How dogs work / Raymond Coppinger, Mark Feinstein ; foreword by Gordon M. Burghardt.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: How dogs work / Raymond Coppinger, Mark Feinstein ; foreword by Gordon M. Burghardt.
Author: Coppinger, Raymond,
Call Number: QL737.C22 C64 2015

Religion among we the people : conversations on democracy and the divine good / Franklin I. Gamwell.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Religion among we the people : conversations on democracy and the divine good / Franklin I. Gamwell.
Author: Gamwell, Franklin I.
Call Number: BL2525 .G364 2015

Broken trust : dysfunctional government and constitutional reform / Stephen M. Griffin.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 30, 2015 - 12:40am
Title: Broken trust : dysfunctional government and constitutional reform / Stephen M. Griffin.
Author: Griffin, Stephen M., 1957-
Call Number: KF4552 .G75 2015
Description: "Griffin argues that understanding the decline of trust in government requires investigating the historical circumstances of the last several decades as well as the constitutional experience of the states. In particular, he examines "hybrid democracy", the form of constitutionalism prevailing in California and other western states that combines Madisonian-style representative government with direct democracy."--Provided by publisher.

Infested : how the bed bug infiltrated our bedrooms and took over the world / Brooke Borel.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 29, 2015 - 7:40pm
Title: Infested : how the bed bug infiltrated our bedrooms and took over the world / Brooke Borel.
Author: Borel, Brooke,
Call Number: QL523.C6 B67 2015
Description: Bed bugs. Few words strike such fear in the minds of travelers. In cities around the world, lurking beneath the plush blankets of otherwise pristine-looking hotel beds are tiny bloodthirsty beasts just waiting for weary wanderers to surrender to a vulnerable slumber. Though bed bugs today have infested the globe, the common bed bug is not a new pest at all. Indeed, as Brooke Borel reveals in this unusual history, this most-reviled species may date back over 250,000 years, wreaking havoc on our collective psyche while even inspiring art, literature, and music - in addition to vexatious red welts. In Infested, Borel introduces readers to the biological and cultural histories of these amazingly adaptive insects, and the myriad ways in which humans have responded to them. She travels to meet with scientists who are rearing bed bug colonies - even by feeding them with their own blood (ouch!) - and to the stages of musicals performed in honor of the pests. She explores the history of bed bugs and their apparent disappearance in the 1950s after the introduction of DDT, charting how current infestations have flourished in direct response to human chemical use as well as the ease of global travel. She also introduces us to the economics of bed bug infestations, from hotels to homes to office buildings, and the expansive industry that has arisen to combat them. Hiding during the day in the nooks and seams of mattresses, box springs, bed frames, headboards, dresser tables, wallpaper, or any clutter around a bed, bed bugs are thriving and eager for their next victim. By providing fascinating details on bed bug science and behavior as well as a captivating look into the lives of those devoted to researching or eradicating them, Infested is sure to inspire at least a nibble of respect for these tenacious creatures - while also ensuring that you will peek beneath the sheets with prickly apprehension.

Modern Albania : from dictatorship to democracy in Europe / Fred C. Abrahams.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 23, 2015 - 6:40am
Title: Modern Albania : from dictatorship to democracy in Europe / Fred C. Abrahams.
Author: Abrahams, Fred.
Call Number: DR978.3 .A35 2015

Atlas of great comets / Ronald Stoyan ; translated by Storm Dunlop.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 18, 2015 - 12:40pm
Title: Atlas of great comets / Ronald Stoyan ; translated by Storm Dunlop.
Author: Stoyan, Ronald,
Call Number: QB721.4 .S76 2015

The cost of globalization : dangers to the earth and its people / Julian E. Kunnie.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 15, 2015 - 1:40pm
Title: The cost of globalization : dangers to the earth and its people / Julian E. Kunnie.
Author: Kunnie, Julian.
Call Number: HF1365 .K786 2015
Description: "This volume examines the many pitfalls of globalization from the perspective of impoverished and indigenous peoples, including the widening wealth gap, the struggle for restoration of dispossessed lands and cultural rights, global warming and ecological annihilation, and the experiences of women in underdeveloped regions who receive little benefit from their labor and are subject to violence"--

Indian spectacle : college mascots and the anxiety of modern America / Jennifer Guiliano.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 15, 2015 - 1:40pm
Title: Indian spectacle : college mascots and the anxiety of modern America / Jennifer Guiliano.
Author: Guiliano, Jennifer.
Call Number: GV714.5 .G85 2015
Description: "In recent decades U.S. colleges and universities have been prone to changing athletic conference affiliations, seeking increased public prestige, building fan bases, and, of course, growing revenues. Such moves are driven by a very realistic set of calculations: in 2010 the collective revenue of the fifteen highest-grossing teams in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) topped one billion dollars, a hefty figure that does not even take into account the revenue generated by the sales of university-related apparel and athletic gear. Expressions of team allegiance, particularly the display of sports mascots, are a visual expression of this American obsession with collegiate sport. In American Spectacle, historian Jennifer Guiliano investigates the role of sports mascots in the big business of American college football in order to connect mascotry to twentieth-century expressions of community identity, individual belonging, stereotyped imagery, and cultural hegemony. To do so, she historicizes the creation and spread of mascots and university identities as something bound up in the spectacle of halftime performance, the growth of collegiate competition, the anxiety of middle-class masculinity, and the commercialization of athletics in the first two decades of the twentieth century"--

On the edge : the state and fate of the world's tropical rainforests : a report to the Club of Rome / Claude Martin ; foreword by Thomas E. Lovejoy.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 15, 2015 - 1:40pm
Title: On the edge : the state and fate of the world's tropical rainforests : a report to the Club of Rome / Claude Martin ; foreword by Thomas E. Lovejoy.
Author: Martin, Claude, 1945-
Call Number: QH541.5.R27 M35 2015
Description: "[The author] brings together information from remote imaging, ecology, and economics to explain deforestation and forest health through the world"--Front jacket flap.

Pyrite : a natural history of fool's gold / David Rickard.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 15, 2015 - 1:40pm
Title: Pyrite : a natural history of fool's gold / David Rickard.
Author: Rickard, David T. (David Terence), 1943-
Call Number: QE390.2.I76 R53 2015

Best girl / Sylvia Warsh.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 9, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Best girl / Sylvia Warsh.
Author: Warsh, Sylvia Maultash.
Call Number: PR9199.4.W37 B47 2012
Description: When aspiring musician Amanda Moss learns the truth about the parents that she thought were dead, some aspects of her life and personality begin to make sense, even as she is compelled to look into unsettling questions about her family.

And everything nice / Kim Moritsugu.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 9, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: And everything nice / Kim Moritsugu.
Author: Moritsugu, Kim, 1954-
Call Number: PR9199.3.M644 A85 2011
Description: After joining a community rock choir, Stephanie helps her new friend recover her private journal from a blackmailer.

The Bill of Rights : the fight to secure America's liberties / Carol Berkin.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 9, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: The Bill of Rights : the fight to secure America's liberties / Carol Berkin.
Author: Berkin, Carol,
Call Number: KF4749 .B45 2015
Description: Those who argue that the Bill of Rights reflects the Founding Fathers' "original intent" are wrong. The Bill of Rights was actually a brilliant political act executed by James Madison to preserve the Constitution, the federal government, and the latter's authority over the states. In the skilled hands of award-winning historian Carol Berkin, the story of the Founders' fight over the Bill of Rights comes alive in a drama full of partisanship, clashing egos, and cunning manipulation. In 1789, the young nation faced a great ideological divide around a question still unanswered today: should broad power and authority reside in the federal government or should it reside in state governments? The Bill of Rights, from protecting religious freedom and the people's right to bear arms to reserving unenumerated rights to the states, was a political ploy first and a matter of principle second. The truth of how and why Madison came to devise this plan, the divisive debates it caused in the Congress, and its ultimate success in defeating Antifederalist counterplans is more engrossing than any of the myths that shroud our national beginnings. By pulling back the curtain on the political, short-sighted, and self-interested intentions of the Founding Fathers in passing the first ten amendments, Berkin reveals the anxiety many felt that the new federal government might not survive---and shows that the true "original intent" of the Bill of Rights was simply to oppose the Antifederalists who hoped to diminish the government's powers.--Adapted from book jacket.

The handy American history answer book / David L. Hudson Jr.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 9, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: The handy American history answer book / David L. Hudson Jr.
Author: Hudson, David L., 1969-
Call Number: E179 .H925 2016
Description: "Early civilizations, Native Americans, the English colonies, slavery, the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights begin the journey and lay the foundation for the United States of today. The Handy American History Answer Book takes a walk through the economic, political, and social forces, as well as the military conflicts that created, changed, and built the United States. It explains the impact of the biggest events, the wars, the presidents, lesser-known personalities and figures, sports, music, and much more. This handy primer is a captivating, concise, and convenient history of America and Americans. From Washington to the microchip, Columbus to modern terrorist threats, the Anasazi to the iPhone, The Handy American History Answer Book traces the development of the nation, including the impact of the Civil War, the discovery of gold in California, the inventions, the political and economic crises, and the technology transforming modern culture today. It answers nearly 900 commonly asked questions and offers fun facts about American, its history, and people, including What was the Lost Colony? Who were the robber barons? Was the U.S. mainland attacked during World War II? What was Reaganomics? How many states recognize same-sex marriages?"--

The Manhattan project : a theory of a city / David Kishik.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 9, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: The Manhattan project : a theory of a city / David Kishik.
Author: Kishik, David,
Call Number: F128.52 .K54 2015

Razzle dazzle : the battle for Broadway / Michael Riedel.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 9, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Razzle dazzle : the battle for Broadway / Michael Riedel.
Author: Riedel, Michael (Theater critic),
Call Number: PN2277.N5 R54 2015
Description: "A revered and provocative theater observer presents a grand history of the producers, directors, actors, and critics battling for creative and financial control of Broadway"--Front jacket flap.

Technology and digital media in the early years : tools for teaching and learning / edited by Chip Donohue.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 9, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Technology and digital media in the early years : tools for teaching and learning / edited by Chip Donohue.
Call Number: LB1139.35.C64 T38 2015
Description: "A Co-Publication of Routledge and NAEYCTechnology and Digital Media in the Early Years offers early childhood teacher educators, professional development providers, and early childhood educators in pre-service, in-service, and continuing education settings a thought-provoking guide to effective, appropriate, and intentional use of technology with young children. This book provides strategies, theoretical frameworks, links to research evidence, descriptions of best practice, and resources to develop essential digital literacy knowledge, skills and experiences for early childhood educators in the digital age.Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years puts educators right at the intersections of child development, early learning, developmentally appropriate practice, early childhood teaching practices, children's media research, teacher education, and professional development practices. The book is based on current research, promising programs and practices, and a set of best practices for teaching with technology in early childhood education that are based on the NAEYC/FRC Position Statement on Technology and Interactive Media and the Fred Rogers Center Framework for Quality in Children's Digital Media. Pedagogical principles, classroom practices, and teaching strategies are presented in a practical, straightforward way informed by child development theory, developmentally appropriate practice, and research on effective, appropriate, and intentional use of technology in early childhood settings. A companion website provides additional resources and links to further illustrate principles and best practices for teaching and learning in the digital age"--

Inside the cell : the dark side of forensic DNA / Erin E. Murphy.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 9, 2015 - 6:40am
Title: Inside the cell : the dark side of forensic DNA / Erin E. Murphy.
Author: Murphy, Erin E. (Law teacher),
Call Number: KF9666.5 .M87 2015
Description: "DNA typing -- the analysis of a biological sample for a person's genetic signature -- has led to the unprecedented exoneration of hundreds of wrongfully convicted people. And every day we hear stories about how police used DNA to capture a dangerous rapist or killer. Reading these accounts, it is hard not to think of DNA typing as an unmitigated good. Who can argue with a technology that helps catch bad guys and correct law enforcement mistakes? But there is a darker side to this story -- a version less likely to play out on dramatic television shows. In Inside the Cell, Erin Murphy shows how DNA typing can be subject to misuse, mistake, and error, and lead to a police state run amok. Murphy shows the perils of a society in which "stop-and-frisk" becomes "stop-and-spit, " or in which police pose undercover to get a DNA sample from your discarded lunch. Already, police can collect DNA when making an arrest, sometimes before charging a person with a crime. The government is building a massive DNA database, stockpiling samples from as much as a third of the male population, and the laws regulating what they can and cannot do with them are weak. Murphy shows how this invites the riskiest kind of genetic surveillance imaginable. Just because DNA testing is good science does not mean that it is foolproof. Faulty forensic science is the number two factor leading to wrongful conviction, and yet we have done little to improve the use of science in criminal justice. Forensic labs are largely unregulated and lacking in meaningful oversight standards, as evidenced by the involvement of nearly every major forensic lab in a DNA-related scandal. We have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to collect DNA samples from convicted offenders. But we have spent far less to hire analysts to wade through huge backlogs, and virtually nothing to ensure that evidence will ever even collected from the crime scene. We are at a critical moment in time for forensic DNA testing programs. We may continue on the road we are on now, with our blind faith and limitless enthusiasm for handing over our genetic secrets to the police for them to use at their unfettered discretion. Or, as Murphy advises here, we can pause to take stock of our failures and our successes, appreciate what is truly at stake and what is truly to be gained, and change course toward a smarter DNA policy that is in everybody's interest. "--

Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds / Peter Adamson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 2, 2015 - 11:40am
Title: Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds / Peter Adamson.
Author: Adamson, Peter, 1972-
Call Number: B505 .A33 2015
Description: Peter Adamson offers an accessible, humorous tour through a period of eight hundred years when some of the most influential of all schools of thought were formed: from the third century BC to the sixth century AD. He introduces us to Cynics and Skeptics, Epicureans and Stoics, emperors and slaves, and traces the development of Christian and Jewish philosophy and of ancient science. Chapters are devoted to such major figures as Epicurus, Lucretius, Cicero, Seneca, Plotinus, and Augustine. But in keeping with the motto of the series, the story is told 'without any gaps, ' providing an in-depth look at less familiar topics that remains suitable for the general reader. For instance, there are chapters on the fascinating but relatively obscure Cyrenaic philosophical school, on pagan philosophical figures like Porphyry and Iamblichus, and extensive coverage of the Greek and Latin Christian Fathers who are at best peripheral in most surveys of ancient philosophy. A major theme of the book is in fact the competition between pagan and Christian philosophy in this period, and the Jewish tradition also appears in the shape of Philo of Alexandria.0Ancient science is also considered, with chapters on ancient medicine and the interaction between philosophy and astronomy. Considerable attention is paid also to the wider historical context, for instance by looking at the ascetic movement in Christianity and how it drew on ideas from Hellenic philosophy. From the counter-cultural witticisms of Diogenes the Cynic to the subtle skepticism of Sextus Empiricus, from the irreverent atheism of the Epicureans to the ambitious metaphysical speculation of Neoplatonism, from the ethical teachings of Marcus Aurelius to the political philosophy of Augustine, the book gathers together all aspects of later ancient thought in an accessible and entertaining way.

Out of sight : the Los Angeles art scene of the sixties / William Hackman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 2, 2015 - 11:40am
Title: Out of sight : the Los Angeles art scene of the sixties / William Hackman.
Author: Hackman, William R.
Call Number: N6535.L6 H28 2015
Description: "The history of modern art typically begins in Paris and ends in New York. Los Angeles was out of sight and out of mind, viewed as the apotheosis of popular culture, not a center for serious art. Out of Sight chronicles the rapid-fire rise, fall, and rebirth of L.A.'s art scene, from the emergence of a small bohemian community in the 1950s to the founding of the Museum of Contemporary Art in 1980. Included are some of the most influential artists of our time: painters Edward Ruscha and Vija Celmins, sculptors Ed Kienholz and Ken Price, and many others. A book about the city as much as it is about the art, Out of Sight is a social and cultural history that illuminates the ways mid-century Los Angeles shaped its emerging art scene--and how that art scene helped remake the city"--
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