This is the "September 2014" page of the "E-Books - New and Noteworthy" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

E-Books - New and Noteworthy   Tags: books, e-books, library_resources, media  

Here are some new arrivals in our ebrary e-book collection!
Last Updated: Sep 2, 2014 URL: http://research.lesley.edu/e-books Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

September 2014 Print Page
  Search: 
 
 

Want to borrow an E-Reader Device?

New at Sherrill Library and

AIB Library!!!

Check them out here.

Find more e-books

  • ACLS Humanities E-Books
    Humanities E-Book is a digital collection of over 1,700 full-text titles offered by the ACLS in collaboration with twelve learned societies, nearly 95 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office.
  • ebrary Academic E-books
    Lesley University Library patrons have access to over 38,000 e-books from ebrary.
  • EBSCO e-Books
    There are more than 7500 titles in this collection, formerly called netLibrary.
  • PsycBOOKS
    From the American Psychological Association (APA), is a database of more than 21,000 chapters in PDF from over 1,500 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers. It also includes over 740 classic books of landmark historical impact in psycho

About the Author

Profile Image
Marilyn Geller
Logo - FacebookLogo - LinkedIn
Contact Info
Collection Management Librarian
Lesley University Library
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: 617-349-8859
Send Email
 

A Sampling of New Titles from ebrary

Cover Art
Depths - Jonathan Rottenberg
Call Number: E-Book
ISBN: 9780465069736
Publication Date: 2014-02-11
Why are we losing the fight against depression? In this groundbreaking work, psychologist Jonathan Rottenberg explains that despite advances in pharmaceutical science, progress has been hampered by our fundamental misunderstanding of depression as a psychological or chemical defect. Instead, Rottenberg introduces a surprising alternative: that depression is a particularly severe outgrowth of our natural capacity for emotion; it is a low mood gone haywire. Drawing on recent developments in the science of mood—and his own harrowing depressive experience as a young adult—Rottenberg explains depression in evolutionary terms, showing how its dark pull arises from adaptations that evolved to help our ancestors ensure their survival. Weaving together experimental and epidemiological research, clinical observations, and the voices of people who have struggled with depression, The Depths offers a bold new account of why depression endures—and points the way toward new paths for treatment.

Cover Art
Global Public Sphere - Ingrid Volkmer
Call Number: E-Book
ISBN: 9780745676500
Publication Date: 2014-07-17
Over the last several years, the debate about publics seems to have newly emerged. This debate critically reflects the Habermasian ideal of a (national) public sphere in a transnational context. However, it seems that the issue of a reconstruction of a global public sphere is more complex. In this brilliant and provocative book, Ingrid Volkmer argues that a reflective approach of globalization is required in order to identify and deconstruct key strata of deliberate public discourse in supra- and subnational societal formations. This construction helps to understand the new processes of legitimacy at the beginning of the 21st century in which the traditional conception of a 'public' and its role as a legitimizing force are being challenged and transformed. The book unfolds this key phenomenon of global deliberate interconnectedness as a discursive and negotiated dimension within 'reflective' globalization, i.e. continuously constituting, maintaining and refining the 'life' of the global public and conceptualizes a global public sphere. Offering insightful case studies to illustrate this new theory of the global public sphere, the book will be essential reading for students and scholars of media and communication studies , and social and political theory.

Cover Art
Nature's Music - Peter Marler; Hans Willem Slabbekoorn
Call Number: E-Book
ISBN: 9780080473550
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
The voices of birds have always been a source of fascination. Nature's Music brings together some of the world's experts on birdsong, to review the advances that have taken place in our understanding of how and why birds sing, what their songs and calls mean, and how they have evolved. All contributors have strived to speak, not only to fellow experts, but also to the general reader. The result is a book of readable science, richly illustrated with recordings and pictures of the sounds of birds. Bird song is much more than just one behaviour of a single, particular group of organisms. It is a model for the study of a wide variety of animal behaviour systems, ecological, evolutionary and neurobiological. Bird song sits at the intersection of breeding, social and cognitive behaviour and ecology. As such interest in this book will extend far beyond the purely ornithological - to behavioural ecologists psychologists and neurobiologists of all kinds.

Cover Art
Participatory Mapping - Jean-Christophe Plantin
Call Number: E-Book
ISBN: 9781118966938
Publication Date: 2014-07-09
This book is intended for applications of online digital mapping, called mashups (or composite application), and to analyze the mapping practices in online socio-technical controversies. The hypothesis put forward is that the ability to create an online map accompanies the formation of online audience and provides support for a position in a debate on the Web. The first part provides a study of the map: - a combination of map and statistical reason - crosses between map theories and CIS theories - recent developments in scanning the map, from Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Web map. The second part is based on a corpus of twenty "mashup" maps, and offers a techno-semiotic analysis highlighting the "thickness of the mediation" they are in a process of communication on the Web. Map as a device to "make do" is thus replaced through these stages of creation, ranging from digital data in their viewing, before describing the construction of the map as a tool for visual evidence in public debates, and ending with an analysis of the delegation action against Internet users. The third section provides an analysis of these mapping practices in the case study of the controversy over nuclear radiation following the accident at the Fukushima plant on March 11, 2011. Techno-semiotic method applied to this corpus of radiation map is supplemented by an analysis of web graphs, derived from "digital methods" and graph theory, accompanying the analysis of the previous steps maps (creating Geiger data or retrieving files online), but also their movement, once maps are made.

Description

Loading  Loading...

Tip