January 2022-Non Fiction-New Releases

January 28th, 2022 by cmcneil · No Comments · New Releases

A Brief History of Timekeeping: The Science of Marking Time, from Stonehenge to Atomic Clocks

Written by Chad Orzel  

Read by Mike Lenz  

Our modern lives are ruled by clocks and watches, smartphone apps and calendar programs. While our gadgets may be new, however, the drive to measure and master time is anything but—and in A Brief History of Timekeeping, Chad Orzel traces the path from Stonehenge to your smartphone.

“A wonderful look into understanding and recording time, Orzel’s latest is appropriate for all readers who are curious about those ticks and tocks that mark nearly every aspect of our lives.” —Booklist

Seven Games: A Human History

Written by Oliver Roeder             

Read by William Sarris  

A group biography of seven enduring and beloved games, and the story of why—and how—we play them.

“[A] splashy narrative that successfully argues that games … help individuals develop strategies for navigating daily life … This humanistic look at some of the most popular games in history will have readers hooked.” ―Publishers Weekly

The Long Game: China’s Grand Strategy to Displace American Order        

Written by Rush Doshi 

Read by Kyle Tait  

In The Long Game, Rush Doshi draws from a rich base of Chinese primary sources, including decades worth of party documents, leaked materials, memoirs by party leaders, and a careful analysis of China’s conduct to provide a history of China’s grand strategy since the end of the Cold War.

The Long Game brings what’s been largely missing from debate on US-China relations: historically informed insight into the nature of China’s Leninist system and strategy.” –Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society and former Prime Minister of Australia

Practical Happiness: Four Principles to Improve Your Life               

Written and Read by Pamela Gail Johnson   

Learn how to think differently about your happiness with a philosophy for creating a realistic yet joyful life.

“Pamela Johnson walks her talk. This book is packed with actionable items that anyone can easily implement. The stress of the pandemic has made this book more necessary now than ever.” –Jeff Crilley, former Emmy Award Winning reporter and CEO of Real News PR

The Quintessential Good Samaritan: The Authorized Biography of John Joseph Kelly, Champion of Social Justice  

Written by Thomas Huening       

Read by Mike Chamberlain 

The authorized biography of John Joseph Kelly—the quintessential Good Samaritan—who changed the lives of thousands of people in need, first as a devoted Catholic priest; then as a champion of the poor and a father figure to troubled minority youth; and finally, as a one-on-one mentor offering hope and guidance to hardcore San Quentin inmates.

Pearl of the Desert: A History of Palmyra              

Written by Rubina Raja                 

Read by Christopher Hallett  

Pearl of the Desert is the most comprehensive history of Palmyra in English.

“Raja’s tightly-researched narrative makes Palmyra’s people and their desert city stand out in vivid intercultural colors.” — Bert Smith, University of Oxford

The Human Gene Editing Debate             

Written by John H. Evans  

Read by Victor Bevine 

At a critical time in this new era of intervention in the human genome, The Human Gene Editing Debate provides a necessary, comprehensive analysis of the conversation’s direction, past, present, and future.

Dark and Magical Places: The Neuroscience of Navigation             

Written by Christopher Kemp    

Read by Neil Gardner  

Inside our heads we carry around an infinite and endlessly unfolding map of the world. Navigation is one of the most ancient neural abilities we have—older than language. In Dark and Magical Places, Christopher Kemp embarks on a journey to discover the remarkable extent of what our minds can do.

“An intense lesson in the neuroscience of getting around.”
― Kirkus

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