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Where the jobs are : entrepreneurship and the soul of the American economy / John Dearie, Courtney Geduldig.

June 5, 2014 - 11:40am
Title: Where the jobs are : entrepreneurship and the soul of the American economy / John Dearie, Courtney Geduldig.
Author: Dearie, John.
Call Number: HD5713.3 .D43 2013
Description: " Ending America's Jobs Emergency by Accelerating the True Engine of Job Creation - Start-UpsFour years after the end of the Great Recession, 23 million Americans remain unemployed, underemployed, or have left the workforce discouraged. Even worse, Washington policymakers seem out of ideas.Where the Jobs Are: Entrepreneurship and the Soul of the American Economy shows how America can restore its great job-creation machine.Recent research has demonstrated that virtually all net new job creation in the United States over the past thirty years has come from businesses less than a year old - true "start-ups." Start-up businesses create an average of three million new jobs each year, while existing businesses of any size or age shed a net average of about one million jobs annually.Unfortunately, the vital signs of America's job-creating entrepreneurial economy are flashing red alert. After remaining remarkably consistent for decades, the rate of new business formation has declined significant in recent years, and the number of new jobs created by new firms is also falling.In Where the Jobs Are, the authors recount the findings of a remarkable summer they spent traveling the country to meet and conduct roundtables with entrepreneurs in a dozen cities. More than 200 entrepreneurs participated - explaining in specific and vividly personal terms the issues, frustrations, and obstacles that are undermining their efforts to launch new businesses, expand existing young firms, and create jobs. Those obstacles include a dangerously underperforming education system, self-defeating immigration policies that thwart the attraction and retention of the world's best talent, access to capital difficulties, a mounting regulatory burden, unnecessary tax complexity, and severe Washington-produced economic uncertainty.In Where the Jobs Are, the authors: Explain how start-ups are different from existing businesses, large or small, and why they represent the engine of job creation; Reveal how policymakers' failure to understand the unique nature and needs of start-ups has undermined efforts to stimulate the economy following the Great Recession; and, Present a detailed, innovative, and uniquely credible 30-point policy agenda based on what America's job creators said they urgently need. Engaging and informative, Where the Jobs Are reveals with unprecedented precision and clarity the major obstacles undermining the fragile economic recovery, and provides a vitally important game plan to unleash the job-creating capacity of the entrepreneurial economy and put a beleaguered nation back to work"--

The space book : from the beginning to the end of time, 250 milestones in the history of space & astronomy / Jim Bell.

June 4, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The space book : from the beginning to the end of time, 250 milestones in the history of space & astronomy / Jim Bell.
Author: Bell, Jim, 1965-
Call Number: QB981 .B37 2013
Description: Presents a series of 250 significant events in the history of astronomy and space exploration, from the original formation of the galaxies, to the space mission to the planet Mars, to speculation about the end of the universe.

How to watch television / edited by Ethan Thompson and Jason Mittell.

June 2, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: How to watch television / edited by Ethan Thompson and Jason Mittell.
Call Number: PN1992.3.U5 H79 2013
Description: "We all have opinions about the television shows we watch, but television criticism is about much more than simply evaluating the merits of a particular show and deeming it 'good' or 'bad.' Rather, criticism uses the close examination of a television program to explore that program's cultural significance, creative strategies, and its place in a broader social context. How to Watch Television brings together forty original essays from today's leading scholars on television culture, writing about the programs they care (and think) the most about. Each essay focuses on a particular television show, demonstrating one way to read the program and, through it, our media culture. The essays model how to practice media criticism in accessible language, providing critical insights through analysis--suggesting a way of looking at TV that students and interested viewers might emulate. The contributors discuss a wide range of television programs past and present, covering many formats and genres, spanning fiction and non-fiction, broadcast and cable, providing a broad representation of the programs that are likely to be covered in a media studies course. While the book primarily focuses on American television, important programs with international origins and transnational circulation are also covered. Addressing television series from the medium's earliest days to contemporary online transformations of television, How to Watch Television is designed to engender classroom discussion among television critics of all backgrounds." -- Publisher's description.

Sport first aid / Melinda J. Flegel.

May 29, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Sport first aid / Melinda J. Flegel.
Author: Flegel, Melinda J., 1958-
Call Number: RD97 .F525 2014

College chemistry / Jerome L. Rosenberg, Lawerence M. Epstein, Peter J. Krieger.

May 28, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: College chemistry / Jerome L. Rosenberg, Lawerence M. Epstein, Peter J. Krieger.
Author: Rosenberg, Jerome Laib, 1921-
Call Number: QD41 .R67 2013

Comics as history, comics as literature : roles of the comic book in scholarship, society, and entertainment / edited by Annessa Ann Babic.

May 28, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Comics as history, comics as literature : roles of the comic book in scholarship, society, and entertainment / edited by Annessa Ann Babic.
Call Number: PN6714 .C653 2014

The everything store : Jeff Bezos and the age of Amazon / Brad Stone.

May 28, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The everything store : Jeff Bezos and the age of Amazon / Brad Stone.
Author: Stone, Brad,
Call Number: Z473.A485 S76 2013
Description: The first fly-on-the-wall narrative account of the world's largest online retailer and its genius creator, Jeff Bezos. --

A better world, Inc. : how companies profit by solving global problems ... where governments cannot / Alice Korngold.

May 28, 2014 - 7:40am
Title: A better world, Inc. : how companies profit by solving global problems ... where governments cannot / Alice Korngold.
Author: Korngold, Alice.
Call Number: HD60 .K66 2014

America's fiscal constitution : its triumph and collapse / Bill White.

May 27, 2014 - 11:40am
Title: America's fiscal constitution : its triumph and collapse / Bill White.
Author: White, William H., 1954-
Call Number: HJ8119 .W45 2014

Breathe well and live well with COPD : a 28-day breathing exercise plan / Janet Brindley ; foreword by Linda Shampan.

May 12, 2014 - 9:40pm
Title: Breathe well and live well with COPD : a 28-day breathing exercise plan / Janet Brindley ; foreword by Linda Shampan.
Author: Brindley, Janet,
Call Number: RC776.O3 B75 2014

The arthritis helpbook : a tested self-management program for coping with arthritis and fibromyalgia / Kate Lorig and James F. Fries.

May 12, 2014 - 9:40pm
Title: The arthritis helpbook : a tested self-management program for coping with arthritis and fibromyalgia / Kate Lorig and James F. Fries.
Author: Lorig, Kate.
Call Number: RC933 .L628 2006
Description: This book includes clear explanations of the different kinds of arthritis and fibromyalgia; proven and simple techniques to reduce pain and increase dexterity; the most up-to-date information on medications and their side effects; instruction on building a calcium-rich diet and maintaining a healthy weight; advice for designing an exercise program that matches your needs; practical tips and recommended gadgets that solve common problems, big and small; ways to communicate what you're going through with family, friends, colleagues, and doctors; guidance on overcoming fatigue, depression, and other troubling feelings.

American Diabetes Association/JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Sourcebook / Anne Peters and Lori Laffel, editors.

May 12, 2014 - 9:40pm
Title: American Diabetes Association/JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Sourcebook / Anne Peters and Lori Laffel, editors.
Call Number: RC660.4 .A44 2013
Description: "The aim of the Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Sourcebook is to survey the existing landscape and compile an authoritative document that assesses the current state of Type 1 Diabetes and guides the practicing diabetes professional in providing state-of-the-art T1D care"--Provided by publisher.

American Diabetes Association guide to nutrition therapy for diabetes / edited by Marion J. Franz, Alison B. Evert.

May 12, 2014 - 9:40pm
Title: American Diabetes Association guide to nutrition therapy for diabetes / edited by Marion J. Franz, Alison B. Evert.
Call Number: RC662 .A435 2012
Description: "This book will help the reader guide patients towards medical nutrition therapy, through nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, nutrition interventions (education, counseling, and goal setting), and nutrition monitoring and evaluation"--Provided by publisher.

Johns Hopkins diabetes guide : treatment and management of diabetes / edited by Christopher D. Saudek, Rita Rastogi Kalyani, Frederick L. Brancati.

May 12, 2014 - 9:40pm
Title: Johns Hopkins diabetes guide : treatment and management of diabetes / edited by Christopher D. Saudek, Rita Rastogi Kalyani, Frederick L. Brancati.
Call Number: RC660 .J536 2012
Description: Overview: Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide: Treatment and Management of Diabetes is organized into over 150 topics, written by more than 40 clinicians spanning many different specialties. Expert authors include physicians, pharmacists, podiatrists, dieticians, and nurse educators. This evidence-based, quick-reference guide is easy to navigate and provides essential diabetes information that is difficult to find in other reference books. Topics are categorized into sections: Overview, Management, Complications and Comorbidities, Medications, and Clinical Tests. An expert commentary section provides a unique insight into how diabetes can be effectively treated and managed in clinical practice. Selected topics include: New glucose-lowering therapies; Cardiovascular disease screening; Depression and diabetes; Bariatric surgery; Complementary & alternative medicines; Insulin pump management; Continuous glucose monitoring systems; Gender-specific complications; Social and legal issues; Education and nutrition; Historical studies in diabetes care and more.

Diabetes information for teens : health tips about managing diabetes and preventing related complications, including facts about insulin, glucose control, healthy eating, physical activity, and learning to live with diabetes / edited by Karen Bellenir.

May 12, 2014 - 9:40pm
Title: Diabetes information for teens : health tips about managing diabetes and preventing related complications, including facts about insulin, glucose control, healthy eating, physical activity, and learning to live with diabetes / edited by Karen Bellenir.
Call Number: RC660.5 .D53 2012
Description: "Provides basic consumer health information for teens about managing diabetes and preventing complications, making healthy diet and exercise choices, and coping with emotional and lifestyle concerns. Includes index and resource information"--

Diabetes and you : a comprehensive, holistic approach / Naheed Ali.

May 12, 2014 - 9:40pm
Title: Diabetes and you : a comprehensive, holistic approach / Naheed Ali.
Author: Ali, Naheed, 1981-
Call Number: RC660 .A45 2012
Description: This book presents a holistic approach to dealing with diabetes, emphasizing a whole body approach to regulating blood sugar and balancing physical and mental health.

100 questions & answers about your child's type 1 diabetes / Elizabeth Platt, Jerrold S. Olshan, Maryann Waterman.

May 12, 2014 - 9:40pm
Title: 100 questions & answers about your child's type 1 diabetes / Elizabeth Platt, Jerrold S. Olshan, Maryann Waterman.
Author: Platt, Elizabeth.
Call Number: RJ420.D5 P573 2012

The knowledge : how to rebuild our world from scratch / Lewis Dartnell.

May 12, 2014 - 9:40pm
Title: The knowledge : how to rebuild our world from scratch / Lewis Dartnell.
Author: Dartnell, Lewis,
Call Number: T47 .D37 2014
Description: "How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch? If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of the postapocalyptic survivors? What crucial knowledge would they need to survive in the immediate aftermath and to rebuild civilization as quickly as possible-a guide for rebooting the world? Human knowledge is collective, distributed across the population. It has built on itself for centuries, becoming vast and increasingly specialized. Most of us are ignorant about the fundamental principles of the civilization that supports us, happily utilizing the latest-or even the most basic-technology without having the slightest idea of why it works or how it came to be. If you had to go back to absolute basics, like some sort of postcataclysmic Robinson Crusoe, would you know how to re-create an internal combustion engine, put together a microscope, get metals out of rock, accurately tell time, weave fibers into clothing, or even how to produce food for yourself? Regarded as one of the brightest young scientists of his generation, Lewis Dartnell proposes that the key to preserving civilization in an apocalyptic scenario is to provide a quickstart guide, adapted to cataclysmic circumstances. The Knowledge describes many of the modern technologies we employ, but first it explains the fundamentals upon which they are built. Every piece of technology rests on an enormous support network of other technologies, all interlinked and mutually dependent. You can't hope to build a radio, for example, without understanding how to acquire the raw materials it requires, as well as generate the electricity needed to run it. But Dartnell doesn't just provide specific information for starting over; he also reveals the greatest invention of them all-the phenomenal knowledge-generating machine that is the scientific method itself. This would allow survivors to learn technological advances not explicitly explored in The Knowledge as well as things we have yet to discover. The Knowledge is a brilliantly original guide to the fundamentals of science and how it built our modern world as well as a thought experiment about the very idea of scientific knowledge itself"--

Coping with lupus : a practical guide to alleviating the challenges of systematic lupus erythematosus / Robert H. Phillips.

May 12, 2014 - 9:40pm
Title: Coping with lupus : a practical guide to alleviating the challenges of systematic lupus erythematosus / Robert H. Phillips.
Author: Phillips, Robert H., 1948-
Call Number: RC924.5.L85 P45 2012
Description: "The founder and director of the Center for Coping in Long Island, NY offers this completely revised and updated edition of his authoritative and practical guide to alleviating the challenges of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus"--

The lupus book : a guide for patients and their families / Daniel J. Wallace.

May 12, 2014 - 9:40pm
Title: The lupus book : a guide for patients and their families / Daniel J. Wallace.
Author: Wallace, Daniel J. (Daniel Jeffrey), 1949-
Call Number: RC924.5.L85 W35 2013
Description: "Lupus, a disease of the immune system, can be quite deadly, claiming the lives of thousands of patients yearly. Dr. Daniel J. Wallace is one of the world's leading authorities on this disorder, an eminent clinician who has treated over 3000 lupus patients, the largest such practice in America. His The Lupus Book, originally published in 1995, immediately established itself as the most readable and helpful book on the disease. Now Dr. Wallace has once again completely revised The Lupus Book, incorporating a wealth of new information. This Fifth Edition discusses new drug information and newly discovered information about the pathology of the disease--all laid out in user-friendly language that any patient could understand. In particular, Wallace discusses the first drug for Lupus to be approved by the FDA--belimumab (Benlysta)--as well as other drugs in clinical trials. Readers will also discover fully updated sections on the science of lupus and breakthroughs in research. And as in past editions, the book provides absolutely lucid answers to such questions as: What causes lupus? How and where is the body affected? Can a woman with lupus have a baby? And how can one manage this disease? Indeed, Dr. Wallace has distilled his extensive experience, providing the most up-to-date information on causes, prevention, cure, exercise, diet, and many other important topics. There is also a glossary of terms and an appendix of lupus resource materials compiled by the Lupus Foundation of America. Over a million Americans have lupus. The new Fifth Edition offers these patients and their families an abundance of reliable, up-to-date information that will help them manage the disease and live a happier life"--