Teen Arrivals – Nonfiction

August Arrivals

  • Y 100 BIG 2019
    Big ideas for curious minds : an introduction to philosophy
    Summary:Children are, in many ways, born philosophers. Without prompting, they ask some of the largest questions about time, mortality, happiness and the meaning of it all. Yet too often this inborn curiosity is not developed and, with age, the questions fall away. This is a book designed to harness children’s spontaneous philosophical instinct and to develop it through introductions to some of the most vibrant and essential philosophical ideas of history. The book takes us to meet leading figures of philosophy from around the world and from all eras – and shows us how their ideas continue to matter. The book functions as an ideal introduction to philosophy, as well as a charming way to open up conversations between adults and children about the biggest questions we all face.
    ISBN:1999747143, 9781999747145

  • Y 791.4367 HAFDAHL 2019
    Hafdahl, Meg
    The science of monsters : the truth about zombies, witches, werewolves, vampires, and other legendary creatures
    Summary:"If you love film that scares, and want to believe that zombies, vampires, and other deadly and terrifying creatures could be real, let Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence … take you to the world where horror and science meet. How would a zombie really decompose in Night of the Living Dead? … What is the science behind the night terrors that inspired the creation of Freddy Krueger? … How does modern medicine and therapy differ from what would have been offered to Norman Bates in 1960?"–Publisher marketing.
    ISBN:151074715X, 9781510747159