On becoming a teen mom : life before pregnancy / Mary Patrice Erdmans and Timothy Black.

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Title: On becoming a teen mom : life before pregnancy / Mary Patrice Erdmans and Timothy Black.
Author: Erdmans, Mary Patrice,
Call Number: HQ759.4 .E74 2015
Description: "In 2013, the New York City Public Health Department placed public service announcements on trains and buses and at transportation stops that showed photos of frowning or crying children saying such things as 'I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen' and 'Honestly, Mom ... Chances are he won't stay with you. What happens to me?' Campaigns like this support a public narrative that portrays teen mothers as threatening the moral order, bankrupting state coffers, and causing high rates of poverty, incarceration, and school dropout. These campaigns demonize teen mothers but tell us nothing about their lives before they became pregnant. In this myth-shattering and often deeply disturbing book, sociologists Mary Patrice Erdmans and Timothy Black tell the life stories of 108 brown, white, and black teen mothers. They expose the problems that cause distress in these young women's lives and that are often overlooked in pregnancy prevention campaigns. Some stories are tragic and painful, marked by child sexual abuse, partner violence, and school failure. Others are less devastating, depicting 'girl next door' characters whose unintended pregnancies expose their lack of contraception and unwillingness to abort. Offering a fresh critical perspective on the links between early childbirth and social inequalities, On Becoming a Teen Mom demonstrates how the intersecting hierarchies of gender, race, and social class shape the personal stories of young mothers"--Provided by publisher.

We Believe the Children : A Moral Panic in the 1980s

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Title: We Believe the Children : A Moral Panic in the 1980s
Author: Beck, Richard
Call Number: HV

Pop culture panics : how moral crusaders construct meanings of deviance and delinquency / Karen Sternheimer.

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Title: Pop culture panics : how moral crusaders construct meanings of deviance and delinquency / Karen Sternheimer.
Author: Sternheimer, Karen.
Call Number: HN90.M6 S74 2015
Description: "Moral panics reveal much about a society's social structure and the sociology embedded in everyday life. This short text examines extreme reactions to American popular culture over the past century, including crusades against comic books, music, and pinball machines, to help convey the "sociological imagination" to undergraduates. Sternheimer creates a critical lens through which to view current and future attempts of modern-day moral crusaders, who try to convince us that simple solutions--like regulating popular culture--are the answer to complex social problems. Pop Culture Panics is ideal for use in undergraduate social problems, social deviance, and popular culture courses"--

The voice of witness reader : ten years of amplifying unheard voices / edited and with an introduction by Dave Eggers.

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Title: The voice of witness reader : ten years of amplifying unheard voices / edited and with an introduction by Dave Eggers.
Call Number: JC571 .V65 2015

A beautiful question : finding nature's deep design / Frank Wilczek.

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Title: A beautiful question : finding nature's deep design / Frank Wilczek.
Author: Wilczek, Frank.
Call Number: QC6 .W55 2015
Description: Does the universe embody beautiful ideas? Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this "beautiful question." With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek's groundbreaking work in quantum physics was inspired by his intuition to look for a deeper order of beauty in nature. In fact, every major advance in his career came from this intuition: to assume that the universe embodies beautiful forms, forms whose hallmarks are symmetry--harmony, balance, proportion--and economy. There are other meanings of "beauty, " but this is the deep logic of the universe--and it is no accident that it is also at the heart of what we find aesthetically pleasing and inspiring. As he reveals here, this has been the heart of scientific pursuit from Pythagoras, the ancient Greek who was the first to argue that "all things are number, " to Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, Einstein, and into the deep waters of twentieth-century physics. Gorgeously illustrated, A Beautiful Question is a mind-shifting book that braids the age-old quest for beauty and the age-old quest for truth into a thrilling synthesis. Yes: the world is a work of art, and its deepest truths are ones we already feel, as if they were somehow written in our souls.--From publisher description.

$2.00 a Day : Living on Almost Nothing in America

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Title: $2.00 a Day : Living on Almost Nothing in America
Author: Edin, Kathryn J./ Shaefer, H. Luke
Call Number: HM

The hungry mind : the origins of curiosity in childhood / Susan Engel.

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Title: The hungry mind : the origins of curiosity in childhood / Susan Engel.
Author: Engel, Susan L., 1959-
Call Number: BF723.C8 E54 2015
Description: "A deeply researched ... exploration of what curiosity is, how it can be measured, how it develops in childhood, and how it can be fostered in school." --book jacket.

The art of attention : a poet's eye / Donald Revell.

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Title: The art of attention : a poet's eye / Donald Revell.
Author: Revell, Donald, 1954-
Call Number: PN1064 .R48 2007

The Wright brothers / David McCullough.

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Title: The Wright brothers / David McCullough.
Author: McCullough, David G.,
Call Number: TL540.W7 M3825 2015
Description: On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did? Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success, they were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing. The house they lived in had no electricity or indoor plumbing, but there were books aplenty, supplied mainly by their preacher father, and they never stopped reading. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education, little money and no contacts in high places, never stopped them in their mission to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off in one of their contrivances, they risked being killed. Historian David McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers' story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them.

The reason for flowers : their history, culture, biology, and how they change our lives / Stephen Buchmann.

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Title: The reason for flowers : their history, culture, biology, and how they change our lives / Stephen Buchmann.
Author: Buchmann, Stephen L.,
Call Number: SB404.9 .B83 2015
Description: An exploration of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, and perfumes reveals their origins, myriad shapes, colors, textures and scents, bizarre sex lives, and how humans-- and the natural world-- relate and depend upon them.

The vital question : energy, evolution, and the origins of complex life / Nick Lane.

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Title: The vital question : energy, evolution, and the origins of complex life / Nick Lane.
Author: Lane, Nick, 1967-
Call Number: QH325 .L36 2015
Description: A biochemist, building on the pillars of evolutionary theory and drawing on cutting-edge research into the link between energy and genes, argues that the evolution of multicellular life was the result of a single event.

The great divide / Stephen Grace ; photographs by Jim Havey.

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Title: The great divide / Stephen Grace ; photographs by Jim Havey.
Author: Grace, Stephen.
Call Number: TD224.C6 G73 2015

After sustainability : denial, hope, retrieval / John Foster.

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Title: After sustainability : denial, hope, retrieval / John Foster.
Author: Foster, John (John Michael), 1949-
Call Number: GE149 .F67 2015
Description: "While struggling to deny it, many environmentalists already suspect what they cannot admit: that it is now too late for sustainability. International attempts to combat climate change have failed and we can no longer avert environmental tragedy. But rather than despairing, this book explores where coming out of denial could take us. Giving an original philosophical account that draws on great works of literature and research, After Sustainability reveals that the roots of the environmental crisis lie in the way we think about ourselves and our lives. It shows how we must break free from the self-blinded optimism of sustainable development and progressivism if we are to survive the catastrophic consequences of environmental tragedy and face the future with honesty. This book is essential reading for students and researchers in environment and sustainability, geography, philosophy and climate change, but it is also an urgent call to all those who are concerned with the future of humanity"--

Napoleon : Soldier of Destiny

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Title: Napoleon : Soldier of Destiny
Author: Broers, Michael
Call Number: D

Showdown : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America

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Title: Showdown : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America
Author: Haygood, Wil
Call Number: K

After Snowden : privacy, secrecy, and security in the information age / Ronald Goldfarb, editor.

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Title: After Snowden : privacy, secrecy, and security in the information age / Ronald Goldfarb, editor.
Call Number: JK468.S4 A67 2015
Description: "Was Edward Snowden a patriot or a traitor? Just how far do American privacy rights extend? And how far is too far when it comes to secrecy in the name of security? These are just a few of the questions that have dominated American consciousness since Edward Snowden exposed the breath of the NSA's domestic surveillance program. In these seven previously unpublished essays, a group of prominent legal and political experts delve in to life After Snowden, examining the ramifications of the infamous leak from multiple angles: - Director of the National Security Archive THOMAS BLANTON looks at the impact of the Snowden leaks on the classification of government documents. - Former Assistant Secretary of State HODDING CARTER explores whether the press is justified in unearthing and publishing classified information. - Georgetown Law Professor DAVID COLE addresses the motives and complicated legacy of Snowden and other leakers. - Former federal prosecutor RONALD GOLDFARB outlines the many debates sparked by the Snowden leaks. - Dean Emeritus at the University of Florida Law School JON MILLS addresses the constitutional right to privacy and the difficulty applying to the digital age. - Pulitzer Prize winning journalist BARRY SIEGEL analyses the role of the state secrets provision in the judicial system. - Dean of the UC Berkley School of Journalism EDWARD WASSERMAN discusses the uneven relationship between journalists and whistleblowers"--

Legal rights : the guide for deaf and hard of hearing people / National Association of the Deaf.

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Title: Legal rights : the guide for deaf and hard of hearing people / National Association of the Deaf.
Call Number: KF480.5.D4 L43 2015

The spirit of 74 : how the American Revolution began / Ray Raphael and Marie Raphael.

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Title: The spirit of 74 : how the American Revolution began / Ray Raphael and Marie Raphael.
Author: Raphael, Ray.
Call Number: E210 .R37 2015

The Annotated Poe / Edgar Allan Poe ; edited by Kevin J. Hayes ; with a foreword by William Giraldi.

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Title: The Annotated Poe / Edgar Allan Poe ; edited by Kevin J. Hayes ; with a foreword by William Giraldi.
Author: Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
Call Number: PS2603 2015

The aims of higher education : problems of morality and justice / edited by Harry Brighouse and Michael McPherson.

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Title: The aims of higher education : problems of morality and justice / edited by Harry Brighouse and Michael McPherson.
Call Number: LB2324 .A39 2015
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