New Adult Non-Fiction Added to Stoneleigh Library Stock - March 2018
The following adult non-fiction books have been added to Stoneleigh Library stock during March 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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Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything

Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner (2005)

 

Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, 'Freakonomics' will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens.

 

Book Details: PB/9780141019017/ECO/330/2005

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Think like a freak

Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner (2015)

 

The Freakonomics books have come to stand for challenging conventional wisdom - using data rather than emotion to answer questions. Now, with Think Like a Freak, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside their thought process and teach us all to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally.

 

Book Details: PB/9780141980119/LIV/153.42/2015

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The outrun

Amy Liptrot (2016)

 

When Amy returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land that was once home, memories of her childhood merge with the recent events that have set her on this journey. Amy was shaped by the cycle of the seasons, birth and death on the farm, and her father's mental illness, which were as much a part of her childhood as the wild, carefree existence on Orkney. But as she grew up, she longed to leave this remote life. She moved to London and found herself in a hedonistic cycle. Unable to control her drinking, alcohol gradually took over. Now 30, she finds herself washed up back home on Orkney, trying to come to terms with what happened to her in London.

 

Book Details: PB/9781782115489/BIO/920LIP/2016

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How to eat better : how to shop, store & cook to make any food a 'superfood'

James Wong (2017)

 

Select a Braeburn apple over a Fuji and get almost double the antioxidants from a fruit that tastes just as sweet. Store strawberries on the counter, instead of in the fridge, and in just 4 days they will quadruple their heart-healthy compounds. Cook broccoli with a teaspoon of mustard and send its levels of cancer-fighting potential skyrocketing 10-fold. Between the rush to keep up with the latest miracle ingredient, anxiety about E-numbers and demonisation of gluten/dairy/sugar many of us are left in a virtual panic in the supermarket aisle. With over 80 foolproof recipes James Wong shows you how to make any food a superfood, every time you cook.

 

Book Details: HB/9781784721916/HEA/613.2/2017

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Mary Berry's complete cookbook

Mary Berry (2017)

 

Packed with over 650 everyday Mary Berry recipes, this is the biggest ever cookbook from Britain's best-loved cookery writer that no kitchen should be without.

 

This updated edition of Mary's million-selling cookbook is the only Mary Berry book that you need. Every delicious recipe is accompanied by beautiful photography to inspire your cooking, with an eclectic mix of traditional dishes, exotic flavours, and classic Mary Berry recipes. Learn to make every type of dish, including soups, poultry, game, pies, desserts, cakes, and vegetarian favourites. Every enticing chapter starts with a know-how section to get you ready to cook and shows you Mary's trusted tips and tricks.

 

 

These tried and tested Mary Berry recipes include mouth-watering dishes for family and friends no matter the occasion, including hummus, paella, dairy-free lasagne, prawn, tacos, chicken pot pie, English roast beef, croissants, cherry cheesecake, and her best-ever chocolate brownies!

 

Book Details: HB/ 9780241286128 /FOO/641.5.2/2017

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The science of cooking

Stuart Farrimond (2017)

 

How do I cook the perfect steak? How do I make succulent fish every time (and should I keep the skin on)? What is the trick to making the perfect soufflé? Here, food scientist Dr Stuart Farrimond answers all these questions - and many more like them - equipping you with the scientific know-how to take your cooking to new levels.

 

 

In The Science of Cooking, fundamental culinary concepts sit side-by-side with practical advice and step-by-step techniques, bringing food science out of the lab and into your kitchen. Get the answers to your cookery questions with intriguing chapters covering all major food types from meat, poultry and seafood, to grains, vegetables, and herbs.

 

 

Why does chocolate taste so good? Is it OK to reheat cooked rice? How do I cook the perfect steak or make succulent fish every time? Bestseller The Science of Cooking has the answers to your everyday cooking questions, as well as myth busting information on vegan diets and cholesterol. Perfect your cooking with practical instruction - and the science behind it.

 

Book Details: HB/9780241229781/FOO/641.5/2017

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The art of the larder : good food from your storecupboard, every day

Claire Thomson (2017)

 

'The Art of the Larder' presents 150 dishes that offer everyday meal solutions, all with storecupboard basics at their heart. An organized, methodical and economical kitchen cupboard can be life-changing. Knowing that you can always have a simple, healthy, delicious meal at your fingertips will revolutionise the way you cook and shop. Food writer Claire Thomson takes you through the essentials, from flours and grains, to pulses, pastas and spices, as well as dried fruits, nuts and seeds for instant dessert or breakfast solutions. By combining larder staples with a little fresh produce, you can enhance your dinner or just make a storecupboard supper from scratch.

 

Book Details: HB/9781849499552/FOO/641.5/2017

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Knowing the score : my family and our tennis story

Judy Murray, Alexandra Heminsley (2017)

 

What happens when you find you have exceptional children? Do you panic? Put your head in the sand? Or risk everything and jump in head first? As mother to tennis champions Jamie and Andy Murray, Scottish National Coach, coach of the Fed Cup, and general all-round can-do woman of wonder, Judy Murray is the ultimate role model for believing in yourself and reaching out to ambition. As a parent, coach, leader, she is an inspiration who has revolutionised British tennis. From the soggy community courts of Dunblane to the white heat of Centre Court at Wimbledon, Judy Murray's extraordinary memoir charts the challenges she has faced, from desperate finances and growing pains to hostile press conferences and entrenched sexism.

 

Book Details: HB/9781784741792/BIO/920MUR/2017

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Looking back: never explain, never apologise

John Osborne (2004)

 

When John Osborne died at Christmas 1994, his obituaries cited his autobiographical writings as perfect examples of undiluted talent and acerbic wit. Now, Osborne's superb autobiographies, A Better Class of Person: 1929-1956 (first published 1981) and Almost a Gentleman: 1955-1966 (first published 1991 and winner of the J. R. Ackerley Prize), are available for the first time in one volume, Looking Back.

 

Book Details: HB/9780571196494/BIO/92OSB/2004

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Journey : an illustrated history of travel

Published by Dorling Kingley (2017)

Editorial Consultant: Father Michael Collins

Contributors: Simon Adams, R.G. Grant, Andrew Humphries.

 

A lavishly illustrated account of human travel with a foreword by Simon Reeve, from the voyages of the Vikings to the flight to the Moon. Journeys have arisen from all manner of impulse, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply the quest for adventure. 'Journey' is a stunning visual guide to the stories of human movement and endeavour, from The Silk Road to the epic Voyager missions.

 

Book Details: HB/9780241289426/WOR/91O.9/2017

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The making of the British landscape : from the Ice Age to the present.

Nicholas Crane (2016)

 

How much do we really know about the place we call 'home'? In this sweeping, timely book, Nicholas Crane tells the story of Britain. The British landscape has been continuously occupied by humans for 12,000 years, from the end of the Ice Age to the twenty-first century. It has been transformed from a European peninsula of glacier and tundra to an island of glittering cities and exquisite countryside. In this geographical journey through time, we discover the ancient relationship between people and place and the deep-rooted tensions between town and countryside. The twin drivers of landscape change - climate and population - have arguably wielded as much influence on our habitat as monarchs and politics. From tsunamis and farming to Roman debacles and industrial cataclysms, from henge to high-rise and hamlet to metropolis, this is a book about change and adaptation. As Britain lurches from an exploitative past towards a more sustainable future, this is the story of our age. Nicholas Crane's book describes the evolution of Britain's countryside and cities. It is part journey, part history, and it concludes with awkward questions about the future of Britain's landscapes.

 

Book Details: HB/9780297856665/GRE/914.1/2016

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First confession : a sort of memoir

Chris Patten (2017)

 

Most politicians write autobiographies to 'set the record straight' and provide retrospective justification for their careers. That is not the case with this book. Chris Patten's career has taken him from the outer London suburbs to the House of Commons, a seat in the Cabinet, last Governor of Hong Kong, Chairman of the BBC and Chancellor of Oxford University. About all of these he is enlightening and entertaining.

 

Book Details: HB/9780241275597/BIO/920PAT/2017

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Finding Gobi, the true story of a little dog and an incredible journey

Dion Leonard (2018)

 

In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 150 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The loveable pup proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, managing to keep pace with him for over 100km. As Dion witnessed the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something change within himself. In the past, he had always focused on winning and being the best, but his goal now was simply to make sure that his new friend was safe, nourished and hydrated. This was the start of a journey neither of them would ever forget with a roller coaster ride of drama, grief, heartbreak, joy and love that changed their lives forever.

 

Book Details: PB/9780008227968/ANI/636.7009/2018

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Arthur, the dog who crossed the jungle to find a home

Mikael Lindord, Val Corbett(2016)

 

When you are racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that's exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, captain of a Swedish adventure racing team, when he threw a scruffy but dignified mongrel a meatball one afternoon. When they left the next day, the dog followed. Try as they might, they couldn't lose him - and soon Mikael realised that he didn't want to. Crossing rivers, battling illness and injury, and struggling through some of the toughest terrain on the planet, the team and the dog walked together towards the finish line, where Mikael decided he would save Arthur and bring him back to his family in Sweden, whatever it took.

 

Book Details: PB/ 9781473625266 /ANI/636.7083/2016

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MasterChef amazing mains

MasterChef (2018)

 

Cook like a MasterChef pro in your own kitchen with a selection of stunning recipes from the hit BBC series written by former contestants.

 

Want to throw the perfect dinner party? MasterChef Amazing Mains will guarantee plenty of wow factor to impress your guests from the first mouthful. Each recipe comes complete with stunning pictures of the finished dish, with step-by-step photographs to guide you through any tricky technique and presentation know-how. With delicious dishes such as roasted rack of venison with grand veneur sauce, or spiced battered fish and chips, this clever little cookbook will help you win in the kitchen and make entertaining easy.

 

Book Details: HB/9780241333389/FOO/641.82/2018

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The girl with two lives

Angela Hart (2018)

 

Twelve year old Danielle has been excluded from a special school and her former foster family can no longer cope. She arrives as an emergency placement at the home of foster carer Angela, who soon suspects that there is more to the young girl's disruptive behaviour than meets the eye. Can Angela's specialist training unlock the horrors of Danielle's past and help her start a brave new life?

 

Book Details: PB/9781509839070/HEA/362.733/2018

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Planting for honeybees : the grower's guide to creating a buzz

Sarah Wyndham Lewis (2018)

 

Bees and plants have a sophisticated and delicate symbiosis. In recent years, the shrinking of green spaces has endangered the honeybee. Now 'Planting for Honeybees' shows you how you can help these delightful pollinators to flourish by creating a garden as a habitat for them. No matter how small or large your space - from a window ledge in the city to a country garden - Sarah Wyndham Lewis offers practical advice on which plants to grow, and when and where to plant them.

 

Book Details: HB/9781787131460/ANI/639.92/2018

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Stockholm Pocket guide

Insight Guides (2018)

 

Insight Pocket Guides. Includes QR codes, one of which accesses app and eBook This travel guide to Stockholm enables travellers to travel the way they want to. Information is provided on where to eat, sleep and shop and an itineraries chapter allows the traveller to plan their time effectively.

 

Book Details: PB/9781786717207/WOR/914.873/2018

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Modern retro : from rustic to urban, classic to colourful

Caroline Clifton-Mogg (2016)

 

In that yawning gap between the antique and the new, there is something else. Some call it vintage, some retro, but whatever the name the concept is the same – the objects and furniture that are not quite old and not quite new, but are always original and unique. Modern Retro looks at this fascinating area of design and decoration. The arrangement of rooms – where to put what – has always been a vital part of successful interior decoration, and it is even more important when it comes to creating an interior that is a mixture of the expected and the completely unexpected. It is an art and it requires a real skill, for there has to be respect for every objet trouvé, as well as an understanding of how each element will work best. Modern Retro shows how to combine, how to edit and how to put the unlikely and the unusual together in a sympathetic way. Inspiration and ideas occupy every page of this absorbing book.

 

Book Details: HB/9781910254165/HOU/747/2016

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Human Universe

Brian Cox (2014)

 

Professor Brian Cox takes readers out of this world and into a whole new dimension as he gives us a new perspective on human life. Following the spark of human curiosity from its ignition in the distant past to its journey into the future, the book spans the history of the universe, as Brian attempts to understand the greatest wonder of them all - humankind.

 

Book Details: HB/9780007488803/SCI/599.938/2014

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Chasing lost time: the life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff: soldier, spy and translator

Jean Findlay (2014)

 

C.K. Scott Moncrieff's translation of Proust's 'A La Recherche du Temps Perdu' was first published in English in 1922. It was hailed as 'nothing less than extraordinary' and was the beginning of a work that would exhaust and consume him, leading to his early death at the age of just forty. Written by Scott Moncrieff's great-great-niece, Jean Findlay, with exclusive access to the family archive, this is the tale of a man expert at living a paradoxical life - fervent Catholic convert and homosexual, gregarious and deeply lonely, interwar spy and public man of letters - a man for whom honour was the most abiding principle.

 

Book Details: HB/9780701181079/BIO/920SCO/2014

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Frozen planet : a world beyond imagination

Alastair Fothergill, Vanessa Berlowitz (2011)

 

Tying in with the BBC series of the same name, this title looks at the Arctic and Antarctic - the greatest wildernesses on Earth - and follows the extraordinary lives of polar animals.

 

Book Details: HB/9781846079627/SCI/578.7586/2011

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13.8 : the quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything

John Gribben (2015)

 

The twentieth century gave us two great theories of physics. The general theory of relativity describes the behaviour of very large things; quantum theory the behaviour of very small things. In this landmark book, John Gribbin - one of the best-known writers of popular science over the past 30 years - presents his own version of the Holy Grail of physics, the search that has been going on for decades to find a unified 'Theory of Everything' that combines these ideas into one mathematical package, a single equation that could be printed on a T-shirt, containing the answer to life, the Universe and everything.

 

Book Details: HB/ 9781848319189 /SCI/523.1/2015

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Scientific feuds : from Galileo to the Human Genome Project

Joel Levy (2009)

 

A collection of the most vicious, scandalous, dirty, drawn-out, petty, personal, bad-tempered and downright violent feuds involving scientists through the ages. The book is arranged according to discipline: earth sciences; evolution and paleobiology; medicine and biology; and physics, astronomy and maths.

 

Book Details: HB/9781847735140/SCI/509/2009

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Darwin's armada

Iain McCalman (2009)

 

'Darwin's Armada' tells the stories of Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, Joseph Hooker and Alfred Wallace, four young amateur naturalists from Britain who voyaged to the southern hemisphere during the first half of the 19th century in search of adventure and scientific fame.

 

Book Details: HB/9781847372666/SCI/576.8209/2009

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The horror of love

Lisa Hilton (2011)

 

The compelling love story of two extraordinary individuals - Nancy Mitford and Free French commander Gaston Palewski - who conducted a less than ideal love affair in post-war France. She was one of the twentieth century's most glamorous and popular authors, he was one of the most significant European politicians of the period. He inspired and encouraged her to write one of the funniest, most painfully poignant and best-loved novels of its time, The Pursuit of Love, and she supported him through a tumultuous political career. Their mutual life was spent amongst some of the most exciting, powerful and controversial figures of their times in the reawakening centre of European civilisation. By modern standards, their relationship was sometimes a disaster - "Oh, the horror of love!" once exclaimed Nancy to her sister, Diana Mosley. But the result is Lisa Hilton's provocative, emotionally challenging book about a very different way of conducting an affair of the heart. With discipline, gentleness and a great deal of elegance, Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski achieved a very adult ideal, whose story will test the reader as much as it charms.

 

Book Details: HB/9780297859604/BIO/920MIT/2011]

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The porcelain thief : searching the Middle Kingdom for buried China

Huan Hsu (2015)

 

In 1938, with the Japanese army approaching from Nanking, Huan Hsu's great-great grandfather, Liu, and his five granddaughters were forced to flee their hometown on the banks of the Yangtze River. But before they left, a hole was dug as deep as a man, and as wide as a bedroom, in which was stowed the family heirlooms. Among their possessions was Liu's prized porcelain collection. Huan Hsu's fascinating record of his family history combines with accounts of great change in China, and perhaps reveals the secret hiding place of his grandfather's porcelain.

 

Book Details: HB/9780007479436/BIO/920HSU/2005

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A place in the country

W.G. Sebald (2013)

 

When W.G. Sebald travelled to Manchester in 1966, he packed in his bags certain literary favourites which would remain central to him throughout the rest of his life and during the years when he was settled in England. In 'A Place in the Country', he reflects on six of the figures who shaped him as a person and as a writer, from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Jan Peter Tripp.

 

Book Details: HB/ 9780241144183 /BIO/920SEB/2013

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Priscilla : the hidden life of an Englishwoman in wartime France

Nicholas Shakespeare (2013)

 

When Nicholas Shakespeare stumbled across a box of documents belonging to his late aunt he was completely unaware of where this discovery would take him. The Priscilla he remembered was very different from the glamorous, morally ambiguous young woman who emerged from the many love letters and journals, surrounded by suitors and living the dangerous existence of a British woman in a country controlled by the enemy. He had heard rumours that Priscilla had fought in the Resistance, but the truth turned out to be far more complicated. As he investigated his aunt's life, dark secrets emerged.

 

Book Details: HB/ 9781846554834/BIO/920MAI/2013

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The temptress : the scandalous life of Alice, Countess de Janzé

Paul Spicer (2010)

 

A beautifully written biography of Alice, Countess de Janze, the beguiling and volatile temptress of Kenya's 'White Mischief' set of the 1940s.

 

Book Details: HB/9781847377821/BIO/920DEJ/2010

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Home sweet murder

James Patterson (2018)

 

TV tie-in Lawyer Leo Fisher and his wife Sue are a sixty-one-year-old couple enjoying a quiet Sunday dinner at home. Until a man in a suit rings their front door claiming to be an SEC agent. By the end of the evening, two people will be shot, stabbed, and tortured. And two others will fare worse.

 

Book Details: PB/9781787460805/CRI/364.1523/2018

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