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Instill & inspire : the John & Vivian Hewitt collection of African-American art / text by Grace C. Stanislaus.

August 25, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Instill & inspire : the John & Vivian Hewitt collection of African-American art / text by Grace C. Stanislaus.
Call Number: N6538.N5 I575 2017
Description: "The John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art represents works that celebrate the expression and passion of twenty artists, including Romare Bearden, Margaret Burroughs, Jonathan Green, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Ann Tanksley, and Henry Ossawa Tanner. This book contains all fifty-eight works from the collection, exquisitely reproduced in full color. Grace C. Stanislaus provides a text on the significance of the collection that is supplemented by interviews with Vivian Hewitt, David Taylor of the Gantt Center, art collectors Harmon and Harriett Kelley, and Nancy Washington"--

The great Nadar : the man behind the camera / Adam Begley.

August 25, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: The great Nadar : the man behind the camera / Adam Begley.
Author: Begley, Adam,
Call Number: TR140.N24 B45 2017
Description: A portrait of the fabled Parisian photographer, adventurer, and pioneer discusses his bohemian youth, larger-than-life studio, pioneering exploits as a balloonist, and photography sessions with such famed subjects as Victor Hugo, Gustave Courbet, and Alexandre Dumas. --Publisher.

GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO.

August 25, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO.
Author: SCHUMER, AMY.
Call Number: -

Everything all at once / by Bill Nye ; edited by Corey S. Powell.

August 25, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Everything all at once / by Bill Nye ; edited by Corey S. Powell.
Author: Nye, Bill,
Call Number: B809.2 .N94 2017
Description: Bill Nye believes that "everyone has an inner nerd just waiting to be awakened by the right passion. In [this book, he] will help you find yours. With his call to arms, he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable"--Amazon.com.

Discovering the mammoth : a tale of giants, unicorns, ivory, and the birth of a new science / John J. McKay.

August 25, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Discovering the mammoth : a tale of giants, unicorns, ivory, and the birth of a new science / John J. McKay.
Author: McKay, John J.,
Call Number: QE882.P8 M394 2017
Description: "Today, we know that a mammoth is an extinct type of elephant that was covered with long fur and lived in the north country during the ice ages. But how do you figure out what a mammoth is if you have no concept of extinction, ice ages, or fossils? Long after the last mammoth died and was no longer part of the human diet, it still played a role in human life. Cultures around the world interpreted the remains of mammoths through the lens of their own worldview and mythology. When the ancient Greeks saw deposits of giant fossils, they knew they had discovered the battle fields where the gods had vanquished the Titans. When the Chinese discovered buried ivory, they knew they had found dragons' teeth. But as the Age of Reason dawned, monsters and giants gave way to the scientific method. Yet the mystery of these mighty bones remained. How did Enlightenment thinkers overcome centuries of myth and misunderstanding to reconstruct an unknown animal? The journey to unravel that puzzle begins in the 1690s with the arrival of new type of ivory on the European market bearing the exotic name "mammoth." It ends during the Napoleonic Wars with the first recovery of a frozen mammoth. The path to figuring out the mammoth was traveled by merchants, diplomats, missionaries, cranky doctors, collectors of natural wonders, Swedish POWs, Peter the Great, Ben Franklin, the inventor of hot chocolate, and even one pirate. McKay brings together dozens of original documents and illustrations, some ignored for centuries, to show how this odd assortment of characters solved the mystery of the mammoth and, in doing so, created the science of paleontology."--Jacket flap.

Citizen science : how ordinary people are changing the face of discovery / Caren Cooper.

August 25, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Citizen science : how ordinary people are changing the face of discovery / Caren Cooper.
Author: Cooper, Caren B. (Caren Beth),
Call Number: Q180.55.C54 C66 2016
Description: "Think you need a degree in science to contribute to important scientific discoveries? Think again. All around the world, in fields ranging from astronomy to zoology, millions of everyday people are choosing to participate in the scientific process. Working in cooperation with scientists in pursuit of information, innovation, and discovery, these volunteers are following protocols, collecting and reviewing data, and sharing their observations. They are our neighbors, our in-laws, and people in the office down the hall. Their story, along with the story of the social good that can result from citizen science, has largely been untold, until now. Citizen scientists are challenging old notions about who can conduct research, where knowledge can be acquired, and even how solutions to some of our biggest societal problems might emerge. In telling their story, Cooper will inspire readers to rethink their own assumptions about the role that individuals can play in gaining scientific understanding and putting that understanding to use as stewards of our world. Citizen Science uncovers how people from all walks of life--retirees monitoring precipitation with standardized rain gauges, inmates raising, tagging, and releasing monarch butterflies to track their migration from the prison yard, video gamers solving biochemistry puzzles to help find cures for diseases like Alzheimer's, and mothers advocating for healthy drinking water and clear air for their families and communities--can tap into their potential to make scientific discoveries that lead to meaningful, positive change."--Jacket.

The Netherlands / main contributor, Gerard M.L. Harmans.

August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: The Netherlands / main contributor, Gerard M.L. Harmans.
Author: Harmans, Gerald M. L.
Call Number: DJ16 .H372 2017

Remembering the stars of the NFL glory years : an inside look at the golden age of football / Wayne Stewart.

August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Remembering the stars of the NFL glory years : an inside look at the golden age of football / Wayne Stewart.
Author: Stewart, Wayne, 1953-
Call Number: GV955.5.N35 S73 2017
Description: This book tells the story of professional football in the 1950s and 60s through the words of the players themselves. The chapters are full of anecdotes and reflections on the best and toughest players of the era, while two additional chapters include humorous quotes and the players' thoughts on how the game has changed since their heyday.

End of days : an encyclopedia of the Apocalypse in world religions / Wendell G. Johnson, editor.

August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: End of days : an encyclopedia of the Apocalypse in world religions / Wendell G. Johnson, editor.
Call Number: BL503 .E524 2017

Creditworthy : a history of consumer surveillance and financial identity in America / Josh Lauer.

August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Creditworthy : a history of consumer surveillance and financial identity in America / Josh Lauer.
Author: Lauer, Josh (Professor of communication),
Call Number: HG3701 .L35 2017

Regretting motherhood : a study / Orna Donath.

August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Regretting motherhood : a study / Orna Donath.
Author: Donath, Orna,
Call Number: HQ759 .D63813 2017
Description: "Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true--that women who have children might regret it. Drawing on years of research interviewing women from a variety of socioeconomic, educational, and professional backgrounds, sociologist Orna Donath treats regret as a feminist issue: as regret marks the road not taken, we need to consider whether alternative paths for women currently are blocked off. She asks that we pay attention to what is forbidden by rules governing motherhood, time, and emotion, including the cultural assumption that motherhood is a "natural" role for women--for the sake of all women, not just those who regret becoming mothers. If we are disturbed by the idea that a woman might regret becoming a mother, Donath says, our response should not be to silence and shame these women; rather, we need to ask honest and difficult questions about how society pushes women into motherhood and why those who reconsider it are still seen as a danger to the status quo. Groundbreaking, thoughtful, and provocative, this is an especially needed book in our current political climate, as women's reproductive rights continue to be at the forefront of national debates."--Page 4 of cover.

The portable nineteenth-century African American women writers / edited with an introduction by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; general editor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: The portable nineteenth-century African American women writers / edited with an introduction by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; general editor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Call Number: PS508.N3 P596 2017
Description: "Edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this collection comprises work from forty-nine writers arranged into sections of memoir, poetry, and essays on feminism, education, and the legacy of African American women writers. Many of these pieces engage with social movements like abolition, women's suffrage, temperance, and civil rights, but the thematic center is the intellect and personal ambition of African American women. The diverse selection includes well-known writers like Sojourner Truth, Hannah Crafts, and Harriet Jacobs, as well as lesser-known writers like Ella Sheppard, who offers a firsthand account of life in the world-famous Fisk Jubilee Singers."--

The unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II / Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: The unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II / Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.
Author: Aleksievich, Svetlana, 1948-
Call Number: D810.W7 A5313 2017
Description: "Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, War's Unwomanly Face is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories of women's experiences in World War II, both on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories. This is a new, distinct version of the war we're so familiar with. Alexievich gives voice to women whose stories are lost in the official narratives, creating a powerful alternative history from the personal and private stories of individuals. Collectively, these women's voices provide a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human side of the war. When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize in Literature, they praised her "polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time, " and cited her for inventing "a new kind of literary genre." Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, added that her work comprises "a history of emotions -- a history of the soul."--Provided by publisher.

The long, long life of trees / Fiona Stafford.

August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: The long, long life of trees / Fiona Stafford.
Author: Stafford, Fiona J.,
Call Number: GT5150 .S84 2016
Description: "Since the beginnings of history trees have served humankind in countless useful ways, but our relationship with trees has many dimensions beyond mere practicality. Trees are so entwined with human experience that diverse species have inspired their own stories, myths, songs, poems, paintings, and spiritual meanings. Some have achieved status as religious, cultural, or national symbols. In this beautifully illustrated volume Fiona Stafford offers intimate, detailed explorations of seventeen common trees, from ash and apple to pine, oak, cypress, and willow. The author also pays homage to particular trees, such as the fabled Ankerwyke Yew, under which Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn, and the spectacular cherry trees of Washington, D.C. Stafford discusses practical uses of wood past and present, tree diseases and environmental threats, and trees' potential contributions toward slowing global climate change. Brimming with unusual topics and intriguing facts, this book celebrates trees and their long, long lives as our inspiring and beloved natural companions"--

Nursing laboratory and diagnostic tests demystified / Jim Keogh.

August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Nursing laboratory and diagnostic tests demystified / Jim Keogh.
Author: Keogh, James Edward, 1948-
Call Number: RB37 .K46 2017

Switzerland / main contributors Adriana Czupryn, Magorzata Omilanowska, Ulrich Schwendimann ; translator, Magda Hannay.

August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Switzerland / main contributors Adriana Czupryn, Magorzata Omilanowska, Ulrich Schwendimann ; translator, Magda Hannay.
Call Number: DQ16 .C98 2017
Description: Guide to visiting Switzerland, including selections of hotels and restaurants; walks, scenic routes, and thematic tours; and tailor-made itineraries to help you make the most of your stay. -- Adapted from back cover.

Greece, Athens, & the mainland / main contributor, Marc Dubin.

August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Greece, Athens, & the mainland / main contributor, Marc Dubin.
Call Number: DF716 .G71333 2017

Rethinking American electoral democracy / Matthew J. Streb.

August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Rethinking American electoral democracy / Matthew J. Streb.
Author: Streb, Matthew J. (Matthew Justin), 1974-
Call Number: JK1976 .S77 2016

The lynching : the epic courtroom battle that brought down the Klan / Laurence Leamer.

August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: The lynching : the epic courtroom battle that brought down the Klan / Laurence Leamer.
Author: Leamer, Laurence,
Call Number: KF228.D64 L43 2016
Description: "The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history--the Ku Klux Klan. On a Friday night in March 1981 Henry Hays and James Knowles scoured the streets of Mobile in their car, hunting for a black man. The young men were members of Klavern 900 of the United Klans of America. They were seeking to retaliate after a largely black jury could not reach a verdict in a trial involving a black man accused of the murder of a white man. The two Klansmen found nineteen-year-old Michael Donald walking home alone. Hays and Knowles abducted him, beat him, cut his throat, and left his body hanging from a tree branch in a racially mixed residential neighborhood. Arrested, charged, and convicted, Hays was sentenced to death--the first time in more than half a century that the state of Alabama sentenced a white man to death for killing a black man. On behalf of Michael's grieving mother, Morris Dees, the legendary civil rights lawyer and cofounder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, filed a civil suit against the members of the local Klan unit involved and the UKA, the largest Klan organization. Charging them with conspiracy, Dees put the Klan on trial, resulting in a verdict that would level a deadly blow to its organization. Based on numerous interviews and extensive archival research, The Lynching brings to life two dramatic trials, during which the Alabama Klan's motives and philosophy were exposed for the evil they represent. In addition to telling a gripping and consequential story, Laurence Leamer chronicles the KKK and its activities in the second half the twentieth century, and illuminates its lingering effect on race relations in America today. The Lynching includes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs"--

Gay directors, gay films? : Pedro Almodovar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters / Emanuel Levy.

August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Gay directors, gay films? : Pedro Almodovar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters / Emanuel Levy.
Author: Levy, Emanuel, 1947-
Call Number: PN1995.9.H55 L48 2015
Description: "Through intimate encounters with the life and work of five contemporary gay male directors, this book develops a framework for interpreting what it means to make a gay film or adopt a gay point of view. For most of the twentieth century, gay characters and gay themes were both underrepresented and misrepresented in mainstream cinema. Since the 1970s, however, a new generation of openly gay directors has turned the closet inside out, bringing a poignant immediacy to modern cinema and popular culture. Combining his experienced critique with in-depth interviews, Emanuel Levy draws a clear timeline of gay filmmaking over the past four decades and its particular influences and innovations. While recognizing the 'queering' of American culture that resulted from these films, Levy also takes stock of the ensuing conservative backlash and its impact on cinematic art, a trend that continues alongside a growing acceptance of homosexuality. He compares the similarities and differences between the 'North American' attitudes of Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters and the 'European' perspectives of Pedro Almodovar and Terence Davies, developing a truly expansive approach to gay filmmaking and auteur cinema."--Jacket.