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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 31, 2021 at 10:46 AM by Genesis Gaule
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Library cards are free for all East Grand Forks residents, East Grand Forks teachers and students. More information
The Joy of Sweat by Sarah Everts
The Strange Science of Perspiration // A taboo-busting romp through the shame, stink, and strange science of sweating. Sweating may be one of our weirdest biological functions, but it's also one of our most vital and least understood. In The Joy of Sweat, Sarah Everts goes behind the taboo and delves into its role in the body-and in human history. She reveals the wondrous mechanics of the sweat glands and the millions of sweat pores in human skin. She explores why sweat is salty, why what you eat can affect the color of your sweat, and why we sweat when stressed (and whether it can be controlled). She takes part in a sweat dating event, traces the controversial history of antiperspirants and deodorants, considers the purported health benefits of saunas, sweat lodges, and hammams, and investigates whether "eyewitnesses" to a crime may someday be replaced by "nose-witnesses" who can pick a suspect's body odor out of a police lineup.
How Iceland Changed the World by Egill Bjarnason
The Big History of a Small Island // Provides a tour of the history of Iceland, from the time a Viking captain ran aground there 1,200 years ago to the pivotal role it played during the French Revolution, the moon landing, and the foundation of Israel.
The Outdoor Scientist by Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
The Wonder of Observing the Natural World // Dr. Temple Grandin introduces young readers to geologists, astrophysicists, oceanographers, and many other scientists through a series of projects to understand the world around them.
The Quiet Zone by Stephen Kurczy
Unraveling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence // Deep in the Appalachian Mountains, Green Bank, West Virginia, is a place at once futuristic and old-fashioned. It is home to the Green Bank Observatory, where astronomers search the depths of the universe using the latest technology. With a ban on all devices emanating radio frequencies that might interfere with the observatory's telescopes, residents live a life free from constant digital connectivity; schoolchildren go without WiFi or iPads. Kurcxy introduces readers to a tech buster patrolling the area for illegal radio waves; "electrosensitives" who claim that WiFi is deadly; a sheriff's department with a string of unsolved murder cases dating back decades; a camp of neo-Nazis plotting their resurgence from a nearby mountain hollow; and ordinary citizens seeking a simpler way of living. Kurczy asks: Is a less connected life desirable? Is it even possible?
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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 16, 2021 at 2:49 PM by Genesis Gaule
Did you know that our ebooks and e-audiobooks are available 24/7 on the Libby app? Use your library card to check them out and get reading!
Punch Me Up to the Gods by Brian Broome
A Memoir // Brian Broome, whose early years growing up in Ohio as a dark-skinned Black boy harboring crushes on other boys, propels this unforgettable book. Brian’s recounting of his experiences reveal an outsider, awkwardly squirming to find his way in. Escalating drug use and other relievers help to soothe his hurt, but it causes devastating effects.
Breath by James Nestor
The New Science of a Lost Art // There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. Making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can jump-start athletic performance; rejuvenate internal organs; halt snoring, asthma, and autoimmune disease.
The Light of Days by Judy Batalion
The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos // A group of Jewish women in Poland helped fight the Nazis. These women paid off Gestapo guards, hid revolvers in loaves of bread and jars of marmalade, and helped build systems of underground bunkers. An unforgettable true tale of war, the fight for freedom, exceptional bravery, female friendship, and survival in the face of staggering odds.
Edison by Edmund Morris
Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous American of his time, but he is mostly remembered only for the invention of universal electric light. Edison patented 1,093 inventions and left others unlicensed for the benefit of medicine. Morris addresses theories about Edison and Nikola Tesla and presents proof of their mutually admiring, if wary, relationship.
Tag(s): WWII, women's history, science, nonfiction, new age, memoirs, inventors, history, health and wellness, book notes, biography, biographies, African Americans
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on May 24, 2021 at 11:52 AM by Genesis Gaule
The Campbell Library is open to the public Monday/Friday (9am-5pm) and Tuesday/Thursday (10am-7pm). We also offer Front Door Pick Up and half hour appointments for browsing or computer use Wednesdays (9am-5pm).
Pappyland by Wright Thompson
A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last // The story of how Julian Van Winkle III, the caretaker of the most coveted cult Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the world, fought to protect his family's heritage and preserve the taste of his forebears, in a world where authenticity, like his product, is in very short supply.
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Gory Details by Erika Engelhaupt
Adventures From the Dark Side of Science // Science reporter Erika Engelhaupt investigates the gross, strange, and morbid absurdities of our bodies and our universe. From the research biologist who stung himself with every conceivable insect to the world's most murderous mammals, this book explores often ignored but alluring facets of biology, anatomy, space exploration, nature, and more.
Call of the Wild by Kimberly Ann Johnson
How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, and Use It For Good // In an increasingly polarized world where trauma is often publicly renegotiated, our nervous systems are on high alert. From skyrocketing rates of depression and anxiety to physical illnesses such as autoimmune diseases and digestive disorders, many women today find themselves living out of alignment with their bodies.
Remember by Lisa Genova
The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting // A fascinating exploration of the intricacies of how we remember, why we forget, and what we can do to protect our memories. You can set educated expectations for your memory, and in doing so, create a better relationship with it. You don't have to fear it anymore. And that can be life-changing.
Tag(s): trauma, self-help, science, psychology, nonfiction, new age, mental illness, medicine, history, health and wellness, food, business, book notes, biographies, aging