No family history : the environmental links to breast cancer / Sabrina McCormick.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 18, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: No family history : the environmental links to breast cancer / Sabrina McCormick.
Author: McCormick, Sabrina.
Call Number: RC280.B8 M3556 2010
Description: "No Family History presents compelling evidence of environmental links to breast cancer, ranging from everyday cosmetics to industrial waste. Sabrina McCormick weaves the story of one survivor with no family history into a powerful exploration of the big business of breast cancer. As drugs, pink products, and corporate sponsorships generate enormous revenue to find a cure, a growing number of experts argue that we should instead increase focus on prevention-reducing environmental exposures that have contributed to the sharp increase of breast cancer rates." "But the dollars continue to pour into the search for a cure, and the companies that profit, including some pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies, may in fact contribute to the environmental causes of breast cancer. No Family History shows how profits drive our public focus on the cure rather than prevention, and suggests new ways to reduce breast cancer rates in the future."--BOOK JACKET.

Understanding cerebral palsy : a guide for parents and professionals / Marion Stanton ; foreword by Joe Whittaker.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 18, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: Understanding cerebral palsy : a guide for parents and professionals / Marion Stanton ; foreword by Joe Whittaker.
Author: Stanton, Marion, 1956-
Call Number: RJ496.C4 S86 2012

Migraine and headache / Alexander Mauskop.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 16, 2014 - 6:40am
Title: Migraine and headache / Alexander Mauskop.
Author: Mauskop, Alexander.
Call Number: RC392 .M5715 2013

The essentials of persuasive public speaking / Sims Wyeth.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 15, 2014 - 10:40am
Title: The essentials of persuasive public speaking / Sims Wyeth.
Author: Wyeth, Sims.
Call Number: PN4129.15 .W94 2014
Description: In this portable, brief, and lucid guide to presenting, Wyeth counsels how to calm a thumping heart and reveals techniques on preparation, delivery, and visual aids as he gives you vivid stories and rubber meets the road advice. And he does more than simply ease your dread, he inspires you with historical accounts and incisive observations on the power and purpose of speaking well. From advice on the pitch and pace of your speaking voice to admonishments against squirrel paw hands and data crammed PowerPoint slides, Wyeths pointers will give you the focus and confidence to stand up straight, lean forward, and tell your story well.

Do federal social programs work? / David B. Muhlhausen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 8, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: Do federal social programs work? / David B. Muhlhausen.
Author: Muhlhausen, David B.
Call Number: HV95 .M845 2013
Description: "Of course, the answer to that question will also help determine whether the American public should fear budget cuts to federal social programs. Readers, says author David B. Muhlhausen, can rest easy. As his book decisively demonstrates, scientifically rigorous national studies almost unanimously find that the federal government fails to solve social problems. To prove his point, Muhlhausen reports on large-scale evaluations of social programs for children, families, and workers, some advocated by Democrats, some by Republicans. But it isn't just the results that matter. It's the lesson to readers on how Americans can--and should--accurately assess government programs that cost hundreds of billions of dollars each year. At the book's core is an insistence that we move beyond anecdotal reasoning and often-partisan opinion to measure the effectiveness of social programs using objective analysis and scientific methods. At the very least, the results of such analysis will, like this book, provide a sound basis for much-needed public debate."--Jacket.

Handbook of informatics for nurses & healthcare professionals / Toni Hebda, Patricia Czar.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 8, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: Handbook of informatics for nurses & healthcare professionals / Toni Hebda, Patricia Czar.
Author: Hebda, Toni.
Call Number: RT50.5 .H43 2013
Description: "Handbook of Information for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals, 5/e is a complete and up-to-date overview of the key issues related to adoption and use of health information technology and nursing informatics, with detailed practical information to support students and professionals in the field. Intended to address all the concepts, skills, and tasks professionals need to achieve the nation's healthcare information technology goals, it contains three major sections: General Computer Information, Health Care Information Systems, and Specialty Applications. Major themes of privacy, confidentiality, and information security are woven throughout; project management is introduced in the context of strategic planning, and addressed in many other chapters. This edition contains extensive new coverage throughout, along with eight new chapters addressing issues such as Personal Health Records (PHRs), Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), usability, and consumer education."--Publisher's website.

Sitcom : a history in 24 episodes from I love Lucy to Community / Saul Austerlitz.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 8, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: Sitcom : a history in 24 episodes from I love Lucy to Community / Saul Austerlitz.
Author: Austerlitz, Saul,
Call Number: PN1992.8.C66 A97 2014
Description: "Obsessively watched and critically ignored, sitcoms were a distraction, a gentle lullaby of a kinder, gentler America--until suddenly the artificial boundary between the world and television entertainment collapsed. In this book we track the growth of the sitcom, following the path that leads from I LOVE LUCY to THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW; from THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW to THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW; from M*A*S*H to TAXI; from CHEERS to ROSEANNE; from SEINFELD to CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM; and from THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW to 30 ROCK. In twenty-four episodes, SITCOM surveys the history of the form, and functions as both a TV mix tape of fondly remembered shows that will guide us to notable series and larger trends, and a carefully curated guided tour through the history of one of our most treasured art forms"--

The problem of slavery in the age of emancipation / David Brion Davis.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 8, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: The problem of slavery in the age of emancipation / David Brion Davis.
Author: Davis, David Brion,
Call Number: E449 .D24 2014
Description: "From the revered historian--winner of nearly every award given in his field--the long-awaited conclusion of his magisterial three-volume history of slavery in Western culture that has been more than fifty years in the making. David Brion Davis is one of the foremost historians of our time, and in this final volume in his monumental trilogy on slavery in Western culture he offers highly original, authoritative, and penetrating insight into what slavery and emancipation meant to Americans. He explores how the Haitian revolution terrified and inspired white and black Americans respectively, and offers a commanding analysis of the complex and misunderstood significance of "colonization"--the project to move freed slaves back to Africa--to members of both races and all political persuasions. Davis vividly portrays the dehumanizing impact of slavery, as well as the generally unrecognized importance of freed slaves to abolition. And he explores the influence of religion on American ideas about emancipation. Above all, he captures the ways in which America wrestled with the knotty problem of moving forward into an age of emancipation. This is a landmark work: a brilliant conclusion to one of the great works of American history"--

The Oxford companion to modern poetry / first edition edited by Ian Hamilton.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 8, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: The Oxford companion to modern poetry / first edition edited by Ian Hamilton.
Call Number: PR601 .O9 2013
Description: "Over 1,700 A-Z biographies written by over 250 contributors including Seamus Heaney and Anne Stevenson. The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry is an authoritative and accessible guide to the influential poets writing in English from 1910 to the present day. The A-Z entries explore the influences, inspirations, movements that have shaped the works and lives of these important authors. This major new edition has been expanded to include over 300 new entries covering a host of contemporary and international poets such as Don Paterson, John Kinsella, and Joy Harjo, in addition to updated entries on well-established figures such as T. S. Eliot and Carol Ann Duffy."--Book Jacket.

Psychosocial aspects of disability : insider perspectives and counseling strategies / Irmo Marini, Noreen M. Glover-Graf, Michael Jay Millington.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 8, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: Psychosocial aspects of disability : insider perspectives and counseling strategies / Irmo Marini, Noreen M. Glover-Graf, Michael Jay Millington.
Author: Marini, Irmo.
Call Number: BF727.P57 M37 2012

Digital outcasts : moving technology forward without leaving people behind / Kel Smith.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 8, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: Digital outcasts : moving technology forward without leaving people behind / Kel Smith.
Author: Smith, Kel.
Call Number: HV1569.5 .S633 2013
Description: "Provides real-world insight on how to be mindful of accessible user experiences for those with disabilitites."--Back cover.

Fast facts for the gerontology nurse : a nursing care guide in a nutshell / Charlotte Eliopoulos.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 7, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: Fast facts for the gerontology nurse : a nursing care guide in a nutshell / Charlotte Eliopoulos.
Author: Eliopoulos, Charlotte,
Call Number: RC954 .E45 2014

Me medicine vs. we medicine : reclaiming biotechnology for the common good / Donna Dickenson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 5, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: Me medicine vs. we medicine : reclaiming biotechnology for the common good / Donna Dickenson.
Author: Dickenson, Donna.
Call Number: RA427.25 .D53 2013
Description: Personalized healthcare -- or what the award-winning author Donna Dickenson calls "Me Medicine" -- is radically transforming our longstanding "one-size-fits-all" model. Technologies such as direct-to-consumer genetic testing, pharmacogenetically developed therapies in cancer care, private umbilical cord blood banking, and neurocognitive enhancement claim to cater to an individual's specific biological character, and, in some cases, these technologies have shown powerful potential. Yet in others they have produced negligible or even negative results. Whatever is behind the rise of Me Medicine, it isn't just science. So why is Me Medicine rapidly edging out We Medicine, and how has our commitment to our collective health suffered as a result?

Nursing homes explained / Delia Marie Franklin.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 5, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: Nursing homes explained / Delia Marie Franklin.
Author: Franklin, Delia Marie, 1959-
Call Number: RA997 .F72 2013

Girls without limits : helping girls achieve healthy relationships, academic success, and interpersonal strength / Lisa Hinkelman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 25, 2014 - 7:40am
Title: Girls without limits : helping girls achieve healthy relationships, academic success, and interpersonal strength / Lisa Hinkelman.
Author: Hinkelman, Lisa.
Call Number: HQ777 .H56 2013
Description: If adolescent girls agree on one thing, it's that adults don't "get" what's going on in their lives. Friendship drama, self-image, grades, dating, fear of failure-these pressures impose limits. So what can you do? How can you ensure each and every girl lives up to her potential? Be the adult who does understand, " says Dr. Lisa Hinkelman. In Girls Without Limits, you'll gain new insight on how to: Understand the unique challenges girls face when dealing with social pressure, body image, boy trouble, academics, and career choices.Help girls develop skills and competencies to deal with these challenges. Empower girls to confront negative societal expectations and make healthy, positive decisions.

The science of sin : the psychology of the seven deadlies (and why they are so good for you) / Simon Laham.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 25, 2014 - 7:40am
Title: The science of sin : the psychology of the seven deadlies (and why they are so good for you) / Simon Laham.
Author: Laham, Simon M.
Call Number: BF515 .L34 2012
Description: Combines modern research and historical anecdotes to make a lighthearted case for living a sinful life, explaining how moderate indulgences in the "deadly" behaviors can have such benefits as higher self-esteem and better social skills.

The male brain / Louann Brizendine.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 24, 2014 - 11:40am
Title: The male brain / Louann Brizendine.
Author: Brizendine, Louann, 1952-
Call Number: QP356.4 .B75 2010
Description: Details how the male brain, specifically how it experiences life's phases and perceives reality, is fundamentally different from the female brain.

America's assembly line / David E. Nye.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 24, 2014 - 11:40am
Title: America's assembly line / David E. Nye.
Author: Nye, David E., 1946-
Call Number: TS178.4 .N944 2013
Description: The mechanized assembly line was invented in 1913 and has been in continuous operation ever since. It is the most familiar form of mass production. Both praised as a boon to workers and condemned for exploiting them, it has been celebrated and satirized. (We can still picture Chaplin's little tramp trying to keep up with a factory conveyor belt.) In America's Assembly Line, David Nye examines the industrial innovation that made the United States productive and wealthy in the twentieth century. The assembly line - developed at the Ford Motor Company in 1913 for the mass production of Model Ts - first created and then served an expanding mass market. It inspired fiction, paintings, photographs, comedy, cafeteria layouts, and cookie-cutter suburban housing. It also transformed industrial labor and provoked strikes and union drives. During World War II and the Cold War, it was often seen as a bastion of liberty and capitalism. By 1980, Japan had reinvented the assembly line as a system of "lean manufacturing"; American industry reluctantly adopted the new approach. Nye describes this evolution and the new global landscape of increasingly automated factories, with fewer industrial jobs in America and questionable working conditions in developing countries. A century after Ford's pioneering innovation, the assembly line continues to evolve toward more sustainable manufacturing.

Mommyblogs and the changing face of motherhood / May Friedman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 24, 2014 - 7:40am
Title: Mommyblogs and the changing face of motherhood / May Friedman.
Author: Friedman, May, 1975-
Call Number: HQ759 .F7424 2013
Description: Mothers have consistently relied upon one another for guidance and support as they navigate the difficult world of parenting. For many women, the increasingly established online community of "mommyblogs" now provides a source of camaraderie and support that acknowledges both the work of mothering and the implications of its undertaking. Beyond their capacity to entertain, how have mommyblogs shifted our understanding of twenty-first-century motherhood? In examining the content of hundreds of mommyblogs, May Friedman considers the ways that online maternal life writing provides a front row seat to some of the most raw, offbeat, and engaging portraits of motherhood imaginable. Focusing on the composition of the "mamasphere" and on mommyblogs' emphasis on connection, Friedman reveals the changing face of contemporary motherhood - one less concerned with the proscriptions of what good mothers should do, and more invested in what diverse mothers have to say.

Scatter, adapt, and remember : how humans will survive a mass extinction / Annalee Newitz.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 24, 2014 - 7:40am
Title: Scatter, adapt, and remember : how humans will survive a mass extinction / Annalee Newitz.
Author: Newitz, Annalee, 1969-
Call Number: GF86 .N485 2013
Description: In its 4.5 billion'year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global disaster is eventually headed our way. Can we survive it? Now as a species, Homo Sapiens are at a crossroads. Study of our planet's turbulent past suggests that we are overdue for a catastrophic disaster, whether caused by nature or by human interference. It's a frightening prospect, as each of the Earth's past major disasters from meteor strikes to bombardment by cosmic radiation resulted in a mass extinction, where more than 75 percent of the planet's species died out. But in this book the author, a science journalist and editor of the science Web site io9.com explains that although global disaster is all but inevitable, our chances of long-term species survival are better than ever. Life on Earth has come close to annihilation'humans have, more than once, narrowly avoided extinction just during the last million years but every single time a few creatures survived, evolving to adapt to the harshest of conditions. This speculative work of popular science focuses on humanity's long history of dodging the bullet, as well as on new threats that we may face in years to come. Most important, it explores how scientific breakthroughs today will help us avoid disasters tomorrow. From simulating tsunamis to studying central Turkey's ancient underground cities; from cultivating cyanobacteria for "living cities" to designing space elevators to make space colonies cost-effective; from using math to stop pandemics to studying the remarkable survival strategies of gray whales, scientists and researchers the world over are discovering the keys to long-term resilience and learning how humans can choose life over death. In this remarkable and fascinating journey through the science of mass extinctions is a powerful argument about human ingenuity and our ability to change. In a world populated by doomsday preppers and media commentators obsessively forecasting our demise, this book is a compelling voice of hope. It leads us away from apocalyptic thinking into a future where we live to build a better world on this planet and perhaps on others. Readers of this book will be equipped scientifically, intellectually, and emotionally to face whatever the future holds. -- From book jacket.
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