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Chile & Easter Island.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 16, 2018 - 11:40am
Title: Chile & Easter Island.
Call Number: F3059.5 .B476 2018
Description: An unbeatable guide to the diverse landscape, history, and activities in Chile and Easter Island, from touring Chilean vineyards and stargazing in the Atacama Desert, to exploring the glaciers of the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia and admiring Rapa Nui's moai statues. This guide is packed with photos and maps, insider tips, useful advice, and information. You'll find listings for a variety of authentic restaurants and a guide to where to stay in Santiago and the rest of the country, including the best boutique hotels that Chile has to offer. Unique illustrations, stunning photography, and detailed maps make this guide the essential companion to your trip to the country.

One goal : a coach, a team, and the game that brought a divided town together / Amy Bass.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 16, 2018 - 11:40am
Title: One goal : a coach, a team, and the game that brought a divided town together / Amy Bass.
Author: Bass, Amy,
Call Number: GV944.U6 B37 2018
Description: "In the tradition of Friday Night Lights and Outcasts United, ONE GOAL tells the inspiring story of the soccer team in a town bristling with racial tension that united Somali refugees and multi-generation Mainers in their quest for state--and ultimately national--glory. When thousands of Somali refugees resettled in Lewiston, Maine, a struggling, overwhelmingly white town, longtime residents grew uneasy. Then the mayor wrote a letter asking Somalis to stop coming, which became a national story. While scandal threatened to subsume the town, its high school's soccer coach integrated Somali kids onto his team, and their passion began to heal old wounds. Taking readers behind the tumult of this controversial team--and onto the pitch where the teammates vied to become state champions and achieved a vital sense of understanding--ONE GOAL is a timely story about overcoming the prejudices that divide us"--

"We are all fast-food workers now" : the global uprising against poverty wages / Annelise Orleck ; photographs by Liz Cooke.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 16, 2018 - 11:40am
Title: "We are all fast-food workers now" : the global uprising against poverty wages / Annelise Orleck ; photographs by Liz Cooke.
Author: Orleck, Annelise,
Call Number: HD4901 .O75 2018
Description: "The story of low-wage workers rising up around the world to demand respect and a living wage. We Are All Fast Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages traces the evolution of a new global labor movement sparked and sustained by low-wage workers from Manila to Manhattan, from Baja California to Bangladesh, from Capetown to Cambodia. This is an up close and personal look at globalization and its costs, as seen through the eyes and told whenever possible through the words of low-wage workers themselves: the berry pickers and small farmers, fast food servers, retail cashiers, garment workers, hotel housekeepers, home health care aides, airport workers and adjunct professors who are fighting for respect, safety and a living wage. The result of 140 interviews by award-winning historian Annelise Orleck, and with original photographs by Liz Cooke, this is a powerful look at neo-liberalism and its damages, a story of resistance and rebellion, a reflection on hope and change as it rises from the bottom up"--

Earth history and palaeogeography / Trond H. Torsvik, University of Oslo, and L. Robin M. Cocks, the Natural History Museum, London.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 16, 2018 - 11:40am
Title: Earth history and palaeogeography / Trond H. Torsvik, University of Oslo, and L. Robin M. Cocks, the Natural History Museum, London.
Author: Torsvik, Trond H.,
Call Number: QE501.4.P3 T677 2017
Description: Using full-colour palaeogeographical maps from the Cambrian to the present, this interdisciplinary volume explains how plate motions and surface volcanism are linked to processes in the Earth's mantle, and to climate change and the evolution of the Earth's biota. These new and very detailed maps provide a complete and integrated Phanerozoic story of palaeogeography. They illustrate the development of all the major mountain-building orogenies. Old lands, seas, ice caps, volcanic regions, reefs, and coal beds are highlighted on the maps, as well as faunal and floral provinces. Many other original diagrams show sections from the Earth's core, through the mantle, and up to the lithosphere, and how Large Igneous Provinces are generated, helping to understand how plates have appeared, moved, and vanished through time. Supplementary resources are available online, making this an invaluable reference for researchers, graduate students, professional geoscientists and anyone interested in the geological history of the Earth.-

Positive living with HIV/AIDS / Editors Kenneth D. Phillips, Teresa M. Stephens.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 16, 2018 - 11:40am
Title: Positive living with HIV/AIDS / Editors Kenneth D. Phillips, Teresa M. Stephens.
Author: Phillips, K. D.
Call Number: RT1 .N77 2018

Everybody lies : big data, new data, and what the Internet reveals about who we really are / Seth Stephens-Davidowitz ; foreword by Steven Pinker.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 16, 2018 - 11:40am
Title: Everybody lies : big data, new data, and what the Internet reveals about who we really are / Seth Stephens-Davidowitz ; foreword by Steven Pinker.
Author: Stephens-Davidowitz, Seth,
Call Number: QA76.9.D343 S685155 2018

Supernormal : childhood adversity and the amazing untold story of resilience / Meg Jay, PhD.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 16, 2018 - 11:40am
Title: Supernormal : childhood adversity and the amazing untold story of resilience / Meg Jay, PhD.
Author: Jay, Meg,
Call Number: BF698.35.R47 J39 2017
Description: "Whether it is the loss of a parent to death or divorce; bullying; alcoholism or drug abuse in the home; mental illness in a parent or a sibling; neglect; emotional, physical or sexual abuse; having a parent in jail; or growing up alongside domestic violence, nearly 75% of us experience adversity by the age of 20. But these experiences are often kept secret, as are our courageous battles to overcome them. Drawing on nearly two decades of work with clients and students, Jay tells the tale of ordinary people made extraordinary by these all-too-common experiences, everyday superheroes who have made a life out of dodging bullets and leaping over obstacles, even as they hide in plain sight as doctors, artists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, parents, activists, teachers, students and readers. She gives a voice to the supernormals among us as they reveal not only "How do they do it?" but also "How does it feel?"" - From book jacket.

Final solution : the fate of the Jews, 1933-1949 / David Cesarani.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 16, 2018 - 11:40am
Title: Final solution : the fate of the Jews, 1933-1949 / David Cesarani.
Author: Cesarani, David,
Call Number: D804.3 .C434 2016
Description: "A new one-volume history of the Nazi mass murder and persecution of the Jews by a noted historian that incorporates the material from newly-opened archives and research on the Nazi era"--

The impact of the First World War on U.S. policymakers : American strategic and foreign policy formulation, 1938-1942 / Michael G. Carew.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 16, 2018 - 11:40am
Title: The impact of the First World War on U.S. policymakers : American strategic and foreign policy formulation, 1938-1942 / Michael G. Carew.
Author: Carew, Michael G.
Call Number: E806 .C33 2014

CT at a glance / Euclid Seeram, PhD., MSc., BSc., FCAMRT.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 16, 2018 - 11:40am
Title: CT at a glance / Euclid Seeram, PhD., MSc., BSc., FCAMRT.
Author: Seeram, Euclid,
Call Number: RC78.7.T6 S3715 2018

Adaptive oncogenesis : a new understanding of how cancer evolves inside us / James DeGregori.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 16, 2018 - 11:40am
Title: Adaptive oncogenesis : a new understanding of how cancer evolves inside us / James DeGregori.
Author: DeGregori, James,
Call Number: RC268.5 .D437 2018
Description: "Popular understanding holds that genetic changes create cancer. James DeGregori uses evolutionary principles to propose a new way of thinking about cancer's occurrence. Cancer is as much a disease of evolution as it is of mutation, one in which mutated cells outcompete healthy cells in the ecosystem of the body's tissues. His theory ties cancer's progression, or lack thereof, to evolved strategies to maximize reproductive success. Through natural selection, humans evolved genetic programs to maintain bodily health for as long as necessary to increase the odds of passing on our genes--but not much longer. These mechanisms engender a tissue environment that favors normal stem cells over precancerous ones. Healthy tissues thwart cancer cells' ability to outcompete their precancerous rivals. But as our tissues age or accumulate damage from exposures such as smoking, normal stem cells find themselves less optimized to their ecosystem. Cancer-causing mutations can now help cells adapt to these altered tissue environments, and thus outcompete normal cells. Just as changes in a species' habitat favor the evolution of new species, changes in tissue environments favor the growth of cancerous cells. DeGregori's perspective goes far in explaining who gets cancer, when it appears, and why. While we cannot avoid mutations, it may be possible to sustain our tissues' natural and effective system of defense, even in the face of aging or harmful exposures. For those interested in learning how cancers arise within the human body, the insights in Cancer: Evolution Within Us offer a compelling perspective"--

Leading academic change : vision, strategy, transformation / Elaine P. Maimon ; foreword by Carol Geary Schneider.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 16, 2018 - 11:40am
Title: Leading academic change : vision, strategy, transformation / Elaine P. Maimon ; foreword by Carol Geary Schneider.
Author: Maimon, Elaine P.,
Call Number: LA227.4 .M345 2018

Why we fight [videorecording] / Sony Pictures Classics presents a Charlotte Street Film ; produced for BBC Storyville in association with Arte and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

New Videos and DVDs - March 15, 2018 - 4:40pm
Title: Why we fight [videorecording] / Sony Pictures Classics presents a Charlotte Street Film ; produced for BBC Storyville in association with Arte and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Call Number: DS 79.76 W49 2006 AEC
Description: Why We Fight is an unflinching look at the anatomy of American war-making. Granted unparelleled Pentagon access, the film launches a nonpartisan inquiry into the forces, political, economic, and ideological that drive America to fight. Inspired by President Dwight Eisenhower's 1961 Farewell Address in which he warned Americans about the dangers of the "military-industrial complex, " filmmaker Jarecki weaves unforgettable stories of everyday Americans touched by war. Featuring John McCain, Gore Vidal, Richard Perle and others, Why We Fight explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War -- Container.
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Brain vs computer : the challenge of the century / Jean-Pierre Fillard (University of Montpellier II, France).

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 15, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Brain vs computer : the challenge of the century / Jean-Pierre Fillard (University of Montpellier II, France).
Author: Fillard, J. P.,
Call Number: TA164.4 .F55 2017
Description: "It is well known that every animal species obeys Darwin's law of evolution, which requires permanent adaptation of animals to their environment. To be precise, every species except man, who behaves exactly contrariwise, adapting the workplace to himself in order to survive. For that he generally enjoys a particular gift of nature: intelligence. That reverse adaptation, which accumulated over centuries, led to what we call "progress". This was enhanced by the development of machines which began to be also intelligent and now compete fiercely with humans through the development of an "artificial intelligence". Some famous people in the world of science and technology recently sounded the alarm about the threats which these improvements are posing. They invoked a possible domination by the machines due to their uncontrolled superior intelligence, potentially leading us into a certain kind of slavery. In this book we take a look at this new challenge of the human brain versus the computer. The brain is a very complex organ and we are just beginning to understand how it works; many things remain mysterious and can lead to surprises. We will see how current investigations bring new information about this strange organ. We will also see how the "artificial challenger" plans to win the battle, how computers are getting more and more powerful and subtle as the AI advances. Would a transfer of minds in a machine be possible? Would the computer be capable of a self, nonneuromorphic intelligence? These questions are now open. Who will win? We do not know yet. But it is certain that many things are going to change in our lives in the very near future"--The publisher.

U.S. Latino issues / Rodolfo F. Acuna.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 14, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: U.S. Latino issues / Rodolfo F. Acuna.
Author: Acuna, Rodolfo,
Call Number: E184.S75 A67 2017
Description: "Latinos are the largest minority in the United States, and as such, Latino Americans have a tremendous influence on the culture, workforce, economy, and politics of this country. This second edition of U.S. Latino Issues provides updated content, stats, and data for each topic, and it frames critical questions and multiple viewpoints on Latinos in the United States that will be useful to student researchers. The responses to the critical questions come from Latino experts and scholars and other well-known subject experts, providing readers with insights from various informed points of view--all in a single volume. The book covers hundreds of topics regarding Latino Americans, such as gender, sexuality, indigenous culture, race and cultural identity, health and wellness, education, and interracial dating and marriage, and it offers in-depth comparisons of the Latino groups and shows how events in their native countries affect them. Readers will have access to concise and up-to-date information on controversial topics such as affirmative action, immigration reform, open borders policy versus border enforcement, changing relations between the United States and Cuba, and Puerto Rico's contested status as a commonwealth versus a state."--Publisher's website.

Inside Congress : a guide for navigating the politics of the House and Senate floors / Trevor Corning, Reema Dodin, Kyle Nevins.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 9, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Inside Congress : a guide for navigating the politics of the House and Senate floors / Trevor Corning, Reema Dodin, Kyle Nevins.
Author: Corning, Trevor,
Call Number: JK1021 .C68 2017
Description: "Required reading for anyone who wants to understand how to work within Congress. The House and Senate have unique rules and procedures to determine how legislation moves from a policy idea to law. Evolved over the last 200 years, the rules of both chambers are designed to act as the engine for that process. Each legislative body has its own leadership positions to oversee this legislative process. To the novice, whether a newly elected representative, a lawmaker's staff on her first day at work, or a constituent visiting Washington, the entire process can seem incomprehensible. What is an open rule for a House Appropriations bill and how does it affect consideration? Why are unanimous consent agreements needed in the Senate? The authors of Inside Congress, all congressional veterans, have written the definitive guide to how Congress really works. It is the accessible and necessary resource to understanding and interpreting procedural tools, arcane precedents, and the role of party politics in the making of legislation in Congress"--

In/Visibility – Exhibition of Hmong art at the Aurora Downtown Campus Library

Library News - March 7, 2018 - 11:44am
Based on the Pick Museum of Anthropology’s 2015 exhibition, Storytelling: Hmong American Voices, and curated in collaboration with a Hmong Community Advisory Council, In/Visibility: Hmong America and the Art of Storytelling explores Hmong American identity, the politics of displacement and what it means to belong. Featuring first-person reflections, textiles, and artwork by Aurora native and Waubonsee … Continue reading In/Visibility – Exhibition of Hmong art at the Aurora Downtown Campus Library →
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March Book Display 2018

Library News - March 6, 2018 - 10:28am
The Fall of the Alamo, 1836 and Beyond. Come check out the history and the library collection.
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The career manifesto : discover your calling and create an extraordinary life / Mike Steib.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 1, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: The career manifesto : discover your calling and create an extraordinary life / Mike Steib.
Author: Steib, Mike,
Call Number: HF5381 .S7465 2018
Description: Award-winning CEO of XO Group and sought-after speaker, Michael Steib, draws on his own diverse work experience and career highlights as well as powerful anecdotes from other successful business leaders to offer expert guidance, field-tested advice, and interactive exercises that will help you answer these three key questions, envision a goal and then craft and execute a plan to achieve it.

March is Women’s History Month

Library News - March 1, 2018 - 10:27am
Learn about the history of a special group – 164 million Americans who make up 48% of the labor force in this country. View the library’s online guide to Women’s History Month. We connect you with news, books, articles, videos, to help you celebrate and participate all month long.
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