New Loan Books

Featured books from the New Books Shelves.

The Cornette Library regularly highlights 6-15 newly received books. Descriptions are from dust jackets or introductions. See also our complete list of books currently on the "New Books" shelf.

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Humor in the Advertising Business

Humor in the Advertising Business
Fred K. Beard
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008
HF5821 .B37 2008

... dozens of the world's funniest ads, insights from advertising's most successful creative strategists and artists, and decades of academic research ... an exploration of the whimsical side of modern advertising.

Tomorrow's Technology and You

Tomorrow's Technology and You
George Beekman & Michael J. Quinn
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2008
QA76 .C5628 2008

... provides you with an understanding of information technology so you can successfuly navigate change and advance into the future. ... explains the many benefits we derive and risks we accept when information technology enters our lives.

The Price We Pay

The Price We Pay
Clive R. Belfield & Henry M. Levin
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2007
LC66 .P735 2007

... the cost of not educating America's children goes largely ignored. ... remedies this oversight by highlighting the private, fiscal, and public costs of inadequate education.

50 Ways to Understand Communication

50 Ways to Understand Communication
Arthur Asa Berger
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2006
P90 .B4128 2006

... covers a wide range of important ideas from psychoanalysis and semiology to humor, "otherness," and nonverbal communication.

Globalization & American Popular Culture

Globalization & American Popular Culture
Lane Crothers
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2007
E169.12 .C74 2007

... examines the way that American movies, music, and television - goods marketed and consumed around the world - are key elements of contemporary globalization.

Popular Culture:  Introductory Perspectives

Popular Culture: Introductory Perspectives
Marcel Danesi
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008
HM621 .D36 2008

... explores our human desire for meaning and the need to symbolize it in music, language, art, and other creative forms... - tapping into the fun of pop culture without making us feel guilty for enjoying it.

Ethics in Health Service Management

Ethics in Health Service Management
Kurt Darr
Baltimore, MD : Health Professions Press, Inc., 2005
RA394 .D35 2005

... the ethical underpinnings needed to deal wisely, justly, and successfully with both the inherent conflicts existing within health services delivery systems and with the unexpected, sometimes heartbreaking dilemmas arising wherever life and death meet.

The Life and Times of Richard Castro:  Bridging a Cultural Divide

The Life and Times of Richard Castro: Bridging a Cultural Divide
Richard Gould
Denver, CO : The Colorado Historical Society, 2007
F781.3 .C37 G68 2007

... traces Castro's path from the streets of Denver to the chambers of the State Capitol.

The Church of Women:  Gendered Encounters Between Maasai and Missionaries

The Church of Women: Gendered Encounters Between Maasai and Missionaries
Dorothy L. Hodgson
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2005
BV3625 .T4 H63 2005

... looks at the appeal of Catholicism among women in East Africa, the enmeshing of Catholic and Maasai religious beliefs and practices, and the meaning of conversion to new Christians.

Sisters in Sin:  Brothel Drama in America, 1900-1920

Sisters in Sin: Brothel Drama in America, 1900-1920
Katie N. Johnson
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006
PS350 .J64 2006

... argues that the body of the prostitute was a corporeal site upon which modernist desires and cultural imperatives were mapped.

The Public Clash of Private Values

The Public Clash of Private Values
Christopher Z. Mooney
New York : Seven Bridges Press, LLC, 2001
H97 .P776 2001

... brings together top researchers in the field to explore the unique characteristics and politics of morality policy.

Statistics for Poeple Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics
Neil J. Salkind
Los Angeles, CA : SAGE Publications, Inc., 2008
HA29 .S2365 2008

... continues to teach an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is informative, personable, and clear.

Science on Stage

Science on Stage
Kirsten Shepherd-Barr
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2006
PN1650 .S34 S54 2006

... discusses the relationship of science to society, the role of science in our lives, the complicated ethical considerations of science, and the accuracy of the portrayal of science in the dramatic context.

If Kids Could Vote

If Kids Could vote
Sally Sugarman
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, 2007
HQ784 .P5 S84 2007

Preparing children to become citizens of a democracy requires recognition of the different ways in which children learn about politics.

Folklore in Motion

Folklore in Motion
Kenneth L. Untiedt, ed.
Denton, TX : University of North Texas Press, 2007
GR1 .T4 no. 64

This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society features articles that examine the lore of travel.

The War:  An Intimate History, 1941-1945

The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945
Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
D769 .W345 2007

The vivid voices that speak from these pages ... are the voices of the ordinary men and women ... an intimate, profoundly affecting chronicle of the war that shaped our world.

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