Below is a small sampling of new nonfiction titles at NHS!
1919 the Year That Changed America by Martin W. Sandler
Call Number: 973.91 SAN
Some of the most important issues of our time were no less important 100 years ago. America in 1919, at the close of World War I, was shaken from the events of large-scale warfare, fearing a Communist takeover, and facing an incredible amount of social and political change. From Prohibition to women's suffrage, the labor strikes to the violence of the Red Summer and the Red Scare . . . explores each major movement of 1919. Showing how these events were interrelated and examining their continued relevance to our country a century later . . . offers a unique historical perspective on the trajectory of the major movements of the twentieth-century.
The Animal Lover's Guide to Changing the World by Stephanie Feldstein
Call Number: 179.3 FEL
The author offers advice on how to live animal friendly and discusses everyday actions that can make the planet more sustainable and humane.
The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs by America's Test Kitchen Staff
Call Number: 641.5 COM
A cookbook for kids that provides recipes for breakfast, snacks and beverages, dinners, desserts, and more, and features step-by-step photographs of tips and techniques.
Did You Just Eat That? by Paul Dawson; Brian Sheldon
Call Number: 664 DAW
Food scientists Paul Dawson and Brian Sheldon take you into their labs to show how they have determined everything from how much bacteria gets transferred from sharing utensils to how many microbes live on restaurant menus. They list their materials and methods (in case you want to replicate the experiments), guide you through their results, and offer in-depth explanations of food safety and microbiology.
Elevated by Harvey Araton; Jeff Van Gundy (Foreword by)
Call Number: 796.323 ELE
Looks at the history of the National Basketball Association looking at the sustained boom from Magic Johnson and Larry Bird through the early twenty-first century.
This book describes the universal topic of dealing with emotions for an adolescent audience. It equips modern teenagers with an understanding of the mechanics behind stress and depression and gives them advice for dealing with these issues.
The Fighters by C. J. Chivers
Call Number: 956.7044 CHI
More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. C.J. Chivers reported from both wars from their beginnings . . . [this book] conveys the physical and emotional experience of war as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a corpsman, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant.
Filter Bubbles and Targeted Advertising by The New York Times Editorial Staff (Editor)
Call Number: 025.5 FIL
Over a decade ago, tech companies began using algorithms to personalize our experience of the web. Using sophisticated technology and vast amounts of consumer data, companies began to predict our tastes better than we could ourselves. In response, ecommerce expanded, and journalism adapted itself to the personalized attention economy. However, there was a hidden side effect, which Eli Pariser termed "the filter bubble," which is the exclusion of other perspectives from our tech-assisted preferences. Raising many hard questions including data security, political propaganda, and the pervasiveness of digital "junk food," filter bubbles reveal the future challenges of a personalized, automated web.
Google It by Anna Crowley Redding
Call Number: 005.1 RED
Describes how two Stanford University students developed the website Google and overcame business obstacles and skepticism to create one of the world's most influential Internet companies.
Guitars and Heroes by Julien Bitoun
Call Number: 787.87 BIT
An encyclopedia of more than 100 guitars and the musicians who have mastered them. Guitars and Heroes is organized by era, from the rockabilly pioneers to the guitar heroes of the future. Each chapter contains portraits of guitarists (past and present) and their favorite instruments. The authoritative text describes the musician's favored guitar or guitars and why they prefer them, often revealing a hidden facet of the musician's artistic approach.
How to Live in Space by Colin Stuart
Call Number: 629.45 STU
An amusing and informative illustrated guide to life beyond our own planet that covers everything from training for and living in space to the future of space travel and tourism Now that suborbital space tourism is predicted to become a billion-dollar industry in the next ten years and NASA has announced its plans for landing humans on Mars in the 2030s, the dream of traveling and living in space is taking on new reality.
Invisible Heroes of World War II by Jerry Borrowman
Call Number: 940.84 BOR
Invisible Heroes of World War II documents ten fascinating true stories of a diverse group of soldiers and noncombatants from all over the world, including African Americans, women, and Native Americans, who fought with the Allies during World War II. These heroes made significant contributions in the war effort, and sometimes gave their lives for freedom and liberty, often without much recognition or fanfare. Some were frontline soldiers who were captured by the enemy and endured horrific conditions as POWs, others were ordinary citizens who fought in the French Resistance and provided vital operations to undermine Nazi occupation, while others were engineers, workers in industry, or war correspondents and photographers. All served with valor and distinction as part of the massive Allied forces who fought to free the world from tyranny and oppression.
This title begins with a brief history of World War I and then examines these questions: How did an Ausntrian nobleman's death lead to war? How did World War I help bring about the Russian Revolution? How did Germany's naval strategy influence the U.S. decision to enter the war? How did the U.S. entry into the war lead to Germany's defeat?
Kicks by Nicholas Smith
Call Number: 391.4 SMI
A cultural history of sneakers, tracing the footprint of one of our most iconic fashions across sports, business, pop culture, and American identity. When the athletic shoe graduated from the beaches and croquet courts of the wealthy elite to streetwear ubiquity, its journey through the heart of American life was just getting started. Nicholas K. Smith carries us through the twentieth century as sneakers became the totem of subcultures from California skateboarders to New York rappers, the cause of gang violence and riots, the heart of a global economic controversy, the lynchpin in a quest to turn big sports into big business, and the muse of high fashion. Kicks introduces us to the sneaker's surprisingly influential, enduring, and evolving legacy.
One Goal by Amy Bass
Call Number: 796.334 BAS
When thousands of Somali refugees resettled in Lewiston, Maine, a struggling, overwhelmingly white town, longtime residents grew uneasy. Then the mayor wrote a letter asking Somalis to stop coming, which became a national story. While scandal threatened to subsume the town, its high school's soccer coach integrated Somali kids onto his team, and their passion began to heal old wounds. Taking readers behind the tumult of this controversial team-and onto the pitch where the teammates vied to become state champions and achieved a vital sense of understanding-ONE GOAL is a timely story about overcoming the prejudices that divide us.
Running to Glory by Sam McManis
Call Number: 796.42 MCM
Running to Glory, by veteran journalist Sam McManis, follows the cross country team from Eisenhower High in Yakima, Washington, through a tumultuous and challenging season with excitement, suspense and pathos.
The Science of Supercars by Martin Roach; Neil Waterman; John Morrison
Call Number: 629.222 ROA
In The Science of Supercars, the authors describe the history of supercars, unraveling the mysteries and mechanics of the cars that changed the automotive world forever. In-depth interviews with the top names in the supercar and racing industries reveal their opinions on today's supercars and their visions for the future.
The Science of Superheroes by Mark Brake; Jon Chase
Call Number: 741.5 BRA
Looks at over fifty topics in science behind the abilities of superheroes and villains. Discover the science behind the abilities of your favorite superheroes!
Self Employement Survival Guid by Jeanne YOCUM
Call Number: 338 YOC
Outlines how to be successful while self-employed, covering such topics as securing business, working with clients, and managing schedules.
The Shift by Russell A. Carleton; Jeff Passan (Foreword by)
Call Number: 796.357 CAR
Positioned at the crossroads of sabermetrics and cognitive science are questions that will alter the trajectory of both traditional and analytics-based baseball thinking. With a background in clinical psychology as well as experience in major league front offices, Baseball Prospectus' Russell Carleton illuminates advanced statistics and challenges cultural assumptions, demonstrating along the way that data and logic need not be at odds with the human element of baseball--in fact, they're inextricably intertwined.
Soccerwomen by Gemma Clarke
Call Number: 796.334 CLA
Inspiring profiles of the pioneers, champions and future heroines of women's soccer around the world. Today, champions like Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach, Brazil's Marta and China's Sun Wen, have inspired girls around the world to pick up the beautiful game for love of the sport. Inevitably, given the hardships and discrimination they face, women who play soccer professionally are so much more than elite athletes. They are survivors, campaigners, political advocates, feminists, LGBTQ activists, working moms, staunch opponents of racial discrimination and inspirational role models for many.
So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Call Number: 305.8 OLU
A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. In 'So You Want to Talk About Race', ... Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the 'N' word. ... Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.
VIRAL: the Fight Against AIDS in America by Ann Bausum
Call Number: 362.1 BAU
The AIDS, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, crisis fundamentally changed the fabric of the United States . . . presents the history of the AIDS crisis through the lens of the brave victims and activists who demanded action and literally fought for their lives . . . explores everything from the disease's origins and how it spread to the activismit inspired and how the world confronts HIV and AIDS today.
Warrior Pups by Jeff Kamen
Call Number: 355.4 KAM
"Warrior Pups" is an illustrated tribute to the people at the San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base who transform wriggly little puppies into the heroic military working dogs that help fight the global war on terror. Throughout its pages, the reader learns how these dogs are trained to detect IEDs and terrorist ambushes. They are nurtured with lots of love and attention from their foster families. They are honored by the handlers and troops who walk behind them in the combat zone. "Warrior Pups" tells the story in words and images of these exceptional dogs and the fosters, trainers, and handlers from all branches of the military who are committed to making the US Military Working Dog Program the best of its kind.