Here are some selections from the latest display up here on the fourth floor of the Millennium Library for your reading… errr… pleasure. Amazing how many of these “50”-inspired titles we found in the collection!
50 Jobs Worse Than Yours
“You think your job is bad? Try being a Sherpa, a Saddam Hussein Double (now unemployed), or the person who operates the “It’s a Small World” ride. Satirist Justin Racz has spanned the globe to find fifty jobs worse than yours, so we can all feel better about our own.”
Fifty Dresses That Changed The World
“Join the Design Museum, the world’s leading museum in contemporary design, on a guided tour of the 50 most important dresses in social history and design. Filled with pages of beautiful clothes, and the famous faces (and bodies) that put them on the world stage -including Wallis Simpson, Jackie Kennedy, Twiggy and Cher and, of course, Princess Di-this fun volume shares fascinating appraisals of what gave the 50 most important garments their iconic status.”
“50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience:
•Uses common myths as a vehicle for exploring how to distinguish factual from fictional claims in popular psychology
•Explores topics that readers will relate to, but often misunderstand, such as ′opposites attract′, ′people use only 10% of their brains′, and ′handwriting reveals your personality′
•Provides a ′myth busting kit′ for evaluating folk psychology claims in everyday life”
50 Canadians Who Changed the World
“From Tommy Douglas, Pierre Trudeau, John Kenneth Galbraith, Naomi Klein, Marshall McLuhan, Stephen Lewis and Roméo Dallaire to Glenn Gould, David Suzuki, Mike Lazaridis, Margaret Atwood, Oscar Peterson, Leonard Cohen and thirty-seven others, Ken McGoogan shows us why and how Canadians move in the wider world as influencers and agents of progressive change. Say hello to fifty Canadians who are shaping the future.” Also available as an eBook.
“In Fifty Shades of Kale, you’ll discover fifty enticing new ways to enjoy one of Mother Nature’s hottest properties. … With fifty mouth-watering recipes for kale-centric breakfasts, starters, mains, cocktails, and desserts, Fifty Shades of Kale is certain to spice up your routine and show you how to experiment in the kitchen, cook yourself sexy, and indulge without guilt.” Also available as an eBook.
“One of the most instantly recognized images in the world–the peace sign–celebrates its 50th anniversary. Miles uses a combination of research and personal recall to recount the evolution of this iconic image.”
The book summaries in this post are taken straight from our catalogue. Not sure if a title is for you? When browsing our catalogue simply click on the “Summary” tab found below the main part of the record. You’ll also find Google Previews and – even better – some suggestions of other titles you may enjoy .