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This collection was developed specifically for YOU as a companion to the already established New Now collection, which provides a great selection of popular reading titles.  Mind Benders are selected from titles featured on local radio programs, such as KUER’s RadioWest; and in national and local news sources.  Mind Benders is a dynamic collection designed to engage library users for the purpose of learning and life enrichment.  Watch for titles available in audiobook or eMedia editions.

Can't Just Stop:  An Investigation of Compulsions
Begley, Sharon

The first book to examine the science behind both mild and extreme compulsive behavior--using fascinating case studies to understand its deeper meaning and reveal the truth about human compulsion. Whether shopping with military precision or hanging the tea towels just so, compulsion is something most of us have witnessed in daily life.

The Perfectionists:  How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
Winchester, Simon

The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement--precision--in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future. The rise of manufacturing could not have happened without an attention to precision.