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 displacement of native peoples

By Peppas, Lynn

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 323.1197 PEP

This revealing book examines how First Nations and Native Peoples have been displaced in the United States and Canada through treaties, empty promises, and military force. Through close examination of primary source images, documents, and first-hand accounts, readers will gain an understanding of how thousands were displaced and cultures threatened. Topics covered include government relations and policies, such as the Potlatch Law and the Dawes Act, as well as the creation of residential schools and other acts of forced assimilation. Native and non-Native viewpoints are addressed to help readers develop critical thinking skills and get a sense of the attitudes and opinions of the time. A look at relations today sheds light on the lasting repercussions.

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The transcontinental railroad

By Perritano, John

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 385.0973 PER

Describes the development of a railway system uniting the United States, from its design and planning, through the problems that plagued its construction, to its completion in 1869 and its subsequent effect on the nation.

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Friction

By Mullins, Matt

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 531.1134 MUL

This book is an introduction to friction, discussing how we use friction to create useful tools.

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Tsunamis

By Stiefel, Chana

Publishing Date: ??2009

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 551.4637 STI

Describes what causes a tsunami, what makes them so big, nature's warnings, preventing future disasters, and more surprising facts.

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Wildfires

By Trammel, Howard K.

Publishing Date: ??2009

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 634.9618 TRA

Describes what a wildfire is, how firefighters fight them, how destructive they can be, and why they are sometimes good.

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The Lewis and Clark Expedition

By Perritano, John

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 917.8042 PER

Recounts the journey into the western United States conducted by explorers Lewis and Clark, outlining their routes, personal experiences, and encounters with the Native Americans.

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Abraham Lincoln

By Benoit, Peter

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 973.7092 BEN

Highlights the life and accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States.

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Pueblo

By Buellis, Linda

Publishing Date: 2016

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 978.9004 BUE

Native American tribes have occupied the Southwestern United States long before record keeping began. Many of them are Pueblo, including the Hopi, Zuni, and Taos people. This title explores the history of the Pueblo people, from their contact with the Spanish in the 17th century through modern times. Readers learn about Pueblan customs and traditional ways of life. Social studies-focused text explains the effect of Europeans on Pueblan ways of life, and traces the people s hardships and successes through the present day. Photographs, artwork, and primary sources provide a comprehensive learning experience for readers. Black and White Photographs, Detailed Table of Contents, Fact Boxes, Full-color photographs, Glossary, Index, Primary Sources, Web Sites.

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The last days of Jesus: his life and times

By O'Reilly, Bill

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J232.9 ORE

A fact-filled historical examination of Jesus that considers the political and cultural factors that contributed to his trial, conviction and crucifiction.

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Climate migrants: on the move in a warming world

By Hirsch, Rebecca E.

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J304.8 HIR

"Climate Migrants explores the migration of peoples throughout the world in response to the effects of climate change, including droughts, desertification, rising sea level, melting permafrost, and severe storms. The book showcases people and communities that have already relocated because of climate change, and the challenges they faced before, during, and after relocation. The book investigates the cultural, environmental, political, and economic impacts of ecomigration and how they could play out in the next century."--

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Slavery in America

By Blashfield, Jean F.

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J306.3 BLA

Describes the history of slavery in the United States, from colonial times to the end of the Civil War, and includes information on the slave trade, the Underground Railroad, and the lives of African Americans after emancipation.

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Milton Hershey and the chocolate industry

By Kawa, Katie

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J338.7 KAW

Profiles the life and achievements of the entrepreneur and philanthropist who revolutionized the chocolate industry by mass producing milk chocolate bars, and whose legacy lives on in the community he built around his factory.

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Environment & sustainability

By Centore, Michael

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J338.927 CEN

"Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) have never been more important. Just about every part of our lives is touched by one or more of those fields. In this book, check out many stories from the worlds of the Environment & Sustainability, including these breaking headlines: Science: Helping Plants Grow Through Chemistry. Technology: Communities Go Green with i-Tree. Engineering: Pros and Cons of Desalination. Math: Tracking Storms and Climate Change: By the Numbers. Inside, find out the stories behind these headlines--and many more--as we explore how STEM topics are making an impact on climate change, soil, drinking water, the oceans, and more. Each title in this series focuses on one important part of our world and provides multiple stories and insights on how STEM is having an impact. STEM skills are changing our world...every day. Keep up on the latest developments--and find ways to challenge your own skills--with STEM IN CURRENT EVENTS"--Back cover.

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Legalizing marijuana: promises and pitfalls

By Goldstein, Margaret J.

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J345.73 GOL

With the increase in states legalizing marijuana, understanding the debate about marijuana is more important than ever. Learn about the movement to legalize, the arguments on each side, and what it means for patients, state economies, and legal systems. Examine issues including the history of the movement toward legalization in the United States, efforts toward legalization around the globe, the risks/benefits of marijuana use, how it works in the body, safety regulations, economic impact of legalization, problems surrounding patchwork legalization across the nation, and the dark side of marijuana: addiction.

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Ned Kelly: a notorious bandit of the Australian Outback

By Cooke, Tim

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J364.15 COO

Ned Kelly, famous outlaw and folk hero, grew up in Australia in the late 1800s. His life of crime began as a teenager stealing horses and later escalated to murder. Kelly soon had a price on his head, which could be collected through his capture or death. This high-interest volume relays the events that led to Kellys hanging in 1880 and why he became a hero to many Australians.

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Malala's magic pencil

By Yousafzai, Malala

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J371.822 YOU

Malala's first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them. As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true.

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Mummies made in Egypt

By Aliki

Publishing Date: 1985, c1979

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J393.3 ALI

Describes the techniques and the reasons for the use of mummification in ancient Egypt.

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Rachel Carson sparks the environmental movement

By Rowell, Rebecca

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J508.09 ROW

A biography of Rachel Carson discusses her childhood and education and describes how her work advanced the environmental protection movement.

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Ibn al-Haytham: the man who discovered how we see

By Romero, Libby

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J509.2 ROM

Profiles the life and work of a devout Muslim who was the first to hypothesize that vision occurs when light beams travel through the lens of a human eye.

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The moon

By Taylor-Butler, Christine

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J523.3 TAY

Human beings first set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, marking one of the most important events in the history of space exploration. Since then, scientists have continued to learn more about Earth's sole natural satellite. Readers will learn what it is like to walk on the surface of the moon and what role the satellite plays in the solar system. They will also find out how scientists first began studying the moon and how they are continuing their exploration today.

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