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New Acquisitions - January 2010


New York Times best sellers from 2005 through 2009 are available for check-out on the New Book shelves, which is located in the Trailer #1 hallway.

New titles recently added to the University Library’s collection include:

American juries: the verdict. Neil Vidmar and Valerie P. Haynes. (Main Stax KF 8972 .V53 2007 – Offsite request required).

This monumental and comprehensive volume reviews over fifty years of empirical research on civil and criminal juries and returns a verdict that strongly supports the jury system.

Battling the plantation mentality: Memphis and the black freedom struggle. Laurie Boush Green. (Main Stax, Special Collections F 444 .M59 N485 2007).

African American freedom is often defined in terms of emancipation and civil rights legislation, but it did not arrive with the stroke of a pen or the rap of a gavel. Oral histories and chronology are included.

The brass verdict: a novel. Michael Connelly. (Main Stax PS 3553 .O51165 B73 2008). Located in New Books Section.
New York Times best-seller. Mickey Haller inherits his biggest case yet (the murder of Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent). But as Haller prepares for the case, he learns that the killer may be coming for him next. Enter Harry Bosch. Determined to find Vincent's killer, Bosch is not opposed to using Haller as bait. But as danger mounts and the stakes rise, these two loners realize their only choice is to work together.

Encyclopedia of American urban history. 2 volumes. David Goldfield (ed.). (Main Reference HT 123 .E49 2007).

This resource examines the role cities played in developing the United States into an urban nation. Terms relating to anthropology, economics, geography, politics and sociology are covered.
The lucky one. Nicholas Sparks. (Main Stax PS 3569 .P363 L83 2008). Located in New Books Section.

New York Times bestseller. The hero of this novel believes he's found a lucky charm in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it forms the novel’s plot.

Medically assisted death. Robert Young. (Main Stax R 726 .Y64 2007).

This book contains a wide-ranging discussion of both the morality of medically assisted death and the justifiability of making certain instances legal. A case is offered in support of the moral and legal permissibility of specified instances of medically assisted death, along with responses to the main objections that have been levelled against it.

Method and meaning in polls and surveys. Howard Schuman. (Main Stax HN 29 .S34 2008).

The books focuses more about approaches to interpreting the respondent's world, and how surveys can make that world understandable--though often in ways not anticipated by the researcher. Schuman examines the question-answer process that is basic to polls and surveys, as it is in so much of life. His concern is with the nature of questioning itself, with issues of validity and bias, and with the scope and limitations of meaning sought through polls and surveys.

Nowhere to hide: the most evil criminals in Britain are brought to justice by amazing DNA technology. John McShane. (Main Stax HV 6947 .M35 2008).

A collection of biggest the criminal cases that have been solved by the development of forensic profiling in Britain.

Taking action, saving lives: our duties to protect environmental and public health. Kristin Sharon Shrader-Frechette. (Main Stax RA 566 .S37 2007).

Shrader-Frechette reveals how reports of environmental disease and death are covered up, how science and regulators themselves are frequently "captured" by well-funded polluters and special interests, and how both the blame--and the solution—lie on the shoulders of ordinary citizens. Specific, concrete ways in which people can contribute to life-saving reforms are then outlined.

Worst case scenarios. Cass R. Sunstein. (Main Stax HM 1101 .S86 2007).

Singling out the problems of terrorism and climate change, Sunstein explores our susceptibility to two opposite and unhelpful reactions: panic and utter neglect. Sunstein concludes that if we can avoid the twin dangers of over-reaction and apathy, we will be able to ameliorate if not avoid future catastrophes, retaining our sanity as well as scarce resources that can be devoted to more constructive ends.


Facilitative leadership. (circulating Audio/Video Room HD 57.7 .F33 2005).

This media presentation focuses on how leaders can help employees, colleagues and groups set goals, create plans, mobilize resources and manage conflict. Four 10-minute segments (Each containing narrative, graphics, interviews and case depictions): 1) Hub Segment, 2) Facilitating Teamwork, 3) Facilitating Planning, 4) Facilitating Conflict Management.  Recommended for all business and professional communications and related courses.

Global Economics: management and competition (Series). (Circulating Audio/Video Room HD 75 .G56 2006; HF 1713 .G55 2006; HG 4523 .G56 2006; HD 75 .E26 2007).

This four-part series provides a foundation for studying the political economy of international trade, finance, development, and natural resource competition. Using concise case studies, straightforward explanations of complex financial concepts, and interviews with renowned experts, this series gives viewers the wide-ranging subject coverage necessary for sustained class dialogue and discussion. Episodes are titled: Global resources: management and competition; Global exchange: free trade and protectionism; Global capital market: risks and rewards; and Economic development: a global challenge.


New titles recently added to the University Library’s collection include:

American educational research journal. (available in Serials – Trailer #1).

Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism (available in Serials – Trailer #1).

Exercise immunology review. (available in Serials – Trailer #1).


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CamelliaNet – As of Jan. 15, 2010, the collection contains 90 MP3 audiobooks, 1260 VMA audiobooks, 85 ebooks, and 182 music files. They are iPod compatible.