Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions
March 2022 - April 2022
These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.
Additional information about each title can be found in the catalog (click on the title). For older acquisition lists choose from Select another list. To request any of these titles please contact your local library branch.
|Non-Fiction||Computer science, information & general worksPhilosophy & psychologyReligionSocial sciencesLanguageScience |
TechnologyArts & recreationLiteratureHistory & geography
1 to 20 of 27
The strange order of things: life, feeling, and the making of cultures
By Damasio, Antonio R.
Publishing Date: 
Call Number: 612.022 DAM
"A pathbreaking investigation into homeostasis, the condition of that regulates human physiology within the range that makes possible not only the survival but also the flourishing of life. Antonio Damasio makes clear that we descend biologically, psychologically, and even socially from a long lineage that begins with single living cells; that our minds and cultures are linked by an invisible thread to the ways and means of ancient unicellular life and other primitive life-forms; and that inherent in our very chemistry is a powerful force, a striving toward life maintenance that governs life in all its guises, including the development of genes that help regulate and transmit life."--Supplied by publisher.
Super gut: a four-week plan to reprogram your microbiome, restore health, and lose weight
By Davis, William
Publishing Date: 2022
Call Number: 612.32 DAV
"Bestselling author of the Wheat Belly franchise brings his next big, game changing idea - the human microbiome and the silent epidemic of SIBO - to the mainstream. There have been other bestselling microbiome books and people think they understand it, but the research is constantly evolving and growing. Dr. Davis has connected the dots between "gut health" and many common, modern ailments and complaints that other books in this category have not, which gives this the potential to be the breakthrough microbiome book. For example, while we are one of the only mainstream publishers with a SIBO book coming out, most are independently published and most doctors are not yet familiar with the term. Dr. Davis is saying that 1 out of 3 people have SIBO, which causes a long list of health issues and illnesses; he sees it as a silent and profound epidemic created by the absence of microbial species that our ancestors had even 50-100 years ago and have been erased by the industrialization of food and medicine. Dr. Davis has also found that patients with dementia have fungi on their brain-SIFO-that has traveled upwards from the intestinal tract! Reprogramming the microbiome based on his research and techniques not only gets to the root of many diseases but also improves levels of oxytocin (the bonding/happy hormone), brain health, and promotes anti-aging and weight loss. He has also found that a small, hand-held device that attaches to your phone can help you measure/diagnose whether or not you have SIBO. All of this is new(s) and the book provides not just the science and case studies but also the recipes and solutions. In this book, he intends to help readers understand the science, diagnose it, eradicate it, and maintain their long term health"--
The Blue Zones: 9 lessons for living longer from the people who've lived the longest
By Buettner, Dan
Publishing Date: 
Call Number: 612.68 BUE
Reveals the secrets of longevity of communities of long-lived people in: Sardinia, Italy; Loma Linda, California; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Okinawa, Japan; and Ikaria, Greece.
Betrayal of innocence: incest and its devastation
By Forward, Susan
Publishing Date: 1988
Call Number: 616.8583 FOR
Presents the case histories of twenty-five victims of incest, and examines some of the reasons why people commit incest, the lasting impact on victims, and the laws pertaining to incest.
Back mechanic: the secrets to a healthy spine your doctor isn't telling you : the step by step McGill method to fix back pain
By McGill, Stuart
Publishing Date: 
Call Number: 617.564 MCG
"In an age where a seemingly endless amount of gimmicky back products are in circulation, a definitive guide to self-assessment and rehabilitation is more essential than ever. Back Mechanic guides you through a self-assessment of your pain triggers, then shows you how to avoid these roadblocks to recovery. Then effective exercises are coached in a step by step progressive plan. Spine expert, Prof. McGill used his 30 years of research findings and clinical investigations to create this evidence-based guide that has helped thousands reclaim their lives. This knowledge is now available to you in this richly illustrated book. You will become your own best Back Mechanic and advocate." --Publisher's website.
Semiconductors and the information revolution: magic crystals that made IT happen
By Orton, J. W
Publishing Date: 2009
Call Number: 621.3815 ORT
This book sets out to explain the development of modern electronic systems and devices from the viewpoint of the semiconductor materials (germanium, silicon, gallium arsenide and many others) which made them possible. It covers the scientific understanding of these materials and its intimate relationship with their technology and many applications. It began with Michael Faraday, took off in a big way with the invention of the transistor at Bell Labs in 1947 and is still burgeoning today. It is a story to match any artistic or engineering achievement of man and this is the first time it has been presented in a style suited to the non-specialist. It is written in a lively, non-mathematical style which brings out the excitement of discovery and the fascinating interplay between the demands of system pull and technological push. It also looks at the nature of some of the personal interactions which helped to shape the modern technological world. An introductory chapter illustrates just how dependent we are on modern electronic systems and explains the significance of semiconductors in their development. It also provides, in as painless a way as possible, a necessary understanding of semiconductor properties in relation to these applications. The second chapter takes up the historical account and ends with some important results emerging from the Second World War - including its effect on the organisation of scientific research. Chapter three describes the world-shaking discovery of the transistor and some of the early struggles to make it commercially viable, including the marketing of the first transistor radio. In chapter four we meet the integrated circuit which gave shape to much of our modern life in the form of the personal computer (and which gave rise to a famously long-running patent war!). Later chapters cover the application of compound semiconductors to light-emitting devices, such as LEDs and lasers, and light detecting devices such as photocells. We learn how these developments led to the invention of the CD player and DVD recorder, how other materials were applied to the development of sophisticated night vision equipment, fibre optical communications systems, solar photovoltaic panels and flat panel displays. Similarly, microwave techniques essential to our modern day love of mobile phoning are seen to depend on clever materials scientists who, not for the first time, "invented" new semiconductors with just the right properties. Altogether, it is an amazing story and one which deserves to be more widely known. Read this book and you will be rewarded with a much deeper understanding and appreciation of the technological revolution which shapes so many aspects of our lives. - A historical account of the development of semiconductor physics, devices and applications from the nineteenth century to the present day - Coverage of the importance of material quality and it's relation to the physics of the devices - Presented in a strictly non-mathematical and anecedotal way, to appeal to a wide audience - Provides the broad sweep of science history.
The mission: or, how a disciple of Carl Sagan, an ex-motocross racer, a Texas Tea Party congressman…
By Brown, David W.
Publishing Date: 
Call Number: 629.4354 BRO
A narrative chronicle of NASA's deep-space mission to Jupiter's ocean moon, Europa, discusses the remarkable work of scientists who overcame formidable hurdles in their effort to determine if organic life exists elsewhere in the solar system.
What's wrong with my vegetable garden: 100% organic solutions for all your vegetables, from artichokes to zucchini
By Deardorff, David C
Publishing Date: 2011
Call Number: 635 DEA
"More and more home gardeners are discovering the rewards of growing their own vegetables. But along with the pleasures of homegrown produce come a host of problems: bugs, diseases, and mysterious ailments that don't have an obvious cause. What's a gardener to do? Don't panic? help is at hand. What's Wrong With My Vegetable Garden? teaches you how to keep your vegetables healthy so they're less susceptible to attack, and when problems do occur, it shows you how to recognize the problem and find the right organic solution."--Publisher's website.
The garden classroom: hands-on activities in math, science, literacy, and art
By James, Cathy
Publishing Date: 2015
Call Number: 635.083 JAM
James offers a whole year of outdoor play and learning ideas, using garden-based activities to promote science and math, reading and writing, and arts and crafts.
Hummingbirds: my winter guests
By Heidcamp, Arnette
Publishing Date: ©1997
Call Number: 636.6 HEI
"Arnette's winter guests were birds who because of illness or injury were unable to fly south for the winter, or birds that had migrated to the wrong place and needed a winter refuge. Among them were Charlie, a rubythroat who was attacked by a cat; Little Peeper, with a shoulder injury; K-T, the little miracle bird who flew into a window at full speed and survived; Little One, a baby hummingbird who was abandoned when her nest was destroyed; and finally, joining K-T in the sunroom for a winter filled with hummingbird interaction, Cry- stal and Red, Arnette's third and fourth rufous hummingbirds in three years. Sooner or later all of Arnette's guests, much to her sorrow, left her to return to their hummingbird wilds. She is happy for them but misses them all."--Publisher description.
The worm book: the complete guide to worms in your garden
By Nancarrow, Loren
Publishing Date: ©1998
Call Number: 639.75 NAN
A comprehensive resource book on worm growing and worm composting.
Drink your way to gut health: 140 delicious probiotic smoothies & other drinks that cleanse & heal
By Morgan, Molly
Publishing Date: 2015
Call Number: 641.2 MOR
Morgan helps you whip up smoothies with a probiotic-rich base that offer an array of nourishing benefits. Whether you want to boost your immune system or lose weight, you'll be able to use one of her delicious recipes, or use the foundation beverages to create your own healthy drink.
The big book of preserving the harvest
By Costenbader, Carol W
Publishing Date: ©2002
Call Number: 641.4 COS
150 recipes for freezing, canning, drying, and pickling fruits and vegetables. -- p. of cover.
Salt smoke time: homesteading and heritage techniques for the modern kitchen
By Horowitz, Will
Publishing Date: 
Call Number: 641.5 HOR
"A celebrated young chef hailed by the New York Times as a "fearless explorer," brings time-tested heritage techniques to the modern home kitchen. Executive chef and owner of New York City's highly acclaimed Ducks Eatery and Harry & Ida's, Will Horowitz is also an avid forager, fisherman, and naturalist. In Salt Smoke Time, he explores ideas of self-reliance, sustainability, and seasonality, illuminating our connection to the natural world and the importance of preserving American stories and food traditions. Drawing from the recipes and methods handed down by our ancestors, Horowitz teaches today's home cooks a variety of invaluable techniques, including curing & brining, cold smoking, canning, pickling, and dehydration. He provides an in-depth understanding of milk products, fishing, trapping seafood, hunting, butchering meat, cooking whole animals, foraging, and harvesting, and even offers tips on wild medicine. Horowitz takes traditional foods that have been enjoyed for generations and turns them into fresh new dishes. With Salt Smoke Time, you'll learn how to make his signature Jerky and a host of other sensational recipes, including Smoked Tomato and Black Cardamom Jam, Fermented Corn on the Cob with Duck Liver Butter, North Fork Clam Bake, Preserved Duck Breast & Mussels with Blood Orange, and Will's Smoked Beef Brisket. Complete with step-by-step line drawings inspired by vintage Boy Scout and Field Guides and illustrated with beautiful rustic photos, Salt Smoke Time is both a nostalgic study of our roots, and a handy guide for rediscovering self-reliance and independence in our contemporary lives."--Publisher's website.
By Keller, Thomas
Publishing Date: 1999
Call Number: 641.5 KEL
"Thomas Keller, chef/proprietor of the French Laundry in the Napa Valley is a wizard, a purist, a man obsessed with getting it right. And this, his first cookbook, is every bit as satisfying as a French Laundry meal itself: a series of small, impeccable, highly refined, intensely focused courses."--BOOK JACKET. "From innovative soup techniques, to the proper way to cook green vegetables, to secrets of great fish cookery, to the creation of breathtaking desserts; from beurre monte to foie gras au torchon, to a wild and thoroughly unexpected take on coffee and doughnuts, The French Laundry Cookbook captures, through recipes, essays, profiles, and photography, one of America's great restaurants, its great chef, and the food that makes both unique."--Jacket.
Clean paleo one-pot meals: 100 delicious recipes from pan to plate in 30 minutes or less
By Shoemaker, Christina
Publishing Date: 2020
Call Number: 641.5637 SHO
"In Clean Paleo One-Pot Meals, popular blogger Christina Shoemaker of The Whole Cook presents 100 quick and delicious recipes that go right from pan to plate"--
Gluten-free vegan comfort food: 125 simple and satisfying recipes, from "mac and cheese" to chocolate cupcakes
By O'Brien, Susan
Publishing Date: ©2012
Call Number: 641.5638 OBR
Features more than one-hundred comfort food recipes that satisfy both the gluten-free and vegan lifestyles, covering breakfast, kids' favorites, soups and salads, ethnic foods, and desserts.
Chow chop suey: food and the Chinese American journey
By Mendelson, Anne
Publishing Date: 
Call Number: 641.5951 MEN
"Chinese food first became popular in America under the shadow of violence against Chinese aliens, a despised racial minority ineligible for United States citizenship. The founding of late-nineteenth-century "chop suey" restaurants that pitched an altered version of Cantonese cuisine to white patrons despite a virulently anti-Chinese climate is one of several pivotal events in Anne Mendelson's thoughtful history of American Chinese food. Chow Chop Suey uses cooking to trace different stages of the Chinese community's footing in the larger white society. Mendelson begins with the arrival of men from the poorest district of Canton Province during the Gold Rush. She describes the formation of American Chinatowns and examines the curious racial dynamic underlying the purposeful invention of hybridized Chinese American food, historically prepared by Cantonese-descended cooks for whites incapable of grasping Chinese culinary principles. Mendelson then follows the eventual abolition of anti-Chinese immigration laws and the many demographic changes that transformed the face of Chinese cooking in America during and after the Cold War. Mendelson concludes with the post-1965 arrival of Chinese immigrants from Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and many regions of mainland China. As she shows, they have immeasurably enriched Chinese cooking in America but tend to form comparatively self-sufficient enclaves in which they, unlike their predecessors, are not dependent on cooking for a white clientele."--Publisher's description.
Everyday paleo: Thai cuisine : authentic recipes made gluten-free
By Fragoso, Sarah
Publishing Date: 2014
Call Number: 641.5959 FRA
Over 80 Thai recipes that are grain-, gluten-, and dairy-free.--
The complete baking book for young chefs
Publishing Date: 
Call Number: 641.815
"100+ sweet & savory recipes that you'll love to bake, share & eat:"--Cover
1 to 20 of 27