The Koran in English : a biography / Bruce B. Lawrence.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The Koran in English : a biography / Bruce B. Lawrence.
Author: Lawrence, Bruce B.,
Call Number: BP131.15.E54 L39 2017
Description: For millions of Muslims, the Qur'an is sacred only in Arabic, the original Arabic in which it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century; to many Arab and non-Arab believers alike, the book literally defies translation. Yet English translations exist and are growing, in both number and importance. Bruce Lawrence tells the remarkable story of the ongoing struggle to render the Qur'an's lyrical verses into English--and to make English itself an Islamic language. The "Koran" in English revisits the life of Muhammad and the origins of the Qur'an before recounting the first translation of the book into Latin by a non-Muslim: Robert of Ketton's twelfth-century version paved the way for later ones in German and French, but it was not until the eighteenth century that George Sale's influential English version appeared. Lawrence explains how many of these early translations, while part of a Christian agenda to "know the enemy, " often revealed grudging respect for their Abrahamic rival. British expansion in the modern era produced an anomaly: fresh English translations--from the original Arabic--not by Arabs or non-Muslims but by South Asian Muslim scholars. The first book to explore the complexities of this translation saga, The "Koran" in English also looks at cyber Korans, versions by feminist translators, and now a graphic Koran, the American Qur'an created by the acclaimed visual artist Sandow Birk.

Global poverty : deprivation, distribution, and development since the Cold War / Andy Sumner.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Global poverty : deprivation, distribution, and development since the Cold War / Andy Sumner.
Author: Sumner, Andrew, 1973-
Call Number: HC79.P6 S839 2016
Description: Why are some people poor? Why does absolute poverty persist despite substantial economic growth? What types of late economic development or 'catch-up' capitalism are associated with different poverty outcomes? Global Poverty addresses these apparently simple questions and the extent to which the answers may be shifting. One might expect global poverty to be focused in the world's poorest countries, usually defined as low-income countries, or least developed countries, or 'fragile states'. However, most of the world's absolute poor by monetary or multi-dimensional poverty - up to a billion people - live in growing and largely stable middle-income countries. At the same time, poverty has not fallen as much as the substantial economic growth would warrant. As a consequence, and as domestic resources have grown, much of global poverty has become less about a lack of domestic resources and more about questions of national inequality, social policy and welfare regimes, and patterns of economic development pursued.

Alice's adventures in Wonderland ; and, Through the looking-glass and what Alice found there.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Alice's adventures in Wonderland ; and, Through the looking-glass and what Alice found there.
Author: Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898.
Call Number: PR4611 .A7 1996
Description: Alice falls down a rabbit hole into a world of exotic creatures, and passes through a looking glass into a world inhabited by queens, knights, lions and unicorns.

Physiology at a glance / Jeremy P.T. Ward, Roger W.A. Linden.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Physiology at a glance / Jeremy P.T. Ward, Roger W.A. Linden.
Author: Ward, Jeremy P. T.,
Call Number: QP41 .W268 2017

USA / [main contributors: Jackie Finch, Andrew Hempstead, Jamie Jensen, Nancy Mikula, Joanne Miller, Eric Peterson, Kevin Roe, Kap Stann].

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Title: USA / [main contributors: Jackie Finch, Andrew Hempstead, Jamie Jensen, Nancy Mikula, Joanne Miller, Eric Peterson, Kevin Roe, Kap Stann].
Author: Finch, Jackie Sheckler, 1942-
Call Number: -
Description: Explore the beautiful USA. From the Empire State Building to the Golden Gate bridge, this DK travel guide has you covered and will take you to the best places in the United States. From top restaurants, bars, and clubs to standout scenic sites and walks, our insider tips are sure to make your trip outstanding. Whether you're looking for unique and interesting shops and markets, or seeking the best venues for music and nightlife, we have entertainment and hotel recommendations for every budget covered in our Eyewitness Travel Guide. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: USA . * Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. * Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. * Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. * Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. * Area maps marked with sights. * Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation. * Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. * Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations . With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: USA truly shows you the US like no one else can.

Grocery : the buying and selling of food in America / Michael Ruhlman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Grocery : the buying and selling of food in America / Michael Ruhlman.
Author: Ruhlman, Michael, 1963-
Call Number: HD9321.5 .R83 2017b
Description: Michael Ruhlman offers incisive commentary on America's relationship with its food and investigates the overlooked source of so much of it--the grocery store. In a culture obsessed with food--how it looks, what it tastes like, where it comes from, what is good for us--there are often more questions than answers. Ruhlman proposes that the best practices for consuming wisely could be hiding in plain sight--in the aisles of your local supermarket. Using the human story of the family-run Midwestern chain Heinen's as an anchor to this journalistic narrative, he dives into the mysterious world of supermarkets and the ways in which we produce, consume, and distribute food. Grocery examines how rapidly supermarkets--and our food and culture--have changed since the days of your friendly neighborhood grocer. But rather than waxing nostalgic for the age of mom-and-pop shops, Ruhlman seeks to understand how our food needs have shifted since the mid-twentieth century, and how these needs mirror our cultural ones.

The ends of the world : volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions / Peter Brannen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: The ends of the world : volcanic apocalypses, lethal oceans, and our quest to understand Earth's past mass extinctions / Peter Brannen.
Author: Brannen, Peter,
Call Number: QE721.2.E97 B73 2017
Description: "A vivid tour of Earth's Big Five mass extinctions, the past worlds lost with each, and what they all can tell us about our not-too-distant future. Was it really an asteroid that killed the dinosaurs? Or carbon dioxide-driven climate change? In fact, scientists now suspect that climate change played a major role not only in the end of the age of dinosaurs, but also in each of the five most deadly mass extinctions in the history of the planet. Struck by the implications of this for our own future, Peter Brannen, along with some of the world's leading paleontologists, dives into deep time, exploring each of Earth's five dead ends, and in the process, offers us a glimpse of what's to come. Using the visible clues these extinctions have left behind in the fossil record, The Ends of the World takes us inside the 'scenes of the crime, ' from South Africa's Karoo Desert to the New York Palisades, to tell the story of each extinction. Brannen examines the fossil record--which is rife with fantastic creatures like dragonflies the size of seagulls and guillotine-mouthed fish--and introduces us to the researchers on the frontlines who, using the forensic tools of modern science, are piecing together what really happened at the sites of Earth's past devastations. As our civilization continues to test the wherewithal of our climate, we need to figure out where the hard limits are before it's too late. Part road trip, part history, and part cautionary tale, The Ends of the World takes us on a tour of the ways that our planet has clawed itself back from the grave, allowing us to better understand our future by shining a light on our past."--Jacket.

The obesity epidemic.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: The obesity epidemic.
Author: Toomath, Robyn.
Call Number: -

Face value : the irresistible influence of first impressions / Alexander Todorov.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: Face value : the irresistible influence of first impressions / Alexander Todorov.
Author: Todorov, Alexander B.,
Call Number: BF323.S63 T63 2017
Description: "We make up our minds about others after seeing their faces for a fraction of a second--and these snap judgments predict all kinds of important decisions. For example, politicians who simply look more competent are more likely to win elections. Yet the character judgments we make from faces are as inaccurate as they are irresistible; in most situations, we would guess more accurately if we ignored faces. So why do we put so much stock in these widely shared impressions? What is their purpose if they are completely unreliable? In this book, Alexander Todorov, one of the world's leading researchers on the subject, answers these questions as he tells the story of the modern science of first impressions. Drawing on psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and other fields, this accessible and richly illustrated book describes cutting-edge research and puts it in the context of the history of efforts to read personality from faces. Todorov describes how we have evolved the ability to read basic social signals and momentary emotional states from faces, using a network of brain regions dedicated to the processing of faces. Yet contrary to the nineteenth-century pseudoscience of physiognomy and even some of today's psychologists, faces don't provide us a map to the personalities of others. Rather, the impressions we draw from faces reveal a map of our own biases and stereotypes. A fascinating scientific account of first impressions, Face Value explains why we pay so much attention to faces, why they lead us astray, and what our judgments actually tell us."--

Euthanasia and assisted suicide : global views on choosing to end life / Michael J. Cholbi, PhD, editor.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: Euthanasia and assisted suicide : global views on choosing to end life / Michael J. Cholbi, PhD, editor.
Call Number: R726 .E97 2017
Description: This book addresses key historical, scientific, legal, and philosophical issues surrounding euthanasia and assisted suicide in the United States as well as in other countries and cultures.

Modern physics / Raymond A. Serway, Clement J. Moses, Curt A. Moyer.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: Modern physics / Raymond A. Serway, Clement J. Moses, Curt A. Moyer.
Author: Serway, Raymond A.
Call Number: QC21.2 .S384 1989

Financial accounting / Walter T. Harrison Jr., Baylor University, Charles T. Horngren, Stanford University, C. William (Bill) Thomas, Baylor University.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: Financial accounting / Walter T. Harrison Jr., Baylor University, Charles T. Horngren, Stanford University, C. William (Bill) Thomas, Baylor University.
Author: Harrison, Walter T.
Call Number: HF5636 .H37 2015

There's a mystery there : the primal vision of Maurice Sendak / Jonathan Cott.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: There's a mystery there : the primal vision of Maurice Sendak / Jonathan Cott.
Author: Cott, Jonathan,
Call Number: PS3569.E6 Z65 2017
Description: "An extraordinary, path-breaking, and penetrating book on the life and work and creative inspirations of the great children's book genius Maurice Sendak, who since his death in 2012 has only grown in his stature and recognition as a major American artist, period. Polymath and master interviewer Jonathan Cott first interviewed Maurice Sendak in 1976 for Rolling Stone, just at the time when Outside Over There, the concluding and by far the strangest volume of a trilogy that began with Where The Wild Things Areand In the Night Kitchen, was gestating. Over the course of their wide-ranging and revelatory conversation about his life, work, and the fantasies and obsessions that drove his creative process, they focused on many of the themes and images that would appear in the new book five years later. Drawing on that interview, There's a Mystery There is a profound examination of the inner workings of a complicated genius's torments and inspirations that ranges over the entirety of his work and his formative life experiences, and uses Outside Over There, brilliantly and originally, as the key to understanding just what made this extravagantly talented man tick. To gain multiple perspectives on that intricate and multifaceted book, Cott also turns to four "companion guides": a Freudian analyst, a Jungian analyst, an art historian, and Sendak's great friend and admirer, the playwright Tony Kushner. The book is richly illustrated with examples from Sendak's work and other related images"--

The Bolt supremacy : inside Jamaica's sprint factory / Richard Moore.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: The Bolt supremacy : inside Jamaica's sprint factory / Richard Moore.
Author: Moore, Richard, 1973-
Call Number: GV1069 .M66 2017
Description: Beijing 2008: Usain Bolt slows down as he approaches the finish line of the 100-meter finals, well ahead of his nearest rival. His face filled with the euphoria of a young man utterly in thrall to his extraordinary physical talent. It is one of the greatest moments in sports history--and it is just the beginning. Of the ten fastest 100-meter times in history, eight belong to Jamaicans. How is it that a small Caribbean island has come to almost totally dominate the men's and women's sprint events? The Bolt Supremacy opens the doors to a world where sprinting permeates daily conversations and interactions; where the high school championships are watched by 35,000 screaming fans; where identity, success and status are forged on the track, and where "making it" is a pass to a world of adoration and lucrative contracts. In such an environment, there can be the incentive for some to cheat. There are those who attribute Jamaican success to something beyond talent and hard work. Award-winning writer Richard Moore doesn't shy away from difficult questions as he travels the length of this beguiling country, speaking to scientists and skeptics as well as to coaches, gurus, superstars, and the young guns desperate to become the next big thing. Peeling back the layers, Moore finally reveals the secrets of the phenomenal Usain Bolt and the Jamaican sprint factory.

HAPPINESS PHILOSOPHERS.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: HAPPINESS PHILOSOPHERS.
Author: SCHULTZ, BART.
Call Number: B
Description: Bart Schultz tells the colorful story of the lives and legacies of the founders of utilitarianism--one of the most influential yet misunderstood and maligned philosophies of the past two centuries. Best known for arguing that "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong, " utilitarianism was developed by the radical philosophers, critics, and social reformers William Godwin (the husband of Mary Wollstonecraft and father of Mary Shelley), Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart and Harriet Taylor Mill, and Henry Sidgwick. Together, they had a profound influence on nineteenth-century reforms, in areas ranging from law, politics, and economics to morals, education, and women's rights. Their work transformed life in ways we take for granted today. Bentham even advocated the decriminalization of same-sex acts, decades before the cause was taken up by other activists. Yet in part because of its misleading name and the caricatures popularized by figures as varied as Dickens, Marx, and Foucault, utilitarianism is sometimes still dismissed as cold, calculating, inhuman, and simplistic. By revealing the fascinating human sides of the remarkable pioneers of utilitarianism, Schultz provides a richer understanding and appreciation of their philosophical and political perspectives - one that also helps explain why utilitarianism is experiencing a renaissance today and is again being used to tackle some of the world's most serious problems.

Growing a revolution : bringing our soil back to life / David R. Montgomery.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: Growing a revolution : bringing our soil back to life / David R. Montgomery.
Author: Montgomery, David R., 1961-
Call Number: QH541.5.S6 M66 2017
Description: Cutting through standard debates about conventional versus organic agriculture, Montgomery shows how new regenerative methods heal damaged environments and improve farmers bottom lines. Merging ancient wisdom with modern science, these farmers have developed simple, cost-effective ways to pull carbon from the atmosphere and feed the world. Growing a Revolution flips the script, showing how agriculture can help solve our modern environmental woes.

The Holocaust : a new history / Laurence Rees.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: The Holocaust : a new history / Laurence Rees.
Author: Rees, Laurence, 1957-
Call Number: D804.3 .R433 2017
Description: This landmark work answers two of the most fundamental questions in history - how, and why, did the Holocaust happen? Laurence Rees has spent twenty-five years meeting survivors and perpetrators of the Holocaust. Now, in his magnum opus, he combines their enthralling eyewitness testimony, a large amount of which has never been published before, with the latest academic research to create the first accessible and authoritative account of the Holocaust in more than three decades. This is a new history of the Holocaust in three ways. First, and most importantly, Rees has created a gripping narrative that contains a large amount of testimony that has never been published before. Second, he places this powerful interview material in the context of an examination of the decision making process of the Nazi state, and in the process reveals the series of escalations that cumulatively created the horror. Third, Rees covers all those across Europe who participated in the deaths, and he argues that whilst hatred of the Jews was always at the epicentre of Nazi thinking, what happened cannot be fully understood without considering the murder of the Jews alongside plans to kill millions of non-Jews, including homosexuals, "Gypsies" and the disabled. Through a chronological, intensely readable narrative, featuring enthralling eyewitness testimony and the latest academic research, this is a compelling new account of the worst crime in history.

Private government : how employers rule our lives (and why we don't talk about it) / Elizabeth Anderson ; introduction by Stephen Macedo.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: Private government : how employers rule our lives (and why we don't talk about it) / Elizabeth Anderson ; introduction by Stephen Macedo.
Author: Anderson, Elizabeth, 1959-
Call Number: HD4904 .A53 2017
Description: Based on two lectures given in 2014 by the author during the Tanner Lectures on Human Values delivered at Princeton University, followed by four commentaries by eminent scholars and the author's response to the commentators. Anderson questions the authoritarian control workers have been forced to give to their employers in order to remain employed and historically why this goes against American ideology of free market values.

The one percent solution : how corporations are remaking America one state at a time / Gordon Lafer.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: The one percent solution : how corporations are remaking America one state at a time / Gordon Lafer.
Author: Lafer, Gordon,
Call Number: JK467 .L34 2017

Mountain Man : John Colter, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the call of the American West / David Weston Marshall.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 22, 2017 - 11:40am
Title: Mountain Man : John Colter, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the call of the American West / David Weston Marshall.
Author: Marshall, David W. (Historian),
Call Number: F592.7.C65 M37 2017
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