New Loan Books

Featured books from the New Books Shelves (March 2005)

The Cornette Library highlights 6-15 newly received books a month. All quotes are from book dust jackets.

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In My Father's House:  Africa in the Philosophy of Culture

In My Father’s House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture
Kwame Anthony Appiah
New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
DT352.4 .A66 1992

Africa’s intellectuals have long been engaged in a conversation ... about what it means to be African. ... in the context both of European and American ideas and of Africa’s own indigenous traditions .. maintains that all of us ... must explore together the relations between our local cultures and an increasingly global civilization.

A Biblical Defense of Catholicism

A Biblical Defense of Catholicism
Dave Armstrong
Manchester : Sophia Institute Press, 2003
BX1752 .A76 2003

With a mastery of Scripture equal to that of the most committed Protestants, Armstrong demonstrates that the Catholic Church is the "Bible Church par excellence," and that many common Protestant doctrines (such as sola Scriptura) are in fact themselves not biblical.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Fifth Edition

The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Fifth Edition
David M. Bevington
New York : Pearson Education, Inc., 2004
PR2754 .B4 2004

... addresses two key issues confronted by students ... a lack of knowledge about the historical period and difficulty with the language of Shakespeare’s plays. ... notes and glosses assist students unfamiliar with Shakespeare’s language. A lavishly illustrated General Introduction presents a vivid picture of life in Shakespeare’s England.

Hope or Hype:  The Obsession with Medical Advances and the High Cost of False Promises

Hope or Hype: The Obsession with Medical Advances and the High Cost of False Promises
Richard A. Deyo
New York : AMACOM, 2005
RA418.5 .M4 D49 2005

... a taboo-shattering look at what drives the American obsession with medical miracles. ... indicting in equal measure the pharmaceutical and equipment companies; the doctors and hospitals too quick to order unnecessary and costly surgeries and medications; the politicians and media all too eager for a signature issue or a good story; and our own relentless demand to be "made healthy."

Sidney Poitier:  Man, Actor, Icon

Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon
Aram Goudsouzian
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2004
PN2287 .P57 G68 2004

... the first full biography of legendary actor Sidney Poitier ... analyzes the life and career of Hollywood’s only black leading man during the civil rights era, from his childhood in the Bahamas to his 2002 Oscar for lifetime achievement ... a gifted actor, a great American success story, an intriguing personality, and a political symbol ... Poitier’s past illuminates America’s racial history.

Using Picture Storybooks to Teach Literary Devices

Using Picture Storybooks to Teach Literary Devices
Susan Hall
Westport : ORYX Press, 2002
Z1037 .H23 1990 v.3

... the perfect tool to teach literary devices to students in grades K - 12... For each device, a definition is given, and descriptions of appropriate storybooks, with information on how to use them, the art style used in the book, and a curriculum tie-in, are provided.

Range Management: Principles and Practices

Range Management: Principles and Practices
Jerry L. Holechek
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson Education, Inc., 2004
SF85 .H56 2004

... remains the most complete, current, and well-balanced range management text available ... New in this edition ... C3 and C4 fixating plants ... ecosystem services and plant succession ... rangeland monitoring... procedures for setting stocking rates, grazing intensity guidelines ... rangeland watershed problems, management, and recreational usage...

How NOT to Audition:  Avoiding the Common Mistakes Most Actors Make

How NOT to Audition: Avoiding the Common Mistakes Most Actors Make
Ellie Kanner and Denny Martin Flinn
Hollywood : Loan Eagle Publishing Company, 2003
PN2071 .A92 K34 2003

... mandatory reading for any actor smart enough to realize that it all starts with the audition and can just as easily end there ... common errors ... proper etiquette for auditions and cold readings ... strategies and techniques that can help any actor land a job ... Written with an edge and sense of humor, the book will steer the reader through general interviews, open-calls, pre-reads, callbacks, studio and network tests.

Crop Ecology:  Productivity and Management in Agricultural Systems

Crop Ecology: Productivity and Management in Agricultural Systems
R.S. Loomis and D.J. Connor
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1992
S589.7 .L66 1992

...photosynthesis and use of water and nutrients in fields ... a firm basis in environmental physics, soils, physiology, and morphology. ... quantitative approaches to management strategies and tactics employed by farmers, and to environmental issues ... production and nutrient cycling are analyzed ... trends in population growth and food supply .... a "stand-alone" reference work useful to a wide audience

Aristotle's Children

Aristotle’s Children
Richard E. Rubenstein
Orlando: Harcourt, Inc., 2003
B734 .R79 2003

... documents the intellectual explosion that transformed Europe in the Middle Ages and ... set the stage for today’s rift between reason and religion. ... a feast for readers who are fascinated by medieval history, and a treat for all who want to understand the ideas that are fundamental to modern thought.

The Source for Voice Disorders: Adolescent & Adult

The Source for Voice Disorders: Adolescent & Adult
Sandra Kasper Schwartz
East Moline: Linguisystems, Inc., 2004
RF510 .S33 2004

... designed to assist clinicians with both evaluative tools and therapy tasks to provide services to patients with both functional and medical (organic/neurological) diagnoses ... useful for clinicians with varying degrees of experience

Japanese Cultural Policy Toward China:  1918 - 1931

Japanese Cultural Policy Toward China: 1918 - 1931
See Heng Teow
Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 1999
DS849 .C6 T46 1999

... argues that it is time to move away from the framework of cultural imperialism toward one that recognizes the importance of cultural autonomy, internationalism, and transculturation

Filth

Filth
Irvine Welsh
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 1998
PR6073 .E47 F55 1998

... a novel that actually lives up to its name. ... one of the most compelling, misanthropic characters in contemporary fiction ... in a dark and disturbing and often scabrously funny novel about the abuse of everything and everybody.

Windows on the World:  Complete Wine Course

Windows on the World: Complete Wine Course
Kevin Zraly
New York : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 1995
TP548 .Z73 1995

... offers a look at the trends in wine over the last ten years ... the great wine regions of the world, ... glossary of wine terms ... tips on stocking and serving wine at home, ordering it in restaurants ... a uniquely intoxicating trek through the world of wine that will turn you into an enthusiastic expert in no time!

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