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
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.
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 Asperger’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.
“The amazing story of the time the world lost its mind over little beanbag critters named Punchers, Humphrey, and Wingless Quackers. Zac Bissonnette takes us on a journey into the secretive world of the man behind the mania, Ty Warner.” —BILL DEDMAN
In The Unfinished Tower of Babel Dr. Bonn takes an in-depth look at a profound myth that has played out in the reality of our history and in our world today.
Ever since Darwin, the existence of humans has been attributed to our intelligence and adaptability. Renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham presents a startling alternative: our evolutionary success is the result of cooking.
A jargon-free, plain language introduction to the foundational ideas of Buddhism and tips for practicing Buddhism while balancing life in the real, modern world.
Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no.
"I don't give many Five Star reviews, but I smiled all the way through this..."
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2015 Summer Book Awards Winner: Many amazing 5-star reviews! This book is a dramatic yet informative, loving, and compassionate memoir about a woman’s experience with ALS, as told by her daughter, including multiple diagnoses, symptoms, deterioration, and progression of the disease.
Does God talk to you in your sleep? Are dreams messages from the Divine? Dr. Bryant examines this intriguing question from both biblical and scientific perspectives.