Anxiety : a very short introduction / Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 29, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Anxiety : a very short introduction / Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman.
Author: Freeman, Daniel, 1971-
Call Number: BF575.A6 F73 2012
Description: Are we born with our fears or do we learn them? Why do our fears persist? What purpose does anxiety serve? How common are anxiety disorders, and which treatments are most effective? What's happening in our brain when we feel fear? This Very Short Introduction draws on the best scientific research to offer a highly accessible explanation of what anxiety is, why it is such a normal and vital part of our emotional life, and the key factors that cause it. Insights are drawn from psychology, neuroscience, genetics, epidemiology and clinical trials. Providing a fascinating illustration of the discussion are two interviews conducted specifically for the book, with the actor, writer and director Michael Palin and former England football manager Graham Taylor.

The power of a positive No : how to say No and still get to Yes / William Ury.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 29, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: The power of a positive No : how to say No and still get to Yes / William Ury.
Author: Ury, William.
Call Number: BF637.N4 U795 2007
Description: In today's world of high stress and limitless choices, the pressure to give in and say Yes grows ever greater, producing overload and overwork and eroding ethics. Every day we find ourselves in situations where we need to say No--to people at work, at home, and in our communities--because No is the word we must use to protect ourselves and to stand up for what matters to us. But the wrong No can also destroy what we most value by alienating and angering people--that's why saying No the right way is crucial. This book gives you a simple three-step method for saying a Positive No. It will show you how to assert and defend your key interests; how to make your No firm and strong; how to resist the other side's aggression and manipulation; and how to do all this while still getting to Yes.--From publisher description.

Essentials of hypnosis / Michael D. Yapko.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 29, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Essentials of hypnosis / Michael D. Yapko.
Author: Yapko, Michael D.
Call Number: RC495 .Y368 2015

Stem cell dialogues : a philosophical and scientific inquiry into medical frontiers / Sheldon Krimsky.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 29, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Stem cell dialogues : a philosophical and scientific inquiry into medical frontiers / Sheldon Krimsky.
Author: Krimsky, Sheldon
Call Number: QH588.S83 K75 2015

Evolving dharma : meditation, Buddhism, and the next generation of enlightenment / Jay Michaelson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 29, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Evolving dharma : meditation, Buddhism, and the next generation of enlightenment / Jay Michaelson.
Author: Michaelson, Jay, 1971-
Call Number: BQ5612 .M52 2013
Description: "A next-generation book about meditation, Buddhism, and the contemplative path, this work explores how the dharma (the path, the way, the teachings of the Buddha) has evolved in astonishing ways and how dharma practice evolves in one's own life"--

Evolving animals : the story of our kingdom / Wallace Arthur, Emeritus Professor of Zoology, National University of Ireland, Galway ; illustrations by Stephen Arthur.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 26, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Evolving animals : the story of our kingdom / Wallace Arthur, Emeritus Professor of Zoology, National University of Ireland, Galway ; illustrations by Stephen Arthur.
Author: Arthur, Wallace.
Call Number: QH366.2 .A775 2014

Sisters in law : how Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to the Supreme Court and changed the world / Linda Hirshman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 26, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Sisters in law : how Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to the Supreme Court and changed the world / Linda Hirshman.
Author: Hirshman, Linda R,
Call Number: KF8744 .H57 2015

Objective Troy : a terrorist, a president, and the rise of the drone / Scott Shane.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 26, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Objective Troy : a terrorist, a president, and the rise of the drone / Scott Shane.
Author: Shane, Scott,
Call Number: HV6430.A52 S53 2015

Constitutional personae / Heroes, Soldiers, Minimalists, and Mutes Cass R. Sunstein.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 26, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Constitutional personae / Heroes, Soldiers, Minimalists, and Mutes Cass R. Sunstein.
Author: Sunstein, Cass R,
Call Number: KF4550 .S833 2015

Our Robots, Ourselves : Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 26, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Our Robots, Ourselves : Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy
Author: Mindell, David A.
Call Number: T

The Optimistic Environmentalist : Progressing Towards a Greener Future

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 24, 2015 - 1:40pm
Title: The Optimistic Environmentalist : Progressing Towards a Greener Future
Author: Boyd, David R.
Call Number: GE

Freedom's mirror : Cuba and Haiti in the age of revolution / Ada Ferrer, New York University.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 18, 2015 - 8:40pm
Title: Freedom's mirror : Cuba and Haiti in the age of revolution / Ada Ferrer, New York University.
Author: Ferrer, Ada.
Call Number: HT1076 .F47 2014
Description: "The Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 was the only slave rebellion in which slaves and former slaves succeeded in ending slavery and establishing an independent state, making it perhaps the most radical revolution of the modern world. Yet on the Spanish island of Cuba, barely fifty miles away, the events in Haiti helped usher in the antithesis of revolutionary emancipation. There, planters and authorities saw the devastation of their neighboring colony and rushed to prevent the same events from happening in Cuba by buttressing the institutions of slavery and colonial rule. Freedom's Mirror follows the reverberations of the Haitian Revolution in Cuba, where the violent entrenchment of slavery occurred at the very moment that the Haitian Revolution provided a powerful and proximate example of slaves destroying slavery. By linking two stories--the story of the Haitian Revolution and that of the rise of Cuban slave society--that are usually told separately, Ada Ferrer sheds fresh light on both of these crucial moments in Caribbean and Atlantic history"--Provided by publisher.

The people's government : an introduction to democracy / Del Dickson, University of San Diego.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 18, 2015 - 8:40pm
Title: The people's government : an introduction to democracy / Del Dickson, University of San Diego.
Author: Dickson, Del.
Call Number: JC423 .D624 2014
Description: "The People's Government is premised on the idea that democracy is based on two fundamental rights: freedom and liberty. Many believe these rights are synonymous, but they are actually complementary opposites. Liberty is the right to be left alone, while freedom is the right to participate in a political community. How people view democracy depends on which of these two rights they think is more important. Liberal democrats place a higher value on liberty, while free democrats see freedom as the primary right. From this starting point, the author adds five dimensions to define and distinguish democratic societies: rights, participation and representation, inclusion, equality, and power. Liberal democracies emphasize individualism, negative rights, representative government, inclusive citizenship, equal opportunity, and limited government. Free democracies stress community, positive rights, direct participation, exclusive citizenship, equal outcomes, and robust government. The book examines the most important arguments for and against democracy, and explores the life cycle of democracies - how countries democratize, mature, and fail. Finally, the author uses the five dimensions established earlier to evaluate and grade American democracy"--

Artifacts From Medieval Europe / James B. Tschen-Emmons.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 18, 2015 - 8:40pm
Title: Artifacts From Medieval Europe / James B. Tschen-Emmons.
Author: Tschen-Emmons, James B.
Call Number: D125 .T73 2015
Description: "Using artifacts as primary sources, this book enables students to comprehensively assess and analyze historic evidence in the context of the medieval period"--

Fire investigator field guide / Gene Pietzak, editor.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 18, 2015 - 8:40pm
Title: Fire investigator field guide / Gene Pietzak, editor.
Call Number: TH9180 .F574 2013
Description: "A comprehensive reference guide that will help you at the fire scene as well as in your office. Updated to include the most current codes, standards, technology, and trends"--P. [4] of cover.

Introduction to basic electricity and electronics technology / Earl Gates.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 18, 2015 - 8:40pm
Title: Introduction to basic electricity and electronics technology / Earl Gates.
Author: Gates, Earl D., 1945-
Call Number: TK146 .G283 2014

Electricity for refrigeration, heating and air conditioning.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 18, 2015 - 8:40pm
Title: Electricity for refrigeration, heating and air conditioning.
Author: Smith, Russell E., 1944-
Call Number: TK153 .S57 2015

God's arbiters : americans and the philippines, 1898-1902.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 18, 2015 - 8:40pm
Title: God's arbiters : americans and the philippines, 1898-1902.
Author: Harris, Susan K., 1945-
Call Number: E183.8.P5 H37 2013
Description: When the U.S. liberated the Philippines from Spanish rule in 1898, the exploit was hailed at home as a great moral victory, an instance of Uncle Sam freeing an oppressed country from colonial tyranny. The next move, however, was hotly contested: should the U.S. annex the archipelago? The disputants did agree on one point: that the United States was divinely appointed to bring democracy--and with it, white Protestant culture--to the rest of the world. They were, in the words of U.S. Senator Albert Beveridge, "God's arbiters, " a civilizing force with a righteous role to play on the world stage. Mining letters, speeches, textbooks, poems, political cartoons and other sources, Susan K. Harris examines the role of religious rhetoric and racial biases in the battle over annexation. She offers a provocative reading both of the debates' religious framework and of the evolution of Christian national identity within the U.S. The book brings to life the personalities who dominated the discussion, figures like the bellicose Beveridge and the segregationist Senator Benjamin Tillman. It also features voices from outside U.S. geopolitical boundaries that responded to the Americans' venture into global imperialism: among them England's "imperial" poet Rudyard Kipling, Nicaragua's poet/diplomat Ruben Dario, and the Philippines' revolutionary leaders Emilio Aguinaldo and Apolinario Mabini. At the center of this dramatis personae stands Mark Twain, an influential partisan who was, for many, the embodiment of America. Twain had supported the initial intervention but quickly changed his mind, arguing that the U.S. decision to annex the archipelago was a betrayal of the very principles the U.S. claimed to promote. Written with verve and animated by a wide range of archival research, God's Arbiters reveals the roots of current debates over textbook content, evangelical politics, and American exceptionalism-shining light on our own times as it recreates the culture surrounding America's global mission at the turn into the twentieth century. --Provided by publisher.

Agnosticism : a very short introduction / Robin Le Poidevin.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 18, 2015 - 8:40pm
Title: Agnosticism : a very short introduction / Robin Le Poidevin.
Author: Le Poidevin, Robin, 1962-
Call Number: BL2747 .L476 2010
Description: "What is agnosticism? is it just the 'don't know' position on the existence of God, or is there more to it than this? Is it a belief, or the absence of belief? Often viewed with suspicion, agnosticism has played an important role in religious thought and argument. Robin Le Poidevin outlines the philosophical case for agnosticism, and what emerges is a more sophisticated and interesting attitude than a simple failure to commit to, or reject, religious belief. Challenging some common assumptions about agnosticism, he invites us to rethink our own position on God, knowledge and religion." -- Book jacket.

The lone arranger : succeeding in a small repository / by Christina Zamon.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 14, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: The lone arranger : succeeding in a small repository / by Christina Zamon.
Author: Zamon, Christina.
Call Number: CD950 .Z36 2013
Description: A significant portion of U.S. institutions charged with the preservation of our cultural heritage are small repositories and one-person shops. Rapid advances in technology, increasing regulation on institutional records, and exponential growth in the volume and variety of cultural resources being collected put added pressure on these "lone arrangers" to find efficient and effective ways to manage their archives. This book offers guidance on how to handle common work demands while promoting archives best practice. Archivist Christina Zamon uses a deft touch to address a comprehensive range of topics, including administration and budget, fundraising and donor relations, information technology, collections management, records management, preservation, reference and outreach, facility management, disaster preparedness, and internship and volunteer programs. In addition, case studies by a dozen practitioners representing diverse backgrounds, institutional settings, and geographic locations discuss the challenges they faced when they found themselves responsible for the full spectrum of archives work with limited or no paid staff to assist. Seasoned archivists and newcomers to the profession will benefit from the practical tips, sound advice, and resources shared throughout the volume, as well as the opportunity to connect to the broader community of professional archivists.--P. [4] of cover.
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