December 20, 2016

New Titles Tuesday, December 20

Here is a sample of the forty-three titles that were added to the collection this week ; just click on a title for more information. TWU login may be required.

ARTS
English graphic /Tom Lubbock.[PRINT
English Graphic is a book of essays on the subject of illustration, with the focus entirely on English artists using graphic media; drawings, prints and watercolours. The historical span of the book is broad - from the Uffington White Horse to the Winchester Psalter Hellmouth to Harry Beck’s London Underground Map and beyond. The high point of English Graphic art in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century makes up the heart of the book. The fifty or so images range from the visionary to the empirical, from folk art to caricature. Connecting and overlapping ideas on line and shape run through the book; maps, islands, clouds, swarms, wombs, skins, dots, contours and boundaries. Energetic, coherent and strange, English Graphic presents an electrical storm of ideas and illuminations provocatively argued by one of our most brilliant writers on art.

a critical reassessment of this important neo-avant-garde movemen offers an interdisciplinary account of the work and challenges the ideas of Restany, who mandated a "direct appropriation of the real." Cabañas posits that, for the Nouveaux Réalistes, realism engaged performative practices to produce alternative social meanings.
 
Richard Strauss: an owner's manual /David Hurwitz. [PRINT]
This "owner's manual," accompanied by a full-length CD, surveys all the major works with orchestra: symphonies, concertos, tone poems, operas, ballets, suites, and songs. Many of them will be new even to listeners familiar with the popular pieces, part of a vast legacy of immaculately crafted, beautiful music that deserves to be rediscovered and treasured.

EDUCATION
TWU’s President Emeritus bring together recollections from various partners to tell the story of our university’s recent history.

HISTORY
A groundbreaking comparative study of the dynamics and pathologies of war in modern times. Pulitzer-winning historian John W. Dower examines the cultures of war revealed by four powerful events--Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, and the invasion of Iraq in the name of a war on terror. The list of issues examined and themes explored is wide-ranging: failures of intelligence and imagination, wars of choice and "strategic imbecilities," faith-based secular thinking as well as more overtly holy wars, the targeting of noncombatants, and the almost irresistible logic--and allure--of mass destruction. Dower also sets the U.S. occupations of Japan and Iraq side by side in strikingly original ways. He offers comparative insights into individual and institutional behavior and pathologies that transcend "cultures" in the more traditional sense, and that ultimately go beyond war-making alone.

Across 1000 pages The Encyclopedia of Warfare presents the reader with more than 5000 entries - arranged chronologically - on wars, campaigns, empires, rebellions and counter insurgencies. From battles fought with spears to the latest drone technology, The Encyclopedia of Warfare features an immense range of conflict. Each war narrative, where appropriate, includes descriptions of its campaigns, battles and sieges. All this is easily accessed via an extensive index. Featuring 600 full color maps created specifically for this volume, The Encyclopedia of Warfare is written in a style accessible to both the student and the general enthusiast, and reflects the latest thinking among military historians - an authoritative compendium of almost five millennia of conflict.

This comprehensive book provides a historical insight into all aspects of day-to-day life during the Middle Ages. It also delves into the subjects of commerce and finance; private lives and pastimes; justice and punishments; food and hunting; cultural customs and costumes and much more.

Stroll through the splendid ruins; hear the history of the great Achaemenid empire; contemplate the exquisite reliefs. 

Who's who in the Greek world /John Hazel. [PRINT & eBook]
This is a biographical guide to the Greek and Hellenistic world from 750 BC to the end of the Roman Empire.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Baker encyclopedia of Christian apologetics /Norman L. Geisler. [PRINT]
This comprehensive A to Z reference covers key issues, persons, and concepts related to the defense of Christianity-giving you powerful responses to arguments against the faith. Topics include philosophical systems, contemporary issues, difficult Bible passages, classic apologetic arguments, and more!

For over 100 years, the International Critical Commentary series has held a special place among works on the Bible. It has sought to bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis-linguistic and textual no less than archaeological, historical, literary and theological-with a level of comprehension and quality of scholarship unmatched by any other series. No attempt has been made to secure a uniform theological or critical approach to the biblical text: contributors have been invited for their scholarly distinction, not for their adherence to any one school of thought.

Liturgical works /James R. Davila. [PRINT]
Davila provides an introduction, translation, notes on the original Hebrew, and line-by-line commentary for each of the Qumran liturgical works. Davila's excellent translation work combines overlapping fragmentary manuscripts into a single, smoothly flowing text, and his commentary includes numerous fresh insights and observations on these writings. Giving full attention to parallel texts found in the Hebrew Bible and other Jewish and Christian writings through late antiquity, Davila firmly situates the Qumran liturgical works in their historical context in Second Temple Judaism and discusses their significance as background to the Jewish liturgy, Jewish mysticism, and Christian origins.

Prayer: does it make any difference? /Philip Yancey. [PRINT]
Philip Yancey explores the intimate place where God and humans meet in Prayer. Writing as a fellow pilgrim, Yancey tackles the tough questions and in the process comes up with a fresh new approach to this timeless topic. .

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