The Bolt supremacy : inside Jamaica's sprint factory / Richard Moore.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: The Bolt supremacy : inside Jamaica's sprint factory / Richard Moore.
Author: Moore, Richard, 1973-
Call Number: GV1069 .M66 2017
Description: Beijing 2008: Usain Bolt slows down as he approaches the finish line of the 100-meter finals, well ahead of his nearest rival. His face filled with the euphoria of a young man utterly in thrall to his extraordinary physical talent. It is one of the greatest moments in sports history--and it is just the beginning. Of the ten fastest 100-meter times in history, eight belong to Jamaicans. How is it that a small Caribbean island has come to almost totally dominate the men's and women's sprint events? The Bolt Supremacy opens the doors to a world where sprinting permeates daily conversations and interactions; where the high school championships are watched by 35,000 screaming fans; where identity, success and status are forged on the track, and where "making it" is a pass to a world of adoration and lucrative contracts. In such an environment, there can be the incentive for some to cheat. There are those who attribute Jamaican success to something beyond talent and hard work. Award-winning writer Richard Moore doesn't shy away from difficult questions as he travels the length of this beguiling country, speaking to scientists and skeptics as well as to coaches, gurus, superstars, and the young guns desperate to become the next big thing. Peeling back the layers, Moore finally reveals the secrets of the phenomenal Usain Bolt and the Jamaican sprint factory.

HAPPINESS PHILOSOPHERS.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: HAPPINESS PHILOSOPHERS.
Author: SCHULTZ, BART.
Call Number: B
Description: Bart Schultz tells the colorful story of the lives and legacies of the founders of utilitarianism--one of the most influential yet misunderstood and maligned philosophies of the past two centuries. Best known for arguing that "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong, " utilitarianism was developed by the radical philosophers, critics, and social reformers William Godwin (the husband of Mary Wollstonecraft and father of Mary Shelley), Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart and Harriet Taylor Mill, and Henry Sidgwick. Together, they had a profound influence on nineteenth-century reforms, in areas ranging from law, politics, and economics to morals, education, and women's rights. Their work transformed life in ways we take for granted today. Bentham even advocated the decriminalization of same-sex acts, decades before the cause was taken up by other activists. Yet in part because of its misleading name and the caricatures popularized by figures as varied as Dickens, Marx, and Foucault, utilitarianism is sometimes still dismissed as cold, calculating, inhuman, and simplistic. By revealing the fascinating human sides of the remarkable pioneers of utilitarianism, Schultz provides a richer understanding and appreciation of their philosophical and political perspectives - one that also helps explain why utilitarianism is experiencing a renaissance today and is again being used to tackle some of the world's most serious problems.

Growing a revolution : bringing our soil back to life / David R. Montgomery.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: Growing a revolution : bringing our soil back to life / David R. Montgomery.
Author: Montgomery, David R., 1961-
Call Number: QH541.5.S6 M66 2017
Description: Cutting through standard debates about conventional versus organic agriculture, Montgomery shows how new regenerative methods heal damaged environments and improve farmers bottom lines. Merging ancient wisdom with modern science, these farmers have developed simple, cost-effective ways to pull carbon from the atmosphere and feed the world. Growing a Revolution flips the script, showing how agriculture can help solve our modern environmental woes.

The Holocaust : a new history / Laurence Rees.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: The Holocaust : a new history / Laurence Rees.
Author: Rees, Laurence, 1957-
Call Number: D804.3 .R433 2017
Description: This landmark work answers two of the most fundamental questions in history - how, and why, did the Holocaust happen? Laurence Rees has spent twenty-five years meeting survivors and perpetrators of the Holocaust. Now, in his magnum opus, he combines their enthralling eyewitness testimony, a large amount of which has never been published before, with the latest academic research to create the first accessible and authoritative account of the Holocaust in more than three decades. This is a new history of the Holocaust in three ways. First, and most importantly, Rees has created a gripping narrative that contains a large amount of testimony that has never been published before. Second, he places this powerful interview material in the context of an examination of the decision making process of the Nazi state, and in the process reveals the series of escalations that cumulatively created the horror. Third, Rees covers all those across Europe who participated in the deaths, and he argues that whilst hatred of the Jews was always at the epicentre of Nazi thinking, what happened cannot be fully understood without considering the murder of the Jews alongside plans to kill millions of non-Jews, including homosexuals, "Gypsies" and the disabled. Through a chronological, intensely readable narrative, featuring enthralling eyewitness testimony and the latest academic research, this is a compelling new account of the worst crime in history.

Private government : how employers rule our lives (and why we don't talk about it) / Elizabeth Anderson ; introduction by Stephen Macedo.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: Private government : how employers rule our lives (and why we don't talk about it) / Elizabeth Anderson ; introduction by Stephen Macedo.
Author: Anderson, Elizabeth, 1959-
Call Number: HD4904 .A53 2017
Description: Based on two lectures given in 2014 by the author during the Tanner Lectures on Human Values delivered at Princeton University, followed by four commentaries by eminent scholars and the author's response to the commentators. Anderson questions the authoritarian control workers have been forced to give to their employers in order to remain employed and historically why this goes against American ideology of free market values.

The one percent solution : how corporations are remaking America one state at a time / Gordon Lafer.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: The one percent solution : how corporations are remaking America one state at a time / Gordon Lafer.
Author: Lafer, Gordon,
Call Number: JK467 .L34 2017

Mountain Man : John Colter, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the call of the American West / David Weston Marshall.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: Mountain Man : John Colter, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the call of the American West / David Weston Marshall.
Author: Marshall, David W. (Historian),
Call Number: F592.7.C65 M37 2017

Evolution's bite : a story of teeth, diet, and human origins / Peter S. Ungar.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 21, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: Evolution's bite : a story of teeth, diet, and human origins / Peter S. Ungar.
Author: Ungar, Peter S.,
Call Number: GN281.4 .U54 2017

Immigration : examining the facts / Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 21, 2017 - 6:40am
Title: Immigration : examining the facts / Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman.
Author: Eastman, Cari Lee Skogberg, 1974-
Call Number: JV6465 .E25 2017
Description: "What are the myths and truths regarding immigration in the United States? This book provides readers with an impartial understanding of the true state of immigration and immigration policy in the United States by refuting falsehoods, misinformation, and exaggerations surrounding this topic--and confirming the validity of other assertions"--Publisher's website.

The obesity epidemic : why diets and exercise don't work, and what does / Robyn Toomath.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 16, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The obesity epidemic : why diets and exercise don't work, and what does / Robyn Toomath.
Author: Toomath, Robyn,
Call Number: RC628 .T66 2017
Description: In a world where charlatans promise to fix the alarming obesity epidemic with a silver-bullet diet or trendy new exercise program, Robyn Toomath, a physician and realist, steps out of the fray to deliver some tough news: it's really hard to lose weight. Dispelling common myths and telling provocative truths about weight gain--and loss--The Obesity Epidemic is an engaging investigation into the complicated factors that lead to obesity. While genes certainly play a part, Toomath argues, more people are fat than ever before because most of us consume significantly more calories than we did 30 years ago. But why? The answer, she asserts, is the commodification of food created by junk food advertising coupled with urbanization, globalization, and trade agreements. And while government, advertisers, gyms, and the weight loss industry keep pushing solutions that science shows do not work--from extreme exercise regimens and fad dieting to prohibitively expensive surgeries, pills, and misguided education campaigns--Toomath outlines what just might make a difference in terms of helping people truly control their weight. Drawing on the latest research and her twenty years of working with overweight patients, Dr. Toomath argues that even strongly determined people who are offered appealing incentives typically cannot lose weight permanently. Instead of demonizing people by treating weight as an issue of personal or even moral responsibility, Dr. Toomath makes it clear that nothing will change until we make it easy, not all but impossible, for people to eat healthily. Raising important questions about obesity, Toomath sidesteps the standard sound bites and puts an end to the myth of personal responsibility for body size by focusing on the environment all around us.

After Aquarius dawned : how the revolutions of the sixties became the popular culture of the seventies / Judy Kutulas.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 13, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: After Aquarius dawned : how the revolutions of the sixties became the popular culture of the seventies / Judy Kutulas.
Author: Kutulas, Judy, 1953-
Call Number: E839 .K88 2017
Description: "In this book, Judy Kutulas complicates the common view that the 1970s were a time of counterrevolution against the radical activities and attitudes of the previous decade. Instead, Kutulas argues that the experiences and attitudes that were radical in the 1960s were becoming part of mainstream culture in the 1970s, as sexual freedom, gender equality, and more complex notions of identity, work, and family were normalized through popular culture--television, movies, music, political causes, and the emergence of new communities. Even as these cultural shifts eventually gave way to a backlash of political and economic conservatism, Kutulas shows that what critics perceive as the narcissism of the 1970s was actually the next logical step in a longer process of assimilating 1960s values like individuality and diversity into everyday life. Exploring such issues as feminism, sexuality, and race, Kutulas demonstrates how popular culture helped many Americans make sense of key transformations in U.S. economics, society, politics, and culture in the late twentieth century." --Back cover.

Handbook of sexual orientation and gender diversity in counseling and psychotherapy / edited by Kurt A. DeBord, Ann R. Fischer, Kathleen J. Bieschke, Ruperto M. Perez.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 13, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Handbook of sexual orientation and gender diversity in counseling and psychotherapy / edited by Kurt A. DeBord, Ann R. Fischer, Kathleen J. Bieschke, Ruperto M. Perez.
Call Number: RC451.4.G39 H365 2017
Description: Scholarship on sexual minority (SM) and transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) psychology has exploded in recent years, with unprecedented impact on practitioners and researchers, as well as the social and political compass of the nation. At the same time, best practices for mental health professionals who work with SM and TGNC clients continue to evolve rapidly. Experts in the field examine how the concepts of gender and sexual orientation are both socioculturally-constructed and can be informed by biologically-focused research, thus setting the stage for flexible, affirmative mental health services. Chapters cover a range of practice-focused, theoretical, and empirically-based contemporary perspectives, while highlighting themes that include an appreciation for complexity in identity, minority stress, and stigma management. With concise summaries of research findings and detailed case studies, contributors provide an intersectional understanding of how practitioners can work within rapidly-changing political and legal contexts to uncover and affirm clients' multiple social identities, and build resilience

The ambitious elementary school : its conception, design, and implications for educational equality / Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick, Stephen W. Raudenbush, and Lisa Rosen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 13, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The ambitious elementary school : its conception, design, and implications for educational equality / Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick, Stephen W. Raudenbush, and Lisa Rosen.
Author: Hassrick, Elizabeth McGhee,
Call Number: LA219 .H388 2017

The financial diaries : how American families cope in a world of uncertainty / Jonathan Morduch & Rachel Schneider.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 12, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: The financial diaries : how American families cope in a world of uncertainty / Jonathan Morduch & Rachel Schneider.
Author: Morduch, Jonathan,
Call Number: HG179 .M62 2017
Description: Deep within the American Dream lies the belief that hard work and steady saving will ensure a comfortable retirement and a better life for one's children. But in a nation experiencing unprecedented prosperity, even for many families who seem to be doing everything right, this ideal is still out of reach. Authors Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider draw on the U.S. Financial Diaries, a project which follows the lives of 235 low- and middle-income families as they navigate through a year. Through the Diaries, Morduch and Schneider challenge popular assumptions about how Americans earn, spend, borrow, and save -- and they identify the true causes of distress and inequality for many working Americans. We meet real people, ranging from a casino dealer to a street vendor to a tax preparer, who open up their lives and illustrate a world of financial uncertainty in which even limited financial success requires imaginative -- and often costly -- coping strategies. Morduch and Schneider detail what families are doing to help themselves and describe new policies and technologies that will improve stability for those who need it most. Combining hard facts with personal stories, The Financial Diaries presents an inside look at the economic stresses of today's families and offers ideas for solving them.

Fighting for freedom : photographs from the National Museum of African American History and Culture / National Museum of African American History and Culture ; Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 12, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Fighting for freedom : photographs from the National Museum of African American History and Culture / National Museum of African American History and Culture ; Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts.
Call Number: E185.63 .F56 2017

Finding feminism : millennial activists and the unfinished gender revolution / Alison Dahl Crossley.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 12, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Finding feminism : millennial activists and the unfinished gender revolution / Alison Dahl Crossley.
Author: Crossley, Alison Dahl,
Call Number: HQ1155 .C76 2017

Annals of Native America : how the Nahuas of colonial Mexico kept their history alive / Camilla Townsend.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 12, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Annals of Native America : how the Nahuas of colonial Mexico kept their history alive / Camilla Townsend.
Author: Townsend, Camilla, 1965-
Call Number: F1221.N3 T69 2017

Rethink, retool, reboot : technology as if people and planet mattered / Simon Trace.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 5, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: Rethink, retool, reboot : technology as if people and planet mattered / Simon Trace.
Author: Trace, Simon,
Call Number: T14.5 .T73 2016

Clinical endocrinology and diabetes at a glance / Aled Rees, Miles Levy, Andrew Lansdown.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 5, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: Clinical endocrinology and diabetes at a glance / Aled Rees, Miles Levy, Andrew Lansdown.
Author: Rees, Aled,
Call Number: RC648 .C55 2017

Upheavals in the Middle East : the theory and practice of a revolution / Ronen A. Cohen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 31, 2017 - 12:40pm
Title: Upheavals in the Middle East : the theory and practice of a revolution / Ronen A. Cohen.
Author: Cohen, Ronen,
Call Number: DS63.1 .C566 2014
Description: Upheavals in the Middle East: The Theory and Practice of a Revolution engages with some of the most sensitive issues in the Middle East--revolutions and social protests. The book offers theoretical paradigms that suit the Middle East's conditions--culturally, religiously and historically. It deals with seventeen case studies from a range of Muslim and Arab states and provides a theoretical framework to study other situations all over the world, including cases from the recent Arab Spring. Revolution, as political action, can occur in all societies, but in recent years it has appeared most frequently in the Middle East. Will this trend continue? What makes the Middle Eastern revolution unique and surprising? This book seeks to answer these questions, placing side by side those cases that were successful and those that were doomed to fail.
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