Saturday, August 16, 2014

New in Nonfiction

Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One With the Universe, by Jim Davies. Call Number 155.7 DAV

A look at what grabs our attention and why. Davies (cognitive science, Carleton Univ.) explains how our old and new brains interact with each other, and how the element of surprise keeps us captivated.
Indoor Kitchen Gardening: Turn Your Home Into A Year-round Vegetable Garden, by Elizabeth Millard. Call Number 635.048 MIL

Imagine serving a home-cooked meal highlighted with beet, arugula, and broccoli microgreens grown right in your kitchen. Filled with mouthwatering photography and more than 200 pages of Do-It-Yourself in-home gardening information and projects, Indoor Kitchen Gardening is your gateway to an exciting new growing method.

Help your Kids With Computer Coding: A Unique Step-by-step Visual Guide, From Binary Code to Building Games, by Carol Vorderman. Call Number 005.1 VOR

This unique guide is full of fun exercises and helpful tips that will help children learn all aspects of coding. Step-by-step explanations make the complex art of programming clear, teaching the basics of JavaScript, Python, and C++.

Art on Skin: Tattoos, Style, and the Human Canvas, by Nancy J. Hajeski. Call Number 391.65 HAJ

The twenty-first century has seen a boom in tattooing, with millions of American's-23 percent of them- boasting ink on their body. This popular pastime is not something to be taken lightly, as there are dozens of aspects to consider when planning your ink. Art on Skin helps with that planning by detailing the different types of art, ink, and artists that comprise the industry.