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Yen, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 122 works in 520 publications in 1 language and 4,181 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Popular works  Travel writing  Thrillers (Fiction)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biographies  Folklore 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: QE523.S23, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Yen
Eruption : the untold story of Mount St. Helens by Steve Olson( Recording )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, and ordinary people listened anxiously to rumblings in the longquiescent volcano Mount St. Helens. Still, when a massive explosion took the top off the mountain, no one was prepared. Fifty-seven people died, including newlywed logger John Killian (for years afterward, his father searched for him in the ash), scientist Dave Johnston, and celebrated local curmudgeon Harry Truman. The lives of many others were forever changed. Steve Olson interweaves history, science, and vivid personal stories of the volcano's victims and survivors to portray the disaster as a multifaceted turning point. Powerful economic, political, and historical forces influenced who died when the volcano erupted, and their deaths marked the end of an era in the Pacific Northwest. The eruption of Mount St. Helens transformed volcanic science, the study of environmental resilience, and our perceptions of how to survive on an increasingly dangerous planet
American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world by David Baron( Recording )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This epic story of a nineteenth century celestial drama will enthrall listeners, as the first coast to coast total solar eclipse in 99 years plunges America into darkness
Love that boy : what two presidents, eight road trips, and my son taught me about a parent's expectations by Ron Fournier( Recording )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What parents want for their children - popularity, normalcy, genius -, and what they truly need - grit, empathy, character - are explored by National Journal's Ron Fournier, who weaves his extraordinary journey to acceptance around the latest research on childhood development and stories of other loving but struggling parents
Real food fake food : why you don't know what you're eating & what you can do about it by Larry Olmsted( Recording )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You've seen the headlines: Parmesan cheese made from sawdust. Lobster rolls containing no lobster at all. Extra-virgin olive oil that isn't. Fake foods are in our supermarkets, our restaurants, and our kitchen cabinets. Award-winning food journalist and travel writer Larry Olmsted exposes this pervasive and dangerous fraud perpetrated on unsuspecting Americans. Real Food/Fake Food brings readers into the unregulated food industry, revealing that this shocking deception extends from high-end foods like olive oil, wine, and Kobe beef to everyday staples such as coffee, honey, juice, and cheese. It's a massive bait and switch where counterfeiting is rampant and where the consumer ultimately pays the price. But Olmsted does more than show us what foods to avoid. A bona fide gourmand, he travels to the sources of the real stuff, to help us recognize what to look for, eat, and savor: genuine Parmigiano-Reggiano from Italy, fresh-caught grouper from Florida, authentic port from Portugal. Real foods that are grown, raised, produced, and prepared with care by masters of their craft
The guise of another by Allen Eskens( Recording )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former Medal of Valor winner, Minnesota detective Alexander Rupert is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption. So when he's asked to look into the false identity of a car-accident victim named James Putnam, a man who in fact died fifteen years earlier, Rupert sees a potentially big case and an opportunity to regain his respectability. But the investigation puts him in the path of a cunning veteran of the Balkan wars and a sociopath assassin who has been searching for Putnam for years
The Apache Wars : The Hunt for Geronimo, The Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History by Paul Andrew Hutton( Recording )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describes the violent history between the frontiersmen and the Native Americans in the Southwestern borderlands by following Mickey Free, a mixed-blood warrior who played a pivotal role in the fighting as he pursued the Apache Kid."--NoveList
The tyranny of experts : economists, dictators, and the forgotten rights of the poor by William Easterly( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easterly delivers a scathing assault on the anti-poverty programs associated with both the United Nations and its political and private sector supporters
The speechwriter : a brief education in politics by Barton Swaim( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate and hilarious look inside the spin room of the modern politician: a place where ideals are crushed, English is mangled, people are humiliated, and the opportunity for humor is everywhere
Life and death in the Andes : on the trail of bandits, heroes, and revolutionaries by Kim MacQuarrie( Recording )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Andes Mountains are the world's longest mountain chain, linking most of the countries in South America
Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border by Porter Fox( Recording )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's northern border is the world's longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. Travel writer Porter Fox spent two years exploring its length by canoe, freighter, and car, and he delivers the little-known history of the region and a riveting account of his travels. Fox follows explorer Samuel de Champlain's adventures; recounts the rise and fall of the iron, wheat, and timber industries; crosses the Great Lakes on a freighter; and tracks America's fur traders through the Boundary Waters
Dead on arrival : a novel by Matt Richtel( Recording )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An airplane lands at a desolate airport in a remote Colorado ski town. On board, Dr. Lyle Martin, a world-class infectious disease specialist, is brusquely awakened to shocking news: everyone not on the plane appears to be dead. A lethal new kind of virus may have surfaced, threatening our survival, and now Martin--one of the most sought after virologists on the planet until his career took a precipitous slide--is at the center of the investigation
Shots on the bridge : police violence and cover-up in the wake of Katrina by Ronnie Greene( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping tale of police brutality, investigating the cover-up of a deadly NOLA cops' shooting of six unarmed civilians, published on the tenth anniversary of Katrina
The not-quite states of America : dispatches from the territories and other far-flung outposts of the USA by Doug Mack( Recording )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doug Mack ventures 31,000 miles across the globe and deep into American history to reveal the fascinating and forgotten story of how territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands became part of the United States, what they're like today, and how they helped create the nation as people know it
The heart healers : the misfits, mavericks, and rebels who created the greatest medical breakthrough of our lives by James Forrester( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. James Forrester tells the story of the mavericks and rebels who defied the accumulated medical wisdom of the day to begin conquering heart disease
The reason for flowers : their history, culture, biology, and how they change our lives by Stephen L Buchmann( Recording )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flowers, and the fruits that follow them feed, clothe, sustain, and inspire all humanity. Flowers are used to celebrate all-important occasions, to express love, and are also the basis of global industries. Americans buy ten million flowers a day and perfumes are a worldwide industry worth $30 billion dollars annually. Stephen Buchmann takes us along on an exploratory journey of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, perfumes, while simultaneously bringing joy and health. Flowering plants continue to serve as inspiration in our myths and legends, in the fine and decorative arts, and in literary works of prose and poetry. Flowers seduce us -- and animals, too -- through their myriad shapes, colours, textures, and scents. Here, he integrates fascinating stories about the many colourful personalities who populate the world of flowers, and the flowers and pollinators themselves, with a research-based narrative that illuminates just why there is, indeed, a Reason for Flowers
Being Elvis : a lonely life by Ray Connolly( Recording )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the fortieth anniversary of Elvis Presley's death comes this rocking biography of an iconic artist who fundamentally transformed American culture. Intimate and unsparing, Being Elvis explores the extravagance and irrationality inherent in the Elvis mythology, offering a thoughtful celebration of an immortal life
No one needs to know by Kevin O'Brien( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July 1970, actress Elaina Styles was slain in her rented Seattle mansion along with her husband and their son's nanny. When the baby's remains were found buried in a shallow grave close to a hippie commune, police moved in-only to find all its members already dead in a grisly mass suicide. Now, decades later, a film about the murders is shooting at the mansion. On-set caterer Laurie Trotter ignores gossip that the production is cursed. But then people start dying ... As Laurie digs deeper into what happened all those years ago, she discovers that the truth is more twisted than any whispered rumor, as a legacy of brutal vengeance reaches its terrifying climax
Grandma was right after all! : practical parenting wisdom from the good old days by John K Rosemond( )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parents today are all but completely disconnected from the commonsense parenting wisdom of their parents and grandparents. The self-esteem parenting revolution has erased the practical insights gathered by generations of parents about the how to raise kids. In this audio book, John Rosemond seeks to recover this wisdom by resurrecting what parents of yesteryear tended to say
Anatomy of a song : the oral history of 45 iconic hits that changed rock, R & B and pop by Marc Myers( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Believing that every great song has a fascinating backstory, Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five transformative songs woven from interviews with the artists who created them. From "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" by Lloyd Price to "Losing my religion" by R.E.M., leading artists reveal the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works. The result is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations
Flavor : the science of our most neglected sense by Bob Holmes( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Holmes shows listeners just how much they're missing. He tackles questions like why cake tastes sweetest on white plates, how wine experts' eyes fool their noses, and how language affects flavor. He peers over the shoulders of fascinating food professionals engineering the perfect snack, chefs seeking surprising new flavor combinations, and even mathematicians pursuing the perfect pizza topping. He reveals how listeners can all sharpen their senses using professional techniques to name and describe flavors articulately
 
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