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FEATURED BOOK - Psychology
Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be by
Call Number: BF337.B74 G65 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Do you ever find that you are not the patient, compassionate problem solver you believe yourself to be? Are you surprised at how irritated or flustered the normally unflappable you becomes in the presence of a specific colleague at work? Have you ever felt your temper accelerate from zero to sixty when another driver cuts you off in traffic?
In his powerful new book, bestselling author and world-renowned executive coach Marshall Goldsmith examines the environmental and psychological triggers that can derail us at work and in life. Filled with revealing and illuminating stories from his work with some of the most successful chief executives and power brokers in the business world, Goldsmith offers a personal playbook on how to achieve change in our lives, make it stick, and become the person we want to be.
DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE and NATIONAL SECURITY
The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man
Call Number: JF1525.W45 H37 2014b
In a tour de force of investigative journalism that reads like a spy novel, award-winning Guardian reporter Luke Harding tells Snowden’s astonishing story—from the day he left his glamorous girlfriend in Honolulu carrying a hard drive full of secrets, to the weeks of his secret-spilling in Hong Kong, to his battle for asylum and his exile in Moscow.
Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America's Stealth Warfare
Call Number: JK468.S4 H67 2015
In lucid and chilling detail, journalist and lawyer Scott Horton shows how secrecy has changed the way America functions. This book explores the most important national security debates of our time, including the legal and moral issues surrounding the turn to private security contractors, the sweeping surveillance methods of intelligence agencies, and the use of robotic weapons such as drones.
LANGUAGE and LITERATURE
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by
Call Number: PR1583 .H43 2001
Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother.
Call Number: PT2617.E85 S513 2000
This classic of twentieth-century literature chronicles the spiritual evolution of a man living in India at the time of the Buddha- a spiritual journey that has inspired generations of readers. Here is a fresh translation from Sherab Chö dzin Kohn, a gifted translator and longtime student of Buddhism and Eastern philosophy.
The Metamorphosis by
Call Number: PT2621.A26 V426133 2013
A harrowing--though absurdly comic--meditation on human feelings of inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction. This Modern Library edition collects Stanley Corngold's acclaimed English translation--long hailed as the gold standard by scholars and general readers alike...
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Soul Healing Miracles
Call Number: BL1923 .S46 2013
Subtitle: Ancient and New Sacred Wisdom, Knowledge, and Practical Techniques for Healing the Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, and Physical Bodies
As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen
Call Number: BX9750.S48 M665713 2009
A best-seller in his native Korea, the book, now translated into English, gives Western readers an opportunity to learn more about a man, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon (founder of The Washington Times), whose deeds and goals have been the subject of international attention for decades.
Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup
Call Number: DS318.6 .D42 2012
The Economist’s Tehran correspondent Christopher de Bellaigue brings to light the never-before-told full story of one of the great anti-colonial heroes of the twentieth century: Muhammad Mossadegh, the great Iranian leader whose untimely demise resulted in the Islamic Revolution of 1979, and a man who has been demonized, ridiculed, and misunderstood in the West while remaining an icon and an inspiration across the Middle East.
Ashoka: The Search for India's Lost Emperor
Call Number: DS451.5 .A218 2012b
Through his third century BCE quest to govern the Indian subcontinent by moral force alone, Ashoka transformed Buddhism from a minor sect into a major world religion. His bold experiment ended in tragedy, and in the tumult that followed the historical record was cleansed so effectively that his name was largely forgotten for almost two thousand years.
Shadow War: The Untold Story of Jihad in Kashmir
Call Number: DS485.K27 J354 2009
Having interviewed nearly a thousand militants in war-torn Kashmir, Arif Jamal presents a news-breaking account of Pakistan's secret battles with India. From the early 1980s, when the Kashmiri conflict lurked in the background of the CIA's proxy war in Afghanistan, to the eruption of insurgent violence in 1988, to recent Kashmiri connections to terrorist financing and training, Jamal brings much to light.
Portraits of Pride II - Chinese-American Legacies - First 160 Years in America
Call Number: F870.C5 P67 2011
This volume offers biographical sketches of more than 30 notable Chinese Americans including Olympic skater Michelle Kwan; historian Iris Chang; award-winning architect I.M. Pei; artist and designer Maya Ying Lin; classical cellist virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma; Oscar-winning cinematographer James Wong Howe; inventor and entrepreneur An Wang; "the first lady of physics," C.S. Wu -- in addition to many unsung heroes of Chinese descent.
Beginning T'ai Chi
Call Number: GV504 .D36 1994
More than a martial art, T'ai Chi is a holistic method of self-healing, a form of moving meditation and a philosophical way of life. Health, relaxation, and self-defense are but a few of the many reasons cited for practicing this traditional exercise, which was created by a Taoist sage eight centuries ago.
The Art of Aging: A Doctor's Prescription for Well-Being
Call Number: HQ1061 .N92 2007
Melding a scientist’s passion for truth with a humanist’s understanding of the heart and soul, Sherwin Nuland has created a wise, frank, and inspiring book about the ultimate stage of life’s journey.
Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
Call Number: HV6432 .R56 2014
In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden costs of that war: from squandered and stolen dollars, to outrageous abuses of power, to wars on normalcy, decency, and truth. In the name of fighting terrorism, our government has done things every bit as shameful as its historic wartime abuses — and until this book, it has worked very hard to cover them up.
Climate Change Reconsidered: 2011 Interim Report
Call Number: QC981.8.G56 I382 2011
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), already under severe criticism for violating the requirements of academic peer review and relying on secondary sources, comes under attack again in a new book co-produced by three nonprofit research organizations.
Surveying with Construction Applications
Call Number: TA625 .K38 2015
This book will help surveyors master all the modern skills, techniques, and technologies they need to work effectively with construction professionals and engineers.
Welding: Principles and Applications, 6th Ed.
Call Number: TS227 .J418 2008
This newly updated edition features tight shots of actual welds to speed beginners to an understanding of a variety of different welding processes used today. Moving quickly from basic concepts to the study of today's most complex welding technologies...
The Art of War by
Call Number: U101 .S95 2003
The Art of War is one of the most useful books ever written on leading with wisdom...a practical guide to achieving success by coming to a deeper understanding of the nature of conflict.
FEATURED BOOK - LOCAL
Honolulu Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific: 125 years of covers (1888-2013)
Call Number: NC974.4.H66 .N37 2013 (Hawaii Pacific)
"In 1888, Paradise of the Pacific (later Honolulu Magazine) was founded to advertise the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands, and for more than a century, it's done just that, using gorgeous photogrpahy, lush illustration and imaginative typography. Here, we collect some of the magazine's best covers, representing nearly every one of those 125 years. This is more than an art book; it's a history of Hawaii itself"--Dust jacket.
HAWAII PACIFIC COLLECTION
Pele, Volcano Goddess of Hawai'i
Call Number: BL2620.H3 N56 2011 (Hawaii Pacific)
This book is based on the English-language literature about Pele, including translations from Hawaiian and European languages. The first three chapters discuss the traditional literature and religion of Pele. Subsequent chapters discuss the ongoing belief in Pele in post-contact Hawai´i, including her manifestations, her ceremonies, her new roles, her alleged "curse" and her current religion.
Folktales of Hawaii by
Call Number: GR110.H38 P85 1995 (Hawaii Pacific)
Based on Pukui's and Green's work, edited by Martha Beckwith, published in "Hawaiian stories and wise sayings" (1923), "Folk-tales from Hawaii" (1928), and "The legend of Kawelo and other Hawaiian folk tales" (1936). In English and Hawaiian, with explanatory notes.
Voices of Wisdom: Hawaiian Elders Speak
Call Number: DU624.5 .H364 1999 (Hawaii Pacific)
Described by The Maui News as "a brilliant book of interviews with amazing photographs," this books explains Hawaiian culture through the lives of 24 Hawaiians, each an expert in some facet of Hawaiiana.
Aloha America: Hula Circuits through the U.S. Empire
Call Number: GV1796.H8 I43 2012 (Hawaii Pacific)
Aloha America reveals the role of hula in legitimating U.S. imperial ambitions in Hawai'i. Hula performers began touring throughout the continental United States and Europe in the late nineteenth century. These "hula circuits" introduced hula, and Hawaiians, to U.S. audiences, establishing an "imagined intimacy," a powerful fantasy that enabled Americans to possess their colony physically and symbolically.
Hawaiian Natural History, Ecology, and Evolution
Call Number: QH198.H3 Z54 2002 (Hawaii Pacific)
This work traces the natural history of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Topics covered include: island formation by plate tectonics; plant and animal evolution; flightless birds and their fossil sites, Polynesian migrational history; and the effects of humans and exotic animals on the environment.
Noni: The Complete Guide for Consumers And Growers
Call Number: QK495.R85 N45 2006 (Hawaii Pacific)
Noni: The Complete Guide for Consumers and Growers, is a full-color, how-to guide into the world of the tropical healing plant known as noni (Morinda citrifolia).
El Niño 1997-1998: The Climate Event of the Century
Call Number: E-BOOK
This book will cover the time span from the first indications of El Nino (May 1997) until its reversal (June 1998). The focus will be largely on the United States, where El Nino produced widespread changes in how the public perceives weather and in the accuracy of forecasts.
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