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Aug 31

Book Notes 8/30/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 31, 2021 at 10:46 AM by Genesis Gaule

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8/30/2021


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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.

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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.

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The Outdoor Scientist by Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

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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.

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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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Jun 07

Book Notes 6/7/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 7, 2021 at 3:49 PM by Genesis Gaule

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6/7/2021


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).


The Believer by Ralph Blumenthal

Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack // Dr. John Mack risked his career to investigate the phenomenon of human encounters with aliens and give credibility to the stories shared by people who were utterly convinced they had happened. Over the course of his career his interest in alien abduction grew from curiosity to wonder, ultimately developing into a limitless, unwavering passion.

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Finding Rhythm by Ali?nor Salmon

An International Dance Journey // In a world where we are over-connected but increasingly disconnected from one another, dance offers an authentically human experience. In this dance-travelogue, you’ll learn the history and steps of dances like salsa, samba, and tango, and enjoy a resplendent meditation on happiness and wanderlust.

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The Officer’s Daughter by Elle Johnson

A Memoir of Family and Forgiveness // Elle’s cousin Karen was killed in a failed robbery. Years later, when one of Karen’s killers was eligible for parole, Elle was tasked with writing a letter arguing against his release. Elle realized that before she could condemn a man she had never met to remain in prison, she had to face her own past. A memoir that explores what parents can and cannot do to protect their children and the overwhelming power of forgiveness, even in the face of unspeakable tragedy.

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Who Is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? by James Buckley, Jr.

Who HQ Now // Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is best known as a former professional wrestler that later came to dominate Hollywood with a series of blockbuster movies. Dwayne’s life hasn’t always been a linear track of successes. However, he never gave up and pushed himself to be the best he could in everything he applied himself to.

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Mar 29

Book Notes 3/29/21

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on March 29, 2021 at 3:30 PM by Genesis Gaule

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3/29/2021


The Campbell Library is open to the public Mondays/Fridays (9am-5pm) and Thursdays (10am-7pm). We also offer Front Door Pick Up and half hour appointments for browsing or computer use Wednesdays (9am-5pm), Tuesdays (9am-7pm), and Thursdays (9am-10am).


Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad

A Memoir of a Life Interrupted // In the summer after graduating from college, Suleika Jaouad was preparing, as they say in commencement speeches, to enter “the real world”. She had fallen in love and moved to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a war correspondent. The real world she found, however, would take her into a very different kind of conflict zone.

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On the Ho Chi Minh Trail by Sherry Buchanan

The Blood Road, the Women Who Defended It, the Legacy // Part travelogue, part history, and part reflective meditation on conflict and reconciliation, Sherry Buchanan’s new book offers both a personal and historical exploration of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, highlighting the critical role women militia and soldiers played in defending the Ho Chi Minh Trail during the Vietnam War.

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Group by Christie Tate

How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life // The refreshingly original debut memoir of a guarded, over-achieving, self-lacerating young lawyer who reluctantly agrees to get psychologically and emotionally naked in a room of six complete strangers—her psychotherapy group—and in turn finds human connection, and herself. Nine words that can change everything: “You don’t need a cure, you need a witness.”

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Think Again by Adam Grant

The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know // Why do we refresh our wardrobes every year, renovate our kitchens every decade, but never update our beliefs and our views? Why do we laugh at people using computers that are ten years old, but yet still cling to opinions we formed ten years ago? In the end, learning to rethink may be the secret skill to give you the edge in a world changing faster than ever.

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