Nursing homes explained / Delia Marie Franklin.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 5, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: Nursing homes explained / Delia Marie Franklin.
Author: Franklin, Delia Marie, 1959-
Call Number: RA997 .F72 2013

April Book Display

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Girls without limits : helping girls achieve healthy relationships, academic success, and interpersonal strength / Lisa Hinkelman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 25, 2014 - 7:40am
Title: Girls without limits : helping girls achieve healthy relationships, academic success, and interpersonal strength / Lisa Hinkelman.
Author: Hinkelman, Lisa.
Call Number: HQ777 .H56 2013
Description: If adolescent girls agree on one thing, it's that adults don't "get" what's going on in their lives. Friendship drama, self-image, grades, dating, fear of failure-these pressures impose limits. So what can you do? How can you ensure each and every girl lives up to her potential? Be the adult who does understand, " says Dr. Lisa Hinkelman. In Girls Without Limits, you'll gain new insight on how to: Understand the unique challenges girls face when dealing with social pressure, body image, boy trouble, academics, and career choices.Help girls develop skills and competencies to deal with these challenges. Empower girls to confront negative societal expectations and make healthy, positive decisions.

The science of sin : the psychology of the seven deadlies (and why they are so good for you) / Simon Laham.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 25, 2014 - 7:40am
Title: The science of sin : the psychology of the seven deadlies (and why they are so good for you) / Simon Laham.
Author: Laham, Simon M.
Call Number: BF515 .L34 2012
Description: Combines modern research and historical anecdotes to make a lighthearted case for living a sinful life, explaining how moderate indulgences in the "deadly" behaviors can have such benefits as higher self-esteem and better social skills.

The male brain / Louann Brizendine.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 24, 2014 - 11:40am
Title: The male brain / Louann Brizendine.
Author: Brizendine, Louann, 1952-
Call Number: QP356.4 .B75 2010
Description: Details how the male brain, specifically how it experiences life's phases and perceives reality, is fundamentally different from the female brain.

America's assembly line / David E. Nye.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 24, 2014 - 11:40am
Title: America's assembly line / David E. Nye.
Author: Nye, David E., 1946-
Call Number: TS178.4 .N944 2013
Description: The mechanized assembly line was invented in 1913 and has been in continuous operation ever since. It is the most familiar form of mass production. Both praised as a boon to workers and condemned for exploiting them, it has been celebrated and satirized. (We can still picture Chaplin's little tramp trying to keep up with a factory conveyor belt.) In America's Assembly Line, David Nye examines the industrial innovation that made the United States productive and wealthy in the twentieth century. The assembly line - developed at the Ford Motor Company in 1913 for the mass production of Model Ts - first created and then served an expanding mass market. It inspired fiction, paintings, photographs, comedy, cafeteria layouts, and cookie-cutter suburban housing. It also transformed industrial labor and provoked strikes and union drives. During World War II and the Cold War, it was often seen as a bastion of liberty and capitalism. By 1980, Japan had reinvented the assembly line as a system of "lean manufacturing"; American industry reluctantly adopted the new approach. Nye describes this evolution and the new global landscape of increasingly automated factories, with fewer industrial jobs in America and questionable working conditions in developing countries. A century after Ford's pioneering innovation, the assembly line continues to evolve toward more sustainable manufacturing.

Mommyblogs and the changing face of motherhood / May Friedman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 24, 2014 - 7:40am
Title: Mommyblogs and the changing face of motherhood / May Friedman.
Author: Friedman, May, 1975-
Call Number: HQ759 .F7424 2013
Description: Mothers have consistently relied upon one another for guidance and support as they navigate the difficult world of parenting. For many women, the increasingly established online community of "mommyblogs" now provides a source of camaraderie and support that acknowledges both the work of mothering and the implications of its undertaking. Beyond their capacity to entertain, how have mommyblogs shifted our understanding of twenty-first-century motherhood? In examining the content of hundreds of mommyblogs, May Friedman considers the ways that online maternal life writing provides a front row seat to some of the most raw, offbeat, and engaging portraits of motherhood imaginable. Focusing on the composition of the "mamasphere" and on mommyblogs' emphasis on connection, Friedman reveals the changing face of contemporary motherhood - one less concerned with the proscriptions of what good mothers should do, and more invested in what diverse mothers have to say.

Scatter, adapt, and remember : how humans will survive a mass extinction / Annalee Newitz.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 24, 2014 - 7:40am
Title: Scatter, adapt, and remember : how humans will survive a mass extinction / Annalee Newitz.
Author: Newitz, Annalee, 1969-
Call Number: GF86 .N485 2013
Description: In its 4.5 billion'year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global disaster is eventually headed our way. Can we survive it? Now as a species, Homo Sapiens are at a crossroads. Study of our planet's turbulent past suggests that we are overdue for a catastrophic disaster, whether caused by nature or by human interference. It's a frightening prospect, as each of the Earth's past major disasters from meteor strikes to bombardment by cosmic radiation resulted in a mass extinction, where more than 75 percent of the planet's species died out. But in this book the author, a science journalist and editor of the science Web site io9.com explains that although global disaster is all but inevitable, our chances of long-term species survival are better than ever. Life on Earth has come close to annihilation'humans have, more than once, narrowly avoided extinction just during the last million years but every single time a few creatures survived, evolving to adapt to the harshest of conditions. This speculative work of popular science focuses on humanity's long history of dodging the bullet, as well as on new threats that we may face in years to come. Most important, it explores how scientific breakthroughs today will help us avoid disasters tomorrow. From simulating tsunamis to studying central Turkey's ancient underground cities; from cultivating cyanobacteria for "living cities" to designing space elevators to make space colonies cost-effective; from using math to stop pandemics to studying the remarkable survival strategies of gray whales, scientists and researchers the world over are discovering the keys to long-term resilience and learning how humans can choose life over death. In this remarkable and fascinating journey through the science of mass extinctions is a powerful argument about human ingenuity and our ability to change. In a world populated by doomsday preppers and media commentators obsessively forecasting our demise, this book is a compelling voice of hope. It leads us away from apocalyptic thinking into a future where we live to build a better world on this planet and perhaps on others. Readers of this book will be equipped scientifically, intellectually, and emotionally to face whatever the future holds. -- From book jacket.

Marking modern times : a history of clocks, watches, and other timekeepers in American life / Alexis McCrossen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 21, 2014 - 7:40pm
Title: Marking modern times : a history of clocks, watches, and other timekeepers in American life / Alexis McCrossen.
Author: McCrossen, Alexis.
Call Number: TS543.U6 M396 2013
Description: In Marking Modern Times, Alexis McCrossen relates how the American preoccupation with time led people from across social classses to acquire watches and clocks.

Another America : the story of Liberia and the former slaves who ruled it / James Ciment.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 20, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Another America : the story of Liberia and the former slaves who ruled it / James Ciment.
Author: Ciment, James.
Call Number: DT631 .C56 2013
Description: In 1820, a group of about eighty African Americans reversed the course of history and sailed back to Africa, to a place they would name after liberty itself. They went under the banner of the American Colonization Society, a white philanthropic organization with a dual agenda: to rid America of its blacks, and to convert Africans to Christianity. The settlers staked out a beachhead; their numbers grew as more boats arrived; and after breaking free from their white overseers, they founded Liberia-- Africa's first black republic-- in 1847.

ABC of epilepsy / edited by W. Henry Smithson, Matthew C. Walker.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 20, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: ABC of epilepsy / edited by W. Henry Smithson, Matthew C. Walker.
Call Number: RC372 .A33 2012
Description: "This practical guide to the classification and diagnosis of epilepsy provides coverage of what epilepsy is, how to make the diagnosis, anti-epileptic drugs, nondrug treatments, and living with epilepsy. Richly illustrated, the book will also address epilepsy within special groups such as women, children and those with learning disabilities, as well as providing guidance on long term monitoring and review, and support and self-management. Written for GPs and related primary health care professionals, this book reflects current NICE guidelines"--Provided by publisher.

A brief history of the philosophy of time / Adrian Bardon.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 20, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: A brief history of the philosophy of time / Adrian Bardon.
Author: Bardon, Adrian.
Call Number: BD638 .B335 2013

The Cambridge companion to Heidegger's Being and time / edited by Mark A. Wrathall.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 20, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The Cambridge companion to Heidegger's Being and time / edited by Mark A. Wrathall.
Call Number: B3279.H48 S4433 2013

Medicine for the outdoors : the essential guide to first aid and medical emergencies / Paul S. Auerbach.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 20, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Medicine for the outdoors : the essential guide to first aid and medical emergencies / Paul S. Auerbach.
Author: Auerbach, Paul S.
Call Number: RC88.9.O95 A94 2009
Description: Packed with step-by-step instructions, how-to explanations, and practical approaches to outdoor and wilderness emergencies, this newly updated guide explains the best ways to respond to just about any medical problem when help is miles or days away. Logically organized, "Medicine for the Outdoors" may literally save a life.

The rise of the U.S. environmental health movement / Kate Davies.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 20, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The rise of the U.S. environmental health movement / Kate Davies.
Author: Davies, Kate, 1956-
Call Number: RA566.3 .D38 2013
Description: This book offers a comprehensive examination of the environmental health movement, which unlike many parts of the environmental movement, focuses on ways toxic chemicals and other hazardous agents in the environment effect human health and well-being. Born in 1978 when Lois Gibbs organized her neighbors to protest the health effects of a toxic waste dump in Love Canal, New York, the movement has spread across the United States and throughout the world. By placing human health at the center of its environmental argument, this movement has achieved many victories in community mobilization and legislative reform. Here the author, an environmental health expert describes the movement's historical, ideological, and cultural roots and analyzes its strategies and successes. -- Publisher's description.

A man's guide to healthy aging : stay smart, strong, and active / Edward H. Thompson, Jr. and Lenard W. Kaye.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 20, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: A man's guide to healthy aging : stay smart, strong, and active / Edward H. Thompson, Jr. and Lenard W. Kaye.
Author: Thompson, Edward H., Jr., 1945-
Call Number: RA777.8 .T56 2013
Description: As they reach middle age, most men begin looking forward to "what's next." They gear up to experience renewed productivity and purpose and are more conscious of their health. This is an authoritative resource for them, and for older men, as well. In collaboration with a variety of medical experts, the authors provide a comprehensive guide to healthy aging from a man's perspective. Refuting the ageist stereotype that men spend their later years "winding down, " this book will help men reinvent themselves once, twice, or more - by managing their health, creating new careers, and contributing their skills and experiences to their communities.

Dr. Susan Love's breast book / Susan M. Love with Karen Lindsey.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 20, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Dr. Susan Love's breast book / Susan M. Love with Karen Lindsey.
Author: Love, Susan M.
Call Number: RG491 .L68 2010
Description: Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book has long been the bible for the newly diagnosed. In this completely revised fifth edition, it also becomes a guide for those at risk of getting breast cancer, survivors interested in the consequences of their treatment, and anyone who wants to understand the new research about how the local environment influences the manifestations and treatments of many different kinds of breast cancer. Major advances being made in genetic research today mean that prevention and treatment can work not only to get rid of mutated cells (through chemo or surgery), but also to change the environment around the cells (through hormone therapy, exercise, and stress reduction). Among other promising developments discussed are advances in imaging, recognition of breast density as a risk factor, and a section focused on "personalized medicine" to help determine what kind of cancer you have and how best to treat it. Any woman facing a diagnosis, decisions about treatment, or concerns about prevention will find in Dr. Love's book the information, guidance, and reassurance she needs.

Everyone's guide to cancer therapy : how cancer is diagnosed, treated, and managed day to day / Andrew H. Ko, Malin Dollinger, Ernest H. Rosenbaum.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 20, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Everyone's guide to cancer therapy : how cancer is diagnosed, treated, and managed day to day / Andrew H. Ko, Malin Dollinger, Ernest H. Rosenbaum.
Author: Ko, Andrew.
Call Number: RC263 .D59 2008
Description: From the Publisher: The Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 20 million people in the U.S. are currently diagnosed with cancer, and 1.4 million people are expected to be diagnosed in the coming year. For the millions confronting cancer's many challenges, Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy: How Cancer Is Diagnosed, Treated, and Managed Day to Day relies on an esteemed panel of oncology specialists-more than 100 strong, and each experts in their fields-to completely update this definitive cancer resource. Equally informative and accessible, this comprehensive book navigates cancer patients and their caregivers through diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. Every chapter has been methodically updated to include the latest medical breakthroughs and advice concerning cancer treatment, including: Information on recently approved "targeted" therapies for various cancer types; The newest strategies in cancer diagnosis and prevention; Cancer biology: translating scientific discoveries into meaningful advances for patients; Supportive care and complementary approaches.

The big squeeze : a social and political history of the controversial mammogram / Handel Reynolds, MD.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 20, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The big squeeze : a social and political history of the controversial mammogram / Handel Reynolds, MD.
Author: Reynolds, Handel, 1963-
Call Number: RG493.5.R33 R49 2012
Description: In 2009, an influential panel of medical experts ignited a controversy when they recommended that most women should not begin routine mammograms to screen for breast cancer until the age of fifty, reversing guidelines they had issued just seven years before when they recommended forty as the optimal age to start getting mammograms. While some praised the new recommendation as sensible given the smaller benefit women under fifty derive from mammography, many women's groups, health care advocates, and individual women saw the guidelines as privileging financial considerations over women's health and a setback to decades-long efforts to reduce the mortality rate of breast cancer. In The Big Squeeze, Dr. Handel Reynolds, a practicing radiologist, notes that this episode was only the most recent controversy in the turbulent history of mammography since its introduction in the early 1970s. In a book written for the millions of women who face the decision about whether to get a mammogram, health professionals interested in cancer screening, and public health policymakers, Reynolds shows how pivotal decisions made during mammography's initial launch made it all but inevitable that the test would be contentious. He describes how, at several key points in its history, the emphasis on mammography screening as a fundamental aspect of women's preventive health care coincided with social and political developments, from the women's movement in the early 1970s to breast cancer activism in the 1980s and '90s. At the same time, aggressive promotion of mammography made the screening tool the cornerstone of a huge new industry. Taking a balanced approach to this much-disputed issue, Reynolds addresses both the benefits and risks of mammography, charting debates, for example, that have weighed the early detection of aggressively malignant tumors against unnecessary treatments resulting from the identification of slow-growing and non-life-threatening cancers. The Big Squeeze, ultimately, helps to evaluate the ongoing public health controversies surrounding mammography and provides a clear understanding of how mammography achieved its current primacy in cancer screening. --AMAZON.COM BOOK DESCRIPTION.

Call me Burroughs : a life / Barry Miles.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 20, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Call me Burroughs : a life / Barry Miles.
Author: Miles, Barry, 1943-
Call Number: PS3552.U75 Z7427 2014
Description: "Fifty years ago, Norman Mailer asserted, "William Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius." Few since have taken such literary risks, developed such individual political or spiritual ideas, or spanned such a wide range of media. Burroughs wrote novels, memoirs, technical manuals, and poetry. He painted, made collages, took thousands of photographs, produced hundreds of hours of experimental recordings, acted in movies, and recorded more CDs than most rock bands. Burroughs was the original cult figure of the Beat Movement, and with the publication of his novel Naked Lunch, which was originally banned for obscenity, he became a guru to the 60s youth counterculture. In CALL ME BURROUGHS, biographer and Beat historian Barry Miles presents the first full-length biography of Burroughs to be published in a quarter century-and the first one to chronicle the last decade of Burroughs's life and examine his long-term cultural legacy. Written with the full support of the Burroughs estate and drawing from countless interviews with figures like Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, and Burroughs himself, CALL ME BURROUGHS is a rigorously researched biography that finally gets to the heart of its notoriously mercurial subject. "--
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