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Body language quick & easy / Richard Webster.

June 27, 2014 - 5:40am
Title: Body language quick & easy / Richard Webster.
Author: Webster, Richard, 1946-
Call Number: BF637.N66 W437 2014
Description: Body language quick & easy shows you how to use the hidden communication of the body to improve your relationships, build confidence, understand your friends and colleagues, and even be able to tell when people are lying.

The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery / Sam Kean.

June 26, 2014 - 5:40pm
Title: The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery / Sam Kean.
Author: Kean, Sam,
Call Number: RD593 .K43 2014
Description: Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike--strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents--and see how victims coped. In many cases their survival was miraculous, if puzzling. Observers were amazed by the transformations that took place when different parts of the brain were destroyed, altering victims' personalities. Parents suddenly couldn't recognize their own children. Pillars of the community became pathological liars. Some people couldn't speak but could still sing. Sam Kean explains the brain's secret passageways and recounts forgotten tales of the ordinary people whose struggles, resilience, and deep humanity made modern neuroscience possible.--From publisher description.

Eye care sourcebook : basic consumer health information about vision and disorders affecting the eyes and surrounding structures, including facts about hyperopia, myopia, presbyopia, astigmatism, cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other disord

June 25, 2014 - 11:40pm
Title: Eye care sourcebook : basic consumer health information about vision and disorders affecting the eyes and surrounding structures, including facts about hyperopia, myopia, presbyopia, astigmatism, cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other disorders of the cornea, retina, macula, conjunctiva, and optic nerve; along with guidelines for recognizing and treating eye emergencies, advice about protecting the eyes at work, home, and play, tips for living with low vision ... / edited by Sandra J. Judd.
Call Number: RE51 .O64 2012
Description: "Provides basic consumer health information about the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and disorders and the prevention of eye injuries, along with tips for coping with low vision. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"--

The shelf : from LEQ to LES / Phyllis Rose.

June 18, 2014 - 4:40pm
Title: The shelf : from LEQ to LES / Phyllis Rose.
Author: Rose, Phyllis, 1942-
Call Number: Z1003.2 R67 2014
Description: "Phyllis Rose embarks on a grand literary experiment--to read her way through a random shelf of library books, LEQ-LES. Can you have an Extreme Adventure in a library? Phyllis Rose casts herself into the wilds of an Upper East Side lending library in an effort to do just that. Hoping to explore the "real ground of literature, " she reads her way through a somewhat randomly chosen shelf of fiction, from LEQ to LES. The shelf has everything Rose could wish for--a classic she has not read, a remarkable variety of authors, and a range of literary styles. The early nineteenth-century Russian classic A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov is spine by spine with The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Stories of French Canadian farmers sit beside those about aristocratic Austrians. California detective novels abut a picaresque novel from the seventeenth century. There are several novels by a wonderful, funny, contemporary novelist who has turned to raising dogs because of the tepid response to her work. In The Shelf, Rose investigates the books on her shelf with exuberance, candor, and wit while pondering the many questions her experiment raises and measuring her discoveries against her own inner shelf--those texts that accompany us through life. 'Fairly sure that no one in the history of the world has read exactly this series of novels, ' she sustains a sense of excitement as she creates a refreshingly original and generous portrait of the literary enterprise"--

A history of the Middle East / Peter Mansfield.

June 18, 2014 - 4:40pm
Title: A history of the Middle East / Peter Mansfield.
Author: Mansfield, Peter, 1928-
Call Number: DS62.4 .M36 2013
Description: "This is a history of the Middle East; we cannot categorize using one or the other of the Middle East selections given"--

That's not what I meant! : how conversational style makes or breaks relationships / Deborah Tannen.

June 18, 2014 - 4:40pm
Title: That's not what I meant! : how conversational style makes or breaks relationships / Deborah Tannen.
Author: Tannen, Deborah.
Call Number: P95.45 .T364 2011

Manifesta : young women, feminism, and the future / Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards.

June 18, 2014 - 4:40pm
Title: Manifesta : young women, feminism, and the future / Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards.
Author: Baumgardner, Jennifer, 1970-
Call Number: HQ1421 .B38 2010

Women's health concerns sourcebook : basic consumer health information about breast and gynecological conditions, menopause, sexuality and female sexual dysfunction, birth control, infertility, pregnancy, common cancers in women, cardiovascular disease, m

June 18, 2014 - 4:40pm
Title: Women's health concerns sourcebook : basic consumer health information about breast and gynecological conditions, menopause, sexuality and female sexual dysfunction, birth control, infertility, pregnancy, common cancers in women, cardiovascular disease, mental health, and chronic disorders that affect women disproportionally, including gastrointestinal disorders, thyroid disease, urinary tract disorders, osteoporosis, chronic pain, and migraines; along with an introduction to the female body, information on maintaining wellness and avoiding risk factors for disease, a glossary, and a directory of resources for additional help and information / edited by Laura Larsen.
Call Number: RA778 .W7543 2013
Description: "Provides basic consumer health information about conditions and disorders that affect women, along with facts about recommended health screenings and tips on avoiding risk factors to maintain wellness. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"--

Learning disabilities / Clay Farris Naff, book editor.

June 18, 2014 - 4:40pm
Title: Learning disabilities / Clay Farris Naff, book editor.
Author: Naff, Clay Farris (EDT)
Call Number: RJ506.L4 L34 2010

The way of boys : raising healthy boys in a challenging and complex world / Anthony Rao and Michelle Seaton.

June 18, 2014 - 4:40pm
Title: The way of boys : raising healthy boys in a challenging and complex world / Anthony Rao and Michelle Seaton.
Author: Rao, Anthony.
Call Number: HQ775 .R36 2009

The art of welding / William L. Galvery ; featuring Ryan Friedlinghaus.

June 17, 2014 - 4:40pm
Title: The art of welding / William L. Galvery ; featuring Ryan Friedlinghaus.
Author: Galvery, William L.
Call Number: TS227 .G24 2014
Description: Ryan Friedlinghaus, the celebrated guru of automotive customization and host of West Coast Customs on Fox Sports (read About the Author for more), adds practical knowledge to William Galvery's acclaimed welding insight and everyday tips and tricks developed over his long professional career as an educator. This unique and original book improves upon the shortcomings of competitive titles by providing complete, in-depth coverage of the equipment and techniques used in the most popular welding processes: oxyacetylene, stick welding, MIG welding and TIG welding. What's more, it presents information in a lively, easy-to-follow design. Each chapter contains the pros and cons of each process and information on equipment, setup, materials, safety and welding techniques. To provide a solid footing for the novice welder, there is a chapter that provides an overview of welding and another on tools and materials. The bulk of the book is devoted to the more popular welding techniques. The authors also provide a chapter on soldering and brazing and another on plasma cutting. The Art of Welding is perfect for anyone who wants to learn welding, to make repairs or as part of a hobby. Even experienced welders will discover many tips and procedures to improve their welding technique.

Fetal alcohol syndrome / Jacqueline Langwith, book editor.

June 17, 2014 - 7:40am
Title: Fetal alcohol syndrome / Jacqueline Langwith, book editor.
Author: Langwith, Jacqueline (EDT)
Call Number: RG629.F45 F4613 2011

Psychological challenges in obstetrics and gynecology : the clinical management / Jayne Cockburn and Michael E. Pawson (eds.).

June 16, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Psychological challenges in obstetrics and gynecology : the clinical management / Jayne Cockburn and Michael E. Pawson (eds.).
Call Number: RG103.5 .P7728 2007

Nutritionism : the science and politics of dietary advice / Gyorgy Scrinis.

June 13, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Nutritionism : the science and politics of dietary advice / Gyorgy Scrinis.
Author: Scrinis, Gyorgy.
Call Number: RA784 .S435 2013

The punisher's brain : the evolution of judge and jury / Morris B. Hoffman.

June 11, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The punisher's brain : the evolution of judge and jury / Morris B. Hoffman.
Author: Hoffman, Morris B., 1952-
Call Number: GT6710 .H64 2014
Description: "Evolution built us to punish cheaters. Without that punishment instinct, we would never have been able to live in small groups, and would never have realized all the significant benefits that small-group living conferred, including mutual defense, cooperative hunting, property, divisions of labor and economies of scale. In fact, to a large extent our notions of right and wrong, of empathy and compassion, of fairness and justice, all come from the tensions of group living, and thus indirectly owe their very existence to punishment. It may sound strange that one key to civilization is our willingness to punish each other, but every parent knows it's true. Every parent also feels the irresistible pull not to punish too much, and in fact maybe not to punish at all - to forgive - and this, too, is a remnant of evolution. Our punishment instinct is not so much a sword ready to fall as it is a finely tuned balance, sometimes susceptible to the gentlest of breezes"--

Virtual ascendance : video games and the remaking of reality / Devin C. Griffiths.

June 11, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Virtual ascendance : video games and the remaking of reality / Devin C. Griffiths.
Author: Griffiths, Devin C.
Call Number: GV1469.3 .G74 2013
Description: "From school lunchrooms to the White House press room, video games are an integral part of our popular culture, and the industry behind them touches all aspects of our lives, gamer and non-gamer alike. Business and entertainment, health and medicine, politics and war, social interaction and education, all fall under its influence. This book tells the story of a formerly fringe enterprise that, when few were paying attention, exploded into a multi-billion dollar industry affecting the very way we live. The author paints a thorough and vivid picture of the video game industry, illuminating the various, and often bizarre, ways it is changing how we work, play and live. He brings readers along on his own journey of discovery, from the back room of a small Irish pub where members of the second-largest industry enclave meet each month, to a university clinic where the Wii is being used to treat Parkinson's sufferers, and everywhere in between. The book is more than just a story about video games, though. It is the story of an awakening, of a realization that a childhood pastime has exploded into a thriving enterprise, one rooted in entertainment but whose tendrils reach into virtually all aspects of life and society." -- Publisher's description.

Deadly dust : silicosis and the on-going struggle to protect workers' health / David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz.

June 11, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Deadly dust : silicosis and the on-going struggle to protect workers' health / David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz.
Author: Rosner, David, 1947-
Call Number: RC774 .R67 2006

The bilingual brain / Arturo E. Hernandez.

June 11, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The bilingual brain / Arturo E. Hernandez.
Author: Hernandez, Arturo E.
Call Number: P115.4 .H48 2013
Description: Cases of language loss and recovery bring up an intriguing paradox. If two languages are stored in the brain, how can it be that a person can lose one of them, but not the other, and then gain one back without relearning it? The traditional models of how a language is represented in the brain suggest that languages can become inaccessible, even though they are not entirely lost. As the author demonstrates through fascinating cases, stress--whether due to foreign language immersion, sleep deprivation, or brain damage--can lead to the apparent loss of one language, but not the other. The author presents the results of 25 years of research into the factors that might help us to understand how two (or more) languages are stored in one brain.

Physical chemistry : a very short introduction / Peter Atkins.

June 11, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Physical chemistry : a very short introduction / Peter Atkins.
Author: Atkins, Peter.
Call Number: QD453.3

The blue man and other stories of the skin / Dr. Robert Norman.

June 11, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The blue man and other stories of the skin / Dr. Robert Norman.
Author: Norman, Robert A., 1955-
Call Number: RL96 .N67 2014