Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
New Arrivals - Social sciences and languages
Discusses the history of the dissemination of false information by Communist countries throughout the Cold War and discusses the ways in which Western countries today remain vulnerable from such techniques which have been adopted by modern day terrorists.
A story about the author's work as a volunteer service dog trainer and her relationships with an endearing yellow labrador puppy and its felon partner in the Prison PUP program. Describes her gradual coming-to-terms with the inmate's past and the program's requirement that she release the dog after completing her training.
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.
Based on Venkatesh's interviews with New York City prostitutes and socialites, immigrants and academics, high end drug bosses and street-level dealers, "Floating City" exposes the underground as the city's true engine of social transformation and economic prosperity--revealing a wholly unprecedented vision of New York.
"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.
"Most people, whether they have children or not, can agree that education is absolutely vital to the prosperity and future of our society. Yet our current system simply doesn't work. Parents feel increasingly powerless, and nearly half of all Americans give our schools a grade of C. Now, in his new book, Ron Paul attacks the problem head on and provides a focused solution that centers on strong support for homeschooling and the application of free-market principles to the American education system"--P.  of cover.
The author discusses the pros and cons of being an only child.
An examination of how scarcity--and our flawed responses to it--shapes our lives, our society, and our culture.
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.
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.
"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.
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 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.
"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.
Presents detailed evidence of the liberal media's efforts to protect Barack Obama from his failures and focus on his accomplishments during the 2012 presidential election, while relentlessly discrediting his Republican rivals.
Story of an art gallery owner in Sarasota, Florda, who was killed by a deranged drifter, Elton Brutus Murphy.
A provocative look at what has worked - and what hasn't - in East Asian economics. It explores how policies ridiculed by economists created titans in Japan, Korea and Taiwan, and are now behind the rise of China, while the best advice the West could offer sold its allies in south-east Asia down the economic river.
A guide for parents on how to get actively involved in a child's education outlines strategies for building positive relationships with educators and explains how to identify a student's learning style and avoid common obstacles.
Introductions -- The beginnings -- The American revolution, first phase -- The winning of independence, 1777-1783 -- The formative years, 1783-1812 -- The war of 1812 -- Toward a professional army -- The Mexican War and after -- The Civil War, 1861 -- The Civil War, 1862 -- The Civil War, 1863 -- The Civil War, 1863 -- The Civil War, 1864-1865 -- Darkness and light: the interwar years, 1865-1898 -- Winning the west: the army in the Indian wars, 1865-1890 -- Emergence to world power, 1898 - 1902 -- Transition, change, and the road to war, 1902-1917 -- Epilogue: The American Army, 1775-1917.
This dictionary provides over 9,000 A to Z entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment--its key thinkers, treaties, movements, organizations, concepts, and theories. Covers subjects such as sustainable development, biodiversity, and environmental ethics.
Brick by Brick takes you inside the LEGO you've never seen. By following the teams that are inventing some of the world's best-loved toys, it spotlights the company's disciplined approach to harnessing creativity and recounts one of the most remarkable business transformations in recent memory.
Draws on primary sources, including newspaper reports, to recreate the hour-by-hour story of the James-Younger gang's last robbery, the ensuing manhunt and the bloody final shootout on the Watonwan River.