From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list on a particular topic, but lately we’ve had some books  come in that are too good not to share, even if they don’t fit with a particular theme. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Call Number: 001.9 F216u Title: Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea: An Eye-Opening Exploration of Lost Lands, Phantom Ships, and Denizens of the Deep Authors: Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe

Call Number: 362.1 S525p Title: Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, From Cholera to Ebola and Beyond Author: Sonia Shah

Call Number: 152.44 R774s Title: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Author: Jon Ronson

Call Number: 299.93 H159m Title: Memories of the Branch Davidians: The Autobiography of David Koresh’s Mother Author: Bonnie Haldeman

Call Number: 302.23 T939r Title: Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age Author: Sherry Turkle

Call Number: 303.483 C624s Title: Science for Life: A Manual for Better Living Author: Brian Clegg
NOTE: “How do you make sense of the competing claims that surround every aspect of daily life? How can you really know what will make your life better, or worse? Hard science is the answer, and this manual is here to help you.

Call Number: 305.42 B329e Title: Everyday Sexism Author: Laura Bates

Call Number: 305.42 F191e Title: End of the Patriarchy Author: Gerhard Falk

Call Number: 305.8 K335s Title: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Author: Ibram X. Kendi

Call Number: 306.709 O669g Title: Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape Author: Peggy Orenstein

Call Number: 306.81 T768a Title: All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation Author: Rebecca Traister

Call Number: 324.6 W164f Title: The Fight to Vote Author: Michael Waldman

Call Number: 388.3 V822b Title: The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream Author: Steve Viscelli

Call Number: 362.29 W412d Title: Dear David: Dealing With My Son’s Addiction One Letter at a Time Author: Martha Wegner

Call Number: 364.152 S334m Title: Mass Sootings: Media, Myths, and Realities Authors: Jaclyn Schildkraut and H. Jaymi Elsass

Call Number: 370.15 B658i Title: I Love Learning, I Hate School: An Anthropology of College Author: Susan D. Blum

Call Number: 371.7 L284s Title: School Shooters: Understanding High School, College, and Adult Perpetrators Author: Peter Langman

Call Number: 388.097 K168m Title: Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead Author: Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Call Number: 598 A182g Title: The Genius of Birds Author: Jennifer Ackerman
NOTE: This is research about the intelligence and activities of birds around the world.

Call Number: 611 R988m Title: The Mysterious World of the Human Genome Author: Frank Ryan

Call Number: 613.3 T244s Title: Schooled on Fat: What Teens Tell Us About Gender, Body Image, and Obesity Author: Nicole Taylor

Call Number: 614.4 G311a Title: American Plagues: Lessons from Our Battles With Disease Author: Stephen H. Gehlbach

Call Number: 615.8 A617h Title: How Music Helps in Music Therapy and Everyday Life Author: Gary Ansdell

Call Number: 620.1 W164r Title: Rust: The Longest War Author: Jonathan Waldman
NOTE: How rust – the kind that destroys metal – costs the US more than $400 billion per year.

Call Number: 636.08 P616r Title: Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets Author: Jessica Pierce

Call Number: 649 M449m Title: Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children Author: Laura Mauldin

Call Number: PB 741.5 B433d Title: El Deafo Author: Cece Bell

Call Number: 741.602 L581b Title: Becoming a Successful Graphic Designer Author: Neil Leonard

Call Number: 917.404 B916w Title: A Walk in the Woods:Discovering America on the Appalachian Trail Author: Bill Bryson

Call Number: 947.43 P988g Title: Putin Country: A Journey Into the Real Russia Author: Anne Garrels

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