New Adult Non-Fiction Added to Stoneleigh Library Stock - July 2018
The following adult non-fiction books have been added to Stoneleigh Library stock during July 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.
   
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Victorian farm

Alex Langlands, Peter Ginn and Ruth Goodman (2008)

 

Providing an insight into life on a Victorian farm, this book is also a reminder of how history comes full circle. The organic diet of 1885, use of natural products for cleaning and healthcare and interest in crafts and gardening are of increasing relevance today as we look for a more responsible way of living.

 

Book Details: HB/9781862058217/PLA/630.941/2008

[Book Donated by Stoneleigh Library User]

   
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Wartime farm

Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman & Alex Langlands (2012)

 

During World War II Britain had to look to the land to provide the produce it had previously shipped in from abroad, meaning huge changes on both the agricultural and domestic scenes. This book sets these changes within a historical context and looks to the day-to-day life of that time.

 

Book Details: HB/9781845337087/PLA/630.941/2012

[Book Donated by Stoneleigh Library User]

   
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Flying Scotsman

Andrew Roden (2007)

 

Think of the Golden Age of Steam and one train leaps to mind above all others: the Flying Scotsman, Nigel Gresley's elegant masterpiece of a locomotive, which broke the world speed record in 1934 and has enthralled millions with her beauty and power. And, uniquely, her postwar career has been even more varied and exciting than her early triumphs. Now Andrew Roden tells the Scotsman's remarkable story, from her construction and the glory days between the wars through the decline of steam and her rollercoaster fortunes in the subsequent years: nearly abandoned on a tour of the United States after the money ran out, crossing the Australian interior, put up for sale yet again when the company that owned her went bankrupt in 2003. A massive public campaign saved her for the nation, and she is currently being restored at the National Railway Museum, due to steam again in 2008. Now, with the aid of numerous interviews with those involved with the Scotsman over the years, Roden brings alive her story, and those of all who have owned her and worked on her. Above all, he asks: why do grown men risk their life savings to own her? Why do thousands of people still line the trackside when she's due to race past? Just what is the eternal appeal of the Flying Scotsman?

 

Book Details: HB/9781845132415/TRA/625.261/2007

[Book Donated by Stoneleigh Library User]

   
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Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual

David Pogue (2013)

 

With Windows 8, Microsoft completely reimagined the graphical user interface for its operating system, which now runs on both desktop PCs and tablets. Now, thanks to the free Windows 8.1 update, those of you who have finally gotten used to the revamp will need to learn about the new features. Thankfully, this manual will be there to help. Written by David Pogue, thie jargon-free book clearly explains Windows 8.1 features and fixes, such as tighter integration of SkyDrive, new apps such as Movie Moments, and the return of the popular and sorely missed Start button.

 

Book Details: PB/ 9781449371623 /ELE/005.446/2013

Book Donated by Stoneleigh Library User]

 

   
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Fast art

Bev Speight (2018)

 

Discover 30 fast and fun art projects that anyone can do. You don't need specialist equipment or an art degree - you'll be amazed how easy it is to create eye-popping artworks with just the everyday stuff you have to hand! Every idea in this book presents a different challenge to stimulate and inspire you. Experiment more, look beyond the obvious and, most of all, enjoy yourself while making great art.

 

Book Details: PB/9781781575154/CRA/745.5/2018

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

   
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Nadiya's family favourites:

over 100 easy recipes for every kind of day

Nadiya Hussain (2018)

 

Nadiya shares the food she loves to cook and eat with her family and friends, offering fast, easy and delicious new recipes for every kind of day. She shows you how to create the perfect meals to complement the moments we love, from days out with friends to family get-togethers and lazy weekends at home, as well as simple and satisfying solutions for busy weeknights and speedy showstoppers for impromptu guests.

 

Book Details: HB/9780241348994/FOO/641.5941/2018

 [Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

   
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The case for God : what religion really means

Karen Armstrong (2010)

 

There is widespread confusion about the nature of religious truth. For the first time in history, a significantly large number of people want nothing to do with God. Militant atheists preach a gospel of godlessness with the zeal of missionaries and find an eager audience.

Tracing the history of faith from the Palaeolithic Age to the present, Karen Armstrong shows that meaning of words such as 'belief', 'faith', and 'mystery' has been entirely altered, so that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God - and, indeed, reason itself - in a way that our ancestors would have found astonishing.

Does God have a future? Karen Armstrong examines how we can build a faith that speaks to the needs of our troubled and dangerously polarised world.

 

Book Details: PB/9780099524038/REF/211/2010

[Book Transfer From Another Library]

 

   
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David Taylor (2018)

Take your photography skills and technique to the next level with this inspiring and informative guide for budding photographers looking to improve their photography repertoire.

Featuring a comprehensive range of topics from experimenting with lenses, exposure, and aperture to useful post-production techniques, the easy to follow step-by-step tutorials show you to master the functions on your cameras and develop exciting new techniques. As well as refreshing your existing knowledge, you will learn more advanced skills, such as how to freeze movement, use filters, and create brilliant images from multiple exposures.

Flick through inspiring ideas for projects exploring themes ranging from close-ups and portraits to street scenes, landscapes, and the night sky, while useful tips and hints help you to think creatively, and tackle "difficult" subjects. Packed with practical advice and beautiful images, The Advanced Photography Guide will give you the know-how and confidence to produce truly stunning images and develop a distinctive style of your own.

 

Book Details: HB/9780241301920/ART/770/2018

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

   
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Windows 10 for seniors

Peter Weverka (2018)

 

If you're a first-time, over-50, Windows 10 user, looking for an authoritative, accessible guide to the basics of this new operating system, look no further than this guide. Written by an all-around tech guru, it cuts through confusing jargon and covers just what you need to know, including: navigating the interface with a mouse or a touchscreen, customising your desktop, managing printers and other external devices, setting up and connecting to simple networks, and storing files in the cloud. It also includes instructions on sending and receiving email; uploading, editing and downloading pictures; listening to music; playing games; and so much more.

 

Book Details: PB/9781119469858/ELE/005.446/2018

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

   
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The pressure principle : handle stress, harness energy, and perform when it counts

Dr Dave Alred MBE (2016)

 

Pressure is a constant in our lives. The pressure to hit a deadline, deliver that speech, interview for the job we really want - they are all challenges we need to meet. Like a footballer taking a penalty or a golfer making a putt, how we respond to pressure defines us at work and at home. Dr Dave Alred MBE is an elite performance coach who works with the world's top sports stars and teams - from rugby's Jonny Wilkinson to Premiership footballers and golfers - helping them deliver when the tension is at its most extreme. He shares his eight groundbreaking principles and shows how we can all apply them to our lives.

 

Book Details: PB/9780241240847/HEA/155.9042/2016

[Book Transfer From Another Library]

 

   
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How to pass advanced verbal reasoning tests

Mike Bryon (2013)

 

Aimed at applicants for graduate or managerial jobs, 'How To Pass Advanced Verbal Reasoning Tests' addresses the rising demand for more difficult preparation material. Offering unbeatable score-improving practise for online or pen and paper tests, it will help you prepare thoroughly and impress your potential employer.

 

Book Details: PB/9780749467937/LIV/153.93/2013

[Book Transfer From Another Library]

 

   
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Lateral thinking : an introduction

Edward de Bono  (2014)

 

Why do some people always seem to have new ideas while others of equal intelligence never do? 'Lateral Thinking' is Edward de Bono's original portrayal of what lateral thinking is, how it works and how to use it to develop your own potential for thinking and problem solving.

 

Book Details: PB/9780091955021/HEA/153.35/2014

[Book Transfer From Another Library]

 

 

 

   
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Falling up: my wild ride from victim to kick-ass victory

Dana Liesegang, Natasha Stoynoff (2015)

 

Sometimes an unexpected fall can lead a person to reach for magnificent heights. Dana Liesegang was a lively, athletic, 19-year-old engineman in the US Navy when she was sexually assaulted by a fellow sailor, thrown off a cliff and left for dead. She survived - but woke up in a hospital hours later paralysed from the neck down, with doctors giving no hope for recovery. They underestimated the spirit and stubbornness of their patient. In this book, Dana recounts her agonising and sometimes comical struggle from total dependence to doing the 'impossible' - walking again. In the process, she learns the importance of forgiveness, discovers the awe-inspiring power of belief and perseverance, and transforms herself from silent victim to outspoken advocate and inspiration for people everywhere.

 

Book Details: PB/9781781805930/LIV/158.1/2015

[Book Transfer From Another Library]

 

   
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The old Patagonian express

Paul Theroux (2008)

 

Beginning his journey in Boston, where he boarded the subway commuter train, Paul Theroux travelled the length of North and South America, to his destination in Patagonia. In this book he vividly evokes the contrasts of his journey.
 
Book Details: PB/9780141189154/TRA/917.0453/2008

[Book Transfer From Another Library]

   
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Lonely Planet Morocco

Lonely Planet (2017)

 

Lonely Planet Morocco is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the medina and tanneries in Fez, hop between kasbahs and oases in the Draa Valley, or catch a wave at Taghazout; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Morocco and begin your journey now!

 

Book Details: PB/9781786570321/TRA/916.4045/2017

[Book Transfer From Another Library]

 

 

   
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Fear of hat loss in Las Vegas

Brendon Burns (2011)

 

The true story of four men on one hell of a road trip, Brendon Burns' 'Fear of Hat Loss in Las Vegas' is a tale of debauchery, mushrooms, fate, hookers, coincidence, stand-up comedy, aliens, Vegas and - ultimately - friendship.

 

 

Book Details: PB/9781786570321/TRA/917.9313/2011

[Book Transfer From Another Library]

 

   
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Get me the urgent biscuits : an assistant's adventures in Theatreland

Sweetpea Slight (2018)

 

At 18, after moving to London with dreams of becoming an actress, an impressionable girl who paints freckles on her face begins work experience in a West End theatre company. In between mail-outs and making cups of coffee she meets the formidable producer Thelma Holt. Within a fortnight Thelma has stolen her, cancelled her audition for RADA, sent her to evening classes to learn to type, organised a miniscule salary and renamed her. From that moment on she becomes Sweetpea. This is a keenly observed memoir about the vanishing world of London's West End in the 1980s and 1990s, in which a young woman is swept into the orbit of a theatrical impresario.

 

Book Details: PB/9781474605205/ENT/792.092/2018

 [Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

 

   
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The advanced photography guide

David Taylor (2018)

 

Take your photography skills and technique to the next level with this inspiring and informative guide for budding photographers looking to improve their photography repertoire.

 

Featuring a comprehensive range of topics from experimenting with lenses, exposure, and aperture to useful post-production techniques, the easy to follow step-by-step tutorials show you to master the functions on your cameras and develop exciting new techniques. As well as refreshing your existing knowledge, you will learn more advanced skills, such as how to freeze movement, use filters, and create brilliant images from multiple exposures.

 

Flick through inspiring ideas for projects exploring themes ranging from close-ups and portraits to street scenes, landscapes, and the night sky, while useful tips and hints help you to think creatively, and tackle "difficult" subjects. Packed with practical advice and beautiful images, The Advanced Photography Guide will give you the know-how and confidence to produce truly stunning images and develop a distinctive style of your own.

 

Book Details: HB/9780241301920/ART/770/2018

 [Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

 

 

   
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Quick & easy meals

Jo Scarratt-Jones (2018)

 

Do you struggle to think of new and creative ways to feed the whole family? Are you stuck for ideas when scanning the shelves? This volume shows you how to cook delicious meals without breaking the bank. [BBC Books TV Tie-in]

 

Book Details: PB/9781785942853/FOO/641.55/2018

 [Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

 

   
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No filter

Grace Victory (2018)

 

Award-winning vlogger, TV presenter and body-positive internet queen Grace Victory is well known for her open honesty. Here, in 'No Filter', she shares her inspirational story and her wealth of advice and experience on problems that all young people face, including topics that are perceived taboo. Grace will teach you to love your body and to dress for yourself, as well as guiding you through more serious issues including domestic abuse, mental health and other personal battles, all in her honest, warm and sassy way.

 

Book Details: PB/9781472247728/BIO/920VIC/2018

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

 

 

 

   
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Happy as Harry : a rescue dog shares his secrets for daily happiness

Deana Luchia & Harry (2018)

 

Dogs are the happiest creatures in the world. They possess qualities that include their ability to live in the moment, their incredibly loving and playful natures and their innate forgiveness and joie de vivre. So a dog is the perfect narrator for a book about how to be happy. If dogs could share their secrets on happiness, this book is what they would say.

 

Book Details: HB/9781472250865/LIV/158/2018

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

 

   
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Managing stress at work in a week (Teach Yourself)

Stephen Evans-Howe (2016)

 

This title examines the common causes of stress from a work/organisational perspective and an individual level. It also explores the basic psychological and physiological aspects of stress. Readers can gain an overview of the issues of stress surrounding job roles and responsibility, and consider potential solutions.

 

Book Details: PB/9781473607859/HEA/158.72/2016

 [Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]