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The theory that changed everything : "On the Origin of Species" as a work in progress / Philip Lieberman.

February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: The theory that changed everything : "On the Origin of Species" as a work in progress / Philip Lieberman.
Author: Lieberman, Philip,
Call Number: QH365.O8 L54 2018
Description: "Few people have done as much to change how we view the world as Charles Darwin. Yet On the Origin of Species is more cited than read, and parts of it are even considered outdated. In some ways, it has been consigned to the nineteenth century. In The Theory That Changed Everything, the renowned cognitive scientist Philip Lieberman demonstrates that there is no better guide to the world's living--and still evolving--things than Darwin and that the phenomena he observed are still being explored at the frontiers of science. In an exploration that ranges from Darwin's transformative trip aboard the Beagle to Lieberman's own sojourns in the remotest regions of the Himalayas, this book relates fresh, contemporary findings to the major concepts of Darwinian theory, which transcends natural selection. Drawing on his own research into the evolution of human linguistic and cognitive abilities, Lieberman explains the paths that adapted human anatomy to language. He demystifies the role of recently identified transcriptional and epigenetic factors encoded in DNA, explaining how nineteenth-century Swedish famines alternating with years of plenty caused survivors' grandchildren to die many years short of their life expectancy. Lieberman is equally at home decoding supermarket shelves and climbing with the Sherpas as he discusses how natural selection explains features from lactose tolerance to ease of breathing at Himalayan altitudes. With conversational clarity and memorable examples, Lieberman relates the insights that led to groundbreaking discoveries in both Darwin's time and our own while asking provocative questions about what Darwin would have made of controversial issues today, such as GMOs, endangered species, and the God question."--Dust jacket.

The square and the tower : networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook / Niall Ferguson.

February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: The square and the tower : networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook / Niall Ferguson.
Author: Ferguson, Niall,
Call Number: HM741 .F424 2018
Description: A "recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a struggle between old power hierarchies and new social networks"--Dust jacket.

Fire and fury : inside the Trump White House / Michael Wolff.

February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Fire and fury : inside the Trump White House / Michael Wolff.
Author: Wolff, Michael, 1953-
Call Number: E913 .W65 2018
Description: "The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous -- and absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself. In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office. Among the revelations : What President Trump's staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn't be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration's strategy in the wake of Bannon's firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers. Never before has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion" -- Book jacket.

Experience on demand : what virtual reality is, how it works, and what it can do / Jeremy Bailenson.

February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Experience on demand : what virtual reality is, how it works, and what it can do / Jeremy Bailenson.
Author: Bailenson, Jeremy,
Call Number: QA76.9.C65 B345 2018
Description: Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they’ re real, are already widely available with a VR headset and will only become more accessible and commonplace. But how does this new medium affect its users, and does it have a future beyond fantasy and escapism? In Experience on Demand, Jeremy Bailenson draws on two decades spent researching the psychological effects of VR and other mass media to help readers understand this powerful new tool. He offers expert guidelines for interacting with VR and describes the profound ways this technology can be put to use― not to distance ourselves from reality, but to enrich our lives and influence us to treat others, the environment, and even ourselves better. In the world of VR, a football quarterback plays a game against a competing team hundreds of times before even stepping onto the field; members of the United Nations embody a young girl in a refugee camp going through her day-to-day life; and veterans once again walk through the streets where they had experienced trauma. There are dangers and many unknowns in using VR, but it also can help us hone our performance, recover from trauma, improve our learning and communication abilities, and enhance our empathic and imaginative capacities. Like any new technology, its most incredible uses might be waiting just around the corner. Experience on Demand is the definitive look at the risks and potential of VR― a must-read for navigating both the virtual and the physical worlds ahead.

The amorous heart : an unconventional history of love / Marilyn Yalom.

February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: The amorous heart : an unconventional history of love / Marilyn Yalom.
Author: Yalom, Marilyn,
Call Number: GT498.H45 Y35 2018
Description: "The symmetrical, scalloped, exuberant heart is everywhere: it gives shape to candy and candy boxes, cookies and cakes, earrings and pendants, floral arrangements, jewelry containers, vases, soaps, padlocks, and frothy milk on top of a cup of coffee. We see it used as a verb on t-shirts ("I [heart] New York") and in text messages (the incredible variety of heart emojis). In all of its forms, and across borders, continents, and languages, the heart symbol conveys one thing, and one thing only: love. How can we explain the ubiquity and power of what might be the most recognizable symbol in the world? In The Amorous Heart, Marilyn Yalom embarks on an investigation into the heart's mysteries, tracking the heart metaphor and heart iconography across three thousand years and shedding light on how human beings have found, expressed, and experienced love itself"--

RN adult medical surgical nursing review module / contributors, Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].

February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: RN adult medical surgical nursing review module / contributors, Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].
Call Number: RD32.3 .R443 2016
Description: This specialized review module book from ATI contains comprehensive nursing content and critical thinking and application exercises. It is organized into units covering the foundations of nursing care (Unit 1), body systems and physiological processes (Unit 2 to 13), and perioperative care (Unit 14).

RN community health nursing : review module / contributors, Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].

February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: RN community health nursing : review module / contributors, Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].
Call Number: RT98 .R34 2016

Nursing leadership and management : review module / contributors: Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].

February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Nursing leadership and management : review module / contributors: Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].
Call Number: RT89.3 .L433 2016
Description: This specialized review module book from ATI contains comprehensive nursing content and critical thinking and application exercises. It is organized into units covering client care and professional and workplace responsibilities.

RN pharmacology for nursing : review module / contributors Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].

February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: RN pharmacology for nursing : review module / contributors Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].
Call Number: RT55 .P534 2016
Description: "The overall goal of this Content Mastery series pharmacology module is to provide nursing students with an additional resource for the focused review of "Pharmacology for nursing care" content relevant to NCLEX preparation and entry level nursing practice."

RN mental health nursing : review module / contributors, Norma Jean Henry [and others].

February 23, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: RN mental health nursing : review module / contributors, Norma Jean Henry [and others].
Author: Sommer, Sheryl.
Call Number: RC440 .R443 2016

Nutrition for nursing : review module / contributors Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].

February 23, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Nutrition for nursing : review module / contributors Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].
Call Number: RM216 .N883 2016

Fundamentals for nursing : review module / contributors, Norma Jean Henry [and others].

February 21, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Fundamentals for nursing : review module / contributors, Norma Jean Henry [and others].
Call Number: RT55 .N873 2016

Learning strategies : your guide to classroom and test-taking success / Amanda Wolkowitz, editor ; Tony Juve, Matthew Scaruto, [and] Johanna Barnes, associate editors.

February 14, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Learning strategies : your guide to classroom and test-taking success / Amanda Wolkowitz, editor ; Tony Juve, Matthew Scaruto, [and] Johanna Barnes, associate editors.
Call Number: LB1049 .L437 2009
Description: A research-based book designed to help prepare for enhanced college classroom and academic performance. Contained are self-assessment inventories to help quickly determine your strengths and weaknesses inside and outside the classroom. They also provide a general assessment of your test-taking skills. Then it provides strategies for absorbing more information during lectures, creating and maintaining productive study environments, and succeeding on classroom and standardized tests. -- Publisher description

RN nursing care of children : review module / contributors, Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].

February 14, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: RN nursing care of children : review module / contributors, Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].
Call Number: RJ245 .P433 2016
Description: This review module is a component of the Comprehensive Assessment and Review Program and is designed to be used in conjunction with content area exams. It Includes key points and critical thinking exercises (with answer keys) for nursing management for a variety of conditions.

RN maternal newborn nursing : review module / contributors, Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].

February 14, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: RN maternal newborn nursing : review module / contributors, Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].
Call Number: RG951 .M383 2016

Plugged in : how media attract and affect youth / Patti M. Valkenburg, Jessica Taylor Piotrowski.

February 14, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Plugged in : how media attract and affect youth / Patti M. Valkenburg, Jessica Taylor Piotrowski.
Author: Valkenburg, Patti M., 1958-
Call Number: HQ799.2.M35 V35 2017
Description: "An illuminating study of the complex relationship between children and media in the digital age. Now, as never before, young people are surrounded by media--thanks to the sophistication and portability of the technology that puts it literally in the palms of their hands. Drawing on data and empirical research that cross many fields and continents, authors Valkenburg and Piotrowski examine the role of media in the lives of children from birth through adolescence, addressing the complex issues of how media affect the young and what adults can do to encourage responsible use in an age of selfies, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This important study looks at both the sunny and the dark side of media use by today's youth, including why and how their preferences change throughout childhood, whether digital gaming is harmful or helpful, the effects of placing tablets and smartphones in the hands of toddlers, the susceptibility of young people to online advertising, the legitimacy of parental concerns about media multitasking, and more."--Jacket.

Australia / main contributors, Jan Bowen, Helen Duffy, Paul Kloeden, Jacinta le Plaistrier, Sue Neales, Ingrid Ohlssen, Tamara Thiessen.

February 14, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Australia / main contributors, Jan Bowen, Helen Duffy, Paul Kloeden, Jacinta le Plaistrier, Sue Neales, Ingrid Ohlssen, Tamara Thiessen.
Author: Bowen, Jan,
Call Number: DU95 .B69 2018
Description: Provides background information on Australia; describes the major sights, and suggests hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

Brazil / main contributors Alex Bellos and Shawn Blore.

February 14, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Brazil / main contributors Alex Bellos and Shawn Blore.
Call Number: F2509.5 .B73 2018
Description: "DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil is full of inspiring photography and unique illustrations of major attractions such as Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, the Iguacu waterfalls, and the Teatro Amazonas opera house in Manaus. Learn about Brazil's diverse peoples, music, capoeira, Carnaval, and cuisines. Follow tips on samba schools, wildlife-spotting, shopping, getting around, and the best places to eat and stay"--www.dk.com.

Czech & Slovak Republics / contributors, Marek Pernal, Tomasz Darmochwa, Marek Ruminski, Jakub Sito, Barbara Sudnik-Wojcikowska ; translator, Magda Hannay.

February 14, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Czech & Slovak Republics / contributors, Marek Pernal, Tomasz Darmochwa, Marek Ruminski, Jakub Sito, Barbara Sudnik-Wojcikowska ; translator, Magda Hannay.
Author: Pernal, Marek, 1956-
Call Number: DB2010 .P47 2018

Denmark / main contributors Monika Witkowska and Joanna Hald.

February 14, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Denmark / main contributors Monika Witkowska and Joanna Hald.
Author: Witkowska, Monika,
Call Number: DL107 .D412 2018
Description: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Denmark is your in-depth guide to the very best of the country of Denmark.