Feminist thought : a more comprehensive introduction / Rosemarie Tong, University of North Carolina, Charlotte ; with a special contribution by Tina Fernandes Botts, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

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Title: Feminist thought : a more comprehensive introduction / Rosemarie Tong, University of North Carolina, Charlotte ; with a special contribution by Tina Fernandes Botts, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Author: Tong, Rosemarie.
Call Number: HQ1206 .T65 2014
Description: "Feminist Thought is a clear, comprehensive, and incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, from liberal feminism, radical feminism, and Marxist and socialist feminism to care-focused feminism, psychoanalytic feminism, women of color feminisms, and ecofeminism. The fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded. The chapter on multiculturalism was renamed Women of Color Feminisms and significantly updated, revised, and expanded by Tina Fernandes Botts of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The revisions also include a new section on existentialism as it relates to postmodern feminism, and a new conclusion that contemplates third-wave feminism and the future directions of feminist theory. Learning tools such as the new end-of-chapter discussion questions, and the bibliography, organized by topics within chapters, make Feminist Thought an essential resource for students and thinkers who want to understand the theoretical origins and complexities of contemporary feminist debates."--Pub. desc.

Encyclopedia of electronic components. Volume 3, Sensors : location, presence, proximity, orientation, oscillation, force, load, human input, liquid and gas properties, light, heat, sound, electricity / Charles Platt and Fredrik Jansson.

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Title: Encyclopedia of electronic components. Volume 3, Sensors : location, presence, proximity, orientation, oscillation, force, load, human input, liquid and gas properties, light, heat, sound, electricity / Charles Platt and Fredrik Jansson.
Author: Platt, Charles,
Call Number: TK7874 .P588 2015

India's war : World War II and the making of modern South Asia / Srinath Raghavan.

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Title: India's war : World War II and the making of modern South Asia / Srinath Raghavan.
Author: Raghavan, Srinath,
Call Number: D767.6 .R27 2016
Description: "Between 1939 and 1945 India underwent irreversible change when Indians suddenly found themselves fighting in World War II, and the author paints a picture of battles abroad and life on the home front, arguing that the war is crucial to explaining why colonial rule ended in South Asia, "--NoveList.

Digitization and digital archiving : a practical guide for librarians / Elizabeth R. Leggett.

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Title: Digitization and digital archiving : a practical guide for librarians / Elizabeth R. Leggett.
Author: Leggett, Elizabeth R., 1985-
Call Number: CD973.D53 L44 2014
Description: More and more, library patrons are embracing the ease with which information can be accessed digitally. In an instant, a few keywords can bring patrons exactly what they desire, such as a book or a photograph, rather than going through the much more tedious activity of browsing through shelves, searching for a call number, or, even more daunting, the process of trying to work a microfilm reel. Thus, many librarians in libraries of every size and type are currently working toward making more information available electronically. This process can be daunting, however.' Digitization and digital archiving: a practical guide for librarians' seeks to answer the following common questions: What should be stored? Where and how should it be stored? How exactly is information stored in a computer? Does it really make a difference if one uses a jpg or a tiff file? This book is a comprehensive guide to the process of digital storage and archiving. Assuming only basic computer knowledge, this guide walks the reader through everything he or she needs to know to start or maintain a digital archiving project. Any librarian interested in how digital information is stored can benefit from this guide.

PREPARATION FOR THE GED TEST; MARION DAUSSES...ET AL.

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Title: PREPARATION FOR THE GED TEST; MARION DAUSSES...ET AL.
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WIlderness navigation : finding your way using map, compass, altimeter & gps / Bob Burns and Mike Burns.

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Title: WIlderness navigation : finding your way using map, compass, altimeter & gps / Bob Burns and Mike Burns.
Author: Burns, Bob, 1942-
Call Number: GV200.4 .B87 2015

The assassination complex : inside the government's secret drone warfare program / Jeremy Scahill and the staff of The Intercept.

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Title: The assassination complex : inside the government's secret drone warfare program / Jeremy Scahill and the staff of The Intercept.
Author: Scahill, Jeremy,
Call Number: UG1242.D7 S33 2016
Description: The "author and his colleagues at the investigative website, The Intercept, expose stunning new details about America's secret assassination policy."--NoveList.

American girls : social media and the secret lives of teenagers / Nancy Jo Sales.

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Title: American girls : social media and the secret lives of teenagers / Nancy Jo Sales.
Author: Sales, Nancy Jo,
Call Number: HQ799.2.I5 S25 2016
Description: Instagram. Whisper. Yik Yak. Vine. YouTube. Kik. Ask.fm. Tinder. The dominant force in the lives of girls coming of age in America today is social media. What it is doing to an entire generation of young women? From Montclair to Manhattan and Los Angeles, from Florida and Arizona to Texas and Kentucky, Sales crisscrossed the country, speaking to more than two hundred girls, ages thirteen to nineteen, and documenting a massive change in the way girls are growing up, a phenomenon that transcends race, geography, and household income. American Girls provides a disturbing portrait of the end of childhood as we know it and of the inexorable and ubiquitous experience of a new kind of adolescence -- one dominated by new social and sexual norms, where a girl's first crushes and experiences of longing and romance occur in an accelerated electronic environment; where issues of identity and self-esteem are magnified and transformed by social platforms that provide instantaneous judgment. What does it mean to be a girl in America in 2016? It means coming of age online in a hypersexualized culture that has normalized extreme behavior, from pornography to the casual exchange of nude photographs; a culture rife with a virulent new strain of sexism and a sometimes self-undermining notion of feminist empowerment; a culture in which teenagers are spending so much time on technology and social media that they are not developing basic communication skills. From beauty gurus to slut-shaming to a disconcerting trend of exhibitionism, Nancy Jo Sales provides a shocking window into the troubling world of today's teenage girls.

The happiness illusion : how the media sold us a fairytale / edited by Luke Hockley and Nadi Fadina.

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Title: The happiness illusion : how the media sold us a fairytale / edited by Luke Hockley and Nadi Fadina.
Call Number: GR550 .H275 2015

The secret poisoner : a century of murder / Linda Stratmann.

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Title: The secret poisoner : a century of murder / Linda Stratmann.
Author: Stratmann, Linda,
Call Number: HV6553 .S775 2016
Description: "Murder by poison alarmed, enthralled, and in many ways encapsulated the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann's dark and splendid social history reveals the nineteenth century as a gruesome battleground where poisoners went head-to-head with authorities who strove to detect poisons, control their availability, and bring the guilty to justice. She corrects many misconceptions about particular poisons and documents how the evolution of issues such as marital rights and the legal protection of children impacted poisonings. Combining archival research with a novelist's eye, Stratmann charts the era's inexorable rise of poison cases both shocking and sad"--

The politics of autism : navigating the contested spectrum / John J. Pitney.

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Title: The politics of autism : navigating the contested spectrum / John J. Pitney.
Author: Pitney, John J., Jr., 1955-
Call Number: RC553.A88 P58 2015
Description: "In this first book devoted exclusively to the contentious politics of autism, noted political scientist and public policy expert John J. Pitney, Jr., explains how autism has evolved into a heated political issue disputed by scientists, educators, social workers, and families."--Jacket.

Critical Insights : The Harry Potter Series / editors, M. Katherine Grimes, Lana A. Whited.

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Title: Critical Insights : The Harry Potter Series / editors, M. Katherine Grimes, Lana A. Whited.
Call Number: PR6068.O93 Z94 2015
Description: Salem Press is proud to present another addition to its Critical Insights Series. This volume provides fourteen insightful essays that dig deep at the heart of the Harry Potter series, author J.K. Rowling's fantastical magnum opus. -- Amazon

Emergency nursing at a glance / edited by Natalie Holbery, Paul Newcombe.

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Title: Emergency nursing at a glance / edited by Natalie Holbery, Paul Newcombe.
Call Number: RA645.5 .E44 2016

The bees in your backyard : a guide to North America's bees / Joseph S. Wilson & Olivia Messinger Carril.

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Title: The bees in your backyard : a guide to North America's bees / Joseph S. Wilson & Olivia Messinger Carril.
Author: Wilson, Joseph S., 1980-
Call Number: QL567.1.U6 W55 2016
Description: The Bees in Your Backyard provides an engaging introduction to the roughly 4,000 different bee species found in the United States and Canada, dispelling common myths about bees while offering essential tips for telling them apart in the field. The book features more than 900 stunning color photos of the bees living all around us--in our gardens and parks, along nature trails, and in the wild spaces between. It describes their natural history, including where they live, how they gather food, their role as pollinators, and even how to attract them to your own backyard. Ideal for amateur naturalists and experts alike, it gives detailed accounts of every bee family and genus in North America, describing key identification features, distributions, diets, nesting habits, and more.--From publisher description.

Door to door : the magnificent, maddening, mysterious world of transportation / Edward Humes.

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Title: Door to door : the magnificent, maddening, mysterious world of transportation / Edward Humes.
Author: Humes, Edward,
Call Number: HE151 .H876 2016
Description: "Transportation dominates our daily existence. Thousands, even millions, of miles are embedded in everything we do and touch. We live in a door-to-door universe that works so well most Americans are scarcely aware of it. The grand ballet in which we move ourselves and our stuff is equivalent to building the Great Pyramid, the Hoover Dam, and the Empire State Building all in a day. Every day. And yet, in the one highly visible part of the transportation world -- the part we drive -- we suffer grinding commutes, a violent death every fifteen minutes, a dire injury every twelve seconds, and crumbling infrastructure. Now, the way we move ourselves and our stuff is on the brink of great change, as a new mobility revolution upends the car culture that, for better and worse, built modern America. This unfolding revolution will disrupt lives and global trade, transforming our commutes, our vehicles, our cities, our jobs, and every aspect of culture, commerce, and the environment. We are, quite literally, at a fork in the road, though whether it will lead us to Carmageddon or Carmaheaven has yet to be determined. Using interviews, data and deep exploration of the hidden world of ports, traffic control centers, and the research labs defining our transportation future, acclaimed journalist Edward Humes breaks down the complex movements of humans, goods, and machines as never before, from increasingly car-less citizens to the distance UPS goes to deliver a leopard-printed phone case. Tracking one day in the life of his family in Southern California, Humes uses their commutes, traffic jams, grocery stops, and online shopping excursions as a springboard to explore the paradoxes and challenges inherent in our system. He ultimately makes clear that transportation is one of the few big things we can change -- our personal choices do have a profound impact, and that fork in the road is coming up fast. Door to Door is a fascinating detective story, investigating the worldwide cast of supporting characters and technologies that have enabled us to move from here to there -- past, present, and future." -- Amazon.com.

The Nobel prize : a history of genius, controversy, and prestige / by Burton Feldman.

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Title: The Nobel prize : a history of genius, controversy, and prestige / by Burton Feldman.
Author: Feldman, Burton.
Call Number: AS911.N9 F38 2012
Description: Discusses the Nobel Institution in detail, telling about the award and its beginnings, what it means to win a Nobel Prize, the fields in which it is presented, who judges and how the prize is awarded, and more.

Primates in the real world : escaping primate folklore and creating primate science / Georgina M. Montgomery.

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Title: Primates in the real world : escaping primate folklore and creating primate science / Georgina M. Montgomery.
Author: Montgomery, Georgina M.
Call Number: QL737.P9 M615 2015

Junk : digging through America's love affair with stuff / Alison Stewart.

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Title: Junk : digging through America's love affair with stuff / Alison Stewart.
Author: Stewart, Alison, 1966-
Call Number: RC569.5.H63 S76 2016
Description: "When journalist and author Alison Stewart was confronted with emptying her late parents' overloaded basement, a job that dragged on for months, it got her thinking: How did it come to this? Why do smart, successful people hold on to old Christmas bows, chipped knick-knacks, VHS tapes, and books they would likely never reread? Junk details Stewart's three-year investigation into America's stuff. She rides along with junk removal teams like Trash Daddy, Annie Haul, and Junk Vets. She goes backstage to a taping of Antiques Roadshow, and learns what makes for compelling junk-based television with the executive producer of Pawn Stars. And she even investigates the growing problem of space junk--23,000 pieces of manmade debris orbiting the planet at 17,500 MPH, threatening both satellites and human space exploration"--

The worst of times : how life on earth survived eighty million years of extinctions / Paul B. Wignall.

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Title: The worst of times : how life on earth survived eighty million years of extinctions / Paul B. Wignall.
Author: Wignall, P. B.
Call Number: QE721.2.E97 W54 2016
Description: 260 million years ago, life on Earth suffered wave after wave of cataclysmic extinctions, with the worst--the end-Permian extinction--wiping out nearly every species on the planet. This book delves into the mystery behind these extinctions and sheds light on the fateful role the primeval supercontinent, known as Pangea, may have played in causing these global catastrophes. Drawing on the latest discoveries as well as his own field expeditions to remote corners of the world, Paul Wignall reveals what scientists are only now beginning to understand about the most prolonged period of environmental crisis in Earth's history. He describes how a series of unprecedented extinction events swept across the planet in a span of eighty million years, rapidly killing marine and terrestrial life on a scale more devastating than the dinosaur extinctions that would come later. Wignall shows how these extinctions--sotne of which have only recently been discovered--all coincided with gigantic volcanic eruptions of flood basalt lavas that occurred when the world's landmasses were united into a single vast expanse. Unraveling one of the great enigmas of ancient Earth, this book also explains how the splitting apart of Pangea into the continents we know today ushered in a new age of vibrant and more resilient life on our planet.--Adapted from book jacket.

Hume : an intellectual biography / James A. Harris, University of St. Andrews.

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Title: Hume : an intellectual biography / James A. Harris, University of St. Andrews.
Author: Harris, James A. (James Anthony)
Call Number: B1497 .H37 2015
Description: "This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the entire career of one of Britain's greatest men of letters. It sets in biographical and historical context all of Hume's works, from A Treatise of Human Nature to The History of England, bringing to light the major influences on the course of Hume's intellectual development, and paying careful attention to the differences between the wide variety of literary genres with which Hume experimented. The major events in Hume's life are fully described, but the main focus is on Hume's intentions as a philosophical analyst of human nature, politics, commerce, English history, and religion. Careful attention is paid to Hume's intellectual relations with his contemporaries. The goal is to reveal Hume as a man intensely concerned with the realization of an ideal of open-minded, objective, rigorous, dispassionate dialogue about all the principal questions faced by his age." -- Publisher's description
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