Wenzel covers a wide breath of sculpture with concise descriptions, plenty of pictures and a thorough glossary in this fun introduction to the world of sculpture. She includes works from antiquity and others from the present; they come from all over the world and are made out of everything from...
Book Genre: Nonfiction
A fascinating view of how traditional societies and modern nations contrast. Through looking at government, warfare, religion, dispute resolution, health, child rearing and many other areas, the author helps us see our society. Many of the modern conveniences are wonderful. We...
The author, Pamela Druckerman, is an American woman who, in a series of unexpected events, ends up moving to France with her boyfriend. There she encounters incredibly different worlds of parenting, food and eating, mindset and a different lifestyle in general. All of it seems to be a complex...
A graphic memoir? A cookbook? Why not be both? Amanda Cohen shares the story of Dirt Candy, her all vegetable restaurant in New York, along with recipes, technique, and the reality of building a restaurant and working every day to make it the best it can be. The graphic format allows for...
Excellent mix of humble biography, meditations on nature, and brief history on the forest service and fire suppression (which was particularly interested with the tragic fires we had last summer).
Susannah is a young ambitious news reporter. Within a few weeks her life begins to fall apart. She starts hearing voices, has seizures, and is hospitalized. While in the hospital, her condition continues to deteriorate until a neurologist diagnosed her with a recently discovered...
I've written about the Appalachian Trail here before, and this new book, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the AT, is a wonderful addition to the literature about the world's longest footpath. Filled with beautiful...
I picked up this book on a whim and was impressed at how thorough it is. It lists, in alphabetical order, all products for almost all beauty brands. It gives a small description of what the product was advertised to do, how the product/makeup actually performed, and gives each a ranking based on...
This is a very funny and really interesting look at what it was like to be a NASA space shuttle astronaut. Told by a man who admittedly suffers from "arrested development" and who happens to be in the first group to include females (Sally Ride was in this group), Mike Mullane recounts his...
A compilation of black and white photographs by Barbara Sparks that were part of an exhibition at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, it includes pictures from Nepal, Turkey, Italy, Taos, and our own backyard here in Colorado. The photos are exquisite and the background information is...
This book is beautiful just beautiful. I like the strange old names of the vegetables, I really enjoyed the gardener's passion involved in both Jefferson and Peter Hatch. This book is filled with great pictures and really nice stories.
This was a cute book on "glamor camping" as they are calling it these days, cute reconditioned trailers, not your average camping meals (though she does have hobo dinner!)... I have fantasies about buying an old trailer and fixing it up but then images of...
This is a great book for kids who are learning about how to keep their bodies healthy. It focuses on the drinks we can have and what each one can do for our bodies. Not only does it discuss the health benefits of each, but it goes into some simple detail about where the beverage...
This book is packed full of information about the Boston Tea Party, the events that led to its occurrence, and those that took place after it. Although there is a good deal of information, it is presented in a zany fashion--there are snippets all over the pages that add to the main text....
This book is a retelling of the Boston Tea Party as a graphic novel. The pictures and text make it very accessible to children of a wide variety of ages. The information given in this book is accurate and clear without an extreme amount of text.
At the end of the book, there...
This is an excellent resource for children who are researching or learning more about the Boston Tea Party. There are many details about the events leading up to that day, John Adams and his role in it, and the event itself. The images serve to enhance the information and are...
This is a longer rhyming book full of information about dinosaurs--the many different types and what makes them unique.
The colors and images are beautiful with many shapes to discuss.
This book includes a great deal of information about the Boston Tea Party. It goes into detail regarding the people involved, why the colonists felt the way they did, and why the British government taxed the colonists. It is a great book for an older child as it it somewhat long....
This is a beautifully illustrated history of the Boston Tea Party. The simplicity of the writing blended with the complexity and specificity of the content make this historical event easily accessible to all ages. I would highly recommend this book to share information on the history...
This book is a brief account of the Boston Tea Party in very simple language. Although not tremendously descriptive, the images are lovely and the bilingual aspect helps it to cater to a wide audience.
Through the experience of Dr. Brawley, chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society, the reader clearly sees some of the waste that occurs in the American medical system. Doctors prescribe treatments that will financially benefit them which haven't been...
Who knew snarky insights into another's dieting world could be so funny. Mere mortals were first introduced to Simon Doonan via his memoir, Beautiful People, which was adapted for television and aired on the BBC. The 20 year gig at Barney's earned him some recognition too. Doonan...
As a chronic insomniac, I can't get enough information about sleep. This book is enlightening and entertaining but until the last chapter it sure wasn't helping me sleep. As if I didn't already know it, sleep is serious business! And Randall has some crazy sleep stories to tell...
This book is so cool! Everybody should take this book with them to the supermarket. It tells you the calories of popular grocery items and also suggests other choices that may be better for our bodies. For example, what has too much fat, what has too much salt or what has too...
If you're looking for an encyclopedic account of Neil Young, this is not your book. If you want rambling stories of past glory days combined with repetitive rants against the sound quality of MP3s, his ongoing work to create an electric powered vintage Lincoln Continental, and digressions...
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