50 NonFiction Books
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Your Brain on Food, 2nd Edition by Professor Gary L. Wenk
In Your Brain on Food, Dr. Gary Wenk expands his discussion of the effects of specific foods on the brain in a completely updated second edition. From investigations into the benefits and risks of supplements, to the action of gluten in the brain and marijuana’s potential for pain relief, Dr. Wenk draws on the latest science to answer a range of fascinating questions such as: -Is your aluminum cookware hurting you? -Can tryptophan supplements improve your mood? -How do fruits and vegetables protect us from aging? -Why does eating chocolate make you feel so angry? -Does our brain want us to be obese?
United States of Jihad by Peter Bergen
A riveting, panoramic look at “homegrown” Islamist terrorism from 9/11 to the present Since 9/11, more than three hundred Americans—born and raised in Minnesota, Alabama, New Jersey, and elsewhere—have been indicted or convicted of terrorism charges.
You, Recharged by Polly Campbell
You Can Get UnstuckWhen author and podcaster Polly Campbell got tired of her hoodie smelling like pizza and her days being clouded by midlife over-exhaustion, emotional burnout, and boredom, she decided to get off the couch and reclaim her core energy.
The Secrets of Unlimited Energy by Sal Rachele
This latest book by Sal Rachele explores the science, metaphysics, spirituality, and psychology of energy and offers a solution to the energy problems of today’s world. In-depth discussions of zero-point energy, human consciousness, and how the two relate, demonstrate how free energy can change our way of life.
Turn Autism Around by Mary Lynch Barbera Ph. D
This is the first book of its kind that calls attention to an important fact: parents can make a tremendous impact on their child through behavioral practices taught at home. Dr. Barbera has created a tool kit that any parent can use to help remediate—and in some cases eliminate—autism and other developmental delays in young children, even in as little as 15 minutes a day. Developmental delays and signs of autism usually show up before 18 months of age. This book is for parents of young children aged one-to-five years who are passionate about helping their child as well as learning how they can return their lives to as much normalcy as possible.
The Secret Doctor by Dr Max Skittle
Find out why you only get ten minutes with a GP, why you can never see the same doctor and why they are ALWAYS running late. This is what really goes on in your local doctor’s surgery, through the tired yet tireless eyes of a doctor who, despite it all, really loves his job.
The Modern Homestead Garden by Gary Pilarchik
If concerns about the environment and the health and wellness of yourself and your family leave you longing to make a change, start growing and preserving your own organic foods. With the guidance found in The Modern Homestead Garden, you’ll discover how little land and effort it takes to start growing healthy, nutritious food.
The God Who Failed by Madhav Godbole
Nehru’s life is unique in that it is the veritable history of modern India both pre and post-Independence Writing about Nehru means reliving history in every sense of the term.’ No leader of independent India has towered as high over Indian politics as Jawaharlal Nehru.
The Language of Emotions by Karla McLaren
Your emotions contain brilliant information. When you learn to welcome them as your allies, they can reveal creative solutions to any situation. For 35 years, empathic counselor and researcher Karla McLaren has developed a set of practical tools for the real-world stresses of family, career, and the quest for personal fulfillment.
The Good Soldier by Gary Mead
Posterity has not been kind to Douglas Haig, the commander of the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front for much of the First World War. Haig has frequently been presented as a commander who sent his troops to slaughter in vast numbers at the Somme in 1916 and at Passchendaele the following year.
The First-time Gardener by Demetrius Sheffey
Starting a garden is one of the most rewarding things you can do. Plant fragrant florals or start a vegetable garden (or both!), and everyone can benefit from getting their hands a little dirty. Whether you are just starting out or you’ve been gardening a lifetime, there’s always something new to learn about your favourite plants. In book, general garden-building and specific techniques (from “How do I plant a seed?” to “How much should I water?”) are presented in growing-season order—from garden planning and planting to growing and harvesting.
The Ebola Survival Handbook by Joseph Alton
As the Ebola epidemic becomes more frighteningand hits closer to homepeople are looking for answers. How does it spread? Are we at risk? How do we protect ourselves and our families from this deadly disease? In this necessary new book, Dr. Joseph Alton, an MD who is at the forefront of crisis medicine, explains the virus, how it spreads, how to prevent infection, and what the right treatment protocol is if the virus is contracted. He explains in easy-to-understand language the latest research on how Ebola is transmitted and treated, including late-breaking research from the University of Minnesota that shows it may be transmissible by air.
The Art of the Novel by Milan Kundera
Kundera brilliantly examines the work of such important and diverse figures as Rabelais, Cervantes, Sterne, Diderot, Flaubert, Tolstoy, and Musil. He is especially penetrating on Hermann Broch, and his exploration of the world of Kafka’s novels vividly reveals the comic terror of Kafka’s bureaucratized universe. Kundera’s discussion of his own work includes his views on the role of historical events in fiction, the meaning of action, and the creation of character in the post-psychological novel.
The Anxiety and Depression Workbook by Michael A Tompkins
Don’t let anxiety and depression keep you from living life to the fullest. If you suffer from co-occurring anxiety and depression, you may experience an overwhelming urge to avoid difficult emotions and emotional experiences.
Super-Women by Janina Scarlet
Discover your own superpowers, and be the hero you were meant to be! Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, or trauma? Have you experienced sexism, marginalization, or even sexual assault? If so, each day can feel like a battle.
Stephen Colbert & Philosophy by Aaron Allen Schiller
Congratulations–just by looking at this webpage, you became 25% more patriotic. From Stephen Colbert, the host of television’s highest-rated punditry show The Colbert Report, comes the book to fill the other 23¬ø hours of your day. I Am America (And So Can You!) contains all of the opinions that Stephen doesn’t have time to shoehorn into his nightly broadcast.
Scream by Margee Kerr
Shiver-inducing science not for the faint of heart. No one studies fear quite like Margee Kerr. A sociologist who moonlights at one of America’s scariest and most popular haunted houses, she has seen grown men laugh, cry, and push their loved ones aside as they run away in terror. And she’s kept careful notes on what triggers these responses and why. Fear is a universal human experience, but do we really understand it? If we’re so terrified of monsters and serial killers, why do we flock to the theaters to see them? Why do people avoid thinking about death, but jump out of planes and swim with sharks? For Kerr, there was only one way to find out.
Scarf Style by Pam Allen
This collection of 31 elegant and ingenious scarf designs tap the expertise of more than 25 knitwear designers who offer new ways to think about this most basic of garments. Designs by Kathryn Alexander, Debbie Bliss, Nancy Bush, Lily Chin, Nicky Epstein, Sasha Kagan, Sally Melville, and Kristin Nicholas are included, representing a varied exploration of techniques that provide innovative ways to think about knitting and crochet. Sections on knitting and crochet basics, making a scarf without a pattern, and a designer’s notebook with templates for basic scarves and suggestions for design variations are provided.
Professor Porsche’s Wars by Karl Ludvigsen
Regarded as one of the great automotive engineers of the twentieth century, Ferdinand Porsche is well remembered today for his remarkable automotive designs including the Volkswagen Beetle and Auto Union Grand Prix cars. Yet there is another side to his extraordinary career, for he was an equally inventive designer of military vehicles and machinery. In this field too he excelled. Indeed the sheer versatility of his contribution is astonishing. Karl Ludvigsen’s study is the definitive guide.
Rumi’s Little Book of Wisdom by Rumi
Life-changing wisdom from the popular Persian sage and poet This is a collection of inspirational wisdom for living a meaningful and productive life. The selection of quotations is chosen to reflect Rumi’s inspiring and uplifting approach to life and address the inevitable issues that we encounter during our lifetimes.
Raised Bed Gardening for Beginners by Demetrius Sheffey
A raised bed garden can mean many things! In general, though, it’s when a planting bed sits on top of your existing soil. And if you want to have raised bed garden in your house, this book can help.
Quick Calm by Jennifer Wolkin
Calm the chaos and rewire your brain in just five minutes a day! Do you ever feel like your stress levels are off the charts? You aren’t alone. Every day it feels like there’s something new to juggle or a fresh crisis to avert. And just keeping everything in the air requires an exhausting amount of attention and a dizzying amount of responsibilities.
Please Yourself by Emma Reed Turrell
The Courage to be Disliked meets The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: an essential, inspirational, wise and forgiving book that will liberate the people pleaser inside us all. This book will teach you how to be you We all know how it feels to want people to like us, to approve of us, to accept us.
Medieval People by Michael Prestwich
A rich and revelatory exploration of the medieval world, conveyed through intimate biographies by a renowned historian This engrossing, exquisitely illustrated, often witty account tells the life stories of some seventy individuals who “made” the Middle Ages.
No Place Safe by Kim Reid
Between 1979 and 1981, twenty-nine children disappeared from the streets of Atlanta. In this compelling memoir, Kim Reid grows up in the shadow of her mother’s job as an investigator on the Missing and Murdered Children case.
Lady Franklin’s Revenge by Ken McGoogan
When Sir John Franklin disappeared into the Arctic in 1845, it was his adventurous wife, Jane Franklin, who kept the search for him alive and, as a result, contributed more to the discovery and mapping of the North than any explorer.
Living with Kidney Stones by Samantha Bowick
THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON TREATING KIDNEY STONES Living with Kidney Stones is a health resource for anyone who has ever suffered with the pain of kidney stones. One in 10 individuals will suffer from kidney stones at some point in their life.
Knitting Patterns for Beginners by Nancy Boulard
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to knit amazing projects but don’t know where to start, then keep reading…
Italy and the Classical Tradition by Andrew Laird
Italy’s original fascination with its cultural origins in Greece and Rome first created what is now known as ‘the Classical tradition’ – the pervasive influence of ancient art and thought on later times. In response to a growing interest in Classical reception, this volume provides a timely reappraisal of the Greek and Roman legacies in Italian literary history.
John P Slough by Richard L. Miller
John Potts Slough, the Union commander at the Battle of Glorieta Pass, lived a life of relentless pursuit for success that entangled him in the turbulent events of mid-nineteenth-century America. As a politician, Slough fought abolitionists in the Ohio legislature and during Kansas Territory’s fourth and final constitutional convention. He organized the 1st Colorado Volunteer Infantry after the Civil War broke out, eventually leading his men against Confederate forces at the pivotal engagement at Glorieta Pass.
Jungle Warfare by J. P. Cross
The physical conditions of jungle warfare and the closeness of contact with the enemy pose unique problems and call for special soldiering skills. Colonel John Cross, a life long Gurkha officer, has an unrivalled knowledge of this demanding warfare and uses it to best advantage in this instructive yet personal account of techniques and experiences.
Introducing Epigenetics by Cath Ennis
Epigenetics is the most exciting field in biology today, developing our understanding of how and why we inherit certain traits, develop diseases and age, and evolve as a species. This non-fiction comic book introduces us to genetics, cell biology and the fascinating science of epigenetics, which is rapidly filling in the gaps in our knowledge, allowing us to make huge advances in medicine.
In Praise of Retreat by Kirsteen MacLeod
For readers of Walden, Wild, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, A Book of Silence, A Gift from the Sea and other celebrations of the inner adventure. An utterly engaging dive into our modern ways of retreat—where we go, why we’re drawn, and how it’s urgent From pilgrim paths to forest cabins, and from rented hermitages to arts temples and quiet havens for yoga and meditation, In Praise of Retreat explores the pleasures and powers of this ancient practice for modern people.
How to Steal a City by Crispian Olver
‘In March 2015, I was tasked by Pravin Gordhan, the minister responsible for local government, to root out corruption in the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality in the Eastern Cape. Over the following eighteen months, I led the investigations and orchestrated the crackdown as the “hatchet man” for the metro’s new Mayor, Danny Jordaan.
Hacking Project Based Learning by Ross Cooper
As questions and mysteries around PBL and inquiry continue to swirl, experienced classroom teachers and school administrators Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy have written a book that will empower those intimidated by PBL to cry, “I can do this!” while at the same time providing added value for those who are already familiar with the process. Hacking Project Based Learning demystifies what PBL is all about with 10 hacks that construct a simple path that educators and students can easily follow to achieve success.
Greek God Marble Chest by Anthony Arvanitakis
From the author of the #1 BEST-SELLING BOOK: All you need is a Pull-up Bar How many Push-ups can you do? 10? 20? 50? 100? Unfortunately, the number of reps doesn’t matter. Take a look on Youtube for all kinds of push-up challenges and examine the chest development of the guys doing them. Most of the times it’s insignificant, right? Does that mean push-ups are a bad chest builder? Not at all. It’s just that most people don’t know how to activate their chest muscles properly. As a result, they do numerous reps without ever seeing their chest ever getting muscular. How do you turn your chest muscles “on” in order to get maximum activation and muscle building? You do that by bringing intensity into your push-ups.
From Sapper to Spitfire Spy by SA Greville Heygate
David Greville-Heygate was one of the few men who served in both the army and the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, but it was in the sky that he really earned his stripes. Stalking the skies flying photo-reconnaissance missions with No. 16 Squadron over Northern France, he was to win the illustrious and highly coveted Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).
George I by Ragnhild Hatton
In 1714 George Ludwig, the fifty-eight-year-old elector of Brunswick-Luneburg, became, as George I, the first of the Hanoverian dynasty to rule Britain. Until his death in 1727 George served as both elector of Hanover and British monarch. An enigmatic figure whose real character has long been concealed by anti-Hanoverian propaganda, George emerges in this groundbreaking biography as an impressive ruler who welcomed the responsibilities the accession brought him and set out to bring culture to what he considered the unsophisticated English nation.
Fun with Yarn and Fabric by Susanna Zacke
Featuring vibrant photographs and step-by-step instructions for designs of every style, Fun with Yarn and Fabric is perfect for every crafty decorator, regardless of age or experience. These whimsical DIY projects show you how to: Sew colorful patchwork Crochet a bedcover or a decorative seat cover Embroider a tie Decorate with knitted flowers Use needlework to make unique Christmas cards And oh-so-much more! So get ready to use a little color—and some yarn and fabric—to turn your house into a cozy home!
Escape Into Cottagecore by Ramona Jones
Find happiness in the natural world, be fully present where you are and free yourself from the expectations of others. Embrace a more peaceful life with cottagecore – a soft, fairytale world that combines traditional comforts with a modern existence to create a sense of magic and retreat. While we may not be able to uproot ourselves and settle entirely off-grid in the middle of a forest, Escape into Cottagecore will help you rekindle your love of nature and rediscover simple joys, wherever you may live. Full of practical advice and inspiration, and covering topics from home décor and herbology to eating with the seasons and mindfulness, this beautiful book will invite you on a cottagecore odyssey, bringing the nostalgia, relaxation and beauty of countryside living to every part of your life.
Essex Land Girls by Dee Gordon
As much as 70 per cent of Essex is agricultural, and given its proximity to the capital it’s not surprising that so many members of the Women’s Land Army found themselves on Essex farms and fields during the First and Second World Wars. Thanks to the work of the Women’s Land Army, Britain did not starve.
Einstein’s Telescope by Evalyn Gates
“Splendidly satisfying reading, designed for a nonspecialist audience.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewEvalyn Gates, a talented astrophysicist, transports readers to the edge of contemporary science to explore the revolutionary tool—”Einstein’s telescope”—that is unlocking the secrets of the Universe. Einstein’s telescope, or gravitational lensing, is so-called for the way gravity causes space to distort and allow massive objects to act like “lenses,” amplifying and distorting the images of objects behind them.
Edward IV by Charles Ross
In his own time Edward IV was seen as an able and successful king who rescued England from the miseries of civil war and provided the country with firm, judicious, and popular government. The prejudices of later historians diminished this high reputation, until recent research confirmed Edward as a ruler of substantial achievement, whose methods and policies formed the foundation of early Tudor government.
Easy Weight Loss by Anthony Arvanitakis
Are you are interested in how to lose weight using easy weight loss tips? Read on! Two basic reasons diet books (even the good ones) fail to help people lose weight are 1) they are usually 200-300 pages long and the actual content and practical advice they contain about how to lose weight accounts for 20-30 pages max.
Dark Age America by John Michael Greer
After decades of missed opportunities, the door to a sustainable future has closed, and the future we face now is one in which today’s industrial civilization unravels in the face of uncontrolled climate change and resource depletion. The questions we need to ask now focus on what comes next. This book provides a hard but hopeful look at the answer
Cognitive Psychology for Dummies by Peter J. Hills
Demystify the core concepts of cognitive psychology Written specifically for psychology students – and not other academics – Cognitive Psychology For Dummies is an accessible and entertaining introduction to the field. Unlike the dense and jargon-laden content found in most psychology textbooks, this practical guide provides readers with easy-to-understand explanations of the fundamental elements of cognitive psychology so that they are able obtain a firm grasp of the material.
Cleanse Your Body, Reveal Your Soul by Judith E Pentz
Discover A Life-Changing Detoxification and Rejuvenation TherapyPsychiatrist Judith E. Pentz, MD, travels to Nagpur, India, to study 5000-year-old Ayurvedic Panchakarma detoxification and rejuvenation therapy in a quest to provide enhanced holistic wellness treatment for her patients.
52 Uncommon Ways to Unwind Together by Randy Southern
Fun Dates that Help you Reinvigorate Your Relationship Whether you’re going through a difficult season, your relationship has shifted into autopilot, or the everyday stresses of life are wearing you out, it’s time to de-stress together. Boost your relational connection and make fun memories with these strategically designed activities that provide opportunities to enjoy yourselves and unwind.
Backcountry Ghosts by Josh Sides
California is an infamously tough place to be poor: home to about half of the entire nation’s homeless population, burdened by staggering home prices and unsustainable rental rates, California is a state in crisis. But it wasn’t always that way, as prize-winning historian Josh Sides reveals in Backcountry Ghosts. In 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, the most ambitious and sweeping social policy in the history of the United States.
Albert O Hirschman by Michele Alacevich
In this intellectual biography, the economic historian Michele Alacevich explores the development and trajectory of Albert O. Hirschman?s approach to social-scientific questions. He traces the many strands of Hirschman?s thought and their place in his multifaceted body of work, considering their limitations as well as their strengths.