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A Sampling of New Titles from ebrary

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Bet - Paul Sabin
Call Number: E-Book
ISBN: 9780300198881
Publication Date: 2013-01-01

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College and Career Ready - David T. Conley
Call Number: E-Book
ISBN: 9780470593257
Publication Date: 2010-01-28
Giving students the tools they need to succeed in college and work College and Career Ready offers educators a blueprint for improving high school so that more students are able to excel in freshman-level college courses or entry-level jobs-laying a solid foundation for lifelong growth and success. The book is filled with detailed, practical guidelines and case descriptions of what the best high schools are doing. Includes clear guidelines for high school faculty to adapt their programs of instruction in the direction of enhanced college/career readiness Provides practical strategies for improving students' content knowledge and academic behaviors Offers examples of best practices and research-based recommendations for change The book considers the impact of behavioral issues-such as time management and study habits-as well as academic skills on college readiness.

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Combat Trauma - James D. Johnson
Call Number: E-Book
ISBN: 9781442204362
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
Only one who has been systematically terrified over and over by firefights, deadly ambushes, snipers, booby traps, and rocket and mortar fire can understand the true horror of combat. The resulting terror strikes long-lasting fear in the psyche of a young person. To be exposed over and over, month after month, wounds the soul in ways that lasts a lifetime. Here, Vietnam veterans talk of the long-term consequences of post-traumatic stress disorder brought on by their experiences in combat. Even decades after their initial exposure, they still suffer flashbacks, nightmares, depression, difficulties in their families and their careers, and other challenges as a result of their time on the front lines. Still, the author shows that there is hope for those who suffer from PTSD after combat, offering strategies that others have used to cope with their memories so they may move forward.

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Let Them Eat Data - C. A. Bowers
Call Number: E-Book
ISBN: 9780820340739
Publication Date: 2011-03-15
Do computers foster cultural diversity? Ecological sustainability? In our age of high-tech euphoria we seem content to leave tough questions like these to the experts. That dangerous inclination is at the heart of this important examination of the commercial and educational trends that have left us so uncritically optimistic about global computing. Contrary to the attitudes that have been marketed and taught to us, says C. A. Bowers, the fact is that computers operate on a set of Western cultural assumptions and a market economy that drives consumption. Our indoctrination includes the view of global computing innovations as inevitable and on a par with social progress--a perspective dismayingly suggestive of the mindset that engendered the vast cultural and ecological disruptions of the industrial revolution and world colonialism. InLet Them Eat DataBowers discusses important issues that have fallen into the gap between our perceptions and the realities of global computing, including the misuse of the theory of evolution to justify and legitimate the global spread of computers, and the ecological and cultural implications of unmooring knowledge from its local contexts as it is digitized, commodified, and packaged for global consumption. He also suggests ways that educators can help us think more critically about technology. Let Them Eat Datais essential reading if we are to begin democratizing technological decisions, conserving true cultural diversity and intergenerational forms of knowledge, and living within the limits and possibilities of the earth’s natural systems.

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Living Waters - Nick Romanowski
Call Number: E-Book
ISBN: 9780643107564
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Wetlands are often seen as the ultimate symbol of beauty and tranquillity, their clear waters sheltering mysterious animals in a world where change is gentle and slow, from dragonflies skimming above their own reflections to the fishes glimpsed briefly below. Yet Australian wetlands are among the most varied and changeable habitats found anywhere, and the many creatures that live out their lives in and around water are superbly adapted to some of the most unpredictable ecosystems in the world. This book follows the diverse common themes and patterns that link inland waters from Tasmania to the tropics. It shows how cycles of change, the ways that different wetland animals travel through and between wetlands, and the interactions of the animals themselves create an ever-changing ecological kaleidoscope.

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Reimagining Global Health - Paul Farmer (Editor); Jim Kim (Editor); Matthew Basilico (Editor); Arthur Kleinman (Editor)
Call Number: E-Book
ISBN: 9780520954632
Publication Date: 2013-09-07
Bringing together the experience, perspective and expertise of Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Arthur Kleinman, Reimagining Global Health provides an original, compelling introduction to the field of global health. Drawn from a Harvard course developed by their student Matthew Basilico, this work provides an accessible and engaging framework for the study of global health. Insisting on an approach that is historically deep and geographically broad, the authors underline the importance of a transdisciplinary approach, and offer a highly readable distillation of several historical and ethnographic perspectives of contemporary global health problems. The case studies presented throughout Reimagining Global Health bring together ethnographic, theoretical, and historical perspectives into a wholly new and exciting investigation of global health. The interdisciplinary approach outlined in this text should prove useful not only in schools of public health, nursing, and medicine, but also in undergraduate and graduate classes in anthropology, sociology, political economy, and history, among others.

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