New Adult Non-Fiction Added to Stoneleigh Library Stock - December 2018

The following adult non-fiction books have been added to Stoneleigh Library stock during December 2018. Clicking on the book title (red underlined) will bring up a popup window listing which libraries the book is available at. Simply scroll down this list to see if the title is currently available for loan at Stoneleigh or whether it has been borrowed by another library customer.

 

This month we added three books on mythology to the BELiefs section, and a number of books on the various environmental problems currently facing the world, both selections filling bad gaps in our non-fiction coverage.

   
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The illustrated A-Z of classic mythology : the legends of ancient Greece, Rome and the Norse and Celtic worlds

Author Cotterell (2013)

 

This encyclopedia of mythology brings together the three outstanding traditions of Europe: the classical legends of ancient Greece and Rome; the fairytale myths of the Celtic world; and from Northern Europe, tales of Germanic gods, Nordic warriors and giants.

 

Book Details: HB/9780754828983/BEL/398.2/2013

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]
   
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To die for : is fashion wearing out the world?

Lucy Siegle (2011)

 

An exposé of the fashion industry written by the Observer's 'Ethical Living' columnist, portraying current practice as inhumane and environmentally devastating. Siegle believes that, in spite of current problems, it is possible to be an 'ethical fashionista', and she sets out her ideas on how such a situation could be achieved.

 

Book Details: PB/9780007264094/ART/391/2011

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]

   
 

The mythology book

Dorling Kingsley (2018)

 

Here are more than 80 classic myths retold and explained, from early creation beliefs to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife. The book explores the compelling worlds and characters depicted in myths and legends. Delve into each myth and discover the meanings behind these stories, getting to the heart of their significance to different cultures worldwide. More than just stories, myths are testament to the amazing creativity of humans striving to explain and make sense of the world around them.

 

Book Details: HB/9780241301913/BEL/398.2/2018

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]

 

[NOTE: THIS BOOK WAS DAMAGED BY DROP-BOX VANDALISM AND REMOVED FROM STOCK. REPLACEMENT CURRENTLY ON ORDER]

   
 

The fabled coast : legends & traditions from around the shores of Britain & Ireland

Sophia Kingshill & Jennifer Westwood (2014)

 

Anyone with a love of the British coast will know that the shores of these islands are steeped in intriguing tales and ancient traditions. This text gathers together many of the most enthralling yarns from Great Britain and Ireland, tracing their origins and examining what basis, if any, they have in fact.

 

Book Details: PB/9780241301913/BEL/398.2094/2014

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]
   
   

Standing in line : 30 years of obsessive queuing at Wimbledon

Benjamin Chapman (2018)

 

'Standing in Line' is a humorous memoir, based on a variety of experiences in the queue, one of sport's most fascinating traditions. Told through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy becoming a 39-year-old man, it is a love letter both to Wimbledon and to the wonder of British summertime.

 

Book Details: HB/9781785313608/LIV/306.483/2018

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]
   
   

Field notes from a catastrophe

Elizabeth Kolbert (2015)

 

This description of the realities of global warming is a passionate plea for action whilst there is still time. The author approaches global warming from all angles, visiting the Artic, the North of England, Holland and Puerto Rico, interviewing researchers and environmentalists and explaining the science and the studies.

 

Book Details: HB/9781408860441/SCI/363.7387/2015

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]
   
   

The Fry chronicles

Stephen Fry (2011)

 

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director, and also a bestselling author. He has been in show business for over 30 years and now regularly appears on our screens as the host of the popular panel game 'QI'. This title is the second part of Stephen's autobiography.

 

Book Details: PB/ 9780141039800 /BIO/920FRY/2011

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]
   
   

21 lessons for the 21st century

Yuval Noah Harari (2018)

 

'Sapiens' showed us where we came from. 'Homo Deus' looked to the future. '21 Lessons for the 21st Century' explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today's most urgent issues.

 

Book Details: HB/9781787330672/WOR/909.83/2018

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]
   
   

10 billion

Emmott, Stephen (2013)

 

By the end of this century the population will be over 10 billion. And there aren't enough resources for everyone. This book won't tell you to 'do your bit for the environment'. It won't tell you to recycle. It won't tell you to buy an electric car. It's too late for that. Stephen Emmott, the acclaimed scientist, shows us why time is running out. And what we really need to do about it.

 

Book Details: PB/9780141976327/LIV/304.2/2013

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]
   
   

Bookworm : a memoir of childhood reading

Lucy Mangan (2018)

 

When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and cast light on all the complexities she encountered in this one. No wonder she only left the house for her weekly trip to the library or to spend her pocket money on amassing her own at home. In this book, Lucy revisits her childhood reading with wit, love and gratitude. She relives our best-beloved books, their extraordinary creators, and looks at the thousand subtle ways they shape our lives. She also disinters a few forgotten treasures to inspire the next generation of bookworms and set them on their way. Lucy brings the favourite characters of our collective childhoods back to life - prompting endless re-readings, rediscoveries, and, inevitably, fierce debate - and brilliantly uses them to tell her own story, that of a born, and unrepentant, bookworm.

 

Book Details: HB/9780224098854/LIT/028.5509/2018

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]
   
 

The Fry chronicles

Stephen Fry (2011)

 

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director, and also a bestselling author. He has been in show business for over 30 years and now regularly appears on our screens as the host of the popular panel game 'QI'. This title is the second part of Stephen's autobiography.

 

Book Details: PB/ 9780141039800 /BIO/920FRY/2011

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]
   
 

The Fry chronicles

Stephen Fry (2011)

 

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director, and also a bestselling author. He has been in show business for over 30 years and now regularly appears on our screens as the host of the popular panel game 'QI'. This title is the second part of Stephen's autobiography.

 

Book Details: PB/ 9780141039800 /BIO/920FRY/2011

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]
   
 

The Fry chronicles

Stephen Fry (2011)

 

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director, and also a bestselling author. He has been in show business for over 30 years and now regularly appears on our screens as the host of the popular panel game 'QI'. This title is the second part of Stephen's autobiography.

 

Book Details: PB/ 9780141039800 /BIO/920FRY/2011

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]
   
 

The Fry chronicles

Stephen Fry (2011)

 

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director, and also a bestselling author. He has been in show business for over 30 years and now regularly appears on our screens as the host of the popular panel game 'QI'. This title is the second part of Stephen's autobiography.

 

Book Details: PB/ 9780141039800 /BIO/920FRY/2011

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]
   
 

The Fry chronicles

Stephen Fry (2011)

 

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director, and also a bestselling author. He has been in show business for over 30 years and now regularly appears on our screens as the host of the popular panel game 'QI'. This title is the second part of Stephen's autobiography.

 

Book Details: PB/ 9780141039800 /BIO/920FRY/2011

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]
   
 

The Fry chronicles

Stephen Fry (2011)

 

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director, and also a bestselling author. He has been in show business for over 30 years and now regularly appears on our screens as the host of the popular panel game 'QI'. This title is the second part of Stephen's autobiography.

 

Book Details: PB/ 9780141039800 /BIO/920FRY/2011

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]
   
 

The Fry chronicles

Stephen Fry (2011)

 

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director, and also a bestselling author. He has been in show business for over 30 years and now regularly appears on our screens as the host of the popular panel game 'QI'. This title is the second part of Stephen's autobiography.

 

Book Details: PB/ 9780141039800 /BIO/920FRY/2011

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]
   
 

The Fry chronicles

Stephen Fry (2011)

 

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director, and also a bestselling author. He has been in show business for over 30 years and now regularly appears on our screens as the host of the popular panel game 'QI'. This title is the second part of Stephen's autobiography.

 

Book Details: PB/ 9780141039800 /BIO/920FRY/2011

[Book selected by and funded by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]