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Pruitt, Shane

Summary: "...Shane Pruitt tackles popular one-liners that have wormed their way into our Christian vernacular... As Shane reminds us, when we move past religious jargon and the catchphrases of cultural Christianity, we can focus our minds on the Word of God. Because Scripture offers more than one-liners intended to comfort; it offers an invitation to know God himself."--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Multnomah 2019

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Grant, John

Summary: Uses modern, ripped-from-the-headlines examples to clearly explain how to identify bad evidence and dismantle poor arguments.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zest Books 2019

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Hartmann, Thom

Summary: In his latest work, top talk-radio host and progressive commentator Thom Hartmann defines three critical breaking points--economic, demographic, and environmental--that we've reached. In clear and impassioned prose, he busts the myths and ideologies of religious fundamentalism, capitalism run amok, male domination, and militarism that are draining our world of its natural and human resources...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909.09821 HAR

Kohn, Alfie.

Summary: Investigates the truth about some common assumptions of folk wisdom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1990

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 001.96 KOH

Kudlinski, Kathleen V.

Summary: Examines what is known about dinosaur bones, behavior, and other characteristics and how different the facts often are from what scientists, from ancient China to the recent past, believed to be true.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2005

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Mason, Paul

Summary: "There are urban myths about all kinds of different things, but how many of these myths are actually true? This book takes a look at many different myths, exploring their origins and assigning a "fact" or "phony" label to each after careful evaluation. Fun fact boxes and amusing cartoons and illustrations help explore common beliefs--can people get sucked out of an airplane bathroom's toilet?...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 001.9 MAS

Snyderman, Nancy L.

Summary: In "Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat," Dr. Snyderman reveals exactly why diet myths and other bogus ideas get in the way of what should be the simple and even joyful endeavor of reaching and maintaining your ideal weight. In their place, she reveals 101 surprising truths--muscle doesn't weigh more than fat, you can eat after 8 p.m. and not gain weight, you can eat dessert for dinner when on a diet,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613.25 SNY

Comins, Neil F.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia University Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 520 COM

Stossel, John.

Summary: Myths and misconceptions covered in the book include: Is the media unbiased? Are our schools helping or hurting our kids? Do singles have a better sex life than married people? Do we have less free time than we used to? Is outsourcing bad for American workers? Suburban sprawl is ruining America; money makes people happier; the world is too crowded; we're drowning in garbage; profiteering is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 001.96 STO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 001.96 STO

Kiernan, Denise.

Summary: In the summer of 1776, fifty-six men risked their lives and livelihood to defy King George III and sign the Declaration of Independence--yet how many of them do we actually remember? This book introduces readers to the eclectic group of statesmen, soldiers, slaveholders, and scoundrels who signed this historic document--and the many strange fates that awaited them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quirk Books 2009

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Levitin, Daniel J.

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Summary: A primer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever. We are bombarded with more information each day than the mind can process--especially in election season. It's raining bad data, half-truths, and even outright lies. New York Times bestselling author Daniel Levitin shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports, revealing the ways...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 153 LEV

Braga, Newton C.

Summary: Presents a collection of twenty-five step-by-step projects that introduce bionics, providing illustrations on how life forms can be enhanced with mechanical and electrical components, and including an electric fish, a bat ear, a lie detector, an electronic nerve stimulator, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McGraw-Hill 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 507 BRA

Summary: "Kids will strategize and play their way through science, technology, engineering, art, and math challenges designed to change the way they think. Train your attention, memory, accuracy, and logic skills; Learn basic programming skills; Discover interesting facts about space; Practice Common Core math."--

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Himmelman, John.

Summary: Text and illustrations follow the life cycle of a dandelion, describing its germination, the growth of its flower head, visits by various insects, and the withering of its stem in winter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 1998

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HIM

Ruiz, Miguel

Summary: Using inspirational stories to impart the Toltec wisdom of awareness, transformation, and love, examines the fallacies that can undermine love and shows how to gain wisdom, sidestep fear, and end the war of control between partners.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amber-Allen Pub. 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.4 RUI

Holub, Joan.

Summary: Questions and answers present information about the behavior and characteristics of rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils and their interaction with humans.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2003

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE HOL

Summary: Record Breakers brings you the first, fastest, longest, largest, biggest, and best records in the world. Track the longest shark migration (20,000 km/12,400 miles); visit the coolest place on the planet (Vostok Station, Antarctica: a chilling -89.2ºC/-128.6ºF); see how plane pioneer Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier, and much more. The greatest human achievements are...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dorling Kindersley Limited 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 032.02 REC

Scott, Melanie

Summary: Provides quizzes on the heroes and villains of the Marvel universe, including Captain America, Doctor Strange, the X-Men, Thanos, and the Mandarin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 791.43 SCO

Contents: Satin Bowerbird -- American Alligator -- Jaguar -- Superb Lyrebird -- Three-humped Treehopper -- Yellow Buffalo Threehopper -- Capercaillie -- Franquet's Epauletted Bat -- Bowhead Whale -- Humpback Whale -- Knudsen's Frog -- Tungara Frog -- Smoky Jungle Frog -- Club-winged Manakin -- Black-and-gold Cotinga -- Red-ruffed Fruitcrow -- Capuchinbird -- Screaming Piha -- Bearded Manakin -- Greater...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology/Library of Natural Sounds 2001

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Pirog, Carol

Summary: "Use this simple guide to help your child survive Common Core Math with self-esteem and your relationship intact. A quick read that will enable you to immediately begin helping your child become successful while giving background information on Common Core problems and your goals for your child."--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Book Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 372.7 PIR

Tirole, Jean

Summary: When Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by complete strangers and asked to comment on issues of the day, no matter how distant from his own areas of research. His transformation from academic economist to public intellectual prompted him to reflect further on the role economists and their discipline play in society. The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330 TIR

Catsos, Patsy

Summary: Originally self-published as IBS--Free at Last! and now expanded with 50 recipes, this is the bible of the low-FODMAP lifestyle. FODMAP is an acronym for a group of difficult-to-digest carbohydrates found in wheat, milk, beans, and soy, as well as some fruits, veggies, nuts, and sweeteners ("fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols"), and this book walks you through eliminating all...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harmony 2017

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Summary: A collection of hundreds of fascinating and fun facts about the 50 states plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J973 FAS

Daly, Herman E.

Contents: Economics as an academic discipline -- The fallacy of misplaced concreteness in economics and other disciplines -- Misplaced concreteness: the market -- Misplaced concreteness: measuring economic success -- Misplaced concreteness: homo economicus -- Misplaced concreteness: land -- New beginnings -- From academic discipline to thought in service of community -- From chrematistics to Oikonomia --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.9 DAL