Computer graphics : principles and practice / John F. Hughes, Andries van Dam, Morgan McGuire, David F. Sklar, James D. Foley, Steven K. Feiner, Kurt Akeley.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Computer graphics : principles and practice / John F. Hughes, Andries van Dam, Morgan McGuire, David F. Sklar, James D. Foley, Steven K. Feiner, Kurt Akeley.
Author: Hughes, John F., 1955-
Call Number: T385 .C5735 2014

The vegetarian crusade : the rise of an American reform movement, 1817-1921 / Adam D. Shprintzen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: The vegetarian crusade : the rise of an American reform movement, 1817-1921 / Adam D. Shprintzen.
Author: Shprintzen, Adam D.
Call Number: TX392 .S446 2013
Description: "Vegetarianism has been practiced in the United States since the country's founding, yet the early years of the movement have been woefully misunderstood and understudied. Through the Civil War, the vegetarian movement focused on social and political reform, but by the late nineteenth century, the movement became a path for personal strength and success in a newly individualistic, consumption-driven economy. This development led to greater expansion and acceptance of vegetarianism in mainstream society. So argues Adam D. Shprintzen in his lively history of early American vegetarianism and social reform. From Bible Christians to Grahamites, the American Vegetarian Society to the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Shprintzen explores the diverse proponents of reform-motivated vegetarianism and explains how each of these groups used diet as a response to changing social and political conditions. By examining the advocates of vegetarianism, including institutions, organizations, activists, and publications, Shprintzen explores how an idea grew into a nationwide community united not only by diet but also by broader goals of social reform." --Book jacket.

Lure of the arcane : the literature of cult and conspiracy / Theodore Ziolkowski.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Lure of the arcane : the literature of cult and conspiracy / Theodore Ziolkowski.
Author: Ziolkowski, Theodore.
Call Number: PN56.C675 Z56 2013
Description: Fascination with the arcane is a driving force in this comprehensive survey of conspiracy fiction. Theodore Ziolkowski traces the evolution of cults, orders, lodges, secret societies, and conspiracies through various literary manifestations--drama, romance, epic, novel, opera--down to the thrillers of the twenty-first century.

‘The Cloud’ and Other Dangerous Metaphors

Library News - February 25, 2015 - 4:35pm
As a concept, data constantly eludes crisp definition.
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The Anti-Information Age

Library News - February 17, 2015 - 5:23pm
Please note: Censorship is flourishing in the information age.
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Our changing journey to the end : reshaping death, dying, and grief in America / Christina Staudt, PhD and J. Harold Ellens, PhD, editors.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 16, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: Our changing journey to the end : reshaping death, dying, and grief in America / Christina Staudt, PhD and J. Harold Ellens, PhD, editors.
Author: Staudt, Christina, Ph.D. (EDT)/ Ellens, J. Harold, Ph.D. (EDT)
Call Number: R726.8 .O87 2014

All bets are off : losers, liars, and recovery from gambling addiction / Arnie and Sheila Wexler with Steve Jacobson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 16, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: All bets are off : losers, liars, and recovery from gambling addiction / Arnie and Sheila Wexler with Steve Jacobson.
Author: Wexler, Arnie,
Call Number: RC569.5.G35 W49 2014

Cataloging the world : Paul Otlet and the birth of the information age / Alex Wright.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 14, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Cataloging the world : Paul Otlet and the birth of the information age / Alex Wright.
Author: Wright, Alex, 1966-
Call Number: Z1004.O83 W75 2014

Marissa Mayer and the fight to save Yahoo! / Nicholas Carlson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 14, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Marissa Mayer and the fight to save Yahoo! / Nicholas Carlson.
Author: Carlson, Nicholas.
Call Number: HD9696.8.U64 Y3437 2015
Description: "A page-turning, warts-and-all narrative about Marissa Mayer's efforts to remake Yahoo as well as her own rise from Stanford University undergrad to CEO of a $30 billion corporation by the age of 38"--

Fractals : a very short introduction / Kenneth Falconer.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 13, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Fractals : a very short introduction / Kenneth Falconer.
Author: Falconer, K. J., 1952-
Call Number: QA614.86 .F352 2013

Resister : a story of protest and prison during the Vietnam War / Bruce Dancis.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 9, 2015 - 6:40am
Title: Resister : a story of protest and prison during the Vietnam War / Bruce Dancis.
Author: Dancis, Bruce,
Call Number: DS559.8.D7 D36 2014

#PrivacyProject: “I give this app permission to…” (video)

Library News - February 6, 2015 - 4:09pm
Some of the most popular apps on your smartphone ask for permissions that expose data to outside sources. In this video, people were asked to read some of these permissions out loud.
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Neil Gaiman: “Read the books you love…”

Library News - February 6, 2015 - 11:43am
Neil Gaiman says "Read the books you love..."
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The head of the FCC just proposed the strongest net neutrality rules ever

Library News - February 4, 2015 - 5:09pm
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday proposed the "strongest open Internet protections" the Web has ever seen. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said by placing broadband Internet providers such as Comcast and Verizon Wireless under a stricter regulatory regime, consumers would be ensured an open Internet.
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February Month Book Display

Library News - February 4, 2015 - 9:09am
Check out the wide selection of books and DVDs concerning our African-American Heritage Month at the Todd Library.
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President Tweaks the Rules on Data Collection

Library News - February 3, 2015 - 11:44am
The Obama administration will announce new rules requiring intelligence analysts to delete private information they may *incidentally* collect about Americans that has no intelligence purpose.
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Evidence-based review in policy and practice / editor, Alan Pearson ; consulting editor, Stephen D. Krau.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 3, 2015 - 9:40am
Title: Evidence-based review in policy and practice / editor, Alan Pearson ; consulting editor, Stephen D. Krau.
Call Number: RT1 .N77 v. 49 no. 4

Integrating evidence into practice for impact / editors, Debra D. Mark, Marita G. Titler, Rene'e W. Latimer ; consulting editor Stephen D. Krau.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 3, 2015 - 9:40am
Title: Integrating evidence into practice for impact / editors, Debra D. Mark, Marita G. Titler, Rene'e W. Latimer ; consulting editor Stephen D. Krau.
Call Number: RT1 .N77 v.49 no.3
Description: The advancement of nursing interventions and knowledge of effective nursing protocols to achieve optimal outcomes has exploded in the last decade. Awareness of evidence to support nursing practice has not grown as rapidly as the valuable resources that are available. Educating nurses to achieve optimal outcomes based on the best evidence available is among the greatest challenges that emerge in the health care environment mandated to change. The profession of nursing is indebted to organizations such as the Robert Wood Foundation that not only supports the development of research for use in practice but also provides support for the translation of research into practice. For, what good is the best evidence if it does not transition into practice, or is not effectively utilized? What good is the most beautiful sounding bell, if not rung, or the most endearing song, if not sung? -- http://www.nursing.theclinics.com/

Mushrooms of the Midwest / Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 3, 2015 - 9:40am
Title: Mushrooms of the Midwest / Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven.
Author: Kuo, Michael, 1963-
Call Number: QK605.5.M53 K86 2014
Description: "An illustrated guide to the Midwest's many mushrooms. Fusing general interest in mushrooming with serious scholarship, Mushrooms of the Midwest describes and illustrates over five hundred of the region's mushroom species. From the cold conifer bogs of northern Michigan to the steamy oak forests of Missouri, the book offers a broad cross-section of the fungi, edible and not, that can be found growing in the Midwest's diverse ecosystems. With hundreds of color illustrations, Mushrooms of the Midwest is ideal for amateur and expert mushroomers alike. Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven provide identification keys and thorough descriptions. The authors discuss the DNA revolution in mycology and its consequences for classification and identification, as well as the need for well-documented contemporary collections of mushrooms. Unlike most field guides, Mushrooms of the Midwest includes an extensive introduction to the use of a microscope in mushroom identification. In addition, Kuo and Methven give recommendations for scientific mushroom collecting, with special focus on ecological data and guidelines for preserving specimens. Lists of amateur mycological associations and herbaria of the Midwest are also included."--Publisher description.

Abandoned America : the age of consequences / Matthew Christopher.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 3, 2015 - 9:40am
Title: Abandoned America : the age of consequences / Matthew Christopher.
Author: Christopher, Matthew.
Call Number: NH444 .C475 2014
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