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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.
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