Monday, June 12, 2017

Inspiring New Non-fiction

The non-fiction shelves at PWPL are full of inspiration. The new books are no exception. Walking away from the new book shelves with a reasonable stack of books requires great control, as my inclination is to check them all out! I’ve narrowed this list down to those I found the most interesting, this week.

Asbell, Robin.  (2016) Great Bowls of Food: Grain Bowls, Buddha Bowls, Broth Bowls and More. 641.82 AS.
This lovely book provides inspiration for a wide variety of food bowls. The ingredients are readily available and appeal to a wide range of tastes. If you find food in a bowl intriguing, you’ll want to check this one out!

Bowman, Katy. (2016) Movement Matters: Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology and the Nature of Movement. 615.82 BO.
Katy Bowman is a biomechanist who studies movement and our society’s lack thereof. She emphasizes the need for motion in all aspects of human life. Bowman is the author of several books on movement, this latest book is a series of thought provoking essays. Bowman’s books will change how you think about your day to day activities.

Czerski, Helen. (2017) Storm in a Tea Cup: The Physics of Everyday Life.  530 CZ.
The elusive study of Physics, applied to the everyday. This is a fascinating read for those interested in finding out, why. From gravity to the interesting behavior of bubbles in swirling tea; the author puts the science of everyday phenomena into a language that the rest of us can understand.

Seed Savers Exchange (2015) The Seed Garden: The Art and Practice of Seed Saving. 635 CO.
Interested in saving seed from this year’s garden? Perhaps you’ve borrowed seed from the seed library and would like to donate, but need guidance. This comprehensive title from Seed Savers Exchange will guide you through the process from start to finish. General seed saving guidelines are provided, but more importantly the book provides detailed information by crop. If you haven’t visited the Seed Library at PWPL yet, there is plenty of time left!

Shetreat-Kelin, MD, Maya (2016) The Dirt Cure: Growing Healthy Kids with Food Straight from Soil. 618.9239 SH.
Anyone who concerned about the eating habits of young people in their lives should give this book a read. A very down to earth look at the way we are feeding our children, and how we can help them to develop healthier eating behaviors. The author provides details about the science behind her suggestions.

Weso, Thomas Pecore. (2016) Good Seeds: a Menominee Indian Food Memoir. 641.5929 WE.
This quick read is steeped in cultural experience. A lovely memoir complete with recipes provide an indigenous look at seasonal food. Some of the recipes like “Baked Beaver Feast” will not be practical for most of us. However, many of the recipes will find a place in even the most modern kitchen. This look at truly seasonal cooking is worth a read!

--Andrea Ingmire, Library Director

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