Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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The glass cage: automation and us

By Carr, Nicholas G.

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 300

Call Number: 303.483 CAR

In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure and reveals something we already suspect: shifting our attention to computer screens can leave us disengaged and discontented.

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How we got to now: six innovations that made the modern world

By Johnson, Steven

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 300

Call Number: 338.064 JOH

"From the New York Times-bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes-from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life. In his trademark style, Johnson examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields: how the invention of air-conditioning enabled the largest migration of human beings in the history of the species-to cities such as Dubai or Phoenix, which would otherwise be virtually uninhabitable; how pendulum clocks helped trigger the industrial revolution; and how clean water made it possible to manufacture computer chips. Accompanied by a major six-part television series on PBS, How We Got to Now is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world, written in the provocative, informative, and engaging style that has earned Johnson fans around the globe. "--

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Being mortal: medicine and what matters in the end

By Gawande, Atul

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 300

Call Number: 362.175 GAW

Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.

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Addictive behaviors: new readings on etiology, prevention, and treatment

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: 300

Call Number: 362.29

This anthology incorporates major advances in behavioral science in drug, alcohol, and tobacco addiction research and treatment since the Addictive Behaviors Reader (1997). Marlatt (psychology/Addictive Behaviors Research Center, U. of Washington) and Witkiewitz (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Institute, UW) introduce 26 articles reprinted from APA journals since 1997 that discuss newer approaches including harm- reduction (as vs. abstinence-only), integrated treatments for co- morbid substance abuse/mental health issues, Web-based assessment tools and interventions, and stepped-care (as vs. traditional intensive residential treatment). They also treat addiction epidemiology, causes, models, drinking progression from adolescence, and issues in specific populations. Annotation İ2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) - (Book News)

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Marijuana reform

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 300

Call Number: 362.295

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Deep down dark: the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free

By Tobar, Hector

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 300

Call Number: 363.1196 TOB

A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist relates the experiences of the thirty-three men who endured entrapment beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days during the San Josİ? mine collapse outside of Copiapİd, Chile, in August 2010.

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Stopping the road: the campaign against another trans-Sierra highway

By Fisher, Jack

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 300

Call Number: 388.1 FIS

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