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Holy cow and other animals : a selection of Indian paintings from the Art institute of Chicago / Pratapaditya Pal and Betty Seid.

May 24, 2017 - 5:40am
Title: Holy cow and other animals : a selection of Indian paintings from the Art institute of Chicago / Pratapaditya Pal and Betty Seid.
Author: Pal, Pratapaditya.
Call Number: ND1337.I5 P35 2002

India : land of celebration / [photography by] Rupinder Khullar.

May 24, 2017 - 5:40am
Title: India : land of celebration / [photography by] Rupinder Khullar.
Author: Khullar, Rupinder.
Call Number: DS408 .K59 2005

The Colosseum / Keith Hopkins and Mary Beard.

May 24, 2017 - 5:40am
Title: The Colosseum / Keith Hopkins and Mary Beard.
Author: Hopkins, Keith, 1934-
Call Number: DG68.1 .H67 2005
Description: This is the story of Rome's greatest arena - how it was built, the gladiatorial and other games that were held there, the training of the gladiators, the audiences who revelled in the games, the emperors who staged them and the critics, and the strange after-life.

Youth violence : theory, prevention, and intervention / Kathryn Seifert ; with chapters Karen Ray, Robert Schmidt.

May 24, 2017 - 5:40am
Title: Youth violence : theory, prevention, and intervention / Kathryn Seifert ; with chapters Karen Ray, Robert Schmidt.
Author: Seifert, Kathryn.
Call Number: RJ506.V56 S458 2012

The Oxford illustrated history of witchcraft and magic / edited by Owen Davies.

May 23, 2017 - 5:40am
Title: The Oxford illustrated history of witchcraft and magic / edited by Owen Davies.
Call Number: BF1566 .O94 2017
Description: This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft and magic. Telling the story from the dawn of writing in the ancient world to the globally successful Harry Potter films, the authors explore a wide range of magical beliefs and practices, the rise of the witch trials, and the depiction of the Devil-worshipping witch. The book also focuses on the more recent history of witchcraft and magic, from the Enlightenment to the present, exploring the rise of modern magic, the anthropology of magic around the globe, and finally the cinematic portrayal of witches and magicians, from The Wizard of Oz to Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Changing how America votes / [edited by] Todd Donovan, Western Washington University.

May 23, 2017 - 5:40am
Title: Changing how America votes / [edited by] Todd Donovan, Western Washington University.
Call Number: JK1976 .C43 2018

Becoming Ms. Burton : from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women / Susan Burton and Cari Lynn ; with a foreword by Michelle Alexander.

May 23, 2017 - 5:40am
Title: Becoming Ms. Burton : from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women / Susan Burton and Cari Lynn ; with a foreword by Michelle Alexander.
Author: Burton, Susan,
Call Number: HV9468.B87 A3 2017
Description: "Susan Burton's world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was killed by a van driving down their street. Consumed by grief and without access to professional help, Susan self-medicated, becoming addicted first to cocaine, then crack. As a resident of South Los Angeles, a black community under siege in the War on Drugs, it was but a matter of time before Susan was arrested. She cycled in and out of prison for over fifteen years; never was she offered therapy or treatment for addiction. On her own, she eventually found a private drug rehabilitation facility. Once clean, Susan dedicated her life to supporting women facing similar struggles. Her organization, A New Way of Life, operates five safe homes in Los Angeles that supply a lifeline to hundreds of formerly incarcerated women and their children--setting them on the track to education and employment rather than returns to prison. Becoming Ms. Burton not only humanizes the deleterious impact of mass incarceration, it also points the way to the kind of structural and policy changes that will offer formerly incarcerated people the possibility of a life of meaning and dignity.

Shot : 101 survivors of gun violence in America / Kathy Shorr.

May 23, 2017 - 5:40am
Title: Shot : 101 survivors of gun violence in America / Kathy Shorr.
Author: Shorr, Kathy,
Call Number: HV6250.3.U5 S56 2017
Description: "The increasing ubiquity of gun violence has become the norm across the world and particularly in the United States, where we have begun to hear horror after horror on a daily basis. So much so that it has started to produce a numbing effect, a helplessness that allows us to hear the news and say, "Here we go again, " and put it out of our mind. Gun violence is now something we expect to happen." --Publisher's description.

The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women / Kate Moore.

May 23, 2017 - 5:40am
Title: The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women / Kate Moore.
Author: Moore, Kate (Writer and editor),
Call Number: HD6067.2.U6 M66 2017
Description: As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive--until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights. The Radium Girls explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind.

Smart baseball : the story behind the old stats that are ruining the game, the new ones that are running it, and the right way to think about baseball / Keith Law.

May 19, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: Smart baseball : the story behind the old stats that are ruining the game, the new ones that are running it, and the right way to think about baseball / Keith Law.
Author: Law, Keith, 1973-
Call Number: GV877 .L285 2017
Description: "For decades, statistics such as batting average, saves recorded, and pitching won-lost records have been used to measure individual players' and teams' potential and success. But in the past fifteen years, a revolutionary new standard of measurement-- sabermetrics-- has been embraced by front offices in Major League Baseball and among fantasy baseball enthusiasts. But while sabermetrics is recognized as being smarter and more accurate, traditionalists, including journalists, fans, and managers, stubbornly believe that the 'old' way-- a combination of outdated numbers and "gut" instinct-- is still the best way. Baseball, they argue, should be run by people, not by numbers. In this informative and provocative book, the ESPN analyst and senior baseball writer demolishes a century's worth of accepted wisdom, making the definitive case against the long-established view. Armed with concrete examples from different eras of baseball history, logic, a little math, and lively commentary, he shows how the allegiance to these numbers-- dating back to the beginning of the professional game-- is firmly rooted not in accuracy or success, but in baseball's irrational adherence to tradition. While Law gores sacred cows, from clutch performers to RBIs to the infamous save rule, he also demystifies sabermetrics, explaining what these "new" numbers really are and why they're vital. He also considers the game's future, examining how teams are using Data-- from PhDs to sophisticated statistical databases-- to build future rosters; changes that will transform baseball and all of professional sports."--

The sum of small things : a theory of the aspirational class / Elizabeth Currid-Halkett.

May 19, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: The sum of small things : a theory of the aspirational class / Elizabeth Currid-Halkett.
Author: Currid-Halkett, Elizabeth, 1978-
Call Number: HB831 .C87 2017
Description: "In today's world, the leisure class has been replaced by a new elite. Highly educated and defined by cultural capital rather than income bracket, these individuals earnestly buy organic, carry NPR tote bags, and breast-feed their babies. They care about discreet, inconspicuous consumption--like eating free-range chicken and heirloom tomatoes, wearing organic cotton shirts and TOMS shoes, and listening to the Serial podcast. They use their purchasing power to hire nannies and housekeepers, to cultivate their children's growth, and to practice yoga and Pilates. In The Sum of Small Things, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett dubs this segment of society "the aspirational class" and discusses how, through deft decisions about education, health, parenting, and retirement, the aspirational class reproduces wealth and upward mobility, deepening the ever-wider class divide. Exploring the rise of the aspirational class, Currid-Halkett considers how much has changed since the 1899 publication of Thorstein Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class. In that inflammatory classic, which coined the phrase "conspicuous consumption, " Veblen described upper-class frivolities: men who used walking sticks for show, and women who bought silver flatware despite the effectiveness of cheaper aluminum utensils. Now, Currid-Halkett argues, the power of material goods as symbols of social position has diminished due to their accessibility. As a result, the aspirational class has altered its consumer habits away from overt materialism to more subtle expenditures that reveal status and knowledge. And these transformations influence how we all make choices. With a rich narrative and extensive interviews and research, The Sum of Small Things illustrates how cultural capital leads to lifestyle shifts and what this forecasts, not just for the aspirational class but for everyone."--

Michelangelo and the viewer in his time / Bernadine Barnes.

May 19, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: Michelangelo and the viewer in his time / Bernadine Barnes.
Author: Barnes, Bernadine Ann,
Call Number: NX552
Description: Today Michelangelo's painting and sculpture is seen most often in museums, while his architectural designs have been left incomplete or modified by others so that some are barely recognizable. But his art was made to be viewed in churches, homes and political settings, by people who brought their own needs and expectations to his work. Paintings and sculptures were rarely seen in isolation; instead they were seen as part of rituals and ceremonies. Viewers of Michelangelo's time would experience the work under specific lighting conditions and from particular positions. They would move through spaces and past sculpture, and they might make comparisons to other objects nearby. In this engaging book, Bernadine Barnes brings together new research to show how Michelangelo's art was seen in its own time. The original setting is reconstructed for works that have been moved, modified or left incomplete. Michelangelo's consideration of his audience changed throughout his career: sometimes he produced work for conventional religious settings, and at other times he was given unprecedented freedom by open-minded patrons.

Lines in the ice : exploring the roof of the world / Philip J. Hatfield.

May 19, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: Lines in the ice : exploring the roof of the world / Philip J. Hatfield.
Author: Hatfield, Philip J.,
Call Number: G620 .H38 2016
Description: "Following the course of major journeys to the Arctic, including those of Martin Frobisher, Henry Hudson, and John Franklin, Philip Hatfield assesses the impact of these incursions on the North's numerous indigenous communities and reveals the role of exploration in making the modern world. Besides detailing the area's vivid history, Lines in the Ice also focuses on beautiful works created over the last 500 years by people who live and travel in the Arctic. Lavishly illustrated with reproductions of items rarely seen outside of the British Library, this volume meditates on humans' relationships with the Arctic at a time when climate change poses a catastrophic threat to the peoples and ecosystems of this enigmatic region. A timely work that traces the past's influence on the present day, Lines in the Ice showcases the rich visual history of Arctic exploration, indigenous cultural works, and the longstanding ways in which the North has captivated the public audiences."--

Basic human anatomy : an essential visual guide for artists / Roberto Osti ; foreword by Peter Drake.

May 19, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: Basic human anatomy : an essential visual guide for artists / Roberto Osti ; foreword by Peter Drake.
Author: Osti, Roberto,
Call Number: NC760 .O88 2016
Description: Basic Human Anatomy teaches artists the simple yet powerful formula artists have used for centuries to draw the human figure from the inside out. Osti, using the basic system of line, shape, and form used by da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo, takes readers step-by-step through all the lessons needed in order to master this essential foundation skill. Organized progressively, the book shows readers how to replicate the underlying structure of the body using easy-to-understand scales and ratios; conceptualize the front and side views of the skeleton with basic shapes; add detail with simplified depictions of complex bones and joints; draw a muscle map of the body with volumetric form and realistic dimension; master the feet, hands, and skull to create realistic renderings of the human form; and apply a deeper knowledge of anatomy to finished drawings for more impact.

Rigor mortis : how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions / Richard Harris.

May 19, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: Rigor mortis : how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hope, and wastes billions / Richard Harris.
Author: Harris, Richard F.,
Call Number: R852 .H37 2017
Description: American taxpayers spend $30 billion annually funding biomedical research. By some estimates, half of the results from these studies can't be replicated elsewhere -- the science is simply wrong. Often, research institutes and academia emphasize publishing results over getting the right answers, incentivizing poor experimental design, improper methods, and sloppy statistics. Bad science doesn't just hold back medical progress, it can sign the equivalent of a death sentence. How are those with breast cancer helped when the cell on which 900 papers are based turns out not to be a breast cancer cell at all? How effective could a new treatment for ALS be when it failed to cure even the mice it was initially tested on? Science journalist Richard F. Harris reveals these urgent issues with anecdotes, personal stories, and interviews with the nation's top biomedical researchers.

Behaving badly : the new morality in politics, sex, and business / Eden Collinsworth.

May 19, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: Behaving badly : the new morality in politics, sex, and business / Eden Collinsworth.
Author: Collinsworth, Eden,
Call Number: BJ320 .C65 2017

The perils of "privilege" : why injustice can't be solved by accusing others of advantage / Phoebe Maltz Bovy.

May 19, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: The perils of "privilege" : why injustice can't be solved by accusing others of advantage / Phoebe Maltz Bovy.
Author: Bovy, Phoebe Maltz,
Call Number: HT635 .B68 2017
Description: "Privilege--the word, the idea, the j'accuse that cannot be answered with equanimity--is the new rhetorical power play. From social media to academia, public speech to casual conversation, "Check your privilege" or "Your privilege is showing" are utilized to brand people of all kinds with a term once reserved for wealthy, old-money denizens of exclusive communities. Today, "privileged" applies to anyone who enjoys an unearned advantage in life, about which they are likely oblivious. White privilege, male privilege, straight privilege--those conditions make everyday life easier, less stressful, more lucrative, and generally better for those who hold one, two, or all three designations. But what about white female privilege in the context of feminism? Or fixed gender privilege in the context of transgender? Or weight and height privilege in the context of hiring practices and salary levels? Or food privilege in the context of public health? Or two parent, working class privilege in the context of widening inequality for single parent families? In The Perils of Privilege, Phoebe Maltz Bovy examines the rise of this word into extraordinary potency. Does calling out privilege help to change or soften it? Or simply reinforce it by dividing people against themselves? And is privilege a concept that, in fact, only privileged people are debating?"--

Let's rock! : how 1950s America created Elvis and the rock & roll craze / Richard Aquila.

May 19, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: Let's rock! : how 1950s America created Elvis and the rock & roll craze / Richard Aquila.
Author: Aquila, Richard, 1946-
Call Number: ML3534.3 .A75 2017
Description: Let's Rock! reclaims the lost history of rock & roll, one of the most important cultural developments in post-WW II America. Based on years of research and interviews, the book offers new information and fresh perspectives about the rise of rock & roll and 1950s America, arguing that rather than rebellion and liberalism, the musical craze supported centrist politics, traditional values, and mainstream attitudes toward race, gender, class, and ethnicity.

CLEP Spanish language / Viviana Gyori, April Schneider.

May 19, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: CLEP Spanish language / Viviana Gyori, April Schneider.
Author: Gyori, Viviana.
Call Number: PC4119 .G96 2016
Description: Earn College Credit with REA's Test Prep for CLEP* Spanish Language Everything you need to pass the exam and get the college credit you deserve. Our test prep for CLEP* Spanish Language and the free online tools that come with it, will allow you to create a personalized CLEP* study plan that can be customized to fit you: your schedule, your learning style, and your current level of knowledge. Here's how it works: Most complete subject review for CLEP* Spanish Language Our targeted review covers all the material you'll be expected to know for the exam and includes a glossary of must-know terms. Two full-length practice exams The online REA Study Center gives you two full-length practice tests and the most powerful scoring analysis and diagnostic tools available today. Instant score reports help you zero in on the CLEP* Spanish Language topics that give you trouble now and show you how to arrive at the correct answer-so you'll be prepared on test day. Online Audio Component An online integrated listening test covering the two listening sections helps you practice what you've learned. REA is the acknowledged leader in CLEP* preparation, with the most extensive library of CLEP* titles available. Our test preps for CLEP* exams help you earn valuable college credit, save on tuition, and get a head start on your college degree. Read less.

Deviate : the science of seeing differently / Beau Lotto ; illustrations by Luna Margherita Cardilli and Ljudmilla Socci.

May 19, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: Deviate : the science of seeing differently / Beau Lotto ; illustrations by Luna Margherita Cardilli and Ljudmilla Socci.
Author: Lotto, R. Beau,
Call Number: BF241 .L68 2017
Description: "Perception is the foundation of human experience, but few of us understand why we see what we do, much less how. By revealing the startling truths about the brain and its perceptions, [neuroscientist] Beau Lotto shows that the next big innovation is not a new technology: it is a new way of seeing. In his first major book, Lotto draws on over two decades of pioneering research to explain that our brain didn't evolve to see the world accurately. It can't! Visually stunning, with entertaining illustrations and optical illusions throughout, and with clear and comprehensive explanations of the science behind how our perceptions operate, Deviate will revolutionize the way you see yourself, others, and the world. With this new understanding of how the brain functions, we can apply these insights to every aspect of life and work. Deviate is not just an illuminating account of the neuroscience of thought, behavior, and creativity: it is a call to action, enlisting readers in their own journey of self-discovery."--Jacket.