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The hacked world order : how nations fight, trade, maneuver, and manipulate in the digital age / Adam Segal.

March 29, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: The hacked world order : how nations fight, trade, maneuver, and manipulate in the digital age / Adam Segal.
Author: Segal, Adam, 1968-
Call Number: JZ1254 .S44 2016
Description: "The internet today connects roughly 2.7 billion people around the world, and booming interest in the "internet of things" could result in 75 billion devices connected to the web by 2020. The myth of cyberspace as a digital utopia has long been put to rest. Governments are increasingly developing smarter ways of asserting their national authority in cyberspace in an effort to control the flow, organization and ownership of information. In A Hacked World Order, Adam Segal shows how governments use the web to wage war and spy on, coerce, and damage each other. Israel is intent on derailing the Iranian nuclear weapons program. India wants to prevent Pakistani terrorists from using their Blackberries to coordinate attacks. Brazil has plans to lay new fiber cables and develop satellite links so its Internet traffic no longer has to pass through Miami. China does not want to be dependent on the West for its technology needs. These new digital conflicts pose no physical threat-no one has ever died from a cyberattack-but they serve to both threaten and defend the integrity of complex systems like power grids, financial institutions, and security networks. Segal describes how cyberattacks can be launched by any country, individual, or private group with minimal resources in mere seconds, and why they have the potential to produce unintended and unimaginable problems for anyone with an internet connection and an email account. State-backed hacking initiatives can shut down, sabotage trade strategies, steal intellectual property, sow economic chaos, and paralyze whole countries. Diplomats, who used to work behind closed doors of foreign ministries, must now respond with greater speed, as almost instantaneously they can reach, educate, or offend millions with just 140 characters. Beginning with the Stuxnet virus launched by the US at an Iranian nuclear facility in 2010 and continuing through to the most recent Sony hacking scandal, A Hacked World Order exposes how the internet has ushered in a new era of geopolitical maneuvering and reveals the tremendous and terrifying implication on our economic livelihood, security, and personal identity."--

The tides of mind : uncovering the spectrum of consciousness / David Gelernter.

March 28, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: The tides of mind : uncovering the spectrum of consciousness / David Gelernter.
Author: Gelernter, David Hillel,
Call Number: BF311 .G396 2016
Description: An "exploration of the human psyche that shows us how the very purpose of the mind changes throughout the day. Indeed, as Gelernter explains, when we are at our most alert, when reasoning and creating new memories is our main mental business, the mind is a computer-like machine that keeps emotion on a short leash and attention on our surroundings. As we gradually tire, however, and descend the 'mental spectrum, ' reasoning comes unglued. Memory ranges more freely, the mind wanders, and daydreams grow more insistent. Self-awareness fades, reflection blinks out, and at last we are completely immersed in our own minds"--Dust jacket flap.

Pandemic : tracking contagions, from cholera to Ebola and beyond / Sonia Shah.

March 24, 2016 - 12:40pm
Title: Pandemic : tracking contagions, from cholera to Ebola and beyond / Sonia Shah.
Author: Shah, Sonia,
Call Number: RA643 .S52 2016
Description: "Interweaving history, original reportage, and personal narrative, Pandemic explores the origins of epidemics, drawing parallels between the story of cholera-- one of history's most disruptive and deadly pathogens-- and the new pathogens that stalk humankind today"--

Environmental justice / Gordon Walker.

March 23, 2016 - 5:40am
Title: Environmental justice / Gordon Walker.
Author: Walker, Gordon P.
Call Number: GE220 .W35 2012
Description: "Environmental justice has increasingly become part of the language of environmental activism, political debate, academic research and policy making around the world. It raises questions about how the environment impacts on different people's lives. Does pollution follow the poor? Are some communities far more vulnerable to the impacts of flooding or climate change than others? Are the benefits of access to green space for all, or only for some? Do powerful voices dominate environmental decisions to the exclusion of others? This book focuses on such questions and the complexities involved in answering them. It explores the diversity of ways in which environment and social difference are intertwined and how the justice of their interrelationship matters. It has a distinctive international perspective, tracing how the discourse of environmental justice has moved around the world and across scales to include global concerns, and examining research, activism and policy development in the US, the UK, South Africa and other countries. The widening scope and diversity of what has been positioned within an environmental justice 'frame' is also reflected in chapters that focus on waste, air quality, flooding, urban greenspace and climate change. In each case, the basis for evidence of inequalities in impacts, vulnerabilities and responsibilities is examined, asking questions about the knowledge that is produced, the assumptions involved and the concepts of justice that are being deployed in both academic and political contexts. Environmental Justice offers a wide ranging analysis of this rapidly evolving field, with compelling examples of the processes involved in producing inequalities and the challenges faced in advancing the interests of the disadvantaged. It provides a critical framework for understanding environmental justice in various spatial and political contexts, and will be of interest to those studying Environmental Studies, Geography, Politics and Sociology."--Publisher's website.

Narconomics : how to run a drug cartel / Tom Wainwright.

March 22, 2016 - 5:40am
Title: Narconomics : how to run a drug cartel / Tom Wainwright.
Author: Wainwright, Tom, 1982-
Call Number: HV5801 .W325 2016
Description: "How does a budding cartel boss succeed (and survive) in the $300 billion illegal drug business? By learning from the best, of course. From creating brand value to fine-tuning customer service, the folks running cartels have been attentive students of the strategy and tactics used by corporations such as Walmart, McDonald's, and Coca-Cola. And what can government learn to combat this scourge? By analyzing the cartels as companies, law enforcers might better understand how they work ... [and have more success in efforts] to win the war against this global, highly organized business"--Amazon.com.

The anatomy of addiction : what science and research tell us about the true causes, best preventive techniques, and most successful treatments / Akikur Mohammad, MD.

March 22, 2016 - 5:40am
Title: The anatomy of addiction : what science and research tell us about the true causes, best preventive techniques, and most successful treatments / Akikur Mohammad, MD.
Author: Mohammad, Akikur,
Call Number: RC564 .M634 2016
Description: "As compelling as it is informative and authoritative, The Anatomy of Addiction will lead you to a better understanding about the causes, prevention, and treatment of addiction. It explains in layman's terms what constitutes effective, evidence-based addiction medicine and how to find it. This book provides actionable, scientific information for addicts and their families and details how to avoid so-called rehab clinics that are at best useless and at worst dangerous and even life threatening"--

Boko Haram : Nigeria's Islamist insurgency / Virginia Comolli.

March 22, 2016 - 5:40am
Title: Boko Haram : Nigeria's Islamist insurgency / Virginia Comolli.
Author: Comolli, Virginia.
Call Number: HV6433.N6 C64 2015
Description: "Northern and central Nigeria have been engulfed in a violent insurgency campaign waged by Jama'atu Ahlis Sunnah Lidda'awati w'al Jihad, a.k.a. 'Boko Haram', and for a time, its splinter group 'Ansaru'. From its inception an inward-looking, almost parochial, movement, Boko Haram, and even more so Ansaru, have now shown clear signs of regionalisation, expanding their operations across West Africa and forging links with al-Qaeda affiliated groups. Boko Haram's stated aim is to Islamise Africa's most populous country but, like earlier Nigerian Islamist groups, of which there is a long tradition in the Sahel, the discontent prompting young Nigerians and other young West African Muslims to join the insurgency is rooted in more than just religious orthodoxy and cannot be disentangled from their economic, social and political marginalisation. In spite of talks about dialogue and amnesty for those prepared to renounce violence, the Federal Government's response has been a militarised one, resulting in the largest deployment of the Nigerian armed forces since the end of the Civil War. But what is the real magnitude of the threat? What can foreign partners do to support Abuja? How effective is the current government's strategy in tackling the insurgency? And, more importantly, are the root causes of the insurgency being addressed and the foundations for a durable peace being established?"--Publisher description. .505. 00

Talking about torture : how political discourse shapes the debate / Jared Del Rosso.

March 21, 2016 - 4:40am
Title: Talking about torture : how political discourse shapes the debate / Jared Del Rosso.
Author: Del Rosso, Jared.
Call Number: HV8599.U6 D45 2015

Playing to the edge : American intelligence in the age of terror / Michael V. Hayden.

March 17, 2016 - 8:40pm
Title: Playing to the edge : American intelligence in the age of terror / Michael V. Hayden.
Author: Hayden, Michael V. (Michael Vincent), 1945-
Call Number: JK468.I6 H39 2016
Description: "An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, from the only person ever to helm both the CIA and the NSA, at a time of heinous new threats and momentous change For General Michael Hayden, playing to the edge means playing so close to the line that you get chalk dust on your cleats. Otherwise, by playing back, you may protect yourself, but you will be less successful in protecting America. "Play to the edge" was Hayden's guiding principle when he ran the National Security Agency, and it remained so when he ran the CIA. In his view, many shortsighted and uninformed people are quick to criticize, and this book will give them much to chew on but little easy comfort. It is an unapologetic insider's look told from the perspective of the people who faced awesome responsibilities head on, in the moment. How did American intelligence respond to terrorism, a major war, and the most sweeping technological revolution in the last five hundred years? What was the NSA before 9/11 and how did it change in its aftermath? Why did the NSA begin the controversial terrorist surveillance program that included the acquisition of domestic phone records? What else was set in motion during this period that formed the backdrop for the infamous Snowden revelations in 2013? "--

The space within : inside great Chicago buildings / Patrick F. Cannon ; Photographs by James Caulfield.

March 17, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: The space within : inside great Chicago buildings / Patrick F. Cannon ; Photographs by James Caulfield.
Author: Cannon, Patrick F.
Call Number: NA2850 .C365 2016
Description: "Original photographs and essays on more than forty Chicago-area residences, religious institutions, and public and commercial buildings, focusing on the structures' interiors and the stories behind them"--

Great calculations : a surprising look behind 50 scientific inquiries / Colin Pask.

March 17, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Great calculations : a surprising look behind 50 scientific inquiries / Colin Pask.
Author: Pask, Colin, 1943-
Call Number: QA99 .P385 2015

Civil rights and the making of the modern American state / Megan Ming Francis, Pepperdine University.

March 17, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Civil rights and the making of the modern American state / Megan Ming Francis, Pepperdine University.
Author: Francis, Megan Ming, 1981-
Call Number: JC599.U5 F73 2014
Description: "Did the civil rights movement impact the development of the American state? Despite extensive accounts of civil rights mobilization and narratives of state building, there has been surprisingly little research that explicitly examines the importance and consequence that civil rights activism has had for the process of state building in American political and constitutional development. Through a sweeping archival analysis of the NAACP's battle against lynching and mob violence from 1909 to 1923, this book examines how the NAACP raised public awareness, won over American presidents, and secured the support of Congress. In the NAACP's most far-reaching victory, the Supreme Court ruled that the constitutional rights of black defendants were violated by a white mob in the landmark criminal procedure decision Moore v. Dempsey. This book demonstrates the importance of citizen agency in the making of new constitutional law in a period unexplored by previous scholarship"--

The creative tarot : a modern guide to an inspired life / Jessa Crispin.

March 17, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: The creative tarot : a modern guide to an inspired life / Jessa Crispin.
Author: Crispin, Jessa.
Call Number: BF1879.T2 C695 2016
Description: A guide for artists and creative people looking to tarot for guidance and inspiration. Written for novices and seasoned readers alike, "The Creative Tarot" is a unique guidebook that reimagines tarot cards and the ways they can boost the creative process.

Critical care nursing made incredibly easy! / clinical editor, David W. Woodruff, MSN, RN-BC, CNS, CNE, FNAP, Dean of Academic Affairs/Associate Professor, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio.

March 17, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Critical care nursing made incredibly easy! / clinical editor, David W. Woodruff, MSN, RN-BC, CNS, CNE, FNAP, Dean of Academic Affairs/Associate Professor, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio.
Call Number: RT120.I5 C766 2016

The Silk Roads : a new history of the world / Peter Frankopan.

March 17, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: The Silk Roads : a new history of the world / Peter Frankopan.
Author: Frankopan, Peter.
Call Number: D21.3 .F73 2016
Description: "Our world was made on and by the Silk Roads. For millennia it was here that East and West encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas and cultures, the birth of the world's great religions, the appetites for foreign goods that drove economies and the growth of nations. From the first cities in Mesopotamia to the growth of Greece and Rome to the depredations by the Mongols and the Black Death to the Great Game and the fall of Communism, the fate of the West has always been inextricably linked to the East. The Silk Roads vividly captures the importance of the networks that crisscrossed the spine of Asia and linked the Atlantic with the Pacific, the Mediterranean with India, America with the Persian Gulf. By way of events as disparate as the American Revolution and the horrific world wars of the twentieth century, Peter Frankopan realigns the world, orientating us eastwards, and illuminating how even the rise of the West 500 years ago resulted from its efforts to gain access to and control these Eurasian trading networks. In an increasingly globalized planet, where current events in Asia and the Middle East dominate the world's attention, this magnificent work of history is very much a work of our times"--

The shared origins of football, rugby, and soccer / Christopher Rowley.

March 17, 2016 - 4:40am
Title: The shared origins of football, rugby, and soccer / Christopher Rowley.
Author: Rowley, Christopher, 1948-
Call Number: GV861 .R68 2015
Description: "In 'The Shared Origins of Football, Rugby, and Soccer, ' Christopher Rowley reveals how ball games arose and took shape into seven distinct forms: American football, association football, Canadian football, Gaelic football, rugby league football, and rugby union football. Rowley traces ball games back to the Mayans in Mes-America and the Han Dynasty in China, through ancient Egypt and Greece, and on through the rise of football in England and Scotland. His narrative includes the relatively recent development of rules, codes, and leagues and concludes with the current state of football worldwide. Based on survuvung documents and illustrations, the author re-creates ancient games from around the globe and relates firsthand accounts of fossil games still played today. Through careful research, the common ancestry of our modern seven codes of football is finally pieced together to create a fascinating history. 'The Shared origins of Football, Rugby, and Soccer' takes the reader through this unique odyssey and brings to life the little-known games of the past"--Page 4 of cover.

Wonders of the plant kingdom : a microcosm revealed / Wolfgang Stuppy, Rob Kesseler, Madeline Harley.

March 15, 2016 - 1:40pm
Title: Wonders of the plant kingdom : a microcosm revealed / Wolfgang Stuppy, Rob Kesseler, Madeline Harley.
Author: Stuppy, Wolfgang,
Call Number: QK50 .S78 2014

Understanding ISIS and the new global war on terror : a primer / by Phyllis Bennis.

March 15, 2016 - 1:40pm
Title: Understanding ISIS and the new global war on terror : a primer / by Phyllis Bennis.
Author: Bennis, Phyllis, 1951-
Call Number: HV6433.I722 B46 2015

Plutocracy in America : how increasing inequality destroys the middle class and exploits the poor / Ronald P. Formisano.

March 15, 2016 - 1:40pm
Title: Plutocracy in America : how increasing inequality destroys the middle class and exploits the poor / Ronald P. Formisano.
Author: Formisano, Ronald P., 1939-
Call Number: HN90.S6 F67 2015

Movement and music : developing activities for young children / Jere Gallagher, Ph.D., Associate Dean, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, Nancy Sayre, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor, College of Education and Human Services, Clarion University.

March 15, 2016 - 1:40pm
Title: Movement and music : developing activities for young children / Jere Gallagher, Ph.D., Associate Dean, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, Nancy Sayre, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor, College of Education and Human Services, Clarion University.
Author: Gallagher, Jere Dee.
Call Number: GV452 .G33 2015