New Books

Agriculture

DDT and the American century : global health environmental politics and the pesticide that changed the world / David Kinkela
Praised for its ability to kill insects effectively and cheaply and reviled as an ecological hazard DDT continues to engender passion across the political spectrum as one of the world's most controversial chemical pesticides. In DDT and the American Century David Kinkela chronicles the use of DDT around the world from 1941 to the present with a particular focus on the United States which has played a critical role in encouraging the global use of the pesticide. The banning of DDT in the United States in 1972 is generally regraded as a signal triumph for the American environmental movement. Yet DDT's function as a tool of U.S. foreign policy and its use in international development projects designed to solve problems of disease and famine made it an integral component of the so-called American Century. The varying ways in which scientists philanthropic foundations corporations national governments and transnational institutions assessed and adjudicated the balance of risks and benefits of DDT within and beyond America's borders Kinkela argues demonstrates the gap that existed between global and U.S. perspectives on DDT. DDT and the American Century offers a unique approach to understanding modern environmentalism in a global context
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Dying on the vine : how phylloxera transformed wine / George Gale
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The fate of the forest : developers destroyers and defenders of the Amazon / Susanna Hecht and Alexander Cockburn
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The Kentucky Derby : how the run for the roses became America's premier sporting event / James C. Nicholson foreword by Chris McCarron
Provides a complete history of the Kentucky Derby examining the tradition spectacle culture and evolution of an event that has marveled America--and the world--for more than 130 years
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Never Say Die : a Kentucky colt the Epsom Derby and the rise of the modern thoroughbred industry / James C. Nicholson foreword by Pete Best
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Education

A child's brain : understanding how the brain works develops and changes during the critical stages of childhood / Robert Sylwester
A child's brain helps parents and educators understand the biological emotional and neurological changes of childhood so they can support children's learning socialization and growth. --Back cover
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A faculty guide for succeeding in academe / Darla J. Twale
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A ten-minute approach to educational leadership : a handbook of insights for all level administrators / Robert Palestini
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The ABC's of classroom management : an A-Z sampler for designing your learning community / by Pamela A. Kramer Ertel and Madeline Kovarik
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Ask don't tell : powerful questioning in the classroom / Angela Peery Polly Patrick Deb Moore
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Behind the academic curtain : how to find success and happiness with a PhD / Frank F. Furstenberg
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Bringing insider perspectives into inclusive teacher learning : potentials and challenges for educational professionals / edited by Phyllis Jones
This fascinating text offers a compelling argument for the need to include insider perspectives of disability in teacher education programs in order to enrich professional understandings and shed light on the reality of living with a disability. With contributions from a highly experienced team of authors from a wide range of educational settings Bringing Insider Perspectives into Inclusive Teacher Learning includes case studies and research projects on how teacher educators gather interpret and integrate insider perspectives into teacher education programs along with practical strategies as to how educators can develop programs more sensitive to the experiences of 'insiders'. Questions addressed include: - How do teacher educator researchers gather insider perspectives? - What are some of the barriers and challenges involved? - What critical experiences and lessons can be learned from teacher educators who have integrated insider perspectives? - How can insider perspectives bring about a more meaningful inclusion of students with disabilities? Offering a range of different methodologies to engage students parents teachers school leaders and teacher educators this thought-provoking book provides practical ideas about how insider perspectives can enhance teacher learning and support greater inclusive practices in schools. This text will be useful to university lecturers teachers and education specialists as well as students of educational studies and ITE courses from foundation degree level through to undergraduate and postgraduate study -- Provided by publisher
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Career and technical education : elements and considerations for vocational education policy / Margareta Villega editor
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Chicana/o struggles for education : activism in the community / Guadalupe San Miguel Jr
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Citizenship and the school / by P.B. Showan
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Citizenship education in China : preparing citizens for the Chinese century / edited by Kerry J. Kennedy Gregory P. Fairbrother and Zhao Zhenzhou
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Common core state standards for grades 2-3 : language arts instructional strategies and activities / Michelle Manville
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Common core state standards for grades 4-5 : language arts instructional strategies and activities / Michelle Manville
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Common core state standards for grades K-1 : language arts instructional strategies and activities / Michelle Manville
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Confronting challenges to the liberal arts curriculum : perspectives of developing and transitional countries / edited by Patti McGill Peterson
Comparative research on higher education in developing and transitional countries is often focused on such issues as access finance student mobility and the impact of globalization but there has been little attention to curriculum and the forces that shape it. Confronting Challenges to the Liberal Arts Curriculum fills an important gap in the literature by examining the context content challenges and successes of implementing liberal arts coursework within undergraduate curriculum. In order to fully understand the place of liberal education in each location chapter authors have employed a wide lens to investigate the influences upon curricular content in China India Mexico Pakistan Poland Russia South Africa and Turkey. Thus this volume explores how curricular content is decided how educational programs are being structured and whether countries are viewing higher education as more than just the preparation of students for specialized knowledge. By providing detailed case studies of these countries at crucial transition points in their higher education systems each chapter outlines the state of higher education system and the government's role the impact of imported models the presence of a liberal education the curricular formation and best examples of successful programs. Ultimately this volume depicts how global influences have come to rest in developing countries and how market forces far removed from faculty and students have shaped the undergraduate curriculum. This valuable book will be of interest to scholars and researchers in Higher Education as well as practitioners working to foster student and faculty exchange and raise awareness of curricular issues -- Provided by publisher
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Cultivating inquiry-driven learners : a college education for the 21st century / Clifton Conrad and Laura Dunek
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Data wise : a step-by-step guide to using assessment results to improve teaching and learning / edited by Kathryn Parker Boudett Elizabeth A. City Richard J. Murnane
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Decentering the ivory tower of academia / Dianne Ramdeholl editor
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Designing web-based applications for 21st century writing classrooms / edited by George Pullman Georgia State University and Baotong Gu Georgia State University series editor Charles H. Sides
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Dialogic : education for the Internet age / Rupert Wegerif
Dialogic: Education for the Digital Age argues that despite rapid advances in communications technology most educational research still relies on traditional approaches to education built upon the logic of print and dependent on the notion that there is a single true representation of reality. In practice the use of the Internet disrupts this traditional logic of education by offering an experience of knowledge as participatory and multiple. The challenge identified in Wegerif's text is the growing need to develop a new understanding of education that will encourage us to provide new policies and hold the potential to transform educational pedagogy and meet the realities of the digital age. This new logic of education is dialogic and characterises education as learning to learn think and thrive in the context of working with multiple perspectives and ultimate uncertainty. The book builds upon the simple contrast between observing dialogue from an outside point of view and participating in a dialogue from the inside before pinpointing an essential feature of dialogic: the gap or difference between voices in dialogue which is understood as an irreducible source of meaning. Each chapter of the book applies this dialogic thinking to a specific challenge facing education re-thinking the challenge and revealing a new theory of education. Areas covered in the book include: - dialogical learning and cognition - dialogical learning and emotional intelligence - educational technology dialogic 'spaces' and consciousness - global dialogue and global citizenship - dialogic theories of science and maths education -- Provided by publisher
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Early childhood education for a new era : leading for our profession / Stacie G. Goffin foreword by Mary Jean Schumann
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Early childhood literacy : the National Early Literacy Panel and beyond / edited by Timothy Shanahan and Christopher J. Lonigan
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Effective inclusion strategies for elementary teachers : reach and teach every child in your classroom / by Cynthia G. Simpson Jessica Reuter and Jeffrey P. Bakken
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Everyone teaches and everyone learns : the professional development school way / Lourdes Z. Mitchel
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Exploiting children : school board members who cross the line / Matt Spencer
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Feedback in higher and professional education : understanding it and doing it well / edited by David Boud and Elizabeth Molloy
Learners complain that they do not get enough feedback and educators resent that although they put considerable time into generating feedback students take little notice of it. Both parties agree that it is very important. Feedback in Higher and Professional Education explores what needs to be done to make feedback more effective. It examines the problem of feedback and suggests that there is a lack of clarity and shared meaning about what it is and what constitutes doing it well. It argues that new ways of thinking about feedback are needed. There has been considerable development in research on feedback in recent years but surprisingly little awareness of what needs to be done to improve it and good ideas are not translated into action. The book provides a multi-disciplinary and international account of the role of feedback in higher and professional education. It challenges three conventional assumptions about feedback in learning: - That feedback constitutes one-way flow of information from a knowledgeable person to a less knowledgeable person. - That the job of feedback is complete with the imparting of performance-related information. - That a generic model of best-practice feedback can be applied to all learners and all learning situations -- Provided by publisher
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Finding joy in teaching students of diverse backgrounds : culturally responsive and socially just practices in U.S. classrooms / Sonia Nieto
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Generation on a tightrope : a portrait of today's college student / Arthur Levine and Diane R. Dean
An understanding of today's college students is vital to the effectiveness of our nation's colleges and universities. The third in a series on college student expectations aspirations academics attitudes values beliefs social life and politics this book presents an accurate portrait of today's undergraduate college students. Covering the main topic areas of the two previous works it also contains new chapters and makes comparisons across generations. Timely and comprehensive this volume gives researchers practitioners and policymakers a much-needed grasp of the forces shaping the experiences of current undergraduates --Provided by publisher
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Getting to graduation : the completion agenda in higher education / edited by Andrew P. Kelly & Mark Schneider
The United States long considered to have the best higher education in the world now ranks eleventh in the proportion of 25- to 34-year-olds with a college degree. As other countries have made dramatic gains in degree attainment the U.S. has improved more slowly. In response President Obama recently laid out a national completion agenda with the goal of making the U.S. the best-educated nation in the world by the year 2020. Getting to Graduation explores the reforms that we must pursue to recover a position of international leadership in higher education as well as the obstacles to those reforms. This new completion agenda puts increased pressure on institutions to promote student success and improve institutional productivity in a time of declining public revenue. In this volume scholars of higher education and public policymakers describe promising directions for reform. They argue that it is essential to redefine postsecondary education and to consider a broader range of learning opportunities--beyond the research university and traditional bachelor degree programs--to include community colleges occupational certificate programs and apprenticeships. The authors also emphasize the need to rethink policies governing financial aid remediation and institutional funding to promote degree completion
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How to be a brilliant FE teacher : a practical guide to being effective and innovative / Vicky Duckworth
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Interpersonal regulation of learning and motivation : methodological advances / edited by Simone Volet and Marja Vauras
Interpersonal Regulation of Learning and Motivation is the first book in the field to focus on major methodological advances in research on interpersonal regulation and motivation in learning. Interest in developing ways of capturing the dynamics of interpersonal regulation of learning and motivation in real-life activities is growing rapidly. Understanding the dynamics of learning and motivation in groups is particularly timely given the increased use of collaborative learning activities in schools and university settings as well as through face-to-face and computer supported collaborative learningSCL) environments. While groups and collections of individuals in social interaction are expected to bring their own motivations and goals to the learning situations it is also assumed that these are further shaped through interaction as the group activity evolves. Research methodology publications in the field of learning regulation and motivation are still dominated by a focus on the individual. The study of collaborative learning at both conceptual and methodological level has not incorporated the significance of social regulatory processes of learning and motivation. This is a new development in the field and one covered by this book. Areas covered include: - Meta-cognition and collaborative learning - Self and co-regulation - Teacher-Student interaction - Interpersonal learning and achievement - Motivation identity and learning Interpersonal Regulation of Learning and Motivation brings together the work of scholars who have been studying interpersonal regulation of learning and motivation at the boundaries of the individual and the social and who have made original methodological contributions to the study of interactive learning environments -- Provided by publisher
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Introducing Piaget : a guide for practitioners and students in early years education / Ann Marie Halpenny and Jan Pettersen
Jean Piaget was one of the most significant contributors to our current understanding of how children think and learn from birth through to adolescence. This book captures the key concepts and principles of Piaget's fascinating work on children's thinking and explore how thinking evolves and develops from infancy through the early years and beyond. Areas covered in Introducing Piaget include: key milestones and achievements in children's thinking understanding the physical world through senses and movement in infancy supporting the emergence of symbolic thought and language in the early years understanding object permanence implications of egocentric thinking in early childhood learning and development. Throughout the book the consequences of these developments for children's social emotional and intellectual development are discussed
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Learning patterns in higher education : dimensions and research perspectives / edited by David Gijbels Vincent Donche Jonathan Richardson and Jan Vermunt
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Media and digital literacies in secondary school / Reijo Kupiainen
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New methods of literacy research / Edited by Peggy Albers Teri Holbrook and Amy Seely Flint
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The parent backpack for kindergarten through grade 5 : how to support your child's education end homework meltdowns and build parent-teacher connections / Marylisa Nichols
A guide for parents on how to get actively involved in a child's education outlines strategies for building positive relationships with educators and explains how to identify a student's learning style and avoid common obstacles
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Paying for college without going broke / by Kalman A. Chany with Geoff Martz [foreword by Bill Clinton]
Presents a comprehensive guide to controlling college costs that furnishes helpful tips on the financial aid packages available filling out application forms educational loans updated tax regulations and additional sources of revenue as well as the latest official financial aid forms and updates on the tax laws. With line-by-line instructions for completing the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE aid forms
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Prioritizing the common core : identifying specific standards to emphasize the most / Larry Ainsworth
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Problematizing public pedagogy / edited by Jake Burdick Jennifer A. Sandlin and Michael P. O'Malley
The term 'public pedagogy' is given a variety of definitions and meanings by those who employ it. It is often used without adequately explicating its meaning its context or its location within differing and contested articulations of the construct. Problematizing Public Pedagogy brings together renowned and emerging scholars in the field of education to provide a theoretical methodological ethical and practical ground from which other scholars and activists can explore these forms of education. At the same time it increases the viability of the concept of public pedagogy itself. Beyond adding a multifaceted set of critical lenses to the genre of public pedagogy inquiry and theorizing this volume adds nuance to the broader field of education research overall -- Provided by publisher
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Reality and education : a new direction for education policy / Daniel Wentland
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The relevance of higher education : exploring a contested notion / edited by Timothy Simpson
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Resistance to learning : overcoming the desire not to know in classroom teaching / Marshall Wise Alcorn Jr
This book examines qualities of resistance to new and uncomfortable information and proposes methods for working productively with such resistance. Research in neuroscience education sociology political science and the humanities has contributed to a revisionary understanding of how emotion grounds human reason interaction and communication. Colleges and Universities produce and distribute information but do very little to ensure that information is effectively assimilated and employed as solutions to real problems. This book outlines an agenda that makes emotional experience central to educational practice -- Provided by publisher
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The savvy student's guide to online learning : Kristen Sosulski Ted Bongiovanni
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The school revolution : a new answer for our broken education system / Ron Paul
Twelve-term Texas Congressman presidential candidate and #1 New York Times bestselling author Ron Paul returns with a highly provocative treatise about how we need to fundamentally change the way we think about America's broken education system in order to fix it. He provides a focused solution that centers on strong support for home schooling and the application of free market principles in the American education system
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Schools and urban revitalization : rethinking institutions and community development / Kelly L. Patterson and Robert Mark Silverman
New research in community development shows that institutions matter. Where the private sector disinvests from the inner city public and nonprofit institutions step in and provide engines to economic revitalization and promote greater equity in society. Schools and Urban Revitalization collects emerging research in this field with special interest in new school-neighborhood partnerships that lead today's most vibrant policy responses to urban blight. Adapted from a recent issue of Community Development Patterson and Silverman collect some of the emerging literature on anchor institutions like schools universities churches and cultural centers and offer a new paradigm for neighbourhood revitalization exploring its advantages and challenges. While many scholars have come to criticize the meds and eds model of organizing around schools and hospitals the essays show the unique role public schools play in urban revitalization. With case studies from across the United States including large and mid-sized cities Schools and Urban Revitalization shows the vital role that schools play in bridging citizens to larger institutions and more importantly connecting disenfranchised residents to society. -- Provided by publisher
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The special artist's handbook : art activities and adaptive aids for handicapped students / Susan Rodriguez photographs by Paul Blumenthal
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Stop the school bus : getting education reform back on track / Gerald N. Tirozzi
How to put school reform initiatives back on track from one of the largest organizations of public school principals this book exposes many misguided school reform initiatives that are negatively impacting students and educators across the country and recommends ways to make them more effective. Veteran educator Gerald Tirozzi addresses all the hottest school reform trends including: charter schools teacher merit pay Race to the Top Common Core State Standards and more. While some reform efforts are bringing about positive change Tirozzi argues many make egregious promises lack a research base fail to address the needs of students and educators and utilize a smoke and mirrors depiction of success. From NASSP the leading association of U.S. public school administrators Offers solid actionable ideas for getting school reform back on track Tirozzi is former Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education under President Clinton This passionate engaging book is filled with specific recommendations as to how each of the reform initiative presented can be improved upon and can lead to more meaningful school reform -- Provided by publisher
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Successful strategies for teaching undergraduate research / edited by Marta Deyrup and Beth Bloom
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Teacher's survival guide : differentiating instruction in the elementary classroom / Julia Link Roberts and Tracy Ford Inman
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Technological advances in interactive collaborative learning / edited by Nia Alexandrov Raul Ramirez Velarde Vassil Alexandrov
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To improve the academy
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Understanding institutional diversity in American higher education / Michael S. Harris
Institutional diversity serves as one of the fundamental hallmarks of American higher education. After a long history of support for many institutional types the past 40 years have seen a decline in institutional variety. Through a discussion of history theoretical contexts and causes of homogenization this monograph examines how higher education policymakers and leaders can strengthen institutional mission and preserve the benefits of institutional diversity
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Using art to teach reading comprehension strategies : lesson plans for teachers / Jennifer Klein and Elizabeth Stuart
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What the best college students do / Ken Bain
The author of the best-selling book What the Best College Teachers Do is back with more humane doable and inspiring help this time for students who want to get the most out of college--and every other educational enterprise too
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Winds of change : declaring war on education / Darlene Leiding
As culturally-diverse students feel trapped in failing public schools and abandoned by the system school choice offers a way out and a way up for students who have not succeeded in existing public schools. Many of the intractable problems that plague culturally diverse students are deeply rooted in the poverty unemployment crime racism and cultural differences that pervade the neighborhoods around them. Educators who work in our nation's schools represent the conscience of a society because they shape the conditions under which future generations learn about themselves and their relationships to others in the world. Educators families and community members need to reinvigorate the language social relations and politics of schooling. We need to address the issues of school culture poverty and violence. We need to look at new and future trends in education. Our goal is to achieve results. Parents teachers and students must come together to make a difference. Ideas and people can change the course of history. -- Book Description
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The wrong kind of different : challenging the meaning of diversity in American classrooms / Antonia Randolph
Explores how teachers perceive students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and the unintended consequences of a kind of 'colorblind multiculturalism.' She unearths a hierarchy of acceptance and legitimacy that excludes most poor Black students and favors certain immigrant minorities. In addition Randolph discovers how some teachers distinguish their support for certain forms of student diversity from curriculum diversity such as accommodating bilingual education --From publisher description
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Fine Art

Ceramics / Philip Rawson
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Ceramics and the human figure / Edith Garcia
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Contemporary tableware / Linda Bloomfield
Tableware has occupied a special place in our kitchens and dining rooms for thousands of years and continues to enchant us today. Ranging from the purely functional to the fine and delicate the evolution of domestic pots tells us much about our changing tastes and habits and the wider art and cultural movements that have influenced their decoration and forms. In Contemporary Tableware maker Linda Bloomfield looks at the history of the pots on our tables from Sung Chinese and Medieval English ware to the revival of studio pottery and the influence of Scandinavian American and Japanese design. She goes on to examine common forms in contemporary tableware including teapots bowls cups jugs and plates and to explain the elements of form function and beauty in each. Lavishly illustrated with examples from contemporary studio pottery and industry as well as making images from working potters this book is the essential guide to modern tableware for potters designers and buyers. --Publisher's description
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Dutch prints of daily life : mirrors of life or masks of morals? : essays and catalogue / by Linda A. Stone-Ferrier
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Earth sound earth signal : energies and earth magnitude in the arts / Douglas Kahn
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Elegance and refinement : the still-life paintings of Willem van Aelst / Tanya Paul... [et.al.]
The paintings of Willem van Aelst (1627-1683) are known for their fine finish innovative compositions sumptuous subject matter and rich jewel-toned palette. Published on the occasion of an unprecedented traveling exhibition this book celebrates Van Aelst's achievements and his significant impact on Dutch still-life painting. Van Aelst masterfully depicted arrangements of fresh fruit and flowers displays of dead game and evocations of the forest floor as well as elegant objects such as nautilus cups distinctive silver vessels and Venetian glassware. This book features twenty-five paintings from throughout his career. Catalog entries and a biographical essay are provided by Tanya Paul James Clifton writes about the Medici court Julie Berger Hochstrasser analyzes Van Aelst's choice of subject matter Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. discusses Van Aelst's time in Amsterdam and a team of conservators reveals his technical process
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Eva Zeisel : life design and beauty / edited by Pat Kirkham executive direction by Pat Moore concept and design direction by Pirco Wolfframm photographs by Brent Brolin
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Humor irony and wit : ceramic funk from the sixties and beyond / text by Peter Held John Natsoulas and Rick Newby
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The ministry of Vincent van Gogh in religion and art / edited by Kenneth L. Vaux
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Nathan Oliveira : drawings 1960-2010
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Setting up your ceramic studio : ideas & plans from working artists / Virginia Scotchie
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Simon Leach's pottery handbook / Simon Leach with Bruce Dehnert photography by Jared Flood technical photography by Bruce Dehnert
Ceramics education is something that is typically taught in a classroom studio where a teacher first explains a series of intricate and subtle movements and then demonstrates them for the students. The student then sits down at a potter's wheel and attempts to replicate the techniques but often with less than perfect results. To help both beginner and more advanced potters overcome some of the most common frustrations Simon Leach has picked up where most classes fall short creating more than 800 homemade videos available on YouTube that clearly demonstrate core techniques. Lively informative and full of original tips and techniques Simon's videos have lit the ceramics world on fire becoming a must-see supplement to most potters' educations. But therein lies the hitch--most potters don't want to take a laptop into a ceramics studio so they must watch the video before or after class and hope to remember the tip as they work. Simon Leach's Pottery Handbook is meant to overcome this obstacle encapsulating all of Simon's basic techniques in one easy-to-carry book from studio design and set-up to basic throwing techniques to adding appendages trimming glazing and firing. Simon Leach's Pottery Handbook is perfectly suited for the studio as it is portable and the concealed wire-o binding will help the book lay flat and stand up. For each technique detailed step-by-step photography captures the subtle intricate movements that typically fly by too fast to be noticed in a video. Plus the book includes two DVDs with many of Simon's YouTube videos callouts throughout the book tell readers which video goes with each section so they can both read and examine the technique in the book and also watch the technique in real-time -- Provided by publisher
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Strategic ambiguity : the obscure nebulous and vague in symbolist prints / edited by Carmen Vendelin with essays by Carmen Vendelin Siobhan Conaty and Marc Moreau
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Wayne White : maybe now I'll get the respect I so richly deserve / Wayne White
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General Works

Creating exhibitions : collaboration in the planning development and design of innovative experiences / Polly McKenna-Cress Janet A. Kamien
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Geography

"Fútbol a sol y sombra. English;""Soccer in sun and shadow / Eduardo Galeano"""
In this witty and rebellious history of world soccer award-winning writer Eduardo Galeano searches for the styles of play players and goals that express the unique personality of certain times and places. In Soccer in Sun and Shadow Galeano takes us to ancient China where engravings from the Ming period show a ball that could have been designed by Adidas to Victorian England where gentlemen codified the rules that we still play by today and to Latin America where the crazy English spread the game only to find it creolized by the locals. All the greats-Pele Di Ste fano Cruyff Euse bio Pusk Gullit Baggio Beckenbauer- have joyous cameos in this book. yet soccer Galeano cautions is a pleasure that hurts. Thus there is also heartbreak and madness. Galeano tells of the suicide of Uruguayan player Porte who shot himself in the center circle of the Nacional's stadium of the Argentine manager who wouldn't let his team eat chicken because it would bring bad luck and of scandal-riven Diego Maradona whose real crime Galeano suggests was always the sin of being the best. Soccer is a game that bureaucrats try to dull and the powerful try to manipulate but it retains its magic because it remains a bewitching game- a feast for the eyes... and a joy for the body that plays it -exquisitely rendered in the magical stories of Soccer in Sun and Shadow -- Provided by publisher
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Alone on the ice : the greatest survival story in the history of exploration / David Roberts
Describes the epic journey undertaken by Douglas Mawson who suffered starvation the loss of his team and a crippling foot injury as he resorted to crawling back to base camp during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1913
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Baseball beyond borders : from distant lands to the major leagues / Frank P. Jozsa Jr
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The basketball draft fact book : a history of professional basketball's college drafts / Robert D. Bradley
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Becoming a sport psychologist / edited by Paul McCarthy and Marc Jones
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Billy Southworth : a biography of the hall of fame manager and ballplayer / John C. Skipper
Billy Southworth was the most successful major league baseball manager of the 1940s including the three straight years in which his St. Louis Cardinal teams won more than 100 games. He won three National League pennants with the Cardinals and one with the Boston Braves and his .597 winning percentage is the fifth highest in baseball history --Provided by publisher
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Clemente : the true legacy of an undying hero / the Clemente Family
Describes the life and legacy of the major league pitcher who used his place in history and popularity to help others which lead to his tragic death while en route to bring supplies to earthquake-stricken Nicaragua
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College sports traditions : picking up Butch silent night and hundreds of others / Stan Beck Jack Wilkinson
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Computer games and the social imaginary / Graeme Kirkpatrick
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Critical survey of mythology and folklore : love sexuality and desire / Thomas J. Sienkewicz editor
This new series by Salem Press explores the genre of myths folktales legends and other traditional literature. The first title in the series drawing upon the most dramatic and fantastical stories of human relations is Love Sexuality and Desire. Each title offers familiar and unfamiliar myths from a diverse range of countries and cultures as well as important retellings in the modern tradition. Fairy tales myths legends and folktales written from 5000 B.C.E. to the modern era are covered. Those analyzed include Cupid & Psyche Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere Aphrodite and Adonis Pyramus and Thisbe Beauty and the Beast Little Red Riding Hood and The Snake Maiden. What's more the countries and cultures from which these myths come are worldwide. Included are Greek Mesopotamian Iraqi African Roman North American Indian Afghani Japanese European South American Serbian Irish Chinese and Egyptian myths and folktales. Articles begin with a contextual overview of the important cultural and social currents surrounding the myth and the life of the author. A summary offers readers the major actions and characters in a myth followed by an in-depth analysis drawing upon scholarship in the field. -- Publisher's description
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Critical survey of mythology and folklore : love sexuality and desire / Thomas J. Sienkewicz editor
This new series by Salem Press explores the genre of myths folktales legends and other traditional literature. The first title in the series drawing upon the most dramatic and fantastical stories of human relations is Love Sexuality and Desire. Each title offers familiar and unfamiliar myths from a diverse range of countries and cultures as well as important retellings in the modern tradition. Fairy tales myths legends and folktales written from 5000 B.C.E. to the modern era are covered. Those analyzed include Cupid & Psyche Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere Aphrodite and Adonis Pyramus and Thisbe Beauty and the Beast Little Red Riding Hood and The Snake Maiden. What's more the countries and cultures from which these myths come are worldwide. Included are Greek Mesopotamian Iraqi African Roman North American Indian Afghani Japanese European South American Serbian Irish Chinese and Egyptian myths and folktales. Articles begin with a contextual overview of the important cultural and social currents surrounding the myth and the life of the author. A summary offers readers the major actions and characters in a myth followed by an in-depth analysis drawing upon scholarship in the field. -- Publisher's description
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The cultural politics of lifestyle sports / Belinda Wheaton
GV706.5 .W49 2013
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The cups that cheered : a history of the Sigerson Fitzgibbon and higher education Gaelic games / Dónal McAnallen
GV948.7 .M33 2012
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Exploring sport and exercise psychology / edited by Judy L. Van Raalte Britton W. Brewer
GV706.4 .E96 2014
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The fantasy sport industry : games within games / Andrew C. Billings and Brody J. Ruihley
GV1202.F35 B55 2014
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First migrants : ancient migration in global perspective / Peter Bellwood
The first publication to outline the complex global story of human migration and dispersal throughout the whole of human prehistory. Utilizing archaeological linguistic and biological evidence Peter Bellwood traces the journeys of the earliest hunter-gatherer and agriculturalist migrants as critical elements in the evolution of human lifeways. The first volume to chart global human migration and population dispersal throughout the whole of human prehistory in all regions of the world An archaeological odyssey that details the initial spread of early humans out of Africa approximately two million years ago through the Ice Ages and down to the continental and island migrations of agricultural populations within the past 10000 years Employs archaeological linguistic and biological evidence to demonstrate how migration has always been a vital and complex element in explaining the evolution of the human species Outlines how significant migrations have affected population diversity in every region of the world Clarifies the importance of the development of agriculture as a migratory imperative in later prehistory Fully referenced with detailed maps throughout -- Provided by publisher
GN370 .B45 2013
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Formula 50 : a 6-week workout and nutrition plan that will transform your life / 50 Cent with Jeff O'Connell
Outlines a six-week body-building plan based on metabolic resistance training discussing psychological approaches to fitness while revealing strategic nutritional combinations for accelerating fat loss and building muscle
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Foul play : the dark arts of cheating in sport / Mike Rowbottom
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Fourth and long : the fight for the soul of college football / John U. Bacon
For the millions of fans who celebrate the game-day heroics of the student athletes that give college football its heart and soul bestselling author John U. Bacon's Fourth and Long a warts-and-all look at the present and future of the game gives them reason to still believe
GV950 .B33 2013
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Fraud corruption and sport / Graham Brooks Azeem Aleem and Mark Button
Sport plays a collective social political and cultural role around the world. In recent years however it has become associated with stories of corruption including gambling consumption of illegal substances and institutional vote rigging. This book examines the level depth and range of fraud and corruption in sport and the methods used to counteract and prevent fraud and corruption which damages the integrity of sport.Brooks Aleem and Button argue that sport is often downplayed and defended as 'different' from other businesses. This book demonstrates that sport encounters the same types of fraud and corruption as business everywhere and those specific to it such as match fixing point shaving associated with vested gambling interests and tanking to secure better players in the future. Fraud Corruption and Sport analyses a diverse range of cases internationally from across the sporting world including football cricket horse racing basketball baseball and boxing.This book presents a new perspective on the security of sport appealing to students academics practitioners and sporting enthusiasts alike -- Provided by publisher
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Geographical diversions : Tibetan trade global transactions / Tina Harris
Working at the intersections of cultural anthropology human geography and material culture Tina Harris explores the social and economic transformations taking place along one trade route that winds its way across China Nepal Tibet and India. How might we make connections between seemingly mundane daily life and more abstract levels of global change? Geographical Diversions focuses on two generations of traders who exchange goods such as sheep wool pang gdan aprons and more recently household appliances. Exploring how traders make places Harris examines the creation of geographies of trade that work against state ideas of what trade routes should look like. She argues that the tensions between the apparent fixity of national boundaries and the mobility of local individuals around such restrictions are precisely how routes and histories of trade are produced. The economic rise of China and India has received attention from the international media but the effects of major new infrastructure at the intersecting borderlands of these nationstates--in places like Tibet northern India and Nepal--have rarely been covered. Geographical Diversions challenges globalization theories based on bounded conceptions of nation-states and offers a smaller-scale perspective that differs from many theories of macroscale economic change. --Publisher's website
GN635.C5 H37 2013
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The ghost runner : the tragedy of the man they couldn't stop : the true story of John Tarrant / Bill Jones
As a feckless teenager in the early 1950s John Tarrant had briefly put up his fists as a boxer. Five fights. Five beatings. Seventeen quid pocket money and out. 'You should run' people said. And so John Tarrant ran u straight into the nightmare from which he would never escape
GV1061.15.T37 J66 2011
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Golf flow / Gio Valiante
Because of the level of precision required for excellence combined with its sensitivity to a golfers? psychological state golf is the most mental of all games. Thus a strong mental game is like having an extra club in your bag as clear thinking translates directly to your scorecard. The principles in Golf Flow have enabled Dr. Gio Valiante the PGA Tour?s most prolific performance consultant to coach his players to over 50 professional wins in the past decade. Golf Flow will help you harness your mind and focus your thoughts so you can enter the elusive zone? known in psychological circles as a flow state? in which time slows down awareness increases focus intensifies and golf becomes effortless. PGA Tour champions Matt Kuchar Justin Rose Camilo Villegas Vijay Singh and many other pros as well as amateur golfers around the world have benefitted from developing their Golf Flow tools with the help of Dr. Valiante. Actual accounts of conquering mental obstacles by adopting a confident and clear mind-set can be found throughout the book
GV979.P75 V33 2013
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Joe Louis : the life of a heavyweight / Lew Freedman
Joe Louis held the heavyweight boxing championship longer than any other fighter and defended it a record 25 times. During the 1930s and 1940s the owner of the heavyweight title belt was the most prominent sports competitor not aligned with a team sport. The biography of Louis outlines his rise from poverty to the best-known African American --Provided by publisher
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The kingdom of golf in America / Richard J. Moss
From its beginnings in the northeastern United States in the 1880s golf has seen its popularity and its fortunes wax and wane affected by politics and economics reflecting tensions between aristocratic and democratic impulses. The Kingdom of Golf in America traces these ups and downs ins and outs in the growth of golf as a community. Moss describes the development of the private club and public course and the impact of wealth and the consumer culture on those who play golf and those who watch. He shows that factors like race gender technology suburbanization and the transformation of the South that shaped the nation also shaped golf. The result is a unique and uniquely entertaining work of cultural history that shows us golf as a community whose story resonates far beyond the confines of the course
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Kings of the road : how Frank Shorter Bill Rodgers and Alberto Salazar made running go boom / Cameron Stracher
A riveting three-pronged narrative about the golden era of running in America-- the 1970s. Stracher tells the story of running during that golden period from 1972 to 1981 when Shorter Rodgers and Salazar captured the imagination of the American public as they passed their figurative baton from one to the other
GV1061.14 .S87 2013
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Mathematical morphology in geomorphology and GISci / B.S. Daya Sagar
GB400.42.M33 D39 2013
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Mickey and Willie / Allen Barra
Culturally Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were light years apart. Yet they were nearly the same age almost the same size and came to New York at the same time. They possessed virtually the same talents and played the same position. They were both products of generations of baseball-playing families for whom the game was the only escape from a lifetime of brutal manual labor. Both were nearly crushed by the weight of the outsized expectations placed on them first by their families and later by America. Both lived secret lives far different from those their fans knew. What their fans also didn't know was that the two men shared a close personal friendship--and that each was the only man who could truly understand the other's experience -- Provided by publisher
GV865.A1 B3239 2013
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Must win : a season of survival for a town and its team / Drew Jubera
The inspiring tale of how a coach with a grand vision and even bigger heart plucked his players out of jail and off the farm and made them believe they were champions as they returned Valdosta to its rightful place as one of the most storied programs in high school football
GV959.53.V35 J84 2013
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Northern exposures : an adventuring career in stories and images / by Jonathan Waterman
North of the sixtieth parallel the sun shines for less than six hours in the winter and towering mountains are the only skyscrapers. Pristine waters serve caribou moose and bears in an unbroken landscape. At any given moment in this spectacular scenery there's a chance that Jonathan Waterman is present trekking across the land. A masterful adventurer Waterman has spent decades exploring the farthest reaches of our beautiful spaces. The essays and photographs collected in Northern Exposures are a product of this passion for exploration and offer an unparalleled view into adventuring in the north and beyond. Picking up after In the Shadow of Denali his first book of essays Northern Exposures collects twenty-three stories from Waterman's thirty-year career that show the evolution of the adventurer's career and work from ducking avalanches near the Gulf of Alaska to searching for the most pristine tundra on the continent and from writing haiku on Denali in the depth of winter to decrying oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Ninety-six spectacular photographs taken by Waterman during his expeditions lend a broader context and allow readers to fully understand his heartfelt argument for protecting these places. Whether active aspiring or just armchair adventurers readers will be inspired by Waterman's daring spirit
GV199.92.W38 A3 2013
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On the edge : water immigration and politics in the Southwest / Char Miller
Explores the challenges in the Southwest of learning how to live within a complex natural system while grasping the borderland's historical and environmental frameworks. Investigates the human place in an ecosystem that burns easily and floods often and defies efforts to develop its foothills canyons and washes --Provided by publisher -- Provided by publisher
GF504.S685 M55 2013
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Schooling for sustainable development : a focus on Australia New Zealand and the Oceanic Region / Margaret Robertson editor
GE90.A8 S35 2012
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Schooling for sustainable development in Canada and the United States / Rosalyn McKeown Victor Nolet editors
GE90.C2 S36 2013
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Schooling for sustainable development in South America : policies actions and educational experiences / Maria Lucia de Amorim Soares Leandro Petarnella editors
GE90.S63 S36 2011
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South : Shackleton's Endurance expedition / by Sir Ernest Shackleton
G850 1914.S52 A3 2013
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The summer of beer and whiskey : how brewers barkeeps rowdies immigrants and a wild pennant fight made baseball America's game / Edward Achorn
GV875.A57 A35 2013
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Ten-gallon war : the NFL's Cowboys the AFL's Texans and the feud for Dallas's pro football future / John Eisenberg
By 1960 pro football was flourishing across the country--except in Texas where college football still ruled. When two young oil tycoons started their own pro football franchises in Dallas that very same year - the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Texans of the newly formed AFL--a bitter feud was born. Like gunslingers in the Old West these conniving Mad Men of the gridiron knew their hometown wasn't big enough for the both of them. The Cowboys and Texans filed lawsuits against each other fought over players undermined each other's promotional ventures and rooted like hell for the other guys to fail. The Texans' visionary owner Lamar Hunt focused on the fans putting together a team of local legends and hiring attractive women to drive around town in red convertibles selling tickets. Meanwhile the Cowboys led by a young Tom Landry in his first year as head coach focused on winning games and holding their own in the NFL. Ultimately both teams won the battle but only one got to stay in Dallas and become America's Team . In this highly entertaining narrative rich in colorful characters and unforgettable stunts John Eisenberg recounts the story of the birth of pro football in Dallas and throughout Texas - and the early moments when the game began to be part of this country's DNA
GV956.D3 E58 2012
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Those feet : a sensual history of English football / David Winner
In this playful witty and highly original look at English soccer David Winner author of the acclaimed Brilliant Orange journeys to the heart of an essential English pastime and sheds new light on the true nature of a rapidly changing game that was never really meant to be beautiful. With the same insightful eye he brought to his bestselling study of Dutch soccer Winner shows how Victorian sexual anxiety underlies England's many World Cup failures. He reveals the connection between Roy Keane and a soldier who never lived but died in the Charge of the Light Brigade. And he demonstrates how thick mud and wet leather shaped the contours of the English soul -- Provided by publisher
GV944.G7 W56 2013
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Walking with Jack : a father's journey to become his son's caddie / Don J. Snyder
When Don Snyder was teaching the game of golf to his young son Jack they made a pact: if one day Jack became good enough to play on a pro golf tour Don would walk beside him as his caddie. Years later Jack had developed into a standout college golfer and Don at the age of fifty-eight left the comfort of his Maine home and moved to St. Andrews Scotland to learn from the best caddies in the world ... A world away Jack endured his own arduous trials rising through the ranks and battling within the college golf system. At times the question for the teenage athlete wasn't how to continue--but whether to continue at all. Finally Don and Jack approached the moment when they would reunite and not only tackle an extraordinarily high level of golf competition but also confront the challenges of a father-son relationship that had inevitably changed since the days when their journey began --Dust jacket flap
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"Billion dollar soccer ball;""Now is the time for running / Michael Williams"""
When soldiers attack a small village in Zimbabwe Deo goes on the run with Innocent his older mentally disabled brother carrying little but a leather soccer ball filled with money and after facing prejudice poverty and tragedy it is in soccer that Deo finds renewed hope
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"Oiseau en hiver. English;""A bird in winter : inspired by a painting by Pieter Breugel / text by Hélène Kérillis illustrations by Stéphane Girel"""
Eight-year-old Mayken the innkeeper's daughter cares for an injured bird and struggles to keep it a secret in this story inspired by Pieter Bruegel the Elder's The Hunters in the Snow. Includes historical notes on Breugel and his art
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A century of revolution : insurgent and counterinsurgent violence during Latin America's long cold war / Greg Grandin and Gilbert M. Joseph eds
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A long walk to water : based on a true story : a novel / by Linda Sue Park
When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985 eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan Ethiopia and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut who after emigrating to America in 1996 began a project to dig water wells in Sudan
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Artemis Fowl. The lost colony / Eoin Colfer
When demons begin appearing on Earth unpredictably foreshadowing a cataclysmic breakdown of their magic Artemis and his friends face a new foe--a twelve-year-old girl whose intellect just might match Artemis's own--as they try to prevent catastrophe
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Bamboo people : a novel / Mitali Perkins
Two Burmese boys one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other
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Becoming Brothertown : Native American ethnogenesis and endurance in the modern world / Craig N. Cipolla
In this book Craig Cipolla follows the Brothertown Indians and their predecessors across New England New York and Wisconsin disregarding the rigid cultural essences often associated with colonial histories in search of a deeper understanding of colonial culture and Native American identity politics from the eighteenth century to the present --Provided by publisher
E99.B7 C57 2013
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Becoming Confederates : paths to a new national loyalty / Gary W. Gallagher
E468.9 .G34 2013
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Better than weird / Anna Kerz
Aaron sounds like a hyena when he laughs and he can't sit still but he has managed to make a couple of friends--and at least one enemy. Now he is anxiously awaiting the arrival of his father whom he hasn't seen in eight years. Will his dad leave again because he thinks Aaron is too weird? Will the school bully beat him up? And will his dad ever be proud of him?
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The Civilian Conservation Corps and the construction of the Virginia Kendall Reserve 1933-1939 / edited by Kenneth J. Bindas
F497.C95 A44 2013
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Code name Verity / Elizabeth Wein
In 1943 a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship war espionage and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can
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The coming of the Holocaust : from antisemitism to genocide / Peter Kenez University of California Santa Cruz
D804.3 .K46 2013
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Contemporary Japanese politics : institutional changes and power shifts / Tomohito Shinoda
Decentralized policymaking power in Japan had developed under the reign of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) yet in the1990s institutional changes fundamentally altered Japan's political landscape. Tomohito Shinoda tracks these developments in the operation of and tensions between Japan's political parties and the public's behavior in elections as well as in the government's ability to coordinate diverse policy preferences and respond to political crises. The selection of Junichirō Koizumi an anti-mainstream politician as prime minister in 2001 initiated a power shift to the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) and ended LDP rule. Shinoda details these events and Prime Minister Koizumi's use of them to practice strong policymaking leadership. He also outlines the institutional initiatives introduced by the DPJ government and their impact on policymaking illustrating the importance of balanced centralized institutions and bureaucratic support. -- Publisher website
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The emancipation of Europe's Muslims : the state's role in minority integration / Jonathan Laurence
The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims traces how governments across Western Europe have responded to the growing presence of Muslim immigrants in their countries over the past fifty years. Drawing on hundreds of in-depth interviews with government officials and religious leaders in France Germany Italy the Netherlands the United Kingdom Morocco and Turkey Jonathan Laurence challenges the widespread notion that Europe's Muslim minorities represent a threat to liberal democracy. He documents how European governments in the 1970s and 1980s excluded Islam from domestic institutions instead inviting foreign powers like Saudi Arabia Algeria and Turkey to oversee the practice of Islam among immigrants in European host societies. But since the 1990s amid rising integration problems and fears about terrorism governments have aggressively stepped up efforts to reach out to their Muslim communities and incorporate them into the institutional political and cultural fabrics of European democracy. The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims places these efforts--particularly the government-led creation of Islamic councils--within a broader theoretical context and gleans insights from government interactions with groups such as trade unions and Jewish communities at previous critical junctures in European state-building. By examining how state-mosque relations in Europe are linked to the ongoing struggle for religious and political authority in the Muslim-majority world Laurence sheds light on the geopolitical implications of a religious minority's transition from outsiders to citizens. This book offers a much-needed reassessment that foresees the continuing integration of Muslims into European civil society and politics in the coming decades. -- Publisher's website
D1056.2.M87 L384 2012
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Five flavors of Dumb / by Antony John
Eighteen-year-old Piper becomes the manager for her classmates' popular rock band called Dumb giving her the chance to prove her capabilities to her parents and others if only she can get the band members to get along
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Forced marches : soldiers and military caciques in modern Mexico / edited by Ben Fallaw and Terry Rugeley
F1227.5 .F67 2012
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Foul trouble / John Feinstein
College recruiters are clambering to sign up Terrell Jamerson the #1 high school basketball player in the country. But not all of these recruiters are straight shooters and Terrell will have to think fast if he wants to stay in the game -- Provided by publisher
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Freedom national : the destruction of slavery in the United States 1861-1865 / James Oakes
Traces the history of emancipation and its impact on the Civil War discussing how Lincoln and the Republicans fought primarily for freeing slaves throughout the war not just as a secondary objective in an effort to restore the country
E453 .O13 2013
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From Chicaza to Chickasaw : the European invasion and the transformation of the Mississippian world 1540-1715 / Robbie Ethridge
Using a new interpretive framework that Ethridge calls the Mississippian shatter zone to explicate these tumultuous times From Chicaza to Chickasaw examines the European invasion and the collapse of the precontact Mississippian world and the restructuring of discrete chiefdoms into coalescent Native societies in a colonial world. Within this larger regional context she closely follows the story of one group--the Chickasaws--throughout this period. With skillfully synthesized archaeological and documentary evidence Ethridge illuminates the Native South in its earliest colonial context and sheds new light on the profound upheaval and cultural transformation experienced by the region's first peoples. --Book jacket
E99.C55 E84 2010
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Giap : the general who defeated America in Vietnam / James A. Warren
DS560.72.V6 W37 2013
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Global crisis : war climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century / Geoffrey Parker
Revolutions droughts famines invasions wars regicides--the calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were not only unprecedented they were agonizingly widespread. A global crisis extended from England to Japan and from the Russian Empire to sub-Saharan Africa. North and South America too suffered turbulence. The distinguished historian Geoffrey Parker examines first-hand accounts of men and women throughout the world describing what they saw and suffered during a sequence of political economic and social crises that stretched from 1618 to the 1680s. Parker also deploys scientific evidence concerning climate conditions of the period and his use of 'natural' as well as 'human' archives transforms our understanding of the World Crisis. Changes in the prevailing weather patterns during the 1640s and 1650s--longer and harsher winters and cooler and wetter summers--disrupted growing seasons causing death malnutrition and disease along with more deaths and fewer births. Some contemporaries estimated that one-third of the world died and much of the surviving historical evidence supports their pessimism. Parker's demonstration of the link between climate change and worldwide catastrophe 350 years ago stands as an extraordinary historical achievement. And the contemporary implications of his study are equally important: are we at all prepared today for the catastrophes that climate change could bring tomorrow? -- Publisher's website
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Heart of a samurai : based on the true story of Nakahama Manjiro / Margi Preus
In 1841 rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island fourteen-year-old Manjiro who dreams of becoming a samurai learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States
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Hitler's charisma : leading millions into the abyss / Laurence Rees
Acclaimed historian and documentary filmmaker Laurence Rees examines the nature of Hitler's appeal and reveals the role his supposed charisma played in his success
DD247.H5 R386 2012
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Jefferson's sons : a founding father's secret children / by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
A fictionalized look at the last twenty years of Thomas Jefferson's life at Monticello through the eyes of three of his slaves two of whom were his sons by his slave Sally Hemings
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Left without a future? : social justice in anxious times / Anthony Painter
The roots of the recent financial crisis can be found in the substantial changes which have affected British economy and society over the last three decades. In economic terms the UK has transformed from a predominantly industrial to one led by services and creative industries whilst society has also became less industrial with new class 'networks' emerging. Post-war Social Democracy in its original form - as advocated by Tony Crosland - relied heavily on an industrial economy and society. A central statist ideal-oriented version of Social Democracy can only go so far in the post-crash economy and society hence the ease with which many of New Labour's reforms and resource allocation have since been reversed by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition. The centre-left has always been at its strongest when building new long-term institutions such as the NHS expanding higher education establishing the national minimum wage and increasing access to national parks. Anthony Painter here argues that this institution-building tradition is the one to which the left should return. He advocates new economic social and cultural policies which provide a manifesto for the future development of Social Democracy--and centre-left institutions--in Britain.--P. 4 of cover
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Lincoln in the world : the making of a statesman and the dawn of American power / Kevin Peraino
A study of the sixteenth president's evolution as a foreign policy leader explores his role in America's rise to a world power analyzing six distinct episodes that defined his foreign policy stance and enabled him to maintain a careful balance during the war years
E469 .P47 2013
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Little Red Writing / Joan Holub and Melissa Sweet
Once upon a time in pencil school a brave little red pencil sets out to write an exciting story with nouns and adverbs and everything--but first she has to face the ravenous pencil sharpener the Wolf 3000
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Little Santa / Jon Agee
A resident of the North Pole with the ability to slide up and down chimneys meets a flying reindeer and some industrious elves in this fictional biography of Santa Claus
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The longest road : overland in search of America from Key West to the Arctic Ocean / Philip Caputo
One of America's most respected writers takes an epic journey across America Airstream in tow and asks everyday Americans what unites and divides a country as endlessly diverse as it is large. Standing on a wind-scoured island off the Alaskan coast Philip Caputo marveled that its Inupiat Eskimo schoolchildren pledge allegiance to the same flag as the children of Cuban immigrants in Key West six thousand miles away. And a question began to take shape: How does the United States peopled by every race on earth remain united? Caputo resolved that one day he'd drive from the nation's southernmost point to the northernmost point reachable by road talking to everyday Americans about their lives and asking how they would answer his question. So it was that in 2011 in an America more divided than in living memory Caputo his wife and their two English setters made their way in a truck and classic trailerereafter known as Fred and Ethel ) from Key West Florida to Deadhorse Alaska covering 16000 miles. He spoke to everyone from a West Virginia couple saving souls to a Native American shaman and taco entrepreneur. What he found is a story that will entertain and inspire readers as much as it informs them about the state of today's United States the glue that holds us all together and the conflicts that could cause us to pull apart.--Publisher's description
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The lynching of Louie Sam : a novel / by Elizabeth Stewart
After Native American Louie Sam is suspected of killing someone he is chased into Canada and lynched but teenager George Gillies a newcomer to Washington Territory doesn't think Louie was guilty and sets out to investigate
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The millionaire and the mummies : Theodore Davis's Gilded Age in the Valley of the Kings / John M. Adams
At the start of the twentieth century Theodore Davis was the most famous archaeologist in the world his career turned tomb-robbing and treasure-hunting into a science. Using six of Davis's most important discoveries-- from the female Pharaoh Hatshepsut's sarcophagus to the exquisite shabti statuettes looted from the Egyptian Museum not too long ago-- Adams chronicles the dizzying rise of a poor country preacher's son who through corruption and fraud amassed tremendous wealth in Gilded Age New York and then atoned for his ruthless career by inventing new standards for systematic excavation
DT76.9.D38 A33 2013
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My book of life by Angel / Martine Leavitt
16-year-old Angel struggles to free herself from the trap of prostitution in which she is caught. -- Provided by publisher
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The mystery of Biltmore House / Carole Marsh
Set at America's largest private residence-250 rooms-with real secret passages! Readers learn about the Victorian era when electricity & other newfangled things kids take for granted today first came to be. Napoleon the Vanderbilts & some of America's greatest writers figure into the plot as does natural resource conservation
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Ninth Ward / by Jewell Parker Rhodes
In New Orleans' Ninth Ward twelve-year-old Lanesha who can see spirits and her adopted grandmother have no choice but to stay and weather the storm as Hurricane Katrina bears down upon them
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Promise the night : a novel / by Michaela MacColl
Explores the early life of Beryl Markham who grew up on a farm in Kenya and became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west
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Red thread sisters / Carol Antoinette Peacock
After an American family adopts eleven-year-old Wen from a Chinese orphanage she vows to find a family for her best friend too
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Remembering the Civil War : reunion and the limits of reconciliation / Caroline E. Janney
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River singers / by Tom Moorhouse
Something was approaching the burrow. Something deadly. Something that made the Sylvan's fur bristle with fear.--Book jacket
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Saving the team / Alex Morgan
After moving to California seventh-grader Devin is afraid she will not make the soccer team but finds instead a team is so bad that she is compelled to take the lead and turn it into something the players and coach can all be proud of
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Shadow on the mountain / Margi Preus
In Nazi-occupied Norway fourteen-year-old Espen joins the resistance movement graduating from deliverer of illegal newspapers to courier and spy. Includes historical note code-breaking activity and instructions for making invisible ink
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Simpson's sheep won't go to sleep! / by Bruce Arant
When Farmer Simpson tries to put his sheep to bed they think of every excuse to stay awake. Finally he thinks of a warm and cozy solution that will help lull the sheep right to sleep -- Provided by publisher
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Sons of the father : George Washington and his protégés / edited by Robert M.S. McDonald
E312.17 .S66 2013
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Starry River of the Sky / Grace Lin
An innkeeper's chore boy discovers that a visitor's stories hold the key to returning the moon to the Starry River of the Sky
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Story bridges : a guide for conducting intergenerational oral history projects / Angela Zusman
Angela Zusman offers an informative guidebook with step-by-step directions for planning and implementing intergenerational oral history projects using youth to interview elders. An expert on these programs Zusman uses her experiences and those of other oral historians to show how community projects are organized youthful historians located and trained interviews conducted and the project archived for future community needs. Included are a variety of sample documents and case studies designed to ease the process for the uninitiated
D16.14 .Z87 2010
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Strange stones : dispatches from East and West / Peter Hessler
Full of unforgettable figures and an unrelenting spirit of adventure Strange Stones is a far-ranging thought-provoking collection of Hessler's best reportage--a dazzling display of the powerful storytelling shrewd cultural insight and a warm sense of humor
DS712 .H4587 2013
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To the Moon and Timbuktu : a trek through the heart of Africa / Nina Sovich
DT179.5 .S69 2013
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Transition scenarios : China and the United States in the twenty-first century / David P. Rapkin and William R. Thompson
China's rising status in the global economy alongside recent economic stagnation in Europe and the United States has led to considerable speculation that we are in the early stages of a transition in power relations. Commentators have tended to treat this transitional period as a novelty but history is in fact replete with such systemic transitions--sometimes with perilous results. Can we predict the future by using the past? And if so what might history teach us? With Transition Scenarios David P. Rapkin and William R. Thompson identify some predictors for power transitions and take readers through possible scenarios for future relations between China and the United States. Each scenario is embedded within a particular theoretical framework inviting readers to consider the assumptions underlying it.--Publisher website
E183.8.C5 R37 2013
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The Tuscarora War : Indians settlers and the fight for the Carolina colonies / David La Vere
At dawn on September 22 1711 more than 500 Tuscarora Core Neuse Pamlico Weetock Machapunga and Bear River Indian warriors swept down on the unsuspecting European settlers living along the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers of North Carolina. Over the following days they destroyed hundreds of farms killed at least 140 men women and children and took about 40 captives. So began the Tuscarora War North Carolina's bloodiest colonial war and surely one of its most brutal. In his gripping account David La Vere examines the war through the lens of key players in the conflict reveals the events that led to it and traces its far-reaching consequences. La Vere details the innovative fortifications produced by the Tuscaroras chronicles the colony's new practice of enslaving all captives and selling them out of country and shows how both sides drew support from forces far outside the colony's borders. In these ways and others La Vere concludes this merciless war pointed a new direction in the development of the future state of North Carolina -- Provided by publisher
E83.71 .L38 2013
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Warriors in the crossfire / Nancy Bo Flood
Twelve-year-old Joseph helps his family to survive when the natives of Saipan are caught in the crossfire between the Japanese soldiers and the American troops at the end of World War II
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The won cause : black and white comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic / Barbara A. Gannon
E462.1.A7 G36 2011
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Zora and me / Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon
A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childhood with her best friend Carrie in Eatonville Florida as they learn about life death and the differences between truth lies and pretending. Includes an annotated bibliography of the works of Zora Neale Hurston a short biography of the author and information about Eatonville Florida
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Language and Literature

"Histoire du fou. English;""The story of the madman / Mongo Beti translated by Elizabeth Darnel afterword by Patricia-Pia Célérier"""
PQ3989.2.B45 H5713 2001
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"Mission terminée. English;""Mission to Kala / Mongo Beti translated from the French by Peter Green"""
PQ3989.2.B45 M5213 2008
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"Pauvre Christ de Bomba. English;""The poor Christ of Bomba translated by Gerald Moore"""
PQ3989.2.B45 P313 2005
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"Perpétue et l'habitude du malheur. English;""Perpetua and the habit of unhappiness / [by] Mongo Beti translated from the French by John Reed & Clive Wake"""
PQ3989.2.B45 P4713 1978
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"Remember Ruben. English;""Remember Ruben / Mongo Beti translated from the French by Gerald Moore"""
PQ3989.2.B45 R413 1987
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"Roi miraculé. English;""King Lazarus: a novel"""
PQ3989.2.B45 R6513 1970
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"Ruine presque cocasse d'un polichinelle. English;""Lament for an African pol / Mongo Beti translated by Richard Bjornson"""
PQ3989.2.B45 R813 1985
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"Ville cruelle. English;""Cruel city : a novel / Mongo Beti translated by Pim Higginson"""
Cruel City tells the story of a young man's attempt to cope with capitalism and the rapid urbanization of his country. Banda the protagonist sets off to sell the year's cocoa harvest to earn the bride price for the woman he has chosen to wed. Due to a series of misfortunes Banda loses both his crop and his bride to be. Making his way to the city Banda is witness to a changing Africa and as his journey progresses the novel mirrors these changes in its style and language --P. [4] of cover
PQ3989.2.B45 V513 2013
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The Bilingual Brain / Arturo E. Hernandez
P115.4 .H48 2013
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Classic boxing stories / edited by Paul D. Staudohar
PS648.B67 C53 2013
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The collaboration : Hollywood's pact with Hitler / Ben Urwand
Explores how Hollywood and especially the big studios went along with German demands to censor movies not only before but especially after the Nazi seizure of power --Back of dust jacket
PN1993.5.G3 U79 2013
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The Constitution of English literature : the state the nation and the canon / Michael Gardiner
Calls upon those working in English literature to see the ongoing underpinning of the discipline by the eighteenth-century unification which was codified by the Burkean constitutional settlement and to understand this settlement not only in terms of content or canonical line-up but more fundamentally in terms of English literature's methodologies. It suggests replacing it with a more open-ended inclusive and internationalist literature free of the founding imperial assumptions which created a shadow-constitution.
PR149.N3 G37 2013
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Dog Songs : thirty-five dog songs and one essay / Mary Oliver
Beloved by her readers special to the poet's own heart Mary Oliver's dog poems offer a special window into her world. Dog Songs collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works offering a portrait of Oliver's relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks warmed her home and inspired her work. To be illustrated with images of the dogs themselves the subjects will come to colorful life here. These are poems of love and laughter heartbreak and grief. In these pages we visit with old friends including Oliver's well-loved Percy and meet still others. Throughout the many dogs of Oliver's life emerge as fellow travelers but also as guides spirits capable of opening our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection. Dog Songs is a testament to the power and depth of the human-animal exchange from an observer of extraordinary vision -- Provided by publisher
PS3565.L5 D64 2013
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Edwin Booth : a biography and performance history / Arthur W. Bloom
Edwin Booth began his career in 1849 as teenager. This biography traces his life and career as a tragic actor including his childhood his early acting tours his rise to fame his two marriages his relationship with his brother John Wilkes Booth. Includes extensive appendix detailing every known Edwin Booth performance with reviews and other materials -- Provided by publisher
PN2287.B488 B58 2013
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From scratch : inside the Food Network / Allen Salkin
The autobiography the Food Network would write if it could write one--a candid behind-the-scenes look at how one network launched one of the biggest cultural waves of the last 20 years -- Provided by publisher
PN1992.92.F66 S25 2013
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Gender and genre in sports documentaries : critical essays / edited by Zachary Ingle and David M. Sutera
Nonfiction films about sports have been around for decades but the previously neglected subgenre of the documentary has become increasingly popular in the last several years. Despite such recent successes as Senna Undefeated and ESPN's 30 for 30 series however few scholarly articles have been published on these works. In Gender and Genre in Sports Documentaries editors Zachary Ingle and David M. Sutera have assembled essays that examine the various aspects of this art form. Some address questions of gender and sexuality specifically how masculinity and homosexuality are represented in sports documentaries. Others focus on the characteristics of these films exploring aspects of aesthetics and narrative. In addition to chapters on basketball football baseball boxing tennis and auto racing this collection features marginalized sports like quad rugby pro wrestling live action role playing (LARPing) and bodybuilding. Some of the films described will be familiar to readers such as Murderball and Bigger Stronger Faster others are less well-known yet important works worthy of scrutiny. Questions about gender sexuality and masculinity remain hot topics in sports discourse and this collection tackles those subjects making Gender and Genre in Sports Documentaries an intriguing read for scholars students and the general public alike. -- Publisher's website
PN1995.9.S67 G46 2013
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Gifts of virtue Alice Walker and womanist ethics / Melanie L. Harris
PS3573.A425 Z67 2013
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Identity and myth in sports documentaries : critical essays / edited by Zachary Ingle and David M. Sutera
Nonfiction films about sports have been around for decades yet few scholarly articles have been published on these works. In Identity and Myth in Sports Documentaries editors Zachary Ingle and David M. Sutera have assembled a collection of essays that show how myth and identity--national religious ethnic and racial--are constructed perpetuated or questioned in documentaries produced in the United States France Australia Germany and Japan. This collection is divided into three sections. American Identity and Myth contains essays on consumerism religion in sports and post-9/11 America. Race and Ethnicity examines the ways in which African American Mexican American and Jewish identity are portrayed in the documentaries under discussion. Global Perspectives features films and TV series produced outside of the United States or those that provide perspectives on the international sport scene. Spanning several decades the landmark documentaries discussed in this volume include Hoop Dreams The Endless Summer The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg Olympia and Tokyo Olympiad and address such subjects as baseball football basketball boxing soccer surfing and the Olympics. The essays pose such questions as How are notions of the American dream involved in athletes' aspirations? How do media texts from Australia or France construct Australian and French identity respectively? and How did filmmakers such as Leni Riefenstahl Kon Ichikawa and Bud Greenspan infuse their Olympic documentaries with national ideology despite being intended for an international audience? By tackling these subjects Identity and Myth in Sports Documentaries is an intriguing read for scholars students and the general public alike. -- Publisher's website
PN1995.9.S67 I44 2013
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Literature and social justice : protest novels cognitive politics and schema criticism / by Mark Bracher
Can reading social protest novels actually produce a more just world? Literature and Social Justice offers a scientifically informed evidence-based affirmative answer to that crucial question arguing that literature has the potential--albeit largely unrealized--to produce lasting socially transformative psychological changes in readers. Moving beyond traditional social criticism in its various forms including feminist gender queer and postcolonialist approaches Mark Bracher uses new knowledge concerning the cognitive structures and processes that constitute the psychological roots of social injustice to develop a detailed systematic critical strategy that he calls schema criticism which can be applied to literature and other discourses to maximize and extend their potential for promoting social justice. -- Publisher website
PS228.P73 B73 2013
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The luminaries : a novel / Eleanor Catton
This novel is a murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand. Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 a weary Englishman Walter Moody lands in a gold-mining frontier town on the coast of New Zealand to make his fortune and forever leave behind his family's shame. On arrival he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to investigate what links three crimes that occurred on a single day events in which each man finds himself implicated in some way. Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries
PR9639.4.C39 L86 2013
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Mirror mirror / J.D. Robb Mary Blayney Elaine Fox Mary Kay McComas R.C. Ryan
Presents five romantic suspense novellas based on fairy tales including J.D. Robb's Taken in Death a twist on the Hansel and Gretel story in which Eve Dallas searches for a pair of missing twins
PS648.L6 M55 2013
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Muting white noise : Native American and European American novel traditions / James H. Cox
PS374.I49 C69 2009
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Race romance and rebellion : literatures of the Americas in the nineteenth century / Colleen C. O'Brien
As in many literatures of the New World grappling with issues of slavery and freedom stories of racial insurrection frequently coincided with stories of cross-racial romance in nineteenth-century U.S. print culture. Colleen O'Brien explores how authors such as Harriet Jacobs Elizabeth Livermore and Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda imagined the expansion of race and gender-based rights as a hemispheric affair drawing together the United States with Africa Cuba and other parts of the Caribbean. Placing less familiar women writers in conversation with their more famous contemporaries--Ralph Waldo Emerson Margaret Fuller and Lydia Maria Child-O'Brien traces the transnational progress of freedom through the antebellum cultural fascination with cross-racial relationships and insurrections. Her book mines a variety of sources--fiction political rhetoric popular journalism race science and biblical treatises--to reveal a common concern: a future in which romance and rebellion engender radical social and political transformation. -- Publisher website
PN846 .O27 2013
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The reinvention of the British and Irish novel 1880-1940 / edited by Patrick Parrinder and Andrzej GÄ…siorek
PR881 .R45 2011
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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet : the relationship between text and film / Courtney Lehmann
Shakespeare on Film is a huge area of study and Romeo and Juliet is one of his most popular plays with many teachers using film versions as a way of approaching the text. Focusing in the main on West Side Story and Baz Lurhmann's Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet this is a unique and comprehensive insight into the adaptation process providing a vital study aid for students. --Publisher website
PR3093 .L46 2010
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VJ : the unplugged adventures of MTV's first wave / Nina Blackwood ... [et al.] with Gavin Edwards
The original MTV VJs offer a behind-the-scenes oral history of the early years of MTV circa 1981 to 1985 when it was exploding reshaping the culture and forming the MTV generation. MTV's first VJslong with the late J.J. Jackson) had front-row seats to a cultural revolution--and the hijinks of rock stars from Adam Ant to Cyndi Lauper. Their worlds collided of course: John Cougar invited Nina Blackwood to a late night party that proved to be a seduction attempt. Mark Goodman partied with David Lee Roth who offered him cocaine and groupies. Aretha Franklin made chili for Alan Hunter. After Martha Quinn interviewed Bob Dylan he whisked her off to Ireland in his private jet. While the book has plenty of dish--secret romances nude photographs incoherent celebrities--it also tells the story of four VJs growing up alongside MTV's devoted viewers. Using MTV as a focal point the book tells the story of the 1980s from the neon-colored drawstring pants to the Reagan administration. Readers don't just get the inside scoop on music stars like Bob Dylan Madonna and Duran Duran but a deeper understanding of how MTV changed our culture. Or as the VJs put it: We're the reason you have no attention span. -- Provided by publisher
PN1992.8.M87 V585 2013
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Yellow woman / Leslie Marmon Silko edited and with an introduction by Melody Graulich
PS3569.I44 Y4 1993
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Yellow woman / Leslie Marmon Silko edited and with an introduction by Melody Graulich
PS3569.I44 Y4 1993
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Law

Human rights under state-enforced religious family laws in Israel Egypt and India / Yüksel Sezgin
K3240 .S49 2013
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Law and ethics for today's journalist : a concise guide / Joe Mathewson
KF2750 .M37 2014
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Reflections on judging / Richard A. Posner
KF9050 .P55 2013
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Wildfire policy : law and economics perspectives / edited by Karen M. Bradshaw and Dean Lueck
KF3977 .W55 2012
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Library and Information Science

The Bedford bibliography for teachers of writing / Nedra Reynolds University of Rhode Island Jay Dolmage University of Waterloo Patricia Bizzell College of the Holy Cross Bruce Herzberg Bentley College
Since the first edition of The Bedford Bibliography published in 1984 the field of composition has grown and changed in ways no one could have imagined. The seventh edition of this essential highly praised resource has been updated to reflect current research and expanding specializations in composition and rhetoric--such as digital writing and visual rhetoric and business and technical communication--and includes an annotated list of over 860 articles periodicals and online resources. An introductory section also provides a brief historical overview of these fields
Z5818.E5 B57 2012
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Information literacy instruction that works : a guide to teaching by discipline and student population / edited by Patrick Ragains
The need to find a broad range of information and the ability to analyze and use it effective has never been greater. Our understanding of students and how they learn library technology available resources-- these are all changing. This collection addresses how to meet with college and university students at all levels teach research skills in subjects that are new to them or develop a campus-wide IL initiative
ZA3075 .I537 2013
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Job stress and the librarian : coping strategies from the professionals / edited by Carol Smallwood and Linda Burkey Wade foreword by Julia L. Eisenstein
Practical how-to essays on managing stress as working librarians. Creative methods of diffusing stress are emphasized adaptive to various types of libraries and job descriptions. Facing budget and staff cuts increasingly diverse patrons and rapidly changing technology librarians have stressful jobs and this collection helps meet a concrete need --Provided by publisher
Z682 .J59 2013
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Medicine

"Medical family therapy;""Medical family therapy and integrated care / Susan H. McDaniel William J. Doherty and Jeri Hepworth"""
RC488.5 .M3928 2014
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A guide to psychological understanding of people with learning disabilities : eight domains and three stories / Jenny Webb
RC394.L37 W44 2014
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Acid alkaline diet for dummies / by Julie Wilkinson
Our caveman ancestors followed a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables nuts and legumes but with time and the advent of agriculture our diets changed drastically to include grains dairy products salt and large quantities of meat. These new foods altered the level of acid in our diets disrupting our ideal pH balance
RC630 .W55 2013
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Anorexia nervosa : a recovery guide for sufferers families and friends / Janet Treasure and June Alexander
RC552.A5 T74 2013
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Answering the call : the doctor who made Africa his life : the remarkable story of Albert Schweitzer / Ken Gire
Revere life and give yours away for the sake of serving others. As a young man Albert Schweitzer seemed destined for greatness. His immense talent and fortitude propelled him to a place as one of Europe's most renowned philosophers theologians and musicians in the early twentieth century. Yet Schweitzer shocked his contemporaries by forsaking worldly success and embarking on an epic journey into the wilds of French Equatorial Africa vowing to serve as a lifelong physician to the least of these in a mysterious land rife with famine sickness and superstition. Enduring hardship conflict and personal struggles he and his beloved wife Helene became German prisoners of war during WWI and Helene later battled persistent illnesses. Ken Gire's page-turning novelesque narrative sheds new light on Schweitzer's faith-in-action ethic and his commitment to honor God by celebrating the sacredness of all life. The legacy of this 1952 Nobel Prize honoree endures in the thriving African hospital community that began in a humble chicken coop in the millions who have drawn inspiration from his example and in the challenge that emanates from his life story into our day. Albert Schweitzer seemed destined for greatness and he achieved it by making his life his greatest sermon to a world in desperate need of hope and healing.--Publisher
R722.32.S35 G57 2013
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Arthritis and you : a comprehensive digest for patients and caregivers / Naheed Ali M.D
Few people understand what arthritis really is how it develops and what sufferers can do to minimse its impact on daily activities and quality of life. Here Naheed Ali weighs in with insight into the inner workings of arthritis and the treatment options available to patients
RC933 .A365 2013
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The Asperkid's launch pad : home design to empower everyday superheroes / Jennifer Cook O'Toole
For Asperkids home is both their protected lair and their launch pad into success in a neurotypical world. Jennifer O'Toole provides parents with all the help they need in planning their home environment to encourage their Asperkid superheroes to soar. The Asperkid's Launch Pad is a visually-led guide to preparing a home environment that supports the development of children with Asperger syndrome. From a bedroom light switch that the child can easily reach to a tucked-away safe place that he or she can retreat to when feeling overwhelmed or anxious small changes in the home can boost the child's self-confidence independence comfort and life skills. Award-winning author Jennifer O'Toole gives readers a walk-through tour of the home showing room by room how physical surroundings affect Asperkids and highlighting the learning opportunities in every space and object. Beautifully presented with color photographs throughout this functional and fun book will win a place in the homes and hearts of all parents of children with Asperger syndrome
RJ506.A9 O858 2013
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Ayurveda for dummies / by Angela Hope Murray
Bring your mind body and spirit into perfect harmony-- the natural way! Ayurveda is a holistic approach to disease prevention and treatment. Recognizing that each of us is unique it aims to achieve and maintain optimal health and vitality through finding the right combination of diet exercise massage yoga and herbal remedies for each body type
R605 .H67 2013
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Bipolar disorder for dummies / by Candida Fink and Joseph Kraynak
Bipolar Disorder For Dummies' explains the brain chemistry behind the disease and covers the latest medications and therapies. You'll get reassuring sound advice and self-help techniques that you and your loved ones including kids and teens can use to ease and eliminate symptoms function in times of crisis plan ahead for manic or depressive episodes and feel a whole lot better. Covers new diagnosis methods developed by the American Psychiatric Association-- Source other than Library of Congress
RC516 .F56 2013
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Blogs and tweets texting and friending : social media and online professionalism in health care / Sandra M. DeJong MD Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance
R858 .D45 2014
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Calming the rush of panic : a mindfulness-based stress reduction guide to freeing yourself from panic attacks and living a vital life / Bob Stahl PhD Wendy Millstine
Written by Bob Stahl coauthor of the bestselling book Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook Calming the Rush of Panic offers readers powerful mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) practices in a quick accessable format to help them cope with panic disorder. The book contains guided mindfulness meditations and exercises to help reduce fears restore feelings of security and safety stay calm and get back to living life --Provided by publisher
RC535 .S72 2013
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The cancer chronicles : unlocking medicine's deepest mystery / George Johnson
New theories question cancer as we know it in this exploration of the latest theories that could help us better understand and treat cancer in the years to come. Learn what diet and dinosaurs' skeletons can tell us about the nature of cancer where cancer comes from how tumors grow and more
RC268.48 .J64 2013
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Case studies in multicultural counseling and therapy / edited by Derald Wing Sue Miguel E. Gallardo Helen A. Neville
Designed for use in multicultural counseling courses graduate level practicum or as part of a counseling techniques course this casebook provides students with the opportunity to think critically and learn how to incorporate and apply multicultural skills and competencies in a treatment setting. This book features cases from leading scholars and practitioners in the field and is written from both the perspective of the therapist/counselor and the client/consumer. Aligned with ACA's CACREP accreditation standards APA Guidelines for Multicultural Competence and the AMCD Multicultural Counseling Competencies each case contains focus questions and an analysis of the case by the author --Provided by publisher
RC455.4.E8 C378 2014
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Compact clinical guide to women's pain management : an evidence-based approach for nurses / Yvonne M. D'Arcy
RT87.P35 D37 2014
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Craving : why we can't seem to get enough / Omar Manejwala MD
A nationally recognized expert on compulsive behaviors explains the phenomenon of craving and gives us tools to achieve freedom from our seemingly insatiable desires by changing our actions to remap our brains. When we find ourselves wanting something strong enough we'll do just about anything to get it-sometimes at the expense of our bodies brains banks accounts and relationships. So why do we sometimes have the irrepressible feeling that we need something-such as food cigarettes alcohol or sex- that we really just want? And how do we satiate that feeling without indulging it? In Craving Omar Manejwala M.D. translates the neurobiology of this phenomenon into real and accessible terms explaining why we just can't seem to get enough. He then gives us tools and guidance to find satisfaction without giving in to our cravings. Dr. Manejwala explains: how and why our brain drives behavior how to change the part of our brain that fuels our cravings the warning signs that craving is evolving into addiction why craving is the most difficult component of addiction to address why self-help and spiritual groups that use models like the Twelve Steps are so effective at changing behaviors receiving encouragement and remaining accountable -- Provided by publisher
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Cut down to size : achieving success with weight loss surgery / Jennifer Radcliffe
RD540 .R27 2013
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Essential psychotherapies : theory and practice / edited by Stanley B. Messer Alan S. Gurman
The leading survey text for basic psychotherapy courses this book offers authoritative engaging presentations of the 12 most important forms of psychotherapy practiced today. Prominent experts cover traditional treatments as well as influential models that have been developed relatively recently giving students and practitioners a solid grasp of foundational theories techniques and research. Each chapter follows a common set of organizational guidelines features illustrative vignettes and a full case example and concludes with readings and resources to guide further study. New to This Edition Incorporates the latest clinical developments and research. Chapter on third-wave behavior therapies. Each chapter has expanded discussions of the role of the therapeutic relationship and the use of evidence-based practices. Concise chapters make the book even more instructor and student friendly --Provided by publisher
RC480 .E69 2011
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Essential simulation in clinical education / edited by Kirsty Forrest Judy McKimm Simon Edgar
R735 .E77 2013
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Essentials of psychiatric diagnosis : responding to the challenge of DSM-5 / Allen Frances
RC473.D54 F74 2013b
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Ethical problems and genetics practice / Michael Parker
R724 .P26 2013
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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders : interdisciplinary perspectives / edited by Barry Carpenter Carolyn Blackburn and Jo Egerton
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) have emerged as a major phenomenon within the education health criminal justice and social care systems of many countries with current prevalence figures suggesting that one in a hundred children and young people have FASDs. In this publication academics professionals and families from around the world have shared expertise and insights on FASDs. Their combined interdisciplinary perspective makes an invaluable contribution to how we understand and address the complex social educational and health needs associated with this growing group of children and young people. Articulating fundamental knowledge cutting edge initiatives and emerging trends in FASDs this book provides an evidence base that will enable services to identify and respond to the need for action on FASDs. It recognises that families--natural foster or adoptive--are at the heart of this process and that their rich knowledge base grounded in their lived experience is crucial. Any education social care criminal justice or health professional working with children and young people with FASDs and their families will find this book a seminal and authoritative resource -- Provided by publisher
RJ520.P74 F48 2014
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Introduction to addictive behaviors / Dennis L. Thombs Cynthia J. Osborn
This widely adopted text introduces students and practitioners to major contemporary models of addiction. Assuming no prior knowledge in the field the book shows how theory and research can offer a roadmap for effective intervention. It presents multiple perspectives on the causes and mechanisms of substance use problems reviews their strengths and limitations and examines their implications for helping people change their behavior. Evidence-based treatment and prevention strategies are described. Pedagogical Features Include: *Accessible style and clear organization. *Concise end-of-chapter summaries. *Review questions in every chapter. New to This Edition *The latest research on prevention and treatment including current data and revised discussions of genetic influences family treatment models and many other topics. -- Provided by publisher
RC564 .T55 2013
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League of denial : the NFL concussions and the battle for truth / Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru
Both ESPN investigative reporters the authors reveal how the NFL over a period of nearly two decades sought to cover up and deny mounting evidence of the connection between football and brain damage. This narrative moves between the NFL trenches America's research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science it examines how the league used its power and resources to attack independent scientists and elevate its own flawed research
RC1220.F6 F35 2013
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Marijuana : a reference handbook / David E. Newton
RM666.C266 N48 2013
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Nursing theories and models / edited by Fiona Murphy and Christine Smith
These three volumes cover the scope of international publications in nursing knowledge models and theories and take a critical retrospective review of these works
RT41 .N89 2013
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Nursing theories and models / edited by Fiona Murphy and Christine Smith
These three volumes cover the scope of international publications in nursing knowledge models and theories and take a critical retrospective review of these works
RT41 .N89 2013
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Nursing theories and models / edited by Fiona Murphy and Christine Smith
These three volumes cover the scope of international publications in nursing knowledge models and theories and take a critical retrospective review of these works
RT41 .N89 2013
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Pandemics and emerging infectious diseases : the sociological agenda / edited by Robert Dingwall Lily M. Hoffman and Karen Staniland
RA643 .P26 2013
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Project management in health and community services : getting good ideas to work / Judith Dwyer Zhanming Liang Valerie Thiessen Angelita Martini
The use of project management is now well established in the health and community service sector. In this complex environment project managers need to be determined flexible and prepared to respond to emerging evidence and stakeholder demands. This wholly revised edition of Project Management in Health and Community Services challenges the accepted wisdom of project management methods from other fields. It presents tools and techniques to successfully implement good ideas in the health and community service context. From the inception of a good idea to convincing your supervisor to support your project to wrapping up a successful outcome and capturing the lessons learnt Project Management in Health and Community Services offers practical problem-solving strategies and provides a comprehensive guide to managing projects. It uses case studies and examples from the field to illustrate topics such as the project lifecycle project planning execution and evaluation risk management change and effective teams
RA427 .D995 2013
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The quest for health reform : a satirical history / Georges C. Benjamin ... [et al.]
RA418.3.U6 Q84 2013
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Raising Henry : a memoir of motherhood disability and discovery / Rachel Adams
Rachel Adams's life had always gone according to plan. She had an adoring husband a beautiful two-year-old son a sunny Manhattan apartment and a position as a tenured professor at Columbia University. Everything changed with the birth of her second child Henry. Just minutes after he was born doctors told her that Henry had Down syndrome and she knew that her life would never be the same
RJ506.D68 A33 2013
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Ready for air : a journey through premature motherhood / Kate Hopper
For Kate Hopper pregnancy is downright unpleasant. She is tired and heavy and worried and she wants her wine and caffeine back. But then at a routine checkup her doctor frowns down at her chart and says “I’m worried about a couple of things”â€"and unpleasant suddenly seems like paradise. What follows is a harrowing poignant and occasionally hysterical journey through premature motherhood from the starting point of “leaking a little protein” to the early delivery of her tiny daughter due to severe preeclampsia and the beginning of a whole new chapter of frightful lifelong love
RJ250 .H59 2013
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Recovering from multiple sclerosis : real-life stories of hope and inspiration / George Jelinek and Karen Law
A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis conjures up images of wheelchairs and a shortened life but in fact it's possible to regain mobility and make a recovery. These deeply moving life stories of twelve people from around the world offer real hope to people with MS everywhere. These determined women and men have been able to halt the progression of the disease and recover mobility by making significant lifestyle changes including diet sunshine meditation exercise and for some using drug therapy. Based on extended interviews these stories offer an insight into the different journeys to recovery. They also highlight the challenges faced by people with different types of MS and at different stages in the progression of the disease
RC377 .J46 2013
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Resistance training for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease / editors Joseph T. Ciccolo and William J. Kraemer
Resistance training is a form of strength training in which each effort is performed against a specific opposing force generated by resistance. Increasing evidence-based research highlights the importance of not only aerobic exercise but resistance training in the prevention management and treatment of many chronic conditions. This book presents research on the benefits of resistance training for chronic diseases/disorders. Chapters cover resistance training to treat cardiovascular disease metabolic diseases cancer orthopedic diseases and neuromuscular disorders --Provided by publisher
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Rheumatology practice in occupational therapy : promoting lifestyle management / edited by Lynne Goodacre and Margaret McArthur
RC927 .R44 2013
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Sick from freedom : African-American illness and suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction / Jim Downs
Sick from Freedom provides the first study of the health conditions of emancipated slaves and reveals the epidemics illnesses and poverty that former slaves suffered from when slavery ended and freedom began -- Provided by publisher
RA448.5.N4 D69 2012
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Spiritual interventions in child and adolescent psychotherapy / edited by Donald F. Walker and William L. Hathaway
RJ503 .S68 2013
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Starting a successful practice in clinical psychology and counseling : a guide for students in psychology and new career psychologists / Owen J. Bargreen
This book explains how to prepare for and surmount all of the hurdles presented to those who hope to eventually develop a lucrative and rewarding practice in clinical psychology. It is the first of its kind to focus primarily on financial success though it does also look at the personal stresses and rewards of the profession. The author provides tips from his own experience and from other financially successful private practice psychologists and offers business techniques and pointers that are not explained in training programs --Provided by publisher
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The suicidal patient : clinical and legal standards of care / Bruce Bongar and Glenn Sullivan
RC569 .B66 2013
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Taking charge of ADHD : the complete authoritative guide for parents / Russell A. Barkley PHD
Provides a step-by-step plan for ADHD diagnosis and treatment behavior management strategies for helping children succeed at school and in social situations and information on advances in research
RJ506.H9 B373 2013
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Therapeutic communication : knowing what to say when / Paul L. Wachtel postscript by Ellen F. Wachtel
A uniquely practical guide and widely adopted text this book shows precisely what therapists can say at key moments to enhance the process of healing and change. Paul Wachtel explains why some communications in therapy are particularly effective while others that address essentially the same content may actually be countertherapeutic. He offers clear and specific guidelines for how to ask questions and make comments in ways that facilitate collaborative exploration and promote change. Illustrated with vivid case examples the book is grounded in an integrative theory that draws from features of psychodynamic cognitive-behavioral systemic and experiential approaches --Provided by publisher
RC480.8 .W33 2011
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The therapist's guide to addiction medicine : a handbook for addiction counselors and therapists / Barry Solof
RC564.15 .S64 2013
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Therapy in the real world : effective treatments for challenging problems / Nancy Boyd-Franklin Elizabeth N. Cleek Matt Wofsy Brian Mundy
Helping beginning and experienced therapists cope with the myriad challenges of working in agencies clinics hospitals and private practice this book distills the leading theories and best practices in the field. The authors provide a clear approach to engaging diverse clients and building rapport interweaving evidence-based techniques to meet therapeutic goals and intervening effectively with individuals families groups and larger systems. Practitioners will find tools for addressing the needs of their clients while caring for themselves and avoiding burnout students will find a clear-headed framework for making use of the variety of approaches available in mental health practice. Subject Areas/Keywords: addictions agency CBT clinical training clinician self-care clinics cognitive-behavioral therapy crisis intervention evidence-based treatments families family groups homelessness individuals inpatient mental health mindfulness motivational interviewing multicultural multistressed multisystems outpatient poverty psychotherapy racial diversity recovery relapse prevention supervision Audience: Clinical psychologists clinical social workers psychiatric nurses family therapists substance abuse treatment professionals and counselors -- Provided by publisher
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Treating complex traumatic stress disorders : scientific foundations and therapeutic models / edited by Christine A. Courtois Julian D. Ford Foreword by Judith L. Herman Afterword by Bessel A. van der Kolk
RC552.P67 T763 2014
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Treating complex traumatic stress disorders in children and adolescents : scientific foundations and therapeutic models / edited by Julian D. Ford Christine A. Courtois
RJ506.P66 T743 2013
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Treating NVLD in children : professional collaborations for positive outcomes / Jessica Broitman John M. Davis editors
RJ506.L4 T74 2013
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Treating substance abuse : theory and technique
RC564 .T7347 2014
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Understanding children with autism spectrum disorders : educators partnering with families / Michelle R. Haney
As prevalence rates and awareness of autism spectrum disordersSD) increase educators need to have a basic understanding of the disorders and how to teach affected children. In an accessible manner Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Educators Partnering with Families introduces the significant body of research and theory in the field of autism within the larger context of understanding the unique sociocultural dimensions of individuals with ASD and their families. Key features: Interviews and case studies are presented featuring interviews with parents and teachers of children with ASD individuals with ASD and top researchers in the field the text emphasizes the significance of lifespan transitions for children with ASD and discusses planning and implementation of developmentally-appropriate services and supports The importance of working with families and understanding cultural context is incorporated throughout evidence-based practices are discussed throughout providing processes for evaluating empirical support for interventions while respecting parental beliefs and preferences for certain types of supports teaching tips at the end of each chapter provide students with ideas for working with students with ASD in the classroom
RC553.A88 H353 2013
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The vegucation of Robin : how real food saved my life / Robin Quivers with Rachel Holtzman
The key to having the life you've always wanted lies in your kitchen. Quivers reveals how a switch to a vegan lifestyle has been a fundamental part of her overall health-improvement goals. She shares memories about her transition to a vegan lifestyle while sharing favorite recipes
RA776 .Q68 2013
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Yoga therapy for children with autism and special needs / Louise Goldberg
RJ133.7 .G65 2013
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Military and Naval Science

A short bright flash : Augustin Fresnel and the birth of the modern lighthouse / Theresa Levitt
Describes the life of the man who invented a new lighthouse lens capable of shining brighter farther and more efficiently than existing light sources and his fight against the scientific elite his poor health and the limits of his era's technology
VK1015 .L48 2013
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Music

Anyone who had a heart : my life and music / Burt Bacharach with Robert Greenfield
Over the past six decades Burt Bacharach's songwriting has touched millions of listeners all over the world. Here Bacharach steps out from behind the music to give an honest engaging look at his life--from his work with Hal David Dionne Warwick Elvis Costello and many others to his tumultuous marriages and the devastating fate of his beloved daughter. Growing up in Forest Hills NY during the 1930s and 1940s Bacharach fell in love with music after sneaking into a Manhattan club to see the legendary Dizzy Gillespie. After a stint in the Korean War he toured the world with Marlene Dietrich wrote an endless string of hits scored numerous Hollywood films married movie star Angie Dickinson and composed the music for the Broadway hit Promises Promises. While he soared professionally Bacharach's private life was dominated by the never-ending search for love--and the heartbreak that comes when it is lost--which is reflected in his greatest songs.--From publisher description
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Experiencing Stravinsky : a listener's companion / Robin Maconie
ML410.S932 M26 2013
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Fear of music / by Jonathan Lethem
Discusses the process behind writing and recording of Talking Head's album Fear of music
ML421.T27 L47 2013
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The Million Dollar Quartet : Jerry Lee Carl Elvis & Johnny / Stephen Miller
ML400 .M61 2013
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Music production : recording : a guide for producers engineers and musicians / Carlos Lellis Ferreira
ML3790 .F49 2013
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Nilsson : the life of a singer-songwriter / Alyn Shipton
He won Grammy awards wrote and recorded hit songs and yet no figure in popular music is as much of a paradox or as underrated as Harry Nilsson. In this first ever full-length biography Alyn Shipton traces Nilsson's life from his Brooklyn childhood to his Los Angeles adolescence and his gradual emergence as a uniquely talented singer-songwriter. With interviews from friends family and associates and material drawn from an unfinished autobiography Shipton probes beneath the enigma to discover the real Harry Nilsson. Nilsson shunned live performance--his venue was the recording studio. He was a gifted composer of songs for a wide variety of performers including the Ronettes the Yardbirds and the Monkees yet Nilsson's own biggest hits were almost all written by other songwriters. He won two Grammy awards had two top ten singles numerous album successes and wrote a number of songs that still sound remarkably fresh and original today. Near the end of his life Nilsson's career was marked by voice-damaging substance abuse and the infamous deaths of both Keith Moon and Mama Cass in his London flat. Alyn Shipton's biography offers readers an intimate portrait of a man who has seemed both famous and unknowable--until now.--From publisher description
ML420.N6985 S45 2013
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Philosophizing rock performance : Dylan Hendrix Bowie / Wade Hollingshaus
ML3534 .H64 2013
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Ritual meanings in the fifteenth-century motet / Robert Nosow
ML3275 .N65 2012
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Roger Waters : the man behind The Wall / Dave Thompson
To some he is the face behind classic Pink Floyd. To others he is the temperament behind some of the greatest albums of the rock era. And to others still he is one of the most original songwriters of a generation that overflows with notable talent. To all he is an enigma: a rock star who not only eschewed stardom but also spent much of his career railing against it. But to call Roger Waters a mass of contradictions is simply taking the easy way out. He is so much more than that. Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall is the first full biography of the author of The Dark Side of the Moon Wish You Were Here and of course The Wall . It traces his life from war-torn suburbia to the multitude of wars he has fought since then with his bandmates with his audience and most of all with himself. Packed with insight and exclusive interviews with friends and associates Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall dismantles the wall brick by brick revealing the man who built it in all his glory.--Book jacket
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The singer's guide to complete health / edited by Anthony F. Jahn
MT821 .S57 2013
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Sweet dreams : the world of Patsy Cline / edited by Warren R. Hofstra
ML420.C57 S84 2013
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Tony Allen : an autobiography of the master drummer of afrobeat / Tony Allen with Michael E. Veal
ML399.A455 A3 2013
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Turn around bright eyes : the rituals of love & karaoke / Rob Sheffield
ML423.S537 A3 2013
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Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion

"Meḳorot u-mesorot. English;""The formation of the Babylonian Talmud / David Weiss Halivni introduced translated and annotated by Jeffrey L. Rubenstein"""
BM503.5 .H3413 2013
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The age of the sages : the axial age in Asia and the Near East / Mark W. Muesse
BL1033 .M84 2013
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Beyond significance testing : statistics reform in the behavioral sciences / Rex B. Kline
BF39 .K59 2013
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Caiaphas the high priest / Adele Reinhartz
BS2452.C34 R45 2013
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Child temperament : new thinking about the boundary between traits and illness / David Rettew
BF723.T53 R48 2013
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Creator God evolving world / Cynthia Crysdale and Neil Ormerod
BL240.3 .C7485 2013
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Do hard things : a teenage rebellion against low expectations / by Alex & Brett Harris
Two Christian teenage writers challenge their peers to create a brighter future combating the idea of adolescence as a vacation from responsibility and providing humorous personal anecdotes practical examples and stories of real-life rebelutionaries in action
BV4598.2 .H36 2013
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Early Arabic Christian contributions to Trinitarian theology / Thomas W. Ricks
The doctrine of the Trinity is the keystone of Christian faith and teaching yet most of the secondary accounts on the development of this crucial doctrine do not extend Nicaea and pay scant attention to vital cultural traffic. In this volume Thomas W. Ricks examines the exposition of the doctrine of the Trinity in a set of texts from key Arabic Christian thinkers from the eighth and ninth centuries and demonstrates that fresh thinking of this cornerstone doctrine occurred in the new context of a reigning Islamic culture in this context Christian theologians discovered the salience of the Nicene doctrine while engaging a new religious partner --Page 4 of cover
BT109 .R53 2013
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Embracing epistemic humility : confronting triumphalism in three Abrahamic religions / Donald Marvin Borchert
BL80.3 .B66 2013
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Eros and the Christ : longing and envy in Paul's Christology / David E. Frederickson
The self-emptying of Christ (kenosis) in Philippians 2 has long been the focus of attention by Christian theologians and interpreters of Paul's christology. David E. Fredrickson sheds dramatic new light on familiar texts by discussing the centuries-old language of love and longing in Greek and Roman epistolary literature showing that a physics of desire was related to notions of power and dominance. Paul's kenotic Christology challenged not only received notions of the power of the gods but of the very nature of love itself as a component of human society
BT205 .F74 2013
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Geographical psychology : exploring the interaction of environment and behavior / edited by Peter J. Rentfrow
BF353 .G47 2014
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Hardwiring happiness : the new brain science of contentment calm and confidence / Rick Hanson PhD
SEE THROUGH THE LIES YOUR BRAIN TELLS YOU Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Your brain was wired this way when it evolved primed to learn quickly from bad experiences but not so much from the good ones. It's an ancient survival mechanism that turned the brain into Velcro for the negative but Teflon for the positive. Life isn't easy and having a brain wired to take in the bad and ignore the good makes us worried irritated and stressed instead of confident secure and happy. Every day is filled with opportunities to build these strengths inside but the brain is designed to ignore and waste them. This makes you come down harder on yourself than you do other people feel inadequate even though you get a hundred things done and lonely even when support is all around. Dr. Rick Hanson an acclaimed neuropsychologist and internationally bestselling author shows us what we can do to override the brain's default programming. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures that stick to happiness love confidence and peace. Dr. Hanson's four steps build a brain strong enough to withstand its ancient negativity bias allowing contentment and a powerful sense of well-being to become the new normal. In mere minutes each day we can transform our brains into oases of calm and happiness. We can hardwire in happiness -- Provided by publisher
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Leading with humility / Rob Nielsen Jennifer A. Marrone & Holly S. Ferraro
BF637.L4 N53 2013
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Mind and cosmos : why the materialist neo-Darwinian conception of nature is almost certainly false / Thomas Nagel
The modern materialist approach to life has conspicuously failed to explain such central mind-related features of our world as consciousness intentionality meaning and value. This failure to account for something so integral to nature as mind argues philosopher Thomas Nagel is a major problem threatening to unravel the entire naturalistic world picture extending to biology evolutionary theory and cosmology. Since minds are features of biological systems that have developed through evolution the standard materialist version of evolutionary biology is fundamentally incomplete. And the cosmological history that led to the origin of life and the coming into existence of the conditions for evolution cannot be a merely materialist history either. An adequate conception of nature would have to explain the appearance in the universe of materially irreducible conscious minds as such. Nagel's skepticism is not based on religious belief or on a belief in any definite alternative. In Mind and Cosmos he does suggest that if the materialist account is wrong then principles of a different kind may also be at work in the history of nature principles of the growth of order that are in their logical form teleological rather than mechanistic. In spite of the great achievements of the physical sciences reductive materialism is a world view ripe for displacement. Nagel shows that to recognize its limits is the first step in looking for alternatives or at least in being open to their possibility.-- Publisher description
BD511 .N34 2012
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Models of God and alternative ultimate realities / edited by Jeanine Diller Asa Kasher
BL51 .M663 2013b
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The mystery of existence : why is there anything at all? / edited by John Leslie Robert Lawrence Kuhn
BD311 .L47 2013
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Probably approximately correct : nature's algorithms for learning and prospering in a complex world / Leslie Valiant
Provides a model of how effective behavior can be learned even in a world as complex as our own shedding new light on human nature
BF39.3 .V35 2013
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The Rorschach Inkblot Test : an interpretive guide for clinicians / James P. Choca
In this highly readable interpretive guide to the Rorschach Inkblot Test James Choca describes the uses to which it is best suited. Used appropriately the Rorschach uniquely reveals a person's level of energy control of emotions and thought processes--something that other tests are unable to do. Choca reviews the current literature emphasizing those markers that have the strongest scientific support and illustrates how to integrate the science and clinical art of Rorschach interpretation when working with patients. Case examples deftly illuminate these principles. After reading this book graduate students and professionals will have acquired a solid foundation for administering and interpreting this constructive clinical tool
BF698.8.R5 C46 2013
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Ugly : the aesthetics of everything / Stephen Bayley
BH301.U5 B39 2013
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Winning through intimidation : how to be the victor not the victim in business and in life / by Robert Ringer
BF637.S8 R48 2013
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Political Science

The gamble : choice and chance in the 2012 presidential election / John Sides and Lynn Vavreck
JK1968 2012 .S54 2013
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Network theory in the public sector : building new theoretical frameworks / edited by Robyn Keast Myrna Mandell and Robert Agranoff
JF1351 .N426 2014
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Public papers of the presidents of the United States
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The ratification of the Federal Constitution in North Carolina / by Louise Irby Trenholme
JK161 .N8 1967
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Transforming America : perspectives on U.S. immigration / Michael C. LeMay editor
JV6483 .T73 2013
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Transforming America : perspectives on U.S. immigration / Michael C. LeMay editor
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Transforming America : perspectives on U.S. immigration / Michael C. LeMay editor
JV6483 .T73 2013
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Science

"Raupen wunderbare Verwandelung und sonderbare Blumen-Nahrung. Plates;""Flowers butterflies and insects : all 154 engravings from Erucarum Ortus / Maria Sibylla Merian"""
QL466 .M56 1991
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"Torat ha-miśḥaḳim. English;""Game theory / Michael Maschler Eilon Solan Shmuel Zamir translated from Hebrew by Ziv Hellman English editor Mike Borns"""
Covering both noncooperative and cooperative games this comprehensive introduction to game theory also includes some advanced chapters on auctions games with incomplete information games with vector payoffs stable matchings and the bargaining set. Mathematically oriented the book presents every theorem alongside a proof. The material is presented clearly and every concept is illustrated with concrete examples from a broad range of disciplines. With numerous exercises the book is a thorough and extensive guide to game theory from undergraduate through graduate courses in economics mathematics computer science engineering and life sciences to being an authoritative reference for researchers -- Provided by publisher
QA269 .Z3613 2013
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"Virtualʹnye uzly. English;""Virtual knots : the state of the art / by Vassily Olegovich Manturov & Denis Petrovich Ilyutko"""
The book is the first systematic research completely devoted to a comprehensive study of virtual knots and classical knots as its integral part. The book is self-contained and contains up-to-date exposition of the key aspects of virtualnd classical) knot theory. Virtual knots were discovered by Louis Kauffman in 1996. When virtual knot theory arose it became clear that classical knot theory was a small integral part of a larger theory and studying properties of virtual knots helped one understand better some aspects of classical knot theory and encouraged the study of further problems. Virtual knot theory finds its applications in classical knot theory. Virtual knot theory occupies an intermediate position between the theory of knots in arbitrary three-manifold and classical knot theory. In this book we present the latest achievements in virtual knot theory including Khovanov homology theory and parity theory due to V O Manturov and graph-link theory due to both authors. By means of parity one can construct functorial mappings from knots to knots filtrations on the space of knots refine many invariants and prove minimality of many series of knot diagrams. Graph-links can be treated as diagramless knot theory : such links have crossings but they do not have arcs connecting these crossings. It turns out however that to graph-links one can extend many methods of classical and virtual knot theories in particular the Khovanov homology and the parity theory. --Publisher's website
QA612.2 .M36413 2012
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100 commonly asked questions in math class : answers that promote mathematical understanding grades 6-12 / Alfred S. Posamentier William Farber Terri Germain-Williams Elaine Paris Bernd Thaller Ingmar Lehmann
QA139 .P65 2013
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A matter of density : exploring the electron density concept in the chemical biological and materials sciences / edited by N. Sukumar Department of Chemistry Shiv Nadar University Dadri UP India
Electron density is one of the fundamental concepts underpinning modern chemistry and this book presents a conceptual treatment of the subject with equal emphasis on computational and philosophical questions. Beginning with the use of probabilities in statistical physics and the origins of quantum mechanics the conceptual and statistical framework developed is employed to treat quantum entanglement Bader's theory of atoms in molecules open systems and the theory of insulators. Employing a coherent and logical structure the book is accessible to students and faculty working in chemistry and computational materials science -- Provided by publisher
QC793.5.E626 M38 2013
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A national strategy for advancing climate modeling / Committee on a National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling Board on Atmospheric Studies and Climate Division on Earth and Life Studies
As climate change has pushed climate patterns outside of historic norms the need for detailed projections is growing across all sectors including agriculture insurance and emergency preparedness planning. A National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling emphasizes the needs for climate models to evolve substantially in order to deliver climate projections at the scale and level of detail desired by decision makers this report finds. Despite much recent progress in developing reliable climate models there are still efficiencies to be gained across the large and diverse U.S. climate modeling community. Evolving to a more unified climate modeling enterprise-in particular by developing a common software infrastructure shared by all climate researchers and holding an annual climate modeling forum-could help speed progress. Throughout this report several recommendations and guidelines are outlined to accelerate progress in climate modeling. The U.S. supports several climate models each conceptually similar but with components assembled with slightly different software and data output standards. If all U.S. climate models employed a single software system it could simplify testing and migration to new computing hardware and allow scientists to compare and interchange climate model components such as land surface or ocean models. A National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling recommends an annual U.S. climate modeling forum be held to help bring the nation's diverse modeling communities together with the users of climate data. This would provide climate model data users with an opportunity to learn more about the strengths and limitations of models and provide input to modelers on their needs and provide a venue for discussions of priorities for the national modeling enterprise and bring disparate climate science communities together to design common modeling experiments. In addition A National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling explains that U.S. climate modelers will need to address an expandi
QC869 .N38 2012
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A single sky : how an international community forged the science of radio astronomy / David P.D. Munns
QB475.A25 M86 2013
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A tale of seven elements / Eric Scerri
In 1913 English physicist Henry Moseley established an elegant method for counting the elements based on atomic number ranging them from hydrogen (#1) to uranium (#92). It soon became clear however that seven elements were mysteriously missing from the line up--seven elements unknown to science. In his well researched and engagingly narrative Eric Scerri presents the intriguing stories of these seven elements--protactinium hafnium rhenium technetium francium astatine and promethium. The book follows the historical order of discovery roughly spanning the two world wars beginning
QD467 .S3475 2013
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A tour of C++ / Bjarne Stroustrup
QA76.73.C153 S83 2014
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Advanced mechanics : from Euler's determinism to Arnold's chaos / S.G. Rajeev
QA805 .R35 2013
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Advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology : selected peer reviewed papers from the international conference on nanoscience and nanotechnology (ICNN 2011) July 6-8 2011 Coimbatore India / edited by S. Velumani and N. Muthukumarasamy
QC176.8.N35 A3825 2013
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Annual review of microbiology
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Apocalyptic planet : field guide to the future of the earth / Craig Childs
Discusses the Earth's inherent instability and susceptibility toward violent natural disasters and climate extremes challenging beliefs about apocalyptic inevitabilities while revealing how to change humanity's place within the planet's cycles
QB631.2 .C48 2013
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Balancing mathematics instruction : practical ways to effectively implement the math common core / Jan R. Christinson
QA13 .C47 2013
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Beginning Windows 8 application development - HTML and JavaScript edition / by Scott Isaacs Kyle Burns
QA76.76.A65 I733 2013
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Beginning windows 8 data development : using c# and javascript / Vinodh Kumar
QA76.76.A65 K8537 2013
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Between certainty and uncertainty : statistics and probability in five units with notes on historical origins and illustrative numerical examples / Ludomir M. Laudanski
QA273.15 .L38 2013
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Blown away : a year through the lens of the tornado hunter / Greg Johnson
QC955.5.U6 J63 2012
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Calculus on normed vector spaces / Rodney Coleman
QA322.2 .C65 2012
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Climate and catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic world in the age of revolution / Sherry Johnson
QC987.C8 J64 2011
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Climate and social stress : implications for security analysis / Committee on Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Social and Political Stresses Board on Environmental Change and Society Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
In recent years with the accumulation of scientific evidence indicating that the global climate is moving outside the bounds of past experience and can be expected to put new stresses on societies around the world the U.S. intelligence and security communities have begun to examine a variety of plausible scenarios through which climate change might pose or alter security risks. As this study developed we focused our efforts in three specific ways. First we focused on social and political stresses outside the United States because such stresses are the main focus of the intelligence community. Second we concentrated on security risks that might arise from situations in which climate events (e.g. droughts heat waves or storms) have consequences that exceed the capacity of affected countries or populations to cope and respond. This focus led us to exclude for example climate events that might directly affect the ability of the U.S. military to conduct its missions or that might contribute directly to international competition or conflict (e.g. over sea lanes or natural resources in the Arctic). We also excluded the security implications of policies that countries might undertake to protect themselves from perceived threats of climate change (e.g. geoengineering to reduce global warming or buying foreign agricultural land to ensure domestic food supplies). These kinds of climate-security connections could prove highly significant and deserve further study and analysis. They could also interact with the connections that are our main focus for example an action such as buying foreign agricultural land might go almost unnoticed at first only creating a crisis when the country where the land is located experiences a crop failure it cannot manage with imports. Third we concentrated on the relatively near term by emphasizing climate-driven security risks that call for action by the intelligence community within the coming decade either to respond to security threats or to anticipate them. Although these cho
QC981.8.C5 C5112 2013
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Coding places : software practice in a South American city / Yuri Takhteyev
QA76.76.D47 T345 2012
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Collector's guide to the feldspar group / Robert J. Lauf
QE391.F3 L38 2013
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Developing mobile games with Moai SDK : learn the basics of Moai SDK through developing games / Francisco Tufró
QA76.59 .T84 2013
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Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian / A. Douglas Stone
Einstein and the Quantum reveals for the first time the full significance of Albert Einstein's contributions to quantum theory. Einstein famously rejected quantum mechanics observing that God does not play dice. But in fact he thought more about the nature of atoms molecules and the emission and absorption of light--the core of what we now know as quantum theory--than he did about relativity. A compelling blend of physics biography and the history of science Einstein and the Quantum shares the untold story of how Einstein--not Max Planck or Niels Bohr--was the driving force behind early quantum theory. It paints a vivid portrait of the iconic physicist as he grappled with the apparently contradictory nature of the atomic world in which its invisible constituents defy the categories of classical physics behaving simultaneously as both particle and wave. And it demonstrates how Einstein's later work on the emission and absorption of light and on atomic gases led directly to Erwin Schrödinger's breakthrough to the modern form of quantum mechanics. The book sheds light on why Einstein ultimately renounced his own brilliant work on quantum theory due to his deep belief in science as something objective and eternal.A book unlike any other Einstein and the Quantum offers a completely new perspective on the scientific achievements of the greatest intellect of the twentieth century showing how Einstein's contributions to the development of quantum theory are more significant perhaps than even his legendary work on relativity -- Provided by publisher
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Einstein gravity in a nutshell / A. Zee
This unique textbook provides an accessible introduction to Einstein's general theory of relativity a subject of breathtaking beauty and supreme importance in physics. With his trademark blend of wit and incisiveness A. Zee guides readers from the fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics to the most exciting frontiers of research today including de Sitter and anti-de Sitter spacetimes Kaluza-Klein theory and brane worlds. Unlike other books on Einstein gravity this book emphasizes the action principle and group theory as guides in constructing physical theories. Zee treats various topics in a spiral style that is easy on beginners and includes anecdotes from the history of physics that will appeal to students and experts alike. He takes a friendly approach to the required mathematics yet does not shy away from more advanced mathematical topics such as differential forms. The extensive discussion of black holes includes rotating and extremal black holes and Hawking radiation. The ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell also provides an essential resource for professional physicists and is accessible to anyone familiar with classical mechanics and electromagnetism. It features numerous exercises as well as detailed appendices covering a multitude of topics not readily found elsewhere. Provides an accessible introduction to Einstein's general theory of relativity Guides readers from Newtonian mechanics to the frontiers of modern research Emphasizes symmetry and the Einstein-Hilbert action Covers topics not found in standard textbooks on Einstein gravity Includes interesting historical asides Features numerous exercises and detailed appendices Ideal for students physicists and scientifically minded lay readers Solutions manualvailable only to teachers) -- Provided by publisher
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Games and mathematics : subtle connections / David Wells
The appeal of games and puzzles is timeless and universal. In this unique book David Wells explores the fascinating connections between games and mathematics proving that mathematics is not just about tedious calculation but imagination insight and intuition. The first part of the book introduces games puzzles and mathematical recreations including the Tower of Hanoi knight tours on a chessboard Nine Men's Morris and more. The second part explains how thinking about playing games can mirror the thinking of a mathematician using scientific investigation tactics and strategy and sharp observation. Finally the author considers game-like features found in a wide range of human behaviours illuminating the role of mathematics and helping to explain why it exists at all. This thought-provoking book is perfect for anyone with a thirst for mathematics and its hidden beauty a good high school grounding in mathematics is all the background that's required and the puzzles and games will suit pupils from 14 years -- Provided by publisher
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Glassy disordered systems : glass formation and universal anomalous low-energy properties / Michael I. Klinger Bar-Ilan University Israel
QC173.4.G53 K55 2013
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The Golden ticket : P NP and the search for the impossible / Lance Fortnow
The P-NP problem is the most important open problem in computer science if not all of mathematics. The Golden Ticket provides a nontechnical introduction to P-NP its rich history and its algorithmic implications for everything we do with computers and beyond. In this informative and entertaining book Lance Fortnow traces how the problem arose during the Cold War on both sides of the Iron Curtain and gives examples of the problem from a variety of disciplines including economics physics and biology. He explores problems that capture the full difficulty of the P-NP dilemma from discovering the shortest route through all the rides at Disney World to finding large groups of friends on Facebook. But difficulty also has its advantages. Hard problems allow us to safely conduct electronic commerce and maintain privacy in our online lives. The Golden Ticket explores what we truly can and cannot achieve computationally describing the benefits and unexpected challenges of the P-NP problem -- Provided by publisher
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Good science bad science pseudoscience and just plain bunk : how to tell the difference / Peter A. Daempfle
Q175 .D174 2013
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Gravity : how the weakest force in the universe shaped our lives / Brian Clegg
Physicists will tell you that four forces control the universe. Of these gravity may be the most obvious but it is also the most mysterious. Newton managed to predict the force of gravity but couldn't explain how it worked at a distance. Einstein picked up on the simple premise that gravity and acceleration are interchangeable to devise his mind-bending general relativity showing how matter warps space and time. Not only did this explain how gravity worked - and how apparently simple gravitation has four separate components - but it predicted everything from black holes to gravity's effect on time. Whether it's the reality of anti-gravity or the unexpected discovery that a ball and a laser beam drop at the same rate gravity is the force that fascinates --Book jJacket
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Handbook of finite fields / Gary L. Mullen Daniel Panario
Poised to become the leading reference in the field the Handbook of Finite Fields is exclusively devoted to the theory and applications of finite fields. More than 80 international contributors compile state-of-the-art research in this definitive handbook. Edited by two renowned researchers the book uses a uniform style and format throughout and each chapter is self contained and peer reviewed. The first part of the book traces the history of finite fields through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The second part presents theoretical properties of finite fields covering polynomials special functions sequences algorithms curves and related computational aspects. The final part describes various mathematical and practical applications of finite fields in combinatorics algebraic coding theory cryptographic systems biology quantum information theory engineering and other areas. The book provides a comprehensive index and easy access to over 3000 references enabling you to quickly locate up-to-date facts and results regarding finite fields -- Provided by publisher
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Handbook of vitamins / editors Janos Zempleni John W. Suttie Jesse F. Gregory III Patrick J. Stover
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How the ray gun got its zap : odd excursions into optics / Stephen R. Wilk
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Interpretation : making a difference on purpose / Sam H. Ham
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The Korepin festschrift : from statistical mechanics to quantum information science : a collection of articles written in honor of the 60th birthday of Vladimir Korepin / editors Leong Chuan Kwek Simone Severini Haibin Su
QC174.12 .K67 2013
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Limits of computation : an introduction to the undecidable and the intractable / Edna E. Reiter Clayton Matthew Johnson
Preface To the student: We think that the theory dealing with what is hard about computationnd what is impossible!) is challenging but fun. This book grows out of these ideas and our approach to teaching a course in computational complexity. There is no doubt that some of the material in these chapters is what might be called wrap your brain around it material where a first reaction might be that the authors are pulling off a trick like a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat. For instance consider the proof--using proof by contradiction--that there can be no algorithm to tell whether a program written in C++ will go into an infinite loop. One reaction upon reaching the contradiction at the end of the proof might be that there must be a misstep somewhere in the proof another might be that there cannot really be a contradiction. Only after reading rereading and carefully considering each step can the student buy in to the proof. There are no shortcuts here this is not reading to be done with the television playing in the background -- Provided by publisher
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The lost history of the New Madrid earthquakes / Conevery Bolton Valencius
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Magnificent Principia : exploring Isaac Newton's masterpiece / Colin Pask
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Methods of numerical integration / Philip J. Davis Philip Rabinowitz
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Moving data : the iPhone and the future of media / edited by Pelle Snickars & Patrick Vonderau
Featuring an eclectic mix of original essays Moving Data explores the iPhone as technological prototype lifestyle gadget and platform for media creativity. Media experts cultural critics and scholars consider the device's newness and usability--even its lickability --And its biographical story. The book illuminates patterns of consumption the fate of solitude against smartphone ubiquity the economy of the App Store and its perceived crisis of choice and the distance between the accessibility of digital information and the protocols governing its use. Alternating between critical and conceptual analyses essays link the design of participatory media to the iPhone's technological features and sharing routines and they follow the extent to which the pleasures of gesture-based interfaces are redefining media use and sensory experience. They also consider how user-led innovations collaborative mapping and creative empowerment are understood and reconciled through changes in mobile surveillance personal rights and prescriptive social software. Presenting a range of perspectives and arguments this book reorients the practice and study of media critique -- Provided by publisher
QA76.8.I64 M68 2012
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My brief history / Stephen Hawking
Hawking recounts his improbable journey from postwar London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. A witty and candid account which introduces readers to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him Einstein the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of physics and cosmology. Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of ALS and explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onward through numerous intellectual breakthroughs
QC16.H33 A3 2013
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Near-Earth objects : finding them before they find us / Donald K. Yeomans
Of all the natural disasters that could befall us only an Earth impact by a large comet or asteroid has the potential to end civilization in a single blow. Yet these near-Earth objects also offer tantalizing clues to our solar system's origins and someday could even serve as stepping-stones for space exploration. In this book Donald Yeomans introduces readers to the science of near-Earth objects--its history applications and ongoing quest to find near-Earth objects before they find us. In its course around the sun the Earth passes through a veritable shooting gallery of millions of nearby comets and asteroids. One such asteroid is thought to have plunged into our planet sixty-five million years ago triggering a global catastrophe that killed off the dinosaurs. Yeomans provides an up-to-date and accessible guide for understanding the threats posed by near-Earth objects and also explains how early collisions with them delivered the ingredients that made life on Earth possible. He shows how later impacts spurred evolution allowing only the most adaptable species to thrive--in fact we humans may owe our very existence to objects that struck our planet. Yeomans takes readers behind the scenes of today's efforts to find track and study near-Earth objects. He shows how the same comets and asteroids most likely to collide with us could also be mined for precious natural resources like water and oxygen and used as watering holes and fueling stations for expeditions to Mars and the outermost reaches of our solar system. --From publisher's website
QB651 .Y46 2013
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No better time : the brief remarkable life of Danny Lewin - the genius who transformed the Internet / Molly Knight Raskin
An account of the story of internet genius Danny Lewin presents coverage of his love for Israel the mathematic algorithm that rendered him an instant billionaire his contributions as an anti-terrorism soldier and his tragic death during the September 11 attacks
QA29.L5825 R37 2013
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Oscillations and waves : an introduction / Richard Fitzpatrick
Preface Oscillations and waves are ubiquitous phenomena in the world around us. An oscillation is defined as a disturbance in a physical system that is repetitive in time. A wave is defined as a disturbance in a continuous spatially extended physical system that is both repetitive in time and periodic in space. In general an oscillation involves a continual back and forth flow between two different energy types. For example in the case of a pendulum the two energy types are kinetic and gravitational potential energy. A wave involves similar repetitive energy flows to an oscillation but in addition is capable of transmitting energynd information) from one place to another. Although sound waves and electromagnetic waves for example rely on quite distinct physical mechanisms they nevertheless share many common properties. This is also true of different types of oscillation. It turns out that the common factor linking the various types of wave and oscillation is that they are all described by the same mathematical equations. The aim of this textbook is to develop a unified mathematical theory of oscillations and waves. Examples are drawn from the physics of discrete mechanical systems continuous gases fluids and elastic solids electronic circuits electromagnetic waves optical systems and finally quantum mechanical systems. It is assumed that readers of this book possess a basic familiarity with the laws of physics such as might be obtained from a standard two-semester introductory college-level survey course. Readers are also assumed to be conversant with collegelevel mathematics up to and including algebra trigonometry linear algebra ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations -- Provided by publisher
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Our final invention : artificial intelligence and the end of the human era / James Barrat
Artificial Intelligence helps choose what books you buy what movies you see and even who you date. It puts the smart in your smart phone it has the run of your house and soon it will drive your car. It makes most of the trades on Wall Street and controls vital energy water and transportation infrastructure. But Artificial Intelligence can also threaten our existence. Though primitive today 'intelligent' computer systems double in speed and power each year. In as little as a decade AI could match and then surpass human intelligence. Corporations and government agencies are pouring billions into achieving AI's Holy Grail -- human-level intelligence. Once AI has attained it scientists argue it will have survival drives much like our own. We may be forced to compete with a rival more cunning more powerful and more alien than we can imagine. Through profiles of tech visionaries industry watchdogs and groundbreaking AI systems James Barrat's Our Final Invention explores the perils of the heedless pursuit of advanced AI. Until now human intelligence has had no rival. Can we coexist with computers whose intelligence dwarfs our own? And more to the point: will they allow us to? -- Provided by publisher
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Overheated : the human cost of climate change / Andrew T. Guzman
In Overheated Guzman takes climate change out of the realm of scientific abstraction to explore its real-world consequences. He writes not as a scientist but as an authority on international law and economics --Jacket
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Parallel coordinates : visual multidimensional geometry and its applications / Alfred Inselberg foreword by Ben Shneiderman
This book is about visualization systematically incorporating our fantastic pattern-recognition into the problem-solving process and focusing on Parallel Coordinates. The barrier imposed by our three-dimensional habitation and perceptual experience has been breached by this innovative and versatile methodology. The accurate visualization of multidimensional problems and multivariate data unlocks insights into the role of dimensionality. Beginning with an introductory chapter on geometry the mathematical foundations are intuitively developed Interlaced with applications to data mining information visualization computer vision geometric modeling collision avoidance for air traffic and process-control. Many results appear for the first tlrne. Multidimensional lines planes proxlmltles surfaces and their properties are unambiguously recognized (l.e convexity viewed In any dimension) enabling powerful construction algorithms (for intersections interior-points linear-programming). Key features of Parallel Coordinates: An easy-to-read self-contalned chapter on data mining and information visualization Numerous exerclses with solutions from basic to advanced topics course projects and research directions FastTrack markers throughout providing a quick grasp of essentlal material lnteractlve Learning Module (ILM) CD: designed for classroom demonstration and fun experimentation for mastering key topics and examples cross-referenced in the text Extensive bibliography index and a chapter containing a collectlon of recent results (l.e.vlsualizlng large networks complex-valued functions and more). Parallel Coordinates requires only an elementary knowledge of llnear algebra. It is well-suited for self-study and as a textbook (or cornpanlon) for courses on informatlon visualization data mlnlng mathernatlcs statistics computer science engineerlng finance management manufacturlng in scientific: disciplines and even the arts. --Book jacket
QA185.D37 I57 2009
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Robert Oppenheimer : a life inside the center / Ray Monk
Revered biographer Ray Monk solves the enigma of Robert Oppenheimer's life and personality and brilliantly illuminates his contribution to the revolution in twentieth-century physics. In Robert Oppenheimer Ray Monk delves into the rich and complex intellectual life of America's most fascinating and elusive scientist the father of the atomic bomb. As a young professor at Berkeley the wealthy cultured Oppenheimer finally came into his own as a physicist and also began a period of support for Communist activities. At the high point of his life he was chosen to lead the Manhattan Project and develop the deadliest weapon on earth: the atomic bomb. Upon its creation Oppenheimer feared he had brought mankind to the precipice of self-annihilation and refused to help create the far more powerful hydrogen bomb bringing the wrath of McCarthyite suspicion upon him. In the course of famously dramatic public hearings he was stripped of his security clearance. Drawing on original research and interviews Monk traces the wide range of influences on Oppenheimer's development--his Jewishness his social isolation at Harvard his love of Sanskrit his radical politics. This definitive portrait finally solves the enigma of the extraordinary charming tortured man whose beautiful mind fundamentally reshaped the world -- Provided by publisher
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Robert Recorde : the life and times of a Tudor mathematician / edited by Gareth Roberts and Fenny Smith
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Rough-hewn land : a geologic journey from California to the Rocky Mountains
Rough-Hewn Land tells the geologic story of the American West--the story of its rocks rivers mountains earthquakes and mineral wealth including gold. It tells it by taking you on a 1000-mile-long field trip across the rough side of the continent from the California coast to the Rocky Mountains. This book puts you on the outcrop geologic hammer in hand to explore the evidence for how the spectacular rough-hewn lands of the West came to be. When North America broke free from Eurasia and Africa some 200 million years ago it triggered a cascade of violent geologic events that shaped the West we see today. As the west-moving continent crunched across the seabed of the ancient Pacific islands and assorted pieces of ocean floor collected against its prow to build California--and plant gold there too. Meanwhile mountains squeezed upward from California to Colorado and vast quantities of molten rock seeded the crust with precious metals while spewing volcanic fire across the land. Later the land stretched like an accordion to form the washboard-like Basin and Range province and Great Basin within it while California began to crackle along the San Andreas fault. Throughout the West today a near-constant drumroll of earthquakes testifies to a world still reshaping itself in response to the ceaseless movements of the Earth's tectonic plates. Rough-Hewn Land weaves these stories into the human history of the West. As we follow the adventures of John C. Frémont Mark Twain the Donner party and other historic characters we see how geologic forces have shaped human experience just as they direct the fate of the West today -- Provided by publisher
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Science before Socrates : Parmenides Anaxagoras and the new astronomy / Daniel W. Graham
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Understanding the universe : from quarks to the cosmos / Don Lincoln
The Big Bang the birth of the universe was a singular event. All of the matter of the universe was concentrated at a single point with temperatures so high that even the familiar protons and neutrons of atoms did not yet exist but rather were replaced by a swirling maelstrom of energy matter and antimatter. Exotic quarks and leptons flickered briefly into existence before merging back into the energy sea. This book explains the fascinating world of quarks and leptons and the forces that govern their behavior. Told from an experimental physicist's perspective it forgoes mathematical complexity
QC793.26 .L56 2012
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Weird life : the search for life that is very very different from our own / David Toomey
Introduces unusual life-forms and the scientists who search for them and traces the discoveries of unfamiliar life forms in extreme areas of the solar system
QH313 .T66 2013
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Why is milk white? : & 200 other curious chemistry questions / Alexa Coelho & Simon Quellen Field
Includes answers to perplexing chemistry questions and includes 12 experiments to try at home
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Social Sciences

"CVs and job applications;""How to write successful CVs and job applications / Judith Leigh"""
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"Holz. English;""Wood : a history / Joachim Radkau translated by Patrick Camiller"""
Ötzi the iceman could not do without wood when he was climbing his Alpine glacier nor could medieval cathedral-builders or today's construction companies. From time immemorial the skill of the human hand has developed by working wood so much so that we might say that the handling of wood is a basic element in the history of the human body. The fear of a future wood famine became a panic in the 18th century and sparked the beginnings of modern environmentalism. This book traces the cultural history of wood and offers a highly original account of the connection between the raw material and the human beings who benefit from it. Even more it shows that wood can provide a key for a better understanding of history of the pecularities as well as the varieties of cultures of a co-evolution of nature and culture and even of the rise and fall of great powers. Beginning with Stone Age hunters it follows the twists and turns of the story through the Middle Ages and the Industrial Revolution to the global society of the twenty-first century in which wood is undergoing a varied and unexpected renaissance. Radkau is sceptical of claims that wood is about to disappear arguing that such claims are self-serving arguments promoted by interest groups to secure cheaper access to and control over wood resources. The whole forest and timber industry often strikes the outsider as a world unto itself a hermetically sealed black box but when we lift the lid on this box as Radkau does here we will be surprised by what we find within. Wide-ranging and accessible this rich historical analysis of one of our most cherished natural resources will find a wide readership. --Publisher's website
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Answering tough interview questions for dummies / by Rob Yeung
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Becoming a better boss : why good management is so difficult / Julian Birkinshaw
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Big data : understanding how data powers big business / Bill Schmarzo
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THE BOOK OF MATT: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard / STEPHEN JIMENEZ
Late on the night of October 6 1998 Matthew Shepard a twenty-one-year-old gay college student left a bar in Laramie Wyoming with two alleged 'strangers' Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. Eighteen hours later Matthew was found tied to a log fence on the outskirts of town unconscious and barely alive. He had been pistol-whipped so severely that the mountain biker who discovered his battered frame mistook him for a Halloween scarecrow. Overnight a politically expedient myth took the place of important facts. By the time Matthew died a few days later his name was synonymous with anti-gay hate. Stephen Jimenez went to Laramie to research the story of Matthew Shepard's murder in 2000 after the two men convicted of killing him had gone to prison and after the national media had moved on. His aim was to write a screenplay on what he and the rest of the nation believed to be an open-and-shut case of bigoted violence. As a gay man he felt an added moral imperative to tell Matthew's story. But what Jimenez eventually found in Wyoming was a tangled web of secrets. His exhaustive investigation also plunged him deep into the deadly underworld of drug trafficking. Over the course of a thirteen-year investigation Jimenez traveled to twenty states and Washington DC and interviewed more than a hundred sources. Who was the real Matthew Shepard and what were the true circumstances of his brutal murder? And now that he was larger than life did anyone care? The Book of Matt is sure to stir passions and inspire dialogue as it re-frames this misconstrued crime and its cast of characters proving irrefutably that Matthew Shepard was not killed for being gay but for reasons far more complicated-- and daunting. --From publisher's web site
HV6773.52 .J56 2013
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Children's chances : how countries can move from surviving to thriving / Jody Heymann with Kristen McNeill
Most parents care deeply about their children. If that were enough we would not see the inequalities we currently do in children's opportunities and healthy development--children out of school children laboring children living in poverty. While the scale of the problems can seem overwhelming history has shown that massive progress is possible on problems that once seemed unsolvable. Within the span of less than twenty-five years the proportion of people living in extreme poverty has been cut in half the number of children under age five that die each day has dropped by over 12000 and the percentage of girls attending school has climbed from just three in four to over 90 percent. National action laws and public policies fundamentally shape children's opportunities. Children's Chances urges a transformational shift from focusing solely on survival to targeting children's full and healthy development. Drawing on never-before-available comparative data on laws and public policies in 190 countries Jody Heymann and Kristen McNeill tell the story of what works and what countries around the world are doing to ensure equal opportunities for all children. Covering poverty discrimination education health child labor child marriage and parental care Children's Chances identifies the leaders and the laggards highlights successes and setbacks and provides a guide for what needs to be done to make equal chances for all children a reality. --Publisher's description
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Community lost : the state civil society and displaced survivors of hurricane Katrina / Ronald J. Angel ... [et al.]
Neither government programs nor massive charitable efforts responded adequately to the human crisis that was Hurricane Katrina. In this study the authors use extensive interviews with Katrina evacuees and reports from service providers to identify what helped or hindered the reestablishment of the lives of hurricane survivors who relocated to Austin Texas. Drawing on social capital and social network theory the authors assess the complementary and often conflicting roles of FEMA other governmental agencies and a range of non-governmental organizations in addressing survivors' short- and longer-term needs. While these organizations came together to assist with immediate emergency needs even collectively they could not deal with survivors' long-term needs for employment affordable housing and personal records necessary to rebuild lives. Community Lost provides empirical evidence that civil society organizations cannot substitute for an efficient and benevolent state which is necessary for society to function. --Publisher's website
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Coping with crime : individual and neighborhood reactions / Wesley G. Skogan Michael G. Maxfield
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Courting disaster : intimate stalking culture and criminal justice / Jennifer L. Dunn
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Devalued and distrusted : can the pharmaceutical industry restore its broken image? / John L. LaMattina Ph. D
While the pharmaceutical industry can play an important role in converting the knowledge generated by the Human Genome Project into new medicines it also faces a popular perception that it is simply out to make money by promoting unsafe medicines to an unsuspecting public. Written by former Pfizer president John LaMattina this book addresses the progress that the industry has made in improving its abilities to measure both the risk and benefits of its new medicines where the industry should invest its R & D resources and how the industry can rehabilitate its image. Essential reading for pharmaceutical executives and professionals -- Provided by publisher
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Digital forensics processing and procedures : meeting the requirements of ISO 17020 ISO 17025 ISO 27001 and best practice requirements / by David Watson
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Emergency management and sustainability : defining a profession / by Robert O. Schneider Ph.D. Department of Public Administration University of North Carolina at Pembroke
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Entrepreneurship in the global economy : engine for economic growth / Henry Kressel Thomas V. Lento
Entrepreneurs have long been drivers of innovation in developed countries. They start companies and create new industries that keep economies strong and prosperous. Today however in developing nations such as China state-controlled economies are building robust industries at stunning speed and siphoning off jobs from the West. How can entrepreneurs function in the face of this challenge? Can they continue to create economic value in a globalized business environment? This book addresses the crucial issue of state planning vs. free enterprise and examines specific problems surrounding entrepreneurship in the global economy through nine case histories of entrepreneurial companies. It also looks at how and why government gets involved in economic growth and how entrepreneurs contribute to economic value. Based on this analysis the authors argue that companies can succeed even in controlled economies by understanding the customs and policies of countries where they do business -- Provided by publisher
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Families of children with developmental disabilities : understanding stress and opportunities for growth / David W. Carroll
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Fear and crime in Latin America : redefining state-society relations / Lucía Dammert
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Fear of crime : incivility and the production of a social problem / Dan A. Lewis and Greta Salem
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Food politics : what everyone needs to know / Robert Paarlberg
This book reflects the latest developments and research on today's global food landscape including biofuels the international food market food aid obesity food retailing urban agriculture and food safety. The second edition also features an expanded discussion of the links between water climate change and food as well as farming and the environment. New chapters look at livestock meat and fish and the future of food politics. Paarlberg's book challenges myths and critiques more than a few of today's fashionable beliefs about farming and food
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Gender family and economy : the triple overlap / Rae Lesser Blumberg editor
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Global finance after the crisis : the United States China and the new world order / Richard A. Iley Mervyn K. Lewis
Richard Iley and Mervyn Lewis have written an extremely useful book on the global economy since the Western financial crisis. Well-written well-informed and easily accessible to non-economists it offers much good sense about many questions from the future of the renminbi to that of the United States. They wisely urge that as China's rise continues the United States should engage with China rather than resist it. This is a book full of good judgement that deserves a wide readership. Martin Jacques author When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order The interplay between the macro-economic imbalances notably in the relationship between the USA and China and the more micro-economic shortcomings of the Wests financial systems particularly the lax regulation forms the centre-piece of this excellently written book. In the disputes about the relative culpability of China and the USA for current macro-economic problems they tend to support the Chinese arguments and give well-considered arguments for so doing. This book provides an excellent clear and at times provocative assessment of the course of the macro-monetary problems of the world since the great recession struck. Charles A.E. Goodhart London School of Economics UK This thought-provoking book addresses challenging questions raised in light of the aftermath of the global financial crisis that saw an accelerated rise in the economic growth of China and other emerging market economies while the US Japan and Europe have laboured under the great recession. The authors examine global post-crisis reordering in a long-run context identify five fundamental flaws in global bank business models and document the explosion of gross capital flows. They tackle difficult-to-answer lines of enquiry such as: can zero interest rates and quantitative easing lift the advanced world back to growth or will they be dragged down by the overhang of debt? Might costs on savers retirees and distortions to the pattern
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The great escape : health wealth and the origins of inequality / Angus Deaton
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Handbook on the geopolitics of business / edited by Joseph Mark S. Munoz
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The hour between dog and wolf : risk taking gut feelings and the biology of boom and bust / John Coates
A Wall Street trader-turned-neuroscientist reveals the biology of boom-and-bust cycles to explain the impact of risk taking on body chemistry citing the relationship between testosterone decision making and emotional health
HG101 .C62 2013
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In the secret service : the true story of the man who saved President Reagan's life / Jerry Parr with Carolyn Parr
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Inference and intervention : causal models for business analysis / Michael D. Ryall & Aaron L. Bramson
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The joy of strategy : a business plan for life / Allison Rimm
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Land your dream career : eleven steps to take in college / Tori Randolph Terhune and Betsy A. Hays
Obtaining a college degree does not automatically result in a job let alone a dream career. The authors show readers what they can do in college to successfully pave the way for future employment and provide easy-to-follow strategies for effectively using time on campus to start building a career
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Leadership : a critical text / by Simon Western
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Literacy and deafness : listening and spoken language / Lyn Robertson author
HV2430 .R57 2014
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My Facebook for seniors / Michael Miller
Presents a guide to the fundamentals of the social networking site covering such topics as creating an account finding and following friends posting status updates uploading photographs and videos and managing privacy settings
HM743.F33 M59 2014
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Nonprofits in crisis : economic development risk and the philanthropic Kuznets curve / Nuno S. Themudo
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Play at work : how games inspire breakthrough thinking / Adam L. Penenberg
A fascinating look at how games can help us learn create and innovate Once thought to be nothing more than diversions for children and nerds games have become an integral part of everyday life. Educators are trying to make learning more fun by introducing games into the classroom while cutting-edge managers are doing the same in the workplace. Doctors scientists and entrepreneurs are deploying games to help solve some of the world's most pressing problems. But according to Adam Penenberg it's not the games themselves that improve our lives but rather smart game design and its impact on the brain that can lead us to become immersed in a task we find enjoyable. The individuals and institutions that have used games to achieve this effect are often rewarded with astounding results. Drawing on the latest brain science on attention and engagement plus his own firsthand reporting Penenberg shows how organizations like Google Microsoft hospitals and the military have used game design in bold new ways -- Provided by publisher
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Power verbs for job seekers : hundreds of verbs and phrases to bring your résumés cover letters and job interviews to life / Michael Lawrence Faulkner with Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford
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Q methodology / Bruce McKeown Dan Thomas (Wartburg College)
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Raise the bar : an action-based method for maximum customer reactions / Jon Taffer with Karen Kelly
If there's anyone who can prevent a bar or restaurant from going belly up it's Jon Taffer. Widely considered the greatest authority in the food and beverage hotel and hospitality industries he runs the biggest trade show in the business and has turned around nearly 1000 bars and at least that many restaurants. As host and co-producer of Spike TV's Bar Rescue a documentary-style series Taffer gives struggling bars one last chance to succeed with a mixture of business acumen and tough love. Now he's offering his no-nonsense strategy for eliciting just the right emotional reactions in customers to everyone. Raise the Bar distills the secrets to running a successful enterprise with Reaction Management a strategy and philosophy Taffer developed and uses in his business and on Bar Rescue. It works whether you're running a storefront operation or a web-based company whether you're manufacturing widgets or providing a service. Taffer's overarching philosophy is this: All business is about creating the right reactions in your customers. Even better: You can control those reactions to a very large degree. Raise the Bar is the definitive manual on transforming a bar or restaurant with actionable proven strategies for immediate impact -- Provided by publisher
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Rape work : victims gender and emotions in organization and community context / Patricia Yancey Martin
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Redefining rape : sexual violence in the era of suffrage and segregation / Estelle B. Freedman
Rape has never had a universally accepted definition and the uproar over legitimate rape during the 2012 U.S. elections confirms that it remains a word in flux. Redefining Rape tells the story of the forces that have shaped the meaning of sexual violence in the United States through the experiences of accusers assailants and advocates for change. In this ambitious new history Estelle Freedman demonstrates that our definition of rape has depended heavily on dynamics of political power and social privilege.The long-dominant view of rape in America envisioned a brutal attack on a chaste white woman by a male stranger usually an African American. From the early nineteenth century advocates for women's rights and racial justice challenged this narrow definition and the sexual and political power of white men that it sustained. Between the 1870s and the 1930s at the height of racial segregation and lynching and amid the campaign for woman suffrage women's rights supporters and African American activists tried to expand understandings of rape in order to gain legal protection from coercive sexual relations assaults by white men on black women street harassment and the sexual abuse of children. By redefining rape they sought to redraw the very boundaries of citizenship. Freedman narrates the victories defeats and limitations of these and other reform efforts. The modern civil rights and feminist movements she points out continue to grapple with both the insights and the dilemmas of these first campaigns to redefine rape in American law and culture --Publisher description
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River of hope : forging identity and nation in the Rio Grande borderlands / Omar S. Valerio-Jiménez
In River of Hope Omar S. Valerio-JimeÅ"ez examines state formation cultural change and the construction of identity in the lower Rio Grande region during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He chronicles a history of violence resulting from multiple conquests of resistance and accommodation to state power and of changing ethnic and political identities. The redrawing of borders neither began nor ended the region's long history of unequal power relations. Nor did it lead residents to adopt singular colonial or national identities. Instead their regionalism transnational cultural practices and kinship ties subverted state attempts to control and divide the population. Diverse influences transformed the borderlands as Spain Mexico and the United States competed for control of the region. Indian slaves joined Spanish society Mexicans allied with Indians to defend river communities Anglo Americans and Mexicans intermarried and collaborated and women sued to confront spousal abuse and to secure divorces. Drawn into multiple conflicts along the border Mexican nationals and Mexican Texans (tejanos) took advantage of their transnational social relations and ambiguous citizenship to escape criminal prosecution secure political refuge and obtain economic opportunities. To confront the racialization of their cultural practices and their increasing criminalization tejanos claimed citizenship rights within the United States and in the process created a new identity. --Publisher description
HM753 .V33 2013
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The road to recovery : how and why economic policy must change / Andrew Smithers
HD87 .S59 2013
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The role of emotion and emotion regulation in job stress and well being / edited by Pamela L. Perrewé Christopher C. Rosen Jonathan R.B. Halbesleben
A number of preeminent organizational scientists have come together to examine topics such as emotional boundary management at work emotion regulation within specific employee populations (e.g. armed forces older workers customer service employees) and issues surrounding qualitative approaches to examining emotions in occupational stress research. The lead chapter integrates affect within a control theory-based self-regulation framework which allows the authors to provide novel insight into how velocity made towarde desired states at work affects well-being. --Back cover
HF5548.85 .R65 2013
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Searching for resilience in sustainable development : learning journeys in conservation / John Blewitt and Daniella Tilbury
HC79.E5 B577 2014
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The self-propelled advantage : the parent's guide to raising independent motivated kids who learn with excellence / Joanne Calderwood
HQ769 .C276 2013
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Social work practice with families : a resilliancy-based approach / Mary Patricia Van Hook
HV697 .V36 2014
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Total information risk management : maximizing the value of data and information assets / Alexander Borek ... [et al.]
HF54.5 .B67 2014
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Victims of personal crime : an empirical foundation for a theory of personal victimization / Michael J. Hindelang Michael R. Gottfredson James Garofalo
HV6250.3.U5 H57 1978
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Who owns the future? / Jaron Lanier
Evaluates the negative impact of digital network technologies on the economy and particularly the middle class citing challenges to employment and personal wealth while exploring the potential of a new information economy
HC79.I55 L365 2013
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Technology

Apollo : the epic journey to the moon 1963-1972 / David West Reynolds foreword by Wally Schirra Apollo 7 astronaut afterword by Gene Cernan Apollo 7 astronaut
TL789.8.U6 A58113 2013
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Appetite for life : the thumbs up no yucks guide to getting your kid to be a great eater-including over 100 kid-approved recipes / Stacey Antine
Offers parents advice on feeding children natural nutritious food from breakfast to bedtime featuring over one hundred simple recipes for all three meals plus snack time
TX714 .A576 2012
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Building iPhone and iPad electronic projects / by Mike Westerfield
TK7870 .W74 2013
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Caffeine for sports performance / Louise Burke PhD Ben Desbrow PhD and Lawrence Spriet PhD
TX361.A8 B88 2013
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Coal geology / Larry Thomas
TN802 .T47 2013
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Computers visualization and history : how new technology will transform our understanding of the past / by David J. Staley
T385 .S688 2014
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Consumer reports. Buying guide
TX335.A1 C6
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The end of night : searching for natural darkness in an age of artificial light / Paul Bogard
Describes how ever-present modern artificial lights have changed the way humans experience darkness and bemoans the fact that the primal dark sky can no longer influence science and art
TD195.L52 B64 2013
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The heart of the plate : vegetarian recipes for a new generation / recipes photographs and illustrations by Mollie Katzen
Reinventing the traditional vegetarian repertoire the author of the Moosewood Cookbook presents 250 recipes for simple and healthful dishes that celebrate vegetables in all their glory and juxtapose colors and textures to make weeknight dinners fresh and exciting
TX837 .K25925 2013
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Mastering raku : making ware glazes building kilns firing / Steven Branfman
Raku a low-fire pottery technique that requires quick heating and cooling of the ware offers something that few other firing methods do: a deep and satisfying participation in the firing process itself. Mastering Raku is the definitive book on the subject: a comprehensive hands-on technique-based guide that encourages experimentation. Mastering Raku includes up-to-date technical and creative information how-to photographs new clay and glaze recipes and contemporary inspiration
TT920 .B695 2012
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Mobile security : how to secure privatize and recover your devices : keep your data secure on the go / Tim Speed ... [and four other authors]
The threat of hacking may be the most damaging on the Internet. Mobile technology is changing the way we live work and play but it can leave your personal information dangerously exposed. Your online safety is at risk and the threat of information being stolen from your device is at an all-time high. Your identity is yours yet it can be compromised if you don't manage your phone or mobile device correctly. --Back cover
TK5102.85 .S64 2013
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The nature of craft and the Penland experience / edited by Jean W. McLaughlin
TT157 .N326 2004
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Period costume for stage & screen. Patterns for women's dress 1500-1800 / Jean Hunnisett illustrations by Janette Haslam
TT520 .H932 1991
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Period costume for stage & screen. Patterns for women's dress 1800-1909 / Jean Hunnisett illustrated by Janette Haslam
TT520 .H933 2013
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Period costume for stage & screen. Patterns for women's dress medieval-1500 / Jean Hunnisett illustrations by Kathryn Turner
TT520 .H93 1996
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Rocket girl : the story of Mary Sherman Morgan America's first female rocket scientist / George D. Morgan
Blending a fascinating personal history with dramatic historical events this book brings long-overdue attention to a brilliant woman whose work proved essential for America's early space program. This is the extraordinary true story of America's first female rocket scientist. Told by her son it describes Mary Sherman Morgan's crucial contribution to launching America's first satellite and the author's labyrinthine journey to uncover his mother's lost legacy--one buried deep under a lifetime of secrets political technological and personal. In 1938 a young German rocket enthusiast named Wernher von Braun had dreams of building a rocket that could fly him to the moon. In Ray North Dakota a young farm girl named Mary Sherman was attending high school. In an age when girls rarely dreamed of a career in science Mary wanted to be a chemist. A decade later the dreams of these two disparate individuals would coalesce in ways neither could have imagined. World War II and the Cold War space race with the Russians changed the fates of both von Braun and Mary Sherman Morgan. When von Braun and other top engineers could not find a solution to the repeated failures that plagued the nascent US rocket program North American Aviation where Sherman Morgan then worked was given the challenge. Recognizing her talent for chemistry company management turned the assignment over to young Mary. In the end America succeeded in launching rockets into space but only because of the joint efforts of the brilliant farm girl from North Dakota and the famous German scientist. While von Braun went on to become a high-profile figure in NASA's manned space flight Mary Sherman Morgan and her contributions fell into obscurity--until now. -- Provided by publisher
TL781.85.M67 M67 2013
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Tesla : inventor of the electrical age / W. Bernard Carlson
Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the twentieth century. His inventions patents and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity and contributed to the development of radio and television. Like his competitor Thomas Edison Tesla was one of America's first celebrity scientists enjoying the company of New York high society and dazzling the likes of Mark Twain with his electrical demonstrations. An astute self-promoter and gifted showman he cultivated a public image of the eccentric genius. Even at the end of his life when he was living in poverty Tesla still attracted reporters to his annual birthday interview regaling them with claims that he had invented a particle-beam weapon capable of bringing down enemy aircraft. Plenty of biographies glamorize Tesla and his eccentricities but until now none has carefully examined what how and why he invented. In this groundbreaking book W. Bernard Carlson demystifies the legendary inventor placing him within the cultural and technological context of his time and focusing on his inventions themselves as well as the creation and maintenance of his celebrity. Drawing on original documents from Tesla's private and public life Carlson shows how he was an idealist inventor who sought the perfect experimental realization of a great idea or principle and who skillfully sold his inventions to the public through mythmaking and illusion. This major biography sheds new light on Tesla's visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his most important technological breakthroughs -- Provided by publisher
TK140.T4 C37 2013
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Urban smellscapes : understanding and designing city smell environments / Victoria Henshaw
TD886 .H46 2014
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Writing scientific research articles : strategy and steps / Margaret Cargill BA DipEd MEd(TESOL) DEd School of Agriculture Food and Wine the University of Adelaide Adelaide South Australia 5005 Australia Patrick O'Connor. BSc PhD School of Earth and
T11 .C327 2013
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