Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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Life support: three nurses on the front lines

By Gordon, Suzanne

Publishing Date: 2007

Classification: 600

Call Number: 610.73 GOR

Gordon describes the everyday work of three RNs in Boston—a nurse practitioner, an oncology nurse, and a clinical nurse specialist on a medical unit—providing a vivid, engaging, and intimate portrait of the importance of nurses in patients' lives. - (Cornell University Press)

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Monkeyluv: and other essays on our lives as animals

By Sapolsky, Robert M.

Publishing Date: c2005

Classification: 600

Call Number: 612 SAP

Presents a case for the science of behavioral biology that determines who we are, why we are, and how we are. Examines diverse topics such as the nature of dreams, sexual attraction, and why Alzheimer's disease tends to be a post-menopausal phenomenon.

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Breasts: a natural and unnatural history

By Williams, Florence

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: 600

Call Number: 612.664 WIL

An engaging narrative about an incredible, life-giving organ and its imperiled modern fate.

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Eternity soup: inside the quest to end aging

By Critser, Greg

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: 600

Call Number: 613.2 CRI

An analysis of longevity science and anti-aging medicine offers insight into the anti-aging industry, reveals groups who are profiting from dubious products, and considers the transformation of health care for the purpose of extending life expectancy.

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Food chaining: the proven 6-step plan to stop picky eating, solve feeding problems, and expand your child's diet

Publishing Date: c2007

Classification: 600

Call Number: 613.2083

Focuses on the relationship between foods in regard to taste, temperature, and texture to help you help your child enjoy new and nutritious foods, now matter the severity of his picky eating.

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Good calories, bad calories: fats, carbs, and the controversial science of diet and health

By Taubes, Gary

Publishing Date: c2008

Classification: 600

Call Number: 613.283 TAU

Not another diet book: After seven years of research in every science connected with the impact of nutrition on health, science writer Taubes shows that almost everything we believe about a healthy diet is wrong. We are taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more--yet we see unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues persuasively that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, via their dramatic effect on insulin, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. He also argues that there is no compelling scientific evidence that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease. Based on the evidence, he concludes that the only healthy way to remain lean is to eat fewer carbohydrates or to change the type of carbohydrates we eat.--From publisher description.

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Genetic twists of fate

By Fields, Stanley

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.042 FIE

Fields and Johnston explain what our personal DNA code is, how a few differences in its long list of our DNA letters makes each of us unique, and how that code influences our appearance, our behavior, and our risk for such common diseases as diabetes or cancer. --from publisher description.

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My imaginary illness: a journey into uncertainty and prejudice in medical diagnosis

By Atkins, Chloe¨ G. K.

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.7442 ATK

"At age twenty-one, Chloe¨ G. K. Atkins began suffering from a mysterious illness, the symptoms of which rapidly worsened. Paralyzed for months at a time, she frequently required intubation and life support. She eventually became quadriplegic, dependent both on a wheelchair and on health professionals who refused to believe there was anything physically wrong with her. When test after test returned inconclusive results, Atkins's doctors pronounced her symptoms psychosomatic. She was told not only that she was going to die but also that this was her own fault; they concluded she was so emotionally deranged that she was willing her own death. This book is the compelling story of Atkins's decade-long battle with a disease deemed imaginary, her frustration with a succession of doctors and diagnoses, her immersion in the world of psychotherapy, and her excruciating physical and emotional journey back to wellness." -- Book jacket.

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Becoming Dr. Q: my journey from migrant farm worker to brain surgeon

By Quiñones-Hinojosa, Alfredo

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 600

Call Number: 617.092 QUI

Chronicles the life of Dr. Q, former poor migrant worker who is now an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist who leads cutting-edge research to cure brain cancer. - (Baker & Taylor)

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1001 great ideas for teaching & raising children with autism or Asperger's

By Notbohm, Ellen

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: 600

Call Number: 618.9289 NOT

Contains 1001 suggestions for meeting the challenges faced by children with autism spectrum disorders, covering sensory integration, communication, language, daily living, social issues, behavior, and education.

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Amelia Earhart: the mystery solved

By Long, Elgen M.

Publishing Date: 2001, c1999

Classification: 600

Call Number: 629.13 LON

An authoritative re-creation of Amelia Earhart's fateful final flight draws on a recently rediscovered report and lost radio logs of her last transmissions to explain what really happened when Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, mysteriously vanished during her around-the-world flight. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Highest duty: my search for what really matters

By Sullenberger, Chesley

Publishing Date: 2010, c2009

Classification: 600

Call Number: 629.13 SUL

Airline pilot Captain "Sully" Sullenberger tells his life story, including his perspective on the emergency landing on the Hudson River that earned him the world's admiration, and offers insight on the essential qualities--leadership, responsibility and service--that he believes have been vital to his success. 350,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor) “Gripping and genuinely heartwarming.” —New York Daily News

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Farm city: the education of an urban farmer

By Carpenter, Novella

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: 600

Call Number: 630.9173 CAR

Urban and rural collide in this wry, inspiring memoir of a woman who turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving farm.

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Barnheart: the incurable longing for a farm of one's own : a memoir

By Woginrich, Jenna

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: 600

Call Number: 630.9743 WOG

Whether they're about raising chickens or herding sheep, the tales of Jenna Woginrich have caught the imagination of thousands of young homesteaders. As she learns traditional farming skills by trial and error, Woginrich records her offbeat observations and poignant moments with honesty, humility, and humor.

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Sheepish: two women, fifty sheep, and enough wool to save the planet

By Friend, Catherine

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 600

Call Number: 630.9776 FRI

What do you do when you love your farm . . . but it doesn't love you? After fifteen years of farming, Catherine Friend is tired. After all, while shepherding is one of the oldest professions, it's not getting any easier. The number of sheep in America has fallen by 90 percent in the last ninety years. But just as Catherine thinks it's time to hang up her shepherd's crook, she discovers that sheep might be too valuable to give up. What ensues is a funny, thoughtful romp through the history of our woolly friends, why small farms are important, and how each one of us--and the planet--would benefit from being very sheepish, indeed.

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The angel tree: the enchanting quest for the world's oldest olive tree

By Dingwall-Main, Alex

Publishing Date: c2003

Classification: 600

Call Number: 634.63 DIN

Quests are nothing new for travel writers. Some have toiled over a villa restoration in Tuscany. Some have pursued exotic culinary adventures. Alex Dingwall-Main, a landscape architect by day, introduces plant-purchasing as a grand pursuit in his new book The Angel Tree: The Enchanting Quest for the World's Oldest Olive Tree. Despite the title, the Dingwall-Main doesn't necessarily need to find the oldest tree?but at a minimum he must procure one that is ancient enough (say 1,000-1,500 years?olives can live extraordinarily long lives) and pretty enough to satisfy his wealthy client, Monsieur Lautour. Dingwall-Main finds several promising subjects, including the Angel Tree of the title; frustratingly, though, the locals sometimes can't be moved to part with the most revered trees for a mere monetary reward. In addition to recounting his shopping expeditions, the author brings in snippets of European history (covering such diverse topics as the Punic wars between Rome and Carthage and the Black Death) to illustrate the turbulent times through which these old trees have survived. He then fills in the rest of the book with tidbits from the life of a well-to-do garden designer. Some readers may simply enjoy living vicariously through Dingwall-Main as he crisscrosses the Mediterranean in search of Lautour's tree, but others could find themselves asking if his description of test-driving a Mini-Cooper is really necessary, or wondering what kind of person packs formal wear on a trip to buy a plant. The Angel Tree does illuminate one fascinating aspect of life in Southern Europe: old olive trees are considered a must-have accessory for the gardens of the rich. This is a boon to farmers who can sell past-their-prime trees for top dollar.

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Gardening essentials

By Pleasant, Barbara

Publishing Date: c1999

Classification: 600

Call Number: 635 PLE

How to garden, break the rules, keep it simple, have fun.

French dirt: the story of a garden in the south of France

By Goodman, Richard

Publishing Date: 2002, c1991

Classification: 600

Call Number: 635.0944 GOO

A story about dirt--and about sun, water, work, elation, and defeat. And about the sublime pleasure of having a little piece of French land all to oneself to till. Richard Goodman saw the ad in the paper: SOUTHERN FRANCE: Stone house in Village near Nimes/Avignon/Uzes. 4 BR, 2 baths, fireplace, books, desk, bikes. Perfect for writing, painting, exploring & experiencing la France profonde. $450 mo. plus utilities. And, with his girlfriend, he left New York City to spend a year in Southern France. The village was small--no shops, no gas station, no post office, only a caf and a school. St. Sebastien de Caisson was home to farmers and vintners. Every evening Goodman watched the villagers congregate and longed to be a part of their camaraderie. But they weren't interested in him: he was just another American, come to visit and soon to leave. So Goodman laced up his work boots and ventured out into the vineyards to work among them. He met them first as a hired worker, and then as a farmer of his own small plot of land. French Dirt is a love story between a man and his garden. It's about plowing, planting, watering, and tending. It's about cabbage, tomatoes, parsley, and eggplant. Most of all, it's about the growing friendship between an American outsider and a close-knit community of French farmers. There's a genuine sweetness about the way the cucumbers and tomatoes bridge the divide of nationality.--The New York Times Book Review One of the most charming, perceptive and subtle books ever written about the French by an American.--San Francisco Chronicle.

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Culinary herbs

By Oster, Maggie

Publishing Date: c1998

Classification: 600

Call Number: 635.7 OST

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The big book of flowers

By Sinnes, A. Cort

Publishing Date: c2000

Classification: 600

Call Number: 635.9 SIN

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