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Do you believe in magic? : vitamins, supplements, and all things natural: a look behind the curtain / Paul A. Offit, M.D.

June 16, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Do you believe in magic? : vitamins, supplements, and all things natural: a look behind the curtain / Paul A. Offit, M.D.
Author: Offit, Paul A., M. D.
Call Number: R733 .O38 2014
Description: A half-century ago, acupuncture, homeopathy, naturopathy, Chinese herbs, Christian exorcisms, dietary supplements, chiropractic manipulations, and ayurvedic remedies were considered on the fringe of medicine. Now these practices -- known variably as alternative, complementary, holistic, or integrative medicine have become mainstream, used by half of all Americans today to treat a variety of conditions, from excess weight to cancer. But alternative medicine is an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks, and many popular alternative therapies are ineffective, expensive, or even deadly. In Do you Believe in Magic, Dr. Offit debunks the treatments that don't work and tells us why, and takes on the media celebrities who promote alternative medicine. Using dramatic real-life stories, he separates the sense from the nonsense, explaining why any therapy -- alternative or traditional -- should be scrutinized. As Dr. Offit explains, some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response, but "there's no such thing as alternative medicine. There's only medicine that works and medicine that doesn't."

Myths of the oil boom : American national security in a global energy market / Steve A. Yetiv.

June 16, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Myths of the oil boom : American national security in a global energy market / Steve A. Yetiv.
Author: Yetiv, Steven A.
Call Number: HD9566 .Y48 2015
Description: "Steve A. Yetiv, an award-winning expert on the geopolitics of oil, takes stock of our new era of heightened petroleum production and sets out to demolish both the old myths and misconceptions about oil as well as the new ones that are quickly proliferating"--

Feminist thought : a more comprehensive introduction / Rosemarie Tong, University of North Carolina, Charlotte ; with a special contribution by Tina Fernandes Botts, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

June 16, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Feminist thought : a more comprehensive introduction / Rosemarie Tong, University of North Carolina, Charlotte ; with a special contribution by Tina Fernandes Botts, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Author: Tong, Rosemarie.
Call Number: HQ1206 .T65 2014
Description: "Feminist Thought is a clear, comprehensive, and incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, from liberal feminism, radical feminism, and Marxist and socialist feminism to care-focused feminism, psychoanalytic feminism, women of color feminisms, and ecofeminism. The fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded. The chapter on multiculturalism was renamed Women of Color Feminisms and significantly updated, revised, and expanded by Tina Fernandes Botts of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The revisions also include a new section on existentialism as it relates to postmodern feminism, and a new conclusion that contemplates third-wave feminism and the future directions of feminist theory. Learning tools such as the new end-of-chapter discussion questions, and the bibliography, organized by topics within chapters, make Feminist Thought an essential resource for students and thinkers who want to understand the theoretical origins and complexities of contemporary feminist debates."--Pub. desc.

Encyclopedia of electronic components. Volume 3, Sensors : location, presence, proximity, orientation, oscillation, force, load, human input, liquid and gas properties, light, heat, sound, electricity / Charles Platt and Fredrik Jansson.

June 16, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Encyclopedia of electronic components. Volume 3, Sensors : location, presence, proximity, orientation, oscillation, force, load, human input, liquid and gas properties, light, heat, sound, electricity / Charles Platt and Fredrik Jansson.
Author: Platt, Charles,
Call Number: TK7874 .P588 2015

India's war : World War II and the making of modern South Asia / Srinath Raghavan.

June 16, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: India's war : World War II and the making of modern South Asia / Srinath Raghavan.
Author: Raghavan, Srinath,
Call Number: D767.6 .R27 2016
Description: "Between 1939 and 1945 India underwent irreversible change when Indians suddenly found themselves fighting in World War II, and the author paints a picture of battles abroad and life on the home front, arguing that the war is crucial to explaining why colonial rule ended in South Asia, "--NoveList.

Digitization and digital archiving : a practical guide for librarians / Elizabeth R. Leggett.

June 16, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Digitization and digital archiving : a practical guide for librarians / Elizabeth R. Leggett.
Author: Leggett, Elizabeth R., 1985-
Call Number: CD973.D53 L44 2014
Description: More and more, library patrons are embracing the ease with which information can be accessed digitally. In an instant, a few keywords can bring patrons exactly what they desire, such as a book or a photograph, rather than going through the much more tedious activity of browsing through shelves, searching for a call number, or, even more daunting, the process of trying to work a microfilm reel. Thus, many librarians in libraries of every size and type are currently working toward making more information available electronically. This process can be daunting, however.' Digitization and digital archiving: a practical guide for librarians' seeks to answer the following common questions: What should be stored? Where and how should it be stored? How exactly is information stored in a computer? Does it really make a difference if one uses a jpg or a tiff file? This book is a comprehensive guide to the process of digital storage and archiving. Assuming only basic computer knowledge, this guide walks the reader through everything he or she needs to know to start or maintain a digital archiving project. Any librarian interested in how digital information is stored can benefit from this guide.

The only rule is it has to work : our wild experiment building a new kind of baseball team / Ben Lindbergh + Sam Miller.

June 10, 2016 - 9:40pm
Title: The only rule is it has to work : our wild experiment building a new kind of baseball team / Ben Lindbergh + Sam Miller.
Author: Lindbergh, Ben,
Call Number: GV875.S57 L56 2016
Description: "It's the ultimate in fantasy baseball: You get to pick the roster, set the lineup, and decide on strategies -- with real players, in a real ballpark, in a real playoff race. That's what baseball analysts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller got to do when an independent minor-league team in California, the Sonoma Stompers, offered them the chance to run its baseball operations according to the most advanced statistics. Their story in The Only Rule is it Has to Work is unlike any other baseball tale you've ever read."--

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY MADE INCREDIBLYEASY!

June 9, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY MADE INCREDIBLYEASY!
Call Number: -

Track changes : a literary history of word processing / Matthew G. Kirschenbaum.

June 9, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Track changes : a literary history of word processing / Matthew G. Kirschenbaum.
Author: Kirschenbaum, Matthew G.,
Call Number: Z52.4 .K57 2016
Description: "The story of writing in the digital age is every bit as messy as the ink-stained rags that littered the floor of Gutenberg's print shop or the hot molten lead of the linotype machine. During the period of the pivotal growth and widespread adoption of word processing as a writing technology, some authors embraced it as a marvel while others decried it as the death of literature. The product of years of archival research and numerous interviews conducted by the author, Track Changes is the first literary history of word processing. Matthew Kirschenbaum examines how the interests and ideals of creative authorship came to coexist with the computer revolution. Who were the first adopters? What kind of anxieties did they share? Was word processing perceived as just a better typewriter or something more? How did it change our understanding of writing? Track Changes balances the stories of individual writers with a consideration of how the seemingly ineffable act of writing is always grounded in particular instruments and media, from quills to keyboards. Along the way, we discover the candidates for the first novel written on a word processor, explore the surprisingly varied reasons why writers of both popular and serious literature adopted the technology, trace the spread of new metaphors and ideas from word processing in fiction and poetry, and consider the fate of literary scholarship and memory in an era when the final remnants of authorship may consist of folders on a hard drive or documents in the cloud."--Provided by publisher.

Lost boys : inside football's slave trade / Ed Hawkins.

June 9, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Lost boys : inside football's slave trade / Ed Hawkins.
Author: Hawkins, Ed (Journalist),
Call Number: GV943 .H33 2015
Description: From South America and Africa, kids as young as 13 are leaving poverty-stricken families for a new life in Europe, having been sold the vision of untold riches and the trappings of professional football. This is football's slave trade - the beautiful game turned ugly. Talent-spotted by scouts, these kids are told they could be 'the next big thing'. But the reality is very different. Having spent their family's life savings to join a much-hyped academy, they soon discover the academies barely exist and that they have been exploited. Only a tiny percentage of the hopefuls are chosen just to be coached for the slim chance of a professional contract; the rest are abandoned. With no money to go home - let alone the confidence to face their heartbroken families - the Lost Boys find themselves stuck in the country they have been trafficked to, with crime often their only means of survival. The Lost Boys exposes for the first time the anatomy of football's human-trafficking scandal, the extent of the abuse, and how it ruins lives and threatens the credibility of the sport. With unique access to a charity trying to rescue and repatriate the children and a special investigative unit set up to stem the problem, Ed Hawkins gets under the fingernails of one of the most serious and heart-rending issues in sport today.

Love Canal : a toxic history from Colonial times to the present / Richard S. Newman.

June 8, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Love Canal : a toxic history from Colonial times to the present / Richard S. Newman.
Author: Newman, Richard S.,
Call Number: TD181.N72 N51355 2016

This is your brain on parasites : how tiny creatures manipulate our behavior and shape society / Kathleen McAuliffe.

June 8, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: This is your brain on parasites : how tiny creatures manipulate our behavior and shape society / Kathleen McAuliffe.
Author: McAuliffe, Kathleen,
Call Number: RC346 .M36 2016
Description: "Based on a wildly popular Atlantic article: an astonishing investigation into the world of microbes, and the myriad ways they control how other creatures -- including humans -- act, feel, and think As we are now discovering, parasites -- microbes that cannot thrive and reproduce without another organism as a host -- are shockingly sophisticated and extraordinarily powerful. In fact, a plethora of parasites affect our behavior in ways we have barely begun to understand. In this mind-bending book, McAuliffe reveals the eons-old war between parasites and other creatures that is playing out in our very own bodies. And more surprising still, she uncovers the decisive role that parasites may have played in the rise and demise of entire civilizations. Our obsession with cleanliness and our experience of disgust are both evolutionary tools for avoiding infection, but they evolved differently for different populations. Political, social, and religious differences among societies may be caused, in part, by the different parasites that prey on us. In the tradition of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel and Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish, This Is Your Brain on Parasites is both a journey into cutting-edge science and a revelatory examination of what it means to be human. "--

PREPARATION FOR THE GED TEST; MARION DAUSSES...ET AL.

June 8, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: PREPARATION FOR THE GED TEST; MARION DAUSSES...ET AL.
Call Number: -

WIlderness navigation : finding your way using map, compass, altimeter & gps / Bob Burns and Mike Burns.

June 8, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: WIlderness navigation : finding your way using map, compass, altimeter & gps / Bob Burns and Mike Burns.
Author: Burns, Bob, 1942-
Call Number: GV200.4 .B87 2015

The assassination complex : inside the government's secret drone warfare program / Jeremy Scahill and the staff of The Intercept.

June 6, 2016 - 10:40am
Title: The assassination complex : inside the government's secret drone warfare program / Jeremy Scahill and the staff of The Intercept.
Author: Scahill, Jeremy,
Call Number: UG1242.D7 S33 2016
Description: The "author and his colleagues at the investigative website, The Intercept, expose stunning new details about America's secret assassination policy."--NoveList.

Connectography : mapping the future of global civilization / Parag Khanna.

June 6, 2016 - 5:40am
Title: Connectography : mapping the future of global civilization / Parag Khanna.
Author: Khanna, Parag,
Call Number: GF47 .K43 2016
Description: "Mankind is reengineering the planet, investing up to ten trillion dollars per year in transportation, energy, and communications infrastructure linking the worlds burgeoning megacities together. This has profound consequences for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the environment, and social identity. Connectivity, not geography, is our destiny. Khanna argues that new energy discoveries and technologies have eliminated the need for resource wars; ambitious transport corridors and power grids are unscrambling Africas fraught colonial borders; even the Arab world is evolving a more peaceful map as it builds resource and trade routes across its war-torn landscape. At the same time, thriving hubs such as Singapore and Dubai are injecting dynamism into young and heavily populated regions, cyber-communities empower commerce across vast distances, and the worlds ballooning financial assets are being wisely invested into building an inclusive global society. Beneath the chaos of a world that appears to be falling apart is a new foundation of connectivity pulling it together." --

Style : lessons in clarity and grace / Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup.

June 3, 2016 - 7:40am
Title: Style : lessons in clarity and grace / Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup.
Author: Williams, Joseph M.,
Call Number: PE1421 .W545 2017

American girls : social media and the secret lives of teenagers / Nancy Jo Sales.

June 2, 2016 - 2:40pm
Title: American girls : social media and the secret lives of teenagers / Nancy Jo Sales.
Author: Sales, Nancy Jo,
Call Number: HQ799.2.I5 S25 2016
Description: Instagram. Whisper. Yik Yak. Vine. YouTube. Kik. Ask.fm. Tinder. The dominant force in the lives of girls coming of age in America today is social media. What it is doing to an entire generation of young women? From Montclair to Manhattan and Los Angeles, from Florida and Arizona to Texas and Kentucky, Sales crisscrossed the country, speaking to more than two hundred girls, ages thirteen to nineteen, and documenting a massive change in the way girls are growing up, a phenomenon that transcends race, geography, and household income. American Girls provides a disturbing portrait of the end of childhood as we know it and of the inexorable and ubiquitous experience of a new kind of adolescence -- one dominated by new social and sexual norms, where a girl's first crushes and experiences of longing and romance occur in an accelerated electronic environment; where issues of identity and self-esteem are magnified and transformed by social platforms that provide instantaneous judgment. What does it mean to be a girl in America in 2016? It means coming of age online in a hypersexualized culture that has normalized extreme behavior, from pornography to the casual exchange of nude photographs; a culture rife with a virulent new strain of sexism and a sometimes self-undermining notion of feminist empowerment; a culture in which teenagers are spending so much time on technology and social media that they are not developing basic communication skills. From beauty gurus to slut-shaming to a disconcerting trend of exhibitionism, Nancy Jo Sales provides a shocking window into the troubling world of today's teenage girls.

The happiness illusion : how the media sold us a fairytale / edited by Luke Hockley and Nadi Fadina.

June 2, 2016 - 2:40pm
Title: The happiness illusion : how the media sold us a fairytale / edited by Luke Hockley and Nadi Fadina.
Call Number: GR550 .H275 2015

The politics of autism : navigating the contested spectrum / John J. Pitney.

June 2, 2016 - 2:40pm
Title: The politics of autism : navigating the contested spectrum / John J. Pitney.
Author: Pitney, John J., Jr., 1955-
Call Number: RC553.A88 P58 2015
Description: "In this first book devoted exclusively to the contentious politics of autism, noted political scientist and public policy expert John J. Pitney, Jr., explains how autism has evolved into a heated political issue disputed by scientists, educators, social workers, and families."--Jacket.