Igniting the American Revolution : 1773-1775 / Derek W. Beck.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 21, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Igniting the American Revolution : 1773-1775 / Derek W. Beck.
Author: Beck, Derek W.,
Call Number: E210 .B39 2015
Description: Examines the years leading up to the Declaration of Independence, looking at the perspectives, ambitions, people, and events on both the British and the American sides that eventually would lead to revolution.

The social neuroscience of education : optimizing attachment and learning in the classroom / Louis Cozolino, PhD ; foreword by Daniel J. Siegel, MD.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 21, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: The social neuroscience of education : optimizing attachment and learning in the classroom / Louis Cozolino, PhD ; foreword by Daniel J. Siegel, MD.
Author: Cozolino, Louis J.
Call Number: LB1060 .C696 2013
Description: "This book explains how the brain, as a social organism, learns best throughout the lifespan, from our early schooling through late life. Positioning the brain as distinctly social, Louis Cozolino helps teachers make connections to neurobiological principles, with the goal of creating classrooms that nurture healthy attachment patterns and resilient psyches."--Amazon.com.

SAPIENS : A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 20, 2016 - 10:40am
Title: SAPIENS : A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND.
Author: HARARI, YUVAL N
Call Number: -

FIGHTING CANCER WITH KNOWLEDGE & HOPE : A GUIDE FOR PATIENTS, FAMILIES, AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 17, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: FIGHTING CANCER WITH KNOWLEDGE & HOPE : A GUIDE FOR PATIENTS, FAMILIES, AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.
Author: FRANK, RICHARD C., 1963-
Call Number: -

HUMAN HEART : A BASIC GUIDE TO HEART DISEASE.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 17, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: HUMAN HEART : A BASIC GUIDE TO HEART DISEASE.
Author: PHIBBS, BRENDAN
Call Number: -

Drones : what everyone needs to know / Sarah Kreps, Cornell University.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 17, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: Drones : what everyone needs to know / Sarah Kreps, Cornell University.
Author: Kreps, Sarah E. (Sarah Elizabeth),
Call Number: UG1242.D7 K73 2016

Tribe : on homecoming and belonging / Sebastian Junger.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 16, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Tribe : on homecoming and belonging / Sebastian Junger.
Author: Junger, Sebastian,
Call Number: HM716 .J86 2016
Description: "Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians--but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life. The loss of closeness that comes at the end of deployment may help explain the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans today. Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, TRIBE explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning. It explains the irony that--for many veterans as well as civilians--war feels better than peace, adversity can turn out to be a blessing, and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. TRIBE explains why we are stronger when we come together, and how that can be achieved even in today's divided world."--Jacket.

Changing the way we die : compassionate end-of-life care and the hospice movement / Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel ; foreword by Joan Halifax, Ph. D.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 16, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Changing the way we die : compassionate end-of-life care and the hospice movement / Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel ; foreword by Joan Halifax, Ph. D.
Author: Smith, Fran (Journalist),
Call Number: R726.8 .S65 2013
Description: "There's a quiet revolution happening in the way we die. More than 1.5 million Americans a year die in hospice care-nearly 44 percent of all deaths-and a vast industry has sprung up to meet the growing demand. Once viewed as a New Age indulgence, hospice is now a $14 billion business and one of the most successful segments in health care. Changing the Way We Die, by award-winning journalists Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel, is the first book to take a broad, penetrating look at the hospice landscape, through gripping stories of real patients, families, and doctors, as well as the corporate giants that increasingly own the market. Changing the Way We Die is a vital resource for anyone who wants to be prepared to face life's most challenging and universal event. You will learn: - Hospice use is soaring, yet most people come too late to get the full benefits. - With the age tsunami, it becomes even more critical for families and patients to choose end-of-life care wisely. - Hospice at its best is much more than a way to relieve the suffering of dying. It is a way to live"--

Do you believe in magic? : vitamins, supplements, and all things natural: a look behind the curtain / Paul A. Offit, M.D.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 16, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Do you believe in magic? : vitamins, supplements, and all things natural: a look behind the curtain / Paul A. Offit, M.D.
Author: Offit, Paul A., M. D.
Call Number: R733 .O38 2014
Description: A half-century ago, acupuncture, homeopathy, naturopathy, Chinese herbs, Christian exorcisms, dietary supplements, chiropractic manipulations, and ayurvedic remedies were considered on the fringe of medicine. Now these practices -- known variably as alternative, complementary, holistic, or integrative medicine have become mainstream, used by half of all Americans today to treat a variety of conditions, from excess weight to cancer. But alternative medicine is an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks, and many popular alternative therapies are ineffective, expensive, or even deadly. In Do you Believe in Magic, Dr. Offit debunks the treatments that don't work and tells us why, and takes on the media celebrities who promote alternative medicine. Using dramatic real-life stories, he separates the sense from the nonsense, explaining why any therapy -- alternative or traditional -- should be scrutinized. As Dr. Offit explains, some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response, but "there's no such thing as alternative medicine. There's only medicine that works and medicine that doesn't."

Myths of the oil boom : American national security in a global energy market / Steve A. Yetiv.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 16, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Myths of the oil boom : American national security in a global energy market / Steve A. Yetiv.
Author: Yetiv, Steven A.
Call Number: HD9566 .Y48 2015
Description: "Steve A. Yetiv, an award-winning expert on the geopolitics of oil, takes stock of our new era of heightened petroleum production and sets out to demolish both the old myths and misconceptions about oil as well as the new ones that are quickly proliferating"--

Feminist thought : a more comprehensive introduction / Rosemarie Tong, University of North Carolina, Charlotte ; with a special contribution by Tina Fernandes Botts, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 16, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Feminist thought : a more comprehensive introduction / Rosemarie Tong, University of North Carolina, Charlotte ; with a special contribution by Tina Fernandes Botts, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Author: Tong, Rosemarie.
Call Number: HQ1206 .T65 2014
Description: "Feminist Thought is a clear, comprehensive, and incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, from liberal feminism, radical feminism, and Marxist and socialist feminism to care-focused feminism, psychoanalytic feminism, women of color feminisms, and ecofeminism. The fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded. The chapter on multiculturalism was renamed Women of Color Feminisms and significantly updated, revised, and expanded by Tina Fernandes Botts of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The revisions also include a new section on existentialism as it relates to postmodern feminism, and a new conclusion that contemplates third-wave feminism and the future directions of feminist theory. Learning tools such as the new end-of-chapter discussion questions, and the bibliography, organized by topics within chapters, make Feminist Thought an essential resource for students and thinkers who want to understand the theoretical origins and complexities of contemporary feminist debates."--Pub. desc.

Encyclopedia of electronic components. Volume 3, Sensors : location, presence, proximity, orientation, oscillation, force, load, human input, liquid and gas properties, light, heat, sound, electricity / Charles Platt and Fredrik Jansson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 16, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Encyclopedia of electronic components. Volume 3, Sensors : location, presence, proximity, orientation, oscillation, force, load, human input, liquid and gas properties, light, heat, sound, electricity / Charles Platt and Fredrik Jansson.
Author: Platt, Charles,
Call Number: TK7874 .P588 2015

India's war : World War II and the making of modern South Asia / Srinath Raghavan.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 16, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: India's war : World War II and the making of modern South Asia / Srinath Raghavan.
Author: Raghavan, Srinath,
Call Number: D767.6 .R27 2016
Description: "Between 1939 and 1945 India underwent irreversible change when Indians suddenly found themselves fighting in World War II, and the author paints a picture of battles abroad and life on the home front, arguing that the war is crucial to explaining why colonial rule ended in South Asia, "--NoveList.

Digitization and digital archiving : a practical guide for librarians / Elizabeth R. Leggett.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 16, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Digitization and digital archiving : a practical guide for librarians / Elizabeth R. Leggett.
Author: Leggett, Elizabeth R., 1985-
Call Number: CD973.D53 L44 2014
Description: More and more, library patrons are embracing the ease with which information can be accessed digitally. In an instant, a few keywords can bring patrons exactly what they desire, such as a book or a photograph, rather than going through the much more tedious activity of browsing through shelves, searching for a call number, or, even more daunting, the process of trying to work a microfilm reel. Thus, many librarians in libraries of every size and type are currently working toward making more information available electronically. This process can be daunting, however.' Digitization and digital archiving: a practical guide for librarians' seeks to answer the following common questions: What should be stored? Where and how should it be stored? How exactly is information stored in a computer? Does it really make a difference if one uses a jpg or a tiff file? This book is a comprehensive guide to the process of digital storage and archiving. Assuming only basic computer knowledge, this guide walks the reader through everything he or she needs to know to start or maintain a digital archiving project. Any librarian interested in how digital information is stored can benefit from this guide.

The only rule is it has to work : our wild experiment building a new kind of baseball team / Ben Lindbergh + Sam Miller.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 10, 2016 - 9:40pm
Title: The only rule is it has to work : our wild experiment building a new kind of baseball team / Ben Lindbergh + Sam Miller.
Author: Lindbergh, Ben,
Call Number: GV875.S57 L56 2016
Description: "It's the ultimate in fantasy baseball: You get to pick the roster, set the lineup, and decide on strategies -- with real players, in a real ballpark, in a real playoff race. That's what baseball analysts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller got to do when an independent minor-league team in California, the Sonoma Stompers, offered them the chance to run its baseball operations according to the most advanced statistics. Their story in The Only Rule is it Has to Work is unlike any other baseball tale you've ever read."--

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY MADE INCREDIBLYEASY!

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 9, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY MADE INCREDIBLYEASY!
Call Number: -

Track changes : a literary history of word processing / Matthew G. Kirschenbaum.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 9, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Track changes : a literary history of word processing / Matthew G. Kirschenbaum.
Author: Kirschenbaum, Matthew G.,
Call Number: Z52.4 .K57 2016
Description: "The story of writing in the digital age is every bit as messy as the ink-stained rags that littered the floor of Gutenberg's print shop or the hot molten lead of the linotype machine. During the period of the pivotal growth and widespread adoption of word processing as a writing technology, some authors embraced it as a marvel while others decried it as the death of literature. The product of years of archival research and numerous interviews conducted by the author, Track Changes is the first literary history of word processing. Matthew Kirschenbaum examines how the interests and ideals of creative authorship came to coexist with the computer revolution. Who were the first adopters? What kind of anxieties did they share? Was word processing perceived as just a better typewriter or something more? How did it change our understanding of writing? Track Changes balances the stories of individual writers with a consideration of how the seemingly ineffable act of writing is always grounded in particular instruments and media, from quills to keyboards. Along the way, we discover the candidates for the first novel written on a word processor, explore the surprisingly varied reasons why writers of both popular and serious literature adopted the technology, trace the spread of new metaphors and ideas from word processing in fiction and poetry, and consider the fate of literary scholarship and memory in an era when the final remnants of authorship may consist of folders on a hard drive or documents in the cloud."--Provided by publisher.

Lost boys : inside football's slave trade / Ed Hawkins.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 9, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Lost boys : inside football's slave trade / Ed Hawkins.
Author: Hawkins, Ed (Journalist),
Call Number: GV943 .H33 2015
Description: From South America and Africa, kids as young as 13 are leaving poverty-stricken families for a new life in Europe, having been sold the vision of untold riches and the trappings of professional football. This is football's slave trade - the beautiful game turned ugly. Talent-spotted by scouts, these kids are told they could be 'the next big thing'. But the reality is very different. Having spent their family's life savings to join a much-hyped academy, they soon discover the academies barely exist and that they have been exploited. Only a tiny percentage of the hopefuls are chosen just to be coached for the slim chance of a professional contract; the rest are abandoned. With no money to go home - let alone the confidence to face their heartbroken families - the Lost Boys find themselves stuck in the country they have been trafficked to, with crime often their only means of survival. The Lost Boys exposes for the first time the anatomy of football's human-trafficking scandal, the extent of the abuse, and how it ruins lives and threatens the credibility of the sport. With unique access to a charity trying to rescue and repatriate the children and a special investigative unit set up to stem the problem, Ed Hawkins gets under the fingernails of one of the most serious and heart-rending issues in sport today.

Love Canal : a toxic history from Colonial times to the present / Richard S. Newman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 8, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Love Canal : a toxic history from Colonial times to the present / Richard S. Newman.
Author: Newman, Richard S.,
Call Number: TD181.N72 N51355 2016

This is your brain on parasites : how tiny creatures manipulate our behavior and shape society / Kathleen McAuliffe.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 8, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: This is your brain on parasites : how tiny creatures manipulate our behavior and shape society / Kathleen McAuliffe.
Author: McAuliffe, Kathleen,
Call Number: RC346 .M36 2016
Description: "Based on a wildly popular Atlantic article: an astonishing investigation into the world of microbes, and the myriad ways they control how other creatures -- including humans -- act, feel, and think As we are now discovering, parasites -- microbes that cannot thrive and reproduce without another organism as a host -- are shockingly sophisticated and extraordinarily powerful. In fact, a plethora of parasites affect our behavior in ways we have barely begun to understand. In this mind-bending book, McAuliffe reveals the eons-old war between parasites and other creatures that is playing out in our very own bodies. And more surprising still, she uncovers the decisive role that parasites may have played in the rise and demise of entire civilizations. Our obsession with cleanliness and our experience of disgust are both evolutionary tools for avoiding infection, but they evolved differently for different populations. Political, social, and religious differences among societies may be caused, in part, by the different parasites that prey on us. In the tradition of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel and Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish, This Is Your Brain on Parasites is both a journey into cutting-edge science and a revelatory examination of what it means to be human. "--
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