February 16, 2016

New Titles Tuesday. February's freshest eBooks

In the last 15 days some 250 new online titles have been added to Alloway Library's online eLibrary.
Here are a few highlights. Click on the title to view the ebook; TWU login may be required.
For a list of all of our new online resources added in the past 15 days use the comments link below (your comments will not be posted).

Sciences


Bird populations
First published by IBP in 1993, Bird Populations fills a major gap in the scientific literature. No other technical publication is dedicated to the study of dynamic avian demography and biogeography from a global perspective.

Fluids & electrolytes made incredibly easy! / clinical editor, Laura M. Willis.
Get all the basics on fluids and electrolytes, with the newest edition of the one-and-only Fluids and Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy! Backed by plenty of real-world examples, this popular guide is full of clear definitions, practical patient care info, and on-the-job how-to. Humor, illustrations, and a fun and easygoing style make it the most enjoyable way to absorb the science, concepts and real-world patient care skills. Gain the fluids and electrolytes knowledge and skills you need—in an incredibly easy way! Get the lowdown on fluids and electrolytes, with. . .

Religious Studies
The Rise of the Problem - Ezekiel - The Servant of Yahweh - The Problem in Job - Songs in the Night - The Apocalyptist and the Pessimist - Solution or Escape? -  Recent Criticism of Habakkuk - Critical Problems of Isaiah 40-66  - The Servant of Yahweh 
The servant of Yahweh.- The roots of Hebrew prophecy and Jewish Apocalyptic.- Elijah and Jezebel.- the conflict with Tyrian Baal.- Recent developments in Old Testament criticism.- The Messiah and the Son of Man.- The quintessence of Paulinism.- Paul the Apostle: his personality and achievement.- Paul and the Jewish Christians.

Christianity, Islam and Oriṣa-religion: three traditions in comparison and interaction / J. D. Y. Peel.
"The Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria are exceptional for the copresence among them of three religious traditions: Islam, Christianity, and the indigenous oriṣa religion. In this comparative study, at once historical and anthropological, Peel explores the intertwined character of the three religions and the dense imbrication of religion in all aspects of Yoruba history up to the present. For over 400 years, the Yoruba have straddled two geocultural spheres: one reaching north over the Sahara to the world of Islam, the other linking them to the Euro-American world via the Atlantic. These two external spheres were the source of contrasting cultural influences, notably those emanating from the world religions. However, the Yoruba not only imported Islam and Christianity but also exported their own oriṣa religion to the New World. Before the voluntary modern diaspora that has brought many Yoruba to Europe and the Americas, tens of thousands were sold as slaves in the New World, bringing with them the worship of the oriṣa. Peel offers deep insight into important contemporary themes such as religious conversion, new religious movements, relations between world religions, the conditions of religious violence, the transnational flows of contemporary religion, and the interplay between tradition and the demands of an ever-changing present. In the process, he makes a major theoretical contribution to the anthropology of world religions."

Ancrene wisse: from pastoral literature to vernacular spirituality / Cate Gunn.
Provides an introduction to "Ancrene Wisse", one of the most important works in English of the thirteenth century. This book offers a fresh contextualisation which engages with the history of lay piety and vernacular spirituality in the Middle Ages. This book is innovative in that it provides an introduction to "Ancrene Wisse", one of the most important works in English of the thirteenth century. It offers a new contextualisation which engages with the history of lay piety and vernacular spirituality in the Middle Ages, thus extending analysis of the book beyond its original purpose as a guide for anchoresses. The placing of "Ancrene Wisse" within this context also allows comparisons to be made with other literature for semi-regular women, such as sermons preached to beguines - semi-religious women who formed communities in the Low Countries and France in the High Middle Ages.

Ireland and the Celtic church: a history of Ireland from St. Patrick to the English conquest in 1172 / by George T. Stokes ; edited by Hugh Jackson Lawlor.
The Ancient Celtic Church - St. Patrick- St. Patrick's Mission - Tara and the Conversion of Ireland - St. Columba - Columba in Iona - Columbanus - The Paschal Controversy - Ireland and the East - The Social Life of the Eighth Century - Greek and Hebrew in Irish Monasteries - The Round - Towers of Ireland - The Danish Invasion of Ireland and the Pagan Crusade - The Danish Kingdom of Dublin...

The Counter-Reformation in Europe / by Arthur Robert Pennington.
The Early Causes of the Counter-Reformation - The Jesuits - The Inquisition - The Council of Trent - The Rapid Progress of the Counter-Reformation - The Counter-Reformation in England - The Continuation of the Struggle - The Thirty Years' War and the End of the Struggle

Philosophy

 Imperial genus: the formation and limits of the human in modern Korea and Japan / Travis Workman.
"Imperial Genus begins with the turn to world culture and ideas of the generally human in Japan’s cultural policy in Korea in 1919. How were concepts of the human’s genus‑being operative in the discourses of the Japanese empire? How did they inform the imagination and representation of modernity in colonial Korea? Travis Workman delves into these questions through texts in philosophy, literature, and social science. Imperial Genus focuses on how notions of human generality mediated uncertainty between the transcendental and the empirical, the universal and the particular, and empire and colony. It shows how cosmopolitan cultural principles, the proletarian arts, and Pan‑Asian imperial nationalism converged with practices of colonial governmentality. It is a genealogy of the various articulations of the human’s genus‑being within modern humanist thinking in East Asia, as well as an exploration of the limits of the human as both concept and historical figure."--Provided by publisher.

Things in culture, culture in things / edited by Anu Kannike & Patrick Laviolette.
This volume addresses the dynamics of materiality over time and space. In cross-cultural, multi-temporal and interdisciplinary studies the authors examine how things gain meaning and status, generate a multitude of emotions, and feed into the propagation of myths, narratives and discourses. The book is divided according to four themes: soft objects, stoic stories, consuming and the collectible, and waste and technologies. The first section discusses the meanings of the lived environment on the individual and national levels. The second section provides specific examples on the role of things in identity construction. The third section focuses on historical and contemporary aspects of consumption and collecting. The phenomena under scrutiny in the fourth section are moral dilemmas associated with and representations of dirt/waste and advancements in science and technology. Presenting diverse case studies of material culture, the volume points to rich interdisciplinary approaches in cultural theory.


Political Studies

Law, liberty, and the pursuit of terrorism / Roger Douglas.
"It is commonly believed that a state facing a terrorist threat responds with severe legislation that compromises civil liberties in favour of national security. Roger Douglas compares responses to terrorism by five liberal democracies— the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand— over the past 15 years. He examines each nation’s development and implementation of counterterrorism law, specifically in the areas of information gathering, the definition of terrorist offenses, due process for the accused, detention, and torture and other forms of coercive questioning. Douglas finds that terrorist attacks elicit pressures for quick responses, which often allow national governments to accrue additional powers. But emergencies are neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for such laws, which may persist even after fears have eased. He argues that responses are influenced by institutional interests and prior beliefs and are complicated when the exigencies of office and beliefs point in different directions. He also argues that citizens are wary of government’s impingement on civil liberties and that courts exercise their capacity to restrain the legislative and executive branches. Douglas concludes that the worst anti-terror excesses have taken place outside of, rather than within, the law and that the legacy of 9/11 includes both laws that expand government powers and judicial decisions that limit those very powers. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched."

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