Machines that made history : landmarks in mechanical engineering / by Jennifer M. Black ; sponsored by the ASME History & Heritage Committee.

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Title: Machines that made history : landmarks in mechanical engineering / by Jennifer M. Black ; sponsored by the ASME History & Heritage Committee.
Author: Black, Jennifer M.
Call Number: T15 .B58 2014
Description: Sponsored by the ASME History & Heritage Committee With full color and black & white images, this hardcover, photographic book highlights 100 key landmarks in the history of mechanical engineering, devices or innovations that have shaped the world. "The products of mechanical engineering sustain the very fabric of modern life. Some are obvious, like the automobile; some hide behind casings, like the disk drives of computers. Sometimes they are large and visible, like the rockets that took astronauts to the moon; sometimes they are all but invisible to the general public, like the pumps that provide water to our cities or the turbines that generate our electric power. This volume provides brief introductions to 100 key landmarks in the history of mechanical engineering, devices or innovations that have shaped the field and broadly influenced modern civilization.

Presence : bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges / Amy Cuddy.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 11, 2016 - 7:40am
Title: Presence : bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges / Amy Cuddy.
Author: Cuddy, Amy Joy Casselberry, 1972-
Call Number: BF575.S39 C83 2015
Description: Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret. By accessing our personal power, we can achieve "presence, " the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's revolutionary book reveals, we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives. Amy Cuddy has reached tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about "power poses." Now she presents the science underlying these and many other body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same.

Rethinking excessive habits and addictive behaviors / Tony Bevacqua.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 11, 2016 - 7:40am
Title: Rethinking excessive habits and addictive behaviors / Tony Bevacqua.
Author: Bevacqua, Tony,
Call Number: RC533 .B48 2015

And then all hell broke loose : two decades in the Middle East / Richard Engel.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 10, 2016 - 9:40am
Title: And then all hell broke loose : two decades in the Middle East / Richard Engel.
Author: Engel, Richard, 1973-
Call Number: DS39.3 .E54 2016
Description: "Based on two decades of reporting, NBC's chief foreign correspondent's riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen up-close--sometimes dangerously so. When he was just twenty-three, a recent graduate of Stanford University, Richard Engel set off to Cairo with $2,000 and dreams of being a reporter. Shortly thereafter he was working freelance for Arab news sources and got a call that a busload of Italian tourists were massacred at a Cairo museum. This is his first view of the carnage these years would pile on. Over two decades Engel has been under fire, blown out of hotel beds, taken hostage. He has watched Mubarak and Morsi in Egypt arrested and condemned, reported from Jerusalem, been through the Lebanese war, covered the whole shooting match in Iraq, interviewed Libyan rebels who toppled Gaddafi, reported from Syria as Al-Qaeda stepped in, was kidnapped in the Syrian crosscurrents of fighting. He goes into Afghanistan with the Taliban and to Iraq with ISIS. In the page-turning And Then All Hell Broke Loose, he shares his adventure tale. Engel takes chances, though not reckless ones, keeps a level head and a sense of humor, as well as a grasp of history in the making. Reporting as NBC's Chief-Foreign Correspondent, he reveals his unparalleled access to the major figures, the gritty soldiers, and the helpless victims in the Middle East during this watershed time. We can experience the unforgettable suffering and despair of the local populations. Engel's vivid description is intimate and personal. Importantly, it is a succinct and authoritative account of the ever-changing currents in that dangerous land."

In other words / Jhumpa Lahiri ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 10, 2016 - 9:40am
Title: In other words / Jhumpa Lahiri ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.
Author: Lahiri, Jhumpa,
Call Number: PS3562.A316 Z46 2016
Description: "A series of reflections on the author's experiences learning a new language and living abroad, in a dual-language edition"--

Every song ever : twenty ways to listen in an age of musical plenty / Ben Ratliff.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 9, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Every song ever : twenty ways to listen in an age of musical plenty / Ben Ratliff.
Author: Ratliff, Ben,
Call Number: ML3838 .R29 2016
Description: What does it mean to listen in the digital era? Today, new technologies make it possible to roam instantly and experimentally across musical languages and generations, from Detroit techno to jam bands to baroque opera--or to dive deeper into the set of tastes that we already have. Either way, we can listen to nearly anything, at any time. The possibilities in this new age of listening overturn old assumptions about what it means to properly appreciate music--to be an "educated" listener. Here, veteran music critic Ben Ratliff reimagines the very idea of music appreciation for our times. As familiar subdivisions like "rock" and "jazz" matter less and less and music's accessible past becomes longer and broader, listeners can put aside the intentions of composers and musicians and engage music afresh, on their own terms. Ratliff isolates signal musical traits--such as repetition, speed, and virtuosity--and traces them across wildly diverse recordings to reveal unexpected connections. When we listen for slowness, for instance, we may detect surprising affinities between the drone metal of Sunn O))), the mixtape manipulations of DJ Screw, Sarah Vaughan singing "Lover Man, " and the final works of Shostakovich. And if we listen for closeness, we might notice how the tight harmonies of bluegrass vocals illuminate the virtuosic synchrony of John Coltrane's quartet. Ratliff also goes in search of "the perfect moment"; considers what it means to hear emotion; and examines the meaning of certain common behaviors, such as the impulse to document and possess the entire performance history of the Grateful Dead. Encompassing the sounds of five continents and several centuries, Ratliff's book is an artful work of criticism and a lesson in open-mindedness. It is a definitive field guide to our radically altered musical habitat.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Nursing procedures made incredibly easy! / clinical editor Adele Webb.

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Title: Nursing procedures made incredibly easy! / clinical editor Adele Webb.
Call Number: RT51 .N874 2016
Description: Resource added for the Nursing-Associate Degree 105431, Practical Nursing 315431, and Nursing Assistant 305431 programs.

Palliative care nursing at a glance / edited by Christine Ingleton, Philip Larkin.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 8, 2016 - 7:40am
Title: Palliative care nursing at a glance / edited by Christine Ingleton, Philip Larkin.
Call Number: R726.8 .P35 2015

Dosage calculations made incredibly easy! / clinical editor, Margaret Harvey.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 8, 2016 - 7:40am
Title: Dosage calculations made incredibly easy! / clinical editor, Margaret Harvey.
Call Number: RS57 .D67 2016

This is your brain on sports : the science of underdogs, the value of rivalry, and what we can learn from the T-shirt cannon / L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 6, 2016 - 9:40am
Title: This is your brain on sports : the science of underdogs, the value of rivalry, and what we can learn from the T-shirt cannon / L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers.
Author: Wertheim, L. Jon,
Call Number: GV706.4 .W455 2016
Description: THE book for sports fans searching for a deeper understanding of the games they watch and the people who play them. Bestselling author L. Jon Wertheim teams up with Tufts psychologist Sam Sommers to take readers on a wild ride into the inner world of sports. Through the prism of behavioral economics, neuroscience, and psychology, they reveal the hidden influences and surprising cues that inspire and derail us--on the field and in the stands--and by extension, in corporate board rooms, office settings, and our daily lives.--Adapted from book jacket.
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