Featured books from the Recent Acquisitions Shelves - November 2011
The Cornette Library regularly highlights 6-15 newly received books. Descriptions are from dust jackets or introductions. See also:
- the Marsh Collection, several hundred recently published, well-reviewed general interest books, and
- our complete list of gift and purchased books currently on the "Recent Acquisitions" shelf.
Click on the call number to check a books current status. Click on the image for addition information.
The Music Instinct
Oxford University Press, 2010
... shows that a capacity for (and enjoyment in) music-making is an inevitable consequence of the way our brain works. ... a wide-ranging tour of science and music, unraveling the latest research in music psychology and brain science, humming all the while.
Crown Publishers, 2005
A superb storyteller, Bodanis weaves tales of romance, divine inspiration, and fraud through lucid accounts of scientific breakthroughs. The great discoveries come to life in all their brilliance and idiosyncrasy, ...
The World is Open
LB1044.87 .B66 2009
As technologies have become more available ... the education world has become open to anyone anywhere. ... explores ten key trends that together make up the ... framework for understanding the potentional of technology's impact on learning in the 21st century.
Allyn & Bacon, 2010
New in the Tenth Edition:... updated photography ... the latest information on contemporary products and techniques...Academy Award-winning artists ... contemporary topics such as hairpieces and wigs, working with the latest HD technology, and two-part silicone life casts.
Praeger Publishers, Inc. 2008
... argues that the presidency of George W. Bush sought to alter the way religion functions in American political life. ... he attempted to substitute for the inclusivism of the traditional American civil religion an exclusivist political religion in which Democrats were portrayed as hostile to religious values and incapable of dealing with the country's foreign enemies.
How Enemies Become Friends
Princeton University Press, 2010
In a world where conflict among nations seems inescapable, How Enemies Become Friends offers critical insights for building lasting peace.
Thinking with Shakespeare
The University of Chicago Press, 2011
A powerful, original book that will change the tone of Shakespearean scholarship, Thinking with Shakespeare reaffirms the playwright as our contemporary in questions of life and living.
Texas Tech University Press, 2008
PS169.E25 L96 2008
... demonstrates how a bioregional orientation opens new ways of thinking about the relationship between literature and place. Applying such diverse approaches as environmental justice theory, phenomenology, border studies, ethnography, entomology, and ecoaesthetics, Lynch demonstrates how a rooted literature can be symbiotic with the world that enables and sustains it.
Progress in Bioethics
The MIT Press, 2010
... chapter authors ... discuss the meaning of progressive bioethics, the rise of conservative bioethics, the progressive stance towards biotechnology, the interplay of progressive bioethics and religion, and progressive approaches to such specific policy issues as bioethics commissions, stem cell research, and health-care reform.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2010
P96.S45 R67 2010
... an overview of the various aspects of gender and media ... themes surrounding women, men, sexuality, and the ways in which these attributes are cross-cut by other demographics such as age, ethnicity, and disability.
Ties That Bind
The New Press, 2009
... calls on us to recognize familial homophobia. She invites us to understand it not as a personal problem but as a widespread cultural crisis. She challenges us to take up our responsibilities to intervene with violating families, community, and the state.
Pink Ribbon Blues
Oxford University Press, 2011
... "pink ribbon culture" has brought breast cancer advocacy much attention, it has not had the desired effect of improving womens' health. It may, in fact, have done the opposite. ... highlights the hidden costs of the pink ribbon as an industry, one in which breast cancer has become merely a brand name with a pink logo. ... also outlines alternative organizations that make a real difference, highlights what they do differently, and presents a new agenda for the future.
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