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 unofficial guide to collecting antiques

By Weiss, Sonia

Publishing Date: c2000

Classification: 700

Call Number: 745.1075 WEI

From casual flea market browsers to serious collectors, this indispensable guide shows readers how to be a savvy collector. The Unofficial Guide to Finding Rare Antiques provides the inside scoop on collecting and caring for everything from furniture, silver, and ceramics to memorabilia, toys, and more. Readers learn how to shop and appraise like an expert at auctions, shops, flea markets, dealerships, and private sales -- from gauging a collectible2s condition to spotting fakes and reproductions. Shoppers are also armed with essential information on: How to determine a fair price How damages can affect a collectible2s price How to care of their items How to negotiate the best deal whether they2re buying or selling The best markets for collectible sales What to collect today that might be hot tomorrow.

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Short nights of the Shadow Catcher: the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis

By Egan, Timothy

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: 700

Call Number: 770.92 EGA

"Edward Curtis was dashing, charismatic, a passionate mountaineer, a famous photographer--the Annie Liebowitz of his time. And he was thirty-two years old in 1900 when he gave it all up to pursue his great idea: He would try to capture on film the Native American nation before it disappeared. At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, Egan's book tells the remarkable untold story behind Curtis's iconic photographs, following him throughout Indian country from desert to rainforest as he struggled to document the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes. Even with the backing of Theodore Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan, it took tremendous perseverance--six years alone to convince the Hopi to allow him into their Snake Dance ceremony. The undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate. He would die penniless and unknown in Hollywood just a few years after publishing the last of his twenty volumes. But the charming rogue with the grade-school education had fulfilled his promise--his great adventure succeeded in creating one of America's most stunning cultural achievements."--

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Waging heavy peace: a hippie dream

By Young, Neil

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: 700

Call Number: 782.421 YOU

An iconic figure in the history of rock and pop culture (inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Neil Young has written his eagerly awaited memoir.

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Death grip: a climber's escape from benzo madness

By Samet, Matt

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 700

Call Number: 796.522 SAM

A world-class climber's memoir of high-altitude risk and rock-bottom addiction to prescription psychiatric drugs--and his dramatic fight to free himself from their grip.

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To the last breath: a memoir of going to extremes

By Slakey, Francis

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: 700

Call Number: 796.522 SLA

A Georgetown University physics professor describes the rigidly scheduled and isolated existence he led before embarking on a life-risking effort to climb the world's highest mountains and surf every ocean.

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