Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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Wild boy: the real life of the savage of Aveyron

By Losure, Mary

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 305.2308 LOS

Presents the true story of a late-eighteenth-century feral youth who was discovered in the woods of Southern France and who endured harrowing changes imposed by people who attempted to civilize him.

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Freedom Summer: the 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

By Rubin, Susan Goldman

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 323.1196 RUB

An award-winning author offers a riveting account of the civil rights crusade in Mississippi 50 years ago that brought on shocking violence and the beginning of a new political order.

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Son of Sam case: Simon & Schuster Inc. v. Members of New York State Crime Victims Board

By Gold, Susan Dudley

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 344.7303 GOL

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Leaving China: an artist paints his World War II childhood

By McMullan, James

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.6092 MCM

Illustrator James McMullan discusses how his early childhood in China and his wartime journeys with his mother influenced his life and career.

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Alive in the killing fields: surviving the Khmer Rouge genocide

By Keat, Nawuth

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 959.6042 KEN

The gripping story of a young boy who survived the atrocities in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge and escaped to the United States.

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Computer graphics: from concept to consumer

By Cunningham, Kevin

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J006.602 CUN

Explores the computer graphics industry and what it takes to be a computer graphic designer.

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Tales of the Greek heroes

By Green, Roger Lancelyn

Publishing Date: 2013, c1958

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J292.13 GRE

Greece is haunted by more than 3000 years of legend and history. In this retelling of the Heroic Age, you will meet many of the gods and mortals whose adventures are some of the oldest and most famous stories in the world.

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Six days in October: the stock market crash of 1929

By Blumenthal, Karen

Publishing Date: c2002

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J332.64 BLU

A comprehensive review of the events, personalities, and mistakes behind the Stock Market Crash of 1929, featuring photographs, newspaper articles, and cartoons of the day.

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Park scientists: Gila monsters, geysers, and grizzly bears in America's own backyard

By Carson, Mary Kay

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J333.783 CAR

Describes the work of scientists in America's national parks, as they study geysers, grizzly bears, salamanders, cacti, and fireflies.

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Plastic, ahoy: investigating the great Pacific garbage patch

By Newman, Patricia

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J363.738 NEW

Plastic: it's used to make everything from drink bottles and bags to toys and toothbrushes. But what happens when it ends up where it doesn't belong-- like in the Pacific Ocean? How does it affect ocean life? Is it dangerous? And exactly how much is out there? A team of researchers went on a scientific expedition to find out. They explored the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where millions of pieces of plastic have collected. The plastic has drifted there from rivers, beaches, and ocean traffic all over the world. Most of it has broken down into tiny pieces the size of confetti.

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The Nazi hunters: how a team of spies and survivors captured the world's most notorious Nazi

By Bascomb, Neal

Publishing Date: [2013]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J364.15 BAS

Recounts how, sixteen years after the end of World War II, a team of undercover Israeli agents captured the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in a remote area of Argentina and brought him to trial in Israel for crimes committed during the Holocaust.

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The race underground: Boston, New York, and the incredible rivalry that built America's first subway

By Most, Doug

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J388.4 MOS

"In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew larger, the streets became increasingly clogged with horse-drawn carts. When the great blizzard of 1888 brought New York City to a halt, a solution had to be found. Two brothers--Henry Melville Whitney of Boston and William Collins Whitney of New York City--pursued the dream of his city being the first American metropolis to have a subway and the great race was on. The competition between Boston and New York was played out in an era not unlike our own, one of economic upheaval, job losses, bitter political tensions, and the question of America's place in the world. The Race Underground is peopled with the famous, like Boss Tweed, and Thomas Edison, and the not-so-famous, like the countless "sandhogs" who dug and blasted into the earth's crust, sometimes losing their lives in the process of building the subway's tunnels. Doug Most chronicles the science of the subway, looks at fears people had about travelling underground and tells a story as exciting as any ever ripped from the pages of U.S. history. The Race Underground is a great American saga of two rival American cities, the powerful interests within, and an invention that changed the lives of millions"--

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The emperor's new clothes: a folk tale classic

By Andersen, H. C.

Publishing Date: [2014?]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.2 AND

Two rascally weavers convince the emperor they are making him beautiful new clothes, visible only to those fit for their posts, but during a royal procession in which he first wears them, a child whispers that the emperor has nothing on.

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Persephone

By Clayton, Sally Pomme

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.2 CLA

An illustrated retelling of the story of the goddess Persephone, who was forced to live underground and become Hades' bride, until her mother finds a way to reunite with her daughter and release her from Hades' Underworld.

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Pegasus

By Mayer, Marianna

Publishing Date: 1998

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.2 MAY

Retells how Bellerophon, son of the king of Corinth, secures the help of the winged horse Pegasus in order to fight the monstrous Chimera.

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The beautiful stories of life: six Greek myths, retold

By Rylant, Cynthia

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.2 RYL

Retells the myths about Pandora, Persephone, Orpheus, Pygmalion, Narcissus, and Psyche.

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Aesop in California

By Hansen, Doug

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.24 HAN

A collection of Aesop's fables, retold and illustrated to feature places and creatures in California. Includes historical notes about Aesop and the tales, and facts about the animals and locations photographed.

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Why do ice cubes float: questions and answers about the science of everyday materials

By Canavan, Thomas

Publishing Date: c2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J502 CAN

"Answers common questions young readers have about a variety of materials"--

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Island: a story of the Galápagos

By Chin, Jason

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J508.866 CHI

An island is about to be born- one that in time will become the home of plants and animals that exist nowhere else on Earth. This book is the biography of a Gala´pagos island- from birth, through adolescence, to adulthood, and beyond.

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Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland: a math adventure

By Neuschwander, Cindy

Publishing Date: c2001

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J516 NEU

To earn his knighthood, Radius must find and rescue a missing king. His father, Sir Cumferance, and his mother, Lady Di of Ameter, give him a circular medallion (a protractor) that he uses to find his way through a maze of many angles.

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