The bilingual brain / Arturo E. Hernandez.

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Title: The bilingual brain / Arturo E. Hernandez.
Author: Hernandez, Arturo E.
Call Number: P115.4 .H48 2013
Description: Cases of language loss and recovery bring up an intriguing paradox. If two languages are stored in the brain, how can it be that a person can lose one of them, but not the other, and then gain one back without relearning it? The traditional models of how a language is represented in the brain suggest that languages can become inaccessible, even though they are not entirely lost. As the author demonstrates through fascinating cases, stress--whether due to foreign language immersion, sleep deprivation, or brain damage--can lead to the apparent loss of one language, but not the other. The author presents the results of 25 years of research into the factors that might help us to understand how two (or more) languages are stored in one brain.

Physical chemistry : a very short introduction / Peter Atkins.

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Title: Physical chemistry : a very short introduction / Peter Atkins.
Author: Atkins, Peter.
Call Number: QD453.3

The blue man and other stories of the skin / Dr. Robert Norman.

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Title: The blue man and other stories of the skin / Dr. Robert Norman.
Author: Norman, Robert A., 1955-
Call Number: RL96 .N67 2014

The great and holy war : how World War I became a religious crusade / Philip Jenkins.

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Title: The great and holy war : how World War I became a religious crusade / Philip Jenkins.
Author: Jenkins, Philip, 1952-
Call Number: D639.R4 J56 2014
Description: This work offers the first look at how religion created and prolonged the First World War. At the one-hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the war, the author, a historian reveals the powerful religious dimensions of this modern-day crusade, a period that marked a traumatic crisis for Western civilization, with effects that echoed throughout the rest of the twentieth century. The war was fought by the world's leading Christian nations, who presented the conflict as a holy war. Thanks to the emergence of modern media, a steady stream of patriotic and militaristic rhetoric was given to an unprecedented audience, using language that spoke of holy war and crusade, of apocalypse and Armageddon. But this rhetoric was not mere state propaganda. The author reveals how the widespread belief in angels and apparitions, visions and the supernatural was a driving force throughout the war and shaped all three of the major religions, Christianity, Judaism and Islam, paving the way for modern views of religion and violence. The disappointed hopes and moral compromises that followed the war also shaped the political climate of the rest of the century, giving rise to such phenomena as Nazism, totalitarianism, and communism. Connecting numerous remarkable incidents and characters, from Karl Barth to Carl Jung, the Christmas Truce to the Armenian Genocide, the author creates a powerful and persuasive narrative that brings together global politics, history, and spiritual crisis and shows how religion informed and motivated circumstances on all sides of the war.

Dreams of other worlds : the amazing story of unmanned space exploration / Chris Impey and Holly Henry.

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Title: Dreams of other worlds : the amazing story of unmanned space exploration / Chris Impey and Holly Henry.
Author: Impey, Chris.
Call Number: TL795.3 .I66 2013
Description: "Dreams of Other Worlds describes the unmanned space missions that have opened new windows on distant worlds. Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, this book tells the story of eleven iconic exploratory missions and how they have fundamentally transformed our scientific and cultural perspectives on the universe and our place in it. The journey begins with the Viking and Mars Exploration Rover missions to Mars, which paint a startling picture of a planet at the cusp of habitability. It then moves into the realm of the gas giants with the Voyager probes and Cassini's ongoing exploration of the moons of Saturn. The Stardust probe's dramatic round-trip encounter with a comet is brought vividly to life, as are the SOHO and Hipparcos missions to study the Sun and Milky Way. This stunningly illustrated book also explores how our view of the universe has been brought into sharp focus by NASA's great observatories--Spitzer, Chandra, and Hubble--and how the WMAP mission has provided rare glimpses of the dawn of creation. Dreams of Other Worlds reveals how these unmanned exploratory missions have redefined what it means to be the temporary tenants of a small planet in a vast cosmos." -- Publisher's description.

Global crisis : war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century / Geoffrey Parker.

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Title: Global crisis : war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century / Geoffrey Parker.
Author: Parker, Geoffrey, 1943-
Call Number: D247 .P37 2013
Description: "Revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, regicides - the calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were not only unprecedented, they were agonizingly widespread. A global crisis extended from England to Japan, and from the Russian Empire to sub-Saharan Africa. North and South America, too, suffered turbulence. The distinguished historian Geoffrey Parker examines first-hand accounts of men and women throughout the world describing what they saw and suffered during a sequence of political, economic and social crises that stretched from 1618 to the 1680s. Parker also deploys scientific evidence concerning climate conditions of the period, and his use of 'natural' as well as 'human' archives transforms our understanding of the World Crisis. Changes in the prevailing weather patterns during the 1640s and 1650s - longer and harsher winters, and cooler and wetter summers - disrupted growing seasons, causing dearth, malnutrition, and disease, along with more deaths and fewer births. Some contemporaries estimated that one-third of the global population died, and much of the surviving historical evidence supports their pessimism. Parker's demonstration of the link between climate change and worldwide catastrophe 350 years ago stands as an extraordinary important historical achievement. The implications of his study for the present day are equally important: are we at all prepared today for the catastrophes that climate change could bring tomorrow?"--Publisher's website.

It's a jungle in there : how competition and cooperation in the brain shape the mind / David A. Rosenbaum.

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Title: It's a jungle in there : how competition and cooperation in the brain shape the mind / David A. Rosenbaum.
Author: Rosenbaum, David A.
Call Number: BF201 .R67 2014

Beginning CakePHP : from novice to professional / David Golding.

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Title: Beginning CakePHP : from novice to professional / David Golding.
Author: Golding, David.
Call Number: QA76.73.P224 G648 2008

Sense and sensibility : an annotated edition / edited by Patricia Meyer Spacks.

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Title: Sense and sensibility : an annotated edition / edited by Patricia Meyer Spacks.
Author: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
Call Number: PR4034 .S4 2013
Description: "Sense and Sensibility (1811) marked the auspicious debut of a novelist identified only as "A Lady." Jane Austen's name has since become as familiar as Shakespeare's, and her tale of two sisters has lost none of its power to delight. Patricia Meyer Spacks guides readers to a deeper appreciation of the richness of Austen's delineation of her heroines, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, as they experience love, romance, and heartbreak. On display again in the editor's running commentary are the wit and light touch that delighted readers of Spacks's Pride and Prejudice: An Annotated Edition. In her notes, Spacks elucidates language and allusions that have become obscure (What are Nabobs? When is rent day?), draws comparisons to Austen's other work and to that of her precursors, and gives an idea of how other critics have seen the novel. In her introduction and annotations, she explores Austen's sympathy with both Elinor and Marianne, the degree to which the sisters share "sense" and "sensibility, " and how they must learn from each other. Both manage to achieve security and a degree of happiness by the novel's end. Austen's romance, however, reveals darker overtones, and Spacks does not leave unexamined the issue of the social and psychological restrictions of women in Austen's era." -- Publisher's description.

War + Ink : new perspectives on Ernest Hemingway's early life and writings / edited by Steve Paul, Gail Sinclair, and Steven Trout.

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Title: War + Ink : new perspectives on Ernest Hemingway's early life and writings / edited by Steve Paul, Gail Sinclair, and Steven Trout.
Call Number: PS3515.E37 Z924 2014

Softly, with feeling : Joe Wilder and the breaking of barriers in American music / Edward Berger ; foreword by Wynton Marsalis.

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Title: Softly, with feeling : Joe Wilder and the breaking of barriers in American music / Edward Berger ; foreword by Wynton Marsalis.
Author: Berger, Edward,
Call Number: ML419.W522 B57 2014
Description: In this biography the author tells trumpeter Joe Wilder's remarkable story, from his growing up in working-class Philadelphia to becoming one of the first 1,000 black Marines during World War II, and his achievements in the worlds of jazz, classical, and popular music. Wilder is also known as a pioneer who broke down racial barriers, the first African American to hold a principal chair in a broadway show orchestra, and one of the first Afican Americans to join a network studio orchestra. Reminiscences by Wilder and his colleagues, including renowned Philadelphia-area musicians Jimmy Heath and Buddy DeFranco place Wilder's experiences within a broader context of American musical and social history.

Entrepreneurship : a very short introduction / Paul Westhead and Mike Wright.

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Title: Entrepreneurship : a very short introduction / Paul Westhead and Mike Wright.
Author: Westhead, Paul, 1962-,
Call Number: HB615 .W472 2013
Description: There has been an explosion of interest in entrepreneurs in the popular media, as well as in business, policy, and education. But what do entrepreneurs do? What is entrepreneurship and why is it important? What is distinctive about entrepreneurs? And where do they come from? This book weaves a pathway through the debates about entrepreneurship, providing a guide to the entrepreneurial process. It looks at how the actions of entrepreneurs are shaped by the external environment and availability of resources, consider the types of organizations in which entrepreneurs can be found, and look at the diversity in their backgrounds, experience, and how they think and learn. Lastly, it considers the impact that entrepreneurs have on modern market economies and look at the future of entrepreneurship in our increasingly globalized world.

The man who saved the union : Ulysses Grant in war and peace / H. W. Brands.

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Title: The man who saved the union : Ulysses Grant in war and peace / H. W. Brands.
Author: Brands, H. W.
Call Number: E672 .B8 2012
Description: A masterful biography of the Civil War general and two-term president who saved the Union twice, on the battlefield and in the White House, holding the country together at two critical turning points in our history.

Gettysburg : the last invasion / Allen C. Guelzo.

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Title: Gettysburg : the last invasion / Allen C. Guelzo.
Author: Guelzo, Allen C.
Call Number: E475.53 .G875 2013
Description: From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history--the most intimate and richly readable account we have had--of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863), which draws the reader into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts the combination of personalities and circumstances that produced one of the greatest battle of the Civil War, and one of the greatest in human history. No previous book on Gettysburg dives down so closely to the experience of the individual soldier, or looks so closely at the sway of politics over military decisions, or places the battle so firmly in the context of nineteenth-century military practice.--From publisher description.

Berry & Kohn's operating room technique / Nancymarie Phillips.

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Title: Berry & Kohn's operating room technique / Nancymarie Phillips.
Author: Phillips, Nancymarie Fortunato.
Call Number: RD32.3 .P48 2013
Description: This text explains basic surgical principles and techniques. It covers surgical techniques in a step-by-step format that enables learners to effectively apply basic principles to clinical practice. The eleventh edition features a full-color design, a new chapter on spinal surgery, new Patient and Team Safety boxes, perioperative flash cards, expanded teaching supplements for instructors. It includes: Detailed coverage which presents the fundamentals of perioperative nursing and surgical technology roles ; A strong focus on the physiological, psychological, and spiritual considerations of perioperative patients which gives the knowledge needed to plan and implement comprehensive, individualized care ; Discussions of perioperative patient care for both inpatient and ambulatory procedures ; Highlights key considerations for each setting, as well as for individual surgical procedures ; In-depth discussions of patients with special needs related to age or health status that teaches how to develop a plan of care tailored to the unique care parameters of all patients ; Helpful features such as chapter outlines with page numbers, chapter objectives, and key terms and definitions for quick accessibility to important information and focus study time.

What is a book? : the study of early printed books / Joseph A. Dane.

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Title: What is a book? : the study of early printed books / Joseph A. Dane.
Author: Dane, Joseph A.
Call Number: Z1001 .D227 2012
Description: This work is an introduction to the study of books produced during the period of the hand press, dating from around 1450 through 1800. Using his own bibliographic interests as a guide, the author selects illustrative examples primarily from fifteenth-century books, books of particular interest to students of English literature, and books central to the development of Anglo-American bibliography. It covers the basic procedures of printing and the parts of the physical book, size, paper, type, illustration; as well as the history of book-copies from cataloging conventions and provenance to electronic media and their implications for the study of books. The author begins with the central distinction between a "book-copy", the particular, individual, physical book, and a "book", the abstract category that organizes these copies into editions, whereby each copy is interchangeable with any other. Among other issues, he addresses such basic questions as: How do students, bibliographers, and collectors discuss these things? And when is it legitimate to generalize on the basis of particular examples? He considers each issue in terms of a practical example or question a reader might confront: How do you identify books on the basis of typography? What is the status of paper evidence? How are the various elements on the page defined? What are the implications of the images available in an online database? And, significantly, how does a scholar's personal experience with books challenge or conform to the standard language of book history and bibliography?

Hitchcock's villains : murderers, maniacs, and mother issues / Eric San Juan, Jim McDevitt.

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Title: Hitchcock's villains : murderers, maniacs, and mother issues / Eric San Juan, Jim McDevitt.
Author: San Juan, Eric, 1973-
Call Number: PN1998.3.H58 S27 2013
Description: The films of Alfred Hitchcock are appreciated for a variety of reasons, including the many memorable villains who menaced the protagonists. Unlike so many of cinema's wrongdoers, the Hitchcock villain was often a complex individual with a nuanced personality and neuroses the common person might not be able to relate to, but could at least understand. If such figures did not always elicit sympathy from the audience, they still possessed characteristics that were oddly appealing. And frequently, viewers found them more likable than the heroes and heroines whom they victimized. In Hitchcock's Villains: Murders, Maniacs, and Mother Issues, authors Eric San Juan and Jim McDevitt explore a number of themes that form the foundation of villainy in Hitchcock's long and acclaimed career. The authors also provide a detailed look at some of the director's most noteworthy villains and examine how these characters were often central to the enjoyment of Hitchcock's best films. Whether discussing Uncle Charlie in Shadow of a Doubt or Norman Bates in Psycho, the authors consider what attracted Hitchcock to such characters in the first place and why they endure as screen icons. Intended for both casual and ardent fans of Hitchcock, this book offers insight into what makes villainous characters tick. While serious students will appreciate observations in Hitchcock's Villains that will enhance their study of cinema technique and writing, general fans of the director will simply enjoy delving further into the minds of their favorite villains. -- Publisher description

The modern art invasion : Picasso, Duchamp, and the 1913 Armory Show that scandalized America / Elizabeth Lunday.

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Title: The modern art invasion : Picasso, Duchamp, and the 1913 Armory Show that scandalized America / Elizabeth Lunday.
Author: Lunday, Elizabeth,
Call Number: N6448.A74 L86 2013
Description: "The story behind the 1913 Armory Show, the most important art exhibit in U.S. history. Held a century ago, in the winter of 1913, the show brought Modernism to America in an unprecedented display of 1300 works by artists including Picasso, Matisse, and Duchamp. Drawing from primary sources and setting the Armory Show into the context of American culture just before World War I, the book brings the exhibition and its era to vivid life"--

The Wes Anderson collection / by Matt Zoller Seitz ; with an introducton by Michael Chabon ; [editor, Eric Klopfer].

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Title: The Wes Anderson collection / by Matt Zoller Seitz ; with an introducton by Michael Chabon ; [editor, Eric Klopfer].
Author: Seitz, Matt Zoller.
Call Number: PN1998.3.A526 A5 2013
Description: Wes Anderson is one of the most influential voices from the past two decades of American cinema. A true auteur, Anderson is known for the visual artistry, inimitable tone, and idiosyncratic characterizations that make each of his films- 'Bottle Rocket', 'Rushmore', 'The Royal Tenenbaums', 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou', 'The Darjeeling Limited', 'Fantastic Mr. Fox', and 'Moonrise Kingdom'- instantly recognizable as "Andersonian." 'The Wes Anderson Collection' is the first in-depth overview of Anderson's filmography, guiding readers through his life and career. Previously unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera complement a book-length conversation between Anderson and award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz. The interview and images are woven together in a meticulously designed book that captures the spirit of his films: melancholy and playful, wise and childish - and thoroughly original.

Design: logo : an exploration of marvelous marks, insightful essays and revealing reviews / Paul Howalt, Von Glitschka.

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Title: Design: logo : an exploration of marvelous marks, insightful essays and revealing reviews / Paul Howalt, Von Glitschka.
Call Number: NC1002.L63 D47 2014
Description: "It's inevitable. At some point in your career as a designer, you're bound to work on a logo. Design: Logo, the exciting new book in our Design: series, is an inspirational resource created for everyone who works or wants to work on logo design. Design: Logo showcases over 300 eye-catching logo designs chosen by two leading identity designers. In addition to being an inspirational guide, this book also includes helpful information such as "Close Ups, " in which the authors dissect 20 projects and point out the details that make each so successful, and five insightful essays by prominent logo designers. This must-have resource puts inspiration right in your hands, allowing you to peruse your ideas and see what other designers are doing in the field. With over 300 exemplary logo designs, you'll be primed and ready to create outstanding designs of your own. "--
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