The complete vegetarian cookbook : a fresh guide to eating well with 700 foolproof recipes / by the editors at America's test kitchen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 21, 2016 - 7:40am
Title: The complete vegetarian cookbook : a fresh guide to eating well with 700 foolproof recipes / by the editors at America's test kitchen.
Call Number: TX837 .C5943 2015
Description: This vegetarian cookbook from the editors at America's Test Kitchen features 250 vegan and 500 gluten-free recipes. Each recipe is listed and identified as vegan, gluten-free or fast (less than 45 minutes from start to finish).

The health gap : the challenge of an unequal world / Michael Marmot.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 20, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: The health gap : the challenge of an unequal world / Michael Marmot.
Author: Marmot, Michael, 1945-
Call Number: RA418.5.P6 M385 2015
Description: In a Baltimore inner-city neighborhood, a man's life expectancy is 63; in another neighborhood not far away, it's 83. The same 20-year avoidable disparity exists in nearby neighborhoods of cities around the world. In Sierra Leone, one in 21 fifteen-year-old women will die in her fertile years of a maternal-related cause; in Italy, the figure is one in 17,100; but in the United States, which spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world, it is one in 1,800. Why? Dramatic differences in health are not a simple matter of rich and poor; poverty alone doesn't drive ill health--inequality does. Suicide, heart disease, lung disease, obesity, and diabetes are all linked to social disadvantage. In every country, people at relative social disadvantage suffer health disadvantage and shorter lives. Within countries, the higher the social status of individuals, the better their health. Conventional approaches to improving health have emphasized access to technical solutions and changes in the behavior of individuals, but these methods only go so far. What really makes a difference is creating the conditions for people to have control over their lives. Author Marmot emphasizes that the rate of illness of a society as a whole determines how well it functions: the greater the health inequity, the greater the dysfunction. We have the tools and resources to improve levels of health for individuals and societies around the world, and not to do so would be a form of injustice. The Health Gap presents compelling evidence for a radical change in the way we think about health and indeed society, and inspires us to address the societal imbalances in power, money, and resources that work against health equity.--Adapted from book jacket.

Why therapy works : using our minds to change our brains / Louis Cozolino.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 19, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: Why therapy works : using our minds to change our brains / Louis Cozolino.
Author: Cozolino, Louis J.,
Call Number: RC480.5 .C647 2016

Brain over binge : why I was bulimic, why conventional therapy didn't work, and how I recovered for good / Kathryn Hansen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 19, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: Brain over binge : why I was bulimic, why conventional therapy didn't work, and how I recovered for good / Kathryn Hansen.
Author: Hansen, Kathryn, 1982-
Call Number: RC552.B84 H36 2011
Description: "Brain over Binge is different than other eating disorder books, which typically present binge eating and purging as symptoms of complex emotional and psychological problems. Kathryn Hansen, the author of Brain over Binge, disputes this mainstream idea and explains why traditional eating disorder therapy failed her and fails many. Kathryn explains how she came to understand her bulimia in a new way- as a function of her brain, and how she used the power of her own brain to recover - quickly and permanently. Sound theories and research support the ideas in this brave and refreshing new book, which holds promise for helping many who struggle with any form of binge eating." -- from author's website, http://www.brainoverbinge.com.

Rethinking American women's activism / Annelise Orleck.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 18, 2016 - 1:40pm
Title: Rethinking American women's activism / Annelise Orleck.
Author: Orleck, Annelise.
Call Number: HQ1410 .O75 2015
Description: "In this enthralling narrative, Annelise Orleck chronicles the history of the American women's movement from the nineteenth century to the present. Starting with an incisive introduction that calls for a reconceptualization of American feminist history to encompass multiple streams of women's activism, she weaves the personal with the political, vividly evoking the events and people who participated in our era's most far-reaching social revolutions. In short, thematic chapters, Orleck enables readers to understand the impact of women's activism, and highlights how feminism has flourished through much of the past century within social movements that have too often been treated as completely separate. Showing that women's activism has taken many forms, has intersected with issues of class and race, and has continued during periods of backlash, Rethinking American Women's Activism is a perfect introduction to the subject for anyone interested in women's history and social movements"--

ESPN : the making of a sports media empire / Travis Vogan.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 14, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: ESPN : the making of a sports media empire / Travis Vogan.
Author: Vogan, Travis.
Call Number: GV742.3 .V62 2015

The end game : how inequality shapes our final years / Corey M. Abramson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 12, 2016 - 9:40am
Title: The end game : how inequality shapes our final years / Corey M. Abramson.
Author: Abramson, Corey M., 1980-
Call Number: HQ1064.U5 A223 2015

Giving up baby : safe haven laws, motherhood, and reproductive justice / Laury Oaks.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 11, 2016 - 1:40pm
Title: Giving up baby : safe haven laws, motherhood, and reproductive justice / Laury Oaks.
Author: Oaks, Laury, 1967-
Call Number: HV881 .O15 2015

Agincourt : the fight for France / Ranulph Fiennes.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 7, 2016 - 6:40pm
Title: Agincourt : the fight for France / Ranulph Fiennes.
Author: Fiennes, Ranulph, Sir, 1944-
Call Number: DC101.5.A2 F54 2015
Description: On 25th October 1415, on a French hillside near the village of Agincourt, four men sheltered from the rain and prepared for battle. All four were English knights ancestors of Sir Ranulph Fiennes and part of the army of England's King Henry V. Across the valley, four sons of the French arm of the Fiennes family were confident that the Dauphin's army would win the day . . . Sir Ranulph Fiennes explains how his own ancestors were key players through the centuries of turbulent Anglo-French history that led up to Agincourt, and he uses his experience as expedition leader and soldier to give us a fresh perspective on one of the bloodiest periods of medieval history. With fascinating detail on the battle plans, weaponry, and human drama of Agincourt, this is a gripping evocation of a historical event integral to English identity. Six hundred years after the Battle of Agincourt, Sir Ranulph Fiennes casts new light on this epic event that has resonated throughout British and French history."

The economics of race in the United States / Brendan O'Flaherty.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 7, 2016 - 6:40pm
Title: The economics of race in the United States / Brendan O'Flaherty.
Author: O'Flaherty, Brendan.
Call Number: HT1521 .O33 2015
Description: "Brendon O'Flaherty brings the tools of economics analysis-- incentives, equilibrium, optimization, and more-- to bear on contentious issues of race in the United States. In areas ranging from quality of health care and education, to employment opportunities and housing, to levels of wealth and crime, he shows how racial differences among blacks, whites, Hispanics, and Asian Americans remain a powerful determinant in the lives of twenty-first-century Americans. ... [O'Flaherty] discusses important aspects of history and culture and explores race as a social and biological construct to make a compelling argument for why race must play a major role in economic and public policy, [for] people are not color-blind, and so policies can not be color-blind either."--Front book jacket flap.

The healthy vegetarian : healing yourself, healing our planet / by Gary Null ; foreword by Philip Wollen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 7, 2016 - 6:40pm
Title: The healthy vegetarian : healing yourself, healing our planet / by Gary Null ; foreword by Philip Wollen.
Author: Null, Gary,
Call Number: TX392 .N82 2015
Description: "In his characteristically engaging and matter-of-fact style, Dr. Null not only forwards a brilliant and thorough discussion on the importance of the vegetarian diet and how to be successful at it, but an in-depth understanding of the foundational spiritual practices of the lifestyle and their importance to both personal and planetary health."--provided by publisher.

The Cambridge companion to modern American poetry / Edited by Walter Kalaidjian, Emory University.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 7, 2016 - 6:40pm
Title: The Cambridge companion to modern American poetry / Edited by Walter Kalaidjian, Emory University.
Call Number: PS323.5 .C28 2015
Description: "The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry comprises original essays by eighteen distinguished scholars. It offers a critical overview of major and emerging American poets of the twentieth century, in addition to critical accounts of the representative schools, movements, regional settings, archival resources, and critical reception that define modern American poetry. The Companion stretches the narrow term of 'literary modernism' - which encompasses works published from approximately 1890 to 1945 - to include a more capacious and usable account of American poetry's evolution from the twentieth century to the present. The essays collected here seek to account for modern American verse against the contexts of broad political, social, and cultural fields and forces. This volume gathers together major voices that represent the best in contemporary critical approaches and methods"--

The last and greatest battle : finding the will, commitment, and strategy to end military suicides / John Bateson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 7, 2016 - 6:40pm
Title: The last and greatest battle : finding the will, commitment, and strategy to end military suicides / John Bateson.
Author: Bateson, John, 1951-
Call Number: HV6545.7 .B37 2015
Description: "In The Last and Greatest Battle--the first book devoted exclusively to the problem of military suicides--John Bateson brings this neglected crisis into the spotlight"--

The United States of excess : gluttony and the dark side of American exceptionalism / Robert Paarlberg.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 7, 2016 - 6:40pm
Title: The United States of excess : gluttony and the dark side of American exceptionalism / Robert Paarlberg.
Author: Paarlberg, Robert L.
Call Number: HD9006 .P273 2015
Description: Compared to other wealthy countries, America stands out as a gluttonous over-consumer of both food and fuel. The United States boasts an obesity prevalence double the industrial world average, and per capita carbon emissions twice the average for Europe. Still worse, the policy steps taken by America in response to obesity and climate change have so far been the weakest in the industrial world. These aspects of America's exceptionalism are nothing to be proud of. Is it possible that America is hard-wired to consume too much food and fuel? Unfortunately, yes, says Robert Paarlberg in The United States of Excess. America's excess is driven in each case by its distinct endowment of material and demographic resources, its unusually weak national political institutions, and a unique political culture that celebrates both individual freedoms over social responsibility, and free markets over governmental authority. America's over-consumption is shown to be over-determined. Because of these powerful underlying circumstances, America's strongest policy response, both to climate change and obesity, will be adaptation rather than mitigation. As the damaging consequences of climate change become manifest, America will not impose adequate measures to reduce fossil fuel consumption, attempting instead to protect itself from storms and sea-level rise through costly infrastructure upgrades. In response to the damaging health consequences of obesity, America will opt for medical interventions and physical accommodations, rather than the policy measures that would be needed to induce better diets or more exercise. These adaptation responses will generate serious equity problems, both at home and abroad. Responding to obesity with medical interventions will fall short for those in America most prone to obesity - racial minorities and the poor - since these groups have never enjoyed adequate access to quality health care. Responding to climate change by building more resilient infrastructures at home, while allowing atmospheric concentrations of CO2 to continue their increase, will impose greater climate disruption on poor tropical countries, which are far less capable of self-protection. Awareness of these inequities must be the starting point toward altering America's current path.

The ethics of abortion : women's rights, human life, and the question of justice / Christopher Kaczor.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 7, 2016 - 6:40pm
Title: The ethics of abortion : women's rights, human life, and the question of justice / Christopher Kaczor.
Author: Kaczor, Christopher Robert, 1969-
Call Number: HQ767.15 .K33 2015
Description: "Appealing to reason rather than religious belief, this book is the most comprehensive case against the choice of abortion yet published. This updated edition of The Ethics of Abortion critically evaluates all the major grounds for denying fetal personhood, including the views of those who defend not only abortion but also post-birth abortion. It also provides several (non-theological) justifications for the conclusion that all human beings, including those in utero, should be respected as persons. This book also critiques the view that abortion is not wrong even if the human fetus is a person. The Ethics of Abortion examines hard cases for those who are prolife, such as abortion in cases of rape or in order to save the mother's life, as well as hard cases for defenders of abortion, such as sex selection abortion and the rationale for being "personally opposed" but publically supportive of abortion. It concludes with a discussion of whether artificial wombs might end the abortion debate. Answering the arguments of defenders of abortion, this book provides reasoned justification for the view that all intentional abortions are ethically wrong and that doctors and nurses who object to abortion should not be forced to act against their consciences. Updates and Revisions to the Second Edition include: --A response to Alberto Giubilini's and Francesca Minerva's now famous 2012 article, "After-Birth Abortion" in the Journal of Medical Ethics--Responses to new defenses of Judith Jarvis Thomson's violinist argument--The addition of a new chapter on gradualist views of fetal moral worth, including Jeff McMahan's Time-Relative Interest Account--The addition of a new chapter on the conscience protection for health care workers who are opposed to abortion--Responses to many critiques of the first edition, including those made by Donald Marquis, David DeGrazia, and William E. May"--

Nonviolent resistance : a philosophical introduction / Todd May.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 7, 2016 - 6:40pm
Title: Nonviolent resistance : a philosophical introduction / Todd May.
Author: May, Todd, 1955-
Call Number: HM1281 .M395 2015
Description: "We see nonviolent resistance all over today's world, from Egypt's Tahrir Square to New York Occupy. Although we think of the last century as one marked by wars and violent conflict, in fact it was just as much a century of nonviolence as the achievements of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. and peaceful protests like the one that removed Ferdinand Marcos from the Philippines clearly demonstrate. But what is nonviolence? What makes a campaign a nonviolent one, and how does it work? What values does it incorporate? In this unique study, Todd May, a philosopher who has himself participated in campaigns of nonviolent resistance, offers the first extended philosophical reflection on the particular and compelling political phenomenon of nonviolence. Drawing on both historical and contemporary examples, he examines the concept and objectives of nonviolence, and considers the different dynamics of nonviolence, from moral jiu-jitsu to nonviolent coercion. May goes on to explore the values that infuse nonviolent activity, especially the respect for dignity and the presupposition of equality, before taking a close-up look at the role of nonviolence in today's world. Students of politics, peace studies, and philosophy, political activists, and those interested in the shape of current politics will find this book an invaluable source for understanding one of the most prevalent, but least reflected upon, political approaches of our world"--

Whirlwind : the American Revolution and the war that won it / John Ferling.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 7, 2016 - 6:40pm
Title: Whirlwind : the American Revolution and the war that won it / John Ferling.
Author: Ferling, John E.,
Call Number: E208 .F43 2015
Description: Written in the authoritative and narrative-driven style that has made his books critical and commercial successes, John Ferling's Whirlwind will become the definitive history of the American Revolution for our time. This master historian illuminates the years 1763 to 1783--from the end of the French and Indian War that left England triumphant in North America to the signing of the Treaty of Paris and the final departure of British troops from New York City. Embracing characters both celebrated and unknown, Ferling chronicles the myriad and complex events and contentious viewpoints that drove Americans in their insurgency against Great Britain and sustained them in the seemingly quixotic belief that they could win their independence. He takes us to the halls of power in Parliament and the streets of London to view the Revolution from British perspectives. He presents the individual battles--from Lexington and Concord to Yorktown---in a fresh and dramatic new light. With a wide scope and insight, John Ferling brings the most important event in America's long history to a new generation of American readers.--From publisher description.

The right way to lose a war : America in an age of unwinnable conflicts / Dominic Tierney.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 7, 2016 - 6:40pm
Title: The right way to lose a war : America in an age of unwinnable conflicts / Dominic Tierney.
Author: Tierney, Dominic, 1977-
Call Number: UA23 .T485 2015
Description: Reveals how the United States has struggled to adapt to the new era of guerrilla conflict, causing military losses and political disasters, and outlines a strategy of military engagement and diplomacy to help the nation withdraw from unsuccessful campaigns.

The politics of gun control / Robert J. Spitzer.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 7, 2016 - 6:40pm
Title: The politics of gun control / Robert J. Spitzer.
Author: Spitzer, Robert J., 1953-
Call Number: HV7436 .S68 2015

Protecting our kids? : how sex offender laws are failing us / Emily Horowitz.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 7, 2016 - 6:40pm
Title: Protecting our kids? : how sex offender laws are failing us / Emily Horowitz.
Author: Horowitz, Emily.
Call Number: HV6570.2 .H67 2015
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