On Highway 61 : music, race, and the evolution of cultural freedom / Dennis McNally.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 2, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: On Highway 61 : music, race, and the evolution of cultural freedom / Dennis McNally.
Author: McNally, Dennis,
Call Number: ML3479 .M36 2014
Description: Explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. Searches for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical progression that reaches from the minstrel era to Bob Dylan.

Charles Darwin : destroyer of myths / Andrew Norman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 2, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: Charles Darwin : destroyer of myths / Andrew Norman.
Author: Norman, Andrew, 1943-
Call Number: QH31.D2 N67 2014
Description: "Charles Darwin did not deliberately set out to be the "destroyer of mythical beliefs, " some of which, in his early days as a young Christian, he had previously espoused. He was a modest man who liked to avoid controversy of any kind, yet paradoxically, he was to be the cause of the greatest controversy in the history of science and religion. When Darwin embarked on the HMS Beagle in late December 1831, bound for the southern hemisphere, he could not have imagined that the experience would lead him to formulate a theory that would totally revolutionize the way in which we viewed the natural world. He did not come to his conclusions about the origin and evolution of all life on Earth quickly, though, for just as the living organisms to which his theory applied had evolved over millions of years, so his thinking evolved as his own life progressed. How did this thoughtful, methodical scientist come to have such an impact on his time--and on ours? These questions and more are what Andrew Norman seeks to answer in this biography of the author of The Origin of Species"--

Mental health and crime / Jill Peay.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 2, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: Mental health and crime / Jill Peay.
Author: Peay, Jill.
Call Number: HV6133 .P39 2011

Politics and religion in the United States / Michael Corbett, Julia Corbett-Hemeyer, and J. Matthew Wilson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 2, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: Politics and religion in the United States / Michael Corbett, Julia Corbett-Hemeyer, and J. Matthew Wilson.
Author: Corbett, Michael, 1943-
Call Number: BL2525 .C68 2014

March Book Display

Library News - March 2, 2015 - 2:44pm
March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate their contributions to society. Read the full post by visiting our blog.
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Spaceprob.es catalogs the active human-made machines that dot our galaxy.

Library News - February 27, 2015 - 4:06pm
A catalog of all 29 active, human-made space probes.
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Why Everyone Was Wrong About Net Neutrality

Library News - February 26, 2015 - 2:02pm
Today, the Federal Communications Commission, by a vote of three to two, enacted its strongest-ever rules on net neutrality.
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Net Neutrality day is here: a guide to today’s vote

Library News - February 26, 2015 - 12:12pm
After months of pitched debate over so-called net neutrality, the FCC will finally vote on a proposal that will prevent broadband providers from slowing down or speeding up certain websites.
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Smart chicks on screen : representing women's intellect in film and television / edited by Laura Mattoon D'Amore.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2015 - 10:40pm
Title: Smart chicks on screen : representing women's intellect in film and television / edited by Laura Mattoon D'Amore.
Call Number: PN1995.9.W6 S63 2014
Description: "While women have long been featured in leading roles in film and television, the intellectual depictions of female characters in these mediums are out of line with reality. Women continue to be marginalized for their choices, overshadowed by men, and judged by their bodies. In fact, the intelligence of women is rarely the focus of television or film narratives, and on the rare occasion when smart women are showcased, their portrayals are undermined by socially awkward behavior or their intimate relationships are doomed to perpetual failure. While Hollywood claims to offer a different, more evolved look at women, these movies and shows often just repackage old character types that still downplay the intelligence and savvy of women. In Smart Chicks on Screen: Representing Women's Intellect in Film and Television, Laura Mattoon D'Amore brings together an impressive array of scholarship that interrogates the portrayal of females on television and in movies. Among the questions that the volume seeks to answer are: In what ways are women in film and television limited, or ostracized, by their intelligence? How do female roles reinforce standards of beauty, submissiveness, and silence over intellect, problem solving, and leadership? Are there women in film and television who are intelligent without also being objectified?"

Celebrate Fair Use Week

Library News - February 25, 2015 - 8:50pm
Fair Use Week 2015 celebrates the important doctrines of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions.
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Computer graphics : principles and practice / John F. Hughes, Andries van Dam, Morgan McGuire, David F. Sklar, James D. Foley, Steven K. Feiner, Kurt Akeley.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Computer graphics : principles and practice / John F. Hughes, Andries van Dam, Morgan McGuire, David F. Sklar, James D. Foley, Steven K. Feiner, Kurt Akeley.
Author: Hughes, John F., 1955-
Call Number: T385 .C5735 2014

The vegetarian crusade : the rise of an American reform movement, 1817-1921 / Adam D. Shprintzen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: The vegetarian crusade : the rise of an American reform movement, 1817-1921 / Adam D. Shprintzen.
Author: Shprintzen, Adam D.
Call Number: TX392 .S446 2013
Description: "Vegetarianism has been practiced in the United States since the country's founding, yet the early years of the movement have been woefully misunderstood and understudied. Through the Civil War, the vegetarian movement focused on social and political reform, but by the late nineteenth century, the movement became a path for personal strength and success in a newly individualistic, consumption-driven economy. This development led to greater expansion and acceptance of vegetarianism in mainstream society. So argues Adam D. Shprintzen in his lively history of early American vegetarianism and social reform. From Bible Christians to Grahamites, the American Vegetarian Society to the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Shprintzen explores the diverse proponents of reform-motivated vegetarianism and explains how each of these groups used diet as a response to changing social and political conditions. By examining the advocates of vegetarianism, including institutions, organizations, activists, and publications, Shprintzen explores how an idea grew into a nationwide community united not only by diet but also by broader goals of social reform." --Book jacket.

Lure of the arcane : the literature of cult and conspiracy / Theodore Ziolkowski.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Lure of the arcane : the literature of cult and conspiracy / Theodore Ziolkowski.
Author: Ziolkowski, Theodore.
Call Number: PN56.C675 Z56 2013
Description: Fascination with the arcane is a driving force in this comprehensive survey of conspiracy fiction. Theodore Ziolkowski traces the evolution of cults, orders, lodges, secret societies, and conspiracies through various literary manifestations--drama, romance, epic, novel, opera--down to the thrillers of the twenty-first century.

‘The Cloud’ and Other Dangerous Metaphors

Library News - February 25, 2015 - 4:35pm
As a concept, data constantly eludes crisp definition.
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The Anti-Information Age

Library News - February 17, 2015 - 5:23pm
Please note: Censorship is flourishing in the information age.
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Our changing journey to the end : reshaping death, dying, and grief in America / Christina Staudt, PhD and J. Harold Ellens, PhD, editors.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 16, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: Our changing journey to the end : reshaping death, dying, and grief in America / Christina Staudt, PhD and J. Harold Ellens, PhD, editors.
Author: Staudt, Christina, Ph.D. (EDT)/ Ellens, J. Harold, Ph.D. (EDT)
Call Number: R726.8 .O87 2014

All bets are off : losers, liars, and recovery from gambling addiction / Arnie and Sheila Wexler with Steve Jacobson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 16, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: All bets are off : losers, liars, and recovery from gambling addiction / Arnie and Sheila Wexler with Steve Jacobson.
Author: Wexler, Arnie,
Call Number: RC569.5.G35 W49 2014

Cataloging the world : Paul Otlet and the birth of the information age / Alex Wright.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 14, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Cataloging the world : Paul Otlet and the birth of the information age / Alex Wright.
Author: Wright, Alex, 1966-
Call Number: Z1004.O83 W75 2014

Marissa Mayer and the fight to save Yahoo! / Nicholas Carlson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 14, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Marissa Mayer and the fight to save Yahoo! / Nicholas Carlson.
Author: Carlson, Nicholas.
Call Number: HD9696.8.U64 Y3437 2015
Description: "A page-turning, warts-and-all narrative about Marissa Mayer's efforts to remake Yahoo as well as her own rise from Stanford University undergrad to CEO of a $30 billion corporation by the age of 38"--

Fractals : a very short introduction / Kenneth Falconer.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 13, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Fractals : a very short introduction / Kenneth Falconer.
Author: Falconer, K. J., 1952-
Call Number: QA614.86 .F352 2013
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