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Antifragile: things that gain from disorder

By Taleb, Nassim Nicholas

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: 100

Call Number: 155.24 TAL

"The acclaimed author of the influential bestseller The Black Swan, Nicholas Nassim Taleb takes a next big step with a deceptively simple concept: the "antifragile." Like the Greek hydra that grows two heads for each one it loses, people, systems, and institutions that are antifragile not only withstand shocks, they benefit from them. In a modern world dominated by chaos and uncertainty, Antifragile is a revolutionary vision from one of the most subversive and important thinkers of our time. Praise for Nicholas Nassim Taleb "[This] is the lesson of Taleb. and also the lesson of our volatile times. There is more courage and heroism in defying the human impulse, in taking the purposeful and painful steps to prepare for the unimaginable."--Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point "[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne."--The Wall Street Journal "The most prophetic voice of all. [Taleb is] a genuinely significant philosopher. someone who is able to change the way we view the structure of the world through the strength, originality and veracity of his ideas alone."--GQ "Changed my view of how the world works."--Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate"--

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Killing Jesus: a history

By O'Reilly, Bill

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 200

Call Number: 232.96 ORE

Details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly two thousand years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. Killing Jesus will take readers inside Jesus's life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable - and changed the world forever.

Revisiting gender

Publishing Date:

Classification: 300

Call Number: 305.42

1. The balance in education. The gender gap in education and employment ; An educator's primer on the gender war / David Sadker ; Are gender stereotypes taught in school? / KeriLee Horan ; Feminization of schools / Janet D. Mulvey ; The need to address equal educational opportunities for women and girls / Ariela Migdal, Emily J. Martin, Mie Lewis, Lenora M. Lapidus ; Gender versus sex: what's the difference? / John Carl ; For women on campuses, access doesn't equal success / MaryAnn Baenninger ; Women face a testing time to secure an MBA place / Emma Boyde ; The role of gender in scholarly authorship / Jevin D. West, Jennifer Jacquet, Molly M. King, Shelley J. Correll, Carl T. Bergstrom ; Breaking the code / Caitlin Byrd ; Paul Graham's right / Cromwell Schubarth -- 2. Cracks in the glass ceiling: women leaders. Working women ; The shaping of culturally proficient leaders / Carmella S. Franco, Maria G. Ott, Darline P. Robles ; Do women lead differently? / Sherry Ricchiardi ; In praise of Sheryl Sandberg / Christine Rosen ; The corporate mystique / Judith Shulevitz ; Oprah / Miki Turner ; Sustaining the feminist movement / Allison R. Bernstein ; Glass ceiling / Nicole Auerbach ; Open-access harassment: science, technology and women / Georgina Voss and Alice Bell ; Meet the all-male team over at Tesla / John Goreham -- 3. Women, men, and political life. Gender in the realm of politics ; Bridging the gender gap in politics leads to greater consensus / Glenn Davis ; Looking ahead / Catherine M. Russell ; Why I'm voting for her / Jessica Valenti ; Immigrants' greatest potential ally - American women / Elena Shore ; The feminist factor / Eleanor Smeal ; House of cads / Marin Cogan ; Take their wives, please / Isaac Chotiner ; Where are politics' interracial couples? / Keli Goff -- 4. Media and the sexes. Women in the media: on screen and off ; Examining media's socialization of gender roles / Warren J. Blumenfeld ; Combine equal parts Oprah and Martha / Lisa Miller ; Changing the portrayal of women in the media / Susan Bulkeley Butler ; YouTube's most-viewed videos / Mary Tucker-McLaughlin ; Sex sells sex, not women's sports / Mary Jo Kane ; Women still have long way to go in sports journalism / Scarlett McCourt ; Girls talk / Katelyn Beaty ; Difficult women / Emily Nussbaum ; On overlooking female chefs and the Time "Gods of Food" issue / Kate Dries ; How using sexy female avatars in video games changes women / Eliana Dockterman ; One weird old trick to undermine the patriarchy / Michelle Nijhuis -- 5. Gender roles in America. Shifting gender roles in the home and workplace ; Alpha women, beta men / Ralph Gardner Jr. ; Behind every great woman / Carol Hymowitz ; Who does more at home: men or women? / Belinda Luscombe ; Race? No, millennials care most about gender equality / Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais ; The gender gap / Julia Perla Huisman ; Military gender issue reignites as 45 percent of female Marines fail pull-up test / Bob Adelmann ; When mom comes home from war / Champ Clark and Susan Keating.

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A call to action: women, religion, violence, and power

By Carter, Jimmy

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 300

Call Number: 323.34 CAR

"The world's discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter's call to action. President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and "owned" by men in others, forced to suffer servitude, child marriage, and genital cutting. The most vulnerable, along with their children, are trapped in war and violence. A Call to Action addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare. Key verses are often omitted or quoted out of context by male religious leaders to exalt the status of men and exclude women. And in nations that accept or even glorify violence, this perceived inequality becomes the basis for abuse. President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have visited 145 countries, and The Carter Center has had active projects in more than half of them. Around the world, they have seen inequality rising rapidly with each passing decade. This is true in both rich and poor countries, and among the citizens within them. Carter draws upon his own experiences and the testimony of courageous women from all regions and all major religions to demonstrate that women around the world, more than half of all human beings, are being denied equal rights. This is an informed and passionate charge about a devastating effect on economic prosperity and unconscionable human suffering. It affects us all"--

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Foreign policy begins at home: the case for putting America's house in order

By Haass, Richard

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 300

Call Number: 327.73 HAA

"A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea present serious challenges to our national security. But the biggest threat to the United States comes not from abroad-but from within. Burgeoning deficit and debt, crumbling infrastructure, second class schools, and an outdated immigration system have resulted in a country less competitive and far more vulnerable than it should be. In Foreign Policy Begins at Home, Council on Foreign Relations President Richard N. Haass describes a twenty-first century in which power is widely diffused. Globalization, revolutionary technologies, and power shifts have created a "nonpolar" world of American primacy but not domination. Still, it is a relatively forgiving world, one with no great power rival. How long this strategic respite will last, though, depends entirely on whether the United States puts its own house in order. Haass outlines a process of Restoration that will ensure the United States has the resources it needs to lead the world, set examples other societies will want to emulate, reduce the country's vulnerability to hostile forces and fickle markets, and discourage would-be adversaries from mounting aggression. Provocative and bold, Foreign Policy Begins at Home lays out a new vision for American Restoration. It will require hard choices, but hard choices are called for. At stake is nothing less than America's future and the character of the coming era of history. "--

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Ultimate Sacrifice: John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for a Coup in Cuba, and the Murder of JFK

By Waldron, Lamar

Publishing Date: 2005

Classification: 300

Call Number: 327.7307 WAL

Cuba's number three official today Commander Juan Almeida was secretly working with JFK in November 1963 to overthrow Fidel. The U.S. government recently revealed Almeida's work for JFK, allowing the updated trade paperback of Ultimate Sacrifice to tell the full story for the first time (complete with new photos and documents). The authors obtained the story from almost two dozen associates of John and Robert Kennedy, starting in 1990 with JFK's Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Their accounts are supported by thousands of newly-released files at the National Archives. Almeida's "palace c.

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Red-blooded risk: the secret history of Wall Street

By Brown, Aaron

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: 300

Call Number: 332.01 BRO

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Suspicion nation: the inside story of the Trayvon Martin injustice and why we continue to repeat it

By Bloom, Lisa

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 300

Call Number: 363.2308 BLO

The award-winning journalist who covered the trial discusses the laws, culture and conditions that exist in modern America that allowed George Zimmerman to be fully acquitted after killing an unarmed, black teenager in his gated Florida community.

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After bin Laden: Al Qaeda, the next generation

By Atwan, Abdel Bari

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 300

Call Number: 363.325 ATW

Osama bin Laden is dead, but Al Qaeda remains the CIA's "number one threat." The organization has evolved into a much more complex and far-flung entity. Moving well beyond the headlines, this new account of Al Qaeda offers readers a completely new understanding of the organization's aims, strategies, and fortunes in a new era of conflict.

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Lost girls: an unsolved American mystery

By Kolker, Robert

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 300

Call Number: 364.152 KOL

"A literary account of the lives and presumed serial killings of five Craigslist prostitutes, whose bodies were found on the same Long Island beach in 2010. Based on the New York magazine cover story"--

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Practice to deceive

By Rule, Ann

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 300

Call Number: 364.152 RUL

This true-crime mystery is set on a sleepy island in the Pacific Northwest: a man is murdered and the long list of suspects includes an aging beauty queen and her boyfriend. One wintery night on quiet Whidbey Island off the coast of Washington, Russ Douglas spent Christmas with his estranged wife, Brenna. She agreed to let him visit his children even though they were headed for divorce. He left Brenna Douglas's home in Langley on the morning of December 26, 2003 to run some errands. But hours passed and Russ didn't return home as he had promised his children he would. Nor did he come back during the night. On the afternoon of December 27, a couple walking down a rural road noticed a vehicle in the driveway of a cabin. Since many of the places were vacant during the winter, neighbors kept an eye out for strangers. Curious, they walked up the cabin's driveway to check inside. They saw a man in the front seat, dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. They immediately put in a call to the Island County Sheriff's Office. The dead man was easily identified; it was Russell Douglas. But what came next in this homicide case surprised law enforcement and captured the attention of the entire town when the suspects included an aging beauty queen, her guitar-teacher lover, and Russell's widow, Brenna, owner of the local beauty salon. Here the author unravels the fascinating story of a murder, a small town, and a number of potential killers. -- Provided by publisher.

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Manhunt: the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer

By Swanson, James L.

Publishing Date: c2006

Classification: 300

Call Number: 364.152 SWA

The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror. A Confederate sympathizer and a member of a celebrated acting family, John Wilkes Booth threw away his fame and wealth for a chance to avenge the South's defeat. Based on rare archival materials, obscure trial transcripts, and Lincoln's own blood relics, this book is a fully documented work, but it is also a tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal, an hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters.--From publisher description.

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Catching fire: how cooking made us human

By Wrangham, Richard W.

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: 300

Call Number: 394.12 WRA

In this stunningly original book, renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham argues that "cooking" created the human race. At the heart of "Catching Fire" lies an explosive new idea: The habit of eating cooked rather than raw food permitted the digestive tract to shrink and the human brain to grow, helped structure human society, and created the male-female division of labor.

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Johnson on the English language

By Johnson, Samuel

Publishing Date: 2005

Classification: 400

Call Number: 423.028 JOH

This volume collects the most important statements on the English language by Samuel Johnson, one of its greatest expositors and speakers. The book includes scholarly, fully annotated editions of Johnsonís main writings on the history, structure, and cultural importance of the English language as well as his reflections on lexicography. These texts represent Johnsonís thinking as he undertook and completed the major work of his life, the colossal Dictionary of the English Language. The editors set Johnsonís writings on the English language in historical context and provide the fullest possible account of their composition. Among the works presented in the volume are Johnsonís Plan of a Dictionary of the English Language and the Preface to the Dictionary, both of which are counted among his finest works of prose.

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Brotherhood of the bomb: the tangled lives and loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller

By Herken, Gregg

Publishing Date: 2002

Classification: 500

Call Number: 539.7092 HER

In this vital slice of American history, told authoritatively--and grippingly--for the first time, Herken relates the tangled lives and localities of the men who founded the nuclear age: Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller.

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Still life: adventures in taxidermy

By Milgrom, Melissa

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: 500

Call Number: 590.752 MIL

Transformed from a curious onlooker to an empathetic participant, journalist Milgrom delves deeply into the world of taxidermy, encountering a world of intrepid hunter-explorers, eccentric naturalists, and gifted museum artisans, all devoted to the paradoxical pursuit of creating the illusion of life.

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Time, love, memory: a great biologist and his quest for the origins of behavior

By Weiner, Jonathan

Publishing Date: 1999

Classification: 500

Call Number: 591.5 WEI

The story of a biologist's search for the foundations of behavior. Looking over the shoulder of some of the premier scientists in the field, biologist Weiner takes us into their laboratories to show us how pieces of DNA actually shape behavior. He focuses on the work of Seymour Benzer, who, decades ago, with James Watson and Francis Crick, helped to crack the genetic code. Then, in a simple experiment using a few test tubes, a light bulb, and 100 fruit flies, Benzer invented the genetic dissection of behavior. Now we see how he and his students find and study genes that build our inner clocks, genes that shape the way we love, and genes that decide what we can (or cannot) remember. These breakthroughs help explain secrets of human behavior and may lead to advance treatments for behavioral disorders ranging from rage to autism to schizophrenia.--From publisher description.

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Art & architecture of the late Middle Ages: 1350 to the advent of the Renaissance

By Swaan, Wim

Publishing Date: [1982] c1977

Classification: 700

Call Number: 709.023 SWA

Traces the growth and characteristics of medieval art and architecture, focusing attention on the individual Gothic styles that evolved throughout Europe.

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Are you my mother: a comic drama

By Bechdel, Alison

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: 700

Call Number: 741.5 BEC

Writer and cartoonist Alison Bechdel writes about her relationship with her mother.

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The Queen's pictures

By Millar, Oliver

Publishing Date: 1977

Classification: 700

Call Number: 750.7402 MIL

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