New at the library

The Peter White Public Library offers these new adult non-fiction titles.

1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War by Charles Emmerson

Before the Great War, empires and cities stood on the brink of massive change. Through exhaustive research and narrative Emmerson attempts to recreate the great cosmopolitan cities of the world, and the way things were going prior to the upheaval of war.

New adult non-fiction 909.82 EM

iTunes and iCloud for iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Brad Miser

Just what is “the cloud”, what can I do with iTunes? Miser’s guide assists those who have recently acquired an Apple device, or want to do more with the one they already own.

New adult non-fiction 006.5 MI

The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age by Catherine Steiner-Adair

Author Steiner-Adair addresses how technology and the associated devices we take everywhere are changing family dynamics.

Offers step-by-step solutions to encourage children to be happy, active, and engaged. Stage-by-stage analysis of child development and the technological challenges that come along the way.

New adult non-Fiction 303.4834 ST

The Encyclopedia of Reggae: The Golden Age of Roots Reggae by Mike Alleyne

Illustrated guide to reggae from 1960s Jamaica onward. Short narratives devoted to each major contributor to the reggae scene, and guides to reggae sub-genres such as ska, dub, and dancehall.

New adult non-fiction 781.646 AL

Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar by Peter Benjaminson

Wells rose to fame in the early 1960s and was recognized as “The Queen of Motown.” Also known as “Miss Hitmaker,” she helped define the record label and their early success. Benjaminson is an authority on Motown and associated artists, covering in this volume Mary Wells’ life, loves, and career until her untimely death from cancer in 1992.

New adult non-fiction 780.92 Wells

Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson

This work intends to demystify the gifted scientist who brought us AC power distribution. The Serbian-born inventor also contributed to radio, television, and other technologies that continue to shape the modern world. Tesla was an idealist, celebrity, and showman.

He consciously engaged in self-promotion and cultivated his persona as an eccentric genius to attract attention to his groundbreaking body of work.

New adult non-fiction 621.3092 CA