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New Books: February 2023

by Elizabeth Jerow on 2023-02-03T16:24:00-06:00 | 0 Comments

Here are the new books the library added to our collection in the last month:

Cover ArtThe Icepick Surgeon by Sam Kean
Call Number: Q175.35 .K436 2021
ISBN: 9780316496506
Publication Date: 2021-07-13
Science is a force for good in the world--at least usually. But sometimes, when obsession gets the better of scientists, they twist a noble pursuit into something sinister. Under this spell, knowledge isn't everything, it's the only thing--no matter the cost. Bestselling author Sam Kean tells the true story of what happens when unfettered ambition pushes otherwise rational men and women to cross the line in the name of science, trampling ethical boundaries and often committing crimes in the process. The Icepick Surgeon masterfully guides the reader across two thousand years of history, beginning with Cleopatra's dark deeds in ancient Egypt. The book reveals the origins of much of modern science in the transatlantic slave trade of the 1700s, as well as Thomas Edison's mercenary support of the electric chair and the warped logic of the spies who infiltrated the Manhattan Project. But the sins of science aren't all safely buried in the past. Many of them, Kean reminds us, still affect us today. We can draw direct lines from the medical abuses of Tuskegee and Nazi Germany to current vaccine hesitancy, and connect icepick lobotomies from the 1950s to the contemporary failings of mental-health care. Kean even takes us into the future, when advanced computers and genetic engineering could unleash whole new ways to do one another wrong. Unflinching, and exhilarating to the last page, The Icepick Surgeon fuses the drama of scientific discovery with the illicit thrill of a true-crime tale. With his trademark wit and precision, Kean shows that, while science has done more good than harm in the world, rogue scientists do exist, and when we sacrifice morals for progress, we often end up with neither.
Cover ArtThe Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
Call Number: PR6104.A83298 G57 2020
ISBN: 1524746029
Publication Date: 2020-02-04
The unforgettable, inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her "louding voice" and speak up for herself, The Girl with the Louding Voice is a simultaneously heartbreaking and triumphant tale about the power of fighting for your dreams.  Despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her path, Adunni never loses sight of her goal of escaping the life of poverty she was born into so that she can build the future she chooses for herself - and help other girls like her do the same.  Her spirited determination to find joy and hope in even the most difficult circumstances imaginable will "break your heart and then put it back together again" (Jenna Bush Hager on The Today Show) even as Adunni shows us how one courageous young girl can inspire us all to reach for our dreams...and maybe even change the world.
Cover ArtChildren of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Call Number: PS3601.D49 C55 2018
ISBN: 1250170974
Publication Date: 2018-03-06
They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.
Cover ArtAn Hour Before Daylight by Jimmy Carter
Call Number: E873 .C36 2001
ISBN: 0743211995
Publication Date: 2001-10-16
In An Hour Before Daylight, Jimmy Carter, bestselling author of Living Faith and Sources of Strength, recreates his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm before the civil rights movement forever changed it and the country. Carter writes about the powerful rhythms of countryside and community in a sharecropping economy, offering an unforgettable portrait of his father, a brilliant farmer and a strict segregationist who treated black workers with respect and fairness; his strong-willed and well-read mother; and the five other people who shaped his early life, three of whom were black. Carter's clean and eloquent prose evokes a time when the cycles of life were predictable and simple and the rules were heartbreaking and complex. In his singular voice and with a novelist's gift for detail, Jimmy Carter creates a sensitive portrait of an era that shaped the nation and recounts a classic, American story of enduring importance.


Cover ArtHope and Glory by Jendella Benson
Call Number: PR6102.E6773 H67 2022
ISBN: 0063080575
Publication Date: 2022-04-19
Glory Akindele returns to London from her seemingly glamorous life in LA to mourn the sudden death of her father, only to find her previously close family has fallen apart in her absence. Her brother, Victor, is in jail and won't speak to her because she didn't come home for his trial. Her older sister, Faith, once a busy career woman, appears to have lost her independence and ambition, and is instead channeling her energies into holding together a perfect suburban family. Worst of all, their mother, Celeste, is headed toward a breakdown after the death of her husband and the shame of her son's incarceration. Rather than returning to America, Glory decides to stay and try to bring them all together again. It's a tall order given that Glory's life isn't exactly working out according to plan either, and she's acutely aware that she's not so sure who she is and what she wants. A chance reunion with a man she'd known in her teens--the perceptive but elusive Julian--gives her the courage to start questioning why her respectable but obsessively private Nigerian immigrant family is the way it is. But then Glory's questioning unearths a massive secret that shatters the family's fragile peace--and she risks losing everyone she deeply cares about in her pursuit of the truth and a reunited family.
Cover ArtSankofa by Chibundu Onuzo
Call Number: PR9387.9.O53548 S26 2021
ISBN: 1646220838
Publication Date: 2021-10-05
A woman wondering who she really is goes in search of a father she never knew--only to find something far more complicated than she ever expected--in this "stirring narrative about family, our capacity to change and the need to belong" (Time). Anna is at a stage of her life when she's beginning to wonder who she really is. In her 40s, she has separated from her husband, her daughter is all grown up, and her mother--the only parent who raised her--is dead. Searching through her mother's belongings one day, Anna finds clues about the African father she never knew. His student diaries chronicle his involvement in radical politics in 1970s London. Anna discovers that he eventually became the president--some would say dictator--of a small nation in West Africa. And he is still alive... When Anna decides to track her father down, a journey begins that is disarmingly moving, funny, and fascinating. Like the metaphorical bird that gives the novel its name, Sankofa expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present to address universal questions of race and belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for a family's hidden roots.   Examining freedom, prejudice, and personal and public inheritance, Sankofa is a story for anyone who has ever gone looking for a clear identity or home, and found something more complex in its place.
Cover ArtThe Job-Search Manual For International Students In The USA by Olevia Mccolm
Call Number: HD6276.5 .M33 2021
ISBN: 9798533721714
A job-search manual that gives career seekers a systematic, tech-savvy formula to efficiently and effectively target potential employers and secure the essential first interview. In this book, you will discover: -Why companies often resist hiring international students, and how you can motivate them to hire you. -Why international students spend too much time on cover letters and resumes. -What are the biggest mistakes international student job seekers make, and how to avoid them. -How to build professional relationships that will get you hired, and set you up for success.

More titles added to our list:

Title Author(s)/Editor(s) Call number
Agile adoption patterns: a roadmap to organizational success Amr Elssamadisy QA76.76 .D47 E42 2009
Introduction to Algorithms Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein QA76.6 .C662 2009
Software engineering & testing: An introduction B.B. Agarwal, S.P.Tayal, M. Gupta QA76.758 .A3945 2010
Architecture-centric software project management: A practical guide Daniel J. Paulish QA76.76 .D47 P378 2002
The art of software security assessment: Identifying and preventing software vulnerabilities Mark Dowd, John McDonald, Justin Schuh QA76.9 .A25 D75 2007
Some assembly required: Assembly language programming with the AVR microcontroller Timothy S. Margush TJ223 .P76 M36 2012
Computer Systems J. Stanley Warford QA76 .W2372 2017
The design and analysis of parallel algorithms Justin R. Smith QA76.58 .S62 1993
Digital design and computer architecture David Money Harris, Sarah L. Harris TK7868 .D5 H34 2013
Essentials of software engineering Frank Tsui, Orlando Karam QA76.758 .T78 2011
Lean-agile acceptance test-driven development: Better software through collaboration Ken Pugh QA76.76 .D47 P837 2011
Measuring and motivating maintenance programmers Jerome B. Landsbaum, Robert L. Glass QA76.76 .S64 L36 1992
The metrology handbook The Measurement Quality Division; ed. Jay Bucher T50 .M423 2004
Object-oriented and classical software engineering Stephen R. Schach QA76.758 .S318 2011
Operating system design: the Xinu approach Douglas Comer QA76.76 .O63 C65 2015
Operating systems: internals and design principles William Stallings QA76.77 .S73 2015
Secure software design Theodor Richardson, Charles N. Thies QA76.76 .D47 R537 2013
Security and usability: Designing secure systems that people can use ed. Lorrie Faith Cranor and Simson Garfinkel QA76.9 .A25 S3758 2005
The shape of actions: What humans and machines can do Harry Collins, Martin Kusch TA167 .C65 1998
Software engineering: Modern approaches Eric J. Braude, Michael E. Bernstein QA76.758 .B74 2011
Handbook of software quality assurance ed. G. Gordon Schulmeyer QA76.76 .Q35 H36 2008
Stochastic partial differential equations and related fields: In honor of Michael Rockner Andreas Eberle, Martin Grothaus, Walter Hoh, Moritz Kassmann, Wilhelm Stannat, Gerald Trutnau QA274.25 .E24 2018
Model for erosive wear John R. Wells TA417.6 .W45 1972
A study of transient flow through fixed orifices R.M. Stuntz TJ853 .S78 1972
A new theory for the contaminant sensitivity of fluid power pumps Leonard E. Bensch, Dr. E.C. Fitch TA357.5 .F58 .B46 1972
Development of a high density hydraulic power unit for active control wind tunnel models: for National Aeronautics and Space Administration Thomas J. Labus, John Hilaris TJ855 .L33 1977
Performance testing of the SB-XL hydraulic circuit : for Barber-Greene Corporation Mohammed S. Khan, Thomas J. Labus HD9705.5 .H93 .K43 1976
The Fourth Scandinavian International Conference on Fluid Power : Proceedings of the Conference, Tampere, Finland, September 26-29, 1995 Tampere University of Technology, Institute of Hydraulics and Automation TJ840 .S283 1995
Practical hydraulics Vickers INC TC160 .V53
Vickers industrial hydraulics manual answer book Vickers INC TJ843 .V53 1989 AB
The investigation of fluid flow through a control valve opening Sidney Carrol Miller TC177 .M55 1958
The design and operation of a hydraulic spool valve model Karl Nevelle Reid TC177 .R45 1958
Time-delay of various types of hydraulic reversing systems John Francis Gormley TC177 .G67 1959
Design Systems Handbook Marco Suarez, Jina Anne, Katie Sylor-Miller, Diana Mounter, Roy Stanfield TK5105.888 .S83 2019
Proposals for improving the characteristics of water hydraulic proportional valves using simulation and measurement Kari Koskinen TD485 .K67 1996
International workshop on trends in hydraulic and pneumatic components and systems International Federation of Automatic Control TA357 .I68 1994 (vol I & II)


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