The Secrets of Your Handwriting / Allan Conway, author

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Title: The Secrets of Your Handwriting / Allan Conway, author
Call Number: BF891 .C67 2015

United States of Jihad : investigating America's homegrown terrorists / Peter Bergen.

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Title: United States of Jihad : investigating America's homegrown terrorists / Peter Bergen.
Author: Bergen, Peter L., 1962-
Call Number: HV6432 .B4624 2016

Blue laws : selected & uncollected poems, 1995-2015 / Kevin Young.

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Title: Blue laws : selected & uncollected poems, 1995-2015 / Kevin Young.
Author: Young, Kevin,
Call Number: PS3575.O798 A6 2016
Description: Blue Laws gathers poems written over the past two decades, drawing from all nine of Kevin Young's previously published books of poetry and including a number of uncollected, often unpublished, poems.

This is your brain on sports : the science of underdogs, the value of rivalry, and what we can learn from the T-shirt cannon / L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers.

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Title: This is your brain on sports : the science of underdogs, the value of rivalry, and what we can learn from the T-shirt cannon / L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers.
Author: Wertheim, L. Jon,
Call Number: GV706.4 .W455 2016
Description: THE book for sports fans searching for a deeper understanding of the games they watch and the people who play them. Bestselling author L. Jon Wertheim teams up with Tufts psychologist Sam Sommers to take readers on a wild ride into the inner world of sports. Through the prism of behavioral economics, neuroscience, and psychology, they reveal the hidden influences and surprising cues that inspire and derail us--on the field and in the stands--and by extension, in corporate board rooms, office settings, and our daily lives.--Adapted from book jacket.

Lit up : one reporter, three schools, twenty-four books that can change lives / David Denby.

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Title: Lit up : one reporter, three schools, twenty-four books that can change lives / David Denby.
Author: Denby, David, 1943-
Call Number: PN70 .D46 2016
Description: "Denby sat in on a tenth-grade English class in a demanding New York public school for an entire academic year, and visited other schools. He read all the stories, poems, plays, and novels that the kids were reading, and creates an impassioned portrait of charismatic teachers at work, classroom dramas large and small, and fresh and inspiring encounters with the books themselves. Lit Up is a dramatic narrative that traces awkward and baffled beginnings but also exciting breakthroughs and the emergence of pleasure in reading. Denby reaffirms the power of great teachers and the importance and inspiration of great books."--

Dust / Michael Marder.

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Title: Dust / Michael Marder.
Author: Marder, Michael, 1980-
Call Number: TD884.5 .M37 2016

Originals : how non-conformists move the world / Grant Adam.

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Title: Originals : how non-conformists move the world / Grant Adam.
Author: Grant, Adam M,
Call Number: HD53 .G742 2016
Description: Examines how provocative thought leaders can champion originality in their organizations, drawing on illustrative studies and stories spanning a range of disciplines to explain how to recognize a good idea, speak up, build allies, choose a time to act, and manage doubts.

The Incas / Terence N. D'Altroy.

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Title: The Incas / Terence N. D'Altroy.
Author: D'Altroy, Terence N.
Call Number: F3429 .D35 2015
Description: "The book investigates its extraordinary progress from a small Andean society in southern Peru to its rapid demise little more than a century later at the hands of the Spanish conquerors"--

How to have a good day : harness the power of behavioral science to transform your working life / Caroline Webb.

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Title: How to have a good day : harness the power of behavioral science to transform your working life / Caroline Webb.
Author: Webb, Caroline, 1971-
Call Number: HF5548.8 .W35 2016
Description: "In How to Have a Good Day, Caroline Webb, business consultant and former partner at powerhouse McKinsey and Co., brings together the findings on behavioral economics and neuroscience--subjects that have led to dozens of bestselling books over the last decade--to show us how we can use these revolutionary new findings to improve how we work. Organized around seven factors that determine whether we have a good day at work, Webb offers us specific tools that we can use based on what we now know about how our brains work, and she shows us how we can incorporate them into our conversations, meetings, and projects in a way that will increase productivity, confidence, and enjoyment"--

Superforecasting : the art and science of prediction / Philip E. Tetlock, Dan Gardner.

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Title: Superforecasting : the art and science of prediction / Philip E. Tetlock, Dan Gardner.
Author: Tetlock, Philip E. (Philip Eyrikson), 1954-
Call Number: HB3730 .T47 2015
Description: "From one of the world's most highly regarded social scientists, a transformative book on the habits of mind that lead to the best predictions. Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week's meals. Unfortunately, people tend to be terrible forecasters. As Wharton professor Philip Tetlock showed in a landmark 2005 study, even experts' predictions are only slightly better than chance. However, an important and underreported conclusion of that study was that some experts do have real foresight, and Tetlock has spent the past decade trying to figure out why. What makes some people so good? And can this talent be taught? In Superforecasting, Tetlock and coauthor Dan Gardner offer a masterwork on prediction, drawing on decades of research and the results of a massive, government-funded forecasting tournament. The Good Judgment Project involves tens of thousands of ordinary people--including a Brooklyn filmmaker, a retired pipe installer, and a former ballroom dancer--who set out to forecast global events. Some of the volunteers have turned out to be astonishingly good. They've beaten other benchmarks, competitors, and prediction markets. They've even beaten the collective judgment of intelligence analysts with access to classified information. They are "superforecasters." In this groundbreaking and accessible book, Tetlock and Gardner show us how we can learn from this elite group. Weaving together stories of forecasting successes (the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound) and failures (the Bay of Pigs) and interviews with a range of high-level decision makers, from David Petraeus to Robert Rubin, they show that good forecasting doesn't require powerful computers or arcane methods. It involves gathering evidence from a variety of sources, thinking probabilistically, working in teams, keeping score, and being willing to admit error and change course. Superforecasting offers the first demonstrably effective way to improve our ability to predict the future--whether in business, finance, politics, international affairs, or daily life--and is destined to become a modern classic"-- Provided by publisher.

The industries of the future / Alec Ross.

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Title: The industries of the future / Alec Ross.
Author: Ross, Alec, 1971-
Call Number: HC79.T4 R677 2016
Description: "Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what's next for the world, mapping out the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next ten years--for businesses, governments, and the global community--and how we can navigate them. Ross highlights the best opportunities for progress and explains why countries thrive or sputter. He examines the specific fields that will most shape our economic future over the next ten years, including cybercrime and cybersecurity, the commercialization of genomics, the next step for big data, and the coming impact of digital technology on money, payments, and markets."--

Medical billing and coding demystified / Marilyn Burgos, Donya P. Johnson, Jim Keogh RN-BC ; with contributions by Marissa Hernandez.

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Title: Medical billing and coding demystified / Marilyn Burgos, Donya P. Johnson, Jim Keogh RN-BC ; with contributions by Marissa Hernandez.
Author: Burgos, Marilyn,
Call Number: R728.5 .B868 2016
Description: Medical Billing and Coding Demystified clearly explains the practices used by medical offices, hospitals, and healthcare facilities to encode medical services in order to receive payment from government agencies and insurance companies. Like other entries in this bestselling series, this self-teaching guide uses a building-block approach that allows readers to learn at their own pace and test themselves along the way. No previous medical or accounting training or experience is necessary to benefit fromMedical Billing and Coding Demystified, and the book can be used as a classroom textbook or as a complement to larger texts. --Publisher

A crude look at the whole : the science of complex systems in business, life, and society / John H. Miller.

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Title: A crude look at the whole : the science of complex systems in business, life, and society / John H. Miller.
Author: Miller, John H. (John Howard), 1959-
Call Number: QA402 .M495 2015

The idealist : Aaron Swartz and the rise of free culture on the Internet / Justin Peters.

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Title: The idealist : Aaron Swartz and the rise of free culture on the Internet / Justin Peters.
Author: Peters, Justin,
Call Number: ZA3270 .P47 2016
Description: "A smart, lively history of the Internet free culture movement and its larger effects on society-- and the life and shocking suicide of Aaron Swartz, a founding developer of Reddit and Creative Commons-- from Slate correspondent Justin Peters. Aaron Swartz was a zealous young advocate for the free exchange of information and creative content online. He committed suicide in 2013 after being indicted by the government for illegally downloading millions of academic articles from a nonprofit online database. From the age of fifteen, when Swartz, a computer prodigy, worked with Lawrence Lessig to launch Creative Commons, to his years as a fighter for copyright reform and open information, to his work leading the protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), to his posthumous status as a cultural icon, Swartz's life was inextricably connected to the free culture movement. Now Justin Peters examines Swartz's life in the context of 200 years of struggle over the control of information. In vivid, accessible prose, The Idealist situates Swartz in the context of other "data moralists" past and present, from lexicographer Noah Webster to ebook pioneer Michael Hart to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. In the process, the book explores the history of copyright statutes and the public domain; examines archivists' ongoing quest to build the "library of the future"; and charts the rise of open access, copyleft, and other ideologies that have come to challenge protectionist IP policies. Peters also breaks down the government's case against Swartz and explains how we reached the point where federally funded academic research came to be considered private property, and downloading that material in bulk came to be considered a federal crime. The Idealist is an important investigation of the fate of the digital commons in an increasingly corporatized Internet, and an essential look at the impact of the free culture movement on our daily lives and on generations to come"--

Clay and Pounds' basic clinical massage therapy : integrating anatomy and treatment / Laura Allen, David M. Pounds ; photographs by Vicki Overman and Black Horse Studio ; illustrations by David M. Pounds.

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Title: Clay and Pounds' basic clinical massage therapy : integrating anatomy and treatment / Laura Allen, David M. Pounds ; photographs by Vicki Overman and Black Horse Studio ; illustrations by David M. Pounds.
Author: Allen, Laura (Massage therapist),
Call Number: RM721 .A45 2016

A return to justice : rethinking our approach to juveniles in the system / Ashley Nellis.

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Title: A return to justice : rethinking our approach to juveniles in the system / Ashley Nellis.
Author: Nellis, Ashley,
Call Number: HV9104 .N35 2016

America's founding and the struggle over economic inequality / Clement Fatovic.

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Title: America's founding and the struggle over economic inequality / Clement Fatovic.
Author: Fatovic, Clement, 1973-
Call Number: HN90.S6 F38 2015
Description: "The causes of economic inequality and the problems growing inequality poses for our political system have been major concerns in America particularly since the Great Recession of 2008. This is not new to American politics; Clem Fatovic shows how economic inequality was a major concern of Americans at the founding of the republic. Now many say that economic inequality is simply the price we pay for freedom; in the late 18th century economic inequality was seen as a threat to freedom and to the democracy we were starting in the United States. This is a study of the dimensions of economic inequality in the early republic and the measures that were discussed and debated about how to deal with it"--

Lactivism : how feminists and fundamentalists, hippies and yuppies, and physicians and politicians made breastfeeding big business and bad policy / Courtney Jung.

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Title: Lactivism : how feminists and fundamentalists, hippies and yuppies, and physicians and politicians made breastfeeding big business and bad policy / Courtney Jung.
Author: Jung, Courtney, 1965-
Call Number: HQ1181.U5 J86 2015
Description: "Breastfeeding has become a moral imperative in 21st century America. Once upon a time, this moral imperative made sense. Breastfeeding was believed to bring multiple health benefits, including increased resistance to many chronic and even fatal diseases, protection against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), improved intelligence, and countless immunities. The irony now, however, is that breastfeeding continues to gain moral force just as scientists are showing that its benefits have been greatly exaggerated. In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention declared the failure to breastfeed "a public health issue, " thus placing bottle-feeding on par with smoking, obesity, and unsafe sex. Recently, politicians too have launched highly visible breastfeeding initiatives, such as former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's well-publicized Latch On campaign. And, meanwhile, women who don't breastfeed their babies have found themselves with a lot of explaining to do. Physicians, public health officials, and other mothers are pressuring them to breastfeed even though the best science shows that the advantages of doing so are minimal at best. What is going on? In Lactivism, Courtney Jung offers the most deeply researched and far-reaching critique of the breastfeeding imperative to date. Drawing on a wide range of evidence, from rigorously peer-reviewed scientific research to interviews with physicians, politicians, business interests, activists, social workers, and mothers from across the social and political spectrum, Jung presents an eye-opening account of how a practice that began as an alternative to Big Business has become Big Business itself"--

A survival guide to the misinformation age : scientific habits of mind / David J. Helfand.

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Title: A survival guide to the misinformation age : scientific habits of mind / David J. Helfand.
Author: Helfand, D. J. (David J.), 1950-
Call Number: Q172.5.E77 H45 2016

Homefront 911 : how families of veterans are wounded by our wars / Stacy Bannerman.

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Title: Homefront 911 : how families of veterans are wounded by our wars / Stacy Bannerman.
Author: Bannerman, Stacy,
Call Number: UB403 .B36 2015
Description: "The hallmarks of America's War on Terror have been repeated long deployments and a high percentage of troops returning with psychological problems. Family members of combat veterans are at a higher risk of potentially lethal domestic violence than almost any other demographic; it's estimated that one in four children of active-duty service members have symptoms of depression; and nearly one million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan require increased care due to physical or psychological trauma. But, despite these staggering trends, civilian America has not been mobilized to take care of the families left behind; the American homefront, which traditionally has been rallied to support the nation's war efforts, has disappeared. In Homefront 911, Stacy Bannerman, a nationally-recognized advocate for military families, provides an insider's view of how more than a decade of war has contributed to the emerging crisis we are experiencing in today's military and veteran families as they battle with overwhelmed VA offices, a public they feel doesn't understand their sacrifices, and a nation that still isn't fully prepared to help those who have given so much. Bannerman, whose husband served in Iraq, describes how extended deployments cause cumulative, long-lasting strain on families who may not see their parent, child, or spouse for months on end. She goes on to share the tools she and others have found to begin to heal their families, and advocates policies for advancing programs, services, and civilian support, all to help repair the broken agreement that the nation will care for its returning soldiers and their families"--
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