February 28, 2017

New Titles Tuesday, February 28

Here's a sample of the 52  print and eBooks added to the collection in the past week. Click on a title for more information. TWU login may be required

EDUCATION
Curriculum21: essential education for a changing world /edited by Heidi Hayes Jacobs. [PRINT]
Author and educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs launches a powerful case for overhauling, updating, and injecting life into the K-12 curriculum.

The one-shot library instruction survival guide /Heidi E. Buchanan, Beth McDonough. [PRINT]
 With more than 30 years' combined experience in teaching information literacy, Buchanan and McDonough invite librarians to turn everyday challenges into instruction that is meaningful and relevant for students, supplying the knowledge and tools to make it happen.

LITERATURE
The Cambridge companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald /edited by Ruth Prigozy. [PRINT]
Eleven specially commissioned essays by major Fitzgerald scholars present a clearly written and comprehensive assessment of F. Scott Fitzgerald as a writer and as a public and private figure. No aspect of his career is overlooked, from his first novel published in 1920, through his more than 170 short stories, to his last unfinished Hollywood novel. Contributions present the reader with a full and accessible picture of the background of American social and cultural change in the early decades of the twentieth century.

C. S. Lewis's Perelandra: reshaping the image of the cosmos /edited by Judith Wolfe and Brendan Wolfe. [PRINT]

Inside the Negative Trait Thesaurus you'll find a vast collection of flaws to explore when building a character's personality, advice on building layered and memorable characters from the ground up, an in-depth look at backstory, emotional wounds, and how pain twists a character's view of himself, and his world, influencing behavior and decision making, a flaw-centric exploration of character arc, relationships, motivation, and basic needs, tips on how to best show a character's flaws to readers while avoiding common pitfalls, and downloadable tools to aid writers in character creation.

Reading Harry Potter again: new critical essays /edited by Giselle Liza Anatol.
This new volume of essays covers the entire seven-book sequence. Contributors consider a number of themes from a variety of perspectives. Areas addressed include religious themes, morality, race, magic, and other themes popular in discussing the books. Fans of the series, indeed anyone interested in the Harry Potter phenomenon, will better appreciate and understand Rowling's works and the impact of her stories on our culture and our times.

MUSIC
Noise in and as music /edited by Aaron Cassidy and Aaron Einbond.
This book exposes a cross-section of the current motivations, activities, thoughts, and reflections of composers, performers, and artists who work with noise in all of its many forms. The book's focus is the practice of noise and its relationship to music, and in particular the role of noise as musical material--as form, as sound, as notation or interface, as a medium for listening, as provocation, as data. Its contributors are first and foremost practitioners, which inevitably turns attention toward how and why noise is made and its potential role in listening and perceiving.

PHILOSOPHY
This book would be indispensable to courses (both undergraduate and graduate) in philosophy, religious studies, and the history of ideas - in interdisciplinary courses in the humanities, generally - that focus on the values that are central, both historically and ontologically, to modernity.
 
Rethinking Philosophy in Light of the Bible analyzes the ideas that are central to the philosophy of Kant, Hegel, and Kierkegaard in order to show that they are biblical in origin, both ontologically and historically. 


PSYCHOLOGY
Clinician's guide to bipolar disorder /David J. Miklowitz and Michael J. Gitlin. [PRINT]
This much-needed volume gives clinicians essential strategies for managing the complexities of bipolar disorder and tailoring treatment to each patients
changing needs. Highly readable, accessible, and pragmatic, the book provides expert guidance on critically important treatment questions. It addresses which medications to try and at what dosages, what psychosocial interventions are most helpful at different phases of the illness, how to continually monitor and fine-tune treatment to keep patients functioning well, and how to involve family members productively.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES
God's planet /Owen Gingerich. [print + eBook]
Renowned astronomer and historian of science Owen Gingerich looks at the evidence -- along with the fact that the universe is comprehensible to our minds-and sees it as proof for the planning and intentions of a Creator-God. He believes that the idea of a universe without God is an oxymoron, a self-contradiction. God's Planet exposes the fallacy in thinking that science and religion can be kept apart. Gingerich demonstrates that cultural attitudes, including religious or antireligious beliefs, play a significant role in what passes as scientific understanding. 

Invitation to the Septuagint /Karen H. Jobes and Moises Silva.
This comprehensive yet user-friendly primer to the Septuagint (LXX) acquaints readers with the Greek versions of the Old Testament. It is accessible to students, assuming no prior knowledge about the Septuagint, yet is also informative for seasoned scholars. The authors, both prominent Septuagint scholars, explore the history of the LXX, the various versions of it available, and its importance for biblical studies. This new edition has been substantially revised, expanded, and updated to reflect major advances in Septuagint studies. 

Iain Provan counters easy and popular readings that misunderstand the Old Testament. He opposes modern misconceptions of the Old Testament by addressing ten fundamental questions that the biblical text should--and according to Provan does--answer: questions such as "Who is God?" and "Why do evil and suffering mark the world?" By focusing on Genesis and drawing on other Old Testament and extra-biblical sources, Seriously Dangerous Religion constructs a more plausible reading. As it turns out, Provan argues, the Old Testament is far more dangerous than modern critics even suppose. Its dangers are the bold claims it makes upon its readers.

Sport and the Christian religion: a systematic review of literature /by Nick J. Watson and Andrew Parker. [print]
This book provides a systematic and interdisciplinary analysis of the published literature and practical initiatives on the sports-Christianity interface from both Protestant and Catholic perspectives. Within the context of this relatively new and rapidly expanding area of inquiry, this text offers an original contribution to the current literature for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and serves as a point of reference for academics from a wide range of related fields including theology and religious studies, psychology, history, sociology, philosophy, psychology, health-religion studies, and sports studies. The book will also be of interest to sports chaplains, those involved in sports ministry organizations, physical educators and sports coaches who wish to adopt a more critical and 'holistic' approach to their work. 

SCIENCES
Adam and the genome: reading scripture after genetic science /Dennis R. Venema and Scot McKnight. PRINT TWU AUTHOR
Leading evangelical geneticist Dennis Venema and popular New Testament scholar Scot McKnight combine their expertise to offer informed guidance and answers to questions pertaining to evolution, genomic science, and the historical Adam. The authors address up-to-date genomics data with expert commentary from both genetic and theological perspectives, showing that genome research and Scripture are not irreconcilable. 

Bergey's manual of systematic bacteriology /George M. Garrity, editor-in-chief. [PRINT]
Bacteriologists from all levels of expertise and within all specialties rely on this Manual as one of the most comprehensive and authoritative works.

The biology of coral reefs /Charles R.C. Sheppard, Simon K. Davy, and Graham M. Pilling. [PRINT]
This timely book provides an integrated overview of the function, physiology, ecology, and behaviour of coral reef organisms. Each chapter is enriched with a selection of 'boxes' on specific aspects written by internationally recognised experts.  the emphasis in this book is on the organisms that dominate this marine environment although pollution, conservation, climate change, and experimental aspects are also included. Indeed, particular emphasis is placed on conservation and management due to the habitat's critically endangered status. A global range of examples is employed which gives the book international relevance.This accessible text is intended for students, naturalists and professionals and assumes no previous knowledge of coral reef biology. It is particularly suitable for both senior undergraduate and graduate students
 
This hands-on guide is primarily intended to be used in undergraduate laboratories in the physical sciences and engineering. It assumes no prior knowledge of statistics. It introduces the necessary concepts where needed, with key points illustrated with worked examples and graphic illustrations. In contrast to traditional mathematical treatments it uses a combination of spreadsheet and calculus-based approaches, suitable as a quick and easy on-the-spot reference. The emphasis throughout is on practical strategies to be adopted in the laboratory.
 

Written in an approachable style, The Politics of Innovation provides readers from all backgrounds and levels of expertise a comprehensive introduction to the debates over national Science and Technology competitiveness. It synthesizes over fifty years of theory and research on national innovation rates, bringing together the current political and economic wisdom, and latest findings, about how nations become S&T leaders. It presents extensive evidence to show that domestic institutions and policies do not determine innovation rates. Instead, it argues that social networks are as important as institutions in determining national innovation rates. 
 
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Retraces the various strands of the animal protection movement, from their origins to their continuing impact on current debates.

in this inspiring book, Dana Mills examines the political power of dance from a global perspective. Mills explores different dimensions of dance as a form of intervention into a politics more commonly articulated in words. She is interested in dance as a system of communication that allows its subjects to speak with their bodies and to create embodied spaces, drawing attention to the radically egalitarian nature of dance with its ability to transcend all boundaries of gender, race and sexual politics. The book is structured around a range of cross-cultural and comparative examples, from the work of Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham to gumboot dancers in South Africa and the One Billion Rising movement, which uses dance to protest against gendered violence.

How change happens /Duncan Green.
This book explains how social and political change happen, and how to influence it. It bridges the gap between academia and practice, bringing together the best research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists to explore the topic of social and political change.

Following the stories of families who built their lives and fortunes across the Atlantic Ocean, Intimate Bonds explores how households anchored the French empire and shaped the meanings of race, slavery, and gender in the early modern period. As race-based slavery became entrenched in French laws, all household members in the French Atlantic world --regardless of their status, gender, or race--negotiated increasingly stratified legal understandings of race and gender. Through her focus on household relationships, Jennifer L. Palmer reveals how intimacy not only led to the seemingly immutable hierarchies of the plantation system but also caused these hierarchies to collapse even before the age of Atlantic revolutions.

Journalist Alexandra Shimo flew to the remote Northern Ontario reserve of Kashechewan, hoping to document its third-world conditions. Instead, she discovered a multi-million dollar hoax, the dark side of Canadian history, and her the limits of her own mental stability.

This book presents the first comprehensive introduction to arts-based research (ABR) practices, which scholars in multiple disciplines are fruitfully using to reveal information and represent experiences that traditional methods cannot capture. Each of the six major ABR genres -- narrative inquiry, poetry, music, performance, dance, and visual art -- is covered in chapters that introduce key concepts and tools and present an exemplary research article by a leading ABR practitioner.

The sociology of emotions /Jonathan H. Turner, Jan E. Stets.




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