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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Firefighters A to Z

By Demarest, Chris L.

Publishing Date: c2000

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J628.9 DEM

An alphabetic look at a firefighter's day.

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Who in the world was the secretive printer: the story of Johannes Gutenberg

By Beckham, Robert

Publishing Date: 2005

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J686.209 BEC

Documents the life of Johann Gutenberg, discussing how he revolutionized book printing with the invention of movable type.

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The mad potter: George E. Ohr, eccentric genius

By Greenberg, Jan

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J738.092 GRE

Illustrated with evocative historical photographs and over fifty color reproductions of his ceramics, The Mad Potter tells the extraordinary story of an eccentric American maverick who was determined to make his mark and who never stopped believing that even the unlikeliest dreams can come true.

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Beethoven for kids: his life and music with 21 activities

By Bauer, Helen

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J780.92 BAU

Examines the life of eighteenth-century composer Ludwig van Beethoven, discussing his difficult childhood, early gift for music, volatile personality, hearing loss, and the influence of other composers on his work. Includes twenty-one related activities.

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Verdi for kids: his life and music : with 21 activities

By Bauer, Helen

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J782.109 BAU

Along with learning about various opera jobs, opera production, what takes place at rehearsals, and opera house history, inquisitive kids will gain a fuller understanding of the influential 19th century composer's life, times, and music and how Verdi intersected with the great musicians and events of his lifetime.

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Good brother, bad brother: the story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth

By Giblin, James

Publishing Date: c2005

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J792.028 GIB

Most people know the name John Wilkes Booth, but few likely have heard of his elder brother Edwin. Find out about the brothers through first-hand accounts. Learn how alike and how different they were, and how each made a lasting impression on American history.

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Extreme motocross

By Kalman, Bobbie

Publishing Date: c2004

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J796.756 KAL

Presents an introduction to the extreme sport of motocross, examining the history of motocross; looking at bikes and gear; discussing safety, techniques, and competitions; introducing some of the stars of the sport; and including a glossary.

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The new adventures of Mother Goose: gentle rhymes for happy times

By Lansky, Bruce

Publishing Date: c1993

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J811.54 LAN

A collection of contemporary Mother Goose rhymes, based on the original characters.

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The new kid on the block: poems

By Prelutsky, Jack

Publishing Date: c1984

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J811.54 PRE

Humorous poems about such strange creatures and people as Baloney Belly Billy and the Gloopy Gloopers.

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The golden book of fun and nonsense

Publishing Date: c1999

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J821

A selection of limericks, nonsense verse, tongue twisters, and humorous poetry by well-known writers.

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Canterbury tales

By Cohen, Barbara

Publishing Date: c1988

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J821.2 COH

Several of the popular stories are retold with handsome illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman. Beautiful edition of selected stories including: The Pardoner's Tale and The Wife of Bath's Tale. In 1386, Chaucer recorded, or created, the stories spun by 30 pilgrims traveling from London to Canterbury. Cohen and Hyman have responded to Chaucer's masterpiece with lively prose and unforgettable pictures that evoke the colorful world of 14th-century England. Full color.

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Mountains

By Oxlade, Chris

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J910.914 OXL

Presents an introduction to mountains, covering such topics as their different types and physical features, the plants and animals that live on them, and the hazards of mountain climbing and exploration. -- "If you were going to climb and explore in a mountainous environment, what would you need to know? What would you pack? And who would be helpful to take along? This book gives you the knowledge you need to plan your trip!"

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See inside an Egyptian town

By Unstead, R. J.

Publishing Date: 1986

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J932 UNS

Provides a close look at the buildings and activities in an Egyptian town begun in 1375 B.C. to honor the god Aten.

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Who in the world was the unready king: the story of Ethelred

By Clark, Connie

Publishing Date: c2005

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J942.017 CLA

Tells the story of Ethelred, the last Anglo-Saxon king, crowned at the age of ten, and explains how he and his sons lost England to Viking invaders.

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Germany (2nd Series)

By Blashfield, Jean F.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J943 BLA

Examines the geography, history, and government of Germany, while highlighting its achievements in art, medicine and industry.

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Poland (2nd Series)

By Mara, Wil

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J943.8 MAR

Describes the geography, history, government, economy, and culture of Poland.

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France (2nd Series)

By Sonneborn, Liz

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J944 SON

Describes the history, geography, population, wildlife, climate, economy, religion, and culture of France.

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Sweden (2nd Series)

By Heinrichs, Ann

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J948.5 HEI

Describes the geography, history, government, economy, and culture of Sweden.

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Iceland (2nd Series)

By Somervill, Barbara A.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J949.12 SOM

Discusses the history, government, culture, people, climate, wildlife, and plants of this island nation.

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Who in the world was the acrobatic empress: the story of Theodora

By Phillips, Robin

Publishing Date: c2006

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J949.501 PHI

Presents the story of Theodora, who with her husband Justinian, ruled the Byzantine world during the sixth century A.D.