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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Ayurveda: the science of self-healing : a practical guide

By Lad, Vasant

Publishing Date: 1984

Classification: 600

Call Number: 610 LAD

Most popular general introduction to Ayurveda, the alternate health science of India. - (NBN)

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Your inner fish: a journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body

By Shubin, Neil

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: 600

Call Number: 611 SHU

Neil Shubin, a leading paleontologist and professor of anatomy who discovered Tiktaalik--the "missing link" that made headlines around the world in April 2006--tells the story of evolution by tracing the organs of the human body back millions of years, long before the first creatures walked the earth. By examining fossils and DNA, Shubin shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our head is organized like that of a long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genome look and function like those of worms and bacteria.--From publisher description.

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Chinese natural cures: [traditional methods for remedy and prevention]

By Lu, Henry C.

Publishing Date: c2005

Classification: 600

Call Number: 615.88 LU

The most comprehensive, trusted, and user-friendly guide to Chinese traditional medicine is finally available in a handy paperback. A perennial backlist bestseller in hardcover, Chinese Natural Cures remains the most complete and up-to-date book available in the Western world on the system and wisdom of Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine is made up of four distinct methods of treatment: the use of herbs, acupuncture, the use of certain foods, and massage. Its practices can be used side-by-side with traditional Western medicine and have been growing steadily in popularity in the U.S. over the past decade. Written by world renowned practitioner Dr. Henry C. Lu, Chinese Natural Cures is a complete and user-friendly guide to the principals and methods of Chinese medicine. Included here are treatments for dozens of ailments and complaints such as body pains, digestive problems, sleep disorders, infertility, and more. An encyclopedic section on herbs includes the classification of all Chinese herbs and their application, and a comprehensive section on the Chinese system of food cures offers vital information on how a wide variety of foods can prevent or cure disease. Dozens of easy-to-follow charts organize all of this invaluable information for reference at a glance. This handsomely designed new paperback edition is smaller and handier, and is sure to bring the traditions of Chinese medicine to an even wider audience.- (Workman Press.)

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The compatibility gene: how our bodies fight disease, attract others, and define our selves

By Davis, Daniel M.

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.042 DAV

"The Compatibility Gene takes readers on a global journey of discovery spanning 60 years, involving scores of scientists, and encompassing the history of transplants and immunology. That journey has revealed astonishing links between who we are as individuals and our never-ceasing struggle to survive disease. Most of the 25,000 genes we possess are the same for all of us. Compatibility genes are those that vary most from person to person and give each of us a unique molecular signature. These genes determine both the extent to which we are susceptible to a vast range of illnesses and the different ways each of us fights disease. In The Compatibility Gene, distinguished immunologist Daniel Davis draws on new research to suggest a number of even more fascinating-and controversial-conclusions about compatibility genes: that we find others more or less sexy according to their compatibility genes (dating services are starting to match people in this way); that the wiring between some neurons is kept or broken according to the activity of compatibility genes; and that compatibility genes influence the chances of a couple having a successful pregnancy. Profoundly personal, life-forming and life-changing decisions appear to be governed by the actions of a few inherited genes. Most importantly, Davis proposes that because we each respond slightly differently to any particular disease, in the not-too-distant future vaccines and other medications may be tailored to match our compatibility genes, a revolutionary breakthrough in the fight against disease. Including vivid portraits of the scientists who worked tirelessly to unlock the secrets of compatibility genes, as well as patients who survived disease due to lucky genetic inheritances, The Compatibility Gene explains an aspect of human biology that will undoubtedly have profound impacts on medical practice in the 21st Century"--

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Brain on fire: my month of madness

By Cahalan, Susannah

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.832 CAH

The author, a young reporter at a major New York newspaper, describes her month-long descent into madness from a rare autoimmune disorder that nearly killed her. Draws from hospital records, surveillance video, interviews with family and friends, and excerpts from a journal her father kept during her illness.

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Gun digest 2018

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 623.44

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Proficient motorcycling: the ultimate guide to riding well

By Hough, David L.

Publishing Date: c2000

Classification: 600

Call Number: 629.28 HOU

An anthology of articles from Motorcycle Consumer News with abundant photos and clear line drawings. Hardly a word of wisdom here is a surprise to a rider with any experience; but every word of caution is worth revisitation. If heeded unnatural for the adolescents Hough would save many lives & acres of skin. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) - (Book News)

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Five acres and independence: a handbook for small farm management

By Kains, M. G.

Publishing Date: [1973?]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 630.202 KAI

Classic of the back-to-the-land movement is packed with solid, timeless information and will teach new converts how to make their land self-sufficient. Appendices.

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Land on fire: the new reality of wildfire in the West

By Ferguson, Gary

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 634.9618 FER

Wildfire season is burning longer and hotter, affecting more and more people, especially in the west. Land on Fire explores the fascinating science behind this phenomenon and the ongoing research to find a solution. This gripping narrative details how years of fire suppression and chronic drought have combined to make the situation so dire. Award-winning nature writer Gary Ferguson brings to life the extraordinary efforts of those responsible for fighting wildfires, and deftly explains how nature reacts in the aftermath of flames. Dramatic photographs reveal the terror and beauty of fire, as well as the staggering effect it has on the landscape.- (Workman Press.)

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Rock garden plants

Publishing Date: 1997

Classification: 600

Call Number: 635.9672

An illustrated identification guide to over 450 rock garden plants, with information on plant color, size, and preferred growing conditions, and step-by-step instructions on planting, propagation, pruning, and maintenance.

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The art of eating

By Fisher, M. F. K.

Publishing Date: c1990

Classification: 600

Call Number: 641.013 FIS

Presents the author's five celebrated gastronomical works distilling the essence of her culinary art: Serve it forth -- Consider the oyster -- How to cook a wolf -- The gastronomical me -- An alphabet for gourmets.

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Pivot: the only move that matters is your next one

By Blake, Jenny

Publishing Date: 2016

Classification: 600

Call Number: 650.14 BLA

"Jenny Blake, bestselling author of Life After College and former career development program manager at Google, shows how to move into your next career phase by leveraging what you already do well. Now, more than ever, we need to navigate career changes deftly and frequently. The average employee tenure in America is just four or five years, and even those job roles often change dramatically within that time frame. Our economy demands that we create dynamic careers based on creativity, innovation, and serving others. Careers aren't linear, predictable ladders; they're fluid trajectories that are fluid and entrepreneurial. No matter your age, bank account balance, or seniority, you need to be able to pivot into your next opportunity so you don't get left behind. Drawing from her own experience and those of other successful pivoters, Jenny Blake has created a four-step process that can teach anyone how to: ·Identify existing strengths, interests, and experiences ·Find new opportunities and identify skills to develop without falling prey to paralysis by analysis ·Launch successfully in a new direction, while staying primed for the next move This book is for anyone without an answer to the question, "what's next?". Whether you've hit a plateau in your perfect-on-paper job, you're considering taking on a new role in your current job, or you want to move to a new company or industry, one thing remains clear: career success depends on pivoting to Plan B (or C or D)"--

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Talk like TED: the 9 public speaking secrets of the world's top minds

By Gallo, Carmine

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 600

Call Number: 658.452 GAL

Public speaking coach and bestselling author Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED (technology, entertainment, design) presenters as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to get their cutting-edge insights and to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations.

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