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Hidden Figures – Margot Lee Shetterly

New York Times Bestseller.  The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and ...    Read More >

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari

New York Times Bestseller From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical ...    Read More >

Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History – Miantae Metcalf McConnell

December 1885. Mary Fields, an emancipated slave, receives news of her friend’s impending death. She arrives in the Montana wilderness and finds Mother Mary Amadeus lying on frozen earth in a broken-down cabin. Certain that the cloister of frostbit Ursuline nuns and their Indian girl pupils will not survive without assistance, Mary stays. She builds a hennery, repairs living quarters, cares for stock, and treks into the mountains to provide food. Brushes with death do not deter her. Mary drives a horse and wagon through ...    Read More >

Welcome to the Universe – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today’s leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all—from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live ...    Read More >

The Science of Game of Thrones – Helen Keen

A myth-busting, jaw-dropping, fun-filled tour through the science of your favorite fantastical world. Award-winning comedian and popular-science writer Helen Keen uncovers the astounding science behind the mystical, blood-soaked world of Game of Thrones, answering questions like: Is it possible to crush a person’s head with your bare hands? What really happens when royal families interbreed? Does Cersei have Borderline Personality Disorder? What curious medical disorder does Hodor suffer from? And more. Join Keen as she investigates wildfire, ice walls, face transplants, and every wild feature ...    Read More >

Stepping Stones to Success – Benny Kloth-Jorgensen

Are you tired and frustrated with your disappointing life? Do you feel like a failure? Do you find yourself envying friends and acquaintances who have achieved greater heights in life? You are not alone, and you should not give up hope for a better future! In his latest book “Stepping Stones to Success”, up-and-coming author Benny Kloth-Jorgensen has revealed that everyone is capable of doing extraordinary things if they know how to tap into their inner-power. Deemed as one of this author’s best works, “Stepping ...    Read More >

Wedlocked: A Story of Forced Marriage – Hannah Rubenstein

When the plainclothes police officers appeared with a warrant for her arrest, Mayah assumed that her father — a powerful figure in Nairobi’s Indian business community — was attempting to frighten her. What she didn’t realize was that her ordeal had only just begun. That night, while her newlywed husband languished in a jail cell, she would be driven across the border at gunpoint, sedated, and locked in an empty room for days. She would be flown across the ocean in a drugged haze and ...    Read More >

The Lion in the Living Room – Abigail Tucker

Schlow Library Selection: January 2017: Based on an incredible breadth and depth of resources, Abigail Tucker tells the tale of how our beloved house cats came to be in The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World. Beginning at the beginning, the author–a feline fan herself–reveals how prehistoric cats survived and then evolved into the wild predecessors of the tabbies that cuddle on our laps purring the days away. It seems that cats have a nearly unlimited ...    Read More >