February 14, 2017

New Titles Tuesday, February 14

While the snow was falling last week, over 100 titles were added to the catalogue.
Here's a sample of the additions along with links to more information. TWU login may be required to access electronic resources.

EDUCATION

This powerful book puts learners at the forefront of education to ensure they control their schoolwork, content, and data. Dig deep into the digital revolution occurring in schools and classrooms, explore how to incorporate traditional instructional practices in the digital classroom, and understand the skills students need to be digitally literate.

Intentional and targeted teaching: a framework for teacher growth and leadership /Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Stefani Arzonetti Hite.


The Slow Professor Maggie Berg
 Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber discuss how adopting the principles of the Slow movement in academic life can counter this erosion of humanistic education. Focusing on the individual faculty member and his or her own professional practice, Berg and Seeber present both an analysis of the culture of speed in the academy and ways of alleviating stress while improving teaching, research, and collegiality. The Slow Professor will be a must-read for anyone in academia concerned about the frantic pace of contemporary university life.

HEALTH SCIENCES
Bates' visual guide to physical examination series STREAMING VIDEO.
12 segments including:
Abdomen [electronic resource] /Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Provides direction on how to do a physical assessment of the abdomen, including health history
taking, anatomy, examination and recommended tests and tips.
General survey and vital signs [electronic resource] /Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Focuses on how to approach and communicate with patients to prepare for clinical practice. Emphasis is on health history and documentation and communication and patient/practitioner interaction.
Heads, eyes, and ears [electronic resource] /Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Provides direction on how to do a physical assessment of the head, eyes, and ears, including health history taking, anatomy, examination and recommended tests and tips.
Head-to-toe assessment of the adult  [electronic resource] /Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Focuses on how to approach and communicate with patients to prepare for clinical practice. Emphasis is on health history and documentation and communication and patient/practitioner interaction
Musculoskeletal system [electronic resource] /Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Provides direction on how to do a physical assessment of the musculoskeletal system, including health history taking, anatomy, examination and recommended tests and tips.



Thrive: how better mental health care transforms lives and saves money /Richard Layard and David M. Clark ; [foreword by Daniel Kahneman].

HISTORY
1945 : the year that changed the world STREAMING VIDEO SERIES  [electronic resource] /Wingspan Fulcrum TV for UKTV; director, Paul Oremland.
Documents the struggles among the Allied leaders to gain dominance for their own country as World War II is being won, ultimately resulting in the start of the Cold War. Series titles include:
The beginning of the end
The end of dictators
The future takes shape
Victory in Europe
War in the Pacific

Life is so good /George Dawson and Richard Glaubman.
103-year-old George Dawson, a slave's grandson who learned to read at age 98, reflects on his life and offers valuable lessons in living as well as a fresh, firsthand view of America during the twentieth century. Richard Glaubman captures Dawson's irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, hardships, and happiness. From segregation and civil rights, to the wars, presidents, and defining moments in history, George Dawson's description and assessment of the last century inspires readers with the message that-through it all-has sustained him: "Life is so good. I do believe it's getting better.


 
LITERATURE & WRITING


American pastoral /Philip Roth.

 
An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the "wild west." Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.

The Cambridge companion to science fiction /edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn.

Charlie and the chocolate factory /Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket for a tour of Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his or her own way.

The crying of lot 49 /Thomas Pynchon.
The highly original satire about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in a worldwide conspiracy, meets some extremely interesting characters, and attains a not inconsiderable amount of self knowledge.

C.S. Lewis and his circle: essays and memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society /edited by Roger White, Judith Wolfe and Brendan N. Wolfe.



Infinite jest: a novel /David Foster Wallace ; foreword by Dave Eggers.
A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America. Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.


Shakespeare and early modern religion /edited by David Loewenstein and Michael Witmore.
Written by an international team of literary scholars and historians, this collaborative volume illuminates the diversity of early modern religious beliefs and practices in Shakespeare's England, and considers how religious culture is imaginatively reanimated in Shakespeare's plays. Fourteen new essays explore the creative ways Shakespeare engaged with the multi-faceted dimensions of Protestantism, Catholicism, non-Christian religions including Judaism and Islam, and secular perspectives.

PHILOSOPHY
A brief history of thought: a philosophical guide to living /Luc Ferry ; translated by Theo Cuffe.

PSYCHOLOGY

Pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people--both seasoned and new--that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit."  Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance.


Rising strong /Brené Brown., PhD, LMSW ; Illustrations, Simon Walker.
The author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection tells us what it takes to get back up, and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle, Brene Brown writes, can be our greatest call to courage, and rising strong our clearest path to a wholehearted life"—


RELIGIOUS STUDIES

 
Love, Henri: letters on love, hope, faith, and vocation /Henri J.M. Nouwen; edited with a preface by Gabrielle Earnshaw ; foreword by Brené Brown.



A prayer journal /Flannery O'Connor ; edited and with an introduction by W.A. Sessions.

Presents a guide to preaching for pastors as well as laypeople, intended to help readers communicate the Christian message of grace in a meaningful, engaging, and compassionate way.

Psalms for all seasons /by David Allan Hubbard.

Purpose in the living world?: creation and emergent evolution /Jacob Klapwijk ; translated and edited by Harry Cook.
Jacob Klapwijk offers a philosophical analysis of the relation of evolutionary biology to religion, and addresses the question of whether the evolution of life is exclusively a matter of chance or is better understood as including the notion of purpose. Writing from a Christian (Augustinian) point of view, he criticizes creationism and intelligent design theory as well as opposing reductive naturalism. He offers an alternative to both and an attempt to bridge the gap between them, via the idea of 'emergent evolution'. In this theory the process of evolution has an emergent or innovative character resulting in a living world of ingenious, multifaceted complexity.

The work is based on the most up-to-date editions of the Septuagint. The so-called Antiochene version of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles as well as Judges has been studied. At many places it is demonstrated and illustrated how an analysis of the morphosyntax and syntax can illuminate our general interpretation of the Septuagint text.

The three Freds [electronic resource]: martyred pioneers for Christ in Brazil /by Wm. J. W. Roome ; foreword by B. Godfrey Buxton.
These are the stories of Fred Wright, Fred Dawson and Fred Roberts, who all lost their lives in the cause of the Gospel in the jungles of Brazil.

Award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. Smith helps readers recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices. He explains that worship is the "imagination station" that incubates our loves and longings so that our cultural endeavors are indexed toward God and his kingdom. The author creatively uses film, literature, and music illustrations to engage readers and includes new material on marriage, family, youth ministry, and faith and work. He also suggests individual and communal practices for shaping the Christian life.

SCIENCES



SOCIAL STUDIES
Amy Chua argues that Western parenting tries to respect and nurture children's individuality, while Chinese parents typically believe that arming children with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence prepares them best for the future.   Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chua's iron-willed decision to raise her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, the Chinese way - and the remarkable, sometimes heartbreaking  results her choice inspires.  Achingly honest and profoundly challenging, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is one of the most talked-about books of our times.

Girls [electronic resource]: moving beyond myth /produced by Susan Macmillan. STREAMING VIDEO
Focuses on the sexual dilemmas and difficult life choices young girls face as they come of age in contemporary American culture. Challenging long-held myths about girlhood, the film draws on the insights of girls themselves to explore and shed light on their actual lived experience as they navigate our increasingly hyper-sexualized society.

In debt we trust [electronic resource]: America before the bubble bursts /Altacliff Films presents a Globalvision production ; a Danny Schechter STREAMING VIDEO
This 2006 documentary examines the increasing debt burden carried by millions of Americans and argues that corrupt practices by financial and government institutions are fostering citizens' dependence on credit while creating a ballooning national debt that is leading the country towards fiscal disaster.


A riveting, groundbreaking account of how the war on crime has torn apart inner-city communities. Alice Goffman spent six years in one Philadelphia neighborhood, documenting the routine stops, searches, raids, and beatings that young men navigate as they come of age. While recognizing the drug trade's damage, On The Run reveals a justice system gone awry: it is an exemplary work of scholarship highlighting the failures of the War on Crime, and a compassionate chronicle of the families caught in the midst of it.

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