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Notable New Nonfiction: June 2014

It's hard to believe it’s June already. Here are some highlights from the new nonfiction titles added to the catalog recently.

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Virtual Unreality: Just Because the Internet Told You, How Do You Know It's True? by Charles Seife

Take it from someone who's still waiting for his trillion dollar inheritence from the King of East Nigeria, this book will help you separate the wheat from the chaff on the Internet.

Release date: 6/26/2014

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Jump Attack: The Formula for Explosive Athletic Performance, Jumping Higher, and Training Like a Pro by Tim Grover

A trainer with clients like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Dwayne Wade shows the rest of us how to develop our explosiveness with an intensely challenging workout.

Release date: 6/3/2014

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Public Zen, Personal Zen: A Buddhist Introduction by Peter D. Hershock

A thorough, accessible history of the practice of Zen Buddhism from its origins in India to its emergence in 12th century Japan to the present day with sketches of the lives of masters Dogen, Ikkyu, Hakuin, & Ryokan.

Release date: 3/14/2014

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The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father…And Finding the Zodiac Killer by Gary L. Stewart

At 39, Gary Stewart was contacted for the first time by his birth mother and the adoptee spent the next ten years searching for his biological father, who may be the serial killer known as the "Zodiac".

Release date: 5/13/2014

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Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters; Defending the Earth With Ultraman, Godzilla and Friends in the Golden Age of Japanese Science Fiction Film by August Ragone

The first biography in English of the Japanese special effects artist responsible for Godzilla, Ultraman and dozens of other characters from Japanese movies and TV shows. Lavishly illustrated with film stills and behind the scenes photos.

Release date: 5/6/2014

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Nearest Star: The Surprising Science of Our Sun by Leon Golub

Of all the stars in the universe, this is the one that matters most to us on Earth. Golub and co-author Pasachoff relate what we have discovered about the Sun, from eclipses to neutrinos, space weather to global warming.

Release date: 2/28/2014

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Effortless Bento: 300 Box Lunch Recipes by Shufunotomo

The Japanese have practically made an art of the box lunch and Effortless Bento is an encyclopedia of recipes from the Japanese equivalent of Good Housekeeping magazine.

Release date: 5/27/2014

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Motivating People in a Week: A Teach Yourself Guide by Sue Stockdale and Clive Steeper

A brief, to-the-point guide to motivating people at work, written by two leading experts on motivation. "Learn in a week what the experts learn in a lifetime."

Release date: 5/28/2014

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Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

A collection of essays by the writer and historian examines the relationship between the sexes and includes the essay that inspired the term "mansplaining" - when men assume women know nothing about a subject and condescend to explain it, even when they know nothing about it themselves.

Release date: 5/20/2014

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Opening Heaven's Door: Investigating Stories of Life, Death, and What Comes After by Patricia Pearson

After the deaths of her sister and father, Pearson had a profound spiritual experience that she tries to comprehend by interviewing hospice workers, doctors and ordinary people who've observed people near death or who've had near death experiences themselves.

Release date: 5/13/2014