The zoomable universe : an epic tour through cosmic scale, from almost everything to nearly nothing / Caleb Scharf ; illustrations by Ron Miller ; and 5W Infographics.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 8, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: The zoomable universe : an epic tour through cosmic scale, from almost everything to nearly nothing / Caleb Scharf ; illustrations by Ron Miller ; and 5W Infographics.
Author: Scharf, Caleb A., 1968-
Call Number: QB982 .S337 2017

Zika : from the Brazilian backlands to global threat / Debora Diniz ; translated by Diane Grosklaus Whitty.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 8, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: Zika : from the Brazilian backlands to global threat / Debora Diniz ; translated by Diane Grosklaus Whitty.
Author: Diniz, Debora,
Call Number: RA644.Z56 D5613 2017

WTF : what's the future and why it's up to us / Tim O'Reilly.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 8, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: WTF : what's the future and why it's up to us / Tim O'Reilly.
Author: O'Reilly, Tim,
Call Number: HC79.T4 O736 2017
Description: Surveys the potential of emerging technologies, drawing on the insights of experts to explore how artificial intelligence, algorithms, and new approaches to organization will change business and life in the near future.

Blood, sweat, and pixels : the triumphant, turbulent stories behind how video games are made / Jason Schreier.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 8, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: Blood, sweat, and pixels : the triumphant, turbulent stories behind how video games are made / Jason Schreier.
Author: Schreier, Jason,
Call Number: GV1469.3 .S37 2017
Description: In his years covering the industry, Schreier has often heard developers say that any game actually released is a miracle. Here he takes you behind the scenes of some of the biggest recent games to share never-before-told stories of the struggles and failures the development teams faced along the way. Each chapter covers a different game, from major studios with nine-figure budgets to indie games with half a dozen people on their teams.

Women in ancient Greece : a sourcebook / Bonnie MacLachlan.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 8, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: Women in ancient Greece : a sourcebook / Bonnie MacLachlan.
Author: MacLachlan, Bonnie.
Call Number: HQ1134 .M33 2012
Description: The study of women in the ancient Mediterranean world is a topic of growing interest among classicists and ancient historians, and also students of history, sociology and women's studies. This volume is an essential resource supplying a compilation of source material in translation, with suggestions for further reading, a general bibliography, and an index of ancient authors and works.

The woman and the lyre : women writers in classical Greece and Rome / Jane McIntosh Snyder.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 8, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: The woman and the lyre : women writers in classical Greece and Rome / Jane McIntosh Snyder.
Author: Snyder, Jane McIntosh,
Call Number: PA3067 .S69 2017

Whitewash : the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science / Carey Gillam.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 7, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: Whitewash : the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science / Carey Gillam.
Author: Gillam, Carey,
Call Number: HD9651.9.M6 G45 2017
Description: It’ s the pesticide on our dinner plates, a chemical so pervasive it’ s in the air we breathe, our water, our soil, and even found increasingly in our own bodies. Known as Monsanto’ s Roundup by consumers, and as glyphosate by scientists, the world’ s most popular weed killer is used everywhere from backyard gardens to golf courses to millions of acres of farmland. For decades it’ s been touted as safe enough to drink, but a growing body of evidence indicates just the opposite, with research tying the chemical to cancers and a host of other health threats. In Whitewash, veteran journalist Carey Gillam uncovers one of the most controversial stories in the history of food and agriculture, exposing new evidence of corporate influence. Gillam introduces readers to farm families devastated by cancers which they believe are caused by the chemical, and to scientists whose reputations have been smeared for publishing research that contradicted business interests. Readers learn about the arm-twisting of regulators who signed off on the chemical, echoing company assurances of safety even as they permitted higher residues of the pesticide in food and skipped compliance tests. And, in startling detail, Gillam reveals secret industry communications that pull back the curtain on corporate efforts to manipulate public perception. Whitewash is more than an expose about the hazards of one chemical or even the influence of one company. It’ s a story of power, politics, and the deadly consequences of putting corporate interests ahead of public safety.--AMAZON.

Where have all the heroes gone? : the changing nature of American valor / Bruce Peabody and Krista Jenkins.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 7, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: Where have all the heroes gone? : the changing nature of American valor / Bruce Peabody and Krista Jenkins.
Author: Peabody, Bruce Garen, 1969-
Call Number: BJ1533.C8 P43 2017
Description: From the men and women associated with the American Revolution and Civil War to the seminal figures in the struggles for civil and women's rights, Americans have been fascinated with and drawn to icons of great achievement, or at least reputation. But who spins today's narratives about American heroism, and to what ends? In a nation so wracked with division, is there any contemporary consensus about the enduring importance of our heroes or what traits they embody? Can heroes survive in our environment of 24/7 media coverage and cynicism about the motives of those who enter the public domain? In Where Have All the Heroes Gone?, Bruce G. Peabody and Krista Jenkins draw on the concept of the American hero to address these questions and to show an important gap between the views of political and media elites and the attitudes of the mass public. The authors contend that important changes over the past half century, including the increasing scope and power of new media and people's deepening political distrust, have drawn both politicians and producers of media content to the hero meme. However, popular reaction to this turn to heroism has been largely skeptical. As a result, the conversations and judgments of ordinary Americans, government officials, and media elites are often deeply divergent and even directly opposed. Exploring and being able to show these dynamics is important not just for understanding what U.S. heroism means today, but also in helping to wrestle with stubborn and distinctively American problems. Investigating the story of American heroes over the past five decades provides a narrative that can teach us about such issues as political socialization, institutional trust, and political communication.

When deadly force is involved : a look at the legal side of stand your ground, duty to retreat, and other questions of self-defense / Bruce M. Lawlor.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 2, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: When deadly force is involved : a look at the legal side of stand your ground, duty to retreat, and other questions of self-defense / Bruce M. Lawlor.
Author: Lawlor, Bruce M., 1948-
Call Number: KF9246 .L39 2017
Description: Misinformation about self-defense rights and laws is what has sparked major debate over the misapplication of lethal force in civilian communities. Bruce Lawlor identifies the major issues in self-defense cases, and the legal approaches used to resolve them. The result is less confusion and greater understanding of what self-defense is, and how to go about determining if a homicide is self-defense or murder.

Visions of empire : how five imperial regimes shaped the world / Krishan Kumar.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 1, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Visions of empire : how five imperial regimes shaped the world / Krishan Kumar.
Author: Kumar, Krishan, 1942-
Call Number: D32 .K86 2017
Description: The empires of the past were far-flung experiments in multinationalism and multiculturalism, and have much to teach us about navigating our own increasingly globalized and interconnected world. Until now, most recent scholarship on empires has focused on their subject peoples. Visions of Empire looks at their rulers, shedding critical new light on who they were, how they justified their empires, how they viewed themselves, and the styles of rule they adopted toward their subjects. Krishan Kumar provides panoramic and multifaceted portraits of five major European empires - Ottoman, Habsburg, Russian/Soviet, British, and French - showing how each, like ancient Rome, saw itself as the carrier of universal civilization to the rest of the world. Sometimes these aims were couched in religious terms, as with Islam for the Ottomans or Catholicism for the Habsburgs. Later, the imperial missions took more secular forms, as with British political traditions or the world communism of the Soviets. Visions of Empire offers new insights into the interactions between rulers and ruled, revealing how empire was as much a shared enterprise as a clash of oppositional interests. It explores how these empires differed from nation-states, particularly in how the ruling peoples of empires were forced to downplay or suppress their own national or ethnic identities in the interests of the long-term preservation of their rule.

The Vietnam War : an intimate history / Geoffrey C. Ward ; based on a documentary film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; with an introduction by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; picture research by Salimah El-Amin with Lucas B. Frank ; design by Maggie Hinders.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 1, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The Vietnam War : an intimate history / Geoffrey C. Ward ; based on a documentary film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; with an introduction by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; picture research by Salimah El-Amin with Lucas B. Frank ; design by Maggie Hinders.
Author: Ward, Geoffrey C.,
Call Number: DS557.7 .W368 2017
Description: "A comprehensive look at the Vietnam War"--

Under Osman's tree : the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and environmental history / Alan Mikhail.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 30, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Under Osman's tree : the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and environmental history / Alan Mikhail.
Author: Mikhail, Alan, 1979-
Call Number: GF13.3.E3 M55 2017
Description: Osman, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, had a dream in which a tree sprouted from his navel. As the tree grew, its shade covered the earth; as Osman's empire grew, it, too, covered the earth. This is the most widely accepted foundation myth of the longest-lasting empire in the history of Islam, and offers a telling clue to its unique legacy. Underlying every aspect of the Ottoman Empire's epic history - from its founding around 1300 to its end in the twentieth century - is its successful management of natural resources. Alan Mikhail analyzes this rich environmental history to understand the most remarkable qualities of the Ottoman Empire its longevity, politics, economy, and society. The early modern Middle East was the world's most crucial zone of connection and interaction. Accordingly, the Ottoman Empire's many varied environments affected and were affected by global trade, climate, and disease. From down in the mud of Egypt's canals to up in the treetops of Anatolia, Alan Mikhail tackles major aspects of the Middle East's environmental history: natural resource management, climate, human and animal labor, energy, water control, disease, and politics. He also points to some of the ways in which the region's dominant religious tradition, Islam, has understood and related to the natural world. Marrying environmental and Ottoman history, this is a bold new interpretation of the past five hundred years of Middle Eastern history.

Uncertain times : anthropological approaches to labor in a neoliberal world / edited by E. Paul Durrenberger.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 30, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Uncertain times : anthropological approaches to labor in a neoliberal world / edited by E. Paul Durrenberger.
Call Number: GN450.8 .U52 2017
Description: "The first-ever collection of labor anthropology from around the world, Uncertain Times addresses the theory that traditional labor union organization has been co-opted by the neoliberal policies of corporate capital and become a member service rather than a driver of social movements"--Provided by publisher.

Three stones make a wall : the story of archaeology / Eric H. Cline ; with illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 26, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Three stones make a wall : the story of archaeology / Eric H. Cline ; with illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes.
Author: Cline, Eric H.,
Call Number: CC100 .C55 2017
Description: "In 1922, Howard Carter peered into Tutankhamun's tomb for the first time, the only light coming from the candle in his outstretched hand. Urged to tell what he was seeing through the small opening he had cut in the door to the tomb, the Egyptologist famously replied, 'I see wonderful things.' Carter's fabulous discovery is just one of the many spellbinding stories told in Three Stones Make a Wall. Written by Eric Cline, an archaeologist with more than thirty seasons of excavation experience, Three Stones Make a Wall traces the history of archaeology from an amateur pursuit to the cutting-edge science it is today by taking the reader on a tour of major archaeological sites and discoveries, from Pompeii to Petra, Troy to the Terracotta Warriors, and Mycenae to Megiddo and Masada. Cline brings to life the personalities behind these digs, including Heinrich Schliemann, the former businessman who excavated Troy, and Mary Leakey, whose discoveries advanced our understanding of human origins. The discovery of the peoples and civilizations of the past is presented in vivid detail, from the Hittites and Minoans to the Inca, Aztec, and Moche. Along the way, the book addresses the questions archaeologists are asked most often: How do you know where to dig? How are excavations actually done? How do you know how old something is? Who gets to keep what is found? Taking readers from the pioneering digs of the eighteenth century to the exciting new discoveries being made today, Three Stones Make a Wall is a lively and essential introduction to the story of archaeology"--

They came for freedom : the forgotten, epic adventure of the pilgrims / Jay Milbrandt.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 26, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: They came for freedom : the forgotten, epic adventure of the pilgrims / Jay Milbrandt.
Author: Milbrandt, Jay, 1982-
Call Number: F68 .M64 2017
Description: Once a year at Thanksgiving, we encounter Pilgrims as folksy people in funny hats before promptly forgetting them. In the centuries since America began, the Pilgrims have been relegated to folklore and childrens stories, fairy-tale mascots for holiday parties and greeting cards.The true story of the Pilgrim Fathers could not be more different. Beginning with the execution of two pastors deviating from the Elizabethan Church of England, the Pilgrims great journey was one of courageous faith, daring escape, and tenuous survival. Theirs is the story of refugees who fled intense religious persecution; of dreamers who voyaged the Atlantic and into the unknown when all other attempts had led to near-certain death; of survivors who struggled with newfound freedom. Loneliness led to starvation, tension gave way to war with natives, and suspicion broke the back of the very freedom they endeavored to achieve.Despite the pain and turmoil of this high stakes triumph, the Pilgrim Fathers built the cornerstone for a nation dedicated to faith, freedom, and thankfulness. This is the epic story of the Pilgrims, an adventure that laid the bedrock for the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, and the American identity.

Text, don't call : an illustrated guide to the introverted life / INFJoe.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 26, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Text, don't call : an illustrated guide to the introverted life / INFJoe.
Author: Caycedo-Kimura, Aaron T.,
Call Number: BF698.35.I59 C39 2017

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

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 23, 2017 - 4:40pm
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.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 23, 2017 - 4:40pm
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.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 23, 2017 - 4:40pm
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.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - October 23, 2017 - 4:40pm
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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