Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tempting Titles - Nonfiction - July

It's that time again. Here are some more tempting titles our librarians have selected for the library recently. The books are either already in the system or on the way.

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Dewey Decimal 100s
What's Right With Me: Positive Ways to Celebrate Your Strengths, Build Self-esteem, & Reach Your Potential by Carlene Deroo

A mother and daughter team up to help readers identify, focus on, and develop their own strengths. This book offers an approach that leads to greater elf-esteem and a richer sense of life's possibilities--a positive and refreshing alternative to problem-focused self-help books. (Publisher's Summary)

Why We Believe What We Believe: Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth by Andrew B. Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman

A scientific analysis of how the brain perceives and transforms reality into a wide range of personal, moral, creative, and spiritual beliefs. It draws on neurobiological and societal research to reveal how the mind is trained to receive belief systems but can guard against mental traps and prejudicial thinking. (Annotation from distributor)

Robert Kennedy's daughter, twice Maryland's lieutenant governor, argues that churches should stop fighting political battles and return to tending their flocks. (Library Journal)

Dewey Decimal 300s

The Invisible Cure: Africa, The West, And The Fight Against AIDS by Helen Epstein
Epstein is a lucid writer, translating abstruse scientific concepts into language nonspecialists can easily grasp. Provocative, passionate and incisive, this may be the most important book on AIDS published this year—indeed, it may even save lives. (Publisher's Weekly)

Aftermath, Inc.: cleaning up after CSI goes home by Gil Reavil
For those drawn to the dark side of human experience (and equipped with strong stomachs), morbidly fascinating stuff and an essential addition to any True Crime reader's library. (Kirkus Reviews)

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