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Japan: History and Culture from Classical to Cool by
Call Number: DS806 .S83 2018
Japan: History and Culture from Classical to Cool provides a historical account of Japan's elite and popular cultures from pre-modern to modern periods. Drawing on the most up-to-date scholarship across numerous disciplines, Nancy K. Stalker presents the key historical themes, cultural trends, and religious developments throughout Japanese history. Focusing on everyday life and ordinary consumption, this is the first textbook of its kind to explore both imperial and colonial culture and offer expanded content on issues pertaining to gender and sexuality. Organized into fourteen chronological and thematic chapters, this text explores some of the most notable and engaging aspects of Japanese life and is well suited for undergraduate classroom use.
Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by
Call Number: GB459.4 .R86 2019
*FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE IN GENERAL NONFICTION*
Hailed as "deeply felt" (New York Times), "a revelation" (Pacific Standard), and "the book on climate change and sea levels that was missing" (Chicago Tribune), Rising is both a highly original work of lyric reportage and a haunting meditation on how to let go of the places we love. With every passing day, and every record-breaking hurricane, it grows clearer that climate change is neither imagined nor distant--and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways. In Rising, Elizabeth Rush guides readers through some of the places where this change has been most dramatic, from the Gulf Coast to Miami, and from New York City to the Bay Area. For many of the plants, animals, and humans in these places, the options are stark: retreat or perish in place.
Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work by
Call Number: HD5854.2.U6 K47 2018
The full-time job is disappearing--is landing the right gig the new American Dream? One in three American workers is now a freelancer. This "gig economy"--one that provides neither the guarantee of steady hours nor benefits--emerged out of the digital era and has revolutionized the way we do business. High-profile tech start-ups such as Uber and Airbnb are constantly making headlines for the disruption they cause to the industries they overturn. But what are the effects of this disruption, from Wall Street down to Main Street? What challenges do employees and job-seekers face at every level of professional experience? In the tradition of the great business narratives of our time,Gigged offers deeply-sourced, up-close-and-personal accounts of our new economy.
Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving by
Call Number: HQ759.48 .C65 2019
A moving, cross-national account of working mothers' daily lives--and the revolution in public policy and culture needed to improve them The work-family conflict that mothers experience today is a national crisis. Women struggle to balance breadwinning with the bulk of parenting, and stress is constant. Social policies don't help. Of all Western industrialized countries, the United States ranks dead last for supportive work-family policies: No federal paid parental leave. The highest gender wage gap. No minimum standard for vacation and sick days. The highest maternal and child poverty rates. Can American women look to European policies for solutions? Making Motherhood Work draws on interviews that sociologist Caitlyn Collins conducted over five years with 135 middle-class working mothers in Sweden, Germany, Italy, and the United States.
The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by
Call Number: LB1573.5 .G87 2019
A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another, transforming the simple stuff of a book, a voice, and a bit of time into complex and powerful fuel for the heart, brain, and imagination. Grounded in the latest neuroscience and behavioral research, and drawing widely from literature, The Enchanted Hour explains the dazzling cognitive and social-emotional benefits that await children, whatever their class, nationality or family background. But it’s not just about bedtime stories for little kids: Reading aloud consoles, uplifts and invigorates at every age, deepening the intellectual lives and emotional well-being of teenagers and adults, too.
Meghan Cox Gurdon argues that this ancient practice is a fast-working antidote to the fractured attention spans, atomized families and unfulfilling ephemera of the tech era, helping to replenish what our devices are leaching away.
Europe: A Natural History by
Call Number: QH21.E85 F53 2019
World-renowned scientist, explorer, and conservationist Tim Flannery applies the eloquent interdisciplinary approach he used in his ecological histories of Australia and North America to the story of Europe. He begins 100 million years ago, when the continents of Asia, North America, and Africa interacted to create an island archipelago that would later become the Europe we know today. It was on these ancient tropical lands that the first distinctly European organisms evolved. Flannery teaches us about Europe's midwife toad, which has endured since the continent's beginning, while elephants, crocodiles, and giant sharks have come and gone. He explores the monumental changes wrought by the devastating comet strike and shows how rapid atmospheric shifts transformed the European archipelago into a single landmass during the Eocene...
Classical Philosophy in a Nutshell by
Call Number: B171 .M66 2018
Filled with helpful diagrams and simple summaries of complex theories, this essential introduction brings the great ideas of antiquity to everyone.
A New Humanism: The University Addresses of Daisaku Ikeda by
Call Number: BQ4570.H8 I3713 1996
Ikeda has worked for decades to bring the message of Buddhism to people the world over. This volume is a collection of speeches delivered at 18 universities, including UCLA, Moscow State University, and Harvard. Ikeda speaks on many topics, but his main themes are thoughts on human civilization; its mainfestations in education, literature, and art; and the search for a lasting peace for humanity.
A History of Medieval Heresy and Inquisition by
Call Number: BR163 .D43 2011
This concise and balanced survey of heresy and inquisition in the Middle Ages examines the dynamic interplay between competing medieval notions of Christian observance, tracing the escalating confrontations between piety, reform, dissent, and Church authority between 1100 and 1500.
Europe after Rome: A New Cultural History 500-1000 by
Call Number: D121 .S67 2005
This is the first single-author study in over fifty years to offer an integrated appraisal of the early Middle Ages as a dynamic and formative period in European history. Written in an attractive and accessible style, it makes extensive use of original sources to introduce early medieval menand women at all levels of society from slave to emperor, and allows them to speak to the reader in their own words.
Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq by
Call Number: E744 .K49 2006
In Overthrow, Stephen Kinzer tells the stories of the audacious politicians, spies, military commanders, and business executives who took it upon themselves to depose monarchs, presidents, and prime ministers. He also shows that the U.S. government has often pursued these operations without understanding the countries involved; as a result, many of them have had disastrous long-term consequences.
All in Startup: Launching a New Idea When Everything is on the Line by
Call Number: HB615 .K355 2014
All In Startup demonstrates why four counterintuitive principles separate successful entrepreneurs from the wanna-preneurs who bounce from idea to idea, unable to generate real revenue. You will likely get only one opportunity in your life to go "all in" in on an idea: to quit your job, talk your spouse into letting you drain the savings account, and follow your dream. All In Startup will prepare you for that "all in" moment and make sure that you push your chips into the middle only when the odds are in your favor.
The New Age of Innovation: Driving Cocreated Value Through Global Networks by
Call Number: HD30.28 .P73 2008
From the greatest minds in business today comes a groundbreaking new blueprint for executing the next stage of customer-created value. C.K. Prahalad, the world's premier business thinker, and IT scholar M.S. Krishnan unveil the critical missing link in connecting strategy to execution--building organizational capabilities that allow companies to achieve and sustain continuous change and innovation.
Excuse Me: The Survival Guide to Modern Business Etiquette by
Call Number: HF5387 .T476 2017
In today's workplace, manners matter more than ever. With an increasing amount of open-plan workplaces and constant connectivity, the chances of unintentionally annoying or offending others is growing exponentially.Merging classic rules of behavior with new realities of modern business, Excuse Me spotlights dozens of puzzling situations, with suggestions for bridging divides.
The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking by
Call Number: HG1710 .A46 2018
The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of Bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications. While Bitcoin is a new invention of the digital age, the problem it purports to solve is as old as human society itself: transferring value across time and space.
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by
Call Number: HT1521 .D486 201
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and "allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to 'bad people' (Claudia Rankine).
The Littlest Learners: Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten by
Call Number: LB1139.5.R43 R64 2017
The Littlest Learners connects the most recent research on emergent literacy, the skills necessary to become a reader and concrete activities that parents and caregivers can do to maximize their child's reading readiness. The book is divided into 5 activities: 1) talking with young children 2) reading with young children 3) playing with young children 4) exploring the world with young children 5) technology tips for young children.
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