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Greening death : reclaiming burial practices and restoring our tie to the earth / Suzanne Kelly.

December 27, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Greening death : reclaiming burial practices and restoring our tie to the earth / Suzanne Kelly.
Author: Kelly, Suzanne, 1969-
Call Number: GT3203 .K45 2015
Description: "We once disposed of our dead in earth-friendly ways--no chemicals, biodegradable containers, dust to dust. But over the last 150 years death care has become a toxic, polluting, and alienating industry in the United States. Today, people are slowly waking up to the possibility of more sustainable and less disaffecting death care, reclaiming old practices in new ways, in a new age. Greening Death traces the philosophical and historical backstory to this awakening, captures the passionate on-the-ground work of the Green Burial Movement, and explores the obstacles and other challenges getting in the way of more robust mobilization. As the movement lays claim to greener, simpler, and more cost-efficient practices, something even more promising is being offered up--a tangible way of restoring our relationship to nature." -- Publisher's description.

Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea : Indian women as cultural intermediaries and national symbols / Rebecca K. Jager.

December 23, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea : Indian women as cultural intermediaries and national symbols / Rebecca K. Jager.
Author: Jager, Rebecca K., 1964-
Call Number: E89 J36 2015

American fatherhood : a cultural history / Lawrence R. Samuel.

December 21, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: American fatherhood : a cultural history / Lawrence R. Samuel.
Author: Samuel, Lawrence R.,
Call Number: HQ535 .S255 2016

Criminal justice at the crossroads : transforming crime and punishment / William R. Kelly.

December 21, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Criminal justice at the crossroads : transforming crime and punishment / William R. Kelly.
Author: Kelly, W. R. (William Robert), 1950-
Call Number: HV9950 .K45 2015

Magna Carta : the birth of liberty / Dan Jones.

December 21, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Magna Carta : the birth of liberty / Dan Jones.
Author: Jones, Dan, 1981-
Call Number: KD3946 .J65 2015
Description: The Magna Carta is revered around the world as the founding document of Western liberty. Its principles--even its language--can be found in our Bill of Rights and in the Constitution. But what was this strange charter and how did it gain such legendary status? Historian Dan Jones takes us back to the turbulent year of 1215, when, beset by foreign crises and cornered by a growing domestic rebellion, King john reluctantly agreed to fix his seal to a document that would change the course of history. At the time of its creation, the Magna Carta was just a peace treaty drafted by a group of rebel barons who were tired of the king's high taxes, arbitrary justice, and endless foreign wars. The fragile peace it established would last only two months, but its principles have reverberated over the centuries. Jones's narrative follows the story of the Magna Carta's creation, its failure, and the war that subsequently engulfed England, and charts the high points in its unexpected afterlife. Reissued by King John's successors, it protected the Church, banned unlawful imprisonment, and set limits to the exercise of royal power. It established the principle that taxation must be tied to representation and paved the way for the creation of Parliament. In 1776 American patriots, inspired by that long-ago defiance, dared to pick up arms against another English king and to demand even more far-reaching rights. We think of the Declaration of Independence as our founding document, but those who drafted it had their eye on the Magna Carta.--Adapted from book jacket.

Slaughterhouse : Chicago's Union Stock Yard and the world it made / Dominic A. Pacyga.

December 11, 2015 - 2:40pm
Title: Slaughterhouse : Chicago's Union Stock Yard and the world it made / Dominic A. Pacyga.
Author: Pacyga, Dominic A.,
Call Number: HD9419.U4 P33 2015
Description: On the South Side to tour the Union Stock Yard, people got a firsthand look at Chicago's industrial prowess as they witnessed cattle, hogs, and sheep disassembled with breathtaking efficiency. At their height, the kill floors employed 50,000 workers and processed six hundred animals an hour, an astonishing spectacle of industrialized death. Pacyga chronicles the rise and fall of an industrial district that, for better or worse, served as the public face of Chicago for decades. He takes readers through the packinghouses as only an insider can, covering the rough and toxic life inside the plants and their lasting effects on the world outside. He shows how the yards shaped the surrounding neighborhoods; looks at the Yard's sometimes volatile role in the city's race and labor relations; and traces its decades of mechanized innovations.

The new threat : the past, present, and future of Islamic militancy / Jason Burke.

December 2, 2015 - 4:40am
Title: The new threat : the past, present, and future of Islamic militancy / Jason Burke.
Author: Burke, Jason.
Call Number: HV6431 .B8667 2015
Description: "Jason Burke is one of the world's leading experts on militant Islam. He embedded with the Kurdish peshmerga (currently at war with ISIS) while still in college. He was hanging out with the Taliban in the late 1990s. He witnessed the bombing of Tora Bora in Afghanistan in 2001 firsthand. With the current emergence of ISIS in Iraq and Syria and the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, no one is as well placed as Burke-whose previous books have been chosen as books of the year by The Economist, the Daily Telegraph, and The Independent-to explain this dramatic post-Al Qaeda phase of Islamic militancy. We are now, he argues, entering a new phase of radical violence that is very different from what has gone before, one that is going to redefine the West's relationship with terrorism and the Middle East. ISIS is not "medieval, " as many U.S. national security pundits claim, but, Burke explains, a group whose spectacular acts of terror are a contemporary expression of our highly digitized societies, designed to generate global publicity. In his account, radical Islamic terrorism is not an aberration or "cancer, " as some politicians assert; it is an organic part of the modern world. This book will challenge the preconceptions of many American readers and will be hotly debated in national security circles. "--

When young people break the law : debating issues on punishment for juveniles / Karsten J. Struhl and Kimora, editors.

December 2, 2015 - 4:40am
Title: When young people break the law : debating issues on punishment for juveniles / Karsten J. Struhl and Kimora, editors.
Call Number: HV9104 .W482 2015

Breaking the line : the season in Black college football that transformed the sport and changed the course of civil rights / Samuel G. Freedman.

December 2, 2015 - 4:40am
Title: Breaking the line : the season in Black college football that transformed the sport and changed the course of civil rights / Samuel G. Freedman.
Author: Freedman, Samuel G.
Call Number: GV950 .F74 2013
Description: Looks at the 1967 football season leading up to that year's black college championship between Grambling College and Florida A&M, and how it fit into the civil rights struggles of the time.

Wildlife habitat conservation : concepts, challenges, and solutions / edited by Michael L. Morrison & Heather A. Mathewson.

December 2, 2015 - 4:40am
Title: Wildlife habitat conservation : concepts, challenges, and solutions / edited by Michael L. Morrison & Heather A. Mathewson.
Call Number: QH75 .W529 2015
Description: This collection of essays discusses foundations and definitions of wildlife habitats, habitats in peril, and research and conservation.

The generals : Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the winning of World War II / Winston Groom.

November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: The generals : Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the winning of World War II / Winston Groom.
Author: Groom, Winston, 1944-
Call Number: D736 .G69 2015
Description: Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall. These three remarkable men-of-arms who rose from the gruesome hell of the First World War to become the finest generals of their generation during World War II redefined America's ideas of military leadership and brought forth a new generation of American soldier. Against the backdrop of the most dramatic moments of the twentieth century, you'll discover new insights into the lives of America's most celebrated warriors.

Digital wars : Apple, Google, Microsoft and the battle for the Internet / Charles Arthur.

November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Digital wars : Apple, Google, Microsoft and the battle for the Internet / Charles Arthur.
Author: Arthur, Charles, 1961-
Call Number: HD9696.8.U62 A78 2014
Description: "The first time that Apple, Google and Microsoft found themselves sharing the same digital space was 1998. They were radically different companies and they would subsequently fight a series of pitched battles for control of different parts of the digital landscape. They could not know of the battles to come. But they would be world-changing. This new edition of Digital Wars looks at each of these battles in turn. Accessible and comprehensive, it analyses the very different cultures of the three companies and assesses exactly who are the victors on each front. Thoroughly updated to include information on the latest developments and rising competitors Samsung, it also include a completely new chapter on how China moved from being the assembly plant for music players and smartphones, to becoming the world's biggest smartphone business"--

America's bank : the epic struggle to create the Federal Reserve / Roger Lowenstein.

November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: America's bank : the epic struggle to create the Federal Reserve / Roger Lowenstein.
Author: Lowenstein, Roger,
Call Number: HG2563 L69 2015
Description: Chronicles the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that created the Federal Reserve, tracing the financial panic and widespread distrust of bankers that prompted the landmark 1913 Federal Reserve Act and launched America's first steps onto the world financial stage.

Sexting panic : rethinking criminalization, privacy, and consent / Amy Adele Hasinoff.

November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Sexting panic : rethinking criminalization, privacy, and consent / Amy Adele Hasinoff.
Author: Hasinoff, Amy Adele,
Call Number: HQ27 .H367 2015
Description: "Sexting Panic illustrates how anxieties about technology and teen girls' sexuality distract from critical questions about how to adapt norms of privacy and consent for new media. Though mobile phones can be used to cause harm, Amy Adele Hasinoff notes that criminalization and abstinence policies meant to curb sexting often fail to account for the distinction between consensual sharing and the malicious distribution of a private image. Hasinoff challenges the idea that sexting inevitably victimizes young women. Instead, she encourages us to recognize young people's capacity for choice and recommends responses to sexting that are realistic and nuanced rather than based on misplaced fears about deviance, sexuality, and digital media"--Publisher description.

Flip-flop : a journey through globalisation's backroads / Caroline Knowles.

November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Flip-flop : a journey through globalisation's backroads / Caroline Knowles.
Author: Knowles, Caroline, 1954-
Call Number: HD9662.F642 K66 2014

Health trackers : how technology is helping us monitor and improve our health / Richard MacManus.

November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Health trackers : how technology is helping us monitor and improve our health / Richard MacManus.
Author: MacManus, Richard,
Call Number: R858 .M33 2015

The song machine : inside the hit factory / John Seabrook.

November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: The song machine : inside the hit factory / John Seabrook.
Author: Seabrook, John,
Call Number: ML3790 .S382 2015
Description: There's a reason hit songs offer such guilty pleasure--they're designed that way. Over the last two decades a new type of hit song has emerged, one that is almost inescapably catchy. Pop songs have always had a "hook, " but today's songs bristle with them: a hook every seven seconds is the rule. Painstakingly crafted to tweak the brain's delight in melody, rhythm, and repetition, these songs are highly processed products. Like snack-food engineers, modern songwriters have discovered the musical "bliss point." And just like junk food, the bliss point leaves you wanting more. In The Song Machine, longtime New Yorker staff writer John Seabrook tells the story of the massive cultural upheaval that produced these new, super-strength hits. Seabrook takes us into a strange and surprising world, full of unexpected and vivid characters, as he traces the growth of this new approach to hit-making from its obscure origins in early 1990s Sweden to its dominance of today's Billboard charts. Going beyond music to discuss money, business, marketing, and technology, The Song Machine explores what the new hits may be doing to our brains and listening habits, especially as services like Spotify and Apple Music use streaming data to gather music into new genres invented by algorithms based on listener behavior. Revelatory and original, this book will change the way you listen to music.--Adapted from book jacket.

How dogs work / Raymond Coppinger, Mark Feinstein ; foreword by Gordon M. Burghardt.

November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: How dogs work / Raymond Coppinger, Mark Feinstein ; foreword by Gordon M. Burghardt.
Author: Coppinger, Raymond,
Call Number: QL737.C22 C64 2015

Religion among we the people : conversations on democracy and the divine good / Franklin I. Gamwell.

November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Religion among we the people : conversations on democracy and the divine good / Franklin I. Gamwell.
Author: Gamwell, Franklin I.
Call Number: BL2525 .G364 2015

Broken trust : dysfunctional government and constitutional reform / Stephen M. Griffin.

November 30, 2015 - 12:40am
Title: Broken trust : dysfunctional government and constitutional reform / Stephen M. Griffin.
Author: Griffin, Stephen M., 1957-
Call Number: KF4552 .G75 2015
Description: "Griffin argues that understanding the decline of trust in government requires investigating the historical circumstances of the last several decades as well as the constitutional experience of the states. In particular, he examines "hybrid democracy", the form of constitutionalism prevailing in California and other western states that combines Madisonian-style representative government with direct democracy."--Provided by publisher.