Featured books from the New Books Shelves.
The Cornette Library regularly highlights 6-15 newly received books. Descriptions from dust jackets or introductions. See also our complete list of books currently on the "New Books" shelf.
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Dying to Kill
New York: Columbia University Press, 2005
HV6431 .B576 2005
What motivates suicide bombers ... [is] important but the larger question is, what external factors make it possible for suicide terrorism to flourish? ... describes these conditions and develops a theory of why terrorist tactics work in some instances and fail in others.
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995
QC984 .T4 B67 1995
Do you remember...The coldest day...The hottest day...The most rain...The driest year...The greatest snowfall...The highest sustained winds? ..Texas Weather...the most complete, reader-friendly explanations of the Lone Star State’s weather phenomena.
Cambridge: Westview Press, 2004
D804.66 .S38 C76 2004
Spy, businessman, bon vivant, Nazi Party member, Righteous Gentile.... steps beyond the mythology ... and looks at the life and work of this man whom one prominant Schindler Jew described as "an extraordinary man in extraordinary times."
Look at Me When I Talk to You
Ontario: Pippin Publishing Corporation, 2003
LC3715 .H45 2003
... explore the underlying fundamentals of communication to show how culture influences the messages sent - and received. Elements of both the theory and practice ... and examples from real classrooms ... a must-read for all teachers working with students who are learning English as an additional language.
How Science Works
New York: Oxford University Press, 2004
QH324 .J46 2004
... What causes cancer? Why do we age? How does coffee affect health? ... describes how scientists answer questions like these by experimenting, using comparative observations and mathematical models, analyzing causes, and integrating results of multiple studies.
Federalism in the Forest
Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2002
SD565 .K66 2002
... issues of federalism, decentralization of control over public lands, citizen participation, and how agency policies, both state and federal, are formulated and exercised.
Don’t Make Me Think
Berkeley: New Riders Publishing, 2006
TK5105.888 .K78 2006
...loaded with insights and practical advice for novice and veteran alike. Don’t be surprised if it completely changes the way you think about Web design.
The End of Nature
New York: Anchor House,1999
GF75 .M38 1999
More than simply a handbook for survival or a doomsday catalog of scientific prediction, this soulful lament on nature is required reading for nature enthusiasts, activists, and concerned citizens alike.
Pioneers of Modern Design
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005
N6450 .P4 2005
One of the most widely read books on modern design ... now offers many beautiful color illustrations; updated biographies and bibliographies of all major figures; illustrated short essays on key themes, movements, and individuals; ... and much more.
Embryology, Epigenesis, and Evolution
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004
QH491 .R63 2004
... explores the nature of development against current trends in biological theory and practice and looks at the interrelations between evolution and development (evo-devo), an area of resurgent biological interest.
Steinberg at The New Yorker
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2005
NC139 .S65 S58 2005
... A vibrant celebration of one of the most original and engaging artists of the twentieth century, Steinberg at The New Yorker brings alive a genius, a magazine, and an era.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2004
QH600.5 .S98 2004
... examines the perilous future of the Y chromosome and the ultimate survival of men. ... huge differences between the male and female sexes - not just the physical and genetic ones, but also those that result from psychological, social, or even cultural differences.
The Secrets of Rosa Lee
Ontario, Canada: MIRA Books, 2005
PS3570 .H558 S43 2005b c.1
... this home is more than bricks and mortar. It’s also a place that harbors a love so strong, it still has the power to change the entire town.
When Congress makes A Joke
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2004
PN6231 .P6 Y37 2004
... an enjoyable, accessible view into humor’s place in political communication - how it is created, how it is used, and what consequences may stem from it.
Soul Made Flesh
New York: Free Press, 2004
QP376 .Z555 2004
... conveys a contagious appreciation for the wonder of the brain, its structure, its many marvelous functions, and the implications for human identity, mind, and morality.
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2003
D804.3 .C69 2003
Few issues have divided Poles and Jews more deeply than the Nazi occupation of Poland ... these essays fearlessly challenge commonly held views on both sides of the debates.
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