Mass shootings : media, myths, and realities / Jaclyn Schildkraut and H. Jaymi Elsass.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 13, 2016 - 2:40pm
Title: Mass shootings : media, myths, and realities / Jaclyn Schildkraut and H. Jaymi Elsass.
Author: Schildkraut, Jaclyn,
Call Number: HV6515 .S35 2016

For White folks who teach in the hood ... and the rest of y'all too : reality pedagogy and urban education / Christopher Emdin.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 13, 2016 - 2:40pm
Title: For White folks who teach in the hood ... and the rest of y'all too : reality pedagogy and urban education / Christopher Emdin.
Author: Emdin, Christopher,
Call Number: LC5131 .E5 2016
Description: "Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education. Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in science classrooms as a young man of color, Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on and approach to teaching in urban schools. Putting forth his theory of Reality Pedagogy, Emdin provides practical tools to unleash the brilliance and eagerness of youth and educators alike--both of whom have been typecast and stymied by outdated modes of thinking about urban education. With this fresh and engaging new pedagogical vision, Emdin demonstrates the importance of creating a family structure and building communities within the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop music and call-and-response, and connecting the experiences of urban youth to indigenous populations globally"--

Fluke : the math and myth of coincidence / Joseph Mazur.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 13, 2016 - 2:40pm
Title: Fluke : the math and myth of coincidence / Joseph Mazur.
Author: Mazur, Joseph.
Call Number: QA612.24 .M39 2016
Description: Looks at coincidences and unlikely occurrences, delving into the mathematical concepts of probability and sharing stories of striking flukes and coincidences from around the world.

The American political party system : continuity and change over ten presidential elections / John S. Jackson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 13, 2016 - 2:40pm
Title: The American political party system : continuity and change over ten presidential elections / John S. Jackson.
Author: Jackson, John S., 1940-
Call Number: JK2261 .J34 2015
Description: Traces the marked changes in the presidential nomination system from the age of party insiders, or "bosses" to today's practice of presidential primaries and party activists dictating nominations. Explains the changing environment surrounding elections, party politics, and the evolution of the presidency.

The story of emoji / Gavin Lucas.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 12, 2016 - 2:40pm
Title: The story of emoji / Gavin Lucas.
Author: Lucas, Gavin, 1975-
Call Number: -
Description: "This is the first book to explain the genesis and cultural significance of emoji, the world's cutest and most popular form of shorthand. If you have a Twitter account or regularly send text messages, it's highly likely that you've used or received emoji. These characters include symbols and pictograms that represent a host of everyday objects and activities plus, crucially, a selection of faces that denote a range of emotions from happy to sad, angry, confused, surprised, or tired. The word "emoji" literally translates from Japanese as "picture" (e) and "character" (moji). The Story of Emoji traces emoji from their origin as a symbol typeface created specifically for on-screen use by a Japanese mobile phone provider in the late 1990s to an international communication phenomenon. As well as a history of emoji and an interview with their creator, Shigetaka Kurita, the book includes an exploration of non-text typefaces, from the decorative fleurons of the early days of the printing press to the innumerable digital typefaces available today, to the use of emoticons, ASCII art, and kaomoji in typed messages. It also looks at an array of artworks, fashion lines, special character sets, advertisements, and projects that convey emoji's widespread impact on contemporary culture. Finally, the book concludes with a section for which a group of illustrators, artists, and graphic designers have created original emoji characters they wish existed, including bacon, a vinyl record, and even a "stabbed-in-the-back" emoji"--Amazon.

So far from home : lost and found in our brave new world / Margaret J. Wheatley.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 10, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: So far from home : lost and found in our brave new world / Margaret J. Wheatley.
Author: Wheatley, Margaret J.
Call Number: RC489.M55 W47 2012
Description: "We live in a time of increasing extremism and polarization, where the distinction between fact and opinion has been lost. Instant electronic interaction has replaced thoughtful human interaction. Organizations are bloated by bureaucracy and meaningless measures. Those working for positive change are exhausted, ill and heart-sick as their good work is ignored, underfunded or attacked. We need to acknowledge that we're lost in a world far different than we hoped for. We need new maps to navigate our brave new world. In Leadership and the New Science, Wheatley provided encouraging maps for how to design organizations based on living systems' capacity for creativity, change and adaptation. But in the 20 years since its publication she's seen that in spite of our best efforts the world that's emerged is on a destructive trajectory that won't be reversed by our working harder, finding new methods, or forming better networks. But Wheatley has not written a book to increase our despair. Quite the contrary. In the same vein as her bestselling book, Perseverance, her intention is to inspire us to move forward with greater resolve and energy, using maps that won't mislead us. One kind of map shows us where we are now--she offers a penetrating critique of popular culture. But a second kind of map invites us to choose a new role for ourselves as warriors for the human spirit. This map helps us develop the skills we need most--insight, bravery, decency, compassion-- to discover our right work and create meaningful lives in this dark time. Profoundly reflective yet down-to earth--rooted in the day-to-day experiences we all share--So Far From Home is both affirming and provoking, calling us to reexamine our expectations and redefine our role for the work ahead."--

Evidence explained : citing history sources from artifacts to cyberspace / Elizabeth Shown Mills.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 10, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Evidence explained : citing history sources from artifacts to cyberspace / Elizabeth Shown Mills.
Author: Mills, Elizabeth Shown.
Call Number: D5 .M55 2007
Description: Evidence Explained is the definitive guide to the citation and analysis of historical sources. It begins with a simple question: Why do we invest so much of our energy into the citation of sources? Followed immediately by the intriguing answer: Because all sources are not created equal. As a citation guide, Evidence Explained is built on this simple question and answer. According to the author, there are no historical resources we can trust at face value. Records simply offer evidence, and their assertions may or may not be true. To decide what actually happened, we must understand those records. To analyze that evidence and judge what to believe, we also need particular facts about those records. Thus, Evidence Explained has two principal uses: it provides citation models for most historical sources, especially original materials not covered by classic citation guides such as The Chicago Manual of Style. Beyond that, it can help us understand each type of record and identify each in such detail that we and our readers will know not only where to go to find our source, but, equally important, the nature of that source so that the evidence can be better interpreted and the accuracy of our conclusions properly appraised. Covers all contemporary and electronic sources not discussed in traditional style manuals, including digital, audio, and video sources; Explains citation principals and includes more than 1,000 citation models for virtually every source type; Shows readers where to go to find their sources and how to describe them and evaluate them; Teaches readers to separate facts from assertions and theory from proof in the evaluation of evidence; Most Importantly, Evidence Explained discusses source citations for every known class of records, including microfilm and microfiche, and records created by the new digital media: Websites, Digital books and journals, DVDs, CDs, Audio files, Podcasts, E-zines. - Publisher.

Austria / main contributors, Teresa Czerniewicz-Umer, Joanna Egert-Romanowska and Janina Kumaniecka.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 10, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Austria / main contributors, Teresa Czerniewicz-Umer, Joanna Egert-Romanowska and Janina Kumaniecka.
Author: Czerniewicz-Umer, Teresa.
Call Number: DB27.5 .C94 2016

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"--
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