Changing the way we die : compassionate end-of-life care and the hospice movement / Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel ; foreword by Joan Halifax, Ph.D.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 29, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Changing the way we die : compassionate end-of-life care and the hospice movement / Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel ; foreword by Joan Halifax, Ph.D.
Author: Smith, Fran (Journalist),
Call Number: R726.8 .S65 2013
Description: "There's a quiet revolution happening in the way we die. More than 1.5 million Americans a year die in hospice care-nearly 44 percent of all deaths-and a vast industry has sprung up to meet the growing demand. Once viewed as a New Age indulgence, hospice is now a $14 billion business and one of the most successful segments in health care. Changing the Way We Die, by award-winning journalists Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel, is the first book to take a broad, penetrating look at the hospice landscape, through gripping stories of real patients, families, and doctors, as well as the corporate giants that increasingly own the market. Changing the Way We Die is a vital resource for anyone who wants to be prepared to face life's most challenging and universal event. You will learn: - Hospice use is soaring, yet most people come too late to get the full benefits. - With the age tsunami, it becomes even more critical for families and patients to choose end-of-life care wisely. - Hospice at its best is much more than a way to relieve the suffering of dying. It is a way to live"--

War play : video games and the future of armed conflict / Corey Mead.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 25, 2014 - 11:40am
Title: War play : video games and the future of armed conflict / Corey Mead.
Author: Mead, Corey.
Call Number: U310 .M45 2013
Description: A behind-the-scenes look at how the military uses cutting-edge video game technology to train soldiers for new forms of armed conflict, treat veterans, and entice new recruits. Researcher Corey Mead shows us training sessions where soldiers undertake multiplayer "missions" that test combat skills, develop unit cohesion, and teach cultural awareness. He immerses himself in 3-D battle simulations so convincing that they leave his heart racing. And he shows how the military fuels the adoption of games as learning tools--and recruitment come-ons. Mead also details how the military uses games to prepare soldiers for their return to the home front, and to treat PTSD. Military-funded researchers were closely involved with the invention of the Internet; now, as Mead proves, we are at the brink of a similar explosion in game technology. War Play reveals that many of tomorrow's teaching tools, therapies, and entertainments can be found in today's military.--From publisher description.

Average is over : powering America beyond the age of the great stagnation / Tyler Cowen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 24, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Average is over : powering America beyond the age of the great stagnation / Tyler Cowen.
Author: Cowen, Tyler.
Call Number: HC106.84 .C69 2013
Description: There are more rich people and more poor people in our country than ever before. That widening gap means dealing with one big, uncomfortable truth: the middle is growing thinner and thinner. Globally renowned economist Tyler Cowen explains how this happened: high earners are taking ever more advantage of computers and achieving ever-better results. Meanwhile, low earners who haven't committed to learning the new technologies have poor prospects. Nearly every business sector relies less and less on manual labor for high-value jobs, and this fact is forever changing the world of work and wages. About 3/4 of the jobs created in the United States since the great recession pay $13.52 an hour or less--there is no longer a steady, secure life somewhere in the middle. Here, Cowen reveals what the new features of this economy mean for taxes, government spending, employee benefits, debt and education. Most importantly, Cowen identifies the best path forward for workers and entrepreneurs and provides readers with a road map to a new economic landscape.--From publisher description.

Status update : celebrity, publicity, and branding in the social media age / Alice E. Marwick.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 24, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Status update : celebrity, publicity, and branding in the social media age / Alice E. Marwick.
Author: Marwick, Alice Emily,
Call Number: TK5105.88817 .M36 2013
Description: Presents an analysis of social media, discussing how a technology which was once heralded as democratic, has evolved into one which promotes elitism and inequality and provides companies with the means of invading privacy in search of profits.

Believing in magic : the psychology of superstition / Stuart Vyse.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 23, 2014 - 7:40pm
Title: Believing in magic : the psychology of superstition / Stuart Vyse.
Author: Vyse, Stuart A.
Call Number: BF1775 .V97 2014
Description: "In this fully updated edition of Believing in Magic, renowned superstition expert Stuart Vyse investigates our tendency towards these irrational beliefs"--

Understanding child abuse and neglect / Cynthia Crosson-Tower.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 23, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Understanding child abuse and neglect / Cynthia Crosson-Tower.
Author: Crosson-Tower, Cynthia.
Call Number: HV6626.52 .T69 2014

America's great game : the CIA's secret Arabists and the shaping of the modern Middle East / Hugh Wilford.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2014 - 11:40am
Title: America's great game : the CIA's secret Arabists and the shaping of the modern Middle East / Hugh Wilford.
Author: Wilford, Hugh, 1965-
Call Number: DS63.2.U5 W49 2013
Description: "The Central Intelligence Agency's reputation in the Middle East today has been marred by waterboarding and drone strikes, yet in its earliest years the agency was actually the region's staunchest western ally. In America's Great Game, celebrated intelligence historian Hugh Wilford reveals how three colorful CIA operatives--Kermit and Archie Roosevelt, and maverick covert-ops expert Miles Copeland--attempted, futilely, to bring the U.S. and Middle East into harmony during the 1940s and '50s. Heirs to an American missionary tradition that taught them to treat Arabs and Muslims with respect and empathy, these CIA "Arabists" nevertheless behaved like political puppet-masters, orchestrating coup plots throughout the Middle East while seeking to sway public opinion in America against support for the new state of Israel. Their efforts, and ultimate failure, would doom U.S.-Middle Eastern relations for decades to come. Drawing on extensive new material, including declassified government records, private papers, and personal interviews, America's Great Game shows how three well-intentioned spies inadvertently ruptured relations between America and the Arab world"--

Northern Ireland : the reluctant peace / Feargal Cochrane.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2014 - 7:40am
Title: Northern Ireland : the reluctant peace / Feargal Cochrane.
Author: Cochrane, Feargal.
Call Number: DA990.U46 C628 2013
Description: "In this thoughtful and engaging book, Feargal Cochrane looks at Northern Ireland's "Troubles" from the late 1960s to the present day. He explains why, a decade and a half after the peace process ended in political agreement in 1998, sectarian attitudes and violence continue to plague Northern Ireland today. Former members of the IRA now sit alongside their unionist adversaries in the Northern Ireland Assembly, but the region's attitudes have been slow to change and recent years have even seen an upsurge in violence on both sides. In this book, Cochrane, who grew up a Catholic in Belfast in the '70s and '80s, explores how divisions between Catholics and Protestants became so entrenched, and reviews the thirty years of political violence in Northern Ireland--which killed over 3,500 people--leading up to the peace agreement. The book asks whether the peace process has actually delivered for the citizens of Northern Ireland, and what more needs to be done to enhance the current reluctant peace."--Publisher's website.

The Harvard medical school guide to tai chi : 12 weeks to a healthy body, strong heart, and sharp mind / Peter M. Wayne, with Mark Fuerst.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2014 - 7:40am
Title: The Harvard medical school guide to tai chi : 12 weeks to a healthy body, strong heart, and sharp mind / Peter M. Wayne, with Mark Fuerst.
Author: Wayne, Peter.
Call Number: RM727.T34 W39 2013
Description: Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind. This research provides fascinating insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how Tai Chi actually works.

Criminal investigation : [the art and the science] / Michael D. Lyman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 21, 2014 - 11:40am
Title: Criminal investigation : [the art and the science] / Michael D. Lyman.
Author: Lyman, Michael D.
Call Number: HV8073 .L94 2014

Contemporary art : a very short introduction / Julian Stallabrass.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 21, 2014 - 11:40am
Title: Contemporary art : a very short introduction / Julian Stallabrass.
Author: Stallabrass, Julian.
Call Number: N6490 .S7282 2006
Description: Contemporary art has never been so popular, but what is its role today and who is controlling its future? Contemporary art is supposed to be a realm of freedom where artists shock, break taboos, flout generally received ideas, and switch between confronting viewers with works of great emotional profundity and jaw-dropping triviality. But away from shock tactics in the gallery, there are many unanswered questions. Who is really running the art world? What effect has America's growing political and cultural dominance had on art? Here Julian Stallabrass takes us inside the international art world to answer these and other controversial questions, and to argue that behind contemporary art's variety and apparent unpredictability lies a grim uniformity. Its mysteries are all too easily explained, its depths much shallower than they seem. Contemporary art seeks to bamboozle its viewers while being the willing slave of business and government. This book is your antidote and will change the way you see contemporary art.

Corrections in the 21st century / Frank Schmalleger, John Ortiz Smykla.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 20, 2014 - 11:40pm
Title: Corrections in the 21st century / Frank Schmalleger, John Ortiz Smykla.
Author: Schmalleger, Frank.
Call Number: HV9471 .S36 2011

The Art Institute of Chicago : from 1879 to the modern wing / Erin Hogan.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 20, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The Art Institute of Chicago : from 1879 to the modern wing / Erin Hogan.
Author: Hogan, Erin.
Call Number: N530 .H64 2009

They seek a city : Chicago and the art of migration, 1910-1950 / Sarah Kelly Oehler.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 20, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: They seek a city : Chicago and the art of migration, 1910-1950 / Sarah Kelly Oehler.
Author: Oehler, Sarah Kelly.
Call Number: N6535.C5 O39 2013
Description: "In the first half of the 20th century, thousands of newcomers--Eastern European emigres, Mexican immigrants, and Southerners both black and white--flocked to Chicago. These new residents included artists who made significant contributions to the vibrant cultural life of the city. They Seek a City highlights approximately seventy-five paintings, works on paper, photographs, and sculptures by such artists as Eldzier Cortor, Archibald Motley, and Morris Topchevsky that reflect the diverse urban social landscape.As these artists sought to navigate their surroundings and establish their identities amid a changing society, they found inspiration in their personal and cultural contexts. Frequently, they focused on the underlying causes of immigration or migration and depicted themes of exile and alienation. Others chose to represent their new surroundings, for better or worse, addressing concerns such as racism, poverty, and social injustice. Artistic styles also varied. Whereas many worked in a figurative mode to better convey social or political messages, modernist art by European immigrants such as Laszlo Moholy-Nagy also played a major role"--

Geriatric nutrition : the health professional's handbook / [edited by] Ronni Chernoff.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 16, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Geriatric nutrition : the health professional's handbook / [edited by] Ronni Chernoff.
Call Number: RC952.5 .G44342 2014

Making the connection between brain and behavior : coping with Parkinson's disease / Joseph H. Friedman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 14, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Making the connection between brain and behavior : coping with Parkinson's disease / Joseph H. Friedman.
Author: Friedman, Joseph H.
Call Number: RC382 .F75 2008

Caring science, mindful practice : implementing Watson's human caring theory / Kathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE, Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 14, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Caring science, mindful practice : implementing Watson's human caring theory / Kathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE, Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN.
Author: Sitzman, Kathleen,
Call Number: RT84.5 .S528 2014

The gospel according to Shakespeare / Piero Boitani ; translated by Vittorio Montemaggi and Rachel Jacoff.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 14, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The gospel according to Shakespeare / Piero Boitani ; translated by Vittorio Montemaggi and Rachel Jacoff.
Author: Boitani, Piero.
Call Number: PR3012 .B6513 2013
Description: "In this slim, poetically powerful volume, Piero Boitani develops his earlier work in The Bible and Its Rewritings, focusing on Shakespeare's "rescripturing" of the Gospels. Boitani persuasively urges that Shakespeare read the New Testament with great care and an overall sense of affirmation and participation, and that many of his plays constitute their own original testament, insofar as they translate the good news into human terms. In Hamlet and King Lear, he suggests, Shakespeare's "New Testament" is merely hinted at, and faith, salvation, and peace are only glimpsed from far away. But in Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest, the themes of compassion and forgiveness, transcendence, immanence, the role of the deity, resurrection, and epiphany are openly, if often obliquely, staged. The Christian Gospels and the Christian Bible are the signposts of this itinerary. Originally published in 2009, Boitani's Il Vangelo Secondo Shakespeare was awarded the 2010 De Sanctis Prize, a prestigious Italian literary award. Now available for the first time in an English translation, The Gospel according to Shakespeare brings to a broad scholarly and nonscholarly audience Boitani's insights into the current themes dominating the study of Shakespeare's literary theology. It will be of special interest to general readers interested in Shakespeare's originality and religious perspective." -- Publisher's description.

Parkinson's disease : a complete guide for patients and families / William J. Weiner, M.D., Lisa M. Shulman, M.D., Anthony E. Lang, M.D., F.R.C.P.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 14, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Parkinson's disease : a complete guide for patients and families / William J. Weiner, M.D., Lisa M. Shulman, M.D., Anthony E. Lang, M.D., F.R.C.P.
Author: Weiner, William J.
Call Number: RC382 .W45 2013
Description: Recent innovations, including deep brain stimulation and new and improved medications, have significantly enhanced the lives of people who have Parkinson's disease. Nevertheless, patients and families continue to face many challenges. This book is suitable for reliable advice about medical, emotional, and physical issues.

Dreams & echoes : drawings and sculpture in the David and Celia Hilliard collection / edited by Suzanne Folds McCullagh ; with the assistance of Melissa L. Gustin.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 14, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Dreams & echoes : drawings and sculpture in the David and Celia Hilliard collection / edited by Suzanne Folds McCullagh ; with the assistance of Melissa L. Gustin.
Call Number: N5220.H56 D74 2013
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