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Diseases of poverty : epidemiology, infectious diseases, and modern plagues / Lisa V. Adams and John R. Butterly.

March 29, 2017 - 11:40pm
Title: Diseases of poverty : epidemiology, infectious diseases, and modern plagues / Lisa V. Adams and John R. Butterly.
Author: Adams, Lisa V.,
Call Number: RA418.5.P6 A27 2015

Dust bowl girls : the inspiring story of the team that barnstormed its way to basketball glory / Lydia Reeder.

March 29, 2017 - 11:40pm
Title: Dust bowl girls : the inspiring story of the team that barnstormed its way to basketball glory / Lydia Reeder.
Author: Reeder, Lydia,
Call Number: GV885.43 .O46 2017
Description: "At the height of the Great Depression, Sam Babb, the charismatic basketball coach of tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College, began dreaming. Like so many others, he wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm, he recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education if they would come play for his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices faced by their families, the women followed Babb and his dream. He shaped the Cardinals into a formidable team, and something extraordinary began to happen: with passion for the game and heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach, they won every game. Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, Dust Bowl Girls conveys the intensity of an improbable journey to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. And it captures a moment in American sports history when a visionary coach helped his young athletes achieve more than a winning season"--

Sex and the constitution : sex, religion, and law from America's origins to the twenty-first century / Geoffrey R. Stone.

March 29, 2017 - 11:40pm
Title: Sex and the constitution : sex, religion, and law from America's origins to the twenty-first century / Geoffrey R. Stone.
Author: Stone, Geoffrey R.,
Call Number: KF9325 .S76 2017
Description: "There has never been a book like Sex and the Constitution, a one-volume history that chapter after chapter overturns popular shibboleths, while dramatically narrating the epic story of how sex came to be legislated in America. Beginning his volume in the ancient and medieval worlds, Geoffrey R. Stone demonstrates how the Founding Fathers, deeply influenced by their philosophical forebears, saw traditional Christianity as an impediment to the pursuit of happiness and to the quest for human progress. Acutely aware of the need to separate politics from the divisive forces of religion, the Founding Fathers crafted a constitution that expressed the fundamental values of the Enlightenment. Although the Second Great Awakening later came to define America through the lens of evangelical Christianity, nineteenth-century Americans continued to view sex as a matter of private concern, so much so that sexual expression and information about contraception circulated freely, abortions before "quickening" remained legal, and prosecutions for sodomy were almost nonexistent. The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, however, reversed such tolerance as charismatic spiritual leaders and barnstorming politicians rejected the values of our nation's founders. Spurred on by Anthony Comstock, America's most feared enforcer of morality, new laws were enacted banning pornography, contraception, and abortion, with Comstock proposing that the word "unclean" be branded on the foreheads of homosexuals. Women increasingly lost control of their bodies, and birth control advocates, like Margaret Sanger, were imprisoned for advocating their beliefs. In this new world, abortions were for the first time relegated to dank and dangerous back rooms. The twentieth century increasingly saw the emergence of bitter divisions over issues of sexual "morality" and sexual freedom. Fiercely determined organizations and individuals on both the right and the left wrestled in the domains of politics, religion, public opinion, and the courts to win over the soul of the nation. With its stirring portrayals of Supreme Court justices, Sex and the Constitution reads like a dramatic gazette of the critical cases they decided, ranging from Griswold v. Connecticut (contraception), to Roe v. Wade (abortion), to Obergefell v. Hodges (gay marriage), with Stone providing vivid historical context to the decisions that have come to define who we are as a nation. Now, though, after the 2016 presidential election, we seem to have taken a huge step backward, with the progress of the last half century suddenly imperiled. No one can predict the extent to which constitutional decisions safeguarding our personal freedoms might soon be eroded, but Sex and the Constitution is more vital now than ever before."--Jacket.

Divided we stand : the battle over women's rights and family values that polarized American politics / Marjorie J. Spruill.

March 29, 2017 - 11:40pm
Title: Divided we stand : the battle over women's rights and family values that polarized American politics / Marjorie J. Spruill.
Author: Spruill, Marjorie Julian, 1951-
Call Number: HQ1421 .S683 2017
Description: "Gloria Steinem was quoted in 2015 (in the New Yorker) as saying the National Women's Conference in 1977 "may take the prize as the most important event nobody knows about." After the United Nations established International Women's Year (IWY) in 1975, Congress mandated and funded state conferences to elect delegates to attend the National Women's Conference in Houston in 1977, where Bella Abzug, Gloria Steinem, and other feminists endorsed a platform supporting abortion rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and gay rights. Across town, Phyllis Schlafly, Lottie Beth Hobbs, and the conservative women's movement held a massive rally to protest federally funded feminism and launch a pro-family movement. Divided We Stand explores the role social issues have played in politics by reprising the battle between feminists and their conservative challengers, leading to Democrats supporting women's rights and Republicans casting themselves as the party of family values. As the 2016 presidential election made clear, the women's rights movement and the conservative women's movement have irrevocably affected the course of modern American politics. We cannot fully understand the present without appreciating the pivotal events that transpired in Houston and immediately thereafter."--Jacket.

Clinical investigations at a glance / Jonathan Gleadle, Jordan Li, Tuck Yong.

March 29, 2017 - 11:40pm
Title: Clinical investigations at a glance / Jonathan Gleadle, Jordan Li, Tuck Yong.
Author: Gleadle, Jonathan,
Call Number: RC71.3 .G54 2017

Medical ethics, law, and communication at a glance / edited by Patrick Davey, Anna Rathmell, Michael Dunn, Charles Foster, Helen Salisbury.

March 29, 2017 - 11:40pm
Title: Medical ethics, law, and communication at a glance / edited by Patrick Davey, Anna Rathmell, Michael Dunn, Charles Foster, Helen Salisbury.
Call Number: R724 .M29424 2017

Medical school at a glance / Rachel K Thomas.

March 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Medical school at a glance / Rachel K Thomas.
Author: Thomas, Rachel Katherine,
Call Number: R737 .T56 2017

Metabolism at a glance / J.G. Salway.

March 22, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Metabolism at a glance / J.G. Salway.
Author: Salway, J. G.,
Call Number: QP171 .S25 2017

Preparation for the GED test / McGraw-Hill Education Editors, contributors, Marion Dausses [and 7 others].

March 21, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Preparation for the GED test / McGraw-Hill Education Editors, contributors, Marion Dausses [and 7 others].
Author: Dausses, Marion,
Call Number: LB3060.33.G45 P74 2015
Description: This book will walk you through all four test subject areas -- reasoning through language arts, mathematical reasoning, science, and social studies. Includes 2 full-length practice tests in all four subject areas, and more than 1,000 practice questions with explanations.

Infection prevention and control at a glance / Debbie Weston, Alison Burgess, Sue Roberts.

March 7, 2017 - 12:40pm
Title: Infection prevention and control at a glance / Debbie Weston, Alison Burgess, Sue Roberts.
Author: Weston, Debbie,
Call Number: RC112 .W478 2017

Implications of disaster preparedness for nursing / Deborah, J. Persell, editor ; Stephen D. Krau, consulting editor.

February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Implications of disaster preparedness for nursing / Deborah, J. Persell, editor ; Stephen D. Krau, consulting editor.
Call Number: RT108 .I46 2016
Description: Foreword: Disaster planning, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery: a call for all nurses to action / Stephen D. Krau -- Preface: Implications of disaster preparedness for nursing / Deborah J. Persell -- Emergency preparedness and the development of health coalitions: a dynamic process / Deborah H. Kim -- National disaster health consortium: competency-based training and a report on the American Nurses Credentialing Center Disaster Certification Development / Sherrill J. Smith and Sharon L. Farra -- All the resources was gone: the environmental context of disaster nursing / Stasia E. Ruskie -- Complicated realities: mental health and moral incongruence in disaster/humanitarian response / Suzanne M. Boswell -- Federal Emergency Management Agency response in rural Appalachia: a tale of miscommunication, unrealistic expectations, and "hurt, hurt, hurt" / Lauren M. Oppizzi and Susan Speraw -- US military nurses: serving within the chaos of disaster / Felecia M. Rivers --Wildfire disasters and nursing / Patricia Frohock Hanes -- Evolution of a nursing model for identifying client needs in a disaster shelter: a case study with the American Red Cross / Janice Springer and Mary Casey-Lockyer -- Hospital decontamination: what nurses need to know / Brent Cox -- Radiation, fear, and common sense adaptations in patient care / Robert C. Beauchamp -- Vehicle of hope: faith-based disaster response / Deborah J. Persell

Medical-surgical nursing made incredibly easy! / clinical editors, Carolyn Gersch, Nicole Heimgartner, Cherie Rebar, Laura M. Willis.

February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Medical-surgical nursing made incredibly easy! / clinical editors, Carolyn Gersch, Nicole Heimgartner, Cherie Rebar, Laura M. Willis.
Call Number: RT51 .M436 2017

How will capitalism end? : essays on a failing system / Wolfgang Streeck.

February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: How will capitalism end? : essays on a failing system / Wolfgang Streeck.
Author: Streeck, Wolfgang, 1946-
Call Number: HB501 .S919515 2016
Description: "In How Will Capitalism End? the acclaimed analyst of contemporary politics and economics Wolfgang Streeck argues that capitalism is now in a critical condition. Growth is giving way to secular stagnation; inequality is leading to instability; and confidence in the capitalist money economy has all but evaporated. Capitalism's shotgun marriage with democracy since 1945 is breaking up as the regulatory institutions restraining its advance have collapsed, and after the final victory of capitalism over its enemies no political agency capable of rebuilding them is in sight. The capitalist system is stricken with at least five worsening disorders for which no cure is at hand: declining growth, oligarchy, starvation of the public sphere, corruption and international anarchy. In this arresting book Wolfgang Streeck asks whether we are witnessing a long and painful period of cumulative decay: of intensifying frictions, of fragility and uncertainty, and of a steady succession of "normal accidents.""--

The word detective : searching for the meaning of it all at the Oxford English Dictionary : a memoir / John Simpson.

February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The word detective : searching for the meaning of it all at the Oxford English Dictionary : a memoir / John Simpson.
Author: Simpson, J. A., 1953-
Call Number: PE64.S46 A3 2016
Description: "What do you call the part of a dog's back it can't scratch? Can you drink a glass of balderdash? And if, serendipitously, you find yourself in Serendip, then where exactly are you? The answers to all of these questions can be found in the Oxford English Dictionary, the definitive record of the English language. And there is no better guide to the dictionary's many wonderments, its quirks, and its quiddities than the former chief editor of the OED, John Simpson. John spent almost four decades of his life immersed in the intricacies of our language, and guides us through its history with charmingly laconic wit. In The Word Detective, an intensely personal memoir and a joyful celebration of English, he weaves a story of how words come into being (and sometimes disappear), how cultures shape the language we use, and how we cope when words fail us. Throughout, he enlivens his narrative with lively excavations and investigations of individual words-from deadline to online and back to 101 (yes, it's a word)-all the while reminding us that the seemingly mundane words (can you name the four different meanings of ma?) are often the most interesting ones. A brilliant expedition through the world of words, The Word Detective will delight, inspire, and educate any lover of language"--

Genghis Khan and the quest for God : how the world's greatest conqueror gave us religious freedom / Jack Weatherford.

February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Genghis Khan and the quest for God : how the world's greatest conqueror gave us religious freedom / Jack Weatherford.
Author: Weatherford, J. McIver,
Call Number: BL640 .W43 2016
Description: "Throughout history the world's greatest conquerors have made their mark not just on the battlefield, but in the societies they have transformed. Genghis Khan conquered by arms and bravery, but he ruled by commerce and religion. He created the world's greatest trading network and drastically lowered taxes for merchants, but he knew that if his empire was going to last, he would need something stronger and more binding than trade. He needed religion. And so, unlike the Christian, Taoist and Muslim conquerors who came before him, he gave his subjects freedom of religion. Genghis lived in the 13th century, but he struggled with many of the same problems we face today: How should one balance religious freedom with the need to reign in fanatics? Can one compel rival religions--driven by deep seated hatred--to live together in peace? A celebrated anthropologist whose bestselling Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World radically transformed our understanding of the Mongols and their legacy, Jack Weatherford has spent eighteen years exploring areas of Mongolia closed until the fall of the Soviet Union and researching The Secret History of the Mongols, an astonishing document written in code that was only recently discovered. He pored through archives and found groundbreaking evidence of Genghis's influence on the founding fathers and his essential impact on Thomas Jefferson. As hard as it is to believe, we owe our doctine of religious freedom in part to a distant nomad who forged the world's greatest empire in a trail of blood."--Dust jacket.

Unstoppable : harnessing science to change the world / by Bill Nye ; edited by Corey S. Powell.

February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Unstoppable : harnessing science to change the world / by Bill Nye ; edited by Corey S. Powell.
Author: Nye, Bill,
Call Number: QC981.8.G56 N94 2016

The Verso book of dissent : revolutionary words from three millennia of rebellion and resistance / preface by Tariq Ali ; edited by Andrew Hsiao and Audrea Lim.

February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The Verso book of dissent : revolutionary words from three millennia of rebellion and resistance / preface by Tariq Ali ; edited by Andrew Hsiao and Audrea Lim.
Call Number: PN6071.R43 V47 2016
Description: "Throughout the ages and across every continent, people have struggled against those in power and raised their voices in protest-rallying others around them or, sometimes, inspiring uprisings many years later. Their echoes reverberate from Ancient Greece, China and Egypt, via the dissident poets and philosophers of Islam and Judaism, through to the Arab slave revolts and anti-Ottoman rebellions of the Middle Ages. These sources were tapped during the Dutch and English revolutions at the outset of the Modern world, and in turn flowed into the French, Haitian, American, Russian and Chinese revolutions. More recently, resistance to war and economic oppression has flared up on battlefields and in public spaces from Beijing and Cairo to Moscow and New York City. This anthology, global in scope, presents voices of dissent from every era of human history: speeches and pamphlets, poems and songs, plays and manifestos. Every age has its iconoclasts, and yet the greatest among them build on the words and actions of their forerunners. The Verso Book of Dissent should be in the arsenal of every rebel who understands that words and ideas are the ultimate weapons."--Publisher's website.

Inventing the future : postcapitalism and a world without work / Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams.

February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Inventing the future : postcapitalism and a world without work / Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams.
Author: Srnicek, Nick,
Call Number: HM891 .S76 2016

Cooperation and drug policies in the americas : trends in the twenty-first.

February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Cooperation and drug policies in the americas : trends in the twenty-first.
Call Number: -

Nursing and healthcare research at a glance / edited by Alan Glasper, Colin Rees.

February 8, 2017 - 12:40am
Title: Nursing and healthcare research at a glance / edited by Alan Glasper, Colin Rees.
Call Number: RT81.5 .N877 2017