The love, life, and work of two brilliant scientists, Marie and Pierre Curie, are woven together in this highly artistic biography. The book has passages that read like a scientific journal, some that feel like an artistâ€™s notebook, and others that feel like a love story told in a novel. Although the work does focus on both scientists, Marie is at the forefront through much of it. Her identity of scientist, lover, and mother is examined in a soft and artistic way. -- Alison O., DC Public Library
People have been reading on computer screens for several decades now, predating popularization of personal computers and widespread use of the internet. But it was the rise of eReaders and tablets that caused digital reading to explode. In 2007, Amazon introduced its first Kindle. In Words Onscreen, Naomi Baron, an expert on language and technology, explores how technology is reshaping our understanding of what it means to read.
This hybrid text is an "illustrated memoir" that gives the front-line photojournalist's perspective as he documented the European theater in World War II for Collier's magazine. The scope of Capa's coverage is incredible and surprisingly intimate. He photographed injured soldiers on the battlefield, Parisian shopkeepers standing at their door with shotguns at the ready, funerals, celebrations, and even Ernest Hemingway, recovering in a London hospital. Capa actually photographed five different wars, which are all covered in Blood and Champagne: The Life and Times of Robert Capa. -- Myra R-L., DC Public Library staff
A reassuring guide for parents learning how to handle their child's condition. Written in everyday language, this book explains how Perthes is diagnosed, how it progresses through stages, and how the age of the child at onset affects the course of the disease.
Ryan White contracted AIDS from contaminated blood factor used to control his hemophilia. After seeing all the horrible things happening to him and being said about him on the news, I decided to try to help him. As a songwriter, I used the tools of my trade and wrote a song for Ryan to help with his out-of-control medical expenses. But, a very unexpected friendship happened. This is that story.
"A captivating look at four women who took tremendous risks to contribute to the war effort during the American Civil War. Thoroughly researched and artfully written, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy presents a unique perspective on the the Civil War, carefully balancing stories from both the North and South and providing insights into the lives of American women during one of the most difficult chapters of our nation's history." - Schlow Library Staff
From the best freestyle surfer in the world, an inspiring and moving memoir about his ascendance to the top of the surfing world while struggling for most of his young life with undiagnosed Aspergerâ€™s syndrome.
In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.