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The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World by Max Fisher (Sept 2022)
The gripping and galling inside story of how Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social networks preyed on psychological frailties to create the algorithms that drive everyday users to extreme opinions and, increasingly, extreme actions. The companies’ founding tenets, combined with a blinkered focus on maximizing engagement, have led to a destabilized world for everyone.
Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires by Douglas Rushikoff (Sept 2022)
The tech elite have a plan to survive the apocalypse: they want to leave us all behind.
Surveillance State: Inside China’s Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control by Josh Chin and Liza Linn (Sept 2022)
Tells the gripping, startling, and detailed story of how China’s Communist Party is building a new kind of political control: shaping the will of the people through the sophisticated—and often brutal—harnessing of data.
Cooking & Entertainment
Dinner in One: Exceptional and Easy One-Pan Meals by Melissa Clark (Sept (2022)
Melissa Clark brings her home cook’s expertise and no-fuss approach to the world of one-pot/pan cooking. With nearly all of the recipes being made in under one hour, the streamlined steps ensure you are in and out of the kitchen without dirtying a multitude of pans or spending more time than you need to on dinner.
Science & Technology
The Metaverse: And How It Will Revolutionize Everything by Matthew Ball (July 2022)
From the leading theorist of the Metaverse comes the definitive account of the next internet: what the Metaverse is, what it will take to build it, and what it means for all of us.
Music: The Definitive Visual History edited by Jennette Elnaggar, Heather Wilcox (July 2022)
A history of the progression of music since its prehistoric beginnings, reviewing not only Western music but also music from around the world. Includes profiles of influential musicians, a history of instruments, and a listing of key works for each genre.
Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld by T. J. English (Aug 2022)
The epic, scintillating narrative of the interconnected worlds of jazz and organized crime in 20th century America.
A Song for Everyone: The Story of Creedence Clearwater Revival by John Lingan (Aug 2022)
The definitive biography of Creedence Clearwater Revival, exploring the band’s legendary rise to fame and how their music embodied the cultural landscape of the late ’60s and early ’70s.
Nomads: The Wanderers that Shaped Our World by Anthony Sattin (Sept 2022)
The remarkable story of how nomads have fostered and refreshed civilization throughout our history.
Heavy Metal: The Hard Days and Nights of the Shipyard Workers Who Built America’s Supercarriers by Michael Fabey (June 2022)
An extraordinary story of American can-do, an inside look at the building of the most dangerous aircraft carrier in the world, the John F. Kennedy. Tip the Empire State Building onto its side and you’ll have a sense of the length of the United States Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the most powerful in the world: the USS John F. Kennedy.
Philosophy & Religion
In the Margins: A Transgender Man’s Journey with Scripture by Shannon T. L. Kearns (Aug 2022)
In each chapter, Shannon shows how stories have helped him make sense of his own identity, and how those same stories can unlock the transformative power of faith for those willing to listen with an open mind and stand alongside him in the in-between.
This is a handy book chock-full of home cleaning solutions using the most basic and versatile of ingredients.
Man of the World: My Life at National Geographic by Gilbert Grosvenor (Sept 2022)
The captivating inside story of the man who helmed National Geographic over the course of six decades is a front-row seat to iconic feats of exploration. This revealing autobiography makes an impassioned argument to know-and care for-our planet.
Rough Draft: A Memoir by Katy Tur (June 2022)
Tur writes about her eccentric and volatile California childhood, punctuated by forest fires, earthquakes, and police chases–all seen from a thousand feet in the air. She recounts her complicated relationship with a father who was magnetic, ambitious, and, at times, frightening. And she charts her own survival from local reporter to globe-trotting foreign correspondent, running from her past.
Deaf Utopia: A Memoir And a Love Letter to a Way of Life by Nyle DiMarco (Apr 2022)
Activist, producer, actor, and model Nyle DiMarco shares stories, both heartbreaking and humorous, of what it means to navigate a world built for hearing people. Through his stories and those of his Deaf family, he opens many windows into the Deaf experience.
Woman, Watching: Louise de Kiriline Lawrence and the Songbirds of Pimisi Bay by Merilyn Simonds (May 2022)
Louise de Kiriline Lawrence, a woman of the Swedish aristocracy, loses her young husband in the Russian revolution and finds her way to northern Ontario to work as a nurse for the Dionne Quintuplets before discovering a deep love of the birds that live on her handful of acres. She creates longitudinal behavior and population studies that are still used by Ornithologists today.
Health & Wellness
The Caregiver’s Guide to Memory Care and Dementia Communities by Rachael Wonderlin (Aug 2022)
Care partners to those living with dementia will find this book a helpful guide into an unfamiliar and challenging world, and professionals in the industry will come away with dementia knowledge they have not gotten anywhere else.
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