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Jan 31

Book Notes 1/31/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 31, 2022 at 11:18 AM by Genesis Gaule

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1/31/2022


Minne-Murals™ are back! Pick one up and color with us on Zoom to learn about Paleontology and art techniques. More information...


E.R. Nurses by James Patterson and Matt Eversmann

True Stories from America's Greatest Unsung Heroes //Around the clock, across the country, these highly skilled and compassionate men and women sacrifice and struggle for us and our families. You have never heard their true stories. Not like this. From big-city and small-town hospitals. From behind the scenes. From the heart. This book will make you laugh, make you cry, make you understand. When we're at our worst, E.R. nurses are at their best.

616.025 PATTERSON


Uncontrolled Spread by Scott Gottlieb, MD

Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic // As the pandemic unfolded, Gottlieb was in regular contact with all the key players in Congress, the Trump administration, and the drug and diagnostic industries. Providing an inside account of how level after level of American government crumbled as the COVID-19 crisis advanced, he argues we must fix our systems and prepare for a deadlier coronavirus variant, a flu pandemic, or whatever else nature--or those wishing us harm--may threaten us with.

362.1962 GOTTLIEB


On Animals by Susan Orlean

Orlean examines animal-human relationships through the compelling tales she has written over the course of her celebrated career. These stories consider a range of creatures, the household pets we dote on, the animals we raise to end up as meat on our plates, the creatures who could eat us for dinner, the various tamed and untamed animals we share our planet with who are central to human life.

591.5 ORLEAN


I Alone Can Fix It by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker

Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year // The true story of what took place in Donald Trump's White House during a disastrous 2020 has never before been told in full. What was really going on around the president, as the government failed to contain the coronavirus and over half a million Americans perished? Who was influencing Trump after he refused to concede an election he had clearly lost and spread lies about election fraud?

973.933 LEONNIG


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Jan 24

Book Notes 1/24/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 24, 2022 at 2:16 PM by Genesis Gaule

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1/24/2022


Curious about your family history? Stop in for a Minnkota Genealogical Society Meeting! They meet the first Thursday of the month at 6 pm at the library.


Until Proven Safe by Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley

The History and Future of Quarantine // Manaugh and Twilly track the history and future of quarantine around the globe. It is a story of emergency isolation, but they also guide us through a nuclear-waste isolation facility beneath the New Mexican desert; plants stricken with a disease that threatens the world's wheat supply; and a meeting with NASA's Planetary Protection Officer, tasked with saving Earth from extraterrestrial infections.

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Becoming: Adapted for young readers by Michelle Obama

How Covid Shook the World's Economy // In this adaptation of her autobiography for younger readers, Michelle Obama presents an account of her life, and, in telling of her own personal evolution, stresses the need for people to realize that no one is perfect, that the process of "becoming" is what really matters.

973.932 OBAMA


The First Shots by Brendan Borrell

The Epic Rivalries and Heroic Science Behind the Race to the Coronavirus Vaccine // This book draws on exclusive, high-level access to weave together the intense vaccine-race conflicts among hard-driving, heroic scientists and the epic rivalries among Washington power players that shaped 18 months of fear, resolve, and triumph.

615.372 BORRELL


The Plague Year by Lawrence Wright

America in the Time of Covid //Beginning with the absolutely critical first moments of the outbreak in China, and ending with an epilogue on the vaccine rollout and the unprecedented events between the election of Joseph Biden and his inauguration, this book surges forward with essential information--and fascinating historical parallels--examining the medical, economic, political, and social ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

614.5 WRIGHT


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Jan 18

Book Notes 1/17/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 18, 2022 at 2:43 PM by Genesis Gaule

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1/17/2022


Psst! Do you have a kid in grades K-5? Send them to our Spy School on Tuesday, February 1 @ 5 pm to learn about code breaking, invisible ink, stealth training and more! More information


Immune by Philipp Dettmer

A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive // Touching on our body's defenses, the types of adversaries we face (including a chapter on the coronavirus), and the grave consequences of immune malfunction, this book is a vital crash course in what is arguably, and increasingly, the most important system in the body.

616.079 DETTMER


Shutdown by Adam Tooze

How Covid Shook the World's Economy // By focusing on finance and business, Tooze sets the pandemic story in a frame that casts a sobering new light on how unprepared the world was to fight the crisis, and how deep the ruptures in our way of living and doing business are. The virus has attacked the economy with as much ferocity as it has our health, and there is no vaccine arriving to address that. Tooze's special gift is to show how social organization, political interests, and economic policy interact with devastating human consequences, from your local hospital to the World Bank.

332.042 TOOZE


World War C by Sanjay Gupta, MN and Kristin Loberg

Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic and How to Prepare for the Next One // As the doctor who's been holding America's hand through the crisis with compassion, clarity, and well-earned wisdom, Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives you the unvarnished story behind the pandemic, including insights about the novel virus's behavior, and offers practical tools to ready ourselves for what lies ahead.

614.592 GUPTA


Pump by Bill Schutt

A Natural History of the Heart // Zoologist Bill Schutt delivers a look at hearts from across the animal kingdom, from insects to whales to humans. Illustrated with black-and-white line drawings.

612.17 SCHUTT


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