Start something that matters / Blake Mycoskie.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 16, 2015 - 4:40am
Title: Start something that matters / Blake Mycoskie.
Author: Mycoskie, Blake.
Call Number: HF5414 .M93 2011
Description: Known as the founder of TOMS Shoes and as a contestant on The Amazing Race, Mycoskie uses his experience with TOMS, as well as interviews with leaders of non-profits and corporations, to convey valuable lessons about entrepreneurship, transparency of leadership, and living by one's values.

Hope in a jar : the making of America's beauty culture / Kathy Peiss.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 16, 2015 - 4:40am
Title: Hope in a jar : the making of America's beauty culture / Kathy Peiss.
Author: Peiss, Kathy Lee.
Call Number: TT957 .P45 2011

Successful strategies for teaching undergraduate research / edited by Marta Deyrup and Beth Bloom.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 16, 2015 - 4:40am
Title: Successful strategies for teaching undergraduate research / edited by Marta Deyrup and Beth Bloom.
Call Number: LB2369 .S827 2013
Description: In this book the editors have brought together well-known educators from the fields of library science, communication, composition, and education to show you how to develop successful strategies for teaching undergraduates how to conduct basic research and write papers. Chapters cover each step of the research process, beginning appropriately with separate pieces from a librarian and from an academic on how to construct good research assignments. Following chapters cover establishing the research question, assessing the research process, information ethics and the protocols of research, and using new modes and media to communicate research findings. The book fully explores current theories on pedagogy and provides practical demonstrations of how library instruction can reinforce critical thinking and set the groundwork in place for life-long learning. -- From publisher's website.

Argentina / [project editor, Janice Pariat ; contributors: Wayne Berhardson, Declan McGarvey, Chris Moss].

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 30, 2015 - 12:40pm
Title: Argentina / [project editor, Janice Pariat ; contributors: Wayne Berhardson, Declan McGarvey, Chris Moss].
Author: Bernhardson, Wayne,
Call Number: F2808.5 .A7155 2015

Java pocket guide / Robert Liguori and Patricia Liguori.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 30, 2015 - 12:40pm
Title: Java pocket guide / Robert Liguori and Patricia Liguori.
Author: Liguori, Robert.
Call Number: QA76.73.J38 L545 2008
Description: A guide to the Java programming language provides concise information on such topics as naming conventions, lexical elements, reference types, exception handling, Java modifiers, the Java Plaform SE, and the Java Scripting API.

REST in practice / Jim Webber, Savas Parastatidis and Ian Robinson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 30, 2015 - 12:40pm
Title: REST in practice / Jim Webber, Savas Parastatidis and Ian Robinson.
Author: Webber, Jim.
Call Number: TK5105.888 .W43 2010

C++ cookbook / D. Ryan Stephens ... [et al.].

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 30, 2015 - 12:40pm
Title: C++ cookbook / D. Ryan Stephens ... [et al.].
Author: Stephens, D. Ryan.
Call Number: QA76.73.C153 S719 2006

The Ruby programming language / David Flanagan and Yukihiro Matsumoto.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 30, 2015 - 12:40pm
Title: The Ruby programming language / David Flanagan and Yukihiro Matsumoto.
Author: Flanagan, David.
Call Number: QA76.64 .F59 2008
Description: A guide to Ruby programming covers such topics as datatypes and objects, expressions, classes and modules, control structures, and the Ruby platform.

Java web services : up and running / Martin Kalin.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 30, 2015 - 12:40pm
Title: Java web services : up and running / Martin Kalin.
Author: Kalin, Martin.
Call Number: TK5105.888 .K355 2009
Description: Introduction to Java's APIs for both XML Web Services (JAX-WS and RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS) provides a pragmatic approach, architectural overview, working code examples, and instructions for compiling, deploying, and executing an application. -- from cover, p.4.

Java power tools / by John Ferguson Smart.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 30, 2015 - 12:40pm
Title: Java power tools / by John Ferguson Smart.
Author: Smart, John Ferguson.
Call Number: QA76.73.J38 S63 2008
Description: Focuses on open source tools that can increase productivity in each area of the development cycle, including: Ant, Maven 2, CVS, Subversion, CheckStyle, PMD, FindBugs, Jupiter, JUnit 4, TestNG, Cobertura, Bugzilla, Trac, Continuum, CruiseControl, LuntBuild, and Hudson.

The First Amendment bubble : how privacy and paparazzi threaten a free press / Amy Gajda.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 4, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: The First Amendment bubble : how privacy and paparazzi threaten a free press / Amy Gajda.
Author: Gajda, Amy,
Call Number: KF4774 .G35 2015

The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II / Jan Jarboe Russell.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 4, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II / Jan Jarboe Russell.
Author: Russell, Jan Jarboe, 1951-
Call Number: D805.5.C79 R87 2015
Description: Focusing on a little-known event in American history that has long been kept quiet, a dramatic account exposes a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II where hundreds of prisoners were exchanged for other Americans behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. --Publisher's description.

The lonely war : one woman's account of the struggle for modern Iran / Nazila Fathi.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 4, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: The lonely war : one woman's account of the struggle for modern Iran / Nazila Fathi.
Author: Fathi, Nazila, 1970-
Call Number: DS318.81 .F38 2014
Description: "As a nine-year-old Tehrani schoolgirl during the Iranian Revolution, Nazila Fathi watched her country change before her eyes. The revolutionaries--most of them poor, uneducated, and radicalized--seized jobs, housing, and positions of power, transforming Iranian society practically overnight. But this socioeconomic revolution had an unintended effect. As Fathi shows, the forces unleashed in 1979 inadvertently created a robust Iranian middle class, one that today hungers for more personal freedoms and a renewed relationship with the outside world. And unless an international confrontation allows Iranian leaders to justify an internal crackdown, this internal pressure for reform will soon set the country on a more stable track. In The Lonely War, Fathi describes Iran's awakening alongside her own, revealing how moderates are retaking the country--and how foreign powers can aid their progress"--

Chicago / main contributors: Lorraine Johnson and John Ryan.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 2, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: Chicago / main contributors: Lorraine Johnson and John Ryan.
Author: Johnson, Lorraine, 1960-
Call Number: F548.18 .J64 2015
Description: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chicago will lead you through the best attractions the city has to offer, including fully illustrated coverage of all the major sights from Lincoln Park Zoo to the Art Institute of Chicago. The fully updated guide includes unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the city's architecture, plus a pull-out city map clearly marked with attractions from the guidebook and an easy-to-use street index.

How snakes work : structure, function, and behavior of the world's snakes / Harvey B. Lillywhite.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 2, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: How snakes work : structure, function, and behavior of the world's snakes / Harvey B. Lillywhite.
Author: Lillywhite, Harvey B., 1943-
Call Number: QL666.O6 L724 2014
Description: Leading zoologist Harvey B. Lillywhite discusses the functional biology of snakes in a scientific guide that features nearly two hundred color images of various species of snakes.

On Highway 61 : music, race, and the evolution of cultural freedom / Dennis McNally.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 2, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: On Highway 61 : music, race, and the evolution of cultural freedom / Dennis McNally.
Author: McNally, Dennis,
Call Number: ML3479 .M36 2014
Description: Explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. Searches for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical progression that reaches from the minstrel era to Bob Dylan.

Charles Darwin : destroyer of myths / Andrew Norman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 2, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: Charles Darwin : destroyer of myths / Andrew Norman.
Author: Norman, Andrew, 1943-
Call Number: QH31.D2 N67 2014
Description: "Charles Darwin did not deliberately set out to be the "destroyer of mythical beliefs, " some of which, in his early days as a young Christian, he had previously espoused. He was a modest man who liked to avoid controversy of any kind, yet paradoxically, he was to be the cause of the greatest controversy in the history of science and religion. When Darwin embarked on the HMS Beagle in late December 1831, bound for the southern hemisphere, he could not have imagined that the experience would lead him to formulate a theory that would totally revolutionize the way in which we viewed the natural world. He did not come to his conclusions about the origin and evolution of all life on Earth quickly, though, for just as the living organisms to which his theory applied had evolved over millions of years, so his thinking evolved as his own life progressed. How did this thoughtful, methodical scientist come to have such an impact on his time--and on ours? These questions and more are what Andrew Norman seeks to answer in this biography of the author of The Origin of Species"--

Mental health and crime / Jill Peay.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 2, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: Mental health and crime / Jill Peay.
Author: Peay, Jill.
Call Number: HV6133 .P39 2011

Politics and religion in the United States / Michael Corbett, Julia Corbett-Hemeyer, and J. Matthew Wilson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 2, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: Politics and religion in the United States / Michael Corbett, Julia Corbett-Hemeyer, and J. Matthew Wilson.
Author: Corbett, Michael, 1943-
Call Number: BL2525 .C68 2014

Smart chicks on screen : representing women's intellect in film and television / edited by Laura Mattoon D'Amore.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2015 - 10:40pm
Title: Smart chicks on screen : representing women's intellect in film and television / edited by Laura Mattoon D'Amore.
Call Number: PN1995.9.W6 S63 2014
Description: "While women have long been featured in leading roles in film and television, the intellectual depictions of female characters in these mediums are out of line with reality. Women continue to be marginalized for their choices, overshadowed by men, and judged by their bodies. In fact, the intelligence of women is rarely the focus of television or film narratives, and on the rare occasion when smart women are showcased, their portrayals are undermined by socially awkward behavior or their intimate relationships are doomed to perpetual failure. While Hollywood claims to offer a different, more evolved look at women, these movies and shows often just repackage old character types that still downplay the intelligence and savvy of women. In Smart Chicks on Screen: Representing Women's Intellect in Film and Television, Laura Mattoon D'Amore brings together an impressive array of scholarship that interrogates the portrayal of females on television and in movies. Among the questions that the volume seeks to answer are: In what ways are women in film and television limited, or ostracized, by their intelligence? How do female roles reinforce standards of beauty, submissiveness, and silence over intellect, problem solving, and leadership? Are there women in film and television who are intelligent without also being objectified?"
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