January 31, 2017

New Titles Tuesday, January 31

We are listing more titles from the 1700 items added to the catalogue last week.  Click on a title for more information on these eBooks. TWU log in may be required.

BUSINESS
The book explains how to energize projects, create momentum, and achieve success by talking and listening to staff members. Moreover, it teaches how to effectively communicate project status and requirements to executive management.

FINE ARTS + DESIGN
Featuring a global showcase of 100 of the craft's most exciting and influential practitioners, Low-Tech Print is an exploration of hand-made printmaking techniques and how they are used in contemporary design and illustration. It examines the huge recent resurgence in the popularity of printmaking, with chapters on screenprinting, letterpress, relief printing, and other printing methods. The book shows how practitioners develop a love affair with these hand-made techniques and use them to create beautiful contemporary designs, explaining the process behind each technique and its historical context. A must-have for all design, illustration, craft, and printmaking enthusiasts.
This book explores the ways in which the organization of interior space can be developed from the initial concept through to the planning of a project. The straightforward text explains strategies, processes, and methods that can be employed to transform an initial brief into an interior that provides an appropriate response to the project's demands. This is backed up with a wealth of visual material including photographs and specially created diagrams and models. Case studies and step-by-step exercises further illustrate the application of the principles and approaches introduced in the text.
 
HISTORY

Scott confronts conventional historians and looks at the evidence, archaeological and textual, for the proposition that three centuries, roughly between 615 and 915, never existed and are ""phantom"" years. The author shows in detail how no archaeology exists for these three centuries, and that the material remains of the seventh century closely resemble those of the tenth, and lie directly beneath them.
 
Examines the Nazi process that resulted in the death or displacement of a significant number of Poles living in Nazi-occupied territories. Focuses on the camp in Reichsgau Danzig-West Prussia, documenting both the daily operations of the camp and wider Nazi ideology and practice.

Approaches to Archaeological Human Remains in Cyprus" /edited by Demetrios Michaelides.
The 42 papers presented here cover many aspects medicine in the Mediterranean world during Antiquity and early Byzantine times, bringing together both internationally established specialists on the history of medicine and researchers in the early stages of their career.

Turkey and the Armenian ghost on the trail of the genocide /Laure Marchand and Guillaume Perrier ; foreword by Taner Akçam ; translated by Debbie Blythe.

Based on years of prestigious academic work, Professor Rosalie David cleverly presents every aspect of life in ancient Egypt through the lives of various characters, all based on mummies from the Manchester Museum. Characters hail from all walks of life, including royalty, nobles, officials, craftsmen and peasants, allowing us an insight into absolutely every aspect of everyday, ritual and religious life in ancient Egypt.

LAW
Beauchamp reconstructs the world of nineteenth-century patent law, replete with inventors, capitalists, and charlatans, where rival claimants and political maneuvering loomed large in the contests that erupted over new technologies. He challenges the popular myth of Bell as the telephone's sole inventor, exposing that story's origins in the arguments advanced by Bell's lawyers. More than anyone else, it was the courts that anointed Bell father of the telephone, granting him a patent monopoly that decisively shaped the American telecommunications industry for a century to come.

LIBRARY STUDIES
Ward identifies the challenges and proposes solutions to shaping physical collections for today's academic library.

The library innovation toolkit: ideas, strategies, and programs /edited by Anthony Molaro and Leah L. White ; foreword by R. David Lankes.
This stimulating collection offers numerous snapshots of innovation in action at a range of libraries, showcasing ideas and initiatives that will inspire librarians at their own institutions.

Start a revolution stop acting like a library /Ben Bizzle with Maria Flora.
Bizzle shows how successful libraries introduce new ideas into their presentations, web presence, and digital services. Marketing campaigns can be a challenge, and Bizzle shares universal concepts to promote a successful social media presence and increase community awareness of your library.

This guide includes lessons learned from successful efforts in providing digital continuity and recovering from a variety of situations.

Leading libraries: how to create a service culture /Wyoma vanDuinkerken and Wendi Arant Kaspar.

In a time when libraries are struggling to stay relevant, this guide helps you look more closely at how you are serving clients in ways that continue to be exciting, energizing, and value-driven. It will help you look to a future in which your library is vital in uniting your community and providing a legacy of love of learning.

LITERATURE
Spiridion /George Sand ; translated by Patricia J. F. Worth.
An abbot's ghost searches for an intelligent monk to exhume his manuscript from a hellish crypt and learn the truth that monks lack two things: freedom of inquiry and benevolence.

PSYCHOLOGY
This book is about the difficulty of endings, but it is also about learning from the endings that we know have gone wrong as well as those that have worked well. It sets out how the psychological therapist can help a person to live well while life is available, and to face the endings that confront all of us with honesty, and the acceptance of our human fragility

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Theatrical theology: explorations in performing the faith /edited by Wesley Vander Lugt and Trevor Hart.

McGrath's objective is two-pronged. First, he wants to remind Christians that an intellectually vibrant theology is not inimical to Christian life, worship, and faith. Second, McGrath wants to point out the benefits of a theology that includes an enrichment of faith and a deeper engagement with the culture and concerns of the modern world.



Zionism and the quest for justice in the Holy Land /edited by Donald E. Wagner & Walter T. Davis.
The present volume will break the silence currently reigning in many religious, political, and academic circles and, in so doing, will provoke and inspire a new, challenging conversation on theological and ethical issues arising from various aspects of Zionism-a conversation that is vital to the quest for a just peace in Israel and Palestine.

SOCIAL STUDIES
The first historically informed, theoretically rich and empirically detailed study of what Occupy has called the 1%.

This book explores the relationship between Africa, the West and China. It notes that while Africa is a continent of diverse cultures, raw materials, human resource, indigenous knowledges, and above all the biggest recipient of foreign aid globally, it continues to lag behind all regions of the world in terms of socio-economic development. The book grapples with the important question on why this has been the case. It provides crucial critical insights on how Africa's situation could be reversed and the tapestry of its socio-economic problems eased.

The Last Taboo' makes the case against having babies despite fierce, centuries old pressure on women to legitimate themselves through motherhood.

The Romani Gypsies /Yaron Matras.

An interdisciplinary study of a diverse set of public speeches given by major literary and cultural figures in the 1950s and 1960s. Through close readings of canonical speeches by Hannah Arendt, Theodor W. Adorno, Martin Buber, Paul Celan, and others, Sonja Boos demonstrates that these speakers both facilitated and subverted the construction of a public discourse about the Holocaust in postwar West Germany. The author's analysis of original audio recordings of the speech events (several of which will be available on a companion website) improves our understanding of the spoken, performative dimension of public speeches. 

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