A history of Egyptian architecture : the first intermediate period, the middle kingdom, and the second intermediate period / by Alexander Badawy.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: A history of Egyptian architecture : the first intermediate period, the middle kingdom, and the second intermediate period / by Alexander Badawy.
Author: Badawy, Alexander.
Call Number: NA215 .B31 1966

The collected plays of Neil Simon. Volume 2 / with an introduction by Neil Simon.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The collected plays of Neil Simon. Volume 2 / with an introduction by Neil Simon.
Author: Simon, Neil.
Call Number: PS3537.I663 A6 1986

All the birds in the sky / Charlie Jane Anders.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 5, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: All the birds in the sky / Charlie Jane Anders.
Author: Anders, Charlie,
Call Number: PS3601.N428 A79 2017
Description: "When Patricia Delfine was six years old, a wounded bird led her deep into the forest to the Parliament of Birds, where she met the Great Tree and was asked a question that would determine the course of her life. When Laurence Armstead was in grade school, he cobbled together a wristwatch-sized device that could send its wearer two seconds into the future. When Patricia and Laurence first met in high school, they didn't understand one another at all. But as time went on, they kept bumping into one another's lives. Now they're both grown up, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who's working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention into the changing global climate. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world's magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world's ever-growing ailments. Neither Laurence nor Patricia can keep pace with the speed at which things fall apart. But something bigger than either of them, something begun deep in their childhoods, is determined to bring them together. And will"--

Five plays / Jean Anouilh.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 5, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Five plays / Jean Anouilh.
Author: Anouilh, Jean, 1910-1987.
Call Number: PQ2601.N67 A6 1986

The collected plays of Neil Simon. Volume 1 / with an introduction by Neil Simon.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 5, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The collected plays of Neil Simon. Volume 1 / with an introduction by Neil Simon.
Author: Simon, Neil.
Call Number: PS3537.I663 A6 1986

Renaissance drama : new series I : essays principally on masques and entertainments / edited by S. Schoenbaum.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 30, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Renaissance drama : new series I : essays principally on masques and entertainments / edited by S. Schoenbaum.
Call Number: PN2171 .R46 1968

The story of the drama; beginnings to the commonwealth, by Joseph Richard Taylor ...

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 30, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The story of the drama; beginnings to the commonwealth, by Joseph Richard Taylor ...
Author: Taylor, Joseph Richard, 1858-
Call Number: PN1721 .T33

The voice is all : the lonely victory of Jack Kerouac / Joyce Johnson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 30, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The voice is all : the lonely victory of Jack Kerouac / Joyce Johnson.
Author: Johnson, Joyce.
Call Number: PS3521.E735 Z733 2013
Description: This work, a profile of the iconic author's early years offers insight into his efforts to bridge his dual cultural heritage while exploring how his French Canadian background enriched his prose.

The Comanche empire / Pekka Hamalainen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 30, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The Comanche empire / Pekka Hamalainen.
Author: Hamalainen, Pekka, 1967-
Call Number: E99.C85 H27 2008
Description: Discusses the power wielded by the Comanches in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in the southern Great Plains, the Southwest, and northern Mexico, covering their military ability, political dominance, and commercial and cultural influence as they resisted European colonization until their defeat in 1875.

Fluids and electrolytes / editor, Joshua Squiers; consulting editor, Stephen D. Krau.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 30, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Fluids and electrolytes / editor, Joshua Squiers; consulting editor, Stephen D. Krau.
Call Number: RT1.N77 v.52 no.2 2017

The Koran in English : a biography / Bruce B. Lawrence.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The Koran in English : a biography / Bruce B. Lawrence.
Author: Lawrence, Bruce B.,
Call Number: BP131.15.E54 L39 2017
Description: For millions of Muslims, the Qur'an is sacred only in Arabic, the original Arabic in which it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century; to many Arab and non-Arab believers alike, the book literally defies translation. Yet English translations exist and are growing, in both number and importance. Bruce Lawrence tells the remarkable story of the ongoing struggle to render the Qur'an's lyrical verses into English--and to make English itself an Islamic language. The "Koran" in English revisits the life of Muhammad and the origins of the Qur'an before recounting the first translation of the book into Latin by a non-Muslim: Robert of Ketton's twelfth-century version paved the way for later ones in German and French, but it was not until the eighteenth century that George Sale's influential English version appeared. Lawrence explains how many of these early translations, while part of a Christian agenda to "know the enemy, " often revealed grudging respect for their Abrahamic rival. British expansion in the modern era produced an anomaly: fresh English translations--from the original Arabic--not by Arabs or non-Muslims but by South Asian Muslim scholars. The first book to explore the complexities of this translation saga, The "Koran" in English also looks at cyber Korans, versions by feminist translators, and now a graphic Koran, the American Qur'an created by the acclaimed visual artist Sandow Birk.

Global poverty : deprivation, distribution, and development since the Cold War / Andy Sumner.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Global poverty : deprivation, distribution, and development since the Cold War / Andy Sumner.
Author: Sumner, Andrew, 1973-
Call Number: HC79.P6 S839 2016
Description: Why are some people poor? Why does absolute poverty persist despite substantial economic growth? What types of late economic development or 'catch-up' capitalism are associated with different poverty outcomes? Global Poverty addresses these apparently simple questions and the extent to which the answers may be shifting. One might expect global poverty to be focused in the world's poorest countries, usually defined as low-income countries, or least developed countries, or 'fragile states'. However, most of the world's absolute poor by monetary or multi-dimensional poverty - up to a billion people - live in growing and largely stable middle-income countries. At the same time, poverty has not fallen as much as the substantial economic growth would warrant. As a consequence, and as domestic resources have grown, much of global poverty has become less about a lack of domestic resources and more about questions of national inequality, social policy and welfare regimes, and patterns of economic development pursued.

Alice's adventures in Wonderland ; and, Through the looking-glass and what Alice found there.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Alice's adventures in Wonderland ; and, Through the looking-glass and what Alice found there.
Author: Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898.
Call Number: PR4611 .A7 1996
Description: Alice falls down a rabbit hole into a world of exotic creatures, and passes through a looking glass into a world inhabited by queens, knights, lions and unicorns.

Physiology at a glance / Jeremy P.T. Ward, Roger W.A. Linden.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Physiology at a glance / Jeremy P.T. Ward, Roger W.A. Linden.
Author: Ward, Jeremy P. T.,
Call Number: QP41 .W268 2017

USA / [main contributors: Jackie Finch, Andrew Hempstead, Jamie Jensen, Nancy Mikula, Joanne Miller, Eric Peterson, Kevin Roe, Kap Stann].

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: USA / [main contributors: Jackie Finch, Andrew Hempstead, Jamie Jensen, Nancy Mikula, Joanne Miller, Eric Peterson, Kevin Roe, Kap Stann].
Author: Finch, Jackie Sheckler, 1942-
Call Number: -
Description: Explore the beautiful USA. From the Empire State Building to the Golden Gate bridge, this DK travel guide has you covered and will take you to the best places in the United States. From top restaurants, bars, and clubs to standout scenic sites and walks, our insider tips are sure to make your trip outstanding. Whether you're looking for unique and interesting shops and markets, or seeking the best venues for music and nightlife, we have entertainment and hotel recommendations for every budget covered in our Eyewitness Travel Guide. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: USA . * Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. * Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. * Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. * Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. * Area maps marked with sights. * Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation. * Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. * Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations . With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: USA truly shows you the US like no one else can.

Grocery : the buying and selling of food in America / Michael Ruhlman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Grocery : the buying and selling of food in America / Michael Ruhlman.
Author: Ruhlman, Michael, 1963-
Call Number: HD9321.5 .R83 2017b
Description: Michael Ruhlman offers incisive commentary on America's relationship with its food and investigates the overlooked source of so much of it--the grocery store. In a culture obsessed with food--how it looks, what it tastes like, where it comes from, what is good for us--there are often more questions than answers. Ruhlman proposes that the best practices for consuming wisely could be hiding in plain sight--in the aisles of your local supermarket. Using the human story of the family-run Midwestern chain Heinen's as an anchor to this journalistic narrative, he dives into the mysterious world of supermarkets and the ways in which we produce, consume, and distribute food. Grocery examines how rapidly supermarkets--and our food and culture--have changed since the days of your friendly neighborhood grocer. But rather than waxing nostalgic for the age of mom-and-pop shops, Ruhlman seeks to understand how our food needs have shifted since the mid-twentieth century, and how these needs mirror our cultural ones.

The ends of the world : volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions / Peter Brannen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: The ends of the world : volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions / Peter Brannen.
Author: Brannen, Peter,
Call Number: QE721.2.E97 B73 2017
Description: "A vivid tour of Earth's Big Five mass extinctions, the past worlds lost with each, and what they all can tell us about our not-too-distant future. Was it really an asteroid that killed the dinosaurs? Or carbon dioxide-driven climate change? In fact, scientists now suspect that climate change played a major role not only in the end of the age of dinosaurs, but also in each of the five most deadly mass extinctions in the history of the planet. Struck by the implications of this for our own future, Peter Brannen, along with some of the world's leading paleontologists, dives into deep time, exploring each of Earth's five dead ends, and in the process, offers us a glimpse of what's to come. Using the visible clues these extinctions have left behind in the fossil record, The Ends of the World takes us inside the 'scenes of the crime, ' from South Africa's Karoo Desert to the New York Palisades, to tell the story of each extinction. Brannen examines the fossil record--which is rife with fantastic creatures like dragonflies the size of seagulls and guillotine-mouthed fish--and introduces us to the researchers on the frontlines who, using the forensic tools of modern science, are piecing together what really happened at the sites of Earth's past devastations. As our civilization continues to test the wherewithal of our climate, we need to figure out where the hard limits are before it's too late. Part road trip, part history, and part cautionary tale, The Ends of the World takes us on a tour of the ways that our planet has clawed itself back from the grave, allowing us to better understand our future by shining a light on our past."--Jacket.

The obesity epidemic.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: The obesity epidemic.
Author: Toomath, Robyn.
Call Number: -

Face value : the irresistible influence of first impressions / Alexander Todorov.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: Face value : the irresistible influence of first impressions / Alexander Todorov.
Author: Todorov, Alexander B.,
Call Number: BF323.S63 T63 2017
Description: "We make up our minds about others after seeing their faces for a fraction of a second--and these snap judgments predict all kinds of important decisions. For example, politicians who simply look more competent are more likely to win elections. Yet the character judgments we make from faces are as inaccurate as they are irresistible; in most situations, we would guess more accurately if we ignored faces. So why do we put so much stock in these widely shared impressions? What is their purpose if they are completely unreliable? In this book, Alexander Todorov, one of the world's leading researchers on the subject, answers these questions as he tells the story of the modern science of first impressions. Drawing on psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and other fields, this accessible and richly illustrated book describes cutting-edge research and puts it in the context of the history of efforts to read personality from faces. Todorov describes how we have evolved the ability to read basic social signals and momentary emotional states from faces, using a network of brain regions dedicated to the processing of faces. Yet contrary to the nineteenth-century pseudoscience of physiognomy and even some of today's psychologists, faces don't provide us a map to the personalities of others. Rather, the impressions we draw from faces reveal a map of our own biases and stereotypes. A fascinating scientific account of first impressions, Face Value explains why we pay so much attention to faces, why they lead us astray, and what our judgments actually tell us."--

Euthanasia and assisted suicide : global views on choosing to end life / Michael J. Cholbi, PhD, editor.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: Euthanasia and assisted suicide : global views on choosing to end life / Michael J. Cholbi, PhD, editor.
Call Number: R726 .E97 2017
Description: This book addresses key historical, scientific, legal, and philosophical issues surrounding euthanasia and assisted suicide in the United States as well as in other countries and cultures.
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