Summer 2022 Picks for Adults

22 Books Found

Filtered by 'Nonfiction'
  • #PositiveStress: Convierte el estrés en tu aliado

    Un programa de 21 días para convertir el estrés en calma emocional y una vida más amorosa.

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  • The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

    Egan traces the scientific, historical, and ecological factors endangering the Great Lakes, discussing late 19th-century efforts to connect the lakes to the Atlantic, which unexpectedly introduced invasive species from the natural world.

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  • Hacer más con menos

    Una guía práctica para ayudar a los profesionales en general a gestionar sus negocios con menos recursos y mayores beneficios.

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  • Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot

    A collection of essays taking aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement, arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women.

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  • Las tres preguntas

    Explora tres significativas preguntas para ayudarnos a descubrir el misterio de nuestra existencia.

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  • Let My People Go Surfing

    Chouinard—climber, businessman, environmentalist—shares tales of courage and persistence from his experience of founding and leading Patagonia, Inc. Full title: Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual.

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  • Life on the Rocks: Building a Future for Coral Reefs

    Coral reefs are a microcosm of our planet: wondrously diverse, deeply interconnected, and critically imperiled.

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  • Lunes sin carne

    Recetas y recomendaciones para preparar comidas saludables incluyendo más vegetales y consumiendo menos alimentos de origen animal. Título completo: Lunes sin carne: Consejos y recetas para cuidar de tu alimentación y del planeta.

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  • No hay vuelta atrás

    La exitosa filántropa y mujer de negocios comparte sus experiencias y lecciones de vida para ayudar a empoderar a las mujeres de todo el mundo. Título completo: No hay vuelta atrás: El poder de las mujeres para cambiar el mundo.

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  • Our History Is the Future

    A protest at the Standing Rock reservation against construction of an oil pipeline becomes the century's largest Indigenous protest movement. Full title: Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance.

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  • The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier

    Too big to police, and with no clear international authority over them, the oceans have become the setting for rampant criminality—from human trafficking and slavery to environmental crimes and piracy.

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  • Palaces for the People

    Klinenberg explores how democratic societies rely not only on shared values but also on shared "social infrastructure." Full title: Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life.

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  • The Sea Around Us

    This classic work remains as fresh today as when it first appeared in 1951. Carson's writing teems with stunning, memorable images.

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  • The Sea Inside

    Navigating between human and natural history and between science and myth, The Sea Inside chronicles Hoare's journey through the oceans to rediscover the sea and its islands, birds, and beasts, and to seek encounters with animals and people.

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  • The Soul of an Octopus

    Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus—a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature—and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. Full title: The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness.

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  • Spineless

    A former ocean biologist investigates jellyfish and what their physiologies can teach us about engineering and environmental stability. Full title: Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone.

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  • The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

    Like An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring before it, The Uninhabitable Earth is both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to action.

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  • The Water Will Come

    An acclaimed journalist uses fact, science and on-the-ground reporting to provide an account of the coming new age of great flooding due to rapidly rising sea levels. Full title: The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World.

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  • The Wave: In Pursuit of Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean

    Casey traces the recent discovery of physics-defying ocean waves at heights previously thought impossible, describing the efforts of scientists to understand the phenomenon, the pursuits of extreme surfers to ride these waves, and the destructive capabilities of tsunamis.

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  • Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River

    Owen presents an account of where America's water comes from and where it goes, examining the complicated human-made ecosystem of waterways, reservoirs, power plants, fracking sites, and farms that contribute to water shortages in the West.

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  • Why Fish Don't Exist

    David Starr Jordan was a taxonomist, obsessed with bringing order to the natural world. In time, he would be credited with discovering nearly a fifth of the fish known to humans in his day. Full title: Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life.

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  • Why We Swim

    Tsui looks at our love affair with the water, from evolution to mythology, from survival and well-being, from community swim clubs to competitive races, and she goes around the world to explore its significance in many cultures.

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