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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Leading Quietly

Leading Quietly
Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr.
Boston: Harvard University Press, 2002
HD57.7 .B332 2002

From leaders in the executive suite to aspiring leaders in the office cubicle, ... compellingly shows how patient, everyday efforts can add up to a better company and even a better world.

Puppetry:  A World History

Puppetry: A World History
Eileen Blumenthal
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2005
PN1972 .B57 2005

... a fascinating overview of puppetry, examining the unique nature and abilities of puppets and the countless roles they have played in societies across the globe. ... a celebration of artistic expression around the world, a source of inspiration for artists, and a treasure for lovers of the visual and theater arts.

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy
George Bunn & Christopher F. Chyba, eds.
Baltimore: Brookings Institution Press, 2006
UA23 .U78 2006

.... examines in some detail the current danger from nuclear weapons and outlines strategies and programs that are appropriate for dealing with this danger. ... a unique and vital guide to dealing with the most serious security problem of our time.


William H. Colby
New York: AMACOM, 2006
R726 .C637 2006

As the field of medicine grows more sophisticated, more and more people ... will face the emotionally searing and complicated questions of when to stop treatment and how to die. Unplugged helps bring clarity and focus to these extraordinarily difficult decisions.

Nickel and Dimed

Nickel and Dimed
Barbara Ehrenreich
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2002
HD4918 .E375 2002

Nickel and Dimed reveals low-wage America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity - a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate strategems for survival.

Of Birds and Texas

Of Birds and Texas
Stuart Gentling & Scott Gentling
Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001
QL684 .T4 G46 2001

As James Audubon's Birds of America was the most magnificent ornithological publication of the nineteenth century, Of Birds and Texas may rightfully claim the honor for the twentieth.

Notes of a Potato Watcher

Notes of a Potato Watcher
James Lang
College station: Texas A&M University Press, 2001
SB211 .P8 L36 2001

The potato has a larger story to tell than its humble status suggests. ... art and agriculture, the stars and ancient peoples, and the cycles of time; ... famine and demography, ... village-based, farmer field schools, ... the role the potato plays in feeding China.

Integrating Islam

Integrating Islam
Jonathan Laurence & Justin Vaisse
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2006
DC34.5 .M87 L38 2006

Peaceful and successful integration of Muslims into Western societies is more critical than ever before. ... offer(s) extensive and original insights into how such integration can be fostered in a diverse, secular democracy.

The Texas Indians

The Texas Indians
author: David La Vere
College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2004
E78 .T4 L32 2004

... a complete chronological and cultural history of Texas Indians from twelve thousand years ago to the present day. ... a unique view of their cultural arrival, examining Indian interactions - both peaceful and violent - with Europeans, Mexicans, Texans, and Americans.

The Snowflake:  Winter's Secret Beauty

The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty
Kenneth Libbrecht
St. Paul: Voyageur Press, 2003
QC926.32 .L53 2003

... The first medieval scientist to examine snowflakes was so astounded by their remarkable symmetry that he wondered if these ice crystals might even have souls. ... chronicles the creation of the simple snow crystal ...

Agricultural Pollution:  Environmental Problems and Practical Solutions

Agricultural Pollution: Environmental Problems and Practical Solutions
Graham Merrington, Linton Winder, Robert Parkinson, & Mark Redman
London: Spon Press, 2002
TD195 .A34 A367 2002

... provides a balanced synthesis of the forms, magnitude and extent of agricultural pollution, and the potential solutions to the environmental risks posed by agricultural activity. ... an essential read for those studying this topic

It's About Time

It's About Time
Stephen E. Nash, ed.
Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2000
CC78 .I87 2000

....archaeologists with expertise in stratigraphy, ceramic dating, dendrochronology, radiocarbon dating, archaeomagnetic dating, obsidian hydration, and luminescence dating present historical and nontechnical reviews of the growth, development, and application of their techniques.

Live From New York

Live From New York
Tom Shales & James Andrew Miller
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2003
PN1992.77 .S273 S52 2003

...a galaxy of stars ... as well as members of Saturday Night Live's extended family of cast, crew, and guests, recall ... backstage stories, off-camera gossip, feuds, foibles, drugs, sex, struggles, and calamities.

Saddles of the West

Saddles of the West
David R. Stoecklein
Ketchum, ID: Stoeklein Publishing & Photography, 2005
TS1032 .S87 2005

... photographs trace the historic beginnings of the Western saddle and the handiwork of some of the most famous early saddle makers. ... from the simplest of designs to the most ornate and hand-tooled leather creations.

Sex Sells!

Sex Sells!
Rodger Streitmatter
Cambridge: Westview Press, 2004
P96 .S45 S77 2004

In 1953 when Lucille Ball became pregnant, the censors required the characters ... to say ... "in a family way." ... fifty years later... sex pervades virtually every aspect of public life. What happened?...Sex Sells illuminates this arc from repression to obsession

The Texas Republic and the Mormon Kingdom of God

The Texas Republic and the Mormon Kingdom of God
Michael Scott Van Wagenen
College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2002
F395 .M8 V36 2002

...History has until now hidden how close the ambitions of (Smith and Houston) came to carving out a Mormon Kingdom of God in the Republic of Texas.

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