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New Non-Fiction

Here are titles of some of the new items in the library.  The list is not all-inclusive.  There are many more waiting for you.

If you like science and technology : 

 What Is the Future of Nanotechnology?
 Explores the branch of engineering known as nanotechnology, or the design and manufacturing of molecules.
What Is the Future of 3-D Printing?
Explores the history and technology needed for 3D printing, the process of creating an object using a device connected to a computer.
 What is the Future of Drones?
Drones are incredibly versatile devices that will soon be everywhere as researchers develop new uses for the flying machines. This book looks into drones of the future and how they will be used by filmmakers, businesses, the military and police, and average consumers.
 What Is the Future of Self-Driving Cars?
Cars that drive themselves might seem like the stuff of science fiction. Yet much of the technology needed to steer cars through traffic, avoid other vehicles, and carry passengers safely to their destinations is already here. Within a few years, people may be able to turn complete control of driving over to their vehicles.
Critical Perspectives on the Viability of Human Life on Other Planets629.44
Recent technological developments have opened up the possibility of colonizing other planets. Some experts argue that space colonization will be essential for the survival of the human species. In Critical Perspectives on the Viability of Human Life on Other Planets, students will analyze and evaluate experts' opinions on space colonization in order to reach their own conclusions.

If you like the natural world : 
 The Secret Language of Animals
 Shows the whys and the hows behind the distinctive behavior of creatures great and small in their natural environments.
 Smart and Spineless : Brainy without a Backbone
Looks at some of the feats of learning, memory, and problem-solving invertebrate creatures carry out with their tiny brains.
 Planet of the Bugs : Evolution and the Rise of Insects
 Provides an examination of insect evolution.

If You like domestic science :
 Bargain Fever : How to Shop in a Discounted World
 An investigation into the world of bargain hunting and how shoppers and sellers try to one-up each other, from the haggling bazaars of Istanbul to Black Friday. 
 The Green Teen Cookbook
Shows teens how to shop smarter, cook more consciously, and eat a healthier diet.
But I Could Never Go : Vegan! - 125 Recipes That Prove You Can Live without Cheese, It's Not All Rabbit Food, and Your Friends Will Still Come Over for Dinner
 Deliciously refutes every excuse you've ever heard with 125 bursting-with-flavor vegan recipes for every meal of the day--including dessert!
 Penny Chic : How to be Stylish on a Real Girl's Budget
 Gives teens practical, savvy small-budget style advice.  Includes plenty of photographs in a clean layout visualize the ideas.
 Plastic Purge : How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles!
 Our computers and children's toys are made out of it, and our water and slices of American cheese are packaged in it. But why is there so much and what is it doing to our bodies? Is it possible to use less plastic and be happier and healthier?

If you like the fine arts : 
 Cool Careers without College for People Who Love the Arts
Describes a number of careers for people without college who desire to work in the arts field including dancers, makeup artists, photographers, music managers, and more.

Inventions in the Visual Arts : from Cave Paintings to CAD    701.05

 Provides a closer look at the development of cave paintings, sculptures, sketch books, cameras, and computer-aided design software
 How to Draw Epic Fantasy Art  741.2
 Text and illustrations provide a guide on how to draw a tribal warrior, a pirate, and a dragon's lair.
 Cool Careers without College for People who Are into Fashion
 Text and illustrations provide a guide on how to draw a tribal warrior, a pirate, and a dragon's lair.

If you like history/biography

 Brand Empire Celebrities
 Celebrities often use their famous names and faces to create brand retail empires, promoting products from their own organizations and from other companies. This book examines the lives of six celebrity entrepreneurs

 Great Magicians and Illusionists
 Whether performing sleight-of-hand tricks or large-scale illusions, magicians and illusionists continue to entertain and mystify audiences around the world. Profiled in this book are six magicians and/or illusionists.
 Mae C. Jemison : First African-American 
Many people dream of traveling to the stars. Selected for the NASA Astronaut Corps, Dr. Mae C. Jemison made that journey and became the first African American woman in space. Yet Jamison's incredible accomplishments do not begin and end there. This book details her history and life as a scientist, doctor, astronaut, teacher, dancer, activist, and entrepreneur who continues to be an inspiration today.

The Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis
United States president John F. Kennedy advocated an invasion of Cuba. Led by anti-Castro supporters, the Bay of Pigs invasion was unsuccessful. Castro understood the invasion as an attempt to overthrow his government. After this unsuccessful event, the two superpowers of the United States and the Soviet Union came close to a nuclear confrontation. This book takes a closer look at this dramatic conflict and the tensions that emerged from the threat of nuclear power.
Revolution and Independence in Latin America : the Liberators
A history of Latin America, discussing its colonization and what life was like before, during, and after the fight for independence.

If you like contemporary issues:

 Are You at Risk for Public Shaming?
Through firsthand accounts by teens who have experienced it and insights from experts, readers can learn how best to recognize and rise above public shaming
 Tea Party, Libertarian, and Other Political Parties
 Looks at American third parties, including the Patriot, Green, Tea and Libertarian parties.
 Critical Perspectives on the Minimum Wage
Economists, the media, the courts, and even ordinary people ... weigh in on this contentious issue, allowing students to evaluate the minimum wage from all sides