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B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics
Concerning Being and Essence by This early work of philosophy is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains metaphysical ideas of being and essence by influential philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas. This is a fascinating work and thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in philosophy. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Call Number: B765.T54 D43x 2016
Evolution and Human Behaviour by Our experience of the world is driven by processes common to all animals: growth, survival, reproduction and death. Evolution and Human Behaviour explores the complexities of the human experience through the lens of Darwinism, drawing on a long and vibrant tradition of different theories and interpretations. This textbook offers a compelling synthesis of key concepts, addressing human thought, feeling and behaviour in fundamental evolutionary terms.
Call Number: BF698.95 .C37 2016
Islam and the destiny of man by 'Islam and the Destiny of Man' is a wide-ranging study of the religion of Islam from a unique point of view. The author was brought up as an agnostic and embraced Islam at an early age after writing a book (commissioned by T. S. Eliot) on Eastern religions and their influence on Western thinkers. The aim of 'Islam and the Destiny of Man' is to explain what it means to be a Muslim, a member of a community which embraces a quarter of the world's population and to describe the forces which have shaped their hearts and minds. Throughout the book the author is concerned not simply with Islam in isolation, but with the very nature of religious faith, its spiritual and intellectual foundations and the light it casts upon the mysteries and paradoxes of the human.
Call Number: BP161.2 .E27 1994
C & D: World History
Emperors of Rome by As with everything else, there were good and bad Roman emperors. The good, like Trajan (98-117), Hadrian (117-138), Antoninus Pius (138-161) and Marcus Aurelius (161-180) were largely civilized and civilizing. The bad, on the other hand, were sometimes nothing less than monsters, exhibiting varying degrees of corruption, cruelty, depravity and insanity. It is a sobering thought that these ogres were responsible for governing the greatest civilization in the world, simultaneously terrorizing, brutalizing and massacring. Tiberius, Caligula, Nero, Domitian, Commodus, Caracella, Elagabalus, Septimius Severus, Diocletian, Maximinus Thrax, Justinian and Theodora all had more bad days than good; they are all covered in this book. Their exploits have, of course, been well documented since classical times but much of the coverage can only be called gratuitous, sensationalist or tabloid. This book is different because it is based on primary sources and evidence - and attempts to balance out the shocking with any mitigating aspects in each of their lives. Many of our monsters have some redeeming factors and it is important that these are exposed if a true record of their lives is to be conveyed. The book also examines how each of the twelve has been treated for posterity in literature, theatre and film, and the lessons intended to be drawn from popular culture through the ages.
Call Number: DG274 .E57 2018
The Struggle Against Imperialism by This concise and engaging text argues that the Cold War and anti-colonial movements should properly be studied and taught together, not as distinct developments, but rather as interwoven aspects of a complex global transformation. The authors provide a cogent and concise description of the post-World War II era and reveal connective dimensions of that era that remain hidden in books that focus primarily on either the Cold War or the struggles against imperial rule. It not only deals with anti-colonialism and Cold War together but also portrays the Cold War as a contest between "anti-imperialist empires," capped by the collapse of one of them--the multicultural trans-regional Soviet realm--in a work that is engaging and accessible to both students and general readers.
Call Number: D840 .J83 2018
E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere
The Captive's Quest for Freedom by This magisterial study, ten years in the making by one of the field's most distinguished historians, will be the first to explore the impact fugitive slaves had on the politics of the critical decade leading up to the Civil War.
Call Number: E450 .B589 2018
Frederick Douglass by David Blight's Frederick Douglass affords this important American the distinguished biography he deserves.
Call Number: E449.D75 B557 2018
The Souls of Black Folk by With a dash of the Victorian and Enlightenment influences that peppered Du Bois's impassioned yet formal prose, the largely autobiographical chapters of The Souls of Black Folks take the reader through the momentous and moody maze of Afro-American life after the Emancipation Proclamation: from poverty, the neo-slavery of the sharecropper, illiteracy, mis-education, and lynching, to the heights of humanity reached by the spiritual "sorrow songs" that birthed gospel music and the blues.
Call Number: E185.6 .D797 2005b
H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology
Deviced: Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital World (ebook) by Deviced offers a realistic look at how we can better use technology and break away from the bad habits we've formed. Using personal stories, cutting edge research, and anecdotes from youth, parents, and professionals, Dodgen-Magee highlights the brain changes that result from excessive technology use and offers an approach to the digital world that enables more informed and lasting change and a healthier long-term perspective. Given that the reader is living within a culture of ever-changing and advancing technologies, Deviced is written in such a way that its contents can weather the constantly changing digital landscape by focusing on the concepts of honest assessment and healthy boundary setting rather than on specific technologies or platforms. Deviced offers a mindful approach to assessing current technology use, breaking bad habits, setting new norms, and re-engaging with life with renewed richness and awareness.
Girl Boner: the Good Girl's Guide to Sexual Empowerment (ebook) by In Girl Boner: The Good Girl's Guide to Sexual Empowerment , August McLaughlin offers an inclusive, unfiltered blend of personal narrative and practical tips on relationships, solo play, journaling, gender issues, and more. From the perks of "Jilling off" to the 7 types of 'gasms, Girl Boner will "empower you to own your sexual self and enjoy ... your whole life a great deal more."
Is America Safe?: Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Emergency Preparedness (ebook) by This new book empowers Americans by providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to understand terrorist strategies, which, in turn, allow each of us to contribute to disrupting the terrorists' intended goals through observing and reporting suspicious activity, reducing target vulnerabilities, and minimizing casualties through education and preparation. The authors define terrorism and its origins and describe present-day organizations: where they operate, what their philosophies entail, and what their motivation and objectives are. They review different terrorist tactics and their desired effects, providing readers with guidelines and checklists for surviving them. Knowing how to prepare for, and how to survive an attack is a step toward marginalizing intended casualty rates, psychological impacts, and propaganda values. At the same time, the lifesaving skills presented in this book may also be used in naturally occurring catastrophic events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, or earthquakes.
A Lover's Pinch: A Cultural History of Sadomasochism (ebook) by A Lover's Pinch tells the story of consensual sadomasochism, from a controversial religious practice to a secretive sexuality branded a perversion. The origins of kink and fetish culture have been shrouded in secrecy and myths, until now. Here, Peter Tupper reveals the true story of sadism and masochism, dominance and submission. From the ancient Christian flagellants to the Fifty Shades trilogy, the history of consensual sadomasochism is a story of fascinating individuals, unlikely connections and strange twists and turns. Meet Arthur Munby, the Victorian gentleman who secretly married Hannah Cullwick, his maid of all work, and called her his slave; and Jack McGeorge, the UN weapons inspector who was outed as a BDSM club leader just before the Iraq war. Explore the links between Robinson Crusoe, Uncle Tom's Cabin and modern BDSM pornography, and between fetish fashion and anti-Catholic propaganda. Learn how the 19th century middle-class household nurtured dominant-submissive sexuality. Discover the secret history of a hidden world.
Not Always in the Mood: The New Science of Men, Sex, and Relationships (ebook) by If there is one thing we know about men and sex it is that men are always in the mood. Any time, any place. Right? Wrong. Men's sexual desire has long been depicted as high, simple, and unwavering. But the new research around men's desire tells us this is far from true; and that good sex and relationships are suffering from these long-held misconceptions. In Not Always in the Mood: The New Science on Men, Sex, and Relationships sex researcher and relationship therapist Sarah Hunter Murray presents a lively, timely, and critical exploration of the newest, most surprising science on men and sex, shattering myths about men's sexuality and helping today's couples connect more deeply and authentically than ever before. One-by-one, Murray examines the most detrimental, deep-held beliefs we as a society promote around men and their desire, and dive into how they affect our intimate relationships daily - and what to do about it. Do men actually crave and enjoy sex more than women? Do men "do the wanting" and prefer the chase? Where do they stand on sexual rejection? What's the deal with porn? Answering these questions and more, this is a book for modern women and men alike. Moving beyond typical "here's what he likes" sexual tips, the book empowers readers and offers a completely new perspective on sexuality that will validate men's experiences and help their partners to a greater understanding of the psychology and emotions surrounding them.
The Threat by The Threat recounts in compelling detail the time between Donald Trump's November 2016 election and McCabe's firing, set against a page-turning narrative spanning two decades when the FBI's mission shifted to a new goal: preventing terrorist attacks on Americans. But as McCabe shows, right now the greatest threat to the United States comes from within, as President Trump and his administration ignore the law, attack democratic institutions, degrade human rights, and undermine the U.S. Constitution that protects every citizen. Important, revealing, and powerfully argued,The Threat tells the true story of what the FBI is, how it works, and why it will endure as an institution of integrity that protects America.
Call Number: HV8144.F43 M388 2019
J: Political Science
Europeans Abroad, 1450-1750 by This innovative book looks beyond the traditional history of European expansion--which highlights European conquests, empire building, and hegemony--in order to explore the more human and realistic dimensions of European experiences abroad. David Ringrose argues that Early Modern Europe was relatively poor and that its industrial and military technology, while distinctive in some ways, was not obviously superior to that of Africa or Asia. As a result, the interaction between Europeans abroad and the peoples they met was vastly different from the relationship created by the economic and military imperialism of the post-1750 Industrial Revolution. Instead, the author depicts it as a process of cultural interaction, collaboration, and assimilation, masked by narratives of European conquest or assertion of control. Ringrose convincingly shows that Europeans who went abroad before 1700 engaged in an exchange of cross-cultural contact and has framed the process in its own time rather than as the precursor of what came later. Then, as now, historical actors knew nothing of the unexpected consequences of their actions.
Call Number: JV7590 .R45 2018
Liberalism by Liberalism: The Basics is an engaging and accessible introduction to liberalism. The author provides a comprehensive overview of liberal practices, liberal values and critically analyses liberal theories, allowing for a richer understanding of liberalism as a whole. The book is divided into three parts: Liberal practices: the rule of law, free speech, freedom of association and movement, economic freedom and sexual freedom. Liberal values: freedom, autonomy, equality, and the universal values of political societies - the communal identity - and well-being of their members. Liberal theories: natural rights, utilitarianism, Kant's rationalism and the contemporary theories of John Rawls and the post-Rawlsians. Presented in a clear and concise way, this book will be an ideal introduction for students and scholars of liberalism, political philosophy, political theory and political ideology.
Call Number: JC574 .C488 2019
Criminal Procedure by This contemporary, comprehensive, case-driven book from award-winning teacher Matthew Lippman covers the constitutional foundation of criminal procedure and includes numerous cases selected for their appeal to today's students. Organized around the challenge of striking a balance between rights and liberties, Criminal Procedure emphasizes diversity and its impact on how laws are enforced.
Call Number: KF9619.85 .L57 2020
Good Kids, Bad City by Good Kids, Bad City is a work of astonishing empathy and insight: an immersive exploration of race in America, the struggling Midwest, and how lost lives can be recovered.
Call Number: KF224.A38 S94 2019
Secession on Trial by This book focuses on the post-Civil War treason prosecution of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, which was seen as a test case on the major question that animated the Civil War: the constitutionality of secession. The case never went to trial because it threatened to undercut the meaning and significance of Union victory. Cynthia Nicoletti describes the interactions of the lawyers who worked on both sides of the Davis case - who saw its potential to disrupt the verdict of the battlefield against secession. In the aftermath of the Civil War, Americans engaged in a wide-ranging debate over the legitimacy and effectiveness of war as a method of legal adjudication. Instead of risking the 'wrong' outcome in the highly volatile Davis case, the Supreme Court took the opportunity to pronounce secession unconstitutional in Texas v. White (1869).
Call Number: KF223.D3855 N53 2017
Separate: the story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's journey from slavery to segregation by Separate spans a striking range of characters and landscapes, bound together by the defining issue of their time and ours--race and equality. Wending its way through a half-century of American history, the narrative begins at the dawn of the railroad age, in the North, home to the nation's first separate railroad car, then moves briskly through slavery and the Civil War to Reconstruction and its aftermath, as separation took root in nearly every aspect of American life. Award-winning author Steve Luxenberg draws from letters, diaries, and archival collections to tell the story of Plessy v. Ferguson through the eyes of the people caught up in the case. Separate depicts indelible figures such as the resisters from the mixed-race community of French New Orleans, led by Louis Martinet, a lawyer and crusading newspaper editor; Homer Plessy's lawyer, Albion Tourgée, a best-selling author and the country's best-known white advocate for civil rights; Justice Henry Billings Brown, from antislavery New England, whose majority ruling endorsed separation; and Justice John Harlan, the Southerner from a slaveholding family whose singular dissent cemented his reputation as a steadfast voice for justice. Sweeping, swiftly paced, and richly detailed, Separate provides a fresh and urgently-needed exploration of our nation's most devastating divide.
Call Number: KF223.P56 L88 2019
Creating the Path to Success in the Classroom by This is a book for all faculty who are concerned with promoting the persistence of all students whom they teach. Most recognize that faculty play a major role in student retention and success because they typically have more direct contact with students than others on campus. However, little attention has been paid to role of the faculty in this specific mission or to the corresponding characteristics of teaching, teacher-student interactions, and connection to student affairs activities that lead to students' long-term engagement, to their academic success, and ultimately to graduation. At a time when the numbers of underrepresented students - working adults, minority, first-generation, low-income, and international students - is increasing, this book, a companion to her earlier Teaching Underprepared Students, addresses that lack of specific guidance by providing faculty with additional evidence-based instructional practices geared toward reaching all the students in their classrooms, including those from groups that traditionally have been the least successful, while maintaining high standards and expectations. Recognizing that there are no easy answers, Kathleen Gabriel offers faculty ideas that can be incorporated in, or modified to align with, faculty's existing teaching methods. She covers topics such as creating a positive and inclusive course climate, fostering a community of learners, increasing engagement and students' interactions, activating connections with culturally relevant material, reinforcing self-efficacy with growth mindset and mental toughness techniques, improving lectures by building in meaningful educational activities, designing reading and writing assignments for stimulating deep learning and critical thinking, and making grade and assessment choices that can promote learning.
Call Number: LC3731 .G325 2018
Learning Disabilities by Presenting major advances in understanding learning disabilities (LDs) and describing effective educational practices, this authoritative volume has been significantly revised and expanded with more than 70% new material. Foremost LD experts identify effective principles of assessment and instruction within the framework of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). With a focus on what works in the classroom, the book explores the full range of reading, mathematics, and writing disabilities. It synthesizes knowledge from neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and special and general education. Illustrations include eight color plates. As a special supplement, a chapter on the history of the LD field from the first edition is provided at the companion website. New to This Edition *Heightened emphasis on intervention, including significant new developments in reading comprehension and math. *Chapter on principles of effective instruction and MTSS. *Chapter on automaticity in reading, math, and writing. *Chapter on challenges in real-world implementation of evidence-based practices. *Chapter on the validity of the LD construct.
Call Number: LC4704 .L386 2018
Praxis Prep 2019-2020 by More than 1,000 practice questions, with answers and detailed explanations for each question, including sample written responses Pre-tests for each chapter to assess strengths and weaknesses so you can focus your study 6 full-length computer-based Praxis Core practice tests--for Reading (5712), Writing (5722), and Mathematics (5732) 3 full-length computer-based Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) practice tests--one each for K-6 (5622), 5-9 (5623), and 7-12 (5624) 2 full-length computer-based Elementary Education practice tests--one for Content Knowledge (5018), one for Instruction & Assessment (5017) 4 Subject Assessment question banks covering math, science, reading & language arts, and social studies In-depth and targeted review of all tested material Expert Guidance Kaplan's experts ensure our practice questions and study materials are true to the test We invented test prep--Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for 80 years, and our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams Want additional instructional videos, practice quizzes, and full-length practice exams? Try Kaplan's Praxis Deluxe online course. The previous edition of this book was titled Praxis Prep 2017-2018.
Call Number: LB1762 .P73 2019
P: Language, Literature
The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology by As all lovers of language know, words are the source of our very understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Often, however, our use of language is so automatic that we neglect to consider where those words came from and what they assume. What are the implications, beyond the simple dictionary definitions, of using words such as privilege, hysteria, seminal, and gyp? Browsing through the pages of The Barhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology is like exploring the historical, political, and rhetorical wonderland of our linguistic heritage. We see the evolution of ideas, as rootword connections that now seem arbitrary are traced to schools of thought from the past. We also find an opportunity to examine how the sometimes backwards, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes illuminating ideologies built into our language affect our modern thinking. Written in a fresh, accessible style, this book provides the derivations of over 21,000 English-language words without resorting to the use of abbreviations, symbols, or technical terminology.
Call Number: PE1580 .B35 1995
Collins French Concise, 7th Edition by A revised and updated seventh edition of the popular English-French dictionary, featuring more than 200,000 entries and translations as well as a comprehensive grammar section packed with helpful examples--the ultimate language reference for students, travelers, and business professionals.
Call Number: PC2640 .H23 2018
Merchants of Truth by Jill Abramson follows four companies: The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and VICE Media over a decade of disruption and radical adjustment. The new digital reality nearly kills two venerable newspapers with an aging readership while creating two media behemoths with a ballooning and fickle audience of millennials. We get to know the defenders of the legacy presses as well as the outsized characters who are creating the new speed-driven media competitors. The players include Jeff Bezos and Marty Baron (The Washington Post), Arthur Sulzberger and Dean Baquet (The New York Times), Jonah Peretti (BuzzFeed), and Shane Smith (VICE) as well as their reporters and anxious readers. Merchants of Truth raises crucial questions that concern the well-being of our society. We are facing a crisis in trust that threatens the free press. Abramson's book points us to the future.
Call Number: PN4867 .A27 2019
Merriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary by New edition! The tool of first resort for a new generation of poets and lyricist. More than 67,000 entries. Includes one-, two-, and three- syllable rhyming words, open compounds, and brand names. Fully cross-referenced for ease of use. Based on the best-selling "Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary."
Call Number: PE1519 .M47 2007
Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary by The Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary is a brand new dictionary that is ideal for beginners learning Classical Greek at the college level.
Call Number: PA445.E5 P63 2002
TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Prep Plus 2019-2020 by Kaplan's TOEIC Listening and Reading Prep Plus 2019-2020 provides in-depth review, online listening tracks, and test-like practice to build your English-language skills for the TOEIC Listening and Reading exam. This fully revised guide includes test-taking strategies, expert tips, and up-to-date test information so you can face the TOEIC with confidence.
Call Number: PE1128 .T654 2019
Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences
Liquid Rules by Sometimes explosive, often delicious, occasionally poisonous, but always interesting: the New York Times-bestselling author of Stuff Matters shows us the secret lives of liquids: the shadow counterpart of our solid "stuff."
Call Number: QC145.2 .M565 2019
R: Medicine, Nursing
Fat Nation (ebook) by The diet and weight-loss industry is worth $66 billion - billion The estimated annual health care costs of obesity-related illness are 190 billion or nearly 21% of annual medical spending in the United States. But how did we get here? Is this a battle we can't win? What changes need to be made in order to scale back the incidence of obesity in the US, and, indeed, around the world? Here, Jonathan Engel reviews the sources of the problem and offers the science behind our modern propensity toward obesity. He offers a plan for helping address the problem, but admits that it is, indeed, an uphill battle. Nevertheless, given the magnitude of the costs in years of life and vigor lost, it is a battle worth fighting. Fat Nation is a social history of obesity in the United States since the second World War. In confronting this familiar topic from a historical perspective, Jonathan Engel attempts to show that obesity is a symptom of complex changes that have transpired over the past half century to our food, our living habits, our life patterns, our built environments, and our social interactions. He offers readers solid grounding in the known science underlying obesity (genetic set points, complex endocrine feedback loops, neurochemical messengering) but then makes the novel argument that obesity is a result of the interaction of our genes with our environment. That is, our bodies have always been programmed to become obese, but until recently never had the opportunity to do so. Now, with cheap calories ubiquitous (particularly in the form of sucrose), unwalkable physical spaces, deteriorating rituals and norms surrounding eating, and the withering of cooking skills, nearly every American daily confronts the challenge of not putting on weight. Given the outcomes, though, for those who are obese, Engel encourages us to address the problems and offers suggestions to help remedy the problem.
Nursing School Entrance Exams Prep Plus 2019-2020 by Completely revised and reorganized, Kaplan's Nursing School Entrance Exams Prep 2019-2020 is focused review of the HESI A2 and the Kaplan Nursing Admission Test--two major nursing school entrance assessments. Exam-specific practice, concise content review, and proven test-taking strategies will prepare you to face the first test of your nursing career with confidence. We're so confident that Nursing School Entrance Exams offers the guidance you need that we guarantee it: After studying with our book, you'll score higher--or you'll get your money back. Four sample practice tests: two for HESI A2, two for Kaplan Review content organized along the test blueprints and identified by exam New topic-specific science chapters: anatomy & physiology, biology, organ systems, and chemistry New writing and grammar sections Diagnostic test to identify the topics where you need the most review Quick-reference resources highlight frequently used math formulas and commonly misspelled words to remember Expert Guidance Kaplan's expert nursing faculty reviews and updates content regularly Practical advice for the career-change nursing student We invented test prep--Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for 80 years, and our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams
Call Number: RT73 .N823 2019
Understanding Hepatitis: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers (ebook) by Hepatitis can afflict anyone and can present in a variety of types. Understanding Hepatitis offers readers an overview of cutting-edge information that will help them to successfully confront this disease. Naheed Ali offers an introduction to the many forms of the disease, its causes and symptoms, its treatment and outcomes, and its risk factors. Looking at the disease from a whole-patient perspective, he details ways in which sufferers and their families can better cope with it. Since hepatitis is a life changer for anyone dealing with it, this book is a must-have addition to any public or personal library.
All Things Bright and Beautiful by Millions of readers have delighted in the wonderful storytelling and everyday miracles of James Herriot in the over thirty years since his delightful animal stories were first introduced to the world. Now in a new edition for the first time in a decade, All Things Bright and Beautiful is the beloved sequel to Herriot's first collection, All Creatures Great and Small, and picks up as Herriot, now newly married, journeys among the remote hillside farms and valley towns of the Yorkshire Dales, caring for their inhabitants---both two- and four-legged. Throughout, Herriot's deep compassion, humor, and love of life shine out as we laugh, cry, and delight in his portraits of his many, varied animal patients and their equally varied owners.
Call Number: SF613.H44 A283 2014
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