Wednesday, October 23, 2019

New Nonfiction

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
"As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowing together to reveal what it means to see humans as 'the younger brothers of creation.'"--Publisher

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming edited by Paul Hawken
“For the first time ever, an international coalition of leading researchers, scientists and policymakers has come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. All of the techniques described here - some well-known, some you may have never heard of - are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are already enacting them.” –WorldCat

Mindfulness for Students by Natasha Kaufman
“Life can be tough. With decisions from subject choices to new colleges and universities, careers and relationships, it's easy to feel weighed down. What's more, there is the pressure to gain good grades, to find a good job, to be a good person. From a young age we are taught the significance of a solid education and a fruitful career, yet we often fail to prioritize a healthy mind. It is vital to know how to deal with life's many challenges and triumphs emotionally. Practicing mindfulness can equip you with the skills to do this.” –WorldCat

On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein
“Naomi Klein makes the case that we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we are willing to transform the systems that produced this crisis.” –WorldCat

Rising Tides: Climate Refugees in the Twenty-First Century by John R. Wennersten
"In the coming decades, rising sea levels, heavier storms, and drought and desertification will force hundreds of millions of people from their homes--and even their countries. Where will they go? What rights will they have? Who will take care of them? John R. Wennersten and Denise Robbins argue that nations must take on the problem together--it will take solutions beyond the strategic, fiscal, and legal capability of a single country or agency." –WorldCat

The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World by Paul Morland
The Human Tide shows how periods of rapid population transition--a phenomenon that first emerged in the British Isles but gradually spread across the globe--shaped the course of world history. Demography--the study of population--is the key to unlocking an understanding of the world we live in and how we got here. Demographic changes explain why the Arab Spring came and went, how China rose so meteorically, and why Britain voted for Brexit and America for Donald Trump. Sweeping from Europe to the Americas, China, East Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa, The Human Tide is a panoramic view of the sheer power of numbers.” –Amazon

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Workout For Teens by Paula Nagel
“An accessible, engaging how-to guide for building a personalized mental health 'workout'. Includes tried and tested therapeutic techniques, simple strategies and healthy thinking habits teenagers can use to boost their mental health fitness and emotional wellbeing.” –WorldCat

Unbelievable by T. Christian Miller
Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists tell the riveting true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the detectives who followed a winding path to arrive at the truth. –Summary

Wicca: A Modern Guide to Witchcraft and Magick by Harmony Nice
“In Wicca, 21-year-old Harmony Nice-a YouTube and Instagram star with 700,000 followers-offers modern readers a guide to overcoming obstacles and maximizing happiness. She offers practical guidance on using crystals, wands, tarot cards, and magical tools.” – Amazon