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Wind energy essentials : societal, economic, and environmental impacts / Richard P. Walker, Andrew Swift.

April 18, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Wind energy essentials : societal, economic, and environmental impacts / Richard P. Walker, Andrew Swift.
Author: Walker, Richard P., 1957-
Call Number: TK1541 .W346 2015
Description: This book begins with a history of wind power and the social impacts of both electricity and wind power from a historical perspective, a discussion of basic electrical terms, and a primer on the conversion of power in the wind to electricity. Much of the second half of the book is devoted to comparing wind energy to other forms of electric generation, both renewable and non-renewable sources. In order to have a true understanding of the impact of wind energy on society, one also has to have a thorough understanding of the impacts that other sources of electric generation have, such as fossil-fuelled plants or nuclear power plants. The comparison of electric generation sources includes a review of how such sources are typically utilized within the electric system, as well as the economic factors and environmental considerations that affect which resources utilities or operators of electric grids have to take into account. The authors conclude with a discussion of energy policies in the U.S., individual states, and foreign nations, how these policies influence the use of renewable energy, and what our future may hold in terms of energy supply and demand. Some highlights of this book are: Discusses the wind energy impacts on the environment, local economy, electric utilities, individuals and communities. Provides a visual explanation of wind energy principles through tables, graphs, maps, illustrations and photographs. Offers a comprehensive overview of the issues associated with the creation and use of wind energy. Models chapters around an existing university curriculum Spanning the broad range of environmental, financial, policy and other topics that define and determine the relationships between wind energy technology and our energy-dependent society, Wind Energy Essentials is a resource for students, universities, and the entire wind energy industry.

Citizenship and identity in the age of surveillance / Pramod K. Nayar.

April 12, 2016 - 4:40am
Title: Citizenship and identity in the age of surveillance / Pramod K. Nayar.
Author: Nayar, Pramod K.
Call Number: TK7882.E2 N39 2015
Description: ""Examines safety and surveillance discourses, new forms of subjectivity, the making of 'insecurity subjects' and what this book terms the surveilled self"--Provided by publisher"--

Anything that burns you : a portrait of Lola Ridge, radical poet / Terese Svoboda.

April 12, 2016 - 4:40am
Title: Anything that burns you : a portrait of Lola Ridge, radical poet / Terese Svoboda.
Author: Svoboda, Terese.
Call Number: PS3535.I436 Z65 2016
Description: "Anything that Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet is the first full-length biography of Lola Ridge, a trailblazer for women, poetry, and human rights far ahead of her time. This biography traces her life from Ridge's childhood as an Irish immigrant in the mining towns of New Zealand to her years as a budding poet and artist in Sydney, Australia, and then to San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. By the 1920s, she was at the center of Modernism, and good friends with William Carlos Williams and Marianne Moore, while promoting the careers of Hart Crane and Jean Toomer and editing the literary journals Others and Broom, in addition to writing brilliant socially critical poems. At one time considered one of the most popular poets of her day, Ridge later fell out of critical favor due to her impassioned verse and that looked head-on at the major social woes of society, infused with a radical belief in freedom, gleaned from her mentors Emma Goldman and Margaret Sanger"--

Literacies, learning, and the body : putting theory and research into pedagogical practice / edited by Grace Enriquez, Elisabeth Johnson, Stavroula Kontovourki, and Christine A. Mallozzi.

April 11, 2016 - 1:40pm
Title: Literacies, learning, and the body : putting theory and research into pedagogical practice / edited by Grace Enriquez, Elisabeth Johnson, Stavroula Kontovourki, and Christine A. Mallozzi.
Call Number: LB149 .L48 2016

God wills it : presidents and the political use of religion / David O'Connell.

April 11, 2016 - 1:40pm
Title: God wills it : presidents and the political use of religion / David O'Connell.
Author: O'Connell, David, 1983-
Call Number: BR516 .O43 2015
Description: God Wills It is a comprehensive study of presidential religious rhetoric. Using careful analysis of hundreds of transcripts, David O{u2019}Connell reveals the hidden strategy behind presidential religious speech. He asks when and why religious language is used, and when it is, whether such language is influential. Case studies explore the religious arguments presidents have made to defend their decisions on issues like defense spending, environmental protection, and presidential scandals. O{u2019}Connell provides strong evidence that when religious rhetoric is used public opinion typically goes against the president, the media reacts harshly to his words, and Congress fails to do as he wants. An experimental chapter casts even further doubt on the persuasiveness of religious rhetoric. God Wills It shows that presidents do not talk this way because they want to. Presidents like Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush were quite uncomfortable using faith to promote their agendas. They did so because they felt they must. God Wills It shows that even if presidents attempt to call on the deity, the more important question remains: Will God come when they do?--Provided by publisher.