New Arrivals - Social sciences and languages
"An analysis of the lesser-known contributions of pragmatic conservatives who worked diligently throughout the American Revolution to combat radicalism and establish key economic foundations. Also offers insight into the political disagreements among the nation's founding fathers that threatened to divide the fledgling nation"-- Provided by publisher.
"Susan Forward ... offers a powerful look at the devastating impact unloving mothers have on their daughters--and provides clear, effective techniques for overcoming that painful legacy. In more than 35 years as a therapist, Forward has worked with large numbers of women struggling to escape the emotional damage inflicted by the women who raised them. Subjected to years of criticism, competition, role-reversal, smothering control, emotional neglect and abuse, these women are plagued by anxiety and depression, relationship problems, lack of confidence and difficulties with trust. They doubt their worth, and even their ability to love. Forward examines the Narcissistic Mother, the Competitive Mother, the Overly Enmeshed mother, the Control Freak, Mothers who need Mothering, and mothers who abuse or fail to protect their daughters from abuse."--Publisher description.
Explores how a personal relationship with money affects financial stability and presents advice on getting out of debt, setting up a savings plan, and devising a realistic budget which reflects personal values and long term goals.
An examination of how scarcity--and our flawed responses to it--shapes our lives, our society, and our culture.
"Mention the Colorado high country today and vacation imagery springs immediately to mind: mountain scenery, camping, hiking, skiing, and world-renowned resorts like Aspen and Vail. But not so long ago, the high country was isolated and little visited. Vacationland tells the story of the region's dramatic transformation in the decades after World War II, when a loose coalition of tourist boosters fashioned alluring images of nature in the high country and a multitude of local, state, and federal actors built the infrastructure for high-volume tourism: ski mountains, stocked trout streams, motels, resort villages, and highway improvements that culminated in an entirely new corridor through the Rockies, Interstate 70. Vacationland is more than just the tale of one tourist region. It is a case study of how the consumerism of the postwar years rearranged landscapes and revolutionized American environmental attitudes. Postwar tourists pioneered new ways of relating to nature, forging surprisingly strong personal connections to their landscapes of leisure and in many cases reinventing their lifestyles and identities to make vacationland their permanent home. They sparked not just a population boom in popular tourist destinations like Colorado but also a new kind of environmental politics, as they demanded protection for the aesthetic and recreational qualities of place that promoters had sold them. Those demands energized the American environmental movement-but also gave it blind spots that still plague it today. Peopled with colorful characters, richly evocative of the Rocky Mountain landscape, Vacationland forces us to consider how profoundly tourism changed Colorado and America and to grapple with both the potential and the problems of our familiar ways of relating to environment, nature, and place..."--Jacket.
Takes stock of the separation between Americans and their military and urges Americans to restore the principle that responsibility for defending the country should rest with its citizens or face the prospect of endless war and moral and fiscal bankruptcy.
The author discusses the pros and cons of being an only child.
"Famed director M. Night Shyamalan tells how his passion for education reform led him to the five indispensable keys to educational success in America's high-performing schools in impoverished neighborhoods"-- Provided by publisher.
Argues that the good intentions of extremists and government reforms paved the path to national financial problems and lobbies for a free, open market as the path to prosperity.
A revelatory history of the controversial consulting firm traces its decades-long influence in both business and political arenas, citing its role in the establishment of mainstream practices and modern understandings about capitalism.
Bridesmaid veterans Sarah Stein and Lucy Talbot are here with a manual that will prepare you for one of the greatest tests of female friendship. From dress shopping (for hers and yours) to budgeting for and planning the out-of-town bachelorette weekend (it?s her only request!) to delicately declining other bridesmaids? bad ideas, you?ll learn how to accomplish all your duties without an ounce of bitterness and with total grace. With the advice, tips, timetables, and lists provided here, you?ll confidently slip into your new role and look forward to creating amazing memories of this exciting time in both of your lives.
A "comprehensive look at today's American public schools that argues persuasively against those who claim our public school system is broken, beyond repair, and obsolete; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the rising "privatization movement" draining students--and funding--from our public schools, a book that puts forth a detailed plan of what needs to happen to schools and with public policy to insure the survival of this American institution so basic to our democracy"-- Provided by publisher.
"Personal information contained in your emails, phone calls, GPS movements and social media is a hot commodity, and corporations are cashing in by mining and selling the data they collect about our private lives. "Spying on Democracy" reveals how the government acquires and uses such information to target those individuals and/or groups it deems threatening"-- Provided by publisher.
"Aging in place takes some planning and foresight--which is why clinical psychologists and aging specialists Mary Languirand and Robert Bornstein have created this indispensable guidebook to take you through every step of the process. Useful, actionable advice on financial planning enables you to set aside the resources you need, while a detailed explanation of Universal Home Design will help you hire the right contractors and modify your home to make it safe and livable for the long-term. With concrete guidance for obtaining necessary social services, transportation assistance, health care, and even home maintenance help, How to Age in Place teaches you to anticipate problems before they arise and plan accordingly."--www.Amazon.com.
Presents a minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident that nearly caused a nuclear disaster, examining other near misses and America's growing susceptibility to a catastrophic event.
Presents a humorous summary of the myths of the Greek gods, goddesses, and heroes and discusses the influence of these stories on Western culure, from Rome up to the modern era.
Describes the post-recession job market that is erasing the middle range, leaving only high-earning jobs that utilize machine intelligence and data analysis and low-earning jobs for those who are not learning and adopting the new technologies.
These are the essays that helped their authors gain admission to Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, Wellesley, Pomona, and other outstanding schools -- followed by invaluable comments by experts in admissions, placement, and college counseling at some of the best learning institutions around the country.
Offers a memoir taken from a manuscript purported to have been written in the 1920s by a man claiming to be the perpetrator of the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888, along with an appendix by an expert on the murders that analyzes the text.
"A historical survey of the people, events, decrees, legislation, writings, and cultural milestones, in England and the American colonies, that influenced the Founding Fathers as they drafted the US Constitution and Bill of Rights"--P.  of cover.
Fink provides a landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina-- and a suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. Fink unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.
In Smarter Than You Think Thompson shows that every technological innovation--from the written word to the printing press to the telegraph--has provoked the very same anxieties that plague us today. We panic that life will never be the same, that our attentions are eroding, that culture is being trivialized. But as in the past, we adapt--learning to use the new and retaining what's good of the old. It's about everyday users of technology and how our digital tools--from Google to Twitter to Facebook and smartphones--are giving us new ways to learn, talk, and share our ideas. Thompson harnesses the latest discoveries in social science to explore how digital technology taps into our long-standing habits of mind--pushing them in powerful new directions. Our thinking will continue to evolve as newer tools enter our lives.
"A daughter of American royalty, Eileen Rockefeller is one of the first in her family to write a memoir of growing up with fame and fortune and finding her own voice within its storied history"-- Provided by publisher.