New at Peter White Public Library
What’s New at Peter White Public Library?
“What It’s Like to be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing — What Birds are Doing, and Why” written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley, another great addition to his bibliography. In short essays, Sibley has explored some of the more interesting behaviors of birds to create a deeper understanding and appreciation of the species. One of the most fascinating things I came across was that the peregrine falcon is the fastest animal in the world, reaching up to 242 miles per hour! Another interesting fact is the barn owls asymmetrical ear flaps: One ear is angled down to receive sounds from below and the other is angled up to capture sound from above.
“The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time,” first published in 2013 and updated in 2020, have theories that are fun to read and think about, especially when there isn’t quite enough evidence. Speculate about Roswell and Area 51, if there is any gold in Fort Knox, and the classic D.B. Cooper skyjacking in this short guide to conspiracies.
Speaking of mystery, another great option is the History Channel’s book of “100 Lost Treasures: True Stories of Stolen Artifacts, Mysterious Relics, and the Hunt for Lost Knowledge.” How did over 500 priceless moon rocks that had been distributed to officials and labs get misplaced, lost, and stolen? That question is still unanswered. Where did the Roanoke settlers go? Even after all these years, there is still no conclusive evidence. This book of disappearing history will be sure to delight anyone who likes a bit of intrigue with their history.
“Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood” by drag queens Trixie Mattell and Katya Zamolodchikova covers tips on beauty and style, homemaking, and relationships. They draw on their own life experiences and conversations with one another, giving honest, and quite hilarious, thoughts and advice. Don’t take life too seriously, especially in drag.