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America's founding and the struggle over economic inequality / Clement Fatovic.

February 16, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: America's founding and the struggle over economic inequality / Clement Fatovic.
Author: Fatovic, Clement, 1973-
Call Number: HN90.S6 F38 2015
Description: "The causes of economic inequality and the problems growing inequality poses for our political system have been major concerns in America particularly since the Great Recession of 2008. This is not new to American politics; Clem Fatovic shows how economic inequality was a major concern of Americans at the founding of the republic. Now many say that economic inequality is simply the price we pay for freedom; in the late 18th century economic inequality was seen as a threat to freedom and to the democracy we were starting in the United States. This is a study of the dimensions of economic inequality in the early republic and the measures that were discussed and debated about how to deal with it"--

Lactivism : how feminists and fundamentalists, hippies and yuppies, and physicians and politicians made breastfeeding big business and bad policy / Courtney Jung.

February 12, 2016 - 11:40pm
Title: Lactivism : how feminists and fundamentalists, hippies and yuppies, and physicians and politicians made breastfeeding big business and bad policy / Courtney Jung.
Author: Jung, Courtney, 1965-
Call Number: HQ1181.U5 J86 2015
Description: "Breastfeeding has become a moral imperative in 21st century America. Once upon a time, this moral imperative made sense. Breastfeeding was believed to bring multiple health benefits, including increased resistance to many chronic and even fatal diseases, protection against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), improved intelligence, and countless immunities. The irony now, however, is that breastfeeding continues to gain moral force just as scientists are showing that its benefits have been greatly exaggerated. In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention declared the failure to breastfeed "a public health issue, " thus placing bottle-feeding on par with smoking, obesity, and unsafe sex. Recently, politicians too have launched highly visible breastfeeding initiatives, such as former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's well-publicized Latch On campaign. And, meanwhile, women who don't breastfeed their babies have found themselves with a lot of explaining to do. Physicians, public health officials, and other mothers are pressuring them to breastfeed even though the best science shows that the advantages of doing so are minimal at best. What is going on? In Lactivism, Courtney Jung offers the most deeply researched and far-reaching critique of the breastfeeding imperative to date. Drawing on a wide range of evidence, from rigorously peer-reviewed scientific research to interviews with physicians, politicians, business interests, activists, social workers, and mothers from across the social and political spectrum, Jung presents an eye-opening account of how a practice that began as an alternative to Big Business has become Big Business itself"--

A survival guide to the misinformation age : scientific habits of mind / David J. Helfand.

February 12, 2016 - 11:40am
Title: A survival guide to the misinformation age : scientific habits of mind / David J. Helfand.
Author: Helfand, D. J. (David J.), 1950-
Call Number: Q172.5.E77 H45 2016

Homefront 911 : how families of veterans are wounded by our wars / Stacy Bannerman.

February 12, 2016 - 11:40am
Title: Homefront 911 : how families of veterans are wounded by our wars / Stacy Bannerman.
Author: Bannerman, Stacy,
Call Number: UB403 .B36 2015
Description: "The hallmarks of America's War on Terror have been repeated long deployments and a high percentage of troops returning with psychological problems. Family members of combat veterans are at a higher risk of potentially lethal domestic violence than almost any other demographic; it's estimated that one in four children of active-duty service members have symptoms of depression; and nearly one million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan require increased care due to physical or psychological trauma. But, despite these staggering trends, civilian America has not been mobilized to take care of the families left behind; the American homefront, which traditionally has been rallied to support the nation's war efforts, has disappeared. In Homefront 911, Stacy Bannerman, a nationally-recognized advocate for military families, provides an insider's view of how more than a decade of war has contributed to the emerging crisis we are experiencing in today's military and veteran families as they battle with overwhelmed VA offices, a public they feel doesn't understand their sacrifices, and a nation that still isn't fully prepared to help those who have given so much. Bannerman, whose husband served in Iraq, describes how extended deployments cause cumulative, long-lasting strain on families who may not see their parent, child, or spouse for months on end. She goes on to share the tools she and others have found to begin to heal their families, and advocates policies for advancing programs, services, and civilian support, all to help repair the broken agreement that the nation will care for its returning soldiers and their families"--

Multiplayer game programming : architecting networked games / Joshua Glazer, Sanjay Madhav.

February 10, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Multiplayer game programming : architecting networked games / Joshua Glazer, Sanjay Madhav.
Author: Madhav, Sanjay,
Call Number: QA76.76.C672 M33 2016

Why torture doesn't work : the neuroscience of interrogation / Shane O'Mara.

February 10, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Why torture doesn't work : the neuroscience of interrogation / Shane O'Mara.
Author: O'Mara, S. M. (Shane M.)
Call Number: RC552.T7 O43 2015
Description: "Torture is banned because it is cruel and inhumane. But as Shane O'Mara writes in this account of the human brain under stress, another reason torture should never be condoned is because it does not work the way torturers assume it does. In countless films and TV shows such as Homeland and 24, torture is portrayed as a harsh necessity. If cruelty can extract secrets that will save lives, so be it. CIA officers and others conducted torture using precisely this justification. But does torture accomplish what its defenders say it does? For ethical reasons, there are no scientific studies of torture. But neuroscientists know a lot about how the brain reacts to fear, extreme temperatures, starvation, thirst, sleep deprivation, and immersion in freezing water, all tools of the torturer's trade. These stressors create problems for memory, mood, and thinking, and sufferers predictably produce information that is deeply unreliable--and, for intelligence purposes, even counterproductive. As O'Mara guides us through the neuroscience of suffering, he reveals the brain to be much more complex than the brute calculations of torturers have allowed, and he points the way to a humane approach to interrogation, founded in the science of brain and behavior. Torture may be effective in forcing confessions, as in Stalin's Russia. But if we want information that we can depend on to save lives, O'Mara writes, our model should be Napoleon: 'It has always been recognized that this way of interrogating men, by putting them to torture, produces nothing worthwhile.'" -- Publisher's description

Understanding the Department of Homeland Security / Don Philpott.

February 10, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Understanding the Department of Homeland Security / Don Philpott.
Author: Philpott, Don (NETC)91131
Call Number: HV 6432.4 .P571 2015
Description: "Understanding the Department of Homeland Security discusses why the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)--the largest and the newest department of government--was established and then takes a detailed look at the role of the 22 different federal departments and agencies that were incorporated into it. DHS has more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Its duties are wide-ranging, but the goal is clear--keeping America safe. Features: An analytical look at the Department of Homeland Security and all its component agencies. A list of all the major homeland security incidents over the last 100 years. About the Series: The Cabinet Series looks at the major departments in the Federal Government explaining why they were created and the responsibilities of each agency and how they conduct their daily business at home and abroad. It helps to explain what federal agencies do and how they affect the lives of citizens."--From back cover.

The secret game : a wartime story of courage, change, and basketball's lost triumph / Scott Ellsworth.

February 9, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: The secret game : a wartime story of courage, change, and basketball's lost triumph / Scott Ellsworth.
Author: Ellsworth, Scott,
Call Number: GV885.72.N8 E45 2015
Description: Story of a 1944 illegal basketball game between the North Carolina College for Negroes in Durham and the Duke University medical school team.

Ronald Reagan / Jacob Weisberg.

February 9, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Ronald Reagan / Jacob Weisberg.
Author: Weisberg, Jacob.
Call Number: E877 .W45 2016
Description: "In the second half of the twentieth century, no American president defined his political era as did Ronald Reagan. He ushered in an age that extolled smaller government, tax cuts, and strong defense, and to this day politicians of both political parties operate within the parameters of the world he made. His eight years in office from 1981 to 1989 were a time of economic crisis and recovery, a new American assertiveness abroad, and an engagement with the Soviet Union that began in conflict but moved in surprising new directions. Jacob Weisberg provides a bracing portrait of America's fortieth president and the ideas that animated his political career, offering a fresh psychological interpretation and showing that there was more to Reagan than the usual stereotypes. Reagan, he observes, was a staunch conservative but was also unafraid to compromise and cut deals where necessary. And Reagan espoused a firm belief, just as firm as his belief in small government and strong defense, that nuclear weapons were immoral and ought to be eliminated. Weisberg argues that these facets of Reagan were too often ignored in his time but reveal why his presidency turned out to be so consequential. In the years since Reagan left office, he has been cast in marble by the Republican Party and dismissed by the Democrats. Weisberg shows why we need to move past these responses if we wish truly to appreciate his accomplishments and his legacy."--From book jacket.

Sports and labor in the United States / Michael Schiavone.

February 9, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Sports and labor in the United States / Michael Schiavone.
Author: Schiavone, Michael,
Call Number: GV716 .S35 2015

Anatomy of love : a natural history of mating, marriage, and why we stray / Helen Fisher, PhD.

February 9, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Anatomy of love : a natural history of mating, marriage, and why we stray / Helen Fisher, PhD.
Author: Fisher, Helen E.,
Call Number: HQ728 .F454 2016
Description: Updated to include the latest research on anthropology and internet-age relationships, a revised edition of a classic reference examines the brain's role in love and courtship while making recommendations for returning to traditional patterns of romance. By the author of Why We Love. --Publisher's description.

Neonatology at a glance / edited by Tom Lissauer, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Lawrence Miall, Jonathan Fanaroff ; associate editors, Nicholas Hoque, Moira A. Crowley.

February 9, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Neonatology at a glance / edited by Tom Lissauer, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Lawrence Miall, Jonathan Fanaroff ; associate editors, Nicholas Hoque, Moira A. Crowley.
Call Number: RJ251 .N38 2016
Description: "Neonatology at a Glance provides a concise, illustrated overview of neonatal medicine. Written by leading international experts, it provides essential information on perinatal medicine, delivery, the normal newborn infant and neonatal problems encountered in neonatal intensive care units and their management. Each topic is supported by excellent illustrations, diagrams, and, for the first time, video clips to show neonatal resuscitation and stabilizing the sick newborn, normal examination, the baby with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, recognition of seizures and practical procedures."--Back cover.

The respiratory system at a glance / Jeremy P.T. Ward, Jane Ward, Richard M. Leach.

February 9, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: The respiratory system at a glance / Jeremy P.T. Ward, Jane Ward, Richard M. Leach.
Author: Ward, Jeremy P. T.,
Call Number: RC731 .W38 2015

Sexual and reproductive health at a glance / Catriona Melville.

February 9, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Sexual and reproductive health at a glance / Catriona Melville.
Author: Melville, Catriona,
Call Number: RA788 .M45 2015

Nutrition at a glance / editor-in-chief, Sangita Sharma ; co-editors, Fariba Kolahdooz, Tony Sheehy ; founding editor, Mary Barasi.

February 9, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Nutrition at a glance / editor-in-chief, Sangita Sharma ; co-editors, Fariba Kolahdooz, Tony Sheehy ; founding editor, Mary Barasi.
Call Number: QP141.A1 B367 2016