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Dangerous

By Yiannopoulos, Milo

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: 300

Call Number: 323.443 YIA

A book on free speech written by the Breitbart columnist and blogger Milo Yiannopoulos.

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The wise men: six friends and the world they made : Acheson,Bohlen, Harriman, Kennan, Lovett, McCloy

By Isaacson, Walter

Publishing Date: c1986

Classification: 300

Call Number: 327.73 ISA

This book is a collective biography of the best and brightest men in government and their foreign policies which dominate our actions to this day. It includes data on World War II diplomacy, the Cold War, Communist containment, the Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine, Kennedy and Johnson diplomacy, and Vietnam War diplomacy. A blend of personal biography and public drama, it introduces the original best and brightest, leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to postwar chaos: Averell Harriman, the freewheeling diplomat and Roosevelt's special envoy to Churchill and Stalin; Dean Acheson, the secretary of state who was more responsible for the Truman Doctrine than Truman and for the Marshall Plan than General Marshall; George Kennan, self-cast outsider and intellectual darling of the Washington elite; Robert Lovett, assistant secretary of war, undersecretary of state, and secretary of defense throughout the formative years of the Cold War; John McCloy, one of the nation's most influential private citizens; and Charles Bohlen, adroit diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union.

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Nomadland: surviving America in the twenty-first century

By Bruder, Jessica

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: 300

Call Number: 331.398 BRU

"From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves "workampers." In a secondhand vehicle she christens "Van Halen," Jessica Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects more intimately. Accompanying her irrepressible protagonist, Linda May, and others, from campground toilet cleaning to warehouse product scanning to desert reunions, then moving on to the dangerous work of beet harvesting, Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy--one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, she celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these quintessential Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive. Like Linda May, who dreams of finding land on which to build her own sustainable "Earthship" home, they have not given up hope."--Jacket flap.

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War of the whales: a true story

By Horwitz, Joshua

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 300

Call Number: 333.9595 HOR

"The tale of a crusading attorney who stumbles on one of the U.S. Navy's best-kept secrets: a submarine detection system that floods entire ocean basins with high-intensity sound--and drives whales onto beaches. As Joel Reynolds launches a legal fight to expose and challenge the Navy program, marine biologist Ken Balcomb witnesses a mysterious mass stranding of whales near his research station in the Bahamas. Investigating this calamity, Balcomb is forced to choose between his conscience and an oath of secrecy he swore to the Navy in his youth"--

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Citizen: Jane Addams and the struggle for democracy

By Knight, Louise W.

Publishing Date: c2005

Classification: 300

Call Number: 361.92 KNI

Jane Addams was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This biography, covering the first half of Addams's life, reveals in detail her development as a political activist and social philosopher.

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Prescription drug abuse

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: 300

Call Number: 362.299

1: Pain and anxiety in America -- National disorder: treating chronic conditions -- Taking on the scourge of opioids / Sally Satel -- How prescription-drug abuse unleashed a heroin epidemic / Kevin D. Williamson -- The truth about prescription pills: one writer's story of anxiety and addiction / Kelley McMillan -- Almost half of all opioid misuse starts with a friend of family member's prescription / Roni Dengler -- Yes, benzos are bad for you / Allen Frances -- Casualties of the VA / David French -- War on prescription drugs: what if you depend on opioids to live a decent life? / S.E. Smith. 2: Drugs for young and old -- Spectrum of risk -- Prescription drug abuse among older adults is harder to detect / Constance Gustke -- Old and overmedicated: the real drug problem in nursing homes / Ina Jaffe and Robert Benincasa -- Fatal friendships: what happens when women share drugs on Facebook / Jill DiDonato -- College students aren't the only ones abusing Adderall / Emma Pierson -- Smack epidemic / L. Jon Wertheim -- US child opioid overdoses increased over past two decades, research finds / Jessica Glenza -- The hefty price of "study drug" misuse on college campuses / Linda Begdache -- Risky alone, deadly together / Kimberly Kindy and Dan Keating. 3: Doctors, big pharma and the gateway to abuse -- The prescription drug business -- The selling of Attention Deficit Disorder / Alan Schwarz -- When the mailman unwittingly becomes a drug dealer / Arian Campo-Flores and Jon Kamp -- Alison's story: how $750,000 in drug "treatment" destroyed her life / Warren Richey -- Drug-company payments mirror doctors' brand-name prescribing / Charles Ornstein, Ryann Grochowski Jones, and Mike Tigas -- Opioid Rx abuse probe sees a record 31 doctors hit with sanctions in New Jersey / Elizabeth Llorente. 4: A search for solutions - treatment -- Treatment and wellness -- A primary care doctor delves into the opioid epidemic / Monique Tello -- The doctors who started the opioid epidemic / Paul A. Offit -- Can we curb the opioid abuse epidemic by rethinking chronic pain? / Richard Gunderman -- The painkillers that could end the opioid crisis / Adam Piore -- How medical marijuana could help end the opioid epidemic / Eric Killelea -- What's really causing the prescription drug crisis? / Johann Hari -- After medical marijuana legalized, Medicare prescriptions drop for many drugs / Shefali Luthra. 5: A search for solutions - policy -- The policy approach: restricting supply and legalizing treatment -- Researchers use black-market drug website to gauge public health / Felice J. Freyer -- Are pharmaceutical companies to blame for the opioid epidemic? / Alana Semuels -- Ohio sues five drugmakers, saying they fueled opioid crisis / Jeanne Whalen -- Congress probes West Virginia opioid shipments / Eric Eyre -- States require opioid prescribers to check for "doctor shopping" / Christine Vestal -- Bibliography -- Websites -- Index.

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God's philosophers: how the medieval world laid the foundations of modern science

By Hannam, James

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: 500

Call Number: 509.02 HAN

God's Philosophers is a celebration of the forgotten scientific achievements of the Middle Ages - advances which were often made thanks to, rather than in spite of, the influence of Christianity and Islam. --from publisher description.

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How the hippies saved physics: science, counterculture, and the quantum revival

By Kaiser, David

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 500

Call Number: 530.092 KAI

Describes how a quirky band of misfit science students at Berkeley in the 1970s altered the course of modern physics while studying quantum theory alongside Eastern mysticism and psychic mind reading while lounging in hot tubs and dabbling with LSD.

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Serving the Reich: the struggle for the soul of physics under Hitler

By Ball, Philip

Publishing Date: c2014

Classification: 500

Call Number: 530.0943 BAL

After World War II, most scientists in Germany maintained that they had been apolitical or actively resisted the Nazi regime, but the true story is much more complicated. In Serving the Reich, Philip Ball takes a fresh look at that controversial history, contrasting the career of Peter Debye, director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics in Berlin, with those of two other leading physicists in Germany during the Third Reich: Max Planck, the elder statesman of physics after whom Germany´s premier scientific society is now named, and Werner Heisenberg, who succeeded Debye as director of the Institute when it became focused on the development of nuclear power and weapons.

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The age of entanglement: when quantum physics was reborn

By Gilder, Louisa

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: 500

Call Number: 530.12 GIL

An exploration of the seemingly telepathic communication between two separated particles--one of the fundamental concepts of quantum physics. In 1935, Einstein showed that quantum mechanics predicted such a correlation, which he dubbed "spooky action at a distance." That same year, Erwin Schr©<?char 156 ?>dinger christened this correlation "entanglement." Yet its existence wasn't firmly established until 1964, in a groundbreaking paper by Irish physicist John Bell. What happened during those years and since to refine the understanding of this phenomenon is the story told here. Drawing on papers, letters, and memoirs, author Gilder humanizes and dramatizes the story by employing their own words in imagined face-to-face dialogues. We see Bohr and Einstein clashing, and Heisenberg and Pauli deciding which mysteries to pursue. We see Schr©<?char 156 ?>dinger and Louis de Broglie pave the way for Bell, whose work is here given a long-overdue revisiting. And we see Richard Feynman challenging his contemporaries to make something of this entanglement.--From publisher description.

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The infinity puzzle: quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe

By Close, F. E.

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 500

Call Number: 530.143 CLO

"Speculation is rife that by 2012 the elusive Higgs boson will be found at the Large Hadron Collider. If found, the Higgs boson would help explain why everything has mass. But there's more at stake-what we're really testing is our capacity to make the universe reasonable. Our best understanding of physics is predicated on something known as quantum field theory. Unfortunately, in its raw form, it doesn't make sense-its outputs are physically impossible infinite percentages when they should be something simpler, like the number 1. The kind of physics that the Higgs boson represents seeks to "renormalize" field theory, forcing equations to provide answers that match what we see in the real world. The Infinity Puzzle is the story of a wild idea on the road to acceptance. Only Close can tell it"--Provided by publisher.

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The life of a leaf

By Vogel, Steven

Publishing Date: [2012]

Classification: 500

Call Number: 575.57 VOG

In its essence, science is a way of looking at and thinking about the world. In The Life of a Leaf, Steven Vogel illuminates this approach, using the humble leaf as a model. Whether plant or person, every organism must contend with its immediate physical environment, a world that both limits what organisms can do and offers innumerable opportunities for evolving fascinating ways of challenging those limits. Here, Vogel explains these interactions, examining through the example of the leaf the extraordinary designs that enable life to adapt to its physical world. In Vogel’s account, the leaf serves as a biological everyman, an ordinary and ubiquitous living thing that nonetheless speaks volumes about our environment as well as its own. Thus in exploring the leaf’s world, Vogel simultaneously explores our own. - (Chicago Distribution Center)

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Cells to civilizations: principles of change that shape life

By Coen, Enrico

Publishing Date: ??2012

Classification: 500

Call Number: 576.8 COE

Coen describes the four ways that life, in the broadest term, is transformed: development through patterning, Darwinian selection, modifying neural interactions and connections, and cultural change as a result of human behavior and interaction; and argues that these four means of transformation are better understood not as separate processes, but as one common set of mechanisms for life's transformations.

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The book of barely imagined beings: a 21st century bestiary

By Henderson, Caspar

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 500

Call Number: 591.68 HEN

In the spirit of medieval bestiaries, the author presents a series of bizarre creatures that are very much a part of the real world, including the honey badger, giant squid, axolotl, zebrafish, waterbear, yeti crab and many more.

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Relicts of a beautiful sea: survival, extinction, and conservation in a desert world

By Norment, Christopher

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 500

Call Number: 597.8 NOR

Relicts of a Beautiful Sea: Survival, Extinction, and Conservation in a Desert World.

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The backyard birdhouse book: building nestboxes and creating natural habitats

By Laubach, René

Publishing Date: c1998

Classification: 500

Call Number: 598.1564 LAU

It has been shown that backyard bird conservation has made a difference in certain bird populations. With this carefully researched, handsomely illustrated, and easy-to-use guide, both suburban and rural residents alike now have a compendium of information that will allow you to provide appropriate housing for cavity nesting birds in your area. Join that conservation effort and attract fascinating birds like bluebirds, wood ducks, purple martins, and American kestrels to your backyard.- (Workman Press.)

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The birder's handbook: a field guide to the natural history of North American birds : including all species that regularly breed north of Mexico

By Ehrlich, Paul R.

Publishing Date: c1988

Classification: 500

Call Number: 598.297 EHR

Identifies North American birds.

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Ayurveda: the science of self-healing : a practical guide

By Lad, Vasant

Publishing Date: 1984

Classification: 600

Call Number: 610 LAD

Most popular general introduction to Ayurveda, the alternate health science of India. - (NBN)

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Your inner fish: a journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body

By Shubin, Neil

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: 600

Call Number: 611 SHU

Neil Shubin, a leading paleontologist and professor of anatomy who discovered Tiktaalik--the "missing link" that made headlines around the world in April 2006--tells the story of evolution by tracing the organs of the human body back millions of years, long before the first creatures walked the earth. By examining fossils and DNA, Shubin shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our head is organized like that of a long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genome look and function like those of worms and bacteria.--From publisher description.

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Chinese natural cures: [traditional methods for remedy and prevention]

By Lu, Henry C.

Publishing Date: c2005

Classification: 600

Call Number: 615.88 LU

The most comprehensive, trusted, and user-friendly guide to Chinese traditional medicine is finally available in a handy paperback. A perennial backlist bestseller in hardcover, Chinese Natural Cures remains the most complete and up-to-date book available in the Western world on the system and wisdom of Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine is made up of four distinct methods of treatment: the use of herbs, acupuncture, the use of certain foods, and massage. Its practices can be used side-by-side with traditional Western medicine and have been growing steadily in popularity in the U.S. over the past decade. Written by world renowned practitioner Dr. Henry C. Lu, Chinese Natural Cures is a complete and user-friendly guide to the principals and methods of Chinese medicine. Included here are treatments for dozens of ailments and complaints such as body pains, digestive problems, sleep disorders, infertility, and more. An encyclopedic section on herbs includes the classification of all Chinese herbs and their application, and a comprehensive section on the Chinese system of food cures offers vital information on how a wide variety of foods can prevent or cure disease. Dozens of easy-to-follow charts organize all of this invaluable information for reference at a glance. This handsomely designed new paperback edition is smaller and handier, and is sure to bring the traditions of Chinese medicine to an even wider audience.- (Workman Press.)

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