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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Gunning for the Red Baron
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2006
D600 .B45 2006
When good aim means life or death... some startling conclusions about one of the enduring controversies of World War I: what finally brought the Red Baron down.
Baby Read-Aloud Basics
New York: AMACOM, 2006
LB1139.5 .R43 B58 2006
... gives you all the guidance and information you need to instill a lifelong love of reading and learning, and start your baby along on the road to success.
This Is Called Moving: A Critical Poetics of Film
Tuscaloosa, AL : The University of Alabama Press, 2005
PN1995.9 .E96 C42 2005
... draws on her long career as a practicing poet and an influential filmmaker to explore how these two language systems inform and cross-fertilize her work.
Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes
New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
QC944 .E43 2005
... captures the profound effects that hurricanes have had on humanity. Its fascinating blend of history, science, and art will appeal to weather junkies, science buffs, and everyone who read Isaac's Storm.
The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
London : Penguin Books, 1995
RA651 .G37 1995
"The shocking story of how and why we are losing the war against infectious diseases - and what must be done to stop them."
Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms: Essays on Natural History
Three Rivers Press : New York, 1998
QH81 .G67323 1999
... consciously and unconventionally formulates a humanistic natural history, a consideration of how humans have learned to study and understand nature, rather than a history of nature itself.
A Skywatcher's Year
New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
QB44.2 .K35 1999
... guides readers to celestial events and phenomena that occur or are visible with the naked eye and binoculars for each week of the year. ... constellations, bright star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and ... prominent annual meteor showers.
Burning Books and Leveling Libraries: Extremist Violence and Cultural Destruction
Westport, CT : Praeger Publishers, 2006
Z659 .K57 2006
... the decimation of the world's libraries occurred throughout the 20th century, and there is no end in sight. Cultural destruction is, therefore, of increasing concern.
Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds
New York : Three Rivers Press, 1990
AZ999 .M2 1990z
... encompasses a broad range of scams, and deceptions, including witch burnings, the Great Crusades, the prophecies of Nostradamus, and tulipmania ... Here are the human quirks that make hemlines rise and fall, hairstyles change, and beards sprout.
The Sexual Woman in Latin American Literature: Dangerous Desires
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2001
PQ7082 .N7 M354 2001
... surveys the topic of women's sexuality in the work of both men and women writers and engages two current controversies: feminist and moral issues related to the female body, and the nature of literary history.
Inventing Texas: Early Historians of the Lone Star State
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2004
F385.2 .M35 2004
A must-read for lovers of Texas history, Inventing Texas illuminates the intricate blend of nostalgia and narrative that created the state's most enduring iconography.
Rhetorical Women: Roles and Representations
Tuscaloosa, AL : University of Alabama Press, 2005
PR111 .R48 2005
... women ... have represented themselves as fulfilling roles that range from dependents or enablers of male authority to autonomous agents acting on their own. ... examine the tactics women have employed in self-representation and the feminist rhetorics that result.
Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2000
LA216 .R28 2000
In describing the wars between competing traditions of education, Ravitch points the way to reviving American education. She argues that all students have the capacity to learn and that all are equally deserving of a solid liberal arts education.
Mudslingers: The Top 25 Negative Political Campaigns of All Time - Countdown from No. 25 to No. 1
Westport, CT : Praeger Publishers, 2006
JK2281 .S8798 2006
... chronicles the dirtiest, most low-down campaign tactics of all time. ... will entertain as well as educate, reminding us that it was (almost) ever thus, the next time we are tempted to decry the current climate.
Barron's Guide to Medical and Dental Schools
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's 2003
R690 .W558 2003
- A full-length model Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) with answers and explanations
- Selected questions with answers from recent Dental College Admission Tests (DAT)
- ...and much more
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