Immigration : examining the facts / Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 21, 2017 - 6:40am
Title: Immigration : examining the facts / Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman.
Author: Eastman, Cari Lee Skogberg, 1974-
Call Number: JV6465 .E25 2017
Description: "What are the myths and truths regarding immigration in the United States? This book provides readers with an impartial understanding of the true state of immigration and immigration policy in the United States by refuting falsehoods, misinformation, and exaggerations surrounding this topic--and confirming the validity of other assertions"--Publisher's website.

The obesity epidemic : why diets and exercise don't work, and what does / Robyn Toomath.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 16, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The obesity epidemic : why diets and exercise don't work, and what does / Robyn Toomath.
Author: Toomath, Robyn,
Call Number: RC628 .T66 2017
Description: In a world where charlatans promise to fix the alarming obesity epidemic with a silver-bullet diet or trendy new exercise program, Robyn Toomath, a physician and realist, steps out of the fray to deliver some tough news: it's really hard to lose weight. Dispelling common myths and telling provocative truths about weight gain--and loss--The Obesity Epidemic is an engaging investigation into the complicated factors that lead to obesity. While genes certainly play a part, Toomath argues, more people are fat than ever before because most of us consume significantly more calories than we did 30 years ago. But why? The answer, she asserts, is the commodification of food created by junk food advertising coupled with urbanization, globalization, and trade agreements. And while government, advertisers, gyms, and the weight loss industry keep pushing solutions that science shows do not work--from extreme exercise regimens and fad dieting to prohibitively expensive surgeries, pills, and misguided education campaigns--Toomath outlines what just might make a difference in terms of helping people truly control their weight. Drawing on the latest research and her twenty years of working with overweight patients, Dr. Toomath argues that even strongly determined people who are offered appealing incentives typically cannot lose weight permanently. Instead of demonizing people by treating weight as an issue of personal or even moral responsibility, Dr. Toomath makes it clear that nothing will change until we make it easy, not all but impossible, for people to eat healthily. Raising important questions about obesity, Toomath sidesteps the standard sound bites and puts an end to the myth of personal responsibility for body size by focusing on the environment all around us.

After Aquarius dawned : how the revolutions of the sixties became the popular culture of the seventies / Judy Kutulas.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 13, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: After Aquarius dawned : how the revolutions of the sixties became the popular culture of the seventies / Judy Kutulas.
Author: Kutulas, Judy, 1953-
Call Number: E839 .K88 2017
Description: "In this book, Judy Kutulas complicates the common view that the 1970s were a time of counterrevolution against the radical activities and attitudes of the previous decade. Instead, Kutulas argues that the experiences and attitudes that were radical in the 1960s were becoming part of mainstream culture in the 1970s, as sexual freedom, gender equality, and more complex notions of identity, work, and family were normalized through popular culture--television, movies, music, political causes, and the emergence of new communities. Even as these cultural shifts eventually gave way to a backlash of political and economic conservatism, Kutulas shows that what critics perceive as the narcissism of the 1970s was actually the next logical step in a longer process of assimilating 1960s values like individuality and diversity into everyday life. Exploring such issues as feminism, sexuality, and race, Kutulas demonstrates how popular culture helped many Americans make sense of key transformations in U.S. economics, society, politics, and culture in the late twentieth century." --Back cover.

Handbook of sexual orientation and gender diversity in counseling and psychotherapy / edited by Kurt A. DeBord, Ann R. Fischer, Kathleen J. Bieschke, Ruperto M. Perez.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 13, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Handbook of sexual orientation and gender diversity in counseling and psychotherapy / edited by Kurt A. DeBord, Ann R. Fischer, Kathleen J. Bieschke, Ruperto M. Perez.
Call Number: RC451.4.G39 H365 2017
Description: Scholarship on sexual minority (SM) and transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) psychology has exploded in recent years, with unprecedented impact on practitioners and researchers, as well as the social and political compass of the nation. At the same time, best practices for mental health professionals who work with SM and TGNC clients continue to evolve rapidly. Experts in the field examine how the concepts of gender and sexual orientation are both socioculturally-constructed and can be informed by biologically-focused research, thus setting the stage for flexible, affirmative mental health services. Chapters cover a range of practice-focused, theoretical, and empirically-based contemporary perspectives, while highlighting themes that include an appreciation for complexity in identity, minority stress, and stigma management. With concise summaries of research findings and detailed case studies, contributors provide an intersectional understanding of how practitioners can work within rapidly-changing political and legal contexts to uncover and affirm clients' multiple social identities, and build resilience

The ambitious elementary school : its conception, design, and implications for educational equality / Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick, Stephen W. Raudenbush, and Lisa Rosen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 13, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The ambitious elementary school : its conception, design, and implications for educational equality / Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick, Stephen W. Raudenbush, and Lisa Rosen.
Author: Hassrick, Elizabeth McGhee,
Call Number: LA219 .H388 2017

The financial diaries : how American families cope in a world of uncertainty / Jonathan Morduch & Rachel Schneider.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 12, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: The financial diaries : how American families cope in a world of uncertainty / Jonathan Morduch & Rachel Schneider.
Author: Morduch, Jonathan,
Call Number: HG179 .M62 2017
Description: Deep within the American Dream lies the belief that hard work and steady saving will ensure a comfortable retirement and a better life for one's children. But in a nation experiencing unprecedented prosperity, even for many families who seem to be doing everything right, this ideal is still out of reach. Authors Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider draw on the U.S. Financial Diaries, a project which follows the lives of 235 low- and middle-income families as they navigate through a year. Through the Diaries, Morduch and Schneider challenge popular assumptions about how Americans earn, spend, borrow, and save -- and they identify the true causes of distress and inequality for many working Americans. We meet real people, ranging from a casino dealer to a street vendor to a tax preparer, who open up their lives and illustrate a world of financial uncertainty in which even limited financial success requires imaginative -- and often costly -- coping strategies. Morduch and Schneider detail what families are doing to help themselves and describe new policies and technologies that will improve stability for those who need it most. Combining hard facts with personal stories, The Financial Diaries presents an inside look at the economic stresses of today's families and offers ideas for solving them.

Fighting for freedom : photographs from the National Museum of African American History and Culture / National Museum of African American History and Culture ; Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 12, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Fighting for freedom : photographs from the National Museum of African American History and Culture / National Museum of African American History and Culture ; Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts.
Call Number: E185.63 .F56 2017

Finding feminism : millennial activists and the unfinished gender revolution / Alison Dahl Crossley.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 12, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Finding feminism : millennial activists and the unfinished gender revolution / Alison Dahl Crossley.
Author: Crossley, Alison Dahl,
Call Number: HQ1155 .C76 2017

Annals of Native America : how the Nahuas of colonial Mexico kept their history alive / Camilla Townsend.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 12, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Annals of Native America : how the Nahuas of colonial Mexico kept their history alive / Camilla Townsend.
Author: Townsend, Camilla, 1965-
Call Number: F1221.N3 T69 2017

June’s Book Display

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Rethink, retool, reboot : technology as if people and planet mattered / Simon Trace.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 5, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: Rethink, retool, reboot : technology as if people and planet mattered / Simon Trace.
Author: Trace, Simon,
Call Number: T14.5 .T73 2016

Clinical endocrinology and diabetes at a glance / Aled Rees, Miles Levy, Andrew Lansdown.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 5, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: Clinical endocrinology and diabetes at a glance / Aled Rees, Miles Levy, Andrew Lansdown.
Author: Rees, Aled,
Call Number: RC648 .C55 2017

Upheavals in the Middle East : the theory and practice of a revolution / Ronen A. Cohen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 31, 2017 - 12:40pm
Title: Upheavals in the Middle East : the theory and practice of a revolution / Ronen A. Cohen.
Author: Cohen, Ronen,
Call Number: DS63.1 .C566 2014
Description: Upheavals in the Middle East: The Theory and Practice of a Revolution engages with some of the most sensitive issues in the Middle East--revolutions and social protests. The book offers theoretical paradigms that suit the Middle East's conditions--culturally, religiously and historically. It deals with seventeen case studies from a range of Muslim and Arab states and provides a theoretical framework to study other situations all over the world, including cases from the recent Arab Spring. Revolution, as political action, can occur in all societies, but in recent years it has appeared most frequently in the Middle East. Will this trend continue? What makes the Middle Eastern revolution unique and surprising? This book seeks to answer these questions, placing side by side those cases that were successful and those that were doomed to fail.

Medical education at a glance / Judy McKimm, Kirsty Forrest, Jill Thistlethwaite.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 31, 2017 - 12:40pm
Title: Medical education at a glance / Judy McKimm, Kirsty Forrest, Jill Thistlethwaite.
Author: McKimm, Judy,
Call Number: R735

Belgium & Luxembourg / main contributor, Antony Mason.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 26, 2017 - 7:40am
Title: Belgium & Luxembourg / main contributor, Antony Mason.
Author: Mason, Antony.
Call Number: DH416 .M37 2017
Description: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Belgium & Luxembourg will lead you straight to the best attractions these countries have to offer. Packed with photographs, illustrations, and maps of Belgium and Luxembourg, the guide includes in-depth coverage of the region's best attractions, from fine art in Brussels to the canals of Bruges, the battlefields of Flanders and the best castles, museums, and architecture in between. Illustrated food features highlight local produce and classic dishes of Belgium and Luxembourg while the best hotels and restaurants in Belgium and Luxembourg have been selected by resident experts. The guide provides the insider knowledge every traveler will need, with sections on Flanders and Wallonia, specially devised walks, scenic and thematic tours, and comprehensive background on everything from Tintin to tapestry, not forgetting the best of Belgian beer. The guide includes family entertainment in Belgium, regional driving tours, cutaways, and floor plans for all major attractions as well as sights, markets, and festivals listed town by town. Make the most of your vacation with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Belgium & Luxembourg.

Food for thought : perspectives on eating disorders / Nina Savelle-Rocklin.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 25, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: Food for thought : perspectives on eating disorders / Nina Savelle-Rocklin.
Author: Savelle-Rocklin, Nina,
Call Number: RC552.E18 S286 2016
Description: "Food for Thought offers fresh psychoanalytic insights into treating clients with eating disorders. In lively and jargon-free language, Nina Savelle-Rocklin breaks down the psychoanalytic approach to give practitioners and general readers alike a deeper understanding of the theory and effective treatment of eating disorders. Those living with eating disorders often use food to express their inner feelings, and Savelle-Rocklin illustrates the importance of the therapeutic relationship in uncovering the nature of these internal emotions, and formulating them into words. Through an intensive and mutual process, clients can begin to understand the language of the eating disorder, identify and work through its underlying conflicts, ultimately eliminating symptoms, relieving distress, and transforming the way they relate to themselves and others. Thoughtful and highly engaging, Food for Thought provides invaluable methods for practitioners treating patients with eating disorders to achieve lasting change and true healing" -- From the publisher.

The health of nations : the campaign to end polio and eradicate epidemic diseases / Karen Bartlett.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 24, 2017 - 7:40pm
Title: The health of nations : the campaign to end polio and eradicate epidemic diseases / Karen Bartlett.
Author: Bartlett, Karen,
Call Number: RA643 .B374 2017
Description: A world free of epidemic diseases might seem a utopian pipe-dream, but that brand new world is a lot closer than you might think. Bartlett give us a rare inside look at how both global organizations and local campaigns operate on the front lines in the war against contagious disease. She reveals how victory in this battle will have profound consequences for the balance of world power and will embolden scientists to make other, even more momentous breakthroughs.

Mountain / Veronica della Dora.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 24, 2017 - 5:40am
Title: Mountain / Veronica della Dora.
Author: Della Dora, Veronica,
Call Number: GB501.2 .D45 2016
Description: This book explores the ways mountains have functioned spiritually as a boundary between life and death, a bridge between the earth and the heavens. Interlacing science, culture, and religion, it sketches the mountain as a geological phenomenon that has profoundly influenced and been influenced by the human imagination, shaping our environmental consciousness and helping us understand our— quite small indeed— place in the world. It also explores their significance as objects of human feats, as prizes of adventure and sport, and as places of serene beauty for vacationers. Magnificently illustrated and showcasing famous peaks from all around the world, this book offers a fascinating dual portrait of these giants in nature and culture.

Cajas de carton : relatos de la vida peregrina de un nino campesino / Francisco Jimenez ; introduccion por Luis Leal.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 24, 2017 - 5:40am
Title: Cajas de carton : relatos de la vida peregrina de un nino campesino / Francisco Jimenez ; introduccion por Luis Leal.
Author: Jimenez, Francisco, 1943-
Call Number: PS3560.I55 C5718 2000
Description: The story of a Mexican migrant family, detailing their daily life and the struggles they endure to build an existence on the small opportunities they are given.

El cartero de Neruda : (Ardiente paciencia) / Antonio Skarmeta.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 24, 2017 - 5:40am
Title: El cartero de Neruda : (Ardiente paciencia) / Antonio Skarmeta.
Author: Skarmeta, Antonio,
Call Number: PQ8098.29.K3 A73 2016
Description: Mario Jimenez, a young fisherman, decides to abandon his position to become the postman for Isla Negra, where the only person who sends and receives correspondence is the poet Pablo Neruda. Jimenez admires Neruda and patiently waits for that one day when the poet will dedicate a book to Mario, or produce something more than a brief crossword or the gas bill. Jimenez will eventually see his desire fulfilled and a peculiar relationship will be struck up between the two men. However, the strained, tense atmosphere that covers Chile during those years will precipitate a dramatic conclusion to their time together.
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