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

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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.

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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.

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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: "A landmark biography by the New York Times bestselling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World that reveals how Genghis harnessed the power of religion to rule the largest empire the world has ever known. 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. Genghis Khan and the Quest for God is a masterpiece of erudition and insight, his most personal and resonant work." -- Publisher's description

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Title: Cooperation and drug policies in the americas : trends in the twenty-first.
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Nursing and healthcare research at a glance / edited by Alan Glasper, Colin Rees.

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

Messy : the power of disorder to transform our lives / Tim Harford.

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Title: Messy : the power of disorder to transform our lives / Tim Harford.
Author: Harford, Tim, 1973-
Call Number: BF408 .H297 2016
Description: Messiness adds benefits to our lives, so why do we resist the concept so? Harford uses research from neuroscience, psychology and social science to explain why disorder, confusion, and disarray are actually lies at the core of how we innovate, how we achieve, how we reach each other. He shows that the human inclination for tidiness can mask a deep and debilitating fragility that keep us from innovation.

Playing through the whistle : steel, football, and an American town / S.L. Price.

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Title: Playing through the whistle : steel, football, and an American town / S.L. Price.
Author: Price, S. L. (Scott L.), 1962-
Call Number: GV959.53.A485 P75 2016
Description: In the early twentieth century, down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company built one of the largest mills in the world and a town to go with it. Aliquippa was a beacon and a melting pot, pulling in thousands of families from eastern and southern Europe and the Jim Crow South. The J&L mill, though dirty and dangerous, offered a chance at a better life and hope for the future. It produced the steel that built American cities and won World War II and, thanks to hard-fought union victories, made Aliquippa something of a workers' paradise. But then, in the 1980s, the steel industry cratered. The mill closed. Crime rose and crack hit big. But another industry grew in Aliquippa. The town didn't just make steel; it made elite football players, from Mike Ditka to Ty Law to Darrelle Revis. Despite its troubles--maybe even because of them--Aliquippa became legendary for producing greatness. In Playing Through the Whistle, celebrated sportswriter S. L. Price tells the remarkable story of Aliquippa and through it, the larger history of American industry, sports, and life. Price charts the fortunes of Aliquippa's celebrated team through championships under charismatic coaches and through hard times after the mill died. In an era when sports has grown from novelty to a vital source of civic pride, Price reveals the shifting mores of a town defined by work--and the loss of it--yet anchored by a weekly game. Today, as our view of football shifts and participation drops, in Aliquippa the sport can still feel like the one path away from life on the streets, the last force keeping the town together.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Spanish demystified / Jenny Petrow.

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Title: Spanish demystified / Jenny Petrow.
Author: Petrow, Jenny.
Call Number: PC4129.E5 P58 2017
Description: A step-by-step guide through the key fundamentals of the Spanish language covers everyday topics and conversational expressions and includes an audio CD to provide oral practice and pronunciation basics.

Pearl Harbor : from infamy to greatness / Craig Nelson.

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Title: Pearl Harbor : from infamy to greatness / Craig Nelson.
Author: Nelson, Craig, 1955-
Call Number: D767.92 .N46 2016
Description: The America we live in was not born on July 4, 1776, but on December 7, 1941, when an armada of Japanese warplanes supported by aircraft carriers, destroyers, and midget submarines suddenly attacked the United States, killing 2,403 men and forcing America's entry into World War II. Author Craig Nelson maps the road to war, beginning in 1914 with the laying of the keel of the USS Arizona at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, following Japan's leaders as they lurched into ultranationalist fascism, and providing a blow-by-blow account from both the Japanese and American perspectives. Backed by 5 years of research, Nelson delivers all the terror, chaos, violence, tragedy, and heroism of the attack in stunning detail and offers surprising conclusions about the tragedy's unforeseen and resonant consequences that linger even today--

Blitzkrieg : myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war-- France, 1940 / Lloyd Clark.

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Title: Blitzkrieg : myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war-- France, 1940 / Lloyd Clark.
Author: Clark, Lloyd, 1967-
Call Number: D757 .C595 2016
Description: In the spring of 1940, Nazi Germany launched a military offensive in France and the Low Countries that married superb intelligence, the latest military thinking, and new technology. In just six weeks the Nazis outflanked the large French army, sowed chaos, and took Paris, achieving what their fathers had failed to accomplish in all four years of the First World War. The fall of France was a stunning victory. It altered the balance of power in Europe in one stroke and convinced the entire world that the Nazi War machine was unstoppable. But as Lloyd Clark, a leading British military historian and academic, argues in Blitzkrieg, much of our understanding of this victory, and blitzkrieg itself, is based on myth. The tactic was not really new, and far from being a forgone victory, Hitler's invasion was incredibly risky and could easily have failed had the Allies been even slightly less inept or the Germans less fortunate. And while speed and mechanization were essential, 90 percent of Germany's ground forces were still reliant on horses, bicycles, and their own feet for transportation. Their surprise victory proved the apex of their achievement; far from being undefeatable, Clark argues, the campaign revealed Germany's vulnerabilities, lessons not learned by Hitler as he began to plan for the invasion of the Soviet Union. A definitive history of the events of 1940, Blitzkrieg is Lloyd Clark at his best.--Dust jacket.

A field guide to lies : critical thinking in the information age / Daniel J. Levitin.

November 2, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: A field guide to lies : critical thinking in the information age / Daniel J. Levitin.
Author: Levitin, Daniel J.,
Call Number: BC177 .L486 2016
Description: Outlines recommendations for critical thinking practices that meet the challenges of the digital age's misinformation, demonstrating the role of science in information literacy while explaining the importance of skeptical reasoning in making decisions based on online information.

The history and uncertain future of handwriting / Anne Trubek.

November 2, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: The history and uncertain future of handwriting / Anne Trubek.
Author: Trubek, Anne, 1966-
Call Number: Z40 .T78 2016
Description: This book uncovers the long and significant impact handwriting has had on culture and humanity--from the first recorded handwriting on the clay tablets of the Sumerians some four thousand years ago and the invention of the alphabet as we know it, to the rising value of handwritten manuscripts today.

The bitcoin guidebook : how to obtain, invest, and spend the world's first decentralized cryptocurrency / Ian DeMartino.

November 2, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: The bitcoin guidebook : how to obtain, invest, and spend the world's first decentralized cryptocurrency / Ian DeMartino.
Author: DeMartino, Ian,
Call Number: HG1710 .D46 2016

Networks of New York : an illustrated field guide to urban Internet infrastructure / Ingrid Burrington.

November 2, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Networks of New York : an illustrated field guide to urban Internet infrastructure / Ingrid Burrington.
Author: Burrington, Ingrid,
Call Number: TK5103 .B87 2016

Palliative and end-of-life care / James C. Pace, Dorothy Wholihan, editors.

November 2, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Palliative and end-of-life care / James C. Pace, Dorothy Wholihan, editors.
Call Number: RT1 .N77 vol. 51, no.3

Teach students how to learn : strategies you can incorporate into any course to improve student metacognition, study skills, and motivation / Saundra Yancy McGuire with Stephanie McGuire ; foreword by Thomas A. Angelo.

November 2, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Teach students how to learn : strategies you can incorporate into any course to improve student metacognition, study skills, and motivation / Saundra Yancy McGuire with Stephanie McGuire ; foreword by Thomas A. Angelo.
Author: McGuire, Saundra Yancy,
Call Number: LB1025.3 .M356 2015

Utopia is creepy : and other provocations / Nicholas Carr.

October 24, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Utopia is creepy : and other provocations / Nicholas Carr.
Author: Carr, Nicholas G., 1959-
Call Number: T14.5 .C38 2016
Description: "A freewheeling, sharp-shooting indictment of our tech-besotted culture by the Pulitzer Prize finalist. Over the past dozen years, Nicholas Carr has made his name as an agenda-setting writer on our complicated relationship with technology. Gathering posts from his blog Rough Type as well as seminal pieces published in The Atlantic, the MIT Technology Review, and the Wall Street Journal, he now provides an alternative history of the digital age, chronicling its roller-coaster crazes and crashes (remember MySpace or Second Life?). Ground-breaking essays such as 'Is Google Making Us Stupid?' and 'Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Privacy' dissect the logic behind Silicon Valley's 'liberation mythology, ' laying bare how technology has both enriched and imprisoned us--sometimes at the same time. A forward-looking new essay rounds out the collection. With searching assessments of topics from the future of work and play to free choice and the fate of reading, Carr once again challenges us to see our world anew"--Provided by publisher.