Archive for May, 2008

Global Warming

Friday, May 30, 2008

By Kelly Knauer
The editors of Time carefully explore the science of global warming, the debate over why our climate is changing, and what it means for the future of our energy sources, of our cities, and of the generations to come. Spectacular images capture the plight of Planet Earth from the polar ice caps to equatorial rainforests and highlight the world’s most endangered creatures. (Description from Call number: QC981.8 .G56 .G55 2007


How College Affects Students: a third decade of research

Friday, May 30, 2008

By Ernest T. Pascarella and Patrick T. Terenzini
For those involved in academia or soon to be administrators, Pascarella (higher education, U. of Iowa) and Terenzini (Center for the Study of Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University) present the second volume of their extensive research on the effect college has on students. The authors review the previous volume’s findings in 1991, and discuss theories about student change. They explain the six questions asked for each category of change, which includes cognitive development and skills, ability, and growth. Psychosocial growth is investigated, in terms of attitudes, identity, social and political perspectives, religion, morals, economics, motivation and goals, and career. They end with an analysis of how college affects quality of life. (Description from Call number: LA229 .P34 2005

Phlebotomy Essentials

Friday, May 30, 2008

By Ruth E. McCall and Cathee M. Tankersley
Thoroughly updated and enhanced by new print and electronic ancillaries, this full-color text provides accurate, practical information and instruction on phlebotomy procedures with a comprehensive background in theory and principles. Reflecting current CLSI guidelines, NAACLS competencies, and federal regulations, this Fourth Edition includes updated information on safety issues and equipment, laboratory information systems and instrumentation, legal issues, and diagnostic tests. This edition also includes caution notes identifying dangerous practices and problem areas.

An accompanying CD-ROM includes clinical procedures videos, animations, electronic flashcards, and a glossary with audio pronunciations. Other ancillaries include a new companion Workbook, an Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM, and online resources at thePoint. (Description from Call number: RB45.15 .M33 2008

Picture Yourself Learning American Sign Language, Level 1

Friday, May 30, 2008

By Janna M. Sweenie and David W. Boles
“Picture Yourself Learning American Sign Language, Level 1” makes learning to sign fun and easy, providing the building blocks to help you master your comprehension of American Sign Language (ASL) at the beginner level. Using a whole-body approach to signing, you’ll learn to convey context and meaning on a dynamic level involving both facial expressions and HandShapes. The book begins by teaching you 10 facial expressions, 16 unique HandShapes, and signs to convey time, space, and location. You’ll then be introduced to the revolutionary “Pick and Say Rubric” that incorporates 90 vocabulary words with a sentence pattern. Each part of the sentence is assigned a color-red for time, green for nouns, and blue for actions. The rubric makes learning proper sentence structure fun and engaging, and simple sentences can be built upon with the addition of individual vocabulary words. “Picture Yourself Learning American Sign Language, Level 1” is filled with full-color photographs that illustrate proper HandShapes formation, and an accompanying DVD that demonstrates the correct way to form words and sentences, making learning to sign simple and enjoyable. (Description from Call number: HV2476.4 .S94 2008

Adobe Acrobat 8 PDF Bible

Friday, May 30, 2008

By Tad Padova
Why do readers turn to the Adobe Acrobat Bible again and again? Because whether you’re already experienced with Adobe Acrobat or you’re learning to use this powerful tool for the first time, you’ll find exactly what you need to know in these well-organized pages. Packed with helpful tips and step-by-step instructions, this latest edition will guide you through both basic and advanced features, enabling you to take full advantage of everything Acrobat 8 has to offer.

* Create, collect, and distribute forms with LiveCycle® Designer
* Work seamlessly with Microsoft® Office applications
* Convert AutoCAD® and Visio® files to PDF
* Discover new ways to edit PDFs and remove sensitive data
* Explore enhanced Shared Reviews tools with easy-to-use Wizard
* Collect form data by exporting it directly to Microsoft Excel®
* Combine files and create PDF Packages using new Acrobat 8 tools
(Description from Call number: QA76.9 .F48 .P335 2007

Berry & Kohn’s Operating Room Technique 11th ed.

Friday, May 30, 2008

By Nancymarie Phillips
For 50 years, Berry & Kohn’s Operating Room Technique has been the text of choice for understanding basic surgical principles and techniques. Berry & Kohn’s enjoys continued success in both educational and professional markets because of its readability, accuracy, clarity, and comprehensiveness. It covers the “nuts and bolts” of surgical techniques in a step-by-step format that enables learners to effectively apply basic principles to clinical practice. The eleventh edition features an engaging full-color design, a new chapter on spinal surgery, new Patient and Team Safety boxes, unique perioperative flash cards, expanded teaching supplements for instructors, and much more. (Description from Call number: RD32.3 .B4 2007

Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits

Friday, May 30, 2008

By Roland E. Thomas
Improving upon its widely-acclaimed design coverage, the second edition of this text provides even greater design emphasis, with new open-ended design problems and a focus on evaluating design alternatives. Innovative pedagogy helps readers comprehend the basics; synthesize concepts from multiple chapter topics; design and evaluate circuit stages (or building blocks); and ultimately, design and evaluate complete circuits by integrating the concepts learned throughout the chapters. (Description from Call number: TK454 T466 2006

Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 with ASP, Coldfusion, and PHP: Training from the Source

Friday, May 30, 2008

By Bob Flynn
Designed for intermediate Web designers and developers with no previous experience with programming or server-side technology. Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 with ASP, ColdFusion and PHP: Training from the Source has been fully-updated, not just for the latest version of Dreamweaver but for today’s Web. It’s now standards–compliant, with a site created using one of Dreamweaver’s brand-new CSS templates, that includes Ajax elements in the dynamic site design. Users ready to take the next step and make their Web sites interactive will find the same easy-to-read, logical, well-constructed projects, but with a site based on the latest Web technology. (Description from Call number: TK5105.885 D74 B358 2007

Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume

Friday, May 30, 2008

By Jennifer O’Connell
Whether laughing to tears reading Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great or clamoring for more unmistakable “me too!” moments in Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, girls all over the world have been touched by Judy Blume’s poignant coming-of-age stories. Now, in this anthology of essays, twenty-four notable female authors write straight from the heart about the unforgettable novels that left an indelible mark on their childhoods and still influence them today. After growing up from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing into Smart Women, these writers pay tribute, through their reflections and most cherished memories, to one of the most beloved authors of all time. (Description from Call number: PS3552 L483 Z65 2007

Designer’s Guide to Color

Friday, May 30, 2008

By Jeannne Allan
For designers of all stripes, here are all five volumes of this ever-popular (over half a million sold in the series), ever-reliable color reference series back in print and in a new boxed set that brings them together for the first time. A dependable and indispensable tool that has withstood the test of time in a digital age, no design library would be complete without this enduring collection. Each volume contains more than 1000 color combinations for anyone making decisions about color. Volume one presents innovative color combinations, volume two is concerned with brightness, volume three with pattern, volume four with tone, and volume five with the ways in which color combinations can be used to represent emotion. This is the definitive collection of the original color combining guides. (Description from Call number: ND1488 D47 2007