Archive for March, 2007

Stedman’s Medical Dictionary

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

125332371.gifReference Collection R121 .S8 2006

Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, 28th Edition, has been thoroughly reviewed and updated by consultants from all the major medical and health science specialities. New consultants were added to this edition covering the specialities of Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, and Rheumatology. Enhancements such as these make this dictionary the most reliable, must-have resource available for healthcare. (, from the publisher)

Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

7421640.gifby Claire Kehrwald Cook

General Collection PE1441 .C66 1985

The essential guide for all writers. With over 700 examples of original and edited sentences, this book provides information about editing techniques, grammar, and usage for every writer from the student to the published author. (, from the publisher)

Nursing Excellence for Children and Families

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

110602602.gifby Martha Craft-Rosenberg and Marilyn J. Krajicek

General Collection RJ245 .N876 2006

Written by nationally recognized experts, this book provides the gold standard of nursing care for infants, children, and families, including implications for children and families. Through systematic consensus building led by the American Academy of Nursing’s Child Family Expert Panel over a 4-year period, leaders of 12 nursing organizations have used their own organizational standards to identify the core elements required for successful nursing excellence. (, from the publisher)

Introduction to Language Development

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

10521126.gifby Scott McLaughlin

General Collection P118 .M393 2006

Introduction to Language Development (2nd Ed.) continues to provide the foundational information necessary for understanding the factors related to language development across the lifespan. Principles related to the fundamental domains – the neuromotor, social, cognitive, and behavioral changes – that drive language development and their interactions are described. This text is intended to present information in a manner that is clear, concise, and reader-friendly. Fundamental concepts are presented through understandable text, relevant illustrations, straightforward tables, and bulleted reviews. (, from the publisher)

Lie Detectors: The History of an American Obsession

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

12425881.gifby Ken Alder

General Collection HV8078 .A53 2007

Lie detectors (or polygraphs, for sticklers) combine two American obsessions: our search for truth and our native love of gadgetry. Ken Adler, who last regaled us with a history of the meter (The Measure of All Things), returns with a social history of the astonishing rise and fall of fib-finding devices. Lie detectors, or cardio-pneumo-psychographs, were first developed in 1921 by John Larson, a policeman with a doctorate in physiology. The invention might have languished had it not been improved by multi-talented inventor Leonarde Keeler and arduously championed by Berkeley police chief August Vollmer. With telling (and often amusing) detail, Adler recounts how fierce jealousy erupted among these pioneers and describes the sadly flawed record of “truth machines.” (

Windows Vista: The Missing Manual

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

12533237.gifby David Pogue

General Collection QA76.76 .O63 P63525 2007

Early reports on Windows Vista are encouraging: Those who have seen it applaud Vista’s gorgeous, glass-like visual overhaul; its superior searching and organization tools; its multimedia and collaboration suite; and above all, the massive, top-to-bottom security-shield overhaul. Developers are thumbs up on the flexible and powerful features that will let them build the next generation of Windows applications. Overall, there’s scarcely a single corner of the traditional Windows that hasn’t been tweaked, overhauled, or replaced entirely.
The bottom line is that when Windows Vista hits, there’ll be a whole lotta head-scratching goin’ on-starting with which of the five versions of Vista you’ve got at home.
Thankfully, Windows Vista: The Missing Manual will be right there when Vista hits the streets-a single book that offers coverage of all five Vista versions. Like its predecessors, this book from New York Times columnist, bestselling author, and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue illuminates its subject with technical insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners, veteran standalone PC users, and those who know their way around a network. Readers will learn how to: Navigate the desktop, including the fast, powerful and fully integrated desktop search function Use the Media Center to record TV and radio, present photos, play music, and record any of the above to DVD Chat, videoconference, and breeze the Web with the vastly improved Internet Explorer 7 tabbed browser, build a network for file sharing, set up workgroups, and connect from the road and much more, including Vista’s beefed up security.
This jargon-free book explains Vista’s features so clearly-revealing which work well and which don’t – that it should have been in the box in the first place. (, from the  publisher)

How to Raise Kids you want to Keep

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

11038010.gifby Jerry R. Day

General Collection HQ770.4 .D30 2007

A daily challenge for today’s parents is incorporating positive discipline techniques and practices that put an end to temper tantrums, defiance and meltdowns. Dr. Jerry Day helps parents develop practical methods that teach children a fundamental attribute: how to willingly live under authority. His successful methods are based on four key principles that parents must instill in their relationships with their youngsters:

1. Tolerance and Acceptance

2. Respect and Admiration

3. Fun

4. Communication

The clear guidance and real-life success stories that distinguish How to Raise Kids You Want to Keep will help end, once and for all, the constant tug-of-war between parent and child. (, from the publisher)