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.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - 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.

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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.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - 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.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - 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
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