The best American short stories 2017 / selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Meg Wolitzer with Heidi Pitlor ; with an introduction by Meg Wolitzer.

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Title: The best American short stories 2017 / selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Meg Wolitzer with Heidi Pitlor ; with an introduction by Meg Wolitzer.
Call Number: PS659.2 .B475 2017

Ireland / main contributors, Lisa Gerard-Sharp and Tim Perry.

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Title: Ireland / main contributors, Lisa Gerard-Sharp and Tim Perry.
Call Number: DA980 .G48 2017

Insider trading : how mortuaries, medicine and money have built a global market in human cadaver parts / Naomi Pfeffer.

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Title: Insider trading : how mortuaries, medicine and money have built a global market in human cadaver parts / Naomi Pfeffer.
Author: Pfeffer, Naomi, 1946-
Call Number: KF325.124 .A8I57 2017

Civil disobedience / Elizabeth Schmermund, book editor.

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Title: Civil disobedience / Elizabeth Schmermund, book editor.
Call Number: JC328.3 .C543 2018
Description: Civil disobedience, the refusal to obey certain laws, is a method of protest famously articulated by philosopher and writer Henry David Thoreau in his 1849 essay Civil Disobedience. Thoreau believed that protest became a moral obligation when laws collided with conscience. Since then, civil disobedience has been employed as a form of rebellion around the world. But is there a place for civil disobedience in democratic societies? When is civil disobedience justifiable? Is violence ever called for? Furthermore, how effective is civil disobedience? Full-Color Photographs, Bibliography, Detailed Table of Contents, Further Information Section, Index, Primary Sources, Websites.

Anatomy & physiology made incredibly easy! / clinical editor, Laura M. Willis.

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Title: Anatomy & physiology made incredibly easy! / clinical editor, Laura M. Willis.
Call Number: QP41 .A53 2018

The best American short plays 2015-2016 / edited by William W. Demastes and John Patrick Bray.

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Title: The best American short plays 2015-2016 / edited by William W. Demastes and John Patrick Bray.
Call Number: PN6111 .B47 2017

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The ten-cent plague : the great comic-book scare and how it changed America / David Hajdu.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 3, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The ten-cent plague : the great comic-book scare and how it changed America / David Hajdu.
Author: Hajdu, David.
Call Number: PN6725 .H33 2008
Description: "In the years between World War II and the mid-1950s, the popular culture of today was invented in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic books. But no sooner had comics emerged than they were beaten down by mass bonfires, congressional hearings, and a McCarthyish panic over their unmonitored and uncensored content."--Cover, p.4.

Geriatric syndromes / editors, Jennifer Kim, Sally Miller ; consulting editor, Stephen D. Krau.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 3, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Geriatric syndromes / editors, Jennifer Kim, Sally Miller ; consulting editor, Stephen D. Krau.
Call Number: RT1.N77 v.52 no.3 2017
Description: In their various clinical roles nurses have the opportunity of identify geriatric syndromes through screening and assessments. Their roles bring them into contact with various disciplines, family members, and community resources. This edition is written to supply vital information to nurses who accept the challenges of providing care for an aging population.

What color is your parachute? : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers / Richard N. Bolles.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 3, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: What color is your parachute? : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers / Richard N. Bolles.
Author: Bolles, Richard Nelson,
Call Number: HF5382.7 .B65 2018
Description: In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

Singapore : unlikely power / John Curtis Perry.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 2, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Singapore : unlikely power / John Curtis Perry.
Author: Perry, John Curtis,
Call Number: HC445.8 .P46 2017
Description: "The life of Singapore as an independent nation since 1965 has coincided with explosive growth, both of world trade and world wealth. Trade, heavily seaborne, now contributes more than half of global GNP. Largely by exploiting changing uses of the ocean, Singapore has grown remarkably rich. Constant and continuing comment in the media concerning Singapore's dramatic economic and organizational achievement has yet to find its way into a book, and this one is the first to put the story of Singapore into a global maritime context, describing and analyzing how, despite many life-threatening crises, Singapore, by using the sea, survived and prospered far beyond even its own expectations. Putting priority upon economic development and maintaining the social and economic stability that Singapore's authoritarian government has thought necessary to achieve this growth has provoked heated controversy both among Singaporeans and outside observers. Although opposition is too weak to challenge the government successfully, the struggle to define an acceptable balance between freedom and control continues. This question takes on a universal concern, intensified in our age of terrorism with its new challenges to order and stability. To what extent does authority stifle creativity?"--Provided by publisher.

Cuba / main contributor, Irina Bajini.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 2, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Cuba / main contributor, Irina Bajini.
Call Number: F1754.7 .C7954 2017

Women of the street : how the criminal justice-social services alliance fails women in prostitution / Susan Dewey and Tonia St. Germain.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 2, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Women of the street : how the criminal justice-social services alliance fails women in prostitution / Susan Dewey and Tonia St. Germain.
Author: Dewey, Susan,
Call Number: HQ314 .D49 2016
Description: Explores encounters between those who make their living by engaging in street-based prostitution and the criminal justice and social service workers who try to curtail it .Working together every day, the lives of sex workers, police officers, public defenders, and social service providers are profoundly intertwined, yet their relationships are often adversarial and rooted in fundamentally false assumptions. The criminal justice-social services alliance operates on the general belief that the women they police and otherwise regulate choose sex work as a result of traumatization, rather than acknowledging the fact that socioeconomic realities often inform their choices.Drawing on extraordinarily rich ethnographic research, including interviews with over one hundred street-involved women and dozens of criminal justice and social service professionals, Women of the Street argues that despite the intimate knowledge these groups have about each other, measures designed to help these women consistently fail because they do not take into account false assumptions about street life, homelessness, drug use and sex trading. Reaching beyond disciplinary silos by combining the analysis of an anthropologist and a legal scholar, the book offers an evidence-based argument for the decriminalization of prostitution. -- Provided by publisher.

What do philosophers do? : skepticism and the practice of philosophy / Penelope Maddy.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 2, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: What do philosophers do? : skepticism and the practice of philosophy / Penelope Maddy.
Author: Maddy, Penelope,
Call Number: BD241 .M238 2017
Description: How do you know the world around you isn't just an elaborate dream, or the creation of an evil neuroscientist? If all you have to go on are various lights, sounds, smells, tastes and tickles, how can you know what the world is really like, or even whether there is a world beyond your own mind? Questions like these -- familiar from science fiction and dorm room debates -- lie at the core of venerable philosophical arguments for radical skepticism: the stark contention that we in fact know nothing at all about the world, that we have no more reason to believe any claim -- that there are trees, that we have hands -- than we have to disbelieve it. Like non-philosophers in their sober moments, philosophers, too, find this skeptical conclusion preposterous, but they're faced with those famous arguments: the Dream Argument, the Argument from Illusion, the Infinite Regress of Justification, the more recent Closure Argument. If these can't be met, they raise a serious challenge not just to philosophers, but to anyone responsible enough to expect her beliefs to square with her evidence. What Do Philosophers Do? takes up the skeptical arguments from this everyday point of view, and ultimately concludes that they don't undermine our ordinary beliefs or our ordinary ways of finding out about the world. In the process, Maddy examines and evaluates a range of philosophical methods -- common sense, scientific naturalism, ordinary language, conceptual analysis, therapeutic approaches -- as employed by such philosophers as Thomas Reid, G. E. Moore, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and J. L. Austin. The result is a revealing portrait of what philosophers do, and perhaps a quiet suggestion for what they should do, for what they do best. -- Provided by publisher.

The ways women age : using and refusing cosmetic intervention / Abigail T. Brooks.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 2, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The ways women age : using and refusing cosmetic intervention / Abigail T. Brooks.
Author: Brooks, Abigail T.,
Call Number: HQ1219 .B76 2017
Description: The story of how and why some women choose to use, while others refuse, cosmetic intervention. What is it like to be a woman growing older in a culture where you cannot go to the doctor, open a magazine, watch television, or surf the internet without encountering products and procedures that are designed to make you look younger? What do women have to say about their decision to embrace cosmetic anti-aging procedures? And, alternatively, how do women come to decide to grow older without them? In the United States today, women are the overwhelming consumers of cosmetic anti-aging surgeries and technologies. And while not all women undergo these procedures, their exposure to them is almost inevitable. Set against the backdrop of commercialized medicine in the United States today, Abigail T. Brooks investigates the anti-aging craze from the perspective of women themselves, examining the rapidly changing cultural attitudes, pressures, and expectations of female aging. Drawn from in-depth interviews with women in the United States who choose, and refuse, to have cosmetic anti-aging procedures, The Ways Women Age provides a fresh understanding of how today's women feel about aging. The women's stories in this book are personal biographies that explore identity and body image and are reflexively shaped by beauty standards, expectations of femininity, and an increasingly normalized climate of cosmetic anti-aging intervention. The Ways Women Age offers a critical perspective on how women respond to 21st century expectations of youth and beauty.

Beyond Snowden : privacy, mass surveillance, and the struggle to reform the NSA / Timothy H. Edgar.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 2, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Beyond Snowden : privacy, mass surveillance, and the struggle to reform the NSA / Timothy H. Edgar.
Author: Edgar, Timothy H.,
Call Number: KF1262 .E34 2017
Description: America's mass surveillance programs, once secret, can no longer be ignored. While Edward Snowden began the process in 2013 with his leaks of top secret documents, the Obama administration's own reforms have also helped bring the National Security Agency and its programs of signals intelligence collection out of the shadows. The real question is: What should we do about mass surveillance? Timothy Edgar, a long-time civil liberties activist who worked inside the intelligence community for six years during the Bush and Obama administrations, believes that the NSA's programs are profound threat to the privacy of everyone in the world. At the same time, he argues that mass surveillance programs can be made consistent with democratic values, if we make the hard choices needed to bring transparency, accountability, privacy, and human rights protections into complex programs of intelligence collection. Although the NSA and other agencies already comply with rules intended to prevent them from spying on Americans, Edgar argues that the rules--most of which date from the 1970s--are inadequate for this century. Reforms adopted during the Obama administration are a good first step but, in his view, do not go nearly far enough. Edgar argues that our communications today--and the national security threats we face--are both global and digital. In the twenty first century, the only way to protect our privacy as Americans is to do a better job of protecting everyone's privacy. Beyond Surveillance: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA explains both why and how we can do this, without sacrificing the vital intelligence capabilities we need to keep ourselves and our allies safe. If we do, we set a positive example for other nations that must confront challenges like terrorism while preserving human rights. The United States already leads the world in mass surveillance. It can lead the world in mass surveillance reform

Stress-proof : the scientific solution to protect your brain and body--and be more resilient every day / Mithu Storoni, MD, PhD.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 2, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Stress-proof : the scientific solution to protect your brain and body--and be more resilient every day / Mithu Storoni, MD, PhD.
Author: Storoni, Mithu,
Call Number: RA785 .S757 2017
Description: "Discover simple, science-based strategies for beating stress at its own game When's the best time to exercise - and how much is too much? Which foods fortify the brain, and which do the opposite? How can we use music, movement, and motivation to boost our rational brain and keep our cool no matter what life throws our way? Short bursts of stress are an inevitable part of modern life. But how much is too much? Research is uncovering the delicate balance that can turn a brief stressful episode into systemic overload, eventually leading to inflammation, anxiety, depression, and other chronic health issues. This practical and groundbreaking guide reveals seven paths to fighting the effects of stress--to strengthen our natural defenses so that our minds remain sharp, and our bodies resilient, no matter what life throws at us. Each chapter examines a common stress agent--including inflammation, an out-of-sync body clock, cortisol levels, and emotional triggers--and presents simple ways to minimize its harmful effects with changes in diet, exercise, and other daily habits--including surprising hacks involving music, eye movements, body temperature, and more. Translating cutting-edge scientific findings into clear and simple advice, Stress-Proofis the ultimate user's guide for body, mind and well-being"--

Shrinking violets : the secret life of shyness / Joe Moran.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 25, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Shrinking violets : the secret life of shyness / Joe Moran.
Author: Moran, Joe, 1970-
Call Number: BF575.B3 M67 2017
Description: A deeply perceptive and beautifully written cultural history of shyness, from one of our most astute observers of the everyday.

Renaissance & Reformation : German art in the age of Durer and Cranach.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 25, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Renaissance & Reformation : German art in the age of Durer and Cranach.
Call Number: N6865 .R46 2016
Description: Featuring more than a hundred outstanding paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and treasures of the Age of the Reformation, this publication comprises masterpieces by Albrecht Durer, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Lucas Cranach the Younger, Hans Holbein the Elder and Hans Holbein the Younger, Matthias Grunewald, and Tilman Riemenschneider, among others. By placing these works in their historical context, this beautifully illustrated book uses art as a prism through which to consider the religious, social and political upheavals of the time. The volume includes insightful texts that discuss pivotal subjects such as traditional imagery and devotion, Reformation and polemics, court life and culture, humanism and reality, as well as portraiture and representation. Biographies of the artists, an extensive bibliography and a glossary of central terms concerning the German Reformation make this a comprehensive study of a fascinating period in European art history.

The recovery revolution : the battle over addiction treatment in the United States / Claire D. Clark.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 21, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The recovery revolution : the battle over addiction treatment in the United States / Claire D. Clark.
Author: Clark, Claire D.,
Call Number: RC489.T67 C53 2017
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