Mixed eBag of non-fiction

If your smartphone is crying out for new titles to download, have a look at these ebooks that have just been added to our eCollection. There’s something for every discerning eBook worm!

What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers / Richard N. Bolles
“Career expert Richard (“Dick”) N. Bolles has now written forty-one books all with the same title: What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. In order to tailor his authoritative guide to the current job- market, Bolles not only updates the book each year, but he also reconceives it, reinvents it, and rewrites it, so that one year’s edition is often vastly different from the year before. This is the case with the 2013 edition. Inventions in the book this year include a brand-new transferable skills grid, a novel way to discover what fields you would most like to work in, and a revamped version of his famed self-inventory instrument, the Flower Exercise.
What Color Is Your Parachute? is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide, and it has helped millions discover their unique gifts, skills, and interests. This has allowed them to land a job even in hard times, and to create for themselves a new, interesting, and inspiring career and life.
With fresh insights into resumes, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, entrepreneurship, and social media, What Color Is Your Parachute? has everything you need to dust off your motivation and find your dream job.” (Overdrive summary)

Hitler’s OlympicsThe Story of the 1936 Nazi Games/ Anton Rippon
“For two weeks in August 1936, Nazi Germany achieved an astonishing propaganda coup when it staged the Olympic Games in Berlin. Hiding their anti-Semitism and plans for territorial expansion, the Nazis exploited the Olympic ideal, dazzling visiting spectators and journalists alike with an image of a peaceful, tolerant Germany. In Hitler’s Olympics, Anton Rippon tells the story of those remarkable Games, the first to overtly use the Olympic festival for political purposes. His account, which is illustrated with almost 200 rare photographs of the event, looks at how the rise of the Nazis affected German sportsmen and women in the early 1930s. And it reveals how the rest of the world allowed the Berlin Olympics to go ahead despite the knowledge that Nazi Germany was a police state.” (Overdrive Summary)

Fodor’s London 2013
“Expanded Coverage: London’s Olympic stint yielded plenty of new or polished-up restaurants, hotels, and attractions, making this guide perfect for travelers heading to London after the Olympic festivities.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Convenient overviews of each neighborhood’s highlights make planning simple, as do best bets for hotels and restaurants, free things to do, and family favorites. There’s also practical advice for getting around, and a city map shows the Underground and includes key attractions, nearby dining, and great walks.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s London 2013 offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their London stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut. ” (Overdrive Summary)

23 Days in July: Inside the Tour de France and Lance Armstrong’s Record-Breaking Victory / John Wilcockson
“A riveting day-by-day account of the 2004 Tour de France “filled with expert detail and rich with history, as Wilcockson knows the Tour as well as any journalist alive.” -ESPN.com” (Overdrive Summary)

Bitten. Unpretentious Recipes From a Food Blogger / Sarah Graham
“Bitten is aimed at twenty- and thirty-somethings (or anyone who is young at heart). Author Sarah Graham believes that anyone can cook delicious, wholesome food, and to that end presents this collection of no-mess-no-fuss recipes, for entertaining family and friends. It is written in a blog-based style that is current, chick and sharp.” (Overdrive Summary)

Soft + Simple Knits For Little Ones. 45 Easy Projects
/ Heidi Boyd

“Colorful Handknit Clothes and Toys for Babies, Tots and Kids This book is packed with tons of bright and cute handknits to make for the special little ones in your life, whether you’re a beginner or an expert knitter. Best of all, every design is functional and touchable, guaranteed to get plenty of use and love. From a cozy stroller blanket with clever ties and a pocket for a small stuffed bear, to a cotton rollneck sweater with an intarsia giraffe, this book has something to make any wee one happy. Inside Soft + Simple Knits for Little Ones, you’ll find: an easy-to-follow illustrated techniques section that will teach beginners knitting basics patterns for irresistible toys, including a trio of hand puppets, lovable fairy dolls and a castle purse complete with a cast of royal finger puppets to fit inside patterns for comfy, fun clothes babies and kids will actually want to wear, like a stylish and warm swing jacket with matching mittens, a fleecy-soft shark sweater and even a foxy stole for pint-sized fashionistas These knits are so fast and easy, you can create a soft and simple gift in a single afternoon. Get started today!” (Overdrive summary)

Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Making Native Apps with Standards-Based Web Tools / Jonathan Stark
“It’s true: if you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have the tools you need to develop Android applications. Now updated for HTML5, the second edition of this hands-on guide shows you how to use open source web standards to design and build apps that can be adapted for any Android device.
You’ll learn how to create an Android-friendly web app on the platform of your choice, and then use Adobe’s free PhoneGap framework to convert it to a native Android app. Discover why device-agnostic mobile apps are the wave of the future, and start building apps that offer greater flexibility and a much broader reach.
•Convert a website into a web application, complete with progress indicators and other features
•Add animation with JQTouch to make your web app look and feel like a native Android app
•Make use of client-side data storage with apps that run when the Android device is offline
•Use PhoneGap to hook into advanced Android features, including the accelerometer, geolocation, and alerts
•Test and debug your app on the Web with real users, and submit the finished product to the Android Market” (Overdrive Summary)