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New Acquisitions � September 2010


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

Billions of entrepreneurs: how China and India are reshaping their futures –and yours. Tarun Khanna. (Main Stax HF 3836.5 .K593 2007).

An examination of the entrepreneurial forces driving China's and India's trajectories of development,  where these trajectories overlap and complement one another - and where they diverge and compete. Also examined are important differences between China and India, how these differences will influence China's and India's future development, what the two countries can learn from each other, and how they will ultimately reshape business, politics, and society in the world around them.

Black theatre: the making of a movement.  Woodie King,Jr., director. (Circulating Audio/Video Room video PN 2270 .A35 B54 2009).

Documenting the birth of a new theatre out of the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, this film describes the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement that transformed the American stage with interviews with Amiri Baraka, Ossie Davis, James Earl Jones and Ntozake Shange and excerpts of A Raisin in the Sun, Black Girl, Dutchman and For Colored Girls...

Children’s literature: a reader’s history from Aesop to Harry Potter. Seth Lerer. (Main Stax PN 1009 .A1 L44 2008).

The only single-volume work to capture the rich and diverse history of children’s literature in its full panorama reveals why J. R. R. Tolkien, Dr. Seuss, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Shel Silverstein, and many others, despite their divergent styles and subject matter, have all resonated with generations of readers. Children’s Literature is an exhilarating quest across centuries, continents, and genres to discover how, and why, we first fall in love with the written word.

Fashionable clothing from the Sears catalogs, mid-1930’s – mid-1980’s. Various authors. (Reference TT 555 .F37).

Series of 17 books that portray the fashions and distinctive styles as illustrated in Sears catalogs of  the following times: mid-1930’s, late-1930’s, early 1940’s, mid-1940’s, late 1940’s, early 1950’s, mid-1950’s, late 1950’s, early 1960’s, mid-1960’s, late 1960’s, early 1970’s, mid-1970’s, late 1970’s, early 1980’s, and mid-1980’s.                                                               

Gone tomorrow. Lee Child. (Main Stax PS 3553 .H4838 G66 2009).

New York Times best-seller which returns Jack Reacher into another mystery whose characters are connected to a seemingly plain woman. The issue is that all these individuals are lying to varying degrees.

Hoop lore: a history of the National Basketball Association. Connie Kirchberg and Jim Barnett. (Main Stax GV 885.515 .N37 K57 2007).

This work, the first comprehensive history of the National Basketball Association, offers a detailed look at how and why the NBA was able to overcome the obstacles that had crushed its predecessors and competitors to become the most successfully marketed league in professional sports.

Infectious diseases in context. K. Lee Lerner. (Reference RC 111 .I53 2008).

Comprehensive guide to the increasingly important topic of emerging and infectious diseases and covers the history, politics, and ethical debate related to infectious diseases. The set includes articles on how such diseases impact trade and commerce, travel and the future of industrialized and impoverished nations.

Life after welfare: reform and the persistence of poverty. Laura Lein. (Main Stax HV 98 .T5 L44 2007).

A multi-method study, which follows 179 Texas families after leaving welfare, draws on administrative data from nine programs serving low-income families and a statewide survey of families who have left welfare. In their lives after welfare, the families chronicled here experience poverty even when employed; a multiplicity of barriers to employment that work to exacerbate one another; and a failing safety net of basic human services as they attempt to sustain low-wage employment.

Mechanisms: new media and the forensic imagination. Matthew Kirschenbaum. (Main Stax P 96 .T42 K56 2008 ).

Examination of new media and electronic writing against the textual and technological primitives that govern writing, inscription, and textual transmission in all media: erasure, variability, repeatability, and survivability. Mechanisms is the first book in its field to devote significant attention to storage— the hard drive in particular--arguing that understanding the affordances of storage devices is essential to understanding new media.

Philosophy of mathematics: a contemporary introduction to the world of proofs and pictures. James Robert Brown. (Main Stax QA 8.4 .B76 2008).

This second edition tackles important new as well as enduring questions in the mathematical sciences by containing more examples, suggestions for further reading, and expanded material on several topics inclu- ding a novel approach to the continuum hypothesis.   Rationality for mortals: how people cope with uncertainty.  Gerd Gigerenezer. (Main Stax BF 442 .G54  2008, Ebook).

Examines the rationality of individuals not from the perspective of logic or probability, but from the point of view of adaptation to the real world of human behavior and interaction with the environment. Seen from this perspective, human behavior is more rational than it might otherwise appear.

Resilience. Elizabeth Edwards. (Main Stax E 840.8 .E29 2009).

New York Times best-seller where the author drew on personal (cancer, her son’s death, her husband’s infidelity) and observed (meeting people while on the political campaign trail) adversities to showing the gifts one can find among life’s difficult challenges. 

Southern diaspora: how the great migrations of black and white Southerners transformed America. James Gregory. (Main Stax, Special Collections HB 1971 .G74 2005, E-book).

Between 1900 and the 1970s, twenty million southerners migrated north and west. Combining personal stories with cultural, political, and demographic analysis, Gregory argues that the was crucial to transformations in the relationship between American regions, in the politics of race and class, and in the roles of religion, the media, and culture.

Technology in postwar America: a history. Carroll W. Purcell. (Main Stax T 21 .P83 2007).

The evolution of American technology since World War II links pop culture icons with landmarks in technological innovation and shows how postwar politics left their mark on everything from television, automobiles, and genetically engineered crops to contraceptives, Tupperware, and the Veg-O-Matic.


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 September 10, 2010, the collection contains 108 MP3 audiobooks, 1547 WMA audiobooks, 259 ebooks, and 182 music files. They are iPod compatible.

Child Development and Adolescent Studies- References to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. Book reviews and abstracts are indexed.

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database – Information regarding PreK-12 media of all types.

Contemporary World Music – Part of Music Online package; information and recordings regarding contemporary sounds from all over the world.

Jazz Music Library – part of Music Online package; information and musical recordings from jazz artists, ensembles, albums and genres.

Money Smart – 10 module financial education program developed by FDIC.