January 24, 2017

New Titles Tuesday, January 24

Wow!  Seventeen hundred titles were added to the catalogue in the past week –mostly eBooks on a wide variety of subjects including a sizeable number of computer programming books.  Click on the titles of this sample for more information or search the catalogue for many more resources. TWU login may be required
COMPUTING SCIENCE
Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Written as practical recipes, Instant HTML5 Fonts and Typography How-to will enable you to use custom fonts with outstanding effects. This book is great for both professional and amateur HTML and CSS developers who are looking to use fonts in order to enhance interface design. Familiarity with JavaScript is assumed.

Instant audio processing with web audio /Chris Khoo.
Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. A concise, recipe-based approach to use Web Audio's automation functionality to produce interesting audio effects such as audio stitching and ducking. This book is designed for developers with some HTML and JavaScript programming experience who are seeking to learn about Web Audio. Experience with AJAX and web server installation/configuration is a plus but is not a necessity in order to follow the content of the book.

HEALTH SCIENCES
A unique study of a global phenomenon in which lawbreaking and profiteering prevail at the cost of human health and life..


HISTORY

This covers the first German campaigns in the west, the fall of Norway and Denmark, the capture of Holland and Belgium and the collapse of France.

Deaf people in Hitler's Europe /Donna F. Ryan and John S. Schuchman, editors.
This extraordinary collection, organized into three parts, integrates key presentations and important research. In an essay written especially for this volume, Patricia Heberer details how Nazi manipulation of eugenics theory and practice facilitated the justification for the murder of those considered socially undesirable.  John S. Schuchman describes the remarkable 1932 film Misjudged People, which so successfully portrayed the German deaf community as a vibrant contributor to society that the Nazis banned its showing when they came to power. Horst Biesold  confirms the complicity of teachers who denounced their own students, labeling them hereditarily deaf and thus exposing them to compulsory sterilization. Also includes the reprint of a chilling 1934 article in which author Kurt Lietz rued the expense of educating deaf students, who could not become soldiers or bear healthy children Also discusses the plight of deaf Jews in Hungary; complemented by a chapter containing excerpts from the testimony of six deaf Jewish survivors who describe their personal ordeals.

Truman and the Hiroshima cult /Robert P. Newman.

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LINGUISTICS
Sociolinguistic variation in American sign language /Ceil Lucas, Robert Bayley and Clayton Valli ; in collaboration with Mary Rose [and others].
Noted scholars Ceil Lucas, Robert Bayley, and Clayton Valli led a team of exceptional researchers in applying techniques for analyzing spoken language variation to ASL. Their observations at the phonological, lexical, morphological, and syntactic levels demonstrate that ASL variation correlates with many of the same driving social factors of spoken languages, including age, socioeconomic class, gender, ethnic background, region, and sexual orientation. Internal constraints that mandate variant choices for spoken languages have been compared to ASL as well, with intriguing results.

LITERATURE
Manhattan: letters from prehistory /Hélène Cixous ; translated by Beverley Bie Brahic.
Manhattan is the tale of a young French scholar who travels to the United States in 1965 on a Fulbright Fellowship to consult the manuscripts of beloved authors.  Meanwhile, back in France, her children and no-nonsense mother await her return.

MUSIC
A landmark, easy to use A-Z format for studying, exploring and researching one of Ireland's most universally recognisable cultural expressions.

Miller presents a practical manual to help singers and pianists bring Robert Schumann's Lieder to life in performance. He also provides cogent suggestions for interpretation of all of Schumann's solo and duet songs, useful pointers that are grounded in a thorough understanding of Schumann's compositional style and its full historical background.

POLITICAL STUDIES
Politics is a noble, but also a dirty, business. To gain election - and retain office - in a democratic system, politicians are frequently compelled to be dishonest. They engage in benevolent lying because obstruction by stupid voters will otherwise stop them advancing the national interest as they see it. So claims the author of this eye-opening book, which straddles politics, philosophy, morality and economics.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES
In 'Aposynagogos and the Historical Jesus in John', Jonathan Bernier utilizes  critical-realist hermeneutics to survey historical data relevant to the Johannine expulsion passages (John 9:22, 12:42, 16:2). He evaluates the major two contemporary interpretative traditions regarding these passages, namely that they describe not events of Jesus' lifetime but rather the implementation of the Birkat ha-Minim in the first first-century, or that they describe not historical events at all but serve only to construct Johannine identity. Against both traditions Bernier argues that these passages plausibly describe events that could have happened during Jesus' lifetime.
This text brings together a wide range of scholarship to examine the relationship between Christianity and democratisation. It offers new insights into how and why this relationship had developed, and explores all the major Christian traditions including the Eastern Orthodox engagement with politics.

Philosophy, feminism, and faith /edited by Ruth E. Groenhout and Marya Bower.
Women who balance philosophy, feminism, and faith write about their lives. The voices gathered here from several different traditions -- Catholic, Protestant, Quaker, Jewish, and Muslim -- represent diverse ethnicities, races, and ages. The challenging and poignant reflections in Philosophy, Feminism, and Faith show how critical thought can successfully mesh with religious faith and social responsibility.

Philosophy of religion thinking about faith /C. Stephen Evans & R. Zachary Manis.
With over 40,000 copies in print since its original publication in 1982, Steve Evans's Philosophy of Religion has served many generations of students as a classic introduction to the philosophy of religion from a Christian perspective.

Time and relative dimensions in faith religion and Doctor Who /edited by Andrew Crome and James McGrath.



SCIENCES

SOCIAL STUDIES
9/11 and the War on Terror /David Holloway.
This interdisciplinary study of how 9/11 and the war on terror were represented during the Bush era, shows how culture often functioned as a vital resource, for citizens attempting to make sense of momentous historical events that frequently seemed beyond their influence or control. Illustrated throughout, the book discusses representation of 9/11 and the war on terror in Hollywood film, the 9/11 novel, mass media, visual art and photography, political discourse, and revisionist historical accounts of American empire, between the September 11 attacks and the Congressional midterm elections.
The Asante Kingdom is one of several examples included in this study of human sacrifice and ritual killing on the African continent. Case studies include practices in Sierra Leone, Tanzania (Mainland), Zanzibar, Uganda and Swaziland. Through careful study of these select cases, this book highlights general features of human sacrifice which recur with striking uniformity in all parts of sub Saharan Africa, and why they persist until today.





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