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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Why Size Matters

Why Size Matters
John T. Bonner
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2006
QL799 .B66 2006

... a pioneering book of big ideas in a compact size, gives size its due by presenting a profound yet lucid overview of what we know about its role in the living world.

Too Poor for Peace?

Too Poor for Peace?
Lael Brainard & Derek Chollet, Eds.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2007
HC59.72 .P6 T66 2007

... the battle against global poverty has become a fight of necessity - not simply because morality demands it, but because global security does as well.

The Doors of San Miguel de Allende

The Doors of San Miguel de Allende
Robert de Gast
San Francisco, CA : Pomegranate Artbooks, 1994
NA3010 .D35 1994

... the doors reveal so much about the town - through their colors, designs, purposes and ages

The Chemistry of Joy

The Chemistry of Joy
Henry Emmons
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2006
RC489 .R3 E48 2006

... blending the best of Western science and Eastern philosophy to create your body's own biochemistry of joy...

How real is Reality TV?

How Real is Reality TV?
David S. Escoffery, Ed.
Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, Inc., 2006
PN1992.8 .R43 H69 2006

... an in-depth look at what we see, or think we see, in "reality" TV.

The World is Flat:  A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century

The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
Thomas L. Friedman
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006
HM846 .F74 2006

... explains how the flattening of the world happened at the dawn of the twenty-first century;

Marriage Shock

Marriage Shock
Dalma Heyn
New York : Villard Books, 1997
HQ759 .H646 1997

...a ground-breaking book that will change the way we think about marriage - and about divorce.

Physics for Dummies

Physics for Dummies
Steven Holzner
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2006
QC23.2 .H65 2006

...puts the fun back into physics fundamentals ... all the topics typically covered in Physics 101

Concepts of Simultaneity

Concepts of Simultaneity
Max Jammer
Baltimore, MD : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
QC173.5 .S56 J36 2006

... a critical analysis of the use [simultaneity] by philosophers of science...and its significant role in inaugurating modern theoretical physics.

The Cultures of Caregiving

The Cultures of Caregiving
Carol Levine & Thomas H. Murray, eds.
Baltimore, MD : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004
RA645.3 .C85 2004

... provides needed answers in the contemporary crisis of family caregiving.

Enhancing Learning Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Enhancing Learning Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Kathleen McKinney
Bolton, MA : Anker Publishing Company, Inc., 2007
LB2326.3 .M36 2007

... offers advice on how to do, share, and apply [scholarship of teaching and learning] work to improve student learning and development.

Contemporary Maya Spirituality

Contemporary Maya Spirituality
Jean Molesky-Poz
Austin, TX : University of Texas, 2006
F1435.3 .R3 M64 2006

... a comprehensive, innovative, and well-grounded understanding of contemporary Maya spirituality and its theological underpinnings.

Laboring On

Laboring On
Barbara K. Rothman, Wendy Simonds & Bari M. Norman
New York : Routledge, 2007
RC651 .S56 2007

... a comprehensive picture of the ever-changing American birth practices and often conflicting visions of birth practitioners.

Kicking the Carbon Habit

Kicking the Carbon Habit
William Sweet
New York : Columbia University Press, 2006
TJ808 .S87 2006

... essential reading for anyone interested in environmental science, economics, and the future of the planet.

Beyond Human Error:  Taxonomies and Safety Science

Beyond Human Error: Taxonomies and Safety Science
Brendan Wallace & Alastair Ross
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2006
HV675 .W33 2006

... deconstructs the conventional concept of "human error" and provides a whole new way of looking at accidents and how they might be prevented.

Child Soldiers:  From Violence to Protection

Child Soldiers: From Violence to Protection
Michael Wessells
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2006
UB416 .W47 2006

A passionate call for action, Child Soldiers pushes readers to go beyond the horror stories to develop local and global strategies to stop this theft of childhood.

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