Pharmacy : an introduction to the profession / L. Michael Posey, Abir A. Kahaleh.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 5, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Pharmacy : an introduction to the profession / L. Michael Posey, Abir A. Kahaleh.
Author: Posey, L. Michael,
Call Number: RS122.5 .P67 2016
Description: In this updated third edition, the author give readers an insider's perspective on the workings of the pharmacy profession. They discuss key topics such as government regulation, career pathways, membership organizations, communication skills, and ethics. In addition, they address how patient care services are changing the practice of pharmacy.

The city of tomorrow : sensors, networks, hackers, and the future of urban life / Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 5, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: The city of tomorrow : sensors, networks, hackers, and the future of urban life / Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel.
Author: Ratti, Carlo,
Call Number: HT153 .R37 2016
Description: "Since cities emerged ten thousand years ago, they have become one of the most impressive artifacts of humanity. But their evolution has been anything but linear— cities have gone through moments of radical change, turning points that redefine their very essence. In this book, a renowned architect and urban planner who studies the intersection of cities and technology argues that we are in such a moment. The authors explain some of the forces behind urban change and offer new visions of the many possibilities for tomorrow’ s city. Pervasive digital systems that layer our cities are transforming urban life. The authors provide a front-row seat to this change. Their work at the MIT Senseable City Laboratory allows experimentation and implementation of a variety of urban initiatives and concepts, from assistive condition-monitoring bicycles to trash with embedded tracking sensors, from mobility to energy, from participation to production. They call for a new approach to envisioning cities: futurecraft, a symbiotic development of urban ideas by designers and the public. With such participation, we can collectively imagine, examine, choose, and shape the most desirable future of our cities." -- Provided by publisher.

May’s Book Display

Library News - May 4, 2017 - 8:33am
Tribute to Nurses during the month of May. Congrats to our WCC graduating nurses as well.
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Women officeholders and the role models who pioneered the way / Karen L. Owen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 2, 2017 - 4:40am
Title: Women officeholders and the role models who pioneered the way / Karen L. Owen.
Author: Owen, Karen, 1979-
Call Number: HQ1391.U5 O95 2017

The second line of defense : American women and World War I / Lynn Dumenil.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 2, 2017 - 4:40am
Title: The second line of defense : American women and World War I / Lynn Dumenil.
Author: Dumenil, Lynn, 1950-
Call Number: D639.W7 D86 2017

Drone nation : the political economy of America's new way of war / Geoff Martin, Erin Steuter.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 2, 2017 - 4:40am
Title: Drone nation : the political economy of America's new way of war / Geoff Martin, Erin Steuter.
Author: Martin, Geoff, 1963-
Call Number: UG1242.D7 M37 2017
Description: Drone Nation provides historical context for the rise and acceptance of drone warfare by the United States and examines likely impacts of drone use. This gradual and important change signals a major departure from the traditional embrace of international law, military ethics, and domestic privacy.

Water planet : the culture, politics, economics, and sustainability of water on Earth / Camille Gaskin-Reyes, editor.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - May 2, 2017 - 4:40am
Title: Water planet : the culture, politics, economics, and sustainability of water on Earth / Camille Gaskin-Reyes, editor.
Call Number: HD1691 .W3254 2016

The persistence of gender inequality / Mary Evans.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 28, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The persistence of gender inequality / Mary Evans.
Author: Evans, Mary, 1946-
Call Number: HQ1237 .E9175 2017
Description: Despite centuries of campaigning, women still earn less and have less power than men. Equality remains a goal not yet reached. In this incisive account of why this is the case, Mary Evans argues that optimistic narratives of progress and emancipation have served to obscure long-term structural inequalities between women and men, structural inequalities which are not only about gender but also about general social inequality. In widening the lenses on the persistence of gender inequality, Evans shows how in contemporary debates about social inequality gender is often ignored, implicitly side-lining critical aspects of relations between women and men. This engaging short book attempts to join up some of the dots in the ways that we think about both social and gender inequality, and offers a new perspective on a problem that still demands society's full attention. .505. 00

Personalities on the plate : the lives and minds of animals we eat / Barbara J. King.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 28, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Personalities on the plate : the lives and minds of animals we eat / Barbara J. King.
Author: King, Barbara J., 1956-
Call Number: SF41 .K553 2017
Description: "Rooted in the latest science, and built on a mix of firsthand experience (including entomophagy, which, yes, is what you think it is) and close engagement with the work of scientists, farmers, vets, and chefs, Personalities on the plate is an unforgettable journey through the world of animals we eat."--Jacket flap.

At home with the Aztecs : an archaeologist uncovers their daily life / Michael E. Smith.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 28, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: At home with the Aztecs : an archaeologist uncovers their daily life / Michael E. Smith.
Author: Smith, Michael Ernest, 1953-
Call Number: F1219.76.S64 S65 2016
Description: "At Home with the Aztecs provides a fresh view of Aztec society, focusing on households and communities instead of kings, pyramids, and human sacrifice. This new approach offers an opportunity to humanize the Aztecs, moving past the popular stereotype of sacrificial maniacs to demonstrate that these were successful and prosperous communities. Michael Smith also engagingly describes the scientific, logistic and personal dimensions of archaeological fieldwork, drawing on decades of excavating experience and considering how his research was affected by his interaction with contemporary Mexican communities. Through first-hand accounts of the ways archaeologists interpret sites and artifacts, the book illuminates how the archaeological process can provide information about ancient families. Facilitating a richer understanding of the Aztec world, Smith's research also redefines success, prosperity and resilience in ancient societies, making this book suitable not only for those interested in the Aztecs but in the examination of complex societies in general."--Back cover.

Seven deadly sins : constitutional rights and the criminal justice system / David R. Lynch, Molly Sween, Mark Denniston, and Bruce Bayley.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 28, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Seven deadly sins : constitutional rights and the criminal justice system / David R. Lynch, Molly Sween, Mark Denniston, and Bruce Bayley.
Author: Lynch, David R. (David Richard),
Call Number: KF9223 .L96 2016
Description: "Seven Deadly Sins presents seven core constitutional virtues, introduced to the reader via their mirror opposites, which the authors call the "seven deadly constitutional sins" of the criminal justice system. These negative attributes or "sins" are: intolerance, subterfuge, intrusiveness, craftiness, favoritism, cruelty, and subservience to authority. Some of these negative attributes are housed entirely in one amendment to the constitution (e.g. cruelty) while others span several areas of the Bill of Rights (e.g., subservience to authority). Each negative trait is presented in two companion chapters. The first of the two chapters introduces the negative trait (e.g., "intolerance") and establishes its constitutional place via a presentation of various, appellate law decisions written in language suitable for an undergraduate student. The second, or companion, chapter then presents real world, non-legal "stories" from the field in the areas of policing and corrections that illustrate the trait using a more "hands on" approach."--Back cover.

Richard Nixon : the life / John A. Farrell.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 28, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Richard Nixon : the life / John A. Farrell.
Author: Farrell, John A. (John Aloysius),
Call Number: E856 .F37 2017
Description: "Richard Nixon opens with young Navy lieutenant "Nick" Nixon returning from the Pacific and setting his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon's finer attributes quickly gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. It is a stunning overture to John A. Farrell's magisterial portrait of a man who embodied postwar American cynicism. Within four years of that first win, Nixon would be a U.S. senator; in six the vice president of the United States of America. "Few came so far, so fast, and so alone, " Farrell writes. Finally president, Nixon's staff was full of bright young men who devised forward-thinking reforms addressing health care, poverty, civil rights, and protection of the environment. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. He aspired to make his mark on the world stage instead, and his 1972 opening to China was the first great crack in the Cold War. Nixon had another legacy, too: an America divided and polarized. It was Nixon who launched the McCarthy era, who set South against North, and who spurred the Silent Majority to despise and distrust the country's elites. He persuaded Americans to gnaw, as he did, on grievances--and to look at one another as enemies. Finally, in August 1974, after two years of the mesmerizing intrigue and scandal known as Watergate, Nixon became the only president to resign in disgrace. Richard Nixon is an enthralling tour de force biography of our darkest president, one that reviewers will hail as a defining portrait, and the full life of Nixon readers have awaited"--

Poems Containing History : Twentieth-Century american poetry's engagement with the past / Gary Grieve-Carlson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 27, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Poems Containing History : Twentieth-Century american poetry's engagement with the past / Gary Grieve-Carlson.
Author: Grieve-Carlson, Gary.
Call Number: PS310.H57 G84 2013

Advances in oncology nursing / editor, Margaret Barton-Burke.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 24, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Advances in oncology nursing / editor, Margaret Barton-Burke.
Call Number: RT1 .N77 v.52 no.1 2017

April’s Book Display

Library News - April 19, 2017 - 7:44am
United States officially declares war on Germany and its allies on April 6, 1917. come visit our blog and collection during the month of April 2017.
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Metabolism at a glance / J.G. Salway.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 18, 2017 - 6:40am
Title: Metabolism at a glance / J.G. Salway.
Author: Salway, J. G.,
Call Number: QP171

Divided we stand : the battle over women's rights and family values that polarized American politics / Marjorie J. Spruill.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 17, 2017 - 6:40pm
Title: Divided we stand : the battle over women's rights and family values that polarized American politics / Marjorie J. Spruill.
Author: Spruill, Marjorie Julian, 1951-
Call Number: HQ1421 .S683 2017
Description: "Gloria Steinem was quoted in 2015 (in the New Yorker) as saying the National Women's Conference in 1977 "may take the prize as the most important event nobody knows about." After the United Nations established International Women's Year (IWY) in 1975, Congress mandated and funded state conferences to elect delegates to attend the National Women's Conference in Houston in 1977, where Bella Abzug, Gloria Steinem, and other feminists endorsed a platform supporting abortion rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and gay rights. Across town, Phyllis Schlafly, Lottie Beth Hobbs, and the conservative women's movement held a massive rally to protest federally funded feminism and launch a pro-family movement. Divided We Stand explores the role social issues have played in politics by reprising the battle between feminists and their conservative challengers, leading to Democrats supporting women's rights and Republicans casting themselves as the party of family values. As the 2016 presidential election made clear, the women's rights movement and the conservative women's movement have irrevocably affected the course of modern American politics. We cannot fully understand the present without appreciating the pivotal events that transpired in Houston and immediately thereafter."--Jacket.

#Republic : divided democracy in the age of social media / Cass R. Sunstein.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 17, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: #Republic : divided democracy in the age of social media / Cass R. Sunstein.
Author: Sunstein, Cass R.,
Call Number: HM851 .S869 2017
Description: "As the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy. Social media companies such as Facebook can sort us ever more efficiently into groups of the like-minded, creating echo chambers that amplify our views. It's no accident that on some occasions, people of different political views cannot even understand each other. It's also no surprise that terrorist groups have been able to exploit social media to deadly effect. Welcome to the age of #Republic. In this revealing book, Cass Sunstein, the New York Times bestselling author of Nudge and The World According to Star Wars, shows how today's Internet is driving political fragmentation, polarization, and even extremism--and what can be done about it. Thoroughly rethinking the critical relationship between democracy and the Internet, Sunstein describes how the online world creates "cybercascades, " exploits "confirmation bias, " and assists "polarization entrepreneurs." And he explains why online fragmentation endangers the shared conversations, experiences, and understandings that are the lifeblood of democracy. In response, Sunstein proposes practical and legal changes to make the Internet friendlier to democratic deliberation. These changes would get us out of our information cocoons by increasing the frequency of unchosen, unplanned encounters and exposing us to people, places, things, and ideas that we would never have picked for our Twitter feed. #Republic need not be an ironic term. As Sunstein shows, it can be a rallying cry for the kind of democracy that citizens of diverse societies most need."--

Case studies on safety, bullying, and social media in schools : current issues in educational leadership / Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Kenneth Jenks.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 17, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Case studies on safety, bullying, and social media in schools : current issues in educational leadership / Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Kenneth Jenks.
Author: Trujillo-Jenks, Laura.
Call Number: LB2831.62 .T78 2016
Description: "Case Studies on Safety, Bullying, and Social Media in Schools addresses the most topical issues facing school leaders today--including bullying, harassment, inappropriate use of social media, drug use, and school safety. This case book helps aspiring educational leaders prepare and respond to even the most difficult situations that occur on school campuses and in the school community. Bridging theory and practice, each chapter includes a detailed case, artifacts for analysis, explanation of relevant case and federal law, and guiding questions for discussion. Adapted from real-world examples, the case studies in this timely resource serve as essential exercises for aspiring and practicing leaders to ensure student safety and success."--Back cover.

Experimenting on a small planet : a history of scientific discoveries, a future of climate change and global warming / William W. Hay ; Greg and Bill work on the new edition.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 17, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Experimenting on a small planet : a history of scientific discoveries, a future of climate change and global warming / William W. Hay ; Greg and Bill work on the new edition.
Author: Hay, William W., 1934-
Call Number: QC981 .H39 2016
Description: This book is a thorough introduction to climate science and global change. The author is a geologist who has spent much of his life investigating the climate of Earth from a time when it was warm and dinosaurs roamed the land, to today's changing climate. Bill Hay takes you on a journey to understand how the climate system works. He explores how humans are unintentionally conducting a grand uncontrolled experiment which is leading to unanticipated changes. We follow the twisting path of seemingly unrelated discoveries in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and even mathematics to learn how they led to our present knowledge of how our planet works. He explains why the weather is becoming increasingly chaotic as our planet warms at a rate far faster than at any time in its geologic past. He speculates on possible future outcomes, and suggests that nature itself may make some unexpected course corrections. Although the book is written for the layman with little knowledge of science or mathematics, it includes information from many diverse fields to provide even those actively working in the field of climatology with a broader view of this developing drama. Experimenting on a Small Planet is a must read for anyone having more than a casual interest in global warming and climate change - one of the most important and challenging issues of our time. This new edition includes actual data from climate science into 2014. Numerous powerpoint slides allow lecturers and teachers to more effectively use the book as a basis for climate change education.
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