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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The notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci

By Leonardo

Publishing Date: [2003?]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 709.24 LEO

Leonardo filled his notebooks with sketches of inventions; he did not intend any of his notes to be published during his lifetime. By reading his notes, we gain insights into his passions and preoccupations.

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Stitch 'n bitch crochet: the happy hooker

By Stoller, Debbie

Publishing Date: 2006

Classification: 700

Call Number: 746.434 STO

An introduction to the art of crochet brings together detailed, step-by-step instructions, tips on tools and materials, fundamental techniques, and an array of creative designs and projects for beginning needleworkers.

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Titian

By Wolf, Norbert

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: 700

Call Number: 759.5 WOL

This title introduces readers to the Venetian artist with an innovative format that marries Titian's voice with his works, allowing the artist's own words to deepen the appreciation of his achievements.

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Ansel Adams

By Cannon, Basil

Publishing Date: [1999]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 779.936 CAN

This book is a selection of representative examples of Ansel Adams' National Park Service Photographs.

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Long time gone: the autobiography of David Crosby

By Crosby, David

Publishing Date: 1988

Classification: 700

Call Number: 784.54 CRO

The Story of rock 'n' roll artist David Crosby's ride on the roller coaster of celebrity and misfortune.

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Tango: the dance, the song, the story

Publishing Date: 1997

Classification: 700

Call Number: 793.3198

Exquisite publication, written by respected scholars and artist, combines scholarly research with a pleasant writing style. Covers tango's history from early-19th century to the present, addressing tango's spread into Europe and North America and its 'golden age' in Buenos Aires from the 1920s-50s; also discusses topics such as tango and 'machismo,' and the tango revival in film, theater, and literature. Includes an extended bibliography and discography. Richly illustrated with facsimiles, reproductions of drawings, paintings, and photographs.

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In the shadow of Denali

By Waterman, Jonathan

Publishing Date: c1994

Classification: 700

Call Number: 796.522 WAT

A study and celebration of North America's highest peak presents the stories of the men and women whose destinies have become intertwined with that of the dangerous mountain during struggles to reach its summit.

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Mammoth area rock climbs: the climbing guide to the eastern Sierra-north

By Lewis, Marty

Publishing Date: 2004

Classification: 700

Call Number: 796.5223 LEW

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Fly fishing Mammoth: a fly fisher's guide to the Mammoth Lakes area

By Heskett, Mark J.

Publishing Date: 1994

Classification: 700

Call Number: 799.124 HES

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The great code: the Bible and literature

By Frye, Northrop

Publishing Date: c1982

Classification: 800

Call Number: 809 FRY

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The novel cure: from abandonment to zestlessness : 751 books to cure what ails you

By Berthoud, Ella

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 800

Call Number: 809.3 BER

"A novel is a story transmitted from the novelist to the reader. It offers distraction, entertainment, and an opportunity to unwind or focus. But it can also be something more powerful--a way to learn about how to live. Read at the right moment in your life, a novel can--quite literally--change it. The Novel Cure is also peppered with useful lists and sidebars recommending the best novels to read when you're stuck in traffic or can't fall asleep, the most important novels to read during every decade of life, and many more."--www.Amazon.com.

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Dido in winter: poems

By Shaw, Anne

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 800

Call Number: 811.6 SHA

This collection is a mapping of the senses, in which rapture and disillusionment shadow each other, reflecting a world "where sun swirls on the rock-face by the spring/moving its blue and yellow hands/then vanishing." It is a book searching for truth beyond beauty by a poet who shines increasingly bright. Anne Shaw is also the author of Undertow (Persea 2007). - (WW Norton)

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You don't have to say you love me: a memoir

By Alexie, Sherman

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: 800

Call Number: 818.5409 ALE

Presents a literary memoir of poems, essays, and intimate family photos that reflect on the author's complicated relationship with his mother and his disadvantaged childhood on a Native American reservation.

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I need a lifeguard everywhere but the pool

By Scottoline, Lisa

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: 800

Call Number: 818.602 SCO

"Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This seven book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron"--

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Housman country: into the heart of England

By Parker, Peter

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: 800

Call Number: 821.912 PAR

"A captivating exploration of A. E. Housman and the influence of his particular brand of Englishness"--

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Jane Austen at home

By Worsley, Lucy

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: 800

Call Number: 823.7 WOR

""Jane Austen at Home offers a fascinating look at Jane Austen's world through the lens of the homes in which she lived and worked throughout her life. The result is a refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity." - Amanda Foreman, bestselling author of Georgianna, Duchess of Devonshire. On the eve of the two hundredth anniversary of Jane Austen's death, take a trip back to her world and the many places she lived as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen's childhood home, her schools, her holiday accommodations, the houses - both grand and small - of the relations upon whom she was dependent, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life. In places like Steventon Parsonage, Godmersham Park, Chawton House and a small rented house in Winchester, Worsley discovers a Jane Austen very different from the one who famously lived a 'life without incident'. Worsley examines the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her, and the varying ways in which homes are used in her novels as both places of pleasure and as prisons. She shows readers a passionate Jane Austen who fought for her freedom, a woman who had at least five marriage prospects, but - in the end - a woman who refused to settle for anything less than Mr. Darcy. Illustrated with two sections of color plates, Lucy Worsley's Jane Austen at Home is a richly entertaining and illuminating new book about one of the world's favorite novelists and one of the subjects she returned to over and over in her unforgettable novels: home"--

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Out of sheer rage: wrestling with D.H. Lawrence

By Dyer, Geoff

Publishing Date: 1998

Classification: 800

Call Number: 823.912 DYE

Geoff Dyer had always wanted to write a book about D. H. Lawrence. He wanted, in fact, to write his "Lawrence book." The problem was he had no idea what his "Lawrence book" would be, though he was determined to write a "sober critical study." Luckily for the reader, he failed miserably. Out of Sheer Rage is a harrowing, comic, and grand act of literary deferral. Dyer doesn't much feel like reading the major Lawrence works and would just as soon be working on his novel, which, actually, he also doesn't feel like writing - he'd rather discuss Rilke, Camus, and Bernhard. At times a furious repudiation of the act of writing itself, this is not so much a book about Lawrence as a book about writing a book about Lawrence. Accompanied by his ever-patient almost-wife, Laura, Dyer hits the Lawrence trail - Taormina, Taos, Oaxaca, and Eastwood - with absolutely disastrous (and hilarious) results. - (Blackwell North Amer)

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The Hornblower companion: an atlas and personal commentary on the writing of the Hornblower saga

By Forester, C. S.

Publishing Date: [1974, 1964]

Classification: 800

Call Number: 823.912 FOR

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Reader's Digest natural wonders of the world

Publishing Date: [1980]

Classification: 900

Call Number: 910.0203

The alphabetical format takes the reader from the depths of Switzerland's Aar Gorge to the craggy summit of the Zugspitze, high in the Bavarian Alps.

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Vietnam & Angkor Wat

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: 900

Call Number: 915.9704

Surveys the history and culture of the country, describes the highlights of each region, and suggests hotels, restaurants, and activities.