February 07, 2017

New Titles Tuesday, February 7

Here's a sample of material added to the catalogue recently. Click on a title for more information. TWU login may be required.

EDUCATION
The first book to provide a comprehensive guide for teaching college-level art.

FILM STUDIES
The cinema of small nations /edited by Mette Hjort and Duncan Petrie.
The first major analysis of small national cinemas, comprising 12 case studies of small national--and sub national--cinemas from around the world, including Ireland, Denmark, Iceland, Scotland, Bulgaria, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. Written by an array of distinguished and emerging scholars, the case studies provide detailed analyses of the particular cinema in question, with an emphasis on the last decade, considering both institutional and textual issues relevant to the national dimension of each cinema.

HISTORY
Working together for the first time, Turkish, Armenian, and other scholars present here a compelling reconstruction of what happened and why. This volume gathers the most up-to-date scholarship on Armenian genocide, looking at how the event has been written about in Western and Turkish historiographies; what was happening on the eve of the catastrophe; portraits of the perpetrators; detailed accounts of the massacres; how the event has been perceived in both local and international contexts, including World War I; and reflections on the broader implications of what happened then.

LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
Adventure in English series STREAMING VIDEO
In this eight part series, Melvyn Bragg, explores the development of the English Language over the last 1500 years. The first four programmes explain how this insignificant German dialect has evolved into a global language now spoken and understood by more people than any other in the world. The remaining four programmes visit various countries around the world to show the differences in modern English.

A traitor among us / Elizabeth Van Steenwyk. PRINT
In occupied Holland in 1944, thirteen-year-old Pieter becomes increasingly involved in the work of the Dutch Resistance even though he knows the risk of being discovered by the Nazi informer who lives in his village.

LIBRARIES
 Explores the idea of the digital branch-a library website that is a vital, functional resource for patrons and enhances the library's place within its community.

NURSING

Features such as Faux Pas, Tip, and Good Idea boxes supplement the question and answer format of the book and provide "real world" stories. Each chapter includes FAQs and ends with a "Take-Away Tips" summary. Topics include proper use of e-mail and cell phones, introductions, appearance, interviewing, small talk, dining tips, writing letters, and more. Nurse examples will resonate with readers.

Nurses! Test yourself in anatomy and physiology /Katherine M.A. Rogers and William N. Scott.

POLITICAL STUDIES

Philosophy and democracy an anthology /edited by Thomas Christiano.
This volume collects some of the leading essays in contemporary democratic theory published in the past thirty years. The anthology presents the work of a select group of contributors (including Peter Singer, Joshua Cohen, Ronald Dworkin, Richard Arneson, and others) and covers many foundational approaches defended by scholars from a range of different disciplines. The chapters address many issues that are central to philosophical reflections on democracy, such as questions pertaining to deliberative and economic approaches, as well as to such topics as intrinsic fairness, the role of equality.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES
This book goes behind the Greek text of the Gospel of Mark and reconstructs some of its sources in the original Aramaic, the language which Jesus spoke. This work has been made possible by the publication of all the Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls, which provide a basis of Jewish Aramaic for the right period.

Readers come away with a better understanding of the six-day creation argument. Kenneth Gentry carefully defines the framework hypothesis, while tracing its historical origins and purpose. This provides a helpful introduction both for those who know the framework hypothesis as well as any hearing the term for the first time.

The conversion of Armenia to the Christian faith [electronic resource] / by W. St. Clair-Tisdall.
W. St. Clair-Tisdall provides us with a history of the progress of the Gospel in Armenia up to 1897.
 
Dis-enclosure the deconstruction of Christianity /Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Bettina Bergo, Gabril Malenfant, and Michael B. Smith.



Sin a history /Gary A. Anderson.
 
Solomon the lure of wisdom /Steven Weitzman.

In this ambitious new work, Michael Davis analyzes works by Homer, Herodotus, Euripides, Plato, and Aristotle to reveal how the ancient Greeks portrayed and understood what he calls "the fully human soul." But, far from being a historical survey, it is instead a brilliant meditation on what lies at the heart of being human.

SCIENCES
The animated life of A. R. Wallace [electronic resource] / co-directed by Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck of Sweet Fern Production.
This animated short video tells the story of Alfred Russel Wallace, who independently formulated the theory of evolution by natural selection at the same time as Charles Darwin. The video tracks A. R. Wallace’s life from growing up in England to his voyages with Henry Walter Bates and later adventures in the Malay Archipelago. The video ends with an examination of the naturalist’s legacy.
 
Summarizing hundreds of studies, the new report provides an in-depth look at the science behind the role these insecticides play in harming bees. The text is illustrated with photos and graphics that explain key information, making research that can appear daunting more approachable.

Popped secret [electronic resource]: the mysterious origin of corn / Howard Hughes Medical Institute ; a film by Day's Edge Productions
Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn tells the story of the genetic changes that produced corn from what may seem like an unlikely ancestor: a wild grass called teosinte. See how evidence from genetics and archeology pinpoint corn's origins to a very particular time and place in Mexico.

SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anti-American terrorism and the Middle East a documentary reader /edited by Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin.
The editors have assembled nearly one hundred key documents, charting the evolution of radical Middle East movements, their anti-Americanism, and Western policy response. Among the documents included are the charters of such organizations as Hizballah, Hamas, and World Islamic Front; speeches by Syrian president Hafiz al-Asad and Iraqi president Saddam Hussein; al-Qa'ida recruitment materials; and terrorist training manuals. Supplemented by an annotated chronology, a glossary of terms, and sections that put each selection in context, this comprehensive reference serves not only as essential historical background to the ongoing aftermath of the September 11 attacks, but more generally as an invaluable framework for understanding a long-term, continuing conflict that has caused many crises for the United States


The first book to follow the history of personal debt in modern America, Debtor Nation traces the evolution of debt over the course of the twentieth century, following its transformation from fringe to mainstream--thanks to federal policy, financial innovation, and retail competition.

A fascinating exploration of how global cultures struggle to create their own "America" within a post-9/11 media culture, Fabricating the Absolute Fake reflects on what it might mean to truly take part in American pop culture.


Love a history /Simon May.

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