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 - 5:40pm
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 - 9:40pm
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?"

Computer graphics : principles and practice / John F. Hughes, Andries van Dam, Morgan McGuire, David F. Sklar, James D. Foley, Steven K. Feiner, Kurt Akeley.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Computer graphics : principles and practice / John F. Hughes, Andries van Dam, Morgan McGuire, David F. Sklar, James D. Foley, Steven K. Feiner, Kurt Akeley.
Author: Hughes, John F., 1955-
Call Number: T385 .C5735 2014

The vegetarian crusade : the rise of an American reform movement, 1817-1921 / Adam D. Shprintzen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: The vegetarian crusade : the rise of an American reform movement, 1817-1921 / Adam D. Shprintzen.
Author: Shprintzen, Adam D.
Call Number: TX392 .S446 2013
Description: "Vegetarianism has been practiced in the United States since the country's founding, yet the early years of the movement have been woefully misunderstood and understudied. Through the Civil War, the vegetarian movement focused on social and political reform, but by the late nineteenth century, the movement became a path for personal strength and success in a newly individualistic, consumption-driven economy. This development led to greater expansion and acceptance of vegetarianism in mainstream society. So argues Adam D. Shprintzen in his lively history of early American vegetarianism and social reform. From Bible Christians to Grahamites, the American Vegetarian Society to the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Shprintzen explores the diverse proponents of reform-motivated vegetarianism and explains how each of these groups used diet as a response to changing social and political conditions. By examining the advocates of vegetarianism, including institutions, organizations, activists, and publications, Shprintzen explores how an idea grew into a nationwide community united not only by diet but also by broader goals of social reform." --Book jacket.

Lure of the arcane : the literature of cult and conspiracy / Theodore Ziolkowski.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Lure of the arcane : the literature of cult and conspiracy / Theodore Ziolkowski.
Author: Ziolkowski, Theodore.
Call Number: PN56.C675 Z56 2013
Description: Fascination with the arcane is a driving force in this comprehensive survey of conspiracy fiction. Theodore Ziolkowski traces the evolution of cults, orders, lodges, secret societies, and conspiracies through various literary manifestations--drama, romance, epic, novel, opera--down to the thrillers of the twenty-first century.

Our changing journey to the end : reshaping death, dying, and grief in America / Christina Staudt, PhD and J. Harold Ellens, PhD, editors.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 16, 2015 - 7:40am
Title: Our changing journey to the end : reshaping death, dying, and grief in America / Christina Staudt, PhD and J. Harold Ellens, PhD, editors.
Author: Staudt, Christina, Ph.D. (EDT)/ Ellens, J. Harold, Ph.D. (EDT)
Call Number: R726.8 .O87 2014

All bets are off : losers, liars, and recovery from gambling addiction / Arnie and Sheila Wexler with Steve Jacobson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 16, 2015 - 7:40am
Title: All bets are off : losers, liars, and recovery from gambling addiction / Arnie and Sheila Wexler with Steve Jacobson.
Author: Wexler, Arnie,
Call Number: RC569.5.G35 W49 2014

Cataloging the world : Paul Otlet and the birth of the information age / Alex Wright.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 14, 2015 - 2:40pm
Title: Cataloging the world : Paul Otlet and the birth of the information age / Alex Wright.
Author: Wright, Alex, 1966-
Call Number: Z1004.O83 W75 2014

Marissa Mayer and the fight to save Yahoo! / Nicholas Carlson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 14, 2015 - 2:40pm
Title: Marissa Mayer and the fight to save Yahoo! / Nicholas Carlson.
Author: Carlson, Nicholas.
Call Number: HD9696.8.U64 Y3437 2015
Description: "A page-turning, warts-and-all narrative about Marissa Mayer's efforts to remake Yahoo as well as her own rise from Stanford University undergrad to CEO of a $30 billion corporation by the age of 38"--

Fractals : a very short introduction / Kenneth Falconer.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 13, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Fractals : a very short introduction / Kenneth Falconer.
Author: Falconer, K. J., 1952-
Call Number: QA614.86 .F352 2013

Resister : a story of protest and prison during the Vietnam War / Bruce Dancis.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 9, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Resister : a story of protest and prison during the Vietnam War / Bruce Dancis.
Author: Dancis, Bruce,
Call Number: DS559.8.D7 D36 2014

Evidence-based review in policy and practice / editor, Alan Pearson ; consulting editor, Stephen D. Krau.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 3, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: Evidence-based review in policy and practice / editor, Alan Pearson ; consulting editor, Stephen D. Krau.
Call Number: RT1 .N77 v. 49 no. 4

Integrating evidence into practice for impact / editors, Debra D. Mark, Marita G. Titler, Rene'e W. Latimer ; consulting editor Stephen D. Krau.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 3, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: Integrating evidence into practice for impact / editors, Debra D. Mark, Marita G. Titler, Rene'e W. Latimer ; consulting editor Stephen D. Krau.
Call Number: RT1 .N77 v.49 no.3
Description: The advancement of nursing interventions and knowledge of effective nursing protocols to achieve optimal outcomes has exploded in the last decade. Awareness of evidence to support nursing practice has not grown as rapidly as the valuable resources that are available. Educating nurses to achieve optimal outcomes based on the best evidence available is among the greatest challenges that emerge in the health care environment mandated to change. The profession of nursing is indebted to organizations such as the Robert Wood Foundation that not only supports the development of research for use in practice but also provides support for the translation of research into practice. For, what good is the best evidence if it does not transition into practice, or is not effectively utilized? What good is the most beautiful sounding bell, if not rung, or the most endearing song, if not sung? -- http://www.nursing.theclinics.com/

Mushrooms of the Midwest / Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 3, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: Mushrooms of the Midwest / Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven.
Author: Kuo, Michael, 1963-
Call Number: QK605.5.M53 K86 2014
Description: "An illustrated guide to the Midwest's many mushrooms. Fusing general interest in mushrooming with serious scholarship, Mushrooms of the Midwest describes and illustrates over five hundred of the region's mushroom species. From the cold conifer bogs of northern Michigan to the steamy oak forests of Missouri, the book offers a broad cross-section of the fungi, edible and not, that can be found growing in the Midwest's diverse ecosystems. With hundreds of color illustrations, Mushrooms of the Midwest is ideal for amateur and expert mushroomers alike. Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven provide identification keys and thorough descriptions. The authors discuss the DNA revolution in mycology and its consequences for classification and identification, as well as the need for well-documented contemporary collections of mushrooms. Unlike most field guides, Mushrooms of the Midwest includes an extensive introduction to the use of a microscope in mushroom identification. In addition, Kuo and Methven give recommendations for scientific mushroom collecting, with special focus on ecological data and guidelines for preserving specimens. Lists of amateur mycological associations and herbaria of the Midwest are also included."--Publisher description.

Abandoned America : the age of consequences / Matthew Christopher.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 3, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: Abandoned America : the age of consequences / Matthew Christopher.
Author: Christopher, Matthew.
Call Number: NH444 .C475 2014

The history of American higher education : learning and culture from the founding to world war ii / Roger L. Geiger.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 3, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: The history of American higher education : learning and culture from the founding to world war ii / Roger L. Geiger.
Author: Geiger, Roger L., 1943-
Call Number: LA226 .G395 2015

Maya art and architecture / Mary Ellen Miller and Megan E. O'Neil.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 31, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Maya art and architecture / Mary Ellen Miller and Megan E. O'Neil.
Author: Miller, Mary Ellen,
Call Number: F1435.3.A7 M54 2014
Description: Explores the visual world of the Maya, explaining how and why the Maya created paintings, sculpture and monuments. With an array of new material, from recent finds including the La Corona panels, to new studies of the monuments at Palenque, Zotz and elsewhere, to the beautiful wall paintings discovered in recent years, this new edition will be essential reading.

Flicker : your brain on movies / Jeffrey M. Zacks.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 30, 2015 - 2:40pm
Title: Flicker : your brain on movies / Jeffrey M. Zacks.
Author: Zacks, Jeffrey M.,
Call Number: PN1995.9.A8 Z33 2014

Media and the sexualization of childhood / Barrie Gunter.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 30, 2015 - 2:40pm
Title: Media and the sexualization of childhood / Barrie Gunter.
Author: Gunter, Barrie.
Call Number: HQ784.M3 G86 2014
Description: "Media and the Sexualization of Childhood examines the on-going debates surrounding the prominence of sexual themes in children's lives, from clothes and accessories, toys and games, to music, entertainment media, advertising, and new media platforms. Parents, educators and politicians around the developed world have raised concerns about the effects all these experiences can have on the socialization and psychological development of children and the extent to which the premature introduction of sexuality into their lives can place them at risk of unwanted attention. This book explores these issues using an evidence based approach that draws on research findings from around the world, representing the most comprehensive single account of the field. The book will be invaluable to students studying topics surrounding children and the media and childhood studies, as well as students of communication, media, cultural studies, sociology, psychology and health science"--

Blood of the tiger : a story of conspiracy, greed, and the battle to save a magnificent species / J.A. Mills.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 30, 2015 - 2:40pm
Title: Blood of the tiger : a story of conspiracy, greed, and the battle to save a magnificent species / J.A. Mills.
Author: Mills, Judy A.,
Call Number: SK593.T54 M55 2015
Description: "Blood of the Tiger takes readers on a wild ride to save one of the world's rarest animals from a band of Chinese billionaires. Despite the tiger's beloved status, there may be fewer than three thousand left in the wild. At the same time, at least five thousand "domesticated" tigers have been reared on farms in China, not for traditional medicine but for the production of tiger-bone wine, tiger-skin decor, and gourmet cuisine enjoyed by the country's elite. J. A. Mills spent twenty years investigating the illicit wildlife trade and trying to stop the plot that threatens to transform this regal animal from jungle monarch into no more than a livestock commodity. In this memoir of geopolitical intrigue, Mills and a host of people she counts as heroes try to thwart a Chinese cadre's plan to launch billion-dollar industries banking on the extinction of not just wild tigers but also elephants and rhinos. Her journey takes her across Asia, into the jungles of India and Nepal, to Russia and Africa, traveling by means from elephant back to presidential motorcade, in the company of man-eaters, movie stars, and world leaders. Set against the backdrop of China's reawakening and ascendance to world dominance, Blood of the Tiger tells of a global fight to rein in the forces of greed on behalf of one of the world's most endangered species"--
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