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. See also our complete list of books currently on the "New Books" shelf.

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Joseph A. Amato
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001
RA577 .D8 A48 2001

... enthralls the reader with the first history of the small and invisible ... medieval philosophy ... artistry of the Rennaissance ... industrial revolutions ... nanotechnology and viral diseases

Impossible to Hold

Impossible to Hold
Avital H. Bloch & Lauri Umansky
New York: New York University Press, 2005
E841 I47 2005

... revels in the complexities of female identity and American culture... a lucid and complex picture of that proverbial "long decade."

Saving the Big Thicket

Saving the Big Thicket
James J. Cozine
Denton, TX: University of North Texas Press, 2004
F392 .H37 C695 2004

...a clearly written case of the conflict between economics and preservation, presenting each side with objectivity and fairness.

Maggots, Murder, and Men

Maggots, Murder, and Men
Dr. Zakaria Erzinçlioğlu
New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2002
RA1063.45 .E796 2002

... one of the leading international experts in the field, describes his own high-profile real-life cases of murder and mayhem, and compares his crime-solving techniques with those of his fictional hero

A POetic Equation

A Poetic Equation
Nikki Giovanni & Margaret Walker
Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press, 1983
PS3557 I55 Z465 1983

... a lively, impassioned, and intense meeting of two literary giants. It is also a caring and yet uninhibited dialogue between two women a generation apart, a mother-daughter confrontation in a spirit of love and respect.

War Maps

War Maps
Simon Goodenough
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982
G1038 .G65 1982

... a comprehensive and visually exciting guide to the major actions of the Second World War....fabulous full-color spreads, displaying the deployment of men and equipment

American Nursing:  A History

American Nursing: A History
Philip A. Kalisch
Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004
RT4 .K34 2004

... place[s] nursing's past in a broader social, cultural, and economic context.

Bad Leadership

Bad Leadership
Barbara Kellerman
Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2004
HD57.7 .K47 2004

... argues that it's time to embrace a more honest, holistic view of leadership that acknowledges the dark side of human nature and its impact ... contends that bad leadership is not an aberration, but a ubiquitous and insidious part of everyday life that must be carefully examined and better understood.

Amphibian Declines

Amphibian Declines
Michael Lannoo, Ed.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005
QL644.7 .A48 2005

...documents in comprehensive detail a major environmental crisis: rapidly declining amphibian populations and the disturbing developmental problems that are increasingly prevalent

Deep in the Heart

Deep in the Heart
James McEnteer
Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2004
F386 .M3485 2004

... demonstrates that the Texas warrior culture provides a compelling context for national politics in a way that no other state's political culture has.

Sing For Your Supper

Sing For Your Supper
Ethan Mordden
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
ML1711.8 .N3 M785 2005

... brings back a forgotten Broadway decade that was a treasure chest overflowing with theatrical riches. Tonight, Ladies and Gentlemen, it's "Curtain Going Up!" on a faraway place and time.

Lives of the Anchoresses

Lives of the Anchoresses
Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005
BX4205 .M85 2005

... Lives of the Anchoresses... offers a new history of these women, who chose to forsake the world but did not avoid it.

Food, Inc.

Food, Inc.
Peter Pringle
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003
S494.5 .B563 P74 2003

... a fertile partnership ... could still allow the biotech harvest to reach its full potential in helping to overcome the problem of world hunger, providing nutritious food and keeping the environment healthy.

Beautiful Jim Key

Beautiful Jim Key
Mim Eichler Rivas
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2005
HV4712 .R53 2005

Beautiful Jim Key, the one-time ugly duckling of a scrub colt that became one of the most heralded and beloved heroes of his day, was famous neither for his beauty nor his speed but instead for his exceptional intelligence.

Cattle:  Symbol of the Great American West

Cattle: Symbol of the Great American West
David R. Stoecklein
Ketchum, ID: Stoecklein Publishing & Photography,2005
F596 .G63 2005 Oversize

This beautiful pictorial essay is a tribute to the very foundation of a cowboy's life - working with cattle.

Garden History:  Philosophy and Design

Garden History: Philosophy and Design
Tom Turner
London: Spon Press, 2005
SB451 .T87 2005

... reviews the historic styles of garden design, tracing the development of gardens through 40 centuries.

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