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After the map : cartography, navigation, and the transformation of territory in the twentieth century / William Rankin.

July 7, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: After the map : cartography, navigation, and the transformation of territory in the twentieth century / William Rankin.
Author: Rankin, William, 1978-
Call Number: GA102.3 .R36 2016
Description: For most of the twentieth century, maps were indispensable. They were how governments understood, managed, and defended their territory, and during the two world wars they were produced by the hundreds of millions. Cartographers and journalists predicted the dawning of a "map-minded age, " where increasingly state-of-the-art maps would become everyday tools. By the century's end, however, there had been a decisive shift in mapping practices, as the dominant methods of land surveying and print publication were increasingly displaced by electronic navigation systems. In After the Map, William Rankin argues that although this shift did no render traditional maps obsolete, it did radically change our experience of geographic knowledge, from the god's-eye view of the map to the embedded subjectivity of GPS. Likewise, older concerns with geographic truth and objectivity have been upstaged by a new emphasis on simplicity, reliability, and convenience. After the Map shows how this change in geographic perspective is ultimately a transformation of the nature of territory, both social and political. --Dust jacket.

Accounting made simple : accounting explained in 100 pages or less / Mike Piper.

July 7, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Accounting made simple : accounting explained in 100 pages or less / Mike Piper.
Author: Piper, Mike, 1984-
Call Number: HF5636 .P57 2013
Description: "This text is intended to be a high-level introduction to accounting/bookkeeping"--Preliminary page.

100 essential silent film comedies / James Roots.

July 7, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: 100 essential silent film comedies / James Roots.
Author: Roots, James, 1955-
Call Number: PN1995.9.C55 R66 2017

American kingpin : the epic hunt for the criminal mastermind behind the Silk Road / Nick Bilton.

July 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: American kingpin : the epic hunt for the criminal mastermind behind the Silk Road / Nick Bilton.
Author: Bilton, Nick,
Call Number: HV6248.U45 B55 2017
Description: From New York Times-bestselling author Nick Bilton comes a true-life thriller about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, the founder of the online black market Silk Road.

Moholy-Nagy : future present / edited by Matthew S. Witkovsky, Carol S. Eliel, and Karole P.B. Vail ; With contributions by Julie Barten, Sylvie Paenichon, and Carol Stringari, Stephanie D'Alessandro, Carol S. Eliel, Jennifer King, Olivier Lugon, Elizabet

July 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Moholy-Nagy : future present / edited by Matthew S. Witkovsky, Carol S. Eliel, and Karole P.B. Vail ; With contributions by Julie Barten, Sylvie Paenichon, and Carol Stringari, Stephanie D'Alessandro, Carol S. Eliel, Jennifer King, Olivier Lugon, Elizabeth Siegel, Karole P.B. Vail, and Matthew S. Witkovsky.
Call Number: N6822.5.M63 A4 2016
Description: "The pioneering artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1894-1946) worked across a range of art forms including painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, film, advertising, and theater. This publication, which offers a fresh and extensive examination of his output, accompanies the first major American survey of Moholy's oeuvre in nearly a half century and represents the most extensive English-language book on the artist in thirty years. The catalogue reproduces a vast selection of Moholy's early paintings and photograms, his whimsical photomontages--all of which are reproduced together here for the first time--and late works in Plexiglas. Distinguished scholars offer new insights into his materials and working methods; the relation among writing, administration, and art making in his practice; and his influence on contemporary art. Particular emphasis is given to Moholy's American years and his leadership of the Chicago Bauhaus as well as his reception as a painter"--

The invention of heterosexuality / Jonathan Ned Katz ; with a new preface ; afterword by Lisa Duggan.

July 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The invention of heterosexuality / Jonathan Ned Katz ; with a new preface ; afterword by Lisa Duggan.
Author: Katz, Jonathan, 1938-
Call Number: HQ23 .K315 2007

The undiscovered self / C.G. Jung ; translated from the German by R.F.C. Hull.

July 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The undiscovered self / C.G. Jung ; translated from the German by R.F.C. Hull.
Author: Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961.
Call Number: BF173 .J72513 2006
Description: In his classic, provocative work, Jung--one of psychology's greatest minds--argues that the future depends on our ability to resist society's mass movements. Only by understanding our unconscious inner nature--"the undiscovered self"--Can we gain the self-knowledge that is antithetical to ideological fanaticism. But this requires facing the duality of the human psyche--the existence of good and evil in us all. In this seminal book, Jung compellingly argues that only then can we cope and resist the dangers posed by those in power.--From publisher description.

A history of Egyptian architecture : the first intermediate period, the middle kingdom, and the second intermediate period / by Alexander Badawy.

July 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: A history of Egyptian architecture : the first intermediate period, the middle kingdom, and the second intermediate period / by Alexander Badawy.
Author: Badawy, Alexander.
Call Number: NA215 .B31 1966

The collected plays of Neil Simon. Volume 2 / with an introduction by Neil Simon.

July 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The collected plays of Neil Simon. Volume 2 / with an introduction by Neil Simon.
Author: Simon, Neil.
Call Number: PS3537.I663 A6 1986

All the birds in the sky / Charlie Jane Anders.

July 5, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: All the birds in the sky / Charlie Jane Anders.
Author: Anders, Charlie,
Call Number: PS3601.N428 A79 2017
Description: "When Patricia Delfine was six years old, a wounded bird led her deep into the forest to the Parliament of Birds, where she met the Great Tree and was asked a question that would determine the course of her life. When Laurence Armstead was in grade school, he cobbled together a wristwatch-sized device that could send its wearer two seconds into the future. When Patricia and Laurence first met in high school, they didn't understand one another at all. But as time went on, they kept bumping into one another's lives. Now they're both grown up, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who's working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention into the changing global climate. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world's magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world's ever-growing ailments. Neither Laurence nor Patricia can keep pace with the speed at which things fall apart. But something bigger than either of them, something begun deep in their childhoods, is determined to bring them together. And will"--

Five plays / Jean Anouilh.

July 5, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Five plays / Jean Anouilh.
Author: Anouilh, Jean, 1910-1987.
Call Number: PQ2601.N67 A6 1986

The collected plays of Neil Simon. Volume 1 / with an introduction by Neil Simon.

July 5, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The collected plays of Neil Simon. Volume 1 / with an introduction by Neil Simon.
Author: Simon, Neil.
Call Number: PS3537.I663 A6 1986

Renaissance drama : new series I : essays principally on masques and entertainments / edited by S. Schoenbaum.

June 30, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Renaissance drama : new series I : essays principally on masques and entertainments / edited by S. Schoenbaum.
Call Number: PN2171 .R46 1968

The story of the drama; beginnings to the commonwealth, by Joseph Richard Taylor ...

June 30, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The story of the drama; beginnings to the commonwealth, by Joseph Richard Taylor ...
Author: Taylor, Joseph Richard, 1858-
Call Number: PN1721 .T33

The voice is all : the lonely victory of Jack Kerouac / Joyce Johnson.

June 30, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The voice is all : the lonely victory of Jack Kerouac / Joyce Johnson.
Author: Johnson, Joyce.
Call Number: PS3521.E735 Z733 2013
Description: This work, a profile of the iconic author's early years offers insight into his efforts to bridge his dual cultural heritage while exploring how his French Canadian background enriched his prose.

The Comanche empire / Pekka Hamalainen.

June 30, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The Comanche empire / Pekka Hamalainen.
Author: Hamalainen, Pekka, 1967-
Call Number: E99.C85 H27 2008
Description: Discusses the power wielded by the Comanches in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in the southern Great Plains, the Southwest, and northern Mexico, covering their military ability, political dominance, and commercial and cultural influence as they resisted European colonization until their defeat in 1875.

Fluids and electrolytes / editor, Joshua Squiers; consulting editor, Stephen D. Krau.

June 30, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Fluids and electrolytes / editor, Joshua Squiers; consulting editor, Stephen D. Krau.
Call Number: RT1.N77 v.52 no.2 2017

The Koran in English : a biography / Bruce B. Lawrence.

June 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The Koran in English : a biography / Bruce B. Lawrence.
Author: Lawrence, Bruce B.,
Call Number: BP131.15.E54 L39 2017
Description: For millions of Muslims, the Qur'an is sacred only in Arabic, the original Arabic in which it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century; to many Arab and non-Arab believers alike, the book literally defies translation. Yet English translations exist and are growing, in both number and importance. Bruce Lawrence tells the remarkable story of the ongoing struggle to render the Qur'an's lyrical verses into English--and to make English itself an Islamic language. The "Koran" in English revisits the life of Muhammad and the origins of the Qur'an before recounting the first translation of the book into Latin by a non-Muslim: Robert of Ketton's twelfth-century version paved the way for later ones in German and French, but it was not until the eighteenth century that George Sale's influential English version appeared. Lawrence explains how many of these early translations, while part of a Christian agenda to "know the enemy, " often revealed grudging respect for their Abrahamic rival. British expansion in the modern era produced an anomaly: fresh English translations--from the original Arabic--not by Arabs or non-Muslims but by South Asian Muslim scholars. The first book to explore the complexities of this translation saga, The "Koran" in English also looks at cyber Korans, versions by feminist translators, and now a graphic Koran, the American Qur'an created by the acclaimed visual artist Sandow Birk.

Global poverty : deprivation, distribution, and development since the Cold War / Andy Sumner.

June 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Global poverty : deprivation, distribution, and development since the Cold War / Andy Sumner.
Author: Sumner, Andrew, 1973-
Call Number: HC79.P6 S839 2016
Description: Why are some people poor? Why does absolute poverty persist despite substantial economic growth? What types of late economic development or 'catch-up' capitalism are associated with different poverty outcomes? Global Poverty addresses these apparently simple questions and the extent to which the answers may be shifting. One might expect global poverty to be focused in the world's poorest countries, usually defined as low-income countries, or least developed countries, or 'fragile states'. However, most of the world's absolute poor by monetary or multi-dimensional poverty - up to a billion people - live in growing and largely stable middle-income countries. At the same time, poverty has not fallen as much as the substantial economic growth would warrant. As a consequence, and as domestic resources have grown, much of global poverty has become less about a lack of domestic resources and more about questions of national inequality, social policy and welfare regimes, and patterns of economic development pursued.

Alice's adventures in Wonderland ; and, Through the looking-glass and what Alice found there.

June 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Alice's adventures in Wonderland ; and, Through the looking-glass and what Alice found there.
Author: Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898.
Call Number: PR4611 .A7 1996
Description: Alice falls down a rabbit hole into a world of exotic creatures, and passes through a looking glass into a world inhabited by queens, knights, lions and unicorns.