August 09, 2016

New Titles Tuesday for August 9

Over 5000 new titles were added to the catalogue recently. Here is a sample.  Click on the title for more information; TWU login may be required

Business
This book concentrates on ensuring that the'corporate message'is communicated to stakeholders in a way that maximises the value of the annual report and outlines how this might best be achieved. It explains the importance not only of the quantitative (accounting) information but also the qualitative content such as the chairman's statement, directors'report, operating and financial review, explanatory notes and so on. Particular recognition is given to the legal, stock exchange and professional accounting requirements as well as to the increasingly important but more discretionary areas of content such as social, environmental and ethical reporting issues. 
 
In a practical and accessible book for those who hold responsibilities in marketing or risk management, David Abrahams brings together relevant risk thinking and a range of accepted techniques for the evaluation of brand exposures - whether in response to the ambitions of a key business project, new market conditions or in answer to shareholder concern.

Contracting for project management /edited by J. Rodney Turner.
This book concentrates specifically on the contracting issues that surround projects of any size.

Christian Missions
Alexander Mackay [1849-1890] was a Scottish pioneer engineer missionary to Uganda and worked with the Church Missionary Society.

A Century of Baptist Missions offers a summary of the work of American Baptist Missions from their foundation up to around 1890. It covers their work in Burma (Myanmar), India, China, Japan, Africa, Brazil, Cuba, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Denmark, Greece, Spain and Turkey.

 a biography of Dr. G.E. Dodson, who served as a medical missionary in Iran until his death in 1937.

Education
How to get research published in journals [electronic resource] /Abby Day.
This international best-selling book has been revised and updated. It focuses on helping people overcome some of the most common obstacles to successful publication. Lack of time? An unconscious fear of rejection? Conflicting priorities? In this book Abby Day explains how to overcome these obstacles and create publishable papers for journals most likely to publish them.

Visualizing Research guides postgraduate students in art and design through the development and implementation of a research project, using the metaphor of a 'journey of exploration'. For use with a formal programme of study, from masters to doctoral level, the book derives from the creative relationship between research, practice and teaching in art and design.

Health Sciences
This book reviews current health risk communication strategies, and examines and assesses the technical and psycho-sociological tools available to support risk communication plans. It brings together approaches to risk communication from a number of countries and describes the techniques, including drama, storytelling and scenarios that are used to identify and prioritise key communication issues, and to identify policy responses.

History
The centerpiece of this study is an investigation of the symbiotic relationship that evolved between opium and the Guomindang's rise to power in the years 1924-1937. Despite attempts to find other sources of revenue, the Guomindang became increasingly addicted to the tax monies derived from the drug trade prior to the war with Japan. Based solidly on a previously untapped reservoir of archival sources from the People's Republic and Taiwan, this work critically analyzes the complex realities of a government policy that vacillated between prohibition and legalization, and ultimately sought to curtail the cultivation, sale, and consumption of opium through a government monopoly.. 

The story of his life as told from his own letters, from those of his friends and enemies and from official documents

Linguistics & Literature
Franklin's passage [electronic resource] /David Solway.
Solway takes the Franklin saga from the modern to the postmodern, happily chewing up Franklin books, web pages, search reports, and photographs, weaving their fragments into a gleefully unshored ruin. In less capable hands, such a playful pastiche of Arctic book-and-internet-browsing might be a mere jumble, but Solway shows a remarkable knack for drawing elegiac tones from his frozen scrap-heap. He teases us into realizing what we, in our own technologically-assisted search for the fabled Lost Expedition, have already done: we have made our own, unnoticed epic, heaped up our own (virtual) stack of cans, and yet -- like Thoreau's Grinnell -- we still have no idea where we ourselves may be.

Hurt thyself [electronic resource] /Andrew Steinmetz.
Andrew Steinmetz's second collection of poetry turns a clinical eye on his favourite subjects - love, marriage, power, fantasy, and art. Using a tersely sensitive language that relies on the poet's own speaking voice, Hurt Thyself betrays a slightly ominous and skewed philosophical rigor. T

The playfulness of Gerard Manley Hopkins [electronic resource] /Joseph J. Feeney.
A fresh take on Gerard Manley Hopkins that begins the next phase in Hopkins studies. In both his poetry and prose Feeney discovers a distinctive playfulness inextricably bound to Hopkins's creativity, style, and poetic competitiveness-even, strikingly, in "The Wreck of the Deutschland" and the "Terrible Sonnets." No one who absorbs these radical readings will ever see his poems the same way.

This book analyses works by not only Shakespeare but also his contemporaries to argue that many of the plays of Shakespeare's central period, from the second tetralogy to Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, and Othello, engage with the idea of England's borders. In Shakespeare's imagination and indeed in that of his culture, eschatological overtones also accrue to the idea of the border. Hopkins shows that the idea of the border becomes a potent metaphor for exploring the spiritual uncertainties of the period, and for speculating on what happens in 'the undiscovered country, from whose bourn no traveller returns'

The Silver Palace Restaurant [electronic resource] /Mark Abley.
Shortlisted for the A.M. Klein Award for Poetry, 2005. “These poems could be taken for a travelogue of far-ranging proportions as Abley moves from China, Italy, the Gaspé Peninsula, to the Rocky Mountains, Montreal, and places in between. His view of the world is clear and sharp … The images and words are evocative, crisp, and swift in their impact.”

Text types and the history of English [electronic resource] /by Manfred Görlach.
The book comprises methodological reflections on form, content and function in a comprehensive description of text types/genres. These considerations are then exemplified in detail by analyses of individual types such as cooking recipes, book dedications, advertisements, jokes, and church hymns. The transfer of types and the range of existing types are described for Scotland and for India. The description is completed by a summary list of some 2100 text types with definitions and their documentation in the history of English.

Music
An international array of scholars reveal that it is through the (often disruptive) dynamics of performance – and the interaction between performer and audience – that patterns of musical change and innovation can best be recognised. From the Beatles and Bob Dylan to Michael Jackson and Madonna, from Woodstock and Monterey to Altamont and Live Aid, this book provides an indispensable assessment of the importance of live performance in the practice of popular music, and an essential guide to some of the key moments in its history.

Religious Studies
This book constructs a Christology which centres on a Christ of the vulnerable and the margins. It explores the interface between religion, law, politics and violence, East and West, North and South. The history of the use of sacred texts as'texts of terror'is examined, and theological links to legal and political dimensions explored.

In-depth, illustrated exploration of how early North African Christians lived out their faith. Using a combination of literary and archeological evidence, this, illustrated book documents the development of Christian practices and doctrine in Roman Africa -- contemporary Libya, Tunisia, A lgeria, and Morocco -- from the second century through the Arab conquest in the seventh century.

Christianity is not great: how faith fails /edited by John W. Loftus ; foreword by Hector Avalos.
"In this new anthology critiquing Christianity, John Loftus-a former minister and now a leading atheist-has brought together an outstanding group of respected scholars who focus on the harms caused by the world's leading religion.
An unabashedly Catholic history that documents scores of sustained and unprecedented assaults on the Catholic Faith these past five centuries and delineates the Church’s brave response to each one.

This collection engages with current concern over the biblical canon, in both historical and theological aspects; with literary reading of the Bible and current literary theory as it bears on biblical studies; and with the theological reading and use of the biblical text. John Barton's distinctive writing reflects a commitment to a 'liberal' approach to the Bible, which places a high value on traditional biblical criticism and also seeks to show how evocative and full of insight the biblical texts are and how they can contribute to modern theological concerns.

This book chronicles the journey toward full LGBTQ inclusion within the Protestant denominations that have recently opened their pulpits to queer clergy. Holmen provides an important historical reference for continuing dialogue and also celebrates the ongoing journey to acceptance.

Cornelius Plantinga makes a striking claim: preachers who read widely will most likely become better preachers.. Plantinga -- himself a master preacher -- shows how a wide reading program can benefit preachers. First, he says, good reading generates delight, and the preacher who enters the world of delight goes with God. Good reading can also help tune the preacher’s ear for language -- his or her primary tool.

This book takes the current criticism of Christian tradition to heart and invites a reconsideration of the problematic elements: its desacralization of nature; its preoccupation with the human being to the neglect of the rest of nature; its dualisms and elevation of the spiritual over material reality, and its habit of ignoring or resisting scientific understandings of the natural world.

The Zen Koan: its history and use in Rinzai Zen /by Isshū Miura and Ruth Fuller Sasaki.
The first scholarly examination in any language of the historical development and traditional method of koan study in Zen Buddhism.

Social Sciences
 Case-study rich, this informative book provides an indispensable guide to examining women's role in left/right wing engagement, ethno-nationalist/separatist violence, guerrilla movements and suicide bombers.

Explores the question of whether the law and genocide law in particular can prevent mass atrocities. The volume explains how genocide came to be accepted as a legal norm and analyzes the intent required for this categorization. The work also discusses individual suits against states for genocide and, finally, explores the utility of genocide as a legal concept.

Modernity, religion, and the War on Terror [electronic resource] /Richard Dien Winfield.
Dien Winfield illuminates the war on terror, presenting an anti-foundationalist justification of the rationality and freedom of modernity, while assessing how religion can stand in opposition to modernity and why Islam has been a privileged vehicle of anti-modern religious revolt.

This study tackles head-on the notion of gender within the cotton industry during the period 1880-1914, not so much to trace its effects on the industry itself, but instead concentrating on the ways gender radicalized particularly the female workers in the Lancashire mills. In so doing, it promotes the view that it was women weavers' experience of the way in which gender inequality in the labour process clashed with varying degrees of inequality in the other spheres of their lives that caused many of them to organize for the franchise.

The first book-length study of masculinity and ethnicity within the context of indie guitar music within US, UK and New Zealand 'scenes'. Drawing on his own experience as an indie musician, Bannister surveys a range of indie artists, demonstrating broad continuities between these apparently disparate scenes, in terms of gender, aesthetic theory and approaches to popular musical history. The result is a book which raises some important questions about how gender is studied in popular culture

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