Great Britain / main contributor, Michael Leapman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 10, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Great Britain / main contributor, Michael Leapman.
Author: Leapman, Michael, 1938-
Call Number: DA650 .G695 2016

Let's split! : a complete guide to separatist movements and aspirant nations, from Abkhazia to Zanzibar / by Christopher F. Roth.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 10, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Let's split! : a complete guide to separatist movements and aspirant nations, from Abkhazia to Zanzibar / by Christopher F. Roth.
Author: Roth, Christopher Fritz,
Call Number: D445 .R595 2015
Description: "An entertaining and informative look at contemporary struggles for independence around the world"--

American swastika : inside the white power movement's hidden spaces of hate / Pete Simi and Robert Futrell.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 10, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: American swastika : inside the white power movement's hidden spaces of hate / Pete Simi and Robert Futrell.
Author: Simi, Pete,
Call Number: E184.A1 S599 2015
Description: "American Swastika takes readers through hidden enclaves of hate in America, exploring how White Supremacy movements thrive nationwide, even as the country on the surface advocates racial equality. The authors explain the difference between movements such as the KKK, the Aryan Nation, and Skinheads, among others, then discuss the various ways White Supremacists cultivate, maintain, and spread their beliefs, largely under the radar of most Americans. Authors Pete Simi and Robert Futrell draw on over a decade of research and interviews, from the infamous Hayden Lake Aryan compound in Northern Idaho, to private homes in L.A., to hate music concerts around the country. Through descriptive case studies, the authors look at hate in the home, talking with parents who aim to raise little Hitler and discussing the impact home schooling and cultural isolation can have on children. The authors also describe Aryan crash pads, Bible studies, and rituals, take readers through the hate music scene from underground bars to massive rallies, and examine how the internet has shaped communication and created disturbing new virtual communities. American Swastika shows how White Power groups sustain themselves and grow, even in a nation that preaches equality and tolerance, and looks toward how we can work to prevent future violence"--Publisher's description.

Chasing perfection : a behind-the-scenes look at the high-stakes game of creating an NBA champion / Andy Glockner.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 10, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Chasing perfection : a behind-the-scenes look at the high-stakes game of creating an NBA champion / Andy Glockner.
Author: Glockner, Andy,
Call Number: GV885.7 .G56 2016
Description: "Basketball team building is the ultimate challenge as the NBA level and the last few years have seen a massive change in the amount of money, technology, and approaches to finding and evaluating players. This process starts at the high school level, goes through college, and culminates in the NBA, where the ability to identify and cultivate talent is at an absolute premium. Media and fans like to talk about "busts" when a player doesn't work out, but in truth, it takes a complete team/franchise culture beyond any evaluation system to ensure the greatest chance of player success. Spanning the entire amateur and pro basketball landscape and using the 2014-2015 NBA season as a prism to a much larger story, Chasing Perfection is a fascinating, all-access spin through the inner workings of the smartest minds at every level of the game, all of whom are part of the chase for an end goal that may be impossible: establishing certainty in player acquisition. It is part quant/analysis/data and part philosophical/theoretical, but all interesting. It is about the ongoing, relentless, high-stakes quest to find what national sports writer Andy Glockner calls "Perfected Players" and what ultimately happens to them at the highest (pro) level. Chasing Perfection explores those players who, by the end of their run through high school and college and into the NBA, hit as many qualitative and quantitative predictors of future success as possible"--

The fever of 1721 : the epidemic that revolutionized medicine and American politics / Stephen Coss.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 9, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: The fever of 1721 : the epidemic that revolutionized medicine and American politics / Stephen Coss.
Author: Coss, Stephen,
Call Number: RC183.1 .C67 2016
Description: "More than fifty years before the American Revolution, Boston was in revolt against the tyrannies of the Crown, Puritan Authority, and Superstition. This is the story of a fateful year that prefigured the events of 1776"--

Small town talk : Bob Dylan, the Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and friends in the wild years of Woodstock / Barney Hoskyns.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 9, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: Small town talk : Bob Dylan, the Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and friends in the wild years of Woodstock / Barney Hoskyns.
Author: Hoskyns, Barney,
Call Number: ML3534.3 .H672 2016

The future of foreign intelligence : privacy and surveillance in a digital age / Laura K. Donohue.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 7, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: The future of foreign intelligence : privacy and surveillance in a digital age / Laura K. Donohue.
Author: Donohue, Laura K., 1969-
Call Number: KF4850 .D664 2016
Description: "More of what we say, do, and think is recorded than ever before. Over the past decade, the government has expanded its access to this data through new foreign intelligence statutes and secret interpretations of the law. Convergence between national security and law enforcement means that the weaker standards are spreading. At stake is the future of individual rights, and the balance of power, in the United States"--

A loaded gun : Emily Dickinson for the 21st century / Jerome Charyn.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 5, 2016 - 7:40am
Title: A loaded gun : Emily Dickinson for the 21st century / Jerome Charyn.
Author: Charyn, Jerome,
Call Number: PS1541.Z5 C497 2016
Description: "We think we know Emily Dickinson: the Belle of Amherst, virginal, reclusive, and possibly mad. But in A Loaded Gun, Jerome Charyn introduces us to a different Emily Dickinson: the fierce, brilliant, and sexually charged. Through interviews with contemporary scholars, close readings of Dickinson’ s correspondence and handwritten manuscripts, and a suggestive, newly discovered photograph that is purported to show Dickinson with her lover, Charyn’ s literary sleuthing reveals the great poet in ways that have only been hinted at previously: as a woman who was deeply philosophical, intensely engaged with the world, attracted to members of both sexes, and able to write poetry that disturbs and delights us today." -- Publisher's description

Art + religion in the 21st century / Aaron Rosen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 4, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: Art + religion in the 21st century / Aaron Rosen.
Author: Rosen, Aaron,
Call Number: N72.R4 R667 2015

Meathooked : the history and science of our 2.5-million-year obsession with meat / Marta Zaraska.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 3, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: Meathooked : the history and science of our 2.5-million-year obsession with meat / Marta Zaraska.
Author: Zaraska, Marta,
Call Number: TX371 .Z37 2016
Description: Explores the world's meat cultures and traditions to share insights into why a craving for animal protein evolved in humans and why vegetarian lifestyles are so difficult to maintain despite health warnings.

Find it fast : extracting expert information from social networks, big data, tweets, and more / Robert I. Berkman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 3, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Find it fast : extracting expert information from social networks, big data, tweets, and more / Robert I. Berkman.
Author: Berkman, Robert I.,
Call Number: ZA3075 .B47 2015
Description: "Go beyond Google to mine big data and social media. Author Robert Berkman gives expert advice on how to search the internet to locate the best information sources, how to find and utilize the professionals behind those sources, and how to combine these techniques to complete an information search on any subject. This fully updated 6th edition includes how to search beyond Google, leveraging big data in the search process, and how to search the social web. Readers will also find expert advice on how to know if a site is a trusted source; understanding how and why sources differ; using precision search strategies and taming information overload; and finding, evaluating, and identifying experts. Whether it's consumer advice, information for a job or project, facts for starting a new business, or answers to questions on obscure topics, Find It Fast is the perfect resource for learning to hone one's internet searching skills"--

Blaming the Poor : the Long Shadow of the Moynihan Report on Cruel Images about Poverty / Susan D. Greenbaum.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 2, 2016 - 2:40pm
Title: Blaming the Poor : the Long Shadow of the Moynihan Report on Cruel Images about Poverty / Susan D. Greenbaum.
Author: Greenbaum, Susan D.,
Call Number: E185.86.U52 G74 2015
Description: "A leading authority on poverty and racism in the United States, Susan D. Greenbaum dismantles Moynihan's main thesis--that the so called matriarchal structure of the African American family "feminized" black men, making them inadequate workers and absent fathers, and resulting in what he called a tangle of pathology that led to a host of ills, from teen pregnancy to adult crime. Drawing on extensive scholarship, Greenbaum highlights the flaws in Moynihan's analysis. She reveals how his questionable ideas have been used to redirect blame for substandard schools, low wages, and the scarcity of jobs away from the societal forces that cause these problems, while simultaneously reinforcing stereotypes about African Americans. Greenbaum also critiques current policy issues that are directly affected by the tangle of pathology mindset--the demonization and destruction of public housing; the criminalization of black youth; and the continued humiliation of the poor by entrepreneurs who become rich consulting to teachers, non-profits, and social service personnel. A half century later, Moynihan's thesis remains for many a convenient justification for punitive measures and stingy indifference to the poor. Blaming the Poor debunks this infamous thesis, proposing instead more productive and humane policies to address the enormous problems facing us today"--

Criminal law and procedure / John M. Scheb II, PH. D., Professor of Political science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 2, 2016 - 2:40pm
Title: Criminal law and procedure / John M. Scheb II, PH. D., Professor of Political science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Author: Scheb, John M., II, 1955-
Call Number: KF9219 .S34 2014

The deeper genome : why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye / John Parrington.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 29, 2016 - 11:40am
Title: The deeper genome : why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye / John Parrington.
Author: Parrington, John,
Call Number: QH447 .P37 2015
Description: As the Human Genome Project completed its mapping of the entire human genome, hopes ran high that we would rapidly be able to use our knowledge of human genes to tackle many inherited diseases, and understand what makes us unique among animals. But things didn't turn out that way ... but the emerging picture is if anything far more exciting. Parrington gives an outline of the deeper genome, involving layers of regulatory elements controlling and coordinating the switching on and off of genes; the impact of its 3D geometry; the discovery of a variety of new RNAs playing critical roles; the epigenetic changes influenced by the environment and life experiences that can make identical twins different and be passed on to the next generation; and the clues coming out of comparisons with the genomes of Neanderthals as well as that of chimps about the development of our species.

Developing young minds : from conception to kindergarten / Rebecca Shore.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 29, 2016 - 11:40am
Title: Developing young minds : from conception to kindergarten / Rebecca Shore.
Author: Shore, Rebecca, 1957-
Call Number: LB1139.23 .S58 2015
Description: Ever wonder what is going on in a baby's brain? Or how you can best nurture a child's natural development? Or why exactly Bach is better than Mozart for babies? This book will explain why. No technical knowledge is necessary, as Shore makes recent neurological findings accessible to all those who come into contact with young children. Everything a baby experiences in his or her first five years is building the foundation of life's learning potential. Through increasing the complexity of the early childhood environment in developmentally appropriate ways, we can nurture young children's brains. Developing Young Minds is a must-have for new parents or caregivers of young children.--From Amazon.com.

POP-PORN : PORNOGRAPHY IN AMERICAN CULTURE

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 27, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: POP-PORN : PORNOGRAPHY IN AMERICAN CULTURE
Call Number: -

FROM EVE TO DAWN : ORIGINS : A HISTORY OF WOMEN; V. 1 : ORIGINS.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 27, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: FROM EVE TO DAWN : ORIGINS : A HISTORY OF WOMEN; V. 1 : ORIGINS.
Author: FRENCH, MARILYN
Call Number: -

Solar energy : an introduction / Michael E. Mackay.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 27, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Solar energy : an introduction / Michael E. Mackay.
Author: Mackay, Michael.
Call Number: TJ810 .M155 2015

Strange glow : the story of radiation / Timothy J. Jorgensen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 27, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Strange glow : the story of radiation / Timothy J. Jorgensen.
Author: Jorgensen, Timothy J.,
Call Number: QC475 .J67 2016
Description: "More than ever before, radiation is a part of our modern daily lives. We own radiation-emitting phones, regularly get diagnostic x-rays, such as mammograms, and submit to full-body security scans at airports. We worry and debate about the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the safety of nuclear power plants. But how much do we really know about radiation? And what are its actual dangers? An accessible blend of narrative history and science, Strange Glow describes mankind's extraordinary, thorny relationship with radiation, including the hard-won lessons of how radiation helps and harms our health. Timothy Jorgensen explores how our knowledge of and experiences with radiation in the last century can lead us to smarter personal decisions about radiation exposures today. Jorgensen introduces key figures in the story of radiation--from Wilhelm Roentgen, the discoverer of x-rays, and pioneering radioactivity researchers Marie and Pierre Curie, to Thomas Edison and the victims of the recent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. Tracing the most important events in the evolution of radiation, Jorgensen explains exactly what radiation is, how it produces certain health consequences, and how we can protect ourselves from harm. He also considers a range of practical scenarios such as the risks of radon in our basements, radiation levels in the fish we eat, questions about cell-phone use, and radiation's link to cancer. Jorgensen empowers us to make informed choices while offering a clearer understanding of broader societal issues. Investigating radiation's benefits and risks, Strange Glow takes a remarkable look at how, for better or worse, radiation has transformed our society."--Dust jacket.

Dark territory : the secret history of cyber war / Fred Kaplan.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 25, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Dark territory : the secret history of cyber war / Fred Kaplan.
Author: Kaplan, Fred M.,
Call Number: HV6773.15.C97 K37 2016
Description: "The never-before-told story of the computer scientists and the NSA, Pentagon, and White House policymakers who invented and employ the wars of the present and future--the cyber wars where every country can be a major power player and every hacker a mass destroyer, as reported by a Pulitzer Prize--winning security and defense journalist"--
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