions.

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The good caregiver: a one-of-a-kind compassionate resource for anyone caring for an aging loved one

By Kane, Robert L.

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 600

Call Number: 649.8084 KAN

Offers a survival guide for new caregivers, explaining how to surmount legal, financial, and interpersonal challenges and offering personal stories from other caregivers.

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A trail through leaves: the journal as a path to place

By Hinchman, Hannah

Publishing Date: c1997

Classification: 800

Call Number: 808 HIN

A guide to cultivating intimacy with the natural world through journal-keeping explores the things we usually overlook and helps readers claim their senses through the creative disciplines of writing and drawing - (Baker & Taylor)

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Double discovery: a journey

By West, Jessamyn

Publishing Date: c1980

Classification: 800

Call Number: 818.5403 WES

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The end of history and the last man

By Fukuyama, Francis

Publishing Date: c1992

Classification: 900

Call Number: 901 FUK

Debates whether or not history has an end, defines two forces of human nature that continue to drive civilizations toward democracy, and tries to predict whether or not humankind will want to sustain democracy in the future - (Baker & Taylor)

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Let's Go Europe 2014

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 900

Call Number: 914.04

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A voyager out: the life of Mary Kingsley

By Frank, Katherine

Publishing Date: 1986

Classification: 900

Call Number: 916.6 FRA

Profiles Mary Kingsley's rise from obscurity in a bizarre English literary family to international fame as an explorer-geographer, scientist, and best-selling author of two books on West Africa - (Baker & Taylor)

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Nordic, Central, & Southeastern Europe 2013

By Thompson, Wayne C.

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: 900

Call Number: 940 THO

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Western Europe 2013

By Thompson, Wayne C.

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: 900

Call Number: 940 THO

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Children of Manzanar

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: 900

Call Number: 940.5317

Captures the experiences of some of the nearly four thousands children and young adults held at Manzanar during World War II under Executive Order 9066. An act that authorized the U.S. Army to undertake the rapid removal of more than one hundred thousand Japanese and Japanese Americans from the West Coast.

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Postwar: a history of Europe since 1945

By Judt, Tony

Publishing Date: 2005

Classification: 900

Call Number: 940.55 JUD

The first truly European history of contemporary Europe, from Lisbon to Leningrad, based on research in six languages, covering 34 countries across 60 years, using a great deal of material from newly available sources. The book integrates international relations, domestic politics, ideas, social change, economic development, and culture--high and low--into a single grand narrative. Every country has its chance to play the lead, and although the big themes are handled--including the cold war, the love/hate relationship with America, cultural and economic malaise and rebirth, and the myth and reality of unification--none of them is allowed to overshadow the rich pageant that is the whole.--From publisher description.

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Russia & the Commonwealth of Independent States 2013

By Shoemaker, Merle Wesley

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: 900

Call Number: 947 SHO

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