January 06, 2016

New in print titles

180 print titles were added to Alloway Library's print book collection in the past 30 days. Here's a selection that includes new publications as well as classics gifted to the library.

Click on the title to be connected to the catalogue listing. To borrow any of these books, place a hold. For a list of all 179 print additions, contact us.

History & biography


On the eve of Valentine's Day, 1950, an American Strategic Air Command B-36 bomber-loaded with an atomic bomb-flew into the frozen night on a simulated bombing run from Alaska to San Francisco. The engines suddenly failed and the crew, before parachuting into the rugged terrain of northern British Columbia, set the autopilot to take the aircraft far out to sea.

Years later, the wreckage of the bomber was accidentally discovered on a remote northern British Columbia mountaintop hundreds of miles from its presumed location deep beneath the Pacific Ocean. Did an atomic bomb lie undetected for a number of years in coastal northern British Columbia?

The riveting, never-before-told story of one of World War II's most compelling and unresolved mysteries -- the disappearance of the loot on the Hungarian Gold Train

With a novelist's sensitivity, David Leavitt portrays Turing in all his humanity - his eccentricities, his brilliance, his fatal candour - while elegantly explaining his work and its implications.

Soviet Princeton revisits the volatile winter of 1932-34 when coal miners in Princeton BC, felt they had no other recourse other than to import labour organizer Arthur “Slim” Evans from the Workers Unity League to help them unionize. Town fathers predictably denounced “outside agitators” and the “Communist menace.” In fact, the most menacing force was the mounted police and the Ku Klux Klan who assaulted and threatened workers.

Narváez was the first European to investigate a Russian fur- trading outpost in the Gulf of Alaska in 1788. The following year he became the first Spaniard to reconnoitre Juan de Fuca Strait. In 1791, he charted the interiors of three large inlets on Vancouver Island's West Coast, discovered a vast inland sea to the east (today's Salish Sea), mapped the entire gulf, made first contact with Aboriginal peoples in the area, and found the site of what became western Canada's largest city – Vancouver, British Columbia.

 Relgious Studies & Christian Ministry

Beyond Bultmann : reckoning a New Testament theology / Bruce W. Longenecker, Mikeal C. Parsons, editors.
Thirteen contemporary New Testament scholars subject Bultmann's Theology to a comprehensive new reading. This fresh, critical examination of Bultmann not only places his magisterial work in a new context but also reveals the enduring features of Bultmann's achievement. 

This reception history of the story of Noah as it appears in children's Bibles provides striking examples of the multivalence and malleability of biblical texts, and offers intriguing snapshots of American culture and American religion in their most basic forms. Dalton demonstrates the ways in which children's Bibles reflect and reveal America's diverse and changing beliefs about God, childhood, morality, and what must be passed on to the next generation.

Dismissing Jesus : how we evade the way of the Cross / Douglas M. Jones ; foreword by Peter J. Leithart.
This book aims to examine the deeply cherished assumptions that hinder us from hearing Jesus's call. When we do that, we'll see that the gospel of Christ is not primarily about getting into heaven or about living a comfortable, individually pious, middle-class life.

Watts moves the Gospel of Mark to just after the destruction of the Temple, sets it within Roman educational models, and begins to read the ancient work afresh. Watts builds upon the historical criticisms of the past, but brings out a new way of reading the ancient stories of Jesus, and attempts to establish the literary sources of the Evangelist.

Black's book is the only resource of its kind on the market today. In it we have decades of Willard's thought expertly distilled. The Theology of Dallas Willardwill lead back to where it should—to Willard's own writing, and to his vision of Christlike transformation.

 

Social Sciences:

Economics and the art of controversy / John Kenneth Galbraith.
“Certain numbers of our political figures always achieve their distinction by being negotiators, brokers, and architects of comprise … But the more typical political career requires controversy; political recognition or notoriety is won by participation in argument and dispute. If such a politician cannot argue over one thing, then he must pick a quarrel over something else.”

Named by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the 100 most influential books since the end of World War II, The End of Ideology has been a landmark in American social thought, regarded as a classic since its first publication in 1962.


Sciences:

Health for all : the Vanga story / Daniel E. Fountain ; foreword by David Stevens.
Health for All tells the story of an ever-increasing vision—from curative care to community health, from a barely functioning hospital to a network of successful health services, from a lack of qualified workers to a local residency-training program, from biomedical reductionism to whole person care, from cultural stalemate to worldview transformation.
 Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice provides a synthetic overview of landscape ecology, including its development, the methods and techniques that are employed, the major questions addressed, and the insights that have been gained.


Literature:

After killing her mother with a carving knife, Mary Lamb spent the rest of her life in and out of madhouses; yet the crime and its aftermath opened up a new life. Freed to read extensively, she discovered her talent for writing and, with her brother, the essayist Charles Lamb, collaborated on the famous Tales from Shakespeare. This narrative of a nearly forgotten woman is a tapestry of insights into creativity and madness, the changing lives of women, and the redemptive power of the written word.


Shabby and lumbering, with a face like a Norfolk dumpling, Father Brown makes for an improbable super-sleuth. But his innocence is the secret of his success: refusing the scientific method of detection, he adopts instead an approach of simple sympathy, interpreting each crime as a work of art, and each criminal as a man no worse than himself.

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