New Loan Books

Featured books from the New Books Shelves.

The Cornette Library regularly highlights 6-15 newly received books. Descriptions from dust jackets or introductions.

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Cheerleader!  An American Icon

Cheerleader! An American Icon
Natalie G. Adams & Pamela J. Bettis
New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2004
LB3635 .A33 2004

Entertainers, sex objects, or atheletes? Leaders, porn stars, or superstars? ... explores how cheerleading reflects our shifting beliefs about sports, entertainment, gender, and national identity.

Beyond Picture Books

Beyond Picture Books
Barbara Barstow & Judith Riggle
New Providence, NJ: R.R. Bowker, 1995
Z1037 .B278 1995

Profiling 2,500 first readers ... offers a brief plot synopsis; title, author, and illustrator information; comments about the illustrations; and ... a critical evaluation enabling you to make informed buying decisions.

Starting in Our Own Backyards

Starting in Our Own Backyards
Ann Bookman
New York: Routledge, 2004
HD4904.25 .B66 2004

... argues that current debates about civic engagement can only be resolved by understanding the new realities of work and family. ... in her vivid analysis, employers, unions, government, faith-based institutions, and community groups all have a role to play in supporting working families and reinvigorating civil society.

Even Mountains Vanish

Even Mountains Vanish
SueEllen Campbell
Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2003
QH105 .C6 C26 2003

this elegantly spare work ... offers her distinctive and penetrating perspective on an urgent subject for our times: The fate of the earth and of the life upon it. ... she steers us toward engagement with global questions and away from the extinction of hope.

Rodeo:  Behind the Scenes at America's Most Exciting Sport

Rodeo: Behind the Scenes at America's Most Exciting Sport
Lynn Campion
Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2002
GV1834.5 .C36 2002

... a richly illustrated look at the people and animals of rodeo, from the rules of competition to the drama and action of each event ... fascinating behind-the-scenes details ... how the competitors prepare for their events, how the livestock are raised and selected, and what it takes to win.

Gender and Computers:  Understanding the Digital Divide

Gender and Computers: Understanding the Digital Divide
Joel Cooper & Kimberlee D. Weaver
Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 2003
QA76.9 .W65 C66 2003

... presents evidence that shows that girls and young women are being left behind on the road to information technology. ...not only documents the digital divide ... but also provides guideposts to overcoming it.

Feels Like Far:  A Rancher's Life on the Great Plains

Feels Like Far: A Rancher's Life on the Great Plains
Linda Hasselstrom
New York: The Lyons Press, 1999
F656.4 .H37 1999

... paints an intimate portrait of family, love, ranching, community, and survival on the Great Plains. It is a story as dramatic and breathtaking as the fierce storms that rip across [Hasselstom's] ranch.

The Iraq War

The Iraq War
John Keegan
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004
DS79.76 .K44 2004

... Keegan now brings his extraordinary expertise to bear on perhaps the most controversial war of our time... authoritative, timely and vitally important to our understanding of a conflict whose full ramifications are as yet unknown.

Liquidation:  A Novel

Liquidation: A Novel
Imre Kertész
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004
PH3281 .K3815 F4513 2004

A masterly new novel from the 2002 Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature: the story of a Hungarian writer whose death forces his circle of friends to confront their own terrible moment in history. ...An intricately layered story of history and humanity - powerful, disturbing, lyrical, achingly suspensful, brilliantly told.

Geoarchaeology in the Great Plains

Geoarchaeology in the Great Plains
Rolfe D. Mandel, ed.
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000
E78 .G73 G46 2000

... traces the history of all major projects, researchers, theoretical developments, and sites contributing to our geoarchaeological knowledge of North America's Great Plains. ... provides a historical overview and explores theoretical questions

Analyzing Popular Music

Analyzing Popular Music
Allan F. Moore, ed.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003
MT146 .A54 2003

How do we "know" music? We perform it, we compose it, we sing it in the shower, we cook, we sleep, and dance to it. Eventually we think and even write about it. This book represents the culmination of such shared processes.

Rudyard Kipling:  A Life

Rudyard Kipling: A Life
Harry Ricketts
New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 2001
PR4856 .R54 2001

This absorbing biography of the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for literature brings a fresh and sympathetic eye to the career of the prolific writer ... In all, it brings vibrantly to life the diverse worlds of imperialist India and Victorian London that both inspired and betrayed Kipling's genius.

Play Therapy with Adults

Play Therapy with Adults
Charles E. Schaefer, ed.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003
RC489 .R4 P56 2003

... presents original chapters written by a collection of international experts who examine the diverse approaches and clinical strategies available for successfully incorporating play therapy into adult-client sessions.

Persuasive Imagery:  A Consumer Response Perspective

Persuasive Imagery: A Consumer Response Perspective
Linda M. Scott & Rajeev Batra, eds.
Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 2003
BF367 .P464 2003

... describes the state of knowledge of consumer response to commercial imagery in both academic research and actual practice, and provides concrete sources for future study.

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