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The use and abuse of police power in America : historical milestones and current controversies / Gina Robertiello, editor.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 31, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: The use and abuse of police power in America : historical milestones and current controversies / Gina Robertiello, editor.
Call Number: HV7921 .U84 2017
Description: "Providing a timely and much-needed investigation of how U.S. law enforcement carries out its public safety and crime fighting mandates, this book is an invaluable resource for students, educators, and concerned citizens. Provides a single-volume, go-to source for insight into police-citizen relations in the United States, from the 17th century through to today. Documents major turning points and historical events influencing the evolution of police power. Provides both supportive and critical perspectives on contemporary trends in law enforcement activities, attitudes, and practices. Enables a fuller comprehension of law enforcement in an era of significant political and social upheaval, much of which is tied to racial, ethnic, or economic factors."

Key sociological thinkers / edited by Rob Stones.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 31, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Key sociological thinkers / edited by Rob Stones.
Call Number: HM51 .K43 2017
Description: This broad-ranging text offers an introduction to the theorists who have made a key contribution to the discipline of sociology, with three new chapters considering the work of Michael Mann, Dorothy Smith and Zygmunt Bauman.

Foreign language education in America : perspectives from K-12, university, government, and international learning / edited by Steven Berbeco.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 29, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Foreign language education in America : perspectives from K-12, university, government, and international learning / edited by Steven Berbeco.
Call Number: P57.U5 F67 2016
Description: "Foreign language teaching in America today falls into three distinct fields of influence and interest: public and private schools, college and other post-secondary programs, and courses for adult learners. At a time when academics and instructors in each of these fields seek to answer similar questions, too few published resources recognize and address the parallels among them. In response, Foreign Language Education in America is an edited book with contributions that represent the diversity in foreign language education today, including perspectives from elementary, middle schools, high schools, university-level courses, summer programs, federal government, and international learning. This is a practical guide to the state of the field that fills a much-needed gap for scholars, researchers, administrators, and practitioners who are looking for a resource that describes effective practices across the field."--

Eating ethically : religion and science for a better diet / Jonathan K. Crane.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Eating ethically : religion and science for a better diet / Jonathan K. Crane.
Author: Crane, Jonathan K. (Jonathan Kadane),
Call Number: TX357 .C68 2018
Description: Few activities are as essential to human flourishing as eating, and fewer still are as ethically fraught. Eating well is particularly confusing. We live amid excess, faced with conflicting recommendations, contradictory scientific studies, and complex moral, medical, and environmental consequences that influence our choices. A new eating strategy is urgently needed, one grounded in ethics, informed by biology, supported by philosophy and theology, and, ultimately, personally achievable. Eating Ethically argues persuasively for more adaptive eating practices. Drawing on religion, medicine, philosophy, cognitive science, art, ethics, and more, Jonathan K. Crane shows how distinguishing among the eater, the eaten, and the act of eating promotes a radical reorientation away from external cues and toward internal ones. This turn is vital for survival, according to classic philosophy on appetite and contemporary studies of satiety, metabolic science as well as metaphysics and religion. By intertwining ancient wisdom from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam with cutting-edge research, Crane concludes that ethical eating is a means to achieve both personal health and social cohesion. Grounded in science and tradition, Eating Ethically shows us what it truly means to eat well. --Publisher.

The China questions : critical insights into a rising power / edited by Jennifer Rudolph, Michael Szonyi.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: The China questions : critical insights into a rising power / edited by Jennifer Rudolph, Michael Szonyi.
Call Number: DS779.4 .C463 2018
Description: Many books offer information about China, but few make sense of what is truly at stake. The questions addressed in this unique volume provide a window onto the challenges China faces today and the uncertainties its meteoric ascent on the global horizon has provoked. In only a few decades, the most populous country on Earth has moved from relative isolation to center stage. Thirty of the world's leading China experts--all affiliates of the renowned Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University--answer key questions about where this new superpower is headed and what makes its people and their leaders tick. They distill a lifetime of cutting-edge scholarship into short, accessible essays about Chinese identity, culture, environment, society, history, or policy.--

NATO : from regional to global security provider / edited by Yonah Alexander and Richard Prosen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: NATO : from regional to global security provider / edited by Yonah Alexander and Richard Prosen.
Call Number: UA646.3 .N222 2015

Paris / main contributor, Alan Tillier [and 4 others].

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Paris / main contributor, Alan Tillier [and 4 others].
Author: Tillier, Alan,
Call Number: DC708 .T55 2018
Description: "The Eiffel Tower and the Louvre are among the many must-see sights in Paris, but DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris will show you so much more. Walk along the banks and bridges of the River Seine, the tree-lined Champs-Elysees, and the intricate back streets of the Montmartre neighborhood with your guide in hand to really embrace the culture of the most glamorous and romantic city in Europe, "--Amazon.com.

London / main contributor, Michael Leapman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: London / main contributor, Michael Leapman.
Author: Leapman, Michael, 1938-
Call Number: DA679 .L43 2018
Description: "From taking in the magnificent sight of Big Ben and Parliament Square from the great heights of the London Eye to walking across Tower Bridge after visiting the historic Tower of London to treating yourself to a night at the theatre on the city's West End, London truly offers a little bit of everything, "--Amazon.com.

Whitaker's 2018 : an almanack for the year of our Lord 2018.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Whitaker's 2018 : an almanack for the year of our Lord 2018.
Call Number: AY754 .W5 2018
Description: First published in 1868, Whitaker's is the ultimate single-volume reference source, packed with thousands of facts, figures, overviews and statistics relating to the UK and the world.

Tragic failures : how and why we are harmed by toxic chemicals / Carl F. Cranor.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 23, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Tragic failures : how and why we are harmed by toxic chemicals / Carl F. Cranor.
Author: Cranor, Carl F.,
Call Number: RA1219.3 .C73 2017
Description: A world awash in little understood chemicals tragically harms adults and children alike. Laws keep health agencies in the dark about toxicants; slow, well motivated research hampers protections; and strenuous vested opposition exacerbates the harm. How science is used in the tort law can facilitate or frustrate redress of harm. This book recommends better approaches. -- Provided by publisher.

Buildings and landmarks of 19th-century America : American society revealed / Elizabeth B. Greene.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 23, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Buildings and landmarks of 19th-century America : American society revealed / Elizabeth B. Greene.
Author: Greene, Elizabeth B.,
Call Number: NA710 .G74 2017

Jamestown, the truth revealed / William M. Kelso.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 19, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Jamestown, the truth revealed / William M. Kelso.
Author: Kelso, William M.,
Call Number: F234.J3 K47 2017
Description: What was life really like for the band of adventurers who first set foot on the banks of the James River in 1607? Important as the accomplishments of these men and women were, the written records pertaining to them are scarce, ambiguous, and often conflicting. In Jamestown, the Truth Revealed, William Kelso takes us literally to the soil where the Jamestown colony began, unearthing footprints of a series of structures, beginning with the James Fort, to reveal fascinating evidence of the lives and deaths of the first settlers, of their endeavors and struggles, and new insight into their relationships with the Virginia Indians. He offers up a lively but fact-based account, framed around a narrative of the archaeological team's exciting discoveries. Unpersuaded by the common assumption that James Fort had long ago been washed away by the James River, William Kelso and his collaborators estimated the likely site for the fort and began to unearth its extensive remains, including palisade walls, bulwarks, interior buildings, a well, a warehouse, and several pits. By Jamestown's quadricentennial over 2 million objects were cataloged, more than half dating to the time of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. Kelso's work has continued with recent excavations of numerous additional buildings, including the settlement's first church, which served as the burial place of four Jamestown leaders, the governor's rowhouse during the term of Samuel Argall, and substantial dump sites, which are troves for archaeologists. He also recounts how researchers confirmed the practice of survival cannibalism in the colony following the recovery from an abandoned cellar bakery of the cleaver-scarred remains of a young English girl. CT scanning and computer graphics have even allowed researchers to put a face on this victim of the brutal winter of 1609-10, a period that has come to be known as the "starving time." Refuting the new decades-old stereotype that attributed the high mortality rate of the Jamestown settlers to their laziness and ineptitude, Jamestown, the Truth Revealed produces a vivid picture of the settlement that is far more complex, incorporating the most recent archaeology and using twenty-first-century technology to give Jamestown its rightful place in history, thereby contributing to a broader understanding of the transatlantic world. -- from dust jacket.

Infant musicality : new research for educators and parents / Johannella Tafuri ; edited by Graham Welch ; translated by Elizabeth Hawkins.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 19, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Infant musicality : new research for educators and parents / Johannella Tafuri ; edited by Graham Welch ; translated by Elizabeth Hawkins.
Author: Tafuri, J. (Johannella)
Call Number: ML3838 .T3413 2008

In search of the Phoenicians / Josephine Crawley Quinn.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 19, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: In search of the Phoenicians / Josephine Crawley Quinn.
Author: Quinn, Josephine Crawley,
Call Number: DS81 .Q56 2018
Description: Who were the ancient Phoenicians, and did they actually exist? The Phoenicians traveled the Mediterranean long before the Greeks and Romans, trading, establishing settlements, and refining the art of navigation. But who these legendary sailors really were has long remained a mystery. In Search of the Phoenicians makes the startling claim that the "Phoenicians" never actually existed. Taking readers from the ancient world to today, this monumental book argues that the notion of these sailors as a coherent people with a shared identity, history, and culture is a product of modern nationalist ideologies--and a notion very much at odds with the ancient sources. Josephine Quinn shows how the belief in this historical mirage has blinded us to the compelling identities and communities these people really constructed for themselves in the ancient Mediterranean, based not on ethnicity or nationhood but on cities, family, colonial ties, and religious practices. She traces how the idea of "being Phoenician" first emerged in support of the imperial ambitions of Carthage and then Rome, and only crystallized as a component of modern national identities in contexts as far-flung as Ireland and Lebanon. In Search of the Phoenicians delves into the ancient literary, epigraphic, numismatic, and artistic evidence for the construction of identities by and for the Phoenicians, ranging from the Levant to the Atlantic, and from the Bronze Age to late antiquity and beyond.

The hope of another spring : Takuichi Fujii, artist and wartime witness / Barbara Johns ; foreword by Roger Daniels ; introduction to the diary by Sandy Kita.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 19, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: The hope of another spring : Takuichi Fujii, artist and wartime witness / Barbara Johns ; foreword by Roger Daniels ; introduction to the diary by Sandy Kita.
Author: Johns, Barbara, 1942-
Call Number: ND237.F785 H67 2017
Description: Takuichi Fujii (1891-1964) left Japan in 1906 to make his home in Seattle, where he established a business, started a family, and began his artistic practice. When war broke out between the United States and Japan, he and his family were incarcerated along with the more than 100,000 ethnic Japanese located on the West Coast. Sent to detention camps at Puyallup, Washington, and then Minidoka in Idaho, Fujii documented his daily experiences in words and art. "The Hope of Another Spring" reveals the rare find of a large and heretofore unknown collection of art produced during World War II. The centerpiece of the collection is Fujiis illustrated diary that historian Roger Daniels has called the most remarkable document created by a Japanese American prisoner during the wartime incarceration. Barbara Johns presents Takuichi Fujiis life story and his artistic achievements within the social and political context of the time. Sandy Kita, the artists grandson, provides translations and an introduction to the diary. This is a significant contribution to Asian American studies, American and regional history, and art history.

Driverless : intelligent cars and the road ahead / Hod Lipson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 19, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Driverless : intelligent cars and the road ahead / Hod Lipson.
Author: Lipson, Hod.
Call Number: TL152.8 .L57 2017

Daily life in colonial New England / Claudia Durst Johnson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 19, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Daily life in colonial New England / Claudia Durst Johnson.
Author: Johnson, Claudia Durst, 1938-
Call Number: F7 .J59 2017
Description: The daily lives of most colonial New Englanders were much more colorful and exotic than the drab, pious picture many of us have in mind. Daily Life in Colonial New England exposes as myth much of what we might believe about this era and reveals surprising truths -- for example, that sex was openly discussed in Colonial times and was regarded as a welcome necessity of married life, and that women had more legal and marital rights than they did in the 19th century. The book describes topics such as the legal and sexual rights of women, the extent of infant mortality; the lives of underclass citizens who formed the majority in New England, such as indentured servants, African slaves, debtors, and criminals; and the integral role that pirates played in business and employment during the Colonial period. Readers will gain deeper insight into what life during this period was like through accounts of the real terror of being one of the accused in witch hunts and the sympathy that the general population had for dissidents who were questioned and arrested by the government. Primary materials that range from legal documents to sermons, letters, and diaries are used as sources that verify historical ideas and events. -- Provided by publisher.

Arguments for welfare : the welfare state and social policy / Paul Spicker.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 16, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Arguments for welfare : the welfare state and social policy / Paul Spicker.
Author: Spicker, Paul,
Call Number: JC479 .S6949 2017
Description: This book makes the case for the welfare state. Nearly every government in the developed world offers some form of social protection, and measures to improve the social and economic well-being of its citizens. However, the provision of welfare is under attack. The critics argue that welfare states are illegitimate, that things are best left to the market, and that welfare has bad effects on the people who receive it. If we need to be reminded why we ought to have welfare, it is because so many people have come think that we should not. --

Leaving the wild : the unnatural history of dogs, cats, cows, and horses / Gavin Ehringer.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 16, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Leaving the wild : the unnatural history of dogs, cats, cows, and horses / Gavin Ehringer.
Author: Ehringer, Gavin,
Call Number: SF41 .E47 2017
Description: "The domestication of animals changed the course of human history. But what about the animals who abandoned their wild existence in exchange for our care and protection? Domestication has proven to be a wildly successful survival strategy. But this success has not been without its drawbacks. A modern dairy cow?s daily energy output equals that of a Tour de France rider. Feral cats overpopulate urban areas. And our methods of breeding horses and dogs have resulted in debilitating and sometimes lethal genetic diseases. But these problems and more can be addressed, if we have the will and the compassion. Human values and choices determine an animal?s lot in life even before he or she is born. Just as a sculptor?s hands shape clay, so human values shape our animals?for good and or ill. The little-examined, yet omnipresent act of breeding lies at the core of Gavin Ehringer's eye-opening book. You?ll meet cows cloned from steaks, a Quarter horse stallion valued at $7.5 million, Chinese dogs that glow in the dark, and visit a Denver cat show featuring naked cats and other cuddly mutants. Is this what the animals bargained for all those millennia ago, when they first joined us by the fire?"--Amazon.com.

Written in blood : courage and corruption in the Appalachian war of extraction / edited by Wess Harris.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 16, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Written in blood : courage and corruption in the Appalachian war of extraction / edited by Wess Harris.
Call Number: HD9547.W4 W75 2017
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