New at the Latah County Library

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Food Forensics: The Hidden Toxins in Your Food and How You Can Avoid Them for Lifelong Health by Mike Adams

In Food Forensics, you'll discover little-known truths about other toxic food ingredients such as polysorbate 80, MSG, sodium nitrite, pesticides, and weed killers such as glyphosate. Adams reveals stunning, never-before-reported details of heavy metals found in recycled human waste used on crops and in parks, and he explains how industrial pollution causes mercury, lead, and cadmium to end up in your favorite protein powders.

This book will forever change your view of food safety, regulation, and manufacturing. When you know what's really in your food, you can start making changes to protect yourself against serious diseases like cancer, all while maximizing your natural immune defenses against infection and disease.   -From the publisher

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The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams

Williams (When Women Were Birds) presents a "personal topography," a combination travel memoir and historical study of 12 U.S. national parks. Each location presents its own challenges and controversies. The author tells of John D. Rockefeller Jr. secretly buying up land in and around Jackson Hole, with the intent of donating it toward the establishment of Grand Teton National Park. She remarks on watching American and Mexican children skipping stones back and forth across the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park and discusses the difficult, diplomatic job of the superintendent of Teddy Roosevelt National Park, in negotiating attempts by oil companies to drill on park land. She describes her discomfort at meeting a Gettysburg National Battlefield tour guide who presents the area's history with a decided Confederate bias, and a powerful visit to Alcatraz Island to see an art exhibit by imprisoned Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei. Throughout, the author emphasizes the importance of maintaining our national public green spaces and the struggle against political and environmental forces that are threatening their survival.   -Library Journal

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Inside Animal Hearts and Minds: Bears That Count, Goats That Surf, and Other True Stories of Animal Intelligence and Emotion by Belinda Recio

In engaging text, photographs, and infographics, Inside Animal Hearts and Minds showcases fascinating and heart-warming examples of animal emotion and cognition that will foster wonder and empathy. Learn about an orangutan who does "macrame," monkeys that understand the concept of money, and rats that choose friendship over food. Even language, math, and logic are no longer exclusive to humans. Prairie dogs have their own complex vocabularies to describe human intruders, parrots name their chicks, sea lions appear capable of deductive thinking akin to a ten-year-old child's, and bears, lemurs, parrots, and other animals demonstrate numerical cognition.

In a world where a growing body of scientific research is closing the gap between the human and non-human, Inside Animal Hearts and Minds invites us to change the way we view animals, the world, and our place in it.    -from the publisher

Jessica Bowman is the Adult Services Manager at Latah County Library District, ILA Online Content Coordinator