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This is your brain on sports : the science of underdogs, the value of rivalry, and what we can learn from the T-shirt cannon / L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers.

March 6, 2016 - 9:40am
Title: This is your brain on sports : the science of underdogs, the value of rivalry, and what we can learn from the T-shirt cannon / L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers.
Author: Wertheim, L. Jon,
Call Number: GV706.4 .W455 2016
Description: THE book for sports fans searching for a deeper understanding of the games they watch and the people who play them. Bestselling author L. Jon Wertheim teams up with Tufts psychologist Sam Sommers to take readers on a wild ride into the inner world of sports. Through the prism of behavioral economics, neuroscience, and psychology, they reveal the hidden influences and surprising cues that inspire and derail us--on the field and in the stands--and by extension, in corporate board rooms, office settings, and our daily lives.--Adapted from book jacket.

The Secrets of Your Handwriting / Allan Conway, author

March 3, 2016 - 9:40pm
Title: The Secrets of Your Handwriting / Allan Conway, author
Call Number: BF891 .C67 2015

United States of Jihad : investigating America's homegrown terrorists / Peter Bergen.

March 3, 2016 - 9:40am
Title: United States of Jihad : investigating America's homegrown terrorists / Peter Bergen.
Author: Bergen, Peter L., 1962-
Call Number: HV6432 .B4624 2016

Lit up : one reporter, three schools, twenty-four books that can change lives / David Denby.

March 2, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: Lit up : one reporter, three schools, twenty-four books that can change lives / David Denby.
Author: Denby, David, 1943-
Call Number: PN70 .D46 2016
Description: "Denby sat in on a tenth-grade English class in a demanding New York public school for an entire academic year, and visited other schools. He read all the stories, poems, plays, and novels that the kids were reading, and creates an impassioned portrait of charismatic teachers at work, classroom dramas large and small, and fresh and inspiring encounters with the books themselves. Lit Up is a dramatic narrative that traces awkward and baffled beginnings but also exciting breakthroughs and the emergence of pleasure in reading. Denby reaffirms the power of great teachers and the importance and inspiration of great books."--

Dust / Michael Marder.

March 2, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: Dust / Michael Marder.
Author: Marder, Michael, 1980-
Call Number: TD884.5 .M37 2016

Originals : how non-conformists move the world / Grant Adam.

March 2, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: Originals : how non-conformists move the world / Grant Adam.
Author: Grant, Adam M,
Call Number: HD53 .G742 2016
Description: Examines how provocative thought leaders can champion originality in their organizations, drawing on illustrative studies and stories spanning a range of disciplines to explain how to recognize a good idea, speak up, build allies, choose a time to act, and manage doubts.

The man who invented fiction : how Cervantes ushered in the modern world / William Egginton.

March 1, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: The man who invented fiction : how Cervantes ushered in the modern world / William Egginton.
Author: Egginton, William, 1969-
Call Number: PQ6353 .E33 2016
Description: "In the early seventeenth century, a crippled, graying, almost toothless veteran of Spain's wars against the Ottoman Empire published a book. It was the story of a poor nobleman, his brain addled from reading too many books of chivalry, who deludes himself that he is a knight errant and sets off on hilarious adventures. That book, Don Quixote, went on to sell more copies than any other book beside the Bible, making its author, Miguel de Cervantes, the single most-read author in human history. Cervantes did more than just publish a bestseller, though. He invented a way of writing. This book is about how Cervantes came to create what we now call fiction, and how fiction changed the world."--

Blue laws : selected & uncollected poems, 1995-2015 / Kevin Young.

March 1, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: Blue laws : selected & uncollected poems, 1995-2015 / Kevin Young.
Author: Young, Kevin, 1970-
Call Number: PS3575.O798 A6 2016
Description: Blue Laws gathers poems written over the past two decades, drawing from all nine of Kevin Young's previously published books of poetry and including a number of uncollected, often unpublished, poems.

The Incas / Terence N. D'Altroy.

March 1, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: The Incas / Terence N. D'Altroy.
Author: D'Altroy, Terence N.
Call Number: F3429 .D35 2015
Description: "The book investigates its extraordinary progress from a small Andean society in southern Peru to its rapid demise little more than a century later at the hands of the Spanish conquerors"--

How to have a good day : harness the power of behavioral science to transform your working life / Caroline Webb.

March 1, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: How to have a good day : harness the power of behavioral science to transform your working life / Caroline Webb.
Author: Webb, Caroline, 1971-
Call Number: HF5548.8 .W35 2016
Description: "In How to Have a Good Day, Caroline Webb, business consultant and former partner at powerhouse McKinsey and Co., brings together the findings on behavioral economics and neuroscience--subjects that have led to dozens of bestselling books over the last decade--to show us how we can use these revolutionary new findings to improve how we work. Organized around seven factors that determine whether we have a good day at work, Webb offers us specific tools that we can use based on what we now know about how our brains work, and she shows us how we can incorporate them into our conversations, meetings, and projects in a way that will increase productivity, confidence, and enjoyment"--

Superforecasting : the art and science of prediction / Philip E. Tetlock, Dan Gardner.

March 1, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: Superforecasting : the art and science of prediction / Philip E. Tetlock, Dan Gardner.
Author: Tetlock, Philip E. (Philip Eyrikson), 1954-
Call Number: HB3730 .T47 2015
Description: "From one of the world's most highly regarded social scientists, a transformative book on the habits of mind that lead to the best predictions. Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week's meals. Unfortunately, people tend to be terrible forecasters. As Wharton professor Philip Tetlock showed in a landmark 2005 study, even experts' predictions are only slightly better than chance. However, an important and underreported conclusion of that study was that some experts do have real foresight, and Tetlock has spent the past decade trying to figure out why. What makes some people so good? And can this talent be taught? In Superforecasting, Tetlock and coauthor Dan Gardner offer a masterwork on prediction, drawing on decades of research and the results of a massive, government-funded forecasting tournament. The Good Judgment Project involves tens of thousands of ordinary people--including a Brooklyn filmmaker, a retired pipe installer, and a former ballroom dancer--who set out to forecast global events. Some of the volunteers have turned out to be astonishingly good. They've beaten other benchmarks, competitors, and prediction markets. They've even beaten the collective judgment of intelligence analysts with access to classified information. They are "superforecasters." In this groundbreaking and accessible book, Tetlock and Gardner show us how we can learn from this elite group. Weaving together stories of forecasting successes (the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound) and failures (the Bay of Pigs) and interviews with a range of high-level decision makers, from David Petraeus to Robert Rubin, they show that good forecasting doesn't require powerful computers or arcane methods. It involves gathering evidence from a variety of sources, thinking probabilistically, working in teams, keeping score, and being willing to admit error and change course. Superforecasting offers the first demonstrably effective way to improve our ability to predict the future--whether in business, finance, politics, international affairs, or daily life--and is destined to become a modern classic"-- Provided by publisher.

The industries of the future / Alec Ross.

March 1, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: The industries of the future / Alec Ross.
Author: Ross, Alec, 1971-
Call Number: HC79.T4 R677 2016
Description: "Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what's next for the world, mapping out the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next ten years--for businesses, governments, and the global community--and how we can navigate them. Ross highlights the best opportunities for progress and explains why countries thrive or sputter. He examines the specific fields that will most shape our economic future over the next ten years, including cybercrime and cybersecurity, the commercialization of genomics, the next step for big data, and the coming impact of digital technology on money, payments, and markets."--

How to be a Tudor : a dawn-to-dusk guide to Tudor life / Ruth Goodman.

February 26, 2016 - 2:40pm
Title: How to be a Tudor : a dawn-to-dusk guide to Tudor life / Ruth Goodman.
Author: Goodman, Ruth, 1963-
Call Number: DA315 .G66 2016

Not in God's name : confronting religious violence / Jonathan Sacks.

February 26, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Not in God's name : confronting religious violence / Jonathan Sacks.
Author: Sacks, Jonathan, 1948-
Call Number: BL65.V55 S24 2015
Description: "In this powerful and timely book, one of the most admired and authoritative religious leaders of our time tackles the phenomenon of religious extremism and violence committed in the name of God, "--Amazon.com.

Swift programming : the Big Nerd Ranch guide / by Matthew Mathias and John Gallagher.

February 25, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: Swift programming : the Big Nerd Ranch guide / by Matthew Mathias and John Gallagher.
Author: Mathias, Matthew,
Call Number: QA76.73.S95 M384 2015

Medical billing and coding demystified / Marilyn Burgos, Donya P. Johnson, Jim Keogh RN-BC ; with contributions by Marissa Hernandez.

February 24, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: Medical billing and coding demystified / Marilyn Burgos, Donya P. Johnson, Jim Keogh RN-BC ; with contributions by Marissa Hernandez.
Author: Burgos, Marilyn,
Call Number: R728.5 .B868 2016
Description: Medical Billing and Coding Demystified clearly explains the practices used by medical offices, hospitals, and healthcare facilities to encode medical services in order to receive payment from government agencies and insurance companies. Like other entries in this bestselling series, this self-teaching guide uses a building-block approach that allows readers to learn at their own pace and test themselves along the way. No previous medical or accounting training or experience is necessary to benefit fromMedical Billing and Coding Demystified, and the book can be used as a classroom textbook or as a complement to larger texts. --Publisher

A crude look at the whole : the science of complex systems in business, life, and society / John H. Miller.

February 22, 2016 - 10:40am
Title: A crude look at the whole : the science of complex systems in business, life, and society / John H. Miller.
Author: Miller, John H. (John Howard), 1959-
Call Number: QA402 .M495 2015

The idealist : Aaron Swartz and the rise of free culture on the Internet / Justin Peters.

February 18, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: The idealist : Aaron Swartz and the rise of free culture on the Internet / Justin Peters.
Author: Peters, Justin,
Call Number: ZA3270 .P47 2016
Description: "A smart, lively history of the Internet free culture movement and its larger effects on society-- and the life and shocking suicide of Aaron Swartz, a founding developer of Reddit and Creative Commons-- from Slate correspondent Justin Peters. Aaron Swartz was a zealous young advocate for the free exchange of information and creative content online. He committed suicide in 2013 after being indicted by the government for illegally downloading millions of academic articles from a nonprofit online database. From the age of fifteen, when Swartz, a computer prodigy, worked with Lawrence Lessig to launch Creative Commons, to his years as a fighter for copyright reform and open information, to his work leading the protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), to his posthumous status as a cultural icon, Swartz's life was inextricably connected to the free culture movement. Now Justin Peters examines Swartz's life in the context of 200 years of struggle over the control of information. In vivid, accessible prose, The Idealist situates Swartz in the context of other "data moralists" past and present, from lexicographer Noah Webster to ebook pioneer Michael Hart to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. In the process, the book explores the history of copyright statutes and the public domain; examines archivists' ongoing quest to build the "library of the future"; and charts the rise of open access, copyleft, and other ideologies that have come to challenge protectionist IP policies. Peters also breaks down the government's case against Swartz and explains how we reached the point where federally funded academic research came to be considered private property, and downloading that material in bulk came to be considered a federal crime. The Idealist is an important investigation of the fate of the digital commons in an increasingly corporatized Internet, and an essential look at the impact of the free culture movement on our daily lives and on generations to come"--

Clay and Pounds' basic clinical massage therapy : integrating anatomy and treatment / Laura Allen, David M. Pounds ; photographs by Vicki Overman and Black Horse Studio ; illustrations by David M. Pounds.

February 18, 2016 - 10:40am
Title: Clay and Pounds' basic clinical massage therapy : integrating anatomy and treatment / Laura Allen, David M. Pounds ; photographs by Vicki Overman and Black Horse Studio ; illustrations by David M. Pounds.
Author: Allen, Laura (Massage therapist),
Call Number: RM721 .A45 2016

A return to justice : rethinking our approach to juveniles in the system / Ashley Nellis.

February 17, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: A return to justice : rethinking our approach to juveniles in the system / Ashley Nellis.
Author: Nellis, Ashley,
Call Number: HV9104 .N35 2016