Find it fast : extracting expert information from social networks, big data, tweets, and more / Robert I. Berkman.

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Title: Find it fast : extracting expert information from social networks, big data, tweets, and more / Robert I. Berkman.
Author: Berkman, Robert I.,
Call Number: ZA3075 .B47 2015
Description: "Go beyond Google to mine big data and social media. Author Robert Berkman gives expert advice on how to search the internet to locate the best information sources, how to find and utilize the professionals behind those sources, and how to combine these techniques to complete an information search on any subject. This fully updated 6th edition includes how to search beyond Google, leveraging big data in the search process, and how to search the social web. Readers will also find expert advice on how to know if a site is a trusted source; understanding how and why sources differ; using precision search strategies and taming information overload; and finding, evaluating, and identifying experts. Whether it's consumer advice, information for a job or project, facts for starting a new business, or answers to questions on obscure topics, Find It Fast is the perfect resource for learning to hone one's internet searching skills"--

Blaming the Poor : the Long Shadow of the Moynihan Report on Cruel Images about Poverty / Susan D. Greenbaum.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 2, 2016 - 2:40pm
Title: Blaming the Poor : the Long Shadow of the Moynihan Report on Cruel Images about Poverty / Susan D. Greenbaum.
Author: Greenbaum, Susan D.,
Call Number: E185.86.U52 G74 2015
Description: "A leading authority on poverty and racism in the United States, Susan D. Greenbaum dismantles Moynihan's main thesis--that the so called matriarchal structure of the African American family "feminized" black men, making them inadequate workers and absent fathers, and resulting in what he called a tangle of pathology that led to a host of ills, from teen pregnancy to adult crime. Drawing on extensive scholarship, Greenbaum highlights the flaws in Moynihan's analysis. She reveals how his questionable ideas have been used to redirect blame for substandard schools, low wages, and the scarcity of jobs away from the societal forces that cause these problems, while simultaneously reinforcing stereotypes about African Americans. Greenbaum also critiques current policy issues that are directly affected by the tangle of pathology mindset--the demonization and destruction of public housing; the criminalization of black youth; and the continued humiliation of the poor by entrepreneurs who become rich consulting to teachers, non-profits, and social service personnel. A half century later, Moynihan's thesis remains for many a convenient justification for punitive measures and stingy indifference to the poor. Blaming the Poor debunks this infamous thesis, proposing instead more productive and humane policies to address the enormous problems facing us today"--

Criminal law and procedure / John M. Scheb II, PH. D., Professor of Political science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 2, 2016 - 2:40pm
Title: Criminal law and procedure / John M. Scheb II, PH. D., Professor of Political science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Author: Scheb, John M., II, 1955-
Call Number: KF9219 .S34 2014

The deeper genome : why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye / John Parrington.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 29, 2016 - 11:40am
Title: The deeper genome : why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye / John Parrington.
Author: Parrington, John,
Call Number: QH447 .P37 2015
Description: As the Human Genome Project completed its mapping of the entire human genome, hopes ran high that we would rapidly be able to use our knowledge of human genes to tackle many inherited diseases, and understand what makes us unique among animals. But things didn't turn out that way ... but the emerging picture is if anything far more exciting. Parrington gives an outline of the deeper genome, involving layers of regulatory elements controlling and coordinating the switching on and off of genes; the impact of its 3D geometry; the discovery of a variety of new RNAs playing critical roles; the epigenetic changes influenced by the environment and life experiences that can make identical twins different and be passed on to the next generation; and the clues coming out of comparisons with the genomes of Neanderthals as well as that of chimps about the development of our species.

Developing young minds : from conception to kindergarten / Rebecca Shore.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 29, 2016 - 11:40am
Title: Developing young minds : from conception to kindergarten / Rebecca Shore.
Author: Shore, Rebecca, 1957-
Call Number: LB1139.23 .S58 2015
Description: Ever wonder what is going on in a baby's brain? Or how you can best nurture a child's natural development? Or why exactly Bach is better than Mozart for babies? This book will explain why. No technical knowledge is necessary, as Shore makes recent neurological findings accessible to all those who come into contact with young children. Everything a baby experiences in his or her first five years is building the foundation of life's learning potential. Through increasing the complexity of the early childhood environment in developmentally appropriate ways, we can nurture young children's brains. Developing Young Minds is a must-have for new parents or caregivers of young children.--From Amazon.com.

POP-PORN : PORNOGRAPHY IN AMERICAN CULTURE

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 27, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: POP-PORN : PORNOGRAPHY IN AMERICAN CULTURE
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FROM EVE TO DAWN : ORIGINS : A HISTORY OF WOMEN; V. 1 : ORIGINS.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 27, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: FROM EVE TO DAWN : ORIGINS : A HISTORY OF WOMEN; V. 1 : ORIGINS.
Author: FRENCH, MARILYN
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Solar energy : an introduction / Michael E. Mackay.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 27, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Solar energy : an introduction / Michael E. Mackay.
Author: Mackay, Michael.
Call Number: TJ810 .M155 2015

Strange glow : the story of radiation / Timothy J. Jorgensen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 27, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Strange glow : the story of radiation / Timothy J. Jorgensen.
Author: Jorgensen, Timothy J.,
Call Number: QC475 .J67 2016
Description: "More than ever before, radiation is a part of our modern daily lives. We own radiation-emitting phones, regularly get diagnostic x-rays, such as mammograms, and submit to full-body security scans at airports. We worry and debate about the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the safety of nuclear power plants. But how much do we really know about radiation? And what are its actual dangers? An accessible blend of narrative history and science, Strange Glow describes mankind's extraordinary, thorny relationship with radiation, including the hard-won lessons of how radiation helps and harms our health. Timothy Jorgensen explores how our knowledge of and experiences with radiation in the last century can lead us to smarter personal decisions about radiation exposures today. Jorgensen introduces key figures in the story of radiation--from Wilhelm Roentgen, the discoverer of x-rays, and pioneering radioactivity researchers Marie and Pierre Curie, to Thomas Edison and the victims of the recent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. Tracing the most important events in the evolution of radiation, Jorgensen explains exactly what radiation is, how it produces certain health consequences, and how we can protect ourselves from harm. He also considers a range of practical scenarios such as the risks of radon in our basements, radiation levels in the fish we eat, questions about cell-phone use, and radiation's link to cancer. Jorgensen empowers us to make informed choices while offering a clearer understanding of broader societal issues. Investigating radiation's benefits and risks, Strange Glow takes a remarkable look at how, for better or worse, radiation has transformed our society."--Dust jacket.

Dark territory : the secret history of cyber war / Fred Kaplan.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 25, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Dark territory : the secret history of cyber war / Fred Kaplan.
Author: Kaplan, Fred M.,
Call Number: HV6773.15.C97 K37 2016
Description: "The never-before-told story of the computer scientists and the NSA, Pentagon, and White House policymakers who invented and employ the wars of the present and future--the cyber wars where every country can be a major power player and every hacker a mass destroyer, as reported by a Pulitzer Prize--winning security and defense journalist"--

Bullies in the workplace : seeing and stopping adults who abuse their co-workers and employees / Michele A. Paludi, editor ; foreword by Philip E. Poitier.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 25, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Bullies in the workplace : seeing and stopping adults who abuse their co-workers and employees / Michele A. Paludi, editor ; foreword by Philip E. Poitier.
Call Number: HF5549.5.E43 B835 2015
Description: This book has a simple goal: to help employers see bullying-and stop it. It does that by providing organizations with best practices, management strategies for bullying prevention, and protocols for investigating bullying complaints. .505. 00

American higher education in crisis? : what everyone needs to know / Goldie Blumenstyk.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 25, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: American higher education in crisis? : what everyone needs to know / Goldie Blumenstyk.
Author: Blumenstyk, Goldie.
Call Number: LA227.4 .B59 2015
Description: American higher education is at a crossroads. Technological innovations and disruptive market forces are buffeting colleges and universities at the very time their financial structure grows increasingly fragile. Disinvestment by states has driven up tuition prices at public colleges, and student debt has reached a startling record-high of one trillion dollars. Cost-minded students and their families - and the public at large - are questioning the worth of a college education, even as studyafter study shows how important it is to economic and social mobility. And as elite institutions trim financial aid and change other business practices in search of more sustainable business models, racial and economic stratification in American higher education is only growing. In American Higher Education in Crisis?: What Everyone Needs to Know, Goldie Blumenstyk, who has been reporting on higher education trends for 25 years, guides readers through the forces and trends that have brought the education system to this point, and highlights some of the ways they will reshape America's colleges in the years to come. Blumenstyk hones in on debates over the value of post-secondary education, problems of affordability, and concerns about the growing economic divide. Fewer and fewer people can afford the constantly increasing tuition price of college, Blumenstyk shows, and yet college graduates in the United States now earn on average twice as much as those with only a high-school education. She also discusses faculty tenure and growing administrative bureaucracies on campuses; considers new demands for accountability such as those reflected in the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard; and questions how the money chase in big-time college athletics, revelations about colleges falsifying rankings data, and corporate-style presidential salaries have soured public perception. Higher education is facing a serious set of challenges, but solutions have also begun to emerge. Blumenstyk highlights how institutions are responding to the rise of alternative-educational opportunities and the new academic and business models that are appearing, and considers how the Obama administration and public organizations are working to address questions of affordability, diversity, and academic integrity. She addresses some of the advances in technology colleges are employing to attract and retain students; outlines emerging competency-based programs that are reshaping conceptions of a college degree, and offers readers a look at promising innovations that could alter the higher education landscape in the near future. An extremely timely and focused look at this embattled and evolving arena, this primer emphasizes how open-ended the conversation about higher education's future remains, and illuminates how big the stakes are for students, colleges, and the nation.

Arts & crafts stained glass / Peter Cormack.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 25, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Arts & crafts stained glass / Peter Cormack.
Author: Cormack, Peter.
Call Number: NK5309.8 .C67 2015
Description: "Beautifully illustrated and based on more than three decades of research, Arts & Crafts Stained Glass is the first study of how the late-19th-century Arts and Crafts Movement transformed the aesthetics and production of stained glass in Britain and America. A progressive school of artists, committed to direct involvement both in making and designing windows, emerged in the 1880s and 1890s, reinventing stained glass as a modern, expressive art form. Using innovative materials and techniques, they rejected formulaic Gothic Revivalism while seeking authentic, creative inspiration in medieval traditions. This new approach was pioneered by Christopher Whall (1849-1924), whose charismatic teaching educated a generation of talented pupils--both men and women--who produced intensely colorful and inventive stained glass, using dramatic, lyrical, and often powerfully moving design and symbolism. Peter Cormack demonstrates how women made critical contributions to the renewal of stained glass as artists and entrepreneurs, gaining meaningful equality with their male colleagues, more fully than in any other applied art. Cormack restores stained glass to its proper status as an important field of Arts and Crafts activity, with a prominent role in the movement's polemical campaigning, its public exhibitions, and its educational program"--

Using developmentally appropriate practices to teach the Common Core : grades preK-3 / Lisa S. Goldstein.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 25, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Using developmentally appropriate practices to teach the Common Core : grades preK-3 / Lisa S. Goldstein.
Author: Goldstein, Lisa S., 1963-
Call Number: LB1139.4 G66 2016

Seven brief lessons on physics / Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 25, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Seven brief lessons on physics / Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre.
Author: Rovelli, Carlo, 1956-
Call Number: QC24.5 .R68513 2016
Description: An introduction to modern physics by a founder of the loop quantum gravity theory shares seven succinct lessons on topics ranging from general relativity and quantum mechanics to elementary particles and black holes.

All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation / Rebecca Traister.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 25, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation / Rebecca Traister.
Author: Traister, Rebecca,
Call Number: HQ880.4.U6 T73 2016
Description: Working on a book about single women in the twenty-first-century, Traister made a startling discovery: historically, when women have had options beyond early heterosexual marriage, their resulting independence has provoked massive social change. Unmarried women were crucial to the abolition, suffrage, temperance, and labor movements; they created settlement houses and secondary education for women. Today, only 20% of Americans are wed by age 29, compared to nearly 60% in 1960. Through the lens of the single American woman, Traister covers issues of class, race, and sexual orientation.

The Age of Genius : the seventeenth century and the birth of the modern mind / A.C. Grayling.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 25, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: The Age of Genius : the seventeenth century and the birth of the modern mind / A.C. Grayling.
Author: Grayling, A. C.,
Call Number: D242 .G73 2016
Description: "Explores the eventful intertwining of outward event and inner intellectual life to tell, in all its richness and depth, the story of the 17th century in Europe. It was a time of creativity unparalleled in history before or since, from science to the arts, from philosophy to politics ... Grayling points to three primary factors [behind this epochal shift]: the rise of vernacular (popular) languages in philosophy, theology, science, and literature; the rise of the individual as a general and not merely an aristocratic type; and the invention and application of instruments and measurement in the study of the natural world"--Amazon.com.

The basics of nuclear physics / Christopher Cooper.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 25, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: The basics of nuclear physics / Christopher Cooper.
Author: Cooper, Christopher, 1944-
Call Number: QC778.5 .C66 2015
Description: "When we think of nuclear physics, we often think of the fraught issues of nuclear power generation and nuclear weapons. However, nuclear physics has many other practical applications, including in the fields of nuclear medicine, materials engineering, and geology and archaeology. The history of nuclear physics is full of fascinating figures--Rutherford, Geiger, Bohr, Einstein, Oppenheimer--and highly dramatic experiments, triumphs, and utter tragedies. Capturing both the promise and the peril of this most fascinating science with compelling, comprehensible text and full-color photos and explanatory visual aids, this volume introduces readers to the most transformative science of the modern era"--

Throwing rocks at the Google bus : how growth became the enemy of prosperity / Douglas Rushkoff.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 25, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Throwing rocks at the Google bus : how growth became the enemy of prosperity / Douglas Rushkoff.
Author: Rushkoff, Douglas,
Call Number: HC79.I55 R87 2016
Description: "Why doesn't the explosive growth of companies like Facebook and Uber deliver more prosperity for everyone? What is the systemic problem that sets the rich against the poor and the technologists against everybody else? When protesters shattered the windows of a bus carrying Google employees to work, their anger may have been justifiable, but it was misdirected. The true conflict of our age isn't between the unemployed and the digital elite, or even the 99 percent and the 1 percent. Rather, a tornado of technological improvements has spun our economic program out of control, and humanity as a whole--the protesters and the Google employees as well as the shareholders and the executives--are all trapped by the consequences. It's time to optimize our economy for the human beings it's supposed to be serving. In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed media scholar and author Douglas Rushkoff tells us how to combine the best of human nature with the best of modern technology. Tying together disparate threads--big data, the rise of robots and AI, the increasing participation of algorithms in stock market trading, the gig economy, the collapse of the Eurozone--Rushkoff provides a critical vocabulary for our economic moment and a nuanced portrait of humans and commerce at a critical crossroads."--Dust jacket.

Plastic water : the social and material life of bottled water / Gay Hawkins, Emily Potter, and Kane Race.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 20, 2016 - 11:40am
Title: Plastic water : the social and material life of bottled water / Gay Hawkins, Emily Potter, and Kane Race.
Author: Hawkins, Gay,
Call Number: HD9349.M542 H39 2015
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