Jan 23, 2008

new nonfiction books, 1.23.08

for more info about these books, check the Seabrook Library's catalog >

Nigella Express: 130 Recipes for Good Food, Fast
Featuring fabulous fast foods, ingenious shortcuts, terrific time-saving ideas, and easy, delicious meals, "Nigella Express" is the Food Network stars solution to eating well when time is short.

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto,Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan's sensible and decidedly counterintuitive advice is: Don't eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food. Writing In Defense of Food, and affirming the joy of eating, Pollan suggests that if we would pay more for better, well-grown food, but buy less of it, we'll benefit ourselves, our communities, and the environment at large. Taking a clear-eyed look at what science does and does not know about the links between diet and health, he proposes a new way to think about the question of what to eat that is informed by ecology and tradition rather than by the prevailing nutrient-by-nutrient approach.

AlterNation: Transform. Embellish. Customize.
With this book, readers can make something cool without spending a lot of money. With step-by-step photos and a wide range of projects such as handbags, leathercraft, hats, painted shoes, and more, this book will have readers creating their own personalized DIY fashions in no time.

Son of Stitch 'n Bitch: Forty-Five Projects to Knit and Crochet for Men
Debbie Stoller knows that at least half the projects women knit are intended for the men in their lives. She also knows that knitting for a boyfriend or husband or father is full of pitfalls. The answer Son of Stitch 'N Bitch, the hip, smart knitter's guide to knitting for men.

America Dreaming: How Youth Changed America in the '60s
With the end of the 1950s came a cultural explosion and the birth of a new era. The 1960s were a time of change, and at the forefront of this change was America's youth. Covering subjects such as the civil rights movement, hippie culture, black nationalism, and the feminist movement, the author portrays life in the '60's and shows how teenagers were on the forefront of the societal changes that occurred during this grand decade.

for more info about these books, check the Seabrook Library's catalog >

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