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:
- the Marsh Collection, several hundred recently published, well-reviewed general interest books, and
- our complete list of gift and purchased books currently on the "Recent Acquisitions" shelf.
Click on the call number to check a books current status. Click on the image for addition information.
The Monkey Wrench Gang
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
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
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 City, 1900-1945
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
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.
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
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
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 Instincts: Cowardice, Conformity and the ACLU
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.
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
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
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
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
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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