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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Huckleberry Finn as Idol and Target

Huckleberry Finn as Idol and Target
Jonathan Arac
Madison : The University of Wisconsin Press, 1997
PS1305 .A89 1997

... a work of scholarship in the service of citizenship ... a context for fairer, fuller, and better informed debates ... trenchant, lucid, and timely.

Food Processing Handbook

Food Processing Handbook
James G. Brennan, ed.
Weinheim, Germany : Wiley-VCH, 2006
TP370 .B815 2006

... describes the principles as well as the equipment used and the changes - physical, chemical, microbiological and organoleptic - that occur during food preservation.

Longfellow:  A Rediscovered Life

Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life
Charles C. Calhoun
Boston : Beacon Press, 2004
PS2281 .C25 2004

... the first biography of Longfellow in almost fifty years ... seeks to solve a mystery: why has one of America's most famous writers fallen into such oblivion?

Transgender Rights

Transgender Rights
Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, & Shannon Price Minter, eds.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2006
HQ77.9 .T716 2006

... topics like family law, employment policies, public health, economics, and grassroots organizing ... will launch a new moment for human rights activism in America.

Family Routines and Rituals

Family Routines and Rituals
Barbara H. Fiese
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2006
HQ728 .F43 2006

... examines how the practices of diverse family routines and the meanings created through rituals have eveloved to meet the demands of today's busy families.

A Mind of its Own

A Mind of its Own
Cordelia Fine
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2006
BF697.5 .S426 F56 2006

... introduces us to a brain we might not want to meet, a brain with a mind of its own ... mind-bugs and ordinary prejudices that prevent us from seeing the truth about the world, the people around us, and ourselves.

Culture War?

Culture War?
Morris P. Fiorina
New York : Pearson Education, Inc., 2006
HN59.2 .F564 2006

... debunks the assumption that Americans are deeply split over national issues ... explains that the majority of Americans are both moderate and tolerant, and that their greatest concerns are leadership and security, not moral values.

The Gecko's Foot

The Gecko's Foot
Peter Forbes
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2006
T173.8 .F63 2006

Bio-inspiration is ... going to produce a plethora of products over the next decades that will transform our lives and force us to look at the world in a completely new way.

Helping Abused and Traumatized Children

Helping Abused and Traumatized Children
Eliana Gil
New York : The Guilford Press, 2006
RJ507 .A29 G552 2006

... highly practical book presents an integrative treatment model that combines play and other expressive therapies with elements of cognitive-behavioral and family therapy.

Parenting Beyond Belief

Parenting Beyond Belief
Dale McGowan, ed.
New York : AMACOM, 2007
BL2777 R4 P37 2007

... helps you celebrate the freedom that comes with raising kids without formal indoctrination and advises parents on the most effective way to raise freethinking, empathetic, and compassionate children.

Handbook of Developmental Disabilties

Handbook of Developmental Disabilities
Samuel L. Odom, et. al., eds.
New York : The Guilford Press, 2007
RJ506 .D47 H356 2007

... a definitive reference for all who study or provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Shadows of Reality

Shadows of Reality
Tony Robbin
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2006
QC174.17 .G46 R63 2006

... a revisionist math history as well as a revisionist art history ... investigates different models of the fourth dimension and how these are applied in art and physics.

The Federal Budget

The Federal Budget
Allen Schick
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2007
HJ2051 .S3424 2007

... addresses contemporary worries such as the collapse of the congressional budget process and the threat posed by terminating discretionary spending caps.

The Digital Person

The Digital Person
Daniel J. Solove
New York : New York University Press, 2004
KF1263 .C65 S66 2004

Seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, electronic databases are compiling information about you ... explains why these digital profiles pose a grave threat to our privacy.

Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattle

Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattle
Heather Smith Thomas
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, 2005
SF207 .T46 2005

... use, conformation, disposition, and milk or meat yield and flavor are addressed in thorough detail to give even the newest farmer the confidence to choose and purchase knowledgeably.

Leadership in Place

Leadership in Place
Jon F. Wergin
Bolton, MA : Anker Publishing Company, Inc., 2007
LB2341 .W437 2007

This innovative look at academic leadership argues that it's time to rethink how our colleges and universities are organized and led.

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