Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
New Arrivals - Social sciences and languages
Draws on first-person interviews and other primary sources to trace the life and infamous 1973 abduction of the Getty Oil founder's grandson, offering insight into J. Paul Getty III's questionable social life, his family's abandonment and the audacious increasing ransom demanded by the kidnappers.
Describes how the wealthiest percentage of the population handles investments, and suggests ways to follow their example, including building one's own business in order to invest as a business, not an individual.
"Conflicts of interest, misrepresentation of clinical trials, hospital price fixing, and massive expenditures for procedures of dubious efficacy--these and other critical flaws leave little doubt that the current U.S. health-care system is in need of an overhaul. In this essential guide, preeminent physician Nortin Hadler urges American health-care consumers to take time to understand the existing system and to visualize what the outcome of successful reform might look like. Central to this vision is a shared understanding of the primacy of the relationship between doctor and patient. Hadler shows us that a new approach is necessary if we hope to improve the health of the populace. Rational health care, he argues, is far less expensive than the irrationality of the status quo.Taking a critical view of how medical treatment, health-care finance, and attitudes about health, medicine, and disease play out in broad social and political settings, Hadler applies his wealth of experience and insight to these pressing issues, answering important questions for citizen patients and policy makers alike"--Provided by publisher.
Offers Silicon Valley as a productive example of entrepreneurship and innovation, noting how the region has demonstrated continued growth and investor interest in spite of economic setbacks elsewhere in the world.
Explains how feminist values can meet the challenges of today's problems in business and government, drawing on interviews with those who lead innovative organizations with the values most commonly associated with women.
A leading gender studies authority draws on extensive interviews to challenge popular conceptions and identify biological factors behind how and why men and women think and act as they do in the workplace.
A guide for beginning investors provides detailed advice on how to make wise stock selections, decodes difficult expressions and terms used on the stock markets, and alleviates the tension of making the right investments.
Create a trust that provides financial security for a loved one with special needs without jeopardizing government benefits. The fifth edition provides eligibility requirements for government benefits, current resources, and a new perspective on when to make a trust independently and when to seek an attorney's help.
Argues that couples can use a knowledge of quantum physics, biochemistry, and psychology to create and maintain an intense loving relationship with their partner, similar to feelings experienced on a honeymoon.
On the first day of high school, Kristina Ellis's mom, a single, working mother who lost her husband to cancer, informed her that she could not financially support her after graduation. Kristina would need to find her own way to pay for college. As an average student with less-than-impressive test scores, Kristina realized she would have to sell herself to scholarship committees if she wanted to stand out. That's when she devised the plan that led to her receiving over $500,000 in free money for college--enough to pay for her full education at a top-20 university, all the way up to her doctoral degree, and make her dreams come true. How she made it happen--and how you can too!--is the focus of this book. Kristina shares not just her little-known secrets for scholarship success but her incredibly inspiring story -- Back cover.
"How nine-year-olds solve the world's toughest problems. In John Hunter's classroom, students fearlessly set about tackling global problems--and discovering surprising solutions--by playing Hunter's groundbreaking World Peace Game. These kids--from high school all the way down to fourth grade, in schools both well-funded and under-resourced--take on the roles of presidents, tribal leaders, diplomats, and military commanders. Through battles and negotiations, standoffs and summits, they strive to resolve a sequence of many-layered, interconnected scenarios, from nuclear proliferation to tribal warfare. Now, Hunter shares inspiring stories from over thirty years teaching the World Peace Game, revealing the principles of successful collaboration that people of any age can apply anywhere. He offers all of us not only a forward-thinking report from the front lines of American education, but also a generous blueprint for a world that bends toward cooperation, rather than conflict. In this deeply hopeful book, a visionary educator shows us what the future of education can be"-- Provided by publisher.
Formidable women across professions are convening at unprecedented rates, forming salons, dinner groups, and networking circles--and collaborating to achieve clout and success. A new girls' network is alive and set to hyperdrive. "Stiletto network" is about those groups.
"Answers legal questions in plain English related to starting and running a small business. The 12th edition is thoroughly updated, including information on new tax reporting requirements and tax credits for small businesses under the Patient Protection Act"--Provided by publisher.
Presents an analysis of the United States government, arguing that the nature of politics is the cause of the crisis of the modern welfare state, and offers solutions that people across the country are discovering.
Offers quick, accessible examples and clear guidelines about how to create an understanding between cultures. Learn how to organize productive interactions in person, on the phone, and by email.
"... a modern tale of one person's journey to uncover the five secrets to living his one best financial life"--P.  of cover.
"Mindfulness, the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is, is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. Because at the heart of addiction is the fear of painful emotional states, addicts compulsively seek drugs and alcohol to avoid or escape emotional pain. Mindfulness, on the other hand, helps us develop greater acceptance and ease with life?s challenges, as well as greater self-compassion. Draws on the author's clinical experience working with mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)'"--from publisher's description.
"Adoption has long been enmeshed in the politics of abortion. But as ... journalist Kathryn Joyce makes clear in 'The child catchers,' adoption has lately become entangled in the conservative Christian agenda. To tens of millions of evangelicals, adoption has become a new front in the culture wars: a test of 'pro-life' bonafides, a way to reinvent compassionate conservatism on the global stage, and a means to fulfill the 'Great Commission' mandate that Christians evangelize the nations. Influential leaders fervently promote a new 'orphan theology,' urging followers to adopt en masse, with little thought for the families these 'orphans' may actually have. Christian adoption activists have added moral weight to a multi-billion dollar adoption industry intent on increasing the 'supply' of adoptable children, both at home and overseas"--From publisher description.