A survival guide to the misinformation age : scientific habits of mind / David J. Helfand.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 12, 2016 - 11:40am
Title: A survival guide to the misinformation age : scientific habits of mind / David J. Helfand.
Author: Helfand, D. J. (David J.), 1950-
Call Number: Q172.5.E77 H45 2016

Homefront 911 : how families of veterans are wounded by our wars / Stacy Bannerman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 12, 2016 - 11:40am
Title: Homefront 911 : how families of veterans are wounded by our wars / Stacy Bannerman.
Author: Bannerman, Stacy,
Call Number: UB403 .B36 2015
Description: "The hallmarks of America's War on Terror have been repeated long deployments and a high percentage of troops returning with psychological problems. Family members of combat veterans are at a higher risk of potentially lethal domestic violence than almost any other demographic; it's estimated that one in four children of active-duty service members have symptoms of depression; and nearly one million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan require increased care due to physical or psychological trauma. But, despite these staggering trends, civilian America has not been mobilized to take care of the families left behind; the American homefront, which traditionally has been rallied to support the nation's war efforts, has disappeared. In Homefront 911, Stacy Bannerman, a nationally-recognized advocate for military families, provides an insider's view of how more than a decade of war has contributed to the emerging crisis we are experiencing in today's military and veteran families as they battle with overwhelmed VA offices, a public they feel doesn't understand their sacrifices, and a nation that still isn't fully prepared to help those who have given so much. Bannerman, whose husband served in Iraq, describes how extended deployments cause cumulative, long-lasting strain on families who may not see their parent, child, or spouse for months on end. She goes on to share the tools she and others have found to begin to heal their families, and advocates policies for advancing programs, services, and civilian support, all to help repair the broken agreement that the nation will care for its returning soldiers and their families"--

Multiplayer game programming : architecting networked games / Joshua Glazer, Sanjay Madhav.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 10, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Multiplayer game programming : architecting networked games / Joshua Glazer, Sanjay Madhav.
Author: Madhav, Sanjay,
Call Number: QA76.76.C672 M33 2016

Why torture doesn't work : the neuroscience of interrogation / Shane O'Mara.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 10, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Why torture doesn't work : the neuroscience of interrogation / Shane O'Mara.
Author: O'Mara, S. M. (Shane M.)
Call Number: RC552.T7 O43 2015
Description: "Torture is banned because it is cruel and inhumane. But as Shane O'Mara writes in this account of the human brain under stress, another reason torture should never be condoned is because it does not work the way torturers assume it does. In countless films and TV shows such as Homeland and 24, torture is portrayed as a harsh necessity. If cruelty can extract secrets that will save lives, so be it. CIA officers and others conducted torture using precisely this justification. But does torture accomplish what its defenders say it does? For ethical reasons, there are no scientific studies of torture. But neuroscientists know a lot about how the brain reacts to fear, extreme temperatures, starvation, thirst, sleep deprivation, and immersion in freezing water, all tools of the torturer's trade. These stressors create problems for memory, mood, and thinking, and sufferers predictably produce information that is deeply unreliable--and, for intelligence purposes, even counterproductive. As O'Mara guides us through the neuroscience of suffering, he reveals the brain to be much more complex than the brute calculations of torturers have allowed, and he points the way to a humane approach to interrogation, founded in the science of brain and behavior. Torture may be effective in forcing confessions, as in Stalin's Russia. But if we want information that we can depend on to save lives, O'Mara writes, our model should be Napoleon: 'It has always been recognized that this way of interrogating men, by putting them to torture, produces nothing worthwhile.'" -- Publisher's description

Understanding the Department of Homeland Security / Don Philpott.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 10, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Understanding the Department of Homeland Security / Don Philpott.
Author: Philpott, Don (NETC)91131
Call Number: HV 6432.4 .P571 2015
Description: "Understanding the Department of Homeland Security discusses why the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)--the largest and the newest department of government--was established and then takes a detailed look at the role of the 22 different federal departments and agencies that were incorporated into it. DHS has more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Its duties are wide-ranging, but the goal is clear--keeping America safe. Features: An analytical look at the Department of Homeland Security and all its component agencies. A list of all the major homeland security incidents over the last 100 years. About the Series: The Cabinet Series looks at the major departments in the Federal Government explaining why they were created and the responsibilities of each agency and how they conduct their daily business at home and abroad. It helps to explain what federal agencies do and how they affect the lives of citizens."--From back cover.

The secret game : a wartime story of courage, change, and basketball's lost triumph / Scott Ellsworth.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 9, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: The secret game : a wartime story of courage, change, and basketball's lost triumph / Scott Ellsworth.
Author: Ellsworth, Scott,
Call Number: GV885.72.N8 E45 2015
Description: Story of a 1944 illegal basketball game between the North Carolina College for Negroes in Durham and the Duke University medical school team.

Ronald Reagan / Jacob Weisberg.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 9, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Ronald Reagan / Jacob Weisberg.
Author: Weisberg, Jacob.
Call Number: E877 .W45 2016
Description: "In the second half of the twentieth century, no American president defined his political era as did Ronald Reagan. He ushered in an age that extolled smaller government, tax cuts, and strong defense, and to this day politicians of both political parties operate within the parameters of the world he made. His eight years in office from 1981 to 1989 were a time of economic crisis and recovery, a new American assertiveness abroad, and an engagement with the Soviet Union that began in conflict but moved in surprising new directions. Jacob Weisberg provides a bracing portrait of America's fortieth president and the ideas that animated his political career, offering a fresh psychological interpretation and showing that there was more to Reagan than the usual stereotypes. Reagan, he observes, was a staunch conservative but was also unafraid to compromise and cut deals where necessary. And Reagan espoused a firm belief, just as firm as his belief in small government and strong defense, that nuclear weapons were immoral and ought to be eliminated. Weisberg argues that these facets of Reagan were too often ignored in his time but reveal why his presidency turned out to be so consequential. In the years since Reagan left office, he has been cast in marble by the Republican Party and dismissed by the Democrats. Weisberg shows why we need to move past these responses if we wish truly to appreciate his accomplishments and his legacy."--From book jacket.

Sports and labor in the United States / Michael Schiavone.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 9, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Sports and labor in the United States / Michael Schiavone.
Author: Schiavone, Michael,
Call Number: GV716 .S35 2015

Anatomy of love : a natural history of mating, marriage, and why we stray / Helen Fisher, PhD.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 9, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Anatomy of love : a natural history of mating, marriage, and why we stray / Helen Fisher, PhD.
Author: Fisher, Helen E.,
Call Number: HQ728 .F454 2016
Description: Updated to include the latest research on anthropology and internet-age relationships, a revised edition of a classic reference examines the brain's role in love and courtship while making recommendations for returning to traditional patterns of romance. By the author of Why We Love. --Publisher's description.

Neonatology at a glance / edited by Tom Lissauer, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Lawrence Miall, Jonathan Fanaroff ; associate editors, Nicholas Hoque, Moira A. Crowley.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 9, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Neonatology at a glance / edited by Tom Lissauer, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Lawrence Miall, Jonathan Fanaroff ; associate editors, Nicholas Hoque, Moira A. Crowley.
Call Number: RJ251 .N38 2016
Description: "Neonatology at a Glance provides a concise, illustrated overview of neonatal medicine. Written by leading international experts, it provides essential information on perinatal medicine, delivery, the normal newborn infant and neonatal problems encountered in neonatal intensive care units and their management. Each topic is supported by excellent illustrations, diagrams, and, for the first time, video clips to show neonatal resuscitation and stabilizing the sick newborn, normal examination, the baby with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, recognition of seizures and practical procedures."--Back cover.

The respiratory system at a glance / Jeremy P.T. Ward, Jane Ward, Richard M. Leach.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 9, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: The respiratory system at a glance / Jeremy P.T. Ward, Jane Ward, Richard M. Leach.
Author: Ward, Jeremy P. T.,
Call Number: RC731 .W38 2015

Sexual and reproductive health at a glance / Catriona Melville.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 9, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Sexual and reproductive health at a glance / Catriona Melville.
Author: Melville, Catriona,
Call Number: RA788 .M45 2015

Nutrition at a glance / editor-in-chief, Sangita Sharma ; co-editors, Fariba Kolahdooz, Tony Sheehy ; founding editor, Mary Barasi.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 9, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Nutrition at a glance / editor-in-chief, Sangita Sharma ; co-editors, Fariba Kolahdooz, Tony Sheehy ; founding editor, Mary Barasi.
Call Number: QP141.A1 B367 2016

Poland / main contributors, Teresa Czerniewicz-Umer, Ma?gorzata Omilanowska, Jerzy S. Majewski.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 8, 2016 - 5:40am
Title: Poland / main contributors, Teresa Czerniewicz-Umer, Ma?gorzata Omilanowska, Jerzy S. Majewski.
Author: Czerniewicz-Umer, Teresa.
Call Number: DK4037 .P62 2015

A century of Arab politics : from the Arab Revolt to the Arab Spring / Bruce Maddy-Weitzman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 6, 2016 - 9:40am
Title: A century of Arab politics : from the Arab Revolt to the Arab Spring / Bruce Maddy-Weitzman.
Author: Maddy-Weitzman, Bruce.
Call Number: DS36.88 .M324 2016

Eco-hustle! : global warming, greenwashing, and sustainability / Bruce E. Johansen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 5, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: Eco-hustle! : global warming, greenwashing, and sustainability / Bruce E. Johansen.
Author: Johansen, Bruce E. (Bruce Elliott), 1950-
Call Number: QC981.8.G56 J6377 2015
Description: This book brings questions about legislation and economics to the forefront and asks whether today's system can support a true effort at sustainable living. It presents honest - and what some readers may find surprising - answers to inquiries into what is really "good for the environment, " such as why corn ethanol may be worse for the atmosphere than oil and why coal capture and sequestration may be the worst "green" idea yet.

Pathophysiology and Care Protocols for Nursing Management an issue of Nursing Clinics of North America.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 5, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: Pathophysiology and Care Protocols for Nursing Management an issue of Nursing Clinics of North America.
Call Number: RT1 .N77 2015

The UFO dossier : 100 years for government secrets, conspiracies and cover-ups / Kevin D. Randle.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 5, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: The UFO dossier : 100 years for government secrets, conspiracies and cover-ups / Kevin D. Randle.
Author: Randle, Kevin D., 1949-
Call Number: TL789.4 .R365 2016

The neanderthals rediscovered : how modern science is rewriting their story / by Dimitra Papagianni, Michael A. Morse.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 5, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: The neanderthals rediscovered : how modern science is rewriting their story / by Dimitra Papagianni, Michael A. Morse.
Author: Papagianni, Dimitra.
Call Number: GN285
Description: For hundreds of thousands of years, Neanderthals evolved in Europe very much in parallel to the homo sapiens line evolving in Africa, and, when both species made their first forays into Asia, the Neanderthals may even have had the upper hand. Here, Dimitra Papagianni and Michael A. Morse look at the Neanderthals through the full dramatic arc of their existence.

The employer's legal handbook / attorney Fred S. Steingold.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 5, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: The employer's legal handbook / attorney Fred S. Steingold.
Author: Steingold, Fred S., 1936-
Call Number: KF3455 .S737 2015
Description: Provides the information employers need to handle every aspect of the employment relationship, including hiring, performance reviews, benefits, and layoffs.
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