Unaccountable : what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care / by Marty Makary.

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Title: Unaccountable : what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care / by Marty Makary.
Author: Makary, Marty,
Call Number: R727.4 .M35 2013

Health promotion and aging : practical applications for health professionals / David Haber, PhD.

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Title: Health promotion and aging : practical applications for health professionals / David Haber, PhD.
Author: Haber, David, 1944-
Call Number: RA564.8 .H33 2013

Professionalism in health care : a primer for career success / Sherry Makely, Vanessa J. Austin, Quay Kester.

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Title: Professionalism in health care : a primer for career success / Sherry Makely, Vanessa J. Austin, Quay Kester.
Author: Makely, Sherry.
Call Number: R725.5 .M35 2013

Essentials of managed health care / [edited by] Peter R. Kongstvedt.

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Title: Essentials of managed health care / [edited by] Peter R. Kongstvedt.
Call Number: RA413 .E87 2013

To conserve unimpaired : the evolution of the national park idea / Robert B. Keiter.

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Title: To conserve unimpaired : the evolution of the national park idea / Robert B. Keiter.
Author: Keiter, Robert B., 1946-
Call Number: SB481.6 .K45 2013

The shame of the nation : the restoration of apartheid schooling in America / Jonathan Kozol.

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Title: The shame of the nation : the restoration of apartheid schooling in America / Jonathan Kozol.
Author: Kozol, Jonathan.
Call Number: LC212.62 .K69 2005
Description: "This is a book about betrayal of the young, who have no power to defend themselves. It is not intended to make readers comfortable." Visiting nearly 60 public schools, Kozol finds that conditions have grown worse for inner-city children in the 15 years since federal courts began dismantling the landmark 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. First, the segregation of black children is at a level not seen since 1968. Few of these students know any white children. Second, discipline modeled on methods traditionally used in prisons is targeted at black and Hispanic children. And third, liberal education in our inner-city schools has been increasingly replaced by culturally barren and robotic methods of instruction. Kozol pays tribute to those undefeated educators who persist against the odds, and offers a humane, dramatic challenge to our nation to fulfill at last the promise made some 50 years ago to all our youngest citizens.--From publisher description.

Men on strike : why men are boycotting marriage, fatherhood, and the American dream--and why it matters / by Helen Smith, Ph.D.

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Title: Men on strike : why men are boycotting marriage, fatherhood, and the American dream--and why it matters / by Helen Smith, Ph.D.
Author: Smith, Helen, 1961-
Call Number: HQ1090.3 .S65 2013
Description: American society has become anti-male. Men are sensing the backlash and are consciously and unconsciously going "on strike." They are dropping out of college, leaving the workforce, and avoiding marriage and fatherhood at alarming rates. The trend is so pronounced that a number of books have been written about this "man-child" phenomenon, concluding that men have taken a vacation from responsibility simply because they can. But why should men participate in a system that seems to be increasingly stacked against them? As Men on Strike demonstrates, men aren't dropping out because they are stuck in arrested development. They are instead acting rationally in response to the lack of incentives society offers them to be responsible fathers, husbands, and providers. In addition, men are going on strike because they do not want to be injured by the myriad of laws, attitudes, and hostility against them for the crime of happening to be male in the twenty-first century. Men are starting to fight back against the backlash. Men on Strike explains their battle cry, and offers helpful suggestions for men and for society.

Physics of the human body / Richard P. McCall.

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Title: Physics of the human body / Richard P. McCall.
Author: McCall, Richard Powell, 1955-
Call Number: QP34.5 .M3564 2010
Description: "Richard P. McCall's fascinating book explains how basic concepts of physics apply to the fundamental activities and responses of the human body, a veritable physics laboratory" "Blood pumping through our veins is a vital example of Poiseuille flow; the act of running requires friction to propel the runner forward; and the quality of our eyesight demonstrates how properties of light enable us to correct near- and far-sightedness." "Each chapter discusses a fundamental physics concept and relates it to the anatomy and physiology of applicable parts of the body. Topics include motion, fluids and pressure, temperature and heat, speech and hearing, electrical behaviors, optics, biological effects of radiation, and drug concentrations. Clear and compelling, with a limited amount of math, McCall's descriptions allow readers of all levels to appreciate the physics of the human physique." "Physics of the Human Body will help curious high school students, undergraduates with medical aspirations, and practicing medical professionals understand more about the underlying physics principles of the human body."--Jacket.

Heir to the Empire City : New York and the making of Theodore Roosevelt / Edward P. Kohn.

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Title: Heir to the Empire City : New York and the making of Theodore Roosevelt / Edward P. Kohn.
Author: Kohn, Edward P. (Edward Parliament), 1968-
Call Number: E757 .K64 2014
Description: "Theodore Roosevelt is best remembered as America's prototypical "cowboy" president--an outdoorsy, rough-riding figure who was as versatile with a six-shooter as he was with a pen, and who derived his political wisdom from a life spent in rugged and inhospitable environs: the Dakota Badlands, the battlefields of Cuba, and the African savannah. Roosevelt himself did little to dispel his outdoorsy aura, and for decades historians have bought into this mythology. Yet while such experiences certainly contributed to Roosevelt's progressive politics and abiding love of the natural world, they've played an excessive role in defining his biography. In fact, Roosevelt was a native Manhattanite who came of age in the upper crust of New York society, and the reformist, anti-corruption policies for which he would come to be known were firmly rooted in the realities of life in the 19th-century city. A riveting portrait of a man and a city on the brink of greatness, Heir to the Empire City reveals that Roosevelt was a New Yorker through and through, and that his true education took place not on the ranges of the West but on the mean streets of New York"--

Wide rivers crossed : the South Platte and the Illinois of the American prairie / Ellen Wohl.

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Title: Wide rivers crossed : the South Platte and the Illinois of the American prairie / Ellen Wohl.
Author: Wohl, Ellen E., 1962-
Call Number: GB1225.C6 W65 2013

The zero waste solution : untrashing the planet one community at a time / Paul Connett.

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Title: The zero waste solution : untrashing the planet one community at a time / Paul Connett.
Author: Connett, P. H. (Paul H.),
Call Number: TD793.95 .C66 2013
Description: Shows activists, planners, and entrepreneurs how to reenvision a community's waste-handling process by consuming less, turning organic waste into compost, recycling, reusing, and demanding nonwasteful product design.

Zapped : why your cell phone shouldn't be your alarm clock and 1,268 ways to outsmart the hazards of electronic pollution / Ann Louise Gittleman.

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Title: Zapped : why your cell phone shouldn't be your alarm clock and 1,268 ways to outsmart the hazards of electronic pollution / Ann Louise Gittleman.
Author: Gittleman, Ann Louise.
Call Number: RA569.3 .G58 2010
Description: "In the last 15 years alone, technology has expanded into every aspect of our lives. Today 84 percent of Americans own a cell phone, 89 million of us watch TV beamed to us by satellite, and you can't have a cup of coffee at Starbucks without being exposed to WI-FI. We are constantly being exposed to electromagnetic fields (EMFs), invisible lines of force that surround all electrical devices, and at a rate 100 million times greater than our grandparents were. We're being zapped--high levels of electromagnetic fields and the wavelengths and frequencies they produce have reached the point of toxicity, making us tired, irritable, and weak. Gittleman's groundbreaking book provides a proactive approach that counteracts the toxic effects from an almost constant bombardment of energy fields. This simple and effective program is based on the latest research, case studies, and years of clinical practice. In Zapped readers will learn the science behind digital allergies, and how to determine their level of sensitivity and measure the strength and location of harmful electromagnetic fields in your home and office. With step-by-step instruction the author walks you room-by-room, teaching you how to remake the force fields in your environment and create positive energy flow. Gittleman provides practical solutions to protect you and your family, providing a happy and healthy life coexisting with technology"--

Ethnomusicology : a very short introduction / Timothy Rice.

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Title: Ethnomusicology : a very short introduction / Timothy Rice.
Author: Rice, Timothy, 1945-
Call Number: ML3798 .R53 2014

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Obstetrics and gynecology at a glance / Errol R. Norwitz, John O. Schorge.

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Title: Obstetrics and gynecology at a glance / Errol R. Norwitz, John O. Schorge.
Author: Norwitz, Errol R.,
Call Number: RG110.N67 O37 2013
Description: "An illustrated review of the relevant information required on the obstetrics and gynaecology clerkship, with each topic presented in a double page spread, packed with charts, graphs, and photographs. Includes updated sections on reproductive endocrinology, infertility and urogynaecology"--Provided by publisher.

Medical genetics at a glance / Dorian J. Pritchard, Bruce R. Korf.

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Title: Medical genetics at a glance / Dorian J. Pritchard, Bruce R. Korf.
Author: Pritchard, D. J. (Dorian J.)
Call Number: RB155 .P6965 2013

Burqas, baseball, and apple pie : being Muslim in America / Ranya Tabari Idliby.

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Title: Burqas, baseball, and apple pie : being Muslim in America / Ranya Tabari Idliby.
Author: Idliby, Ranya, 1965-
Call Number: E184.M88 I35 2014
Description: "For many Americans, the words 'American' and 'Muslim' simply do not marry well; for many the combination is an anathema, a contradiction in values, loyalties, and identities. This is the story of one American Muslim family--the story of how, through their lives, their schools, their friends, and their neighbors, they end up living the challenges, myths, fears, hopes, and dreams of all Americans. They are challenged both by Muslims who speak for them and by Americans who reject them. In this moving memoir, Idliby discusses not only coming to terms with what it means to be Muslim today, but how to raise and teach her children about their heritage and religious legacy. She explores life as a Muslim in a world where hostility towards Muslims runs rampant, where there is an entire industry financed and supported by think tanks, authors, film makers, and individual vigilantes whose sole purpose is to vilify and spread fear about all things Muslim. Her story is quintessentially American, a story of the struggles of assimilation and acceptance in a climate of confusion and prejudice--a story for anyone who has experienced being an "outsider" inside your own home country"--

What is chemistry? / Peter Atkins.

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Title: What is chemistry? / Peter Atkins.
Author: Atkins, P. W. (Peter William), 1940-
Call Number: QD37 .A85 2013
Description: Most people remember chemistry from their schooldays as a subject that was largely incomprehensible, fact-rich but understanding-poor, smelly, and so far removed from the real world of events and pleasures that there seemed little point, except for the most introverted, in coming to terms with its grubby concepts, spells, recipes, and rules. Peter Atkins wants to change all that. In What is Chemistry? he encourages us to look at chemistry anew, through a chemist's eyes, to understand its central concepts and to see how it contributes not only towards our material comfort, but also to human cul.

Obstetrics and gynecology / American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) ; with Charles R.B. Beckmann ... [et al.].

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Title: Obstetrics and gynecology / American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) ; with Charles R.B. Beckmann ... [et al.].
Call Number: RG101 .O24 2014

Perinatal nursing / [edited by] Kathleen Rice Simpson, Patricia A. Creehan.

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Title: Perinatal nursing / [edited by] Kathleen Rice Simpson, Patricia A. Creehan.
Call Number: RG951 .A985 2014
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