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The abyss : bridging the divide between Israel and the Arab world / Eli Avidar.

November 2, 2015 - 11:40am
Title: The abyss : bridging the divide between Israel and the Arab world / Eli Avidar.
Author: Avidar, Eli,
Call Number: DS119.7 .A86713 2015

The 50 worst terrorist attacks / Edward F. Mickolus and Susan L. Simmons.

November 2, 2015 - 11:40am
Title: The 50 worst terrorist attacks / Edward F. Mickolus and Susan L. Simmons.
Author: Mickolus, Edward F.
Call Number: HV6431 .M487 2014
Description: "In the last 50 years, terrorists have committed hundreds of horrific acts of violence to further their causes. This accessible, single-volume text covers the most significant terrorist acts across contemporary history worldwide"--

Why love matters : how affection shapes a baby's brain / Sue Gerhardt.

November 2, 2015 - 11:40am
Title: Why love matters : how affection shapes a baby's brain / Sue Gerhardt.
Author: Gerhardt, Sue, 1953-
Call Number: RJ134 .G47 2015

Our aging bodies / Gary F. Merrill.

November 2, 2015 - 11:40am
Title: Our aging bodies / Gary F. Merrill.
Author: Merrill, Gary F.,
Call Number: QP86 .M537 2015
Description: "People in developed countries are living longer and, just as the aged population around the world is steadily growing, the number of adults eighty-five and older in the United States is projected to quadruple to twenty-one million people by 2050. The aging of our population has huge implications for baby boomers and their children, and has generated a greater interest in the causes and effects of aging. Our Aging Bodies provides a clear, scientifically based explanation of what happens to all the major organ systems and bodily processes--such as the cardiovascular and digestive systems--as people age. The first section is an overview of secondary aging--changes that occur with age that are related to disease and the environment--and include the effect of such things as diet, humor, and exercise. Readers will also learn about primary aging--intrinsic changes that occur with the aging of specific organs and body systems (including the prostate, the heart, the digestive system, and the brain). Throughout the book, Gary F. Merrill weaves in personal anecdotes and stories that help clarify and reinforce the facts and principles of the underlying scientific processes and explanations. Our Aging Bodies is accessible to a general reader interested in the aging phenomenon, or baby boomers wanting to be more informed when seeing their doctor and discussing changes to their bodies as they age"--Publisher's description.

Heal : the vital role of dogs in the search for cancer cures / written by Arlene Weintraub.

November 2, 2015 - 11:40am
Title: Heal : the vital role of dogs in the search for cancer cures / written by Arlene Weintraub.
Author: Weintraub, Arlene,
Call Number: RC267 .W46 2015

Veils, nudity, and tattoos : the new feminine aesthetics / Thorsten Botz-Bornstein.

November 2, 2015 - 11:40am
Title: Veils, nudity, and tattoos : the new feminine aesthetics / Thorsten Botz-Bornstein.
Author: Botz-Bornstein, Thorsten,
Call Number: GN419.15 .B68 2015

The Pentagon's brain : an uncensored history of DARPA, America's top secret military research agency / Annie Jacobsen.

November 2, 2015 - 11:40am
Title: The Pentagon's brain : an uncensored history of DARPA, America's top secret military research agency / Annie Jacobsen.
Author: Jacobsen, Annie,
Call Number: U394.A75 J33 2015
Description: Since its inception in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has grown to become the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science research and development agency. Created by President Eisenhower to prevent another Sputnik, and to focus primarily on defensive programs against nuclear weapons, the agency--and its imagination and scope--has expanded enormously with each passing year. From Agent Orange in Vietnam to insect-sized drones in use today, from the earliest networked computers and the Internet to smart rockets and war zones under 24-hour video surveillance, DARPA is responsible for innovations that have changed the course of war, national security, and strategic planning at the highest levels. To uncover the secret history of DARPA in action, journalist Annie Jacobsen tracked down key players in DARPA's Smart Weapons Program, past and present; neuroscientists building an artificial brain, cell biologists working on limb regeneration, the Nobel laureate who invented the laser. From DARPA's earliest defensive advances to hundreds of ongoing programs, Jacobsen exposes both sides of the DARPA coin: the fantastic technological advances from which we all benefit, and the darker side drawn up in a race for military supremacy. Based on information from inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos, The Pentagon's Brain reads like science fiction but is absolutely true, a groundbreaking look behind the scenes at the clandestine intersection of science and the American military. --Adapted from book jacket.

Adam's nose, and the making of humankind / Michael Stoddart, University of Tasmania, Australia.

November 2, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Adam's nose, and the making of humankind / Michael Stoddart, University of Tasmania, Australia.
Author: Stoddart, D. Michael (David Michael),
Call Number: QP458 .S758 2015

Bad girls : young women, sex, and rebellion before the sixties / Amanda H. Littauer.

October 27, 2015 - 10:40am
Title: Bad girls : young women, sex, and rebellion before the sixties / Amanda H. Littauer.
Author: Littauer, Amanda H.,
Call Number: HQ18.U5 L528 2015

Fast facts for the school nurse : school nursing in a nutshell / Janice Loschiavo, MSN, RN, HNCSN.

October 27, 2015 - 10:40am
Title: Fast facts for the school nurse : school nursing in a nutshell / Janice Loschiavo, MSN, RN, HNCSN.
Author: Loschiavo, Janice,
Call Number: RJ247 .L67 2015

Soda politics : taking on big soda (and winning) / Marion Nestle.

October 22, 2015 - 12:40pm
Title: Soda politics : taking on big soda (and winning) / Marion Nestle.
Author: Nestle, Marion,
Call Number: TP630 .N47 2015

Don't make me think, revisited : a common sense approach to Web usability / Steve Krug.

October 22, 2015 - 6:40am
Title: Don't make me think, revisited : a common sense approach to Web usability / Steve Krug.
Author: Krug, Steve,
Call Number: TK5105.888 .K78 2014
Description: Hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug's guide to understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it's one of the best loved and most recommended books on the subject. It's a core foundational book that every Web designer must internalize to make their designs truly effective. In this substantially revised edition, Steve returns with fresh perspective to reconsider the principles he originally laid out--commenting, amending, amplifying, and offering fresh new examples to underscore their importance. This edition adds an important new chapter on mobile as well as integrating coverage of mobile throughout.

What if everybody understood child development? : straight talk about bettering education and children's lives / Rae Pica.

October 21, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: What if everybody understood child development? : straight talk about bettering education and children's lives / Rae Pica.
Author: Pica, Rae, 1953-
Call Number: LB1139.23 .P52 2015
Description: This collection of essays by education consultant Rae Pica discusses such topics as Common Core, the self-esteem movement, standardized testing, and best practices in child development and education.

The immortal evening : a legendary dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb / Stanley Plumly.

October 21, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: The immortal evening : a legendary dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb / Stanley Plumly.
Author: Plumly, Stanley,
Call Number: PR590 .P68 2014
Description: Offers an approach to the lives and works of Keats, Wordsworth, Lamb, and the painter Benjamin Robert Haydon through the exemplary events of a single evening spent in thoughtful discussion and, later, raucous conversation.

Decoding the language of genetics / David Botstein.

October 21, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Decoding the language of genetics / David Botstein.
Author: Botstein, David,
Call Number: QH431 .B6355 2015
Description: "This is a book about the conceptual language of genetics. There is a need for special words and terms to deal with some of the essential abstractions in genetics; these are the focus of this book. It is intended to help readers with diverse interests and experience to think about genetic analysis in a more sophisticated and creative way"--

Psychology of trauma 101 / Lesia M. Ruglass, PhD, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA.

October 21, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Psychology of trauma 101 / Lesia M. Ruglass, PhD, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA.
Author: Ruglass, Lesia M.,
Call Number: RC552.P67 R84 2015

Free : why science hasn't disproved free will / Alfred R. Mele.

October 20, 2015 - 3:40am
Title: Free : why science hasn't disproved free will / Alfred R. Mele.
Author: Mele, Alfred R., 1951-
Call Number: BJ1461 .M453 2014
Description: "Scientists have forged a penetrating, coherent course in the study of human thought and action. Yet some of the same scientists have slashed out an adjacent, rough-hewn path, cutting at the roots of the belief in free will and at the groundwork of relationships among the conscious will, the mind, and the brain. Claiming to disprove the existence of free will is not only wrongheaded, Mele argues, but harmful; research shows that people who don't believe they are free are more likely to behave badly, as they sink into feeling like they aren't responsible for their actions. Putting a positive spin on this, Mele conveys what he calls the 'good news' that we are freer than we think. If we see ourselves as morally responsible for our future actions, we can begin to view ourselves as having abilities and capacities that give us considerable control over what we do. Mele takes apart the findings of neuroscience and psychology experiments often cited as irrefutably disproving the existence of free will, for example those of Benjamin Libet, and demonstrates that their results have been misinterpreted. Mele explains why the experimental findings are actually consistent with our making many of our decisions consciously and with our having considerable control over many of our decisions and actions. In order to find truth and clarity on this crucial topic, Mele argues, philosophers, scientists, and psychologists alike need to explore one another's work rather than relying on scientific findings - and a rigid interpretation of those findings- as the only key to solving the complex puzzle that is free will"--