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Humanism And Religion - Jens Zimmermann
Call Number: B821 .Z566 2012

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Mind And Cosmos:Why The Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception Of Nature Is Almost Certainly False - Thomas Nagel
Call Number: BD511 .N34 2012
The modern materialist approach to life has conspicuously failed to explain such central mind-related features of our world as consciousness, intentionality, meaning, and value. This failure to account for something so integral to nature as mind, argues philosopher Thomas Nagel, is a major problem, threatening to unravel the entire naturalistic world picture, extending to biology, evolutionary theory, and cosmology.

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The Power Of Glamour: Longing And The Art Of Visual Persuasion - Virginia Postrel
Call Number: BH39 .P66925 2013
An exploration of glamour, a potent cultural force that influences where people choose to live, which careers to pursue, where to invest, and how to vote, offers empowerment to be smarter about engaging with the world.


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Turtle Feet - Nikolai Grozni
Call Number: BQ960.R645 A3 2009
A thoughtful, bittersweet, and funny memoir about the search for higher power, and the discovery of something better: one's self amidst teeming, chaotic, eccentric, and glorious humanity.


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Molded In The Image Of Changing Woman - Maureen Trudelle Schwarz
Call Number: E99.N3 S3578 1997
Navajo views on the human body and personhood.

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All Our Kin - Carol Stack
Call Number: E185.86 .S697 1997
Originally published: All our kin : strategies for survival in a Black community.

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The Bully Pullpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, And The Golden Age Of Journalism - Doris Kearns Goodwin
Call Number: E757 .G66 2013b
The gap between rich and poor has never been wider. Legislative stalemate paralyzes the country. Corporations resist federal regulations. Spectacular mergers produce giant companies. The influence of money in politics deepens. Bombs explode in crowded streets. Small wars proliferate far from our shores. A dizzying array of inventions speeds the pace of daily life. These unnervingly familiar headlines serve as the backdrop for a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air.

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Erie Memories: 125 Years Of The Erie Region - Presented By The Erie Times News
Call Number: F157.E6 E86 2013
A collection of photographs depicting Erie, Pennsylvania, from the 1800s through the new millennium.

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Dancing With The Devil - Jose E. Limon
Call Number: F395.M5 L56 1994
Society and cultural poetics in Mexican-American south Texas.

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Unintimidated: A Governor's Story And A Nation's Challenge - Scott Walker with Marc Thiessen.
Call Number: F586.42.W35 A3 2013
A controversial governor recounts his fight to reform his state and issues a call to action for the whole country In 2010, Scott Walker was elected governor of Wisconsin with a mandate to improve its economy and restore fiscal responsibility.

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Marine Pollution And Human Health - R.E. Hester and R.M. Harrison
Call Number: GC1085 .M37 2011
There is growing concern about the state of the world's oceans. The rapid growth of human populations in coastal regions has led to increasing dependence on marine resources. Beneficial features related to food supply and life style need to be balanced against the hazards presented by microbial pathogens, chemical pollutants, and toxic algal blooms. In this book, a group of experts from a range of backgrounds review the key aspects of the marine environment in relation to human health.

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Ethnography And The Historical Imagination - John & Jean Comaroff
Call Number: GN345 .C64 1992
In their work on Africa and colonialism, John and Jean Comaroff have explored some of the fundamental questions of social science, delving into the nature of history and human agency, culture and consciousness, ritual and representation

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Food And Everyday Life - Thomas M. Conroy
Call Number: GT2850 .F66 2014


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Conditioning For Dancers - Tom Welsh
Call Number: GV1589 .W475 2009
This book empowers conscientious dancer-athletes to take an active role in directing their own training and development. The author's clear, straightforward explanations of important concepts in conditioning home in on the physical capabilities that are key to success not only for dancers but for others whom strength and flexibility, precise alignment, and movement efficiency are high priorities.

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The Dancer's Way: The New York City Ballet Guide To Mind, Body, And Nutrition - Linda H. hamilton, PH.D. and New York City Ballet
Call Number: GV1788.5 .H36 2009
New York City Ballet's wellness program -- Common challenges for all dancers -- A holistic approach to healthy dancing -- Keeping your eye on the end goal -- Good work habits : prepare your body for exercise -- Cross-training activities : improve your strength, flexibility, and aerobic capacity -- Eating right to stay fit : increase your energy and physical stamina.

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Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story Of The New Billionaire Wildcatters - Gregory Zuckerman
Call Number: HD9569.8 .Z83 2013
The riveting, untold story of the men who are transforming global energy. In five years, the United States has seen a historic burst of oil and natural gas production, easing our insatiable hunger for energy. A new drilling process called fracking has made us the world's fastest growing energy power, on track to pass Saudi Arabia by 2020.



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Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun: A Personal History Of Violence - Geoffrey Canada
Call Number: HQ784.V55 C36 2010
Canada was a small boy growing up scared on the mean streets of the South Bronx. His childhood world was one where "sidewalk boys" learned the codes of the block and were ranked through the rituals of fist, stick, and knife. Then the streets changed, and the stakes got even higher. In his memoir, Canada relives a childhood in which violence stalked every street corner.


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Translated Woman: Crossing The Border With Esperanza's Story - Ruth Behar
Call Number: HQ1465.M63 B44 2003
Tells the story of an unforgettable encounter between Ruth Behar, a Cuban-American feminist anthropologist, and Esperanza Hernández, a Mexican street peddler.

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American Children In Chronic Poverty - Cynthia E. Lamy
Call Number: HV741 .L37 2013
Why is it so difficult for some people to escape poverty? Cynthia Esposito Lamy answers that question in American Children in Chronic Poverty: Complex Risks, Benefit-Cost Analyses, and Untangling the Knot by describing the complex and interacting "knot" of problems that children face as they grow up in poverty. Through a vast store of research on topics related to children, families and poverty, and methods to estimate "social return on investment," Lamy determines which programs and policies produce benefits that exceed costs, providing evidence for an efficient fight against poverty.

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Drink: The Intimate Relationship between Women And Alcohol - Ann Dowsett Johnston
Call Number: HV5137 .J645 2013
An exploration of the rise in alcohol consumption and abuse among women in recent years. Drink covers health risks, marketing, current trends and sociological underpinnings of this new epidemic. The author beautifully weaves reportage with her personal recovery story into a compelling and informative narrative addressing one of the most pressing issues for women today.

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Smoke Signals: A Social History Of Marijuana - Martin Lee
Call Number: HV5822.M3 L34 2013
In this book the author, an Investigative journalist, traces the social history of marijuana from its origins to its emergence in the 1960s as a defining force in an ongoing culture war.

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Terrorsit Attacks On American Soil - J. Michael Martinez
Call Number: HV6432 .M379 2012
Terrorist Attacks on American Soil is a close look at some of the most horrific terrorist attacks in the United States from the Civil War to present day. J. Michael Martinez takes us on a trek through history, providing a context for these dreadful events and a greater understanding of the lessons we can learn from them.

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Marxism And Literature - Raymond Williams
Call Number: HX531 .W47 1977
In this book, the author analyzes previous contributions to a Marxist theory of literature from Marx himself to Lukacs, Althusser, and Goldmann, and develops his own approach by outlining a theory of 'cultural materialism' which integrates Marxist theories of language with Marxist theories of literature.


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Distance Learning And Copyright: A Guide To Legal Issues - Steven Armatas
Call Number: KF3030.1 .A955 2008
This book informs educators and attorneys about the legal responsibilities of teaching distance learning courses, and helps educational institutions avoid unwanted copyright infringement liability. The book includes a CD ROM with valuable appendices such as the educational fair use guidelines for classroom photocopying, music, electronic reserves, library lending and preservation, multimedia presentations, and television broadcasts; sample copyright permission letters; the text of the TEACH Act; a flowchart comparing the current classroom and distance learning rules; and more.

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Professor Mommy - Rachel Connelly & Kristen Ghodsee
Call Number: LB2332.3 .C66 2014
Professor Mommy is a guide for women who want to combine the life of the mind with the joys of motherhood. The book provides practical suggestions gleaned from the experiences of the authors, together with those of other women who have successfully combined parenting with professorships.

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Teaching Online: A Practical Guide - Susan Ko & Steve Rossen
Call Number: LB2395.7 .K67 2010
Teaching Online' is a concise guide for educators teaching online. This new edition reflects the important changes that have occurred since the second edition's publication

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Handbook of formative Assessment - Heidi L. Andrade and Gregory J. Cizek
Call Number: LB2822.75 .H355 2010
Formative assessment refers to a wide variety of information gathering activities used to adapt instruction to the current & future needs of students. Included in these activities are traditional classroom tests, observations, oral questioning, class discussions, group & individual projects, & homework.



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Civic Provocations - Donald W. Harward
Call Number: LC237 .C582 2012

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Greek Drama - Moses Hadas
Call Number: PA3626.A2 H3 2006
In power, passion, and the brilliant display of moral conflict, the drama of ancient Greece remains unsurpassed. For this volume, Professor Hadas chose nine plays which display the diversity and grandeur of tragedy, and the critical and satiric genius of comedy, in outstanding translations of the past and present. His introduction explores the religious origins, modes of productions, structure, and conventions of the Greek theater, individual prefaces illuminate each play and clarify the author's place in the continuity of Greek drama.

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A History Of Narrative Film - David A. Cook
Call Number: PN1993.5.A1 C65 2004

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Bluebeard's Egg - Margaret Atwood
Call Number: PR9199.3.A8 B58 1998
By turns humorous and warm, stark and frightening, Bluebeard'S Egg glows with childhood memories, the reality of parents growing old, and the casual cruelty men and women inflict on each other. Here is the familiar outer world of family summers at remote lakes, winters of political activism, and seasons of exotic friends, mundane lives, and unexpected loves. But here too is the inner world of hidden places and all that emerges from them-the intimately personal, the fantastic, the shockingly real...whether it's what lives in a mysterious locked room or the secret feelings we all conceal. In this dramatic and far-ranging collection, Margaret Atwood proves why she is a true master of the genre.

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The Violent Bear It Away - Flannery O'Connor
Call Number: PS3565.C57 V56 2007
First published in 1955, this book is a dark and absorbing example of the Gothic sensibility and bracing satirical voice that are united in Flannery O'Conner's work. In it, the orphaned Francis Marion Tarwater and his cousins, the schoolteacher Rayber, defy the prophecy of their dead uncle--that Tarwater will become a prophet and will baptize Rayber's young son, Bishop.


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Kafka: The Decisive Years - Reiner Stach
Call Number: PT2621.A26 Z88613 2013
The acclaimed central volume of the definitive biography of Franz Kafka. Reiner Stach spent more than a decade working with over four thousand pages of journals, letters, and literary fragments, many never before available, to re-create the atmosphere in which Kafka lived and worked from 1910 to 1915, the most important and best-documented years of his life. This period, which would prove crucial to Kafka's writing and set the course for the rest of his life, saw him working with astonishing intensity on his most seminal writings-- The Trial, The Metamorphosis, The Man Who Disappeared (Amerika), and The Judgment. These are also the years of Kafka's fascination with Zionism; of his tumultuous engagement to Felice Bauer; and of the outbreak of World War I.

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The Particle At The End Of The Universe - Sean Carroll
Call Number: QC793.5.B62 C37 2013
The Higgs boson ... is the key to understanding why mass exists and how atoms are possible. After billions of dollars and decades of effort by more than six thousand researchers at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland--a doorway is opening into the mind-boggling world of dark matter and beyond. Caltech physicist and acclaimed writer Sean Carroll explains both the importance of the Higgs boson and the ultimately human story behind the greatest scientific achievement of our time.

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Contagion: How Commerce Has Spread Disease - Mark Harrison
Call Number: RA651 .H37 2012
Disease and commerce are among the most powerful forces that have shaped the modern world. They are also closely intertwined: over many centuries trade has been the single most important factor in the spread of diseases. In this groundbreaking book, Mark Harrison provides the first major international history of contagious illness and of commerce.

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The Concussion Crisis : Anatomy Of A Silent Epidemic - Linda Carroll and David Rosner.
Call Number: RC394.C7 C37 2012
For far too long, the menace of concussions has been hidden in plain sight. On playing fields across America, lives are being derailed by seemingly innocuous jolts to the head. From the peewees to the pros, concussions are reaching epidemic proportions. This book brings that hidden epidemic and its consequences out of the shadows. As frightening as the numbers are, estimates of sports-related concussions range from 1.6 million to 3.8 million annually in the United States, they cannot begin to explain the profound impact of a hidden health problem that can strike any of us.

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League Of Denial: The NFL, Concussions And The Battle For The Truth - Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru
Call Number: RC1220.F6 F35 2013
oth ESPN investigative reporters, the authors reveal how the NFL, over a period of nearly two decades, sought to cover up and deny mounting evidence of the connection between football and brain damage. This narrative moves between the NFL trenches, America's research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science; it examines how the league used its power and resources to attack independent scientists and elevate its own flawed research.


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Dust: The Inside Story Of Its Role In the September 11th Aftermath - Paul J. Lioy
Call Number: TD884.5 .L568 2010
Despite exhaustive reports about the September 11th attacks at the World Trade Center, no one report examines the dust that poured from the skies as the buildings collapses in as much personal and technical detail as the author offers here. From his own experiences examining and analyzing the dust, to his work with the various agencies involved in the aftermath of the disaster, the author puts together a compelling examination of the dust itself and the agencies, mechanisms, and people in place to deal with it.

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In-Laws, Outlaws, And Granny Flats: Your Guide To Turning One House Into Two Homes - Michael Litchfield
Call Number: TH4816.2 .L58 2011
This book explains how to turn the extra space in one's home into a separate living quarters in order to house a relative or to rent out to a boarder to earn extra money

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Soul Food: The Surprising Story Of An American Cuisine, One Plate At A Time - Adrian Miller
Call Number: TX715 .M6379 2013
In this insightful and eclectic history, Adrian Miller delves into the influences, ingredients, and innovations that make up the soul food tradition. Focusing each chapter on the culinary and social history of one dish--such as fried chicken, chitlins, yams, greens, and "red drinks"--Miller uncovers how it got on the soul food plate and what it means for African American culture and identity.

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