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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by
Call Number: HC79.E5 K56 2015
"Forget everything you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it's not about carbon - it's about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better. In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth."
HISTORY - ASIA
The Iraq War, 2003-2011
Call Number: DS79.762 .I73 2012
This book represents eight years of effort in Iraq by American soldiers, sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, Department of Defense civilians, contractors, and coalition partners who have made the sacrifice. This historical volume is not meant to document every event that has taken place over the years, but to highlight the service and sacrifice of our military and coalition partners who have created opportunities for the Iraqi people.
Twilight over Burma: My Life as a Shan Princess
Call Number: DS530.8.S45 K937 1994
Biography of the Austrian woman who married the Prince of Hsipaw, a state in Burma's Shan mountains, describes their life and the tragic consequences of the 1962 military coup.
Also available as an E-BOOK
Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Call Number: DS763.63.C58 C43 2014
A New York Times Notable Book & an NPR Best Book of the Year. Cixi’s extraordinary reign saw the birth of modern China. Under her, the ancient country attained industries, railways, electricity, and a military with up-to-date weaponry. She abolished foot-binding, inaugurated women’s liberation, and embarked on a path to introduce voting rights. Packed with drama, this groundbreaking biography powerfully reforms our view of a crucial period in China’s—and the world’s—history.
Call Number: HM621 .C45 2015
iscusses celebrity culture, and includes commentary on if the culture is harmful, if activism is beneficial, how it affects other groups of people, and if the culture is changing. (Opposing Viewpoints series)
Master the Police Officer Exam
Call Number: HV8143 .R35 2015
5 full-length practice tests with answers and explanations for every question; up-to-date information on eligibility requirements, the screening process, and job qualifications; essential details on a sample fitness course as well as what to expect when attending the police academy.
Women, Law, and Social Control
Call Number: HV9950 .M47 2006
A collection of original articles written by leading scholars in the field that examines women as offenders, professionals, and victims. This integrated approach explores current issues – including the increase in women’s imprisonment rates, women as rape survivors, women who kill in abusive relationships, and women working within the criminal justice system–which illuminates the special sanctions women face today.
College Stress Solutions: Stress Management Techniques to Beat Anxiety, Make the Grade, Enjoy the Full College Experience
Call Number: LA229 .L83 2014
College Stress Solutions teaches you how to use simple exercises to overcome your anxiety and find success while at school. From completing assignments on a tight deadline to dealing with classmates to thinking about your future, this book gives you the tools and advice you need to feel more calm, relaxed, and motivated each and every day. With these easy yet effective solutions, you'll conquer any social or academic demand that comes your way as you work toward your degree.
Call Number: PR9199.4.T35 O34 2007
Odori is a novel that navigates through the glorious Ryukyuan Kingdom and the Golden Era of the Sho Dynasty, through bloody World War II Okinawa, and over parched prairies of Southern Alberta's Rainmaker Hills -- all the while exposing human sorrows, indignities, idiosyncrasies, failed faiths, splintered spirits, and an island culture so resilient, so embedded it becomes mythical.
Bob Miller's Math Prep for the COMPASS Exam
Call Number: QA39.3 .M54 2015
An easy to understand review that covers all the math skills tested on the exam. Step-by-step examples and topic-level quizzes reinforce knowledge as you study.
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Call Number: QE721.2.E97 K65 2015
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. In this book the author tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. She provides a moving account of the disappearances of various species occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up to Lyell and Darwin, and through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.
SketchUp 2014 for Dummies
Call Number: T353 .C5662 2014
This is a user-friendly guide to creating 3D models, adding textures, creating animated walkthroughs, and more, using one of the most popular 3D modeling programs on the market. Fully updated to align with the release of SketchUp, the book guides you through the interface, tools, techniques, and tricks in SketchUp and SketchUp Pro, on both Windows and Mac platforms.
Eating Korean in America: Gastronomic Ethnograhpy of Authenticity
Call Number: TX724.5.K65 R93 2015
The author explores the world of Korean food in four American locations, Iowa City, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Hawaii (Kona and Honolulu)...She analyzes the history and evolution of each dish, how it arrived and what it became...
Last Days in Vietnam by
Call Number: DVD 0367
Publication Date: 2015
In the final weeks of the Vietnam War, American servicemen and others begin the difficult mission of evacuating as many friends, family members and South Vietnamese collaborators as possible before Saigon falls to the North Vietnamese.
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History by
Call Number: DVD 038
Publication Date: 2014
Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962.
The Life of Muhammad by
Call Number: DVD 0369
Publication Date: 2013
In a journey that is both literal and historical, host Rageh Omaar retraces the footsteps of the Prophet, a man who in little more than 20 years, changed the world forever - from his beginnings in Mecca to his struggles with accepting his Prophetic role; from his flight to Medina to his subsequent military and political successes and failures, through to his death and his legacy.
The Rise of Isis by
Call Number: DVD 0370
Publication Date: 2014
This video draws on in-depth interviews with Iraqi politicians, and American policymakers and military leaders to explore and explain how the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) became a major force so quickly.
Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night
Call Number: E-BOOK
Publication Date: 2002
Boasting a rich, complex history rooted in Celtic and Christian ritual, Halloween has evolved from ethnic celebration to a blend of street festival, fright night, and vast commercial enterprise. In this colorful history, the author takes a lively, entertaining look at the cultural origins and development of one of the most popular holidays of the year.
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Lihu'e: Root and Branch of a Hawai'i Town
Call Number: DU629.L54 G75 2014 (Hawaii Pacific)
Līhuʻe, Kauaʻi is both representative of and uniquely different from other communities in Hawaiʻi. Its origins are rooted in the early days of the sugar industry. Over time, this once obscure hamlet branched out to become the island's county seat, commercial core, and transport hub--the "Heart of Kauaʻi." This book traces that history from its beginnings to the present day. This extensively researched yet engagingly written account presents a vivid picture of the town's vernacular landscape--the built environment and the people who shaped it.
HAWAII PACIFIC COLLECTION
Sea of Opportunity: The Japanese Pioneers of the Fishing Industry in Hawai`i
Call Number: DU624.7.J3 O373 2015 (Hawaii Pacific)
This is the first comprehensive history of Japanese as fishermen. Original in its conception and research, the book begins with the early accomplishments of Japanese fishermen who advanced into foreign waters and situates their activities in the contexts of both Japan and Hawaiʻi.
A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land, and Sovereignty
Call Number: DU624.65 .N358 2014 (Hawaii Pacific)
This chronicles the political struggles and grassroots initiatives collectively known as the Hawaiian sovereignty movement. Scholars, community organizers, journalists, and filmmakers contribute essays that explore Native Hawaiian resistance and resurgence from the 1970s to the early 2010s. Photographs and vignettes about particular activists further bring Hawaiian social movements to life.
Thinking Like an Island: Navigating a Sustainable Future in Hawai`i
Call Number: HC107.H33 E585 2015 (Hawaii Pacific)
This collection of case studies is a road map to help other isolated communities, island and mainland, navigate their own paths to sustainability, and establishes Hawaii as a model from which other communities can draw inspiration, practical advice, and hope for the future.
Hawaii's Scenic Roads: Paving the Way for Tourism in the Islands
Call Number: HE356.H3 D84 2015 (Hawaii Pacific)
This book examines a century of overland transportation from the kingdom's first constitutional government until World War II, discovering how roads in the world's most isolated archipelago rivaled those on the continental United States...The core of this book is the intriguing tales of road projects that established the islands' most renowned scenic drives, including the Pali Highway, byways around Kilauea Volcano, Haleakala Highway, and the Hana Belt Road.
Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature in the Pacific
Call Number: P301.3.O3 H85 2015 (Hawaii Pacific)
Like the bright and multifaceted constellation for which it is named, Huihui showcases a variety of genres and cross-genre forms—critical essays, poetry, short fiction, speeches, photography, and personal reflections—that explore a wide range of subjects, from Disney’s Aulani Resort to the Bishop Museum, from tiki souvenirs to the Dusky Maiden stereotype, from military recruitment to colonial silencing, from healing lands to healing words and music, from decolonization to sovereignty.
Hawaii's Animals Do the Most Amazing Things!
Call Number: QL345.H3 C67 2015 (Hawaii Pacific)
Discusses the native animals of Hawai'i and how they have developed unusual adaptations that help them survive. (Juvenile literature)
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