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Lure of the arcane : the literature of cult and conspiracy / Theodore Ziolkowski.

February 25, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Lure of the arcane : the literature of cult and conspiracy / Theodore Ziolkowski.
Author: Ziolkowski, Theodore.
Call Number: PN56.C675 Z56 2013
Description: Fascination with the arcane is a driving force in this comprehensive survey of conspiracy fiction. Theodore Ziolkowski traces the evolution of cults, orders, lodges, secret societies, and conspiracies through various literary manifestations--drama, romance, epic, novel, opera--down to the thrillers of the twenty-first century.

Our changing journey to the end : reshaping death, dying, and grief in America / Christina Staudt, PhD and J. Harold Ellens, PhD, editors.

February 16, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: Our changing journey to the end : reshaping death, dying, and grief in America / Christina Staudt, PhD and J. Harold Ellens, PhD, editors.
Author: Staudt, Christina, Ph.D. (EDT)/ Ellens, J. Harold, Ph.D. (EDT)
Call Number: R726.8 .O87 2014

All bets are off : losers, liars, and recovery from gambling addiction / Arnie and Sheila Wexler with Steve Jacobson.

February 16, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: All bets are off : losers, liars, and recovery from gambling addiction / Arnie and Sheila Wexler with Steve Jacobson.
Author: Wexler, Arnie,
Call Number: RC569.5.G35 W49 2014

Cataloging the world : Paul Otlet and the birth of the information age / Alex Wright.

February 14, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Cataloging the world : Paul Otlet and the birth of the information age / Alex Wright.
Author: Wright, Alex, 1966-
Call Number: Z1004.O83 W75 2014

Marissa Mayer and the fight to save Yahoo! / Nicholas Carlson.

February 14, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Marissa Mayer and the fight to save Yahoo! / Nicholas Carlson.
Author: Carlson, Nicholas.
Call Number: HD9696.8.U64 Y3437 2015
Description: "A page-turning, warts-and-all narrative about Marissa Mayer's efforts to remake Yahoo as well as her own rise from Stanford University undergrad to CEO of a $30 billion corporation by the age of 38"--

Fractals : a very short introduction / Kenneth Falconer.

February 13, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Fractals : a very short introduction / Kenneth Falconer.
Author: Falconer, K. J., 1952-
Call Number: QA614.86 .F352 2013

Resister : a story of protest and prison during the Vietnam War / Bruce Dancis.

February 9, 2015 - 6:40am
Title: Resister : a story of protest and prison during the Vietnam War / Bruce Dancis.
Author: Dancis, Bruce,
Call Number: DS559.8.D7 D36 2014

Evidence-based review in policy and practice / editor, Alan Pearson ; consulting editor, Stephen D. Krau.

February 3, 2015 - 9:40am
Title: Evidence-based review in policy and practice / editor, Alan Pearson ; consulting editor, Stephen D. Krau.
Call Number: RT1 .N77 v. 49 no. 4

Integrating evidence into practice for impact / editors, Debra D. Mark, Marita G. Titler, Rene'e W. Latimer ; consulting editor Stephen D. Krau.

February 3, 2015 - 9:40am
Title: Integrating evidence into practice for impact / editors, Debra D. Mark, Marita G. Titler, Rene'e W. Latimer ; consulting editor Stephen D. Krau.
Call Number: RT1 .N77 v.49 no.3
Description: The advancement of nursing interventions and knowledge of effective nursing protocols to achieve optimal outcomes has exploded in the last decade. Awareness of evidence to support nursing practice has not grown as rapidly as the valuable resources that are available. Educating nurses to achieve optimal outcomes based on the best evidence available is among the greatest challenges that emerge in the health care environment mandated to change. The profession of nursing is indebted to organizations such as the Robert Wood Foundation that not only supports the development of research for use in practice but also provides support for the translation of research into practice. For, what good is the best evidence if it does not transition into practice, or is not effectively utilized? What good is the most beautiful sounding bell, if not rung, or the most endearing song, if not sung? -- http://www.nursing.theclinics.com/

Mushrooms of the Midwest / Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven.

February 3, 2015 - 9:40am
Title: Mushrooms of the Midwest / Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven.
Author: Kuo, Michael, 1963-
Call Number: QK605.5.M53 K86 2014
Description: "An illustrated guide to the Midwest's many mushrooms. Fusing general interest in mushrooming with serious scholarship, Mushrooms of the Midwest describes and illustrates over five hundred of the region's mushroom species. From the cold conifer bogs of northern Michigan to the steamy oak forests of Missouri, the book offers a broad cross-section of the fungi, edible and not, that can be found growing in the Midwest's diverse ecosystems. With hundreds of color illustrations, Mushrooms of the Midwest is ideal for amateur and expert mushroomers alike. Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven provide identification keys and thorough descriptions. The authors discuss the DNA revolution in mycology and its consequences for classification and identification, as well as the need for well-documented contemporary collections of mushrooms. Unlike most field guides, Mushrooms of the Midwest includes an extensive introduction to the use of a microscope in mushroom identification. In addition, Kuo and Methven give recommendations for scientific mushroom collecting, with special focus on ecological data and guidelines for preserving specimens. Lists of amateur mycological associations and herbaria of the Midwest are also included."--Publisher description.

Abandoned America : the age of consequences / Matthew Christopher.

February 3, 2015 - 9:40am
Title: Abandoned America : the age of consequences / Matthew Christopher.
Author: Christopher, Matthew.
Call Number: NH444 .C475 2014

The history of American higher education : learning and culture from the founding to world war ii / Roger L. Geiger.

February 3, 2015 - 9:40am
Title: The history of American higher education : learning and culture from the founding to world war ii / Roger L. Geiger.
Author: Geiger, Roger L., 1943-
Call Number: LA226 .G395 2015

Maya art and architecture / Mary Ellen Miller and Megan E. O'Neil.

January 31, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: Maya art and architecture / Mary Ellen Miller and Megan E. O'Neil.
Author: Miller, Mary Ellen,
Call Number: F1435.3.A7 M54 2014
Description: Explores the visual world of the Maya, explaining how and why the Maya created paintings, sculpture and monuments. With an array of new material, from recent finds including the La Corona panels, to new studies of the monuments at Palenque, Zotz and elsewhere, to the beautiful wall paintings discovered in recent years, this new edition will be essential reading.

Flicker : your brain on movies / Jeffrey M. Zacks.

January 30, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Flicker : your brain on movies / Jeffrey M. Zacks.
Author: Zacks, Jeffrey M.,
Call Number: PN1995.9.A8 Z33 2014

Media and the sexualization of childhood / Barrie Gunter.

January 30, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Media and the sexualization of childhood / Barrie Gunter.
Author: Gunter, Barrie.
Call Number: HQ784.M3 G86 2014
Description: "Media and the Sexualization of Childhood examines the on-going debates surrounding the prominence of sexual themes in children's lives, from clothes and accessories, toys and games, to music, entertainment media, advertising, and new media platforms. Parents, educators and politicians around the developed world have raised concerns about the effects all these experiences can have on the socialization and psychological development of children and the extent to which the premature introduction of sexuality into their lives can place them at risk of unwanted attention. This book explores these issues using an evidence based approach that draws on research findings from around the world, representing the most comprehensive single account of the field. The book will be invaluable to students studying topics surrounding children and the media and childhood studies, as well as students of communication, media, cultural studies, sociology, psychology and health science"--

Blood of the tiger : a story of conspiracy, greed, and the battle to save a magnificent species / J.A. Mills.

January 30, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Blood of the tiger : a story of conspiracy, greed, and the battle to save a magnificent species / J.A. Mills.
Author: Mills, Judy A.,
Call Number: SK593.T54 M55 2015
Description: "Blood of the Tiger takes readers on a wild ride to save one of the world's rarest animals from a band of Chinese billionaires. Despite the tiger's beloved status, there may be fewer than three thousand left in the wild. At the same time, at least five thousand "domesticated" tigers have been reared on farms in China, not for traditional medicine but for the production of tiger-bone wine, tiger-skin decor, and gourmet cuisine enjoyed by the country's elite. J. A. Mills spent twenty years investigating the illicit wildlife trade and trying to stop the plot that threatens to transform this regal animal from jungle monarch into no more than a livestock commodity. In this memoir of geopolitical intrigue, Mills and a host of people she counts as heroes try to thwart a Chinese cadre's plan to launch billion-dollar industries banking on the extinction of not just wild tigers but also elephants and rhinos. Her journey takes her across Asia, into the jungles of India and Nepal, to Russia and Africa, traveling by means from elephant back to presidential motorcade, in the company of man-eaters, movie stars, and world leaders. Set against the backdrop of China's reawakening and ascendance to world dominance, Blood of the Tiger tells of a global fight to rein in the forces of greed on behalf of one of the world's most endangered species"--

The big fat surprise : why butter, meat, and cheese belong in a healthy diet / Nina Teicholz.

January 30, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: The big fat surprise : why butter, meat, and cheese belong in a healthy diet / Nina Teicholz.
Author: Teicholz, Nina.
Call Number: QP751 .T47 2014
Description: Challenges popular misconceptions about fats and nutrition science, revealing the distorted claims of nutrition studies while arguing that more dietary fat can lead to better health, wellness, and fitness.

Alphabetical : how every letter tells a story / Michael Rosen.

January 30, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Alphabetical : how every letter tells a story / Michael Rosen.
Author: Rosen, Michael, 1946-
Call Number: P211 .R65 2015
Description: "How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts. Starting with the mysterious Phoenicians and how sounds first came to be written down, he races on to show how nonsense poems work, pins down the strange story of OK, traces our five lost letters and tackles the tyranny of spelling, among many many other things. His heroes of the alphabet range from Edward Lear to Phyllis Pearsall (the inventor of the A-Z), and from the two scribes of Beowulf to rappers. Each chapter takes on a different subject - whether it's codes, umlauts or the writing of dictionaries. Rosen's enthusiasm for letters positively leaps off the page, whether it's the story of his life told through the typewriters he's owned or a chapter on jokes written in a string of gags and word games. This is the book for anyone who's ever wondered why Hawaiian only has a thirteen-letter alphabet or how exactly to write down the sound of a wild raspberry"--

Talking 'bout your mama : the dozens, snaps, and the deep roots of rap / Elijah Wald.

January 30, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Talking 'bout your mama : the dozens, snaps, and the deep roots of rap / Elijah Wald.
Author: Wald, Elijah,
Call Number: PN6231.N5 W35 2014
Description: "At its simplest, the dozens is a comic concatenation of "yo' mama" jokes. At its most complex, it is a form of social interaction that reaches back to African ceremonial rituals. Whether considered vernacular poetry, verbal dueling, a test of street cool, or just a mess of dirty insults, the dozens has been a basic building block of African-American culture. A game which could inspire raucous laughter or escalate to violence, it provided a wellspring of rhymes, attitude, and raw humor that has influenced pop musicians from Jelly Roll Morton to Ice Cube. Wald explores the depth of the dozens' roots, looking at mother-insulting and verbal combat from Greenland to the sources of the Niger, and shows its breadth of influence in the seminal writings of Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston; the comedy of Richard Pryor and George Carlin; the dark humor of the blues; the hip slang and competitive jamming of jazz; and most recently in the improvisatory battling of rap. A forbidden language beneath the surface of American popular culture, the dozens links children's clapping rhymes to low-down juke joints and the most modern street verse to the earliest African American folklore."--Publisher's website.

Homer economicus : the Simpsons and economics / edited by Joshua C. Hall.

January 30, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Homer economicus : the Simpsons and economics / edited by Joshua C. Hall.
Call Number: HB172 .H66 2014
Description: "In Homer Economicus a cast of lively contributors takes a field trip to Springfield, where the Simpsons reveal that economics is everywhere. By exploring the hometown of television's first family, this book provides readers with the economic tools and insights to guide them at work, at home, and at the ballot box. Since The Simpsons centers on the daily lives of the Simpson family and its colorful neighbors, three opening chapters focus on individual behavior and decision-making, introducing readers to the economic way of thinking about the world. Part II guides readers through six chapters on money, markets, and government. A third and final section discusses timely topics in applied microeconomics, including immigration, gambling, and health care as seen in The Simpsons. Reinforcing the nuts and bolts laid out in any principles text in an entertaining and culturally relevant way, this book is an excellent teaching resource that will also be at home on the bookshelf of an avid reader of pop economics."--Back cover.