Gettysburg : the last invasion / Allen C. Guelzo.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 10, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Gettysburg : the last invasion / Allen C. Guelzo.
Author: Guelzo, Allen C.
Call Number: E475.53 .G875 2013
Description: From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history--the most intimate and richly readable account we have had--of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863), which draws the reader into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts the combination of personalities and circumstances that produced one of the greatest battle of the Civil War, and one of the greatest in human history. No previous book on Gettysburg dives down so closely to the experience of the individual soldier, or looks so closely at the sway of politics over military decisions, or places the battle so firmly in the context of nineteenth-century military practice.--From publisher description.

Berry & Kohn's operating room technique / Nancymarie Phillips.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 10, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Berry & Kohn's operating room technique / Nancymarie Phillips.
Author: Phillips, Nancymarie Fortunato.
Call Number: RD32.3 .P48 2013
Description: This text explains basic surgical principles and techniques. It covers surgical techniques in a step-by-step format that enables learners to effectively apply basic principles to clinical practice. The eleventh edition features a full-color design, a new chapter on spinal surgery, new Patient and Team Safety boxes, perioperative flash cards, expanded teaching supplements for instructors. It includes: Detailed coverage which presents the fundamentals of perioperative nursing and surgical technology roles ; A strong focus on the physiological, psychological, and spiritual considerations of perioperative patients which gives the knowledge needed to plan and implement comprehensive, individualized care ; Discussions of perioperative patient care for both inpatient and ambulatory procedures ; Highlights key considerations for each setting, as well as for individual surgical procedures ; In-depth discussions of patients with special needs related to age or health status that teaches how to develop a plan of care tailored to the unique care parameters of all patients ; Helpful features such as chapter outlines with page numbers, chapter objectives, and key terms and definitions for quick accessibility to important information and focus study time.

What is a book? : the study of early printed books / Joseph A. Dane.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 9, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: What is a book? : the study of early printed books / Joseph A. Dane.
Author: Dane, Joseph A.
Call Number: Z1001 .D227 2012
Description: This work is an introduction to the study of books produced during the period of the hand press, dating from around 1450 through 1800. Using his own bibliographic interests as a guide, the author selects illustrative examples primarily from fifteenth-century books, books of particular interest to students of English literature, and books central to the development of Anglo-American bibliography. It covers the basic procedures of printing and the parts of the physical book, size, paper, type, illustration; as well as the history of book-copies from cataloging conventions and provenance to electronic media and their implications for the study of books. The author begins with the central distinction between a "book-copy", the particular, individual, physical book, and a "book", the abstract category that organizes these copies into editions, whereby each copy is interchangeable with any other. Among other issues, he addresses such basic questions as: How do students, bibliographers, and collectors discuss these things? And when is it legitimate to generalize on the basis of particular examples? He considers each issue in terms of a practical example or question a reader might confront: How do you identify books on the basis of typography? What is the status of paper evidence? How are the various elements on the page defined? What are the implications of the images available in an online database? And, significantly, how does a scholar's personal experience with books challenge or conform to the standard language of book history and bibliography?

Hitchcock's villains : murderers, maniacs, and mother issues / Eric San Juan, Jim McDevitt.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 9, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Hitchcock's villains : murderers, maniacs, and mother issues / Eric San Juan, Jim McDevitt.
Author: San Juan, Eric, 1973-
Call Number: PN1998.3.H58 S27 2013
Description: The films of Alfred Hitchcock are appreciated for a variety of reasons, including the many memorable villains who menaced the protagonists. Unlike so many of cinema's wrongdoers, the Hitchcock villain was often a complex individual with a nuanced personality and neuroses the common person might not be able to relate to, but could at least understand. If such figures did not always elicit sympathy from the audience, they still possessed characteristics that were oddly appealing. And frequently, viewers found them more likable than the heroes and heroines whom they victimized. In Hitchcock's Villains: Murders, Maniacs, and Mother Issues, authors Eric San Juan and Jim McDevitt explore a number of themes that form the foundation of villainy in Hitchcock's long and acclaimed career. The authors also provide a detailed look at some of the director's most noteworthy villains and examine how these characters were often central to the enjoyment of Hitchcock's best films. Whether discussing Uncle Charlie in Shadow of a Doubt or Norman Bates in Psycho, the authors consider what attracted Hitchcock to such characters in the first place and why they endure as screen icons. Intended for both casual and ardent fans of Hitchcock, this book offers insight into what makes villainous characters tick. While serious students will appreciate observations in Hitchcock's Villains that will enhance their study of cinema technique and writing, general fans of the director will simply enjoy delving further into the minds of their favorite villains. -- Publisher description

The modern art invasion : Picasso, Duchamp, and the 1913 Armory Show that scandalized America / Elizabeth Lunday.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 9, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The modern art invasion : Picasso, Duchamp, and the 1913 Armory Show that scandalized America / Elizabeth Lunday.
Author: Lunday, Elizabeth,
Call Number: N6448.A74 L86 2013
Description: "The story behind the 1913 Armory Show, the most important art exhibit in U.S. history. Held a century ago, in the winter of 1913, the show brought Modernism to America in an unprecedented display of 1300 works by artists including Picasso, Matisse, and Duchamp. Drawing from primary sources and setting the Armory Show into the context of American culture just before World War I, the book brings the exhibition and its era to vivid life"--

The Wes Anderson collection / by Matt Zoller Seitz ; with an introducton by Michael Chabon ; [editor, Eric Klopfer].

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 9, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The Wes Anderson collection / by Matt Zoller Seitz ; with an introducton by Michael Chabon ; [editor, Eric Klopfer].
Author: Seitz, Matt Zoller.
Call Number: PN1998.3.A526 A5 2013
Description: Wes Anderson is one of the most influential voices from the past two decades of American cinema. A true auteur, Anderson is known for the visual artistry, inimitable tone, and idiosyncratic characterizations that make each of his films- 'Bottle Rocket', 'Rushmore', 'The Royal Tenenbaums', 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou', 'The Darjeeling Limited', 'Fantastic Mr. Fox', and 'Moonrise Kingdom'- instantly recognizable as "Andersonian." 'The Wes Anderson Collection' is the first in-depth overview of Anderson's filmography, guiding readers through his life and career. Previously unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera complement a book-length conversation between Anderson and award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz. The interview and images are woven together in a meticulously designed book that captures the spirit of his films: melancholy and playful, wise and childish - and thoroughly original.

Design: logo : an exploration of marvelous marks, insightful essays and revealing reviews / Paul Howalt, Von Glitschka.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 9, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Design: logo : an exploration of marvelous marks, insightful essays and revealing reviews / Paul Howalt, Von Glitschka.
Call Number: NC1002.L63 D47 2014
Description: "It's inevitable. At some point in your career as a designer, you're bound to work on a logo. Design: Logo, the exciting new book in our Design: series, is an inspirational resource created for everyone who works or wants to work on logo design. Design: Logo showcases over 300 eye-catching logo designs chosen by two leading identity designers. In addition to being an inspirational guide, this book also includes helpful information such as "Close Ups, " in which the authors dissect 20 projects and point out the details that make each so successful, and five insightful essays by prominent logo designers. This must-have resource puts inspiration right in your hands, allowing you to peruse your ideas and see what other designers are doing in the field. With over 300 exemplary logo designs, you'll be primed and ready to create outstanding designs of your own. "--

Where the jobs are : entrepreneurship and the soul of the American economy / John Dearie, Courtney Geduldig.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 5, 2014 - 11:40am
Title: Where the jobs are : entrepreneurship and the soul of the American economy / John Dearie, Courtney Geduldig.
Author: Dearie, John.
Call Number: HD5713.3 .D43 2013
Description: " Ending America's Jobs Emergency by Accelerating the True Engine of Job Creation - Start-UpsFour years after the end of the Great Recession, 23 million Americans remain unemployed, underemployed, or have left the workforce discouraged. Even worse, Washington policymakers seem out of ideas.Where the Jobs Are: Entrepreneurship and the Soul of the American Economy shows how America can restore its great job-creation machine.Recent research has demonstrated that virtually all net new job creation in the United States over the past thirty years has come from businesses less than a year old - true "start-ups." Start-up businesses create an average of three million new jobs each year, while existing businesses of any size or age shed a net average of about one million jobs annually.Unfortunately, the vital signs of America's job-creating entrepreneurial economy are flashing red alert. After remaining remarkably consistent for decades, the rate of new business formation has declined significant in recent years, and the number of new jobs created by new firms is also falling.In Where the Jobs Are, the authors recount the findings of a remarkable summer they spent traveling the country to meet and conduct roundtables with entrepreneurs in a dozen cities. More than 200 entrepreneurs participated - explaining in specific and vividly personal terms the issues, frustrations, and obstacles that are undermining their efforts to launch new businesses, expand existing young firms, and create jobs. Those obstacles include a dangerously underperforming education system, self-defeating immigration policies that thwart the attraction and retention of the world's best talent, access to capital difficulties, a mounting regulatory burden, unnecessary tax complexity, and severe Washington-produced economic uncertainty.In Where the Jobs Are, the authors: Explain how start-ups are different from existing businesses, large or small, and why they represent the engine of job creation; Reveal how policymakers' failure to understand the unique nature and needs of start-ups has undermined efforts to stimulate the economy following the Great Recession; and, Present a detailed, innovative, and uniquely credible 30-point policy agenda based on what America's job creators said they urgently need. Engaging and informative, Where the Jobs Are reveals with unprecedented precision and clarity the major obstacles undermining the fragile economic recovery, and provides a vitally important game plan to unleash the job-creating capacity of the entrepreneurial economy and put a beleaguered nation back to work"--

The space book : from the beginning to the end of time, 250 milestones in the history of space & astronomy / Jim Bell.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 4, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The space book : from the beginning to the end of time, 250 milestones in the history of space & astronomy / Jim Bell.
Author: Bell, Jim, 1965-
Call Number: QB981 .B37 2013
Description: Presents a series of 250 significant events in the history of astronomy and space exploration, from the original formation of the galaxies, to the space mission to the planet Mars, to speculation about the end of the universe.

How to watch television / edited by Ethan Thompson and Jason Mittell.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 2, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: How to watch television / edited by Ethan Thompson and Jason Mittell.
Call Number: PN1992.3.U5 H79 2013
Description: "We all have opinions about the television shows we watch, but television criticism is about much more than simply evaluating the merits of a particular show and deeming it 'good' or 'bad.' Rather, criticism uses the close examination of a television program to explore that program's cultural significance, creative strategies, and its place in a broader social context. How to Watch Television brings together forty original essays from today's leading scholars on television culture, writing about the programs they care (and think) the most about. Each essay focuses on a particular television show, demonstrating one way to read the program and, through it, our media culture. The essays model how to practice media criticism in accessible language, providing critical insights through analysis--suggesting a way of looking at TV that students and interested viewers might emulate. The contributors discuss a wide range of television programs past and present, covering many formats and genres, spanning fiction and non-fiction, broadcast and cable, providing a broad representation of the programs that are likely to be covered in a media studies course. While the book primarily focuses on American television, important programs with international origins and transnational circulation are also covered. Addressing television series from the medium's earliest days to contemporary online transformations of television, How to Watch Television is designed to engender classroom discussion among television critics of all backgrounds." -- Publisher's description.

Sport first aid / Melinda J. Flegel.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 29, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Sport first aid / Melinda J. Flegel.
Author: Flegel, Melinda J., 1958-
Call Number: RD97 .F525 2014

College chemistry / Jerome L. Rosenberg, Lawerence M. Epstein, Peter J. Krieger.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 28, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: College chemistry / Jerome L. Rosenberg, Lawerence M. Epstein, Peter J. Krieger.
Author: Rosenberg, Jerome Laib, 1921-
Call Number: QD41 .R67 2013

Comics as history, comics as literature : roles of the comic book in scholarship, society, and entertainment / edited by Annessa Ann Babic.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 28, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Comics as history, comics as literature : roles of the comic book in scholarship, society, and entertainment / edited by Annessa Ann Babic.
Call Number: PN6714 .C653 2014

The everything store : Jeff Bezos and the age of Amazon / Brad Stone.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 28, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The everything store : Jeff Bezos and the age of Amazon / Brad Stone.
Author: Stone, Brad,
Call Number: Z473.A485 S76 2013
Description: The first fly-on-the-wall narrative account of the world's largest online retailer and its genius creator, Jeff Bezos. --

Aurora Campus Display

Library News - May 28, 2014 - 3:15pm
  Come by the Aurora campus library to see the new display and pick out a classic or two for summer reading!  
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A better world, Inc. : how companies profit by solving global problems ... where governments cannot / Alice Korngold.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 28, 2014 - 7:40am
Title: A better world, Inc. : how companies profit by solving global problems ... where governments cannot / Alice Korngold.
Author: Korngold, Alice.
Call Number: HD60 .K66 2014

America's fiscal constitution : its triumph and collapse / Bill White.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 27, 2014 - 11:40am
Title: America's fiscal constitution : its triumph and collapse / Bill White.
Author: White, William H., 1954-
Call Number: HJ8119 .W45 2014

The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World

Library News - May 23, 2014 - 4:36pm
The importance of algorithms cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating sites. Some algorithms shape and control our world more than others — here are ten that are the most significant.
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Willie Nelson Donates Collection to the University of Texas

Library News - May 19, 2014 - 11:57am
Willie Nelson has donated a major part of his personal collection to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas in Austin.
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What Is a Book?

Library News - May 16, 2014 - 11:51am
"A book is more than a bag of words,...books as objects have a lot to tell us."
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