New Books

The New Books section is located on the 2nd/Main floor of the library directly across from the Circulation Desk. New books are added to our collection on a regular basis. Below are some highlighted titles that have recently been added. Please check back often, as new titles will be added here monthly.


LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

Party Headquarterscover Party Headquarters

Georgi Tenev, Angela Rodel - Winner of the Vick Foundation Novel of the Year Award in 2007, Party Headquarters takes place in the eighties and nineties, during Bulgaria's transition from communist rule to democracy. [...] a love story, a parody, and a thriller about a political hoax.

 

 

One Day in the Life of the English Language: A Microcosmic Usage Handbookcover One Day in the Life of the English Language: A Microcosmic Usage Handbook

Frank L. Cioffi - Using real-world sentences rather than invented ones, One Day in the Life of the English Language gives students the motivation to apply grammatical principles correctly and efficiently.

 

 

The Underground Railroad: A Novelcover The Underground Railroad: A Novel

Colson Whitehead - Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

 


GEOGRAPHY, ANTHROPOLOGY & RECREATION

Constructing Ecoterrorism : Capitalism, Speciesism & Animal Rightscover Constructing Ecoterrorism : Capitalism, Speciesism & Animal Rights

John Sorenson - The book examines how ecoterrorism is discursively constructed, looking at the rhetoric of alarm about "ecoterrorism" and the institutions that promote this. It describes police undercover operations to entrap activists and to present them as dangerous and violent.
 

 


SOCIAL SCIENCES

By Any Media Necessary: The New Youth Activismcover By Any Media Necessary: The New Youth Activism

Henry Jenkins - By Any Media Necessary offers a profoundly different picture of contemporary American youth.  Young men and women are tapping into the potential of new forms of communication such as social media platforms, spreadable videos and memes, remixing the language of popular culture, and seeking to bring about political change—by any media necessary.

 

The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trapcover The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap

Stephanie Coontz - Acclaimed historian Stephanie Coontz provides a myth-shattering examination of two centuries of the American family, sweeping away misconceptions about the past that cloud current debates about domestic life.

 

 

Addicted.pregnant.poorcover Addicted.pregnant.poor

Kelly Ray Knight - For the addicted, pregnant, and poor women living in daily-rent hotels in San Francisco's Mission district, life is marked by battles against drug cravings, housing debt, and potential violence. In this ethnography Kelly Ray Knight presents these women in all their complex humanity and asks what kinds of futures are possible for them given their seemingly hopeless situation.




PHILOSOPHY, PSYCHOLOGY & RELIGION

The Prodigy's Cousin: The Family Link Between Autism and Extraordinary Talentcover The Prodigy's Cousin: The Family Link Between Autism and Extraordinary Talent

Joanne Ruthsatz - In a scientific detective story, the author, along with a reporter, investigates more than 30 child prodigies, all of whom had extraordinary memories and a keen eye for detail, and discovers a genetic link between prodigy and autism, confirming her long-held hunch and an important piece of the puzzle.

 

 

Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Businesscover Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business

Charles Duhigg - The way we frame our daily decisions; the big ambitions we embrace and the easy goals we ignore; the cultures we establish as leaders to drive innovation: these are the things that separate the merely busy from the genuinely productive. At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key concepts -- from motivation and goal-setting to focus and decision-making -- that explain why some people and companies get so much done.

 


AGRICULTURE

Rice: Global Networks and New Historiescover Rice : Global Networks and New Histories

Francesca Bray, Peter A. Coclanis, Edda L. Fields-Black, Dagmar Schaefer - The history of rice is currently a vital and innovative field of research attracting serious attention, but no attempt has yet been made to write a history of rice and its place in the rise of capitalism from a global and comparative perspective. Rice is a first step toward such a history.

 

 


EDUCATION

Redesigning America's Community Colleges : A Clearer Path to Student Successcover Redesigning America's Community Colleges : A Clearer Path to Student Success

Thomas R. Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars - In this concise, evidence-based guide for educational leaders, the authors argue that two-year colleges can increase their rates of student success by discarding the traditional "cafeteria-style" model of course offerings and instead provide students with a "guided pathways" model.

 


SCIENCE

The Walking Whales : From Land to Water in Eight Million Yearscover The Walking Whales : From Land to Water in Eight Million Years

J.G.M. Thewissen, Jacqueline Dillard - A first-person account of the discoveries that brought to light the early fossil record of whales. As evidenced in the record, whales evolved from herbivorous forest-dwelling ancestors that resembled tiny deer to carnivorous monsters stalking lakes and rivers and to serpentlike denizens of the coast.

 

Spooky Action at a Distance: The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Time...cover Spooky Action at a Distance: The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Time

George Musser - A tour of modern physics that provocatively examines growing understandings about the near-fantastical impact of particles to affect each other across the vastness of space.

 

 


MEDICINE

Love, Fear, and Health: How Our Attachments to Others Shape Health and Health Carecover Love, Fear, and Health: How Our Attachments to Others Shape Health and Health Care

Bob Maunder, Jon Hunter - Can the way in which we relate to others seriously affect our health? Can understanding those attachments help health care providers treat us better? Love, Fear, and Health draws on evidence from neuroscience, stress physiology, social psychology, and evolutionary biology to explain how understanding attachment can transform patient outcomes.