The conversation : a revolutionary plan for end-of-life care / Angelo E. Volandes, M.D.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: The conversation : a revolutionary plan for end-of-life care / Angelo E. Volandes, M.D.
Author: Volandes, Angelo, 1971-
Call Number: R726.8 .V648 2015
Description: "There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine: keeping patients alive at all costs. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions tethered to machines and tubes, even though research indicates that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones. The question 'How do you want to live?' must be posed to the seriously ill because they deserve to choose. If doctors explain options--including the choice to forego countless medical interventions that are often of little benefit--then patients can tell doctors how they wish to spend the remainder of their lives"--Provided by publisher.

Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies, an Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies, an Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America.
Call Number: RC86.7.E57828 2014 v. 32 no. 2

Critical care emergencies : an issue of emergency medicine clinics of north america.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Critical care emergencies : an issue of emergency medicine clinics of north america.
Author: Marcolini, Evie.
Call Number: RC86.7.E57828 2014 v. 32 no. 4

Hematology/oncology emergencies / editors John C. Perkins, Jonathan E. Davis.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Hematology/oncology emergencies / editors John C. Perkins, Jonathan E. Davis.
Author: Perkins, John C.,
Call Number: RC 86.7.E57828 2014 v. 32 no. 3

Management of Hazardous Material Emergencies An Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Management of Hazardous Material Emergencies An Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America.
Call Number: RC86.7.E57828 2015 v. 33 no. 1

The B corp handbook : how to use business as a force for good / Ryan Honeyman ; foreword by the cofounders of B Lab.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 20, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: The B corp handbook : how to use business as a force for good / Ryan Honeyman ; foreword by the cofounders of B Lab.
Author: Honeyman, Ryan.
Call Number: HD60 .H655 2014

Coxsackie : the life and death of prison reform / Joseph F. Spillane.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 20, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: Coxsackie : the life and death of prison reform / Joseph F. Spillane.
Author: Spillane, Joseph F.,
Call Number: HV9481.C69 C697 2014

Minds on fire : how role-immersion games transform college / Mark C. Carnes.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 20, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: Minds on fire : how role-immersion games transform college / Mark C. Carnes.
Author: Carnes, Mark C. (Mark Christopher), 1950-
Call Number: LB2395.7 .C38 2014

Labors of love : nursing homes and the structures of care work / Jason Rodriquez.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 20, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: Labors of love : nursing homes and the structures of care work / Jason Rodriquez.
Author: Rodriquez, Jason, 1978-
Call Number: RA997 .R63 2014
Description: "Every day for the next twenty years, more than 10,000 people in the United States will turn 65. With life expectancies increasing as well, many of these Americans will eventually require round-the-clock attention and we have only begun to prepare for the challenge of caring for them. In Labors of Love, Jason Rodriquez examines the world of the fast-growing elder care industry, providing a nuanced and balanced portrait of the day-to-day lives of the people and organizations that devote their time to supporting America's aging population. Through extensive ethnographic research, interviews with staff and management, and analysis of internal documents, Rodriquez explores the inner workings of two different nursing homes one for-profit and one non-profit to understand the connections among the administrative regulations, the professional requirements, and the type of care provided in both types of facilities. He reveals a variety of challenges that nursing home care workers face day to day: battles over the budget; the administrative hurdles of Medicaid and Medicare; the employees' struggle to balance financial stability and compassionate care for residents. Yet, Rodriquez argues, nursing home workers give meaning and dignity to their work by building emotional attachments to residents and their care. An unprecedented study, Labors of Love brings new insight into the underlying structures of a crucial and expanding sector of the American health care system"--Provided by publisher.

The burning question : we can't burn half the world's oil, coal and gas. So how do we quit? / Mike Berners-Lee, Duncan Clark.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 20, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: The burning question : we can't burn half the world's oil, coal and gas. So how do we quit? / Mike Berners-Lee, Duncan Clark.
Author: Berners-Lee, Mike,
Call Number: QC903 .B47 2013
Description: "The Burning Question reveals climate change to be the most urgent scientific, political and social puzzle in history. It shows that carbon emissions are still accelerating upwards, following an exponential curve that goes back centuries. Tackling global warming will mean persuading the world to abandon oil, coal and gas reserves worth many trillions of dollars. The burning question is whether that can be done. What mix of politics, psychology, economics and technology might be required? Are the energy companies massively overvalued, and how will carbon cuts affect the global economy? Will we wake up to the threat in time? And who can do what to make it all happen?"--Page 4 of cover.

Life unfolding : how the human body creates itself / Jamie A. Davies.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 20, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: Life unfolding : how the human body creates itself / Jamie A. Davies.
Author: Davies, Jamie A.,
Call Number: QM603 .D39 2014

Too big to jail : how prosecutors compromise with corporations / Brandon L. Garrett.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 20, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: Too big to jail : how prosecutors compromise with corporations / Brandon L. Garrett.
Author: Garrett, Brandon,
Call Number: KF1301.A2 G37 2014

Fast facts for stroke care nursing : an expert guide in a nutshell / Kathy J. Morrison.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 20, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: Fast facts for stroke care nursing : an expert guide in a nutshell / Kathy J. Morrison.
Author: Morrison, Kathy (Nurse),
Call Number: RC388.5 .M67 2014
Description: "This highly practical, pocket-sized reference for stroke care nurses provides quick, bedside access to the most current guidelines for diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best-practice standards. This resource distills lengthy and often complex national stroke care guidelines into clear, bite-size pieces of information. It also explains the rationale behind stroke standards, making them easier to embrace and incorporate into practice."

MOOCs / Jonathan Haber.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 19, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: MOOCs / Jonathan Haber.
Author: Haber, Jonathan.
Call Number: LB1044.87 .H27 2014

The rise and fall of intelligence : an international security history / Michael Warner.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 16, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: The rise and fall of intelligence : an international security history / Michael Warner.
Author: Warner, Michael.
Call Number: JK468.I6 W358 2014
Description: A century ago, almost any state could be competitive at espionage.Fifty years ago, only the Cold War alliances clustered around the two superpowers could. Today, however, many states can do so once again, and private entities and even individuals can gather secrets and manipulate events around the globe. The skills and technology needed to "do" intelligence have diffused around the world and across societies; they can literally be purchased on-line. The problems caused by this spread of intelligence now reach beyond the security services to corporate offices and private homes. This book is a sweeping history of the development of professional, institutionalized intelligence as well as a look at the implications of fall of the state monopoly going forward. The book is oriented toward U.S. intelligence, but the early chapters address the birth of professional intelligence in Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century. Throughout, there is an emphasis on technological advancement as a driver of intelligence, both in terms of creating a need for intelligence and counterintelligence and in terms of improving its techniques.

The forgotten history of African American baseball / Lawrence D. Hogan.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 14, 2015 - 10:40am
Title: The forgotten history of African American baseball / Lawrence D. Hogan.
Author: Hogan, Lawrence D., 1944-
Call Number: GV875.N35 H64 2014
Description: "This text gives readers the chance to experience the unique character and personalities of the African American game of baseball in the United States, starting from the time of slavery, through the Negro Leagues and integration period, and beyond"--

A locker room of her own : celebrity, sexuality, and female athletes / David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen, editors.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 13, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: A locker room of her own : celebrity, sexuality, and female athletes / David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen, editors.
Call Number: GV697.A1 L62 2013

Economics and youth violence : crime, disadvantage, and community / edited by Richard Rosenfeld, Mark Edberg, Xiangming Fang, and Curtis S. Florence.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 13, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Economics and youth violence : crime, disadvantage, and community / edited by Richard Rosenfeld, Mark Edberg, Xiangming Fang, and Curtis S. Florence.
Call Number: HQ799.2.V56 E26 2013
Description: "How do economic conditions such as poverty, unemployment, inflation, and economic growth impact youth violence? Economics and Youth Violence provides a much-needed new perspective on this crucial issue. Pinpointing the economic factors that are most important, the editors and contributors in this volume explore how different kinds of economic issues impact children, adolescents, and their families, schools, and communities. Offering new and important insights regarding the relationship between macroeconomic conditions and youth violence across a variety of times and places, chapters cover such issues as the effect of inflation on youth violence; new quantitative analysis of the connection between race, economic opportunity, and violence; and the cyclical nature of criminal backgrounds and economic disadvantage among families. Highlighting the complexities in the relationship between economic conditions, juvenile offenses, and the community and situational contexts in which their connections are forged, Economics and Youth Violence prompts important questions that will guide future research on the causes and prevention of youth violence."--Publisher information.

Unclenching our fists : abusive men on the journey to nonviolence / Sara Elinoff Acker ; photography by Peter Acker.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 13, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Unclenching our fists : abusive men on the journey to nonviolence / Sara Elinoff Acker ; photography by Peter Acker.
Author: Acker, Sara Elinoff.
Call Number: HV1441.8.U5 E45 2013
Description: "Presents collection of stories of domestic violence perpetrators who have stopped being abusive. Includes first-person stories and photographs of men who worked on themselves over years in violence intervention programs and discussion of stages of accountability and behavioral change. Includes chapter for women in abusive relationships trying to assess whether their partners are capable of making needed changes"--Provided by publisher.

Our final invention : artificial intelligence and the end of the human era / James Barrat.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 13, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Our final invention : artificial intelligence and the end of the human era / James Barrat.
Author: Barrat, James.
Call Number: Q335 .B377 2013
Description: "The Internet is usually considered a breakthrough in technological--and even social--progress. The promises that it holds for our future are discussed in terms of an utopian vision--intelligent, helpful robots; enhanced brain function; disease-and-famine ridding nanotechnology, and other positive benefits. But there's another, rarely discussed and far darker possibility. As Our Final Invention argues, we may be racing towards our own annihilation, as the military, academia, and corporate advances in artificial intelligence may lead to an uncontrollable new lifeform far smarter and more powerful than we can imagine. Advanced artificial intelligence might seem like a far-out science fiction story, but it is actually far closer than most of us realize. Bringing together the ideas of experts in a thoroughly accessible way and exposing the dark side to the vision presented in The Singularity is Near, Our Final Invention explores how the convergence of current developments in technology may lead to a catastrophic outcome within the next few years"--
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