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Metabolism at a glance / J.G. Salway.

April 18, 2017 - 6:40am
Title: Metabolism at a glance / J.G. Salway.
Author: Salway, J. G.,
Call Number: QP171

Divided we stand : the battle over women's rights and family values that polarized American politics / Marjorie J. Spruill.

April 17, 2017 - 6:40pm
Title: Divided we stand : the battle over women's rights and family values that polarized American politics / Marjorie J. Spruill.
Author: Spruill, Marjorie Julian, 1951-
Call Number: HQ1421 .S683 2017
Description: "Gloria Steinem was quoted in 2015 (in the New Yorker) as saying the National Women's Conference in 1977 "may take the prize as the most important event nobody knows about." After the United Nations established International Women's Year (IWY) in 1975, Congress mandated and funded state conferences to elect delegates to attend the National Women's Conference in Houston in 1977, where Bella Abzug, Gloria Steinem, and other feminists endorsed a platform supporting abortion rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and gay rights. Across town, Phyllis Schlafly, Lottie Beth Hobbs, and the conservative women's movement held a massive rally to protest federally funded feminism and launch a pro-family movement. Divided We Stand explores the role social issues have played in politics by reprising the battle between feminists and their conservative challengers, leading to Democrats supporting women's rights and Republicans casting themselves as the party of family values. As the 2016 presidential election made clear, the women's rights movement and the conservative women's movement have irrevocably affected the course of modern American politics. We cannot fully understand the present without appreciating the pivotal events that transpired in Houston and immediately thereafter."--Jacket.

#Republic : divided democracy in the age of social media / Cass R. Sunstein.

April 17, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: #Republic : divided democracy in the age of social media / Cass R. Sunstein.
Author: Sunstein, Cass R.,
Call Number: HM851 .S869 2017
Description: "As the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy. Social media companies such as Facebook can sort us ever more efficiently into groups of the like-minded, creating echo chambers that amplify our views. It's no accident that on some occasions, people of different political views cannot even understand each other. It's also no surprise that terrorist groups have been able to exploit social media to deadly effect. Welcome to the age of #Republic. In this revealing book, Cass Sunstein, the New York Times bestselling author of Nudge and The World According to Star Wars, shows how today's Internet is driving political fragmentation, polarization, and even extremism--and what can be done about it. Thoroughly rethinking the critical relationship between democracy and the Internet, Sunstein describes how the online world creates "cybercascades, " exploits "confirmation bias, " and assists "polarization entrepreneurs." And he explains why online fragmentation endangers the shared conversations, experiences, and understandings that are the lifeblood of democracy. In response, Sunstein proposes practical and legal changes to make the Internet friendlier to democratic deliberation. These changes would get us out of our information cocoons by increasing the frequency of unchosen, unplanned encounters and exposing us to people, places, things, and ideas that we would never have picked for our Twitter feed. #Republic need not be an ironic term. As Sunstein shows, it can be a rallying cry for the kind of democracy that citizens of diverse societies most need."--

Case studies on safety, bullying, and social media in schools : current issues in educational leadership / Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Kenneth Jenks.

April 17, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Case studies on safety, bullying, and social media in schools : current issues in educational leadership / Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Kenneth Jenks.
Author: Trujillo-Jenks, Laura.
Call Number: LB2831.62 .T78 2016
Description: "Case Studies on Safety, Bullying, and Social Media in Schools addresses the most topical issues facing school leaders today--including bullying, harassment, inappropriate use of social media, drug use, and school safety. This case book helps aspiring educational leaders prepare and respond to even the most difficult situations that occur on school campuses and in the school community. Bridging theory and practice, each chapter includes a detailed case, artifacts for analysis, explanation of relevant case and federal law, and guiding questions for discussion. Adapted from real-world examples, the case studies in this timely resource serve as essential exercises for aspiring and practicing leaders to ensure student safety and success."--Back cover.

Experimenting on a small planet : a history of scientific discoveries, a future of climate change and global warming / William W. Hay ; Greg and Bill work on the new edition.

April 17, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Experimenting on a small planet : a history of scientific discoveries, a future of climate change and global warming / William W. Hay ; Greg and Bill work on the new edition.
Author: Hay, William W., 1934-
Call Number: QC981 .H39 2016
Description: This book is a thorough introduction to climate science and global change. The author is a geologist who has spent much of his life investigating the climate of Earth from a time when it was warm and dinosaurs roamed the land, to today's changing climate. Bill Hay takes you on a journey to understand how the climate system works. He explores how humans are unintentionally conducting a grand uncontrolled experiment which is leading to unanticipated changes. We follow the twisting path of seemingly unrelated discoveries in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and even mathematics to learn how they led to our present knowledge of how our planet works. He explains why the weather is becoming increasingly chaotic as our planet warms at a rate far faster than at any time in its geologic past. He speculates on possible future outcomes, and suggests that nature itself may make some unexpected course corrections. Although the book is written for the layman with little knowledge of science or mathematics, it includes information from many diverse fields to provide even those actively working in the field of climatology with a broader view of this developing drama. Experimenting on a Small Planet is a must read for anyone having more than a casual interest in global warming and climate change - one of the most important and challenging issues of our time. This new edition includes actual data from climate science into 2014. Numerous powerpoint slides allow lecturers and teachers to more effectively use the book as a basis for climate change education.

Web style guide : foundations of user experience design / Patrick J. Lynch, Sarah Horton ; foreword by Ethan Marcotte.

April 17, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Web style guide : foundations of user experience design / Patrick J. Lynch, Sarah Horton ; foreword by Ethan Marcotte.
Author: Lynch, Patrick J., 1953-
Call Number: TK5105.888 .L96 2016
Description: This book explains established design principles and covers all aspects of web design— from planning to production to maintenance. The guide also shows how these principles apply in web design projects whose primary concerns are information design, interface design, and efficient search and navigation.

MOOCs in higher education : institutional goals and paths forward / Fiona M. Hollands and Devayani Tirthali.

April 17, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: MOOCs in higher education : institutional goals and paths forward / Fiona M. Hollands and Devayani Tirthali.
Author: Hollands, Fiona M.,
Call Number: LB2395.7 .H65 2015
Description: "In 2011, MOOCs dominated media reports on higher education and, since then, hundreds of organizations have rushed to produce and offer these courses. Why are institutions offering MOOCs and what are they achieving as a result? This book addresses these questions based on interviews with almost 100 policymakers and businesspeople. The authors identify six major goals for MOOC production and, using real-life examples, assess whether these goals are being achieved and, if not, how they could be accomplished going forward."--Back cover.

Clinical investigations at a glance / Jonathan Gleadle, Jordan Li, Tuck Yong.

April 17, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Clinical investigations at a glance / Jonathan Gleadle, Jordan Li, Tuck Yong.
Author: Gleadle, Jonathan,
Call Number: RC71.3 .G54 2017

Diseases of poverty : epidemiology, infectious diseases, and modern plagues / Lisa V. Adams and John R. Butterly.

April 13, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Diseases of poverty : epidemiology, infectious diseases, and modern plagues / Lisa V. Adams and John R. Butterly.
Author: Adams, Lisa V.,
Call Number: RA418.5.P6 A27 2015

Dust bowl girls : the inspiring story of the team that barnstormed its way to basketball glory / Lydia Reeder.

April 13, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Dust bowl girls : the inspiring story of the team that barnstormed its way to basketball glory / Lydia Reeder.
Author: Reeder, Lydia,
Call Number: GV885.43 .O46 2017
Description: "At the height of the Great Depression, Sam Babb, the charismatic basketball coach of tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College, began dreaming. Like so many others, he wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm, he recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education if they would come play for his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices faced by their families, the women followed Babb and his dream. He shaped the Cardinals into a formidable team, and something extraordinary began to happen: with passion for the game and heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach, they won every game. Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, Dust Bowl Girls conveys the intensity of an improbable journey to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. And it captures a moment in American sports history when a visionary coach helped his young athletes achieve more than a winning season"--

Sex and the constitution : sex, religion, and law from America's origins to the twenty-first century / Geoffrey R. Stone.

April 9, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Sex and the constitution : sex, religion, and law from America's origins to the twenty-first century / Geoffrey R. Stone.
Author: Stone, Geoffrey R.,
Call Number: KF9325 .S76 2017
Description: A constitutional scholar traces the evolution of legal and moral codes that have attempted to legislate sexual behavior from the ancient world to today, citing the agitators, moralists, lawmakers, and Supreme Court justices who have shaped some of the most divisive sexual debates.

Medical ethics, law, and communication at a glance / edited by Patrick Davey, Anna Rathmell, Michael Dunn, Charles Foster, Helen Salisbury.

April 9, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Medical ethics, law, and communication at a glance / edited by Patrick Davey, Anna Rathmell, Michael Dunn, Charles Foster, Helen Salisbury.
Call Number: R724 .M29424 2017

Medical school at a glance / Rachel K Thomas.

March 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Medical school at a glance / Rachel K Thomas.
Author: Thomas, Rachel Katherine,
Call Number: R737 .T56 2017

Preparation for the GED test / McGraw-Hill Education Editors, contributors, Marion Dausses [and 7 others].

March 21, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Preparation for the GED test / McGraw-Hill Education Editors, contributors, Marion Dausses [and 7 others].
Author: Dausses, Marion,
Call Number: LB3060.33.G45 P74 2015
Description: This book will walk you through all four test subject areas -- reasoning through language arts, mathematical reasoning, science, and social studies. Includes 2 full-length practice tests in all four subject areas, and more than 1,000 practice questions with explanations.

Infection prevention and control at a glance / Debbie Weston, Alison Burgess, Sue Roberts.

March 7, 2017 - 12:40pm
Title: Infection prevention and control at a glance / Debbie Weston, Alison Burgess, Sue Roberts.
Author: Weston, Debbie,
Call Number: RC112 .W478 2017