The library has purchased many new books so far this new year.  You can view a handful here along with partial descriptions or go here to see the full listing.  These books are on display in the library’s lobby.

Title:  Beer FAQ : all that’s left to know the world’s most popular adult beverage

Author:  Cioletti, Jeff  

(FAQ Lifestyle). Here is a no-nonsense guide to the world of beer, answering many burning questions about the diverse array of styles, ingredients, and international brewing and drinking traditions that drive the world’s most popular beverage. Beer FAQ features insight not only on how it’s made, but how it makes the journey from the brew house …

Title:  The construction of whiteness : an interdisciplinary analysis of race formation and the meaning of a white identity


Author: 
Middleton, Stephen  

This volume collects interdisciplinary essays that examine the crucial intersection between whiteness as a privileged racial category and the various material practices (social, cultural, political, and economic) that undergird white ideological influence in America. In truth, the need to examine whiteness as a problem has rarely been grasp …

Title:  Girl in snow : a novel

Author:  Kukafka, Danya  

** NATIONAL BESTSELLER ** “From its startling opening line right through to its stunning conclusion, Girl in Snow is a perfectly paced and tautly plotted thriller. Danya Kukafka’s misfit characters are richly drawn, her prose is both elegant and eerie–this is an incredibly accomplished debut.” –Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times best …

Title:  A history of medicine in 50 objects

Author:  Paul, Gill

Praise for A History of Music in 50 Instruments , also in this series: “Wilkinson’s history unfolds like a symphonic work with instrument makers, composers and virtuosic performers picking up these incredible creations and exposing their beauty and capability. To open it up is to be instantly hooked.” — Publishers Weekly …


 

Title:  In defense of housing : the politics of crisis

Author:  Madden, David J.

In every major city in the world there is a housing crisis. How did this happen and what can we do about it? Everyone needs and deserves housing. But today our homes are being transformed into commodities, making the inequalities of the city ever more acute. Pro fit has become more important than social need. The poor are forced to p …

 

Title:  Intimate matters : a history of sexuality in America Third edition.

Author:  D’Emilio, John.  

As the first full-length study of the history of sexuality in America, Intimate Matters offered trenchant insights into the sexual behavior of Americans from colonial times to the present. Now, twenty-five years after its first publication, this groundbreaking classic is back in a crucial and updated third edition. With new and extended chapte …

 

Title:  Investigating the president : congressional checks on presidential politics

Author:  Kriner, Douglas L. 

Although congressional investigations have provided some of the most dramatic moments in American political history, they have often been dismissed as mere political theater. But these investigations are far more than grandstanding. Investigating the President shows that congressional investigations are a powerful tool for members of Congre …

Title:  Mindfulness

Author:   

The benefits of mindfulness include better performance, heightened creativity, deeper self-awareness, and increased charisma–not to mention greater peace of mind. This book gives you practical steps for building a sense of presence into your daily work routine. It also explains the science behind mindfulness and why it works and give …

Title:  A practical guide to museum ethics

Author:  Yerkovich, Sally 

Are your collections up for grabs? Does the spouse of one of your trustees have too much to say about developing the exhibition schedule? How much is too much public participation? Where does a curator’s authority begin and end? With money increasingly difficult to raise, is a museum more likely to accede to potential funders’ demands even whe …

 

Title:  Uberworked and underpaid : how workers are disrupting the digital economy

Author:  Scholz, Trebor 

This book is about the rise of digital labor. Companies like Uber and Amazon Mechanical Turk promise autonomy, choice, and flexibility. One of network culture’s toughest critics, Trebor Scholz chronicles the work of workers in the “sharing economy,” and the free labor on sites like Facebook, to take these myths apart. In this rich, ac …