Radical technologies : the design of everyday life / Adam Greenfield.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 21, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: Radical technologies : the design of everyday life / Adam Greenfield.
Author: Greenfield, Adam,
Call Number: QA76.5915 .G745 2017
Description: Everywhere we turn, our everyday experience is being overlaid and interrupted by startling new technologies. Today, we depend on the smartphone as an interface to an urban environment we share with autonomous drones and self-driving cars, even as we use augmented-reality applications to interact with things that aren't quite there. Now 3D printing offers us unprecedented fine-grained control over the form and distribution of matter, while the blockchain promises to remake the way we record and exchange value. And all the while, fiendishly complex algorithmic systems are operating quietly, reshaping the economy, transforming the fundamental terms of our politics, and even beginning to etch away at what it means to be human. 00Just how did these things come to be? How do they work? What (and whose) values do they reproduce? And what kind of choices do they present us with? "Radical Technologies" raises all of these questions to the surface and provokes us to ask what we might want to do with them now, when we might still be able to shape their impact on our shared future.

The language of light : a history of silent voices / Gerald Shea.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 18, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: The language of light : a history of silent voices / Gerald Shea.
Author: Shea, Gerald, 1942-
Call Number: HV2367 .S443 2017

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Junk raft : an ocean voyage and a rising tide of activism to fight plastic pollution / Marcus Eriksen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 7, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Junk raft : an ocean voyage and a rising tide of activism to fight plastic pollution / Marcus Eriksen.
Author: Eriksen, Marcus, 1967-
Call Number: GC1471 .E75 2017
Description: "An exciting account of an activist scientist's unorthodox fight in the growing movement against plastic marine pollution and of his expedition across the Pacific on a home-made "junk raft" Over the past several years, the news media has brought the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch"--the famous swirling gyre of plastic litter in the ocean--into the public consciousness. When Marcus Eriksen cofounded the 5 Gyres Institute with his wife, Anna, and set out to study marine pollution, they found that the reality is even more dire: instead of a stable mass of litter, they discovered that a "plastic smog" of microparticles permeates the world's oceans, defying simplistic clean-up efforts. What's more, these microplastics and their toxic chemistry have seeped into the food chain, threatening marine life and humans alike. Far from being a gloomy treatise on an environmental catastrophe, though, Junk Raft tells the exciting story of Eriksen's fight to raise awareness and solve the problem of plastic pollution, contributing to a fast-growing movement to stem the tide of trash. Eriksen writes of his voyage from Los Angeles to Hawaii aboard his homemade "junk raft, " and along the way he recounts the successful efforts to fight corporate influence and demand that plastics producers take responsibility for a problem they've created. Eriksen provides concrete, actionable solutions and an empowering message: it's up to bold, brash, unapologetically activist "citizen scientists" to challenge the status quo for the sake of the planet"--

UNDER SURVEILLANCE : BEING WATCHED IN MODERN AMERICA.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: UNDER SURVEILLANCE : BEING WATCHED IN MODERN AMERICA.
Author: LEWIS, RANDOLPH
Call Number: -

A philosophy of education / Charlotte M. Mason.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: A philosophy of education / Charlotte M. Mason.
Author: Mason, Charlotte M. (Charlotte Maria), 1842-1923.
Call Number: LC40.H46 O7 1989
Description: This is the complete works of the turn-of-the-century British educator, Charlotte Mason. The six-volume set includes over 2400 pages of the finest material ever written on education, child training and parenting. Recognized as the pioneer in home education and major school reforms, Charlotte Mason's practical methods are as revolutionary today as when they were first written.

Parents and children / Charlotte M. Mason.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Parents and children / Charlotte M. Mason.
Author: Mason, Charlotte M. (Charlotte Maria), 1842-1923.
Call Number: LC40.H46 O7 1989
Description: This is the complete works of the turn-of-the-century British educator, Charlotte Mason. The six-volume set includes over 2400 pages of the finest material ever written on education, child training and parenting. Recognized as the pioneer in home education and major school reforms, Charlotte Mason's practical methods are as revolutionary today as when they were first written.

Ourselves / Charlotte M. Mason.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Ourselves / Charlotte M. Mason.
Author: Mason, Charlotte M. (Charlotte Maria), 1842-1923.
Call Number: LC40.H46 O7 1989
Description: This is the complete works of the turn-of-the-century British educator, Charlotte Mason. The six-volume set includes over 2400 pages of the finest material ever written on education, child training and parenting. Recognized as the pioneer in home education and major school reforms, Charlotte Mason's practical methods are as revolutionary today as when they were first written.

Formation of character / Charlotte M. Mason.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Formation of character / Charlotte M. Mason.
Author: Mason, Charlotte M. (Charlotte Maria), 1842-1923.
Call Number: LC40.H46 O7 1989
Description: This is the complete works of the turn-of-the-century British educator, Charlotte Mason. The six-volume set includes over 2400 pages of the finest material ever written on education, child training and parenting. Recognized as the pioneer in home education and major school reforms, Charlotte Mason's practical methods are as revolutionary today as when they were first written.

School education / Charlotte M. Mason.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: School education / Charlotte M. Mason.
Author: Mason, Charlotte M. (Charlotte Maria), 1842-1923.
Call Number: LC40.H46 O7 1989
Description: This is the complete works of the turn-of-the-century British educator, Charlotte Mason. The six-volume set includes over 2400 pages of the finest material ever written on education, child training and parenting. Recognized as the pioneer in home education and major school reforms, Charlotte Mason's practical methods are as revolutionary today as when they were first written.

Zapped : from infrared to X-rays, the curious history of invisible light / Bob Berman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Zapped : from infrared to X-rays, the curious history of invisible light / Bob Berman.
Author: Berman, Bob,
Call Number: QC450.5 .B47 2017
Description: "Zapped tells the story of all the light we cannot see, tracing microwaves, X-rays, gamma rays, radio waves, infrared, ultraviolet, and other forms of radiation from their historic, world-altering discoveries in the nineteenth century to their central role in modern life"--Provided by publisher.

You can do anything : the surprising power of a "useless" liberal arts education / George Anders.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: You can do anything : the surprising power of a "useless" liberal arts education / George Anders.
Author: Anders, George, 1957-
Call Number: HF5382.5.U5 A7185 2017
Description: George Anders explains the remarkable power of a liberal arts education, and the ways it can open the door to cutting-edge jobs. The curiosity, creativity, and empathy that are hallmarks of a liberal arts education aren't unruly traits that must be reined in. You can be yourself, as an English major, and thrive in sales. You can segue from anthropology into the booming new field of user research; from classics into management consulting, and from philosophy into high-stakes investing. At any stage of your career, you can bring a humanist's grace to our rapidly evolving high-tech future. In this book, you will learn why resume-writing is fading in importance and why "telling your story" is taking its place. You will learn how to create jobs that don't exist yet, and to translate your campus achievements into a new style of expression that will make employers' eyes light up.

Superman : the high-flying history of America's most enduring hero / Larry Tye.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Superman : the high-flying history of America's most enduring hero / Larry Tye.
Author: Tye, Larry,
Call Number: PN6728.S9 T94 2013
Description: The author, a prize-winning journalist here delivers a full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made Superman the icon he is today.

Shariah law : questions and answers / Mohammad Hashim Kamali.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Shariah law : questions and answers / Mohammad Hashim Kamali.
Author: Kamali, Mohammad Hashim,
Call Number: KBP144 .K364 2017
Description: "Shariah law is a subject that is misunderstood and misrepresented by many in the West. More than simply a system of law, it is concerned with a set of values and rules that are essential to the understanding and practice of Islam. In this volume, Mohammad Hashim Kamali, a world-renowned expert on Shariah, adopts a question-and-answer format to provide a clear introduction to its most salient aspects. Extending from the sources of Shariah in the Qur'an, hadith and the legal maxims of Islamic law to the discussion of issues such as freedom of religion, gender equality and human rights, Shariah Law: Questions and Answers connects the theoretical aspects of the law with how it is applied in the world today. At once scholarly and accessible, it is sure to be a vital resource for students, teachers and general readers, addressing as it does a range of contemporary concerns, including jihad, democracy, the environment, genetic engineering, human cloning, euthanasia and abortion."--Page 4 of cover.

Sea power : the history and geopolitics of the world's oceans / Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.).

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Sea power : the history and geopolitics of the world's oceans / Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.).
Author: Stavridis, James,
Call Number: V25 .S73 2017
Description: "From one of the most admired admirals of his generation -- and the only admiral to serve as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO -- comes a remarkable voyage through all of the world's most important bodies of water, providing the story of naval power as a driver of human history and a crucial element in our current geopolitical path. From the time of the Greeks and the Persians clashing in the Mediterranean, sea power has determined world power. To an extent that is often underappreciated, it still does. No one understands this better than Admiral Jim Stavridis. In Sea Power, Admiral Stavridis takes us with him on a tour of the world's oceans from the admiral's chair, showing us how the geography of the oceans has shaped the destiny of nations, and how naval power has in a real sense made the world we live in today, and will shape the world we live in tomorrow. Not least, Sea Power is marvelous naval history, giving us fresh insight into great naval engagements from the battles of Salamis and Lepanto through to Trafalgar, the Battle of the Atlantic, and submarine conflicts of the Cold War. It is also a keen-eyed reckoning with the likely sites of our next major naval conflicts, particularly the Arctic Ocean, Eastern Mediterranean, and the South China Sea. Finally, Sea Power steps back to take a holistic view of the plagues to our oceans that are best seen that way, from piracy to pollution. When most of us look at a globe, we focus on the shape of the of the seven continents. Admiral Stavridis sees the shapes of the seven seas. After reading Sea Power, you will too. Not since Alfred Thayer Mahan's legendary The Influence of Sea Power upon History have we had such a powerful reckoning with this vital subject"--

Redefining science : scientists, the national security state, and nuclear weapons in Cold War America / Paul Rubinson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Redefining science : scientists, the national security state, and nuclear weapons in Cold War America / Paul Rubinson.
Author: Rubinson, Paul, 1977-
Call Number: U264 .R83 2016
Description: "The Cold War forced scientists to reconcile their values of internationalism and objectivity with the increasingly militaristic uses of scientific knowledge. For decades, antinuclear scientists pursued nuclear disarmament in a variety of ways, from grassroots activism to transnational diplomacy and government science advising. The U.S. government ultimately withstood these efforts, redefining science as a strictly technical endeavor that enhanced national security and deeming science that challenged nuclear weapons on moral grounds "emotional" and patently unscientific. In response, many activist scientists restricted themselves to purely technical arguments for arms control. When antinuclear protest erupted in the 1980s, grassroots activists had moved beyond scientific and technical arguments for disarmament. Grounding their stance in the idea that nuclear weapons were immoral, they used the "emotional" arguments that most scientists had abandoned. Redefining Science shows that the government achieved its Cold War "consensus" only by active opposition to powerful dissenters and helps explain the current and uneasy relationship between scientists, the public, and government in debates over issues such as security, energy, and climate change."--Provided by publisher.

PTL : the rise and fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's evangelical empire / John Wigger.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: PTL : the rise and fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's evangelical empire / John Wigger.
Author: Wigger, John H., 1959-
Call Number: BV656.3 .W54 2017
Description: PTL traces the lives of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, from humble beginnings to wealth, fame, and eventual disgrace after revelations of a sex scandal and massive financial mismanagement. -- Adapted from book jacket.

The philosophical parent : asking the hard questions about having and raising children / Jean Kazez.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The philosophical parent : asking the hard questions about having and raising children / Jean Kazez.
Author: Kazez, Jean,
Call Number: HQ769 .K346 2017

The Muses on their lunch hour / Marjorie Garber.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - September 6, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The Muses on their lunch hour / Marjorie Garber.
Author: Garber, Marjorie B.,
Call Number: AC8.5 .G37 2017
Description: "As a break from their ordained labors, what might the Muses today do on their lunch hour? This collection of witty, shrewd, and imaginative essays addresses interdisciplinary topics that range widely from Shakespeare, to psychoanalysis, to the practice of higher education today. With the ease born of deep knowledge, Marjorie Garber moves from comical journalistic quirks ("Fig Leaves") to the curious return of myth and ritual in the theories of evolutionary psychologists ("Ovid, Now and Then"). Two themes emerge consistently in Garber's latest exploration of symptoms of culture. The first is that to predict the "next big thing" in literary studies we should look back at ideas and practices set aside by a previous generation of critics. In the past several decades we have seen the reemergence of--for example--textual editing, biography, character criticism, aesthetics, and philology as "hot" new areas for critical intervention. The second theme expands on this observation, making the case for "cultural forgetting" as the way the arts and humanities renew themselves, both within fields and across them. Although she is never represented in traditional paintings or poetry, a missing Muse--we can call her Amnesia--turns out to be a key figure for the creation of theory and criticism in the arts."--
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