New Loan Books

Featured books from the Recent Acquisitions Shelves - December 2010

The Cornette Library regularly highlights 6-15 newly received books. Descriptions are from dust jackets or introductions. See also:

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The Monkey Wrench Gang

The Monkey Wrench Gang
Edward Abbey
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2006
PS3551 .B2 M6 2006

a classic - " ready to fight the power- taking on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening the natural habitat."

Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times

Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times
H. W. Brands
New York : Double Day, 2005
E382 .B83 2005

With the sweep, passion and attention to detail ... a historical narrative that's as fast-paced and compelling as the best fiction.

Indian Alliances and the Spanish in the Southwest, 750-1750

Indian Alliances and the Spanish in the Southwest, 750-1750
William B. Carter
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2009
E78 .S7 C315 2009

... a multilayered reassessment of historical events and environmental and social change to show how mutually supportive networks among Native peoples created alliances in the centuries before and after Spanish settlement.

Love For Sale: Courting, Treating, and Prostitution in New York Ciy, 1900-1945

Love for Sale: Courting, Treating, and Prostitution in New York City, 1900-1945
Elizabeth A Clement
University of North Carolina : University of North Carolina Press, 2006
HQ146 .N7 C55 2006

... study illuminates the ways in which sexuality and morality interact and contribute to our understanding of the broader social categories of race, gender and class.

Generation X: Tales For an Accelerated Culture

Generation X:Tales For an Accelerated Culture
Douglas Coupland
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1991
PS3553 .O855 G46 1991

a frighteningly hilarious, voraciously readable salute to the generation born in the late 1950s and 1960s–a camera shy, suspiciously hushed generation ... pathologically ambivalent about the future and brimming with unsatisfied longings for permanence, for love, and for their own home.

Zeitoun

Zeitoun
Dave Eggers
San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, 2009
E184 .A65 E34 2009

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina ... witness our country's worst natural disaster through new eyes, encountering all the hope and contradiction of a unique moment in American History.

Einstein's Telescope: The Hunt For Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe

Einstein's Telescope: The Hunt For Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe
Evalyn Gates
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2009
QB791.3 .G38 2009

... will captivate scientists and nonscientists alike as it pursues one of sciences great lingering mysteries. The answer may change forever our notions of where the Universe came from and where it is going.

Animals Make Us Human

Animals Make Us Human
Temple Grandin & Catherine Johnson
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009
QL785.27 .G73 2009

... will change forever the way we treat them [animals], revolutionizing our ideas about what animals want and need-on their terms, not ours.

Worst Insticts: Cowardice, Conformity and the ACLU

Worst Instincts: Cowardice, Conformity and the ACLU
Wendy Kaminer
Boston : Beacon Press, 2009
JC599 .U5 K38 2009

...tells an inside story of dramatic ethical decline ... to illustrate the essential virtues of dissent in preserving the moral character of any group.

Always WT

Always WT
Dr. Marty Kuhlman
Stillwater, OK : New Forums Press, Inc., 2010
LD5905 .K85 2010 c.2

West Texas A&M University has a rich history with a mixture of academics, faculty and administrators, students, sports, and arts and entertainment...[it] has enhanced the lives of everyone from alumni to citizens of Texas and beyond.

The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine

The Road of Lost Innocence
Somaly Mam
New York : Spiegel & Gran, 2009
HQ242.3 .A5 M3613 2009 c.2

... is a memoir that will leave you awestruck by the courage and strength of this extraordinary woman and will renew your faith in the power of an individual to bring about change.

Devil's Bargains: Tourism in the Twentieth-Century American West

Devil's Bargains: Tourism in the Twentieth-Century American West
Hal K. Rothman
Lawrence, KS : University Press of Kansas, 1998
G 155 .U6 R66 1998

Although tourism has been a blessing for many... the costs on more intangible levels may be said to outweigh the benefits and be a devil's bargain in the making.

Writing About Art, Second Edition

Writing About Art, Second Edition
Henry M Sayre
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 : Prentice-Hall, Inc.,
N7476 .S29 1995

... utilizes a step-by-step process-from choosing your piece to preparing the final essay. .. includes ... examples ... to help students select the important visual aspects of a particular work.

In Godzilla's Footsteps: Japanese Pop Culture Icons On the Global Stage

In Godzilla's Footsteps: Japanese Pop Culture Icons On the Global Stage
William M. Tsutsui and Michiko Ito
New York : Palgrave MacMillian, 2006
DS822.5 .I485 2006

...reveals what an actor in a green rubber costume - not to mention the legions of giant robots, pocket monsters, and post-apocalyptic mutants who followed ... can tell us about Japan, the process of globalization, and ourselves.

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