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Rethink, retool, reboot : technology as if people and planet mattered / Simon Trace.

May 26, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: Rethink, retool, reboot : technology as if people and planet mattered / Simon Trace.
Author: Trace, Simon,
Call Number: T14.5 .T73 2016

Upheavals in the Middle East : the theory and practice of a revolution / Ronen A. Cohen.

May 26, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: Upheavals in the Middle East : the theory and practice of a revolution / Ronen A. Cohen.
Author: Cohen, Ronen,
Call Number: DS63.1 .C566 2014
Description: Upheavals in the Middle East: The Theory and Practice of a Revolution engages with some of the most sensitive issues in the Middle East--revolutions and social protests. The book offers theoretical paradigms that suit the Middle East's conditions--culturally, religiously and historically. It deals with seventeen case studies from a range of Muslim and Arab states and provides a theoretical framework to study other situations all over the world, including cases from the recent Arab Spring. Revolution, as political action, can occur in all societies, but in recent years it has appeared most frequently in the Middle East. Will this trend continue? What makes the Middle Eastern revolution unique and surprising? This book seeks to answer these questions, placing side by side those cases that were successful and those that were doomed to fail.

Financial accounting / Walter T. Harrison Jr., Baylor University, Charles T. Horngren, Stanford University, C. William (Bill) Thomas, Baylor University.

May 26, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: Financial accounting / Walter T. Harrison Jr., Baylor University, Charles T. Horngren, Stanford University, C. William (Bill) Thomas, Baylor University.
Author: Harrison, Walter T.
Call Number: HF5636 .H37 2015

There's a mystery there : the primal vision of Maurice Sendak / Jonathan Cott.

May 26, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: There's a mystery there : the primal vision of Maurice Sendak / Jonathan Cott.
Author: Cott, Jonathan,
Call Number: PS3569.E6 Z65 2017
Description: "An extraordinary, path-breaking, and penetrating book on the life and work and creative inspirations of the great children's book genius Maurice Sendak, who since his death in 2012 has only grown in his stature and recognition as a major American artist, period. Polymath and master interviewer Jonathan Cott first interviewed Maurice Sendak in 1976 for Rolling Stone, just at the time when Outside Over There, the concluding and by far the strangest volume of a trilogy that began with Where The Wild Things Areand In the Night Kitchen, was gestating. Over the course of their wide-ranging and revelatory conversation about his life, work, and the fantasies and obsessions that drove his creative process, they focused on many of the themes and images that would appear in the new book five years later. Drawing on that interview, There's a Mystery There is a profound examination of the inner workings of a complicated genius's torments and inspirations that ranges over the entirety of his work and his formative life experiences, and uses Outside Over There, brilliantly and originally, as the key to understanding just what made this extravagantly talented man tick. To gain multiple perspectives on that intricate and multifaceted book, Cott also turns to four "companion guides": a Freudian analyst, a Jungian analyst, an art historian, and Sendak's great friend and admirer, the playwright Tony Kushner. The book is richly illustrated with examples from Sendak's work and other related images"--

The Bolt supremacy : inside Jamaica's sprint factory / Richard Moore.

May 26, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: The Bolt supremacy : inside Jamaica's sprint factory / Richard Moore.
Author: Moore, Richard, 1973-
Call Number: GV1069 .M66 2017
Description: Beijing 2008: Usain Bolt slows down as he approaches the finish line of the 100-meter finals, well ahead of his nearest rival. His face filled with the euphoria of a young man utterly in thrall to his extraordinary physical talent. It is one of the greatest moments in sports history--and it is just the beginning. Of the ten fastest 100-meter times in history, eight belong to Jamaicans. How is it that a small Caribbean island has come to almost totally dominate the men's and women's sprint events? The Bolt Supremacy opens the doors to a world where sprinting permeates daily conversations and interactions; where the high school championships are watched by 35,000 screaming fans; where identity, success and status are forged on the track, and where "making it" is a pass to a world of adoration and lucrative contracts. In such an environment, there can be the incentive for some to cheat. There are those who attribute Jamaican success to something beyond talent and hard work. Award-winning writer Richard Moore doesn't shy away from difficult questions as he travels the length of this beguiling country, speaking to scientists and skeptics as well as to coaches, gurus, superstars, and the young guns desperate to become the next big thing. Peeling back the layers, Moore finally reveals the secrets of the phenomenal Usain Bolt and the Jamaican sprint factory.

The happiness philosophers : the lives and works of the great utilitarians / Bart Schultz.

May 26, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: The happiness philosophers : the lives and works of the great utilitarians / Bart Schultz.
Author: Schultz, Bart,
Call Number: B1571 .S38 2017
Description: Bart Schultz tells the colorful story of the lives and legacies of the founders of utilitarianism--one of the most influential yet misunderstood and maligned philosophies of the past two centuries. Best known for arguing that "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong, " utilitarianism was developed by the radical philosophers, critics, and social reformers William Godwin (the husband of Mary Wollstonecraft and father of Mary Shelley), Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart and Harriet Taylor Mill, and Henry Sidgwick. Together, they had a profound influence on nineteenth-century reforms, in areas ranging from law, politics, and economics to morals, education, and women's rights. Their work transformed life in ways we take for granted today. Bentham even advocated the decriminalization of same-sex acts, decades before the cause was taken up by other activists. Yet in part because of its misleading name and the caricatures popularized by figures as varied as Dickens, Marx, and Foucault, utilitarianism is sometimes still dismissed as cold, calculating, inhuman, and simplistic. By revealing the fascinating human sides of the remarkable pioneers of utilitarianism, Schultz provides a richer understanding and appreciation of their philosophical and political perspectives - one that also helps explain why utilitarianism is experiencing a renaissance today and is again being used to tackle some of the world's most serious problems.

Growing a revolution : bringing our soil back to life / David R. Montgomery.

May 26, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: Growing a revolution : bringing our soil back to life / David R. Montgomery.
Author: Montgomery, David R., 1961-
Call Number: QH541.5.S6 M66 2017

The Holocaust : a new history / Laurence Rees.

May 26, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: The Holocaust : a new history / Laurence Rees.
Author: Rees, Laurence, 1957-
Call Number: D804.3 .R433 2017
Description: This landmark work answers two of the most fundamental questions in history - how, and why, did the Holocaust happen? Laurence Rees has spent twenty-five years meeting survivors and perpetrators of the Holocaust. Now, in his magnum opus, he combines their enthralling eyewitness testimony, a large amount of which has never been published before, with the latest academic research to create the first accessible and authoritative account of the Holocaust in more than three decades. This is a new history of the Holocaust in three ways. First, and most importantly, Rees has created a gripping narrative that contains a large amount of testimony that has never been published before. Second, he places this powerful interview material in the context of an examination of the decision making process of the Nazi state, and in the process reveals the series of escalations that cumulatively created the horror. Third, Rees covers all those across Europe who participated in the deaths, and he argues that whilst hatred of the Jews was always at the epicentre of Nazi thinking, what happened cannot be fully understood without considering the murder of the Jews alongside plans to kill millions of non-Jews, including homosexuals, "Gypsies" and the disabled. Through a chronological, intensely readable narrative, featuring enthralling eyewitness testimony and the latest academic research, this is a compelling new account of the worst crime in history.

Private government : how employers rule our lives (and why we don't talk about it) / Elizabeth Anderson, introduction by Stephen Macedo.

May 26, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: Private government : how employers rule our lives (and why we don't talk about it) / Elizabeth Anderson, introduction by Stephen Macedo.
Author: Anderson, Elizabeth.
Call Number: HD4904 .A53 2017

The one percent solution : how corporations are remaking America one state at a time / Gordon Lafer.

May 26, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: The one percent solution : how corporations are remaking America one state at a time / Gordon Lafer.
Author: Lafer, Gordon,
Call Number: JK467 .L34 2017

Mountain Man : John Colter, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the call of the American West / David W. Marshall.

May 26, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: Mountain Man : John Colter, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the call of the American West / David W. Marshall.
Author: Marshall, David W. (Historian),
Call Number: F592.7.C65 M37 2017

Evolution's bite : a story of teeth, diet, and human origins / Peter S. Ungar.

May 26, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: Evolution's bite : a story of teeth, diet, and human origins / Peter S. Ungar.
Author: Ungar, Peter S.,
Call Number: GN281.4 .U54 2017

Clinical endocrinology and diabetes at a glance / Aled Rees, Miles Levy, Andrew Lansdown.

May 26, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: Clinical endocrinology and diabetes at a glance / Aled Rees, Miles Levy, Andrew Lansdown.
Author: Rees, Aled,
Call Number: RC648 .C55 2017

Medical education at a glance / Judy McKimm, Kirsty Forrest, Jill Thistlethwaite.

May 26, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: Medical education at a glance / Judy McKimm, Kirsty Forrest, Jill Thistlethwaite.
Author: McKimm, Judy,
Call Number: R735

Belgium & Luxembourg / main contributor, Antony Mason.

May 26, 2017 - 7:40am
Title: Belgium & Luxembourg / main contributor, Antony Mason.
Author: Mason, Antony.
Call Number: DH416 .M37 2017
Description: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Belgium & Luxembourg will lead you straight to the best attractions these countries have to offer. Packed with photographs, illustrations, and maps of Belgium and Luxembourg, the guide includes in-depth coverage of the region's best attractions, from fine art in Brussels to the canals of Bruges, the battlefields of Flanders and the best castles, museums, and architecture in between. Illustrated food features highlight local produce and classic dishes of Belgium and Luxembourg while the best hotels and restaurants in Belgium and Luxembourg have been selected by resident experts. The guide provides the insider knowledge every traveler will need, with sections on Flanders and Wallonia, specially devised walks, scenic and thematic tours, and comprehensive background on everything from Tintin to tapestry, not forgetting the best of Belgian beer. The guide includes family entertainment in Belgium, regional driving tours, cutaways, and floor plans for all major attractions as well as sights, markets, and festivals listed town by town. Make the most of your vacation with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Belgium & Luxembourg.

Food for thought : perspectives on eating disorders / Nina Savelle-Rocklin.

May 25, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: Food for thought : perspectives on eating disorders / Nina Savelle-Rocklin.
Author: Savelle-Rocklin, Nina,
Call Number: RC552.E18 S286 2016
Description: "Food for Thought offers fresh psychoanalytic insights into treating clients with eating disorders. In lively and jargon-free language, Nina Savelle-Rocklin breaks down the psychoanalytic approach to give practitioners and general readers alike a deeper understanding of the theory and effective treatment of eating disorders. Those living with eating disorders often use food to express their inner feelings, and Savelle-Rocklin illustrates the importance of the therapeutic relationship in uncovering the nature of these internal emotions, and formulating them into words. Through an intensive and mutual process, clients can begin to understand the language of the eating disorder, identify and work through its underlying conflicts, ultimately eliminating symptoms, relieving distress, and transforming the way they relate to themselves and others. Thoughtful and highly engaging, Food for Thought provides invaluable methods for practitioners treating patients with eating disorders to achieve lasting change and true healing" -- From the publisher.

The health of nations : the campaign to end polio and eradicate epidemic diseases / Karen Bartlett.

May 24, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: The health of nations : the campaign to end polio and eradicate epidemic diseases / Karen Bartlett.
Author: Bartlett, Karen,
Call Number: RA643 .B374 2017
Description: A world free of epidemic diseases might seem a utopian pipe-dream, but that brand new world is a lot closer than you might think. Bartlett give us a rare inside look at how both global organizations and local campaigns operate on the front lines in the war against contagious disease. She reveals how victory in this battle will have profound consequences for the balance of world power and will embolden scientists to make other, even more momentous breakthroughs.

Mountain / Veronica della Dora.

May 24, 2017 - 5:40am
Title: Mountain / Veronica della Dora.
Author: Della Dora, Veronica,
Call Number: GB501.2 .D45 2016
Description: This book explores the ways mountains have functioned spiritually as a boundary between life and death, a bridge between the earth and the heavens. Interlacing science, culture, and religion, it sketches the mountain as a geological phenomenon that has profoundly influenced and been influenced by the human imagination, shaping our environmental consciousness and helping us understand our— quite small indeed— place in the world. It also explores their significance as objects of human feats, as prizes of adventure and sport, and as places of serene beauty for vacationers. Magnificently illustrated and showcasing famous peaks from all around the world, this book offers a fascinating dual portrait of these giants in nature and culture.

Cajas de carton : relatos de la vida peregrina de un nino campesino / Francisco Jimenez ; introduccion por Luis Leal.

May 24, 2017 - 5:40am
Title: Cajas de carton : relatos de la vida peregrina de un nino campesino / Francisco Jimenez ; introduccion por Luis Leal.
Author: Jimenez, Francisco, 1943-
Call Number: PS3560.I55 C5718 2000
Description: The story of a Mexican migrant family, detailing their daily life and the struggles they endure to build an existence on the small opportunities they are given.

El cartero de Neruda : (Ardiente paciencia) / Antonio Skarmeta.

May 24, 2017 - 5:40am
Title: El cartero de Neruda : (Ardiente paciencia) / Antonio Skarmeta.
Author: Skarmeta, Antonio,
Call Number: PQ8098.29.K3 A73 2016
Description: Mario Jimenez, a young fisherman, decides to abandon his position to become the postman for Isla Negra, where the only person who sends and receives correspondence is the poet Pablo Neruda. Jimenez admires Neruda and patiently waits for that one day when the poet will dedicate a book to Mario, or produce something more than a brief crossword or the gas bill. Jimenez will eventually see his desire fulfilled and a peculiar relationship will be struck up between the two men. However, the strained, tense atmosphere that covers Chile during those years will precipitate a dramatic conclusion to their time together.