October 18, 2016

New Titles Tuesday October 18

Our staff were tied up resolving a system error with our SirsiDynix library system and so, just  two additions were made to our catalogue this week

With wisdom as a robe: Qumran and other Jewish studies in honour of Ida Fröhlich /edited by Károly Dániel Dobos and Miklós Kőszeghy.PRINT
In this very substantial volume, presented to Frohlich, (a celebrated scholar who has been in the forefront of the remarkable development of Hebrew and Jewish studies in recent decades in Hungary) on the occasion of her sixtieth birthday, the essays of 37 international scholars are arranged in three sections: Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, Apocrypha-Pseudepigrapha and Qumran, and Jewish Studies / Christian Interpretation.

To help senior executives prepare for a world in which uncertainty is an integral part of business, The Capco Institute, in collaboration with our board of editors, has launched journal. The Capco Institute journal of financial transformation. This is the first high-level scholarly journal dedicated to the advancement of leading thinking in the field of applied finance. The journal aims to be the best source of thought leadership for financial decision-makers. It is a forum for sharing ideas and a vehicle to help senior financial executives keep abreast of the major challenges facing us in this highly dynamic environment.

October 17, 2016

THE GREAT WAR | the bloody shame

100 years ago today, the First World War was raging around the globe. At the time, the war was simply known as “the war” or “the great war.”

When it ended, on November 11, 1918, sixteen million people had perished as a result of the war. Every November 11 since, Canadians have been called upon to remember the dead of this, and subsequent wars.

Now ready for borrowing from the main level of Alloway Library is a collection of print resources selected to help you understand and remember the events of the four-year war that raged around the globe from August 1914 to November 1918. Included are the memoirs of soldiers and resisters, classic and award-winning fiction and poetry, as well as historical analysis of the events.

A list of  381 additional online resources available from Alloway Library is here.

October 14, 2016

New webpages launched

On October 12, 2016, Trinity Western University launched a major update of the university’s website including webpages that you may use at http://www.twu.ca/library

We have learned that, because of the update, some of our users may have problems accessing Alloway Library’s updated home page and other online resources.

If you are unable to access twu.ca/library, please clear the cache on your web browser. For instructions on how to do this, we suggest visiting this eHow site.

If, after clearing the cache, you are still having problems accessing library webpages, please contact the website redesign team.

For research assistance feel free to contact Alloway Librarians

October 11, 2016

New Titles Tuesday: October 11

We are thankful for these 17 titles added to the catalogue last week.  For more information about any of these books, click on the title; TWU Login may be required.

Alternative development strategies for the post-2015 era /edited by José Antonio Alonso, Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Rob Vos.
Provides new ideas to address today's global development challenges, evaluating past experience and exploring answers for the future.

Basic income: a transformative policy for India /Sarath Davala, Renana Jhabvala , Soumya Kapoor Mehta and Guy Standing.
This book draws on two pilot schemes conducted in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh, in which thousands of men, women and children were provided with an unconditional monthly cash payment. The book draws on a series of evaluation surveys conducted over the course of the eighteen months in which the main pilot was in operation, supplemented with detailed case studies of individuals and families. It looks at the impact on health and nutrition, on schooling, on economic activity, women’s agency and the welfare of those with disabilities. Above all, the book considers whether or not a basic income could be transformative, in not only improving individual and family welfare but in promoting economic growth and development, as well as having an emancipatory effect for people long mired in conditions of poverty and economic insecurity.

The first edition of this book attracted a record number of online hits. Busy public sector managers now have available to them an updated version that integrates an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide that incorporates the many practical tips needed for successful procurement activity.

The first comprehensive historical analysis of public debt ownership in the United States. It reveals that ownership of federal bonds has been increasingly concentrated in the hands of the 1 percent over the last three decades. Based on extensive and original research, Public Debt, Inequality, and Power will shock and enlighten.

Tells the extraordinary story of the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education in California, created by visionary University of California President Clark Kerr and his contemporaries. The Master Plan's equality of opportunity policy brought college within reach of millions of American families for the first time and fashioned the world's leading system of public research universities. Yet remarkably, the political conditions supporting the California idea in California itself have evaporated. Can the social values embodied in Kerr's vision be renewed?

Syntax of Dutch /Hans Broekhuis ... [et al.].
A synthesis of the currently available syntactic knowledge of Dutch. It is primarily concerned with language description and not with linguistic theory, and provides support to all researchers interested in matters relating to the syntax of Dutch, including advanced students of language and linguistics.

The Cambridge companion to medieval logic /edited by Catarina Dutilh Novaes and Stephen Read.
This volume, the first dedicated and comprehensive companion to medieval logic, covers both the Latin and the Arabic traditions, and shows that they were in fact sister traditions, which both arose against the background of a Hellenistic heritage and which influenced one another over the centuries. The volume is divided into two parts, 'Periods and Traditions' and 'Themes', allowing readers to engage with the subject from both historical and more systematic perspectives. It will be a must-read for students and scholars of medieval philosophy, the history of logic, and the history of ideas.

The Cambridge companion to Popper /edited by Jeremy Shearmur (Australian National University), Geoffrey Stokes (RMIT University).
This book sets out the historical and intellectual contexts in which Popper worked, and offers an overview and diverse criticisms of his central ideas. The volume brings together contributors with expertise on Popper's work, including people personally associated with Popper, specialists on the topics treated, and scholars with special interests in aspects of Popper's work.

Purely objective reality /by John Deely.
This volume solves the problem of the subjectivity/objectivity couplet, making an indispensable contribution both to semiotics and to philosophy. Foremost American philosopher, John Deely, offers the first sustained and theoretically consistent interrogation of the means by which human understanding of 'reality' will be instrumental in the survival  or destruction – of planet Earth.

Robert Singh argues that Obama's approach of 'strategic engagement' was appropriate for a new era of constrained internationalism, but it has yielded modest results. Obama's search for the pragmatic middle has cost him political support at home and abroad, whilst failing to make decisive gains. Singh suggests by calibrating his foreign policies to the emergence of a 'post-American' world, the president has yet to preside over a renaissance of US global leadership.
Clinical handbook of couple therapy /edited by Alan S. Gurman.
Lauded as "the definitive Handbook of Couple Therapy," this authoritative work provides a definitive overview of the major models of couple therapy and their clinical applications. In the newly revised and expanded fourth edition, leaders in the field describe the history, theoretical and empirical underpinnings, and methods of each approach. The treatment of specific problems and populations is then addressed, complete with detailed illustrations of therapeutic strategies and techniques. Important new topics include treating borderline personality disorder in couple therapy, working with remarried partners, culturally competent practice with African American clients, and legal and ethical issues.

With accessible language, a concise structure, and a wide range of practical examples, this is a very popular easy-to-read introduction to the ideas and practices of narrative therapy. This book covers a broad spectrum of narrative practices including externalisation, re-membering, therapeutic letter writing, and the use of rituals, leagues, reflecting teams, and much more. If you are a therapist, health worker, or community worker who is trying to apply narrative ideas in your own context, this book has been written with you in mind.

Facets of Facebook: use and users /Katsiaryna S. Baran and Kathrin Knautz.
This collected volume gathers a broad spectrum of social science and information science articles about Facebook. We also consider Facebook as a source for local temporary history and respond to acceptance and quality perceptions of this social network service, as well. It is a much needed compilation written by leading scholars in the fields of investigation of the impact of Web 2.0.
Scale: discourse and dimensions of social life /edited by E. Summerson Carr and Michael Lempert.
This pathbreaking volume attends to the practical labor of scale-making and the communicative practices this labor requires. From an ethnographic perspective, the authors demonstrate that scale is practice and process before it becomes product, whether in the work of projecting the commons, claiming access to the big picture, or scaling the seriousness of a crime.

The Cambridge companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament /edited by Stephen B. Chapman and Marvin A. Sweeney.
This Companion offers a concise and engaging introduction to the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. Providing an up-to-date 'snapshot' of scholarship, it includes essays, specially commissioned for this volume, by twenty-three leading scholars. The volume examines a range of topics, including the historical and religious contexts for the contents of the biblical canon, and critical approaches and methods, as well as newer topics such as the Hebrew Bible in Islam, Western art and literature, and contemporary politics. This Companion is an excellent resource for students at university and graduate level, as well as for laypeople and scholars in other fields who would like to gain an understanding of the current state of the academic discussion.

The prime object of this brief manual is to present as clearly, and in as small a compass as possible,  a simple statement of the principal facts and incidents connected with the present state of the work in various parts of the world. The author has carefully read and studied all the communications of the missionaries which have been published from the beginning; as well as some valuable manuscripts preserved at the Mission House which have been placed at his disposal. The information gleaned from these interesting records has been carefully tabulated, analysed and used after being tested by the writer’s personal experience and observation during the past fifty years.

The Cambridge companion to Newton /edited by Rob Iliffe, University of Oxford, George E. Smith, Tufts University.
This new edition of The Cambridge Companion to Newton provides authoritative introductions to his endeavours as well as to many aspects of his physics. It includes a revised bibliography, a new introduction and six new chapters: updating previous chapters on Newton's mathematics, his chemistry and alchemy and the reception of his religious views, his ancient chronology and the treatment of continuous and discontinuous forces in his second law of motion.

October 04, 2016

New Titles Tuesday: October 4

Eighteen titles were added to the catalogue this week. Click on the title for more information; TWU login may be required.

Knowledge production and contradictory functions in African higher education /edited by Nico Cloete, Peter Maassen and Tracy Bailey.
The African experience has much to offer the high-participation and generously resourced systems of the so-called 'developed' world. This book offers a critical review of that experience, and so makes a major contribution to our understanding of higher education.

Student politics in Africa: representation and activism /edited by Thierry M. Luescher, Manja Klemenčič and James Otieno Jowi.
The book includes theoretical chapters on student organising, student activism and representation; chapters on historical and current developments in student politics in Anglophone and Francophone Africa; and in-depth case studies on student representation and activism in a cross-section of universities and countries. The book provides a unique resource for academics, university leaders and student affairs professionals as well as student leaders and policy-makers in Africa and elsewhere.

Debt as power[  /Tim Di Muzio and Richard H. Robbins.
A timely and innovative contribution to our understanding of one
of the most prescient issues of our time: the explosion of debt across the global economy and related requirement of political leaders to pursue exponential growth to meet the demands of creditors and investors. The book is distinctive in offering a historically sensitive and comprehensive analysis of debt as an interconnected and global phenomenon. Rather than focusing on the historical emergence of debt as a moral obligation, the authors argue that debt under capitalism can be conceived of as a technology of power, intimately tied up with the requirement for perpetual growth and the differential capitalization that benefits ‘the 1%’.

Oonagh McDonald, the author of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, using extensive documentary evidence and interviews with former Lehman employees, reveals the decisions that led to Lehman's collapse, looks at why the government refused a bail-out and whether the implications of this refusal were fully understood. In clear and accessible language she demonstrates both the short and long term effects of Lehman's collapse. This is a fascinating story, with very wide implications. In particular, it raises vital questions about virtual capital and artificial value. McDonald uses her study of the Lehman collapse to examine what is meant by economic value and how it should be identified and measured.

Jan Deckers addresses the most crucial question that people must deliberate in relation to how we should treat other animals: whether we should eat animal products. This book argues that a convincing ethical theory must focus on our interest in human health. The theory proposed in this book is accompanied by a political goal, the vegan project, which strives for a qualified ban on the consumption of animal products. Deckers also provides empirical evidence that some support for this goal exists already, and his analysis of the views of others including those of slaughterhouse workers reveals that the vegan project stands firm in spite of public opposition. Many charges have been pressed against vegan diets, including: that they alienate human beings from nature; that they increase human food security concerns; and that they are unsustainable. Deckers argues that these charges are legitimate in some cases, but that, in many situations, vegan diets are actually superior. For those who remain doubtful, the book also contains an appendix that considers whether vegan diets might actually be nutritionally adequate.

The sunflower: on the possibilities and limits of forgiveness /Simon Wiesenthal ; with a symposium edited by Harry James Cargas and Bonny V. Fetterman. PRINT
A group of philosophers, critics, and writers weigh the moral issues involved in a young Jew’s response to a dying Nazi's confession of mass murder.

Everywhere Taksim: sowing the seeds for a new Turkey at Gezi /edited by Isabel David and Kumru F. Toktamis.
In May 2013, a small group of protesters made camp in Istanbul's Taksim Square, protesting the privatisation of what had long been a vibrant public space. When the police responded to the demonstration with brutality, the protests exploded in size and force, quickly becoming a massive statement of opposition to the Turkish regime. This book assembles a collection of field research, data, theoretical analyses, and cross-country comparisons to show the significance of the protests both within Turkey and throughout the world.
This book argues that John Dewey should be read as a philosopher of globalization rather than as a 'local' American philosopher. In returning to, and recovering the neglected global dimensions of Dewey's political philosophy, the book highlights how his insights about globalization and democracy can inform present theoretical debates. John Narayan traces the emergence of Dewey as a global democrat through an examination of his work from The public and its problems (1927) onwards. Narayan shows how Dewey sets out an evolutionary form of global and national democracy in his work, that has not been fully appreciated even by contemporary scholars of pragmatism, and which offers valuable lessons for the twenty-first century and for our own hopes for global democracy.

Drawing on resources from social and political theory and international relations theory as well as other areas including feminist theory, postcolonial studies and social psychology, this ambitious collection explores a range of political struggles, social movements and sites of opposition that have shaped certain practices and informed contentious debates in the language of recognition. The contributors speak to central issues in current debates about cosmopolitanism, genocide, human rights, global capitalism, multiculturalism, rebellion and the environment. This innovative volume will push the boundaries of the debate on recognition into new areas, opening up provocative lines of inquiry and critique.
Fish four and the Lisu New Testament [electronic resource] /by Leila Robinson Cooke.
Leila Cooke and her husband Alan served for 25 years among the Lisu Tribe of Yunnan Province in China. This book which tells her story.

This book was written for the occasion of 25th anniversary of the Medical Missions Auxilliary of the Baptist Missionary Society. The Appendices
helpfully document the names and dates of those who served as medical missionaries from 1793 to 1928.
India's womanhood [electronic resource]: forty years' work at Ludhiana /Christine Tinling ; with a foreword by Mildred Cable.
Christine Tinling’s account of Dame Edith Brown‘s (1864-1956) 40 years medical missions work at Ludhiana Women’s Christian Medical College in India.

Judging Q and saving Jesus is characterised by careful textual analysis, showing a piercing critical eye in its impressive engagement with the secondary literature, and sharp and insightful critique. The target audience are specialists in the field of research on the Sayings Source Q (the hypothetical source of certain sayings of Jesus common to Matthew and Luke), historical Jesus, and early Christian theology. The book takes the stance that the hypothetical document Q can be reconstructed with sufficient precision and that this enables biblical scholars to study with confidence its genre and its thematic and ideological profile.

Mere spirituality: the spiritual life according to Henri Nouwen /Wil Hernandez, PhD, Obl. OSB ; foreword by Ronald Rolheiser. PRINT
This insightful distillation of Nouwen's vast literary legacy invites our tender hearts to take courage and be still, creating space for God and our true selves. It is in this place of trust and solitude that we discover our belovedness and our capacity to love God and others. A scholar and spiritual director intimately acquainted with Nouwen's understanding of the spiritual life, Wil Hernandez, PhD, Obl. OSB, offers an elegant synthesis of Nouwen's main themes, inspiring us to embrace the power and vulnerability of mere spirituality.

This is a book not of parties or ideologies but public history. It focuses on the memorials and memorialisers at seven sites of torture, extermination, and disappearance in Santiago, engaging with worldwide debates about why and how deeds of violence inflicted by the state on its own citizens should be remembered, and by whom. The sites investigated — including the infamous National Stadium — are among the most iconic of more than 1,000 such sites throughout the country. The study grants a glimpse of the depth of feeling that survivors and the families of the detained-disappeared and the politically executed bring to each of the sites. The book traces their struggle to memorialise each one, and so unfolds their idealism and hope, courage and frustration, their hatred, excitement, resentment, sadness, fear, division and disillusionment. ‘
In the pages of this illustrated volume is the story of an effort to build a bridge between museums and source communities, in hopes of establishing stronger, more sustaining relationships between the two and spurring change in prevailing museum policies. Negotiating the tension between a museum's institutional protocol and Blackfoot cultural protocol was challenging, but the experience described both by the authors and by Blackfoot contributors to the volume was transformative. This volume demonstrates that the emotional and spiritual power of objects does not vanish with the death of those who created them.

Without Apology gathers the voices of activists, feminists, and scholars as well as abortion providers and clinic support staff alongside the stories of women whose experience with abortion is more personal. With the particular aim of moving beyond the polarizing rhetoric that has characterized the issue of abortion and reproductive justice for so long, Without Apology is an engrossing and arresting account that will promote both reflection and discussion

September 27, 2016

New Titles Tuesday: September 27

This week 166 new titles including a selection of open access textbooks from BCCampus were added to Alloway Library’s catalogue this week. Here’s a sample.
Click on a title for more information – TWU login may be required.

Communication theory [electronic resource]
An introduction to communication theory - the theory of how humans share, encode, and decode what they know, what they need, and what they expect from each other.

Writing for success [electronic resource] /Scott McLean.
Provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition. Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate, and reinforce, learning.

Teaching in a digital age [electronic resource] /A. W. (Tony) Bates.
The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone, and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching. The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success."
Creative clinical teaching in the health professions [electronic resource] /Sherri Melrose, Caroline Park, Beth Perry.
A  must-read for nurses and other health professionals who strive to teach with creativity and excellence in clinical settings. Each chapter presents current evidence informed educational practice knowledge. For those who are interested in background knowledge, the authors provided a comprehensive literature base. And, for those interested mainly in 'what to do,' the text box summaries offer step-by-step directions for creative, challenging activities that both new and experienced instructors can begin using immediately.

/ABT Collaborative.
An introduction to creating electronic presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

Food Services
Modern pastry and plated dessert techniques [electronic resource] /BC Cook Articulation Committee.
Developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia's food service and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook and Baker programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and there for can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in food service skills."

Graphic Arts
Graphic design and print production fundamentals [electronic resource] /Graphic Communications Open Textbook Collective.
 This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis. It covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don't stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer software, then progress to an imaging (traditionally referred to as printing) process
Health Sciences
Anatomy & physiology [electronic resource] /[J. Gordon Betts ... [et al.]].
A dynamic textbook for  students majoring in nursing and allied health. The lucid text, strategically constructed art, inspiring career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course

Introduces undergraduate students to important themes in North American history to 1867. It provides room for Aboriginal and European agendas and narratives, explores the connections between the territory that coalesces into the shape of modern Canada and the larger continent and world in which it operates, and engages with emergent issues in the field. The material is pursued in a largely chronological manner to the early 19th century, at which point social, economic, and political change are dissected.

Français interactif [electronic resource] /University of Texas, Department of French and Italian.
Français interactif, used increasingly by students, teachers, and institutions throughout the world, includes 320 videos (American students in France, native French interviews, vocabulary and culture presentation videos) recorded vocabulary lists, phonetic lessons, online grammar lessons (600 pages) with self-correcting exercises and audio dialogues, online grammar tools (verb conjugation reference, verb practice), and diagnostic grammar tests.

Liberté [electronic resource] /Gretchen Angelo.
A first-year college French textbook with a true communicative approach. Each chapter is built around communicative strategies. Clearly defined objectives in communication, culture, and grammar are given at the start of each chapter, and summary exercises at the end allow students to measure their mastery of these objectives.

English literature [electronic resource]: Victorians and Moderns /James Sexton.
An anthology with a difference. In addition to providing annotated teaching editions of many of the most frequently-taught classics of Victorian and Modern poetry, fiction and drama, it also provides a series of guided research casebooks which make available numerous published essays from open access books and journals, as well as several reprinted critical essays from established learned journals. Designed to supplement the annotated complete texts of three famous short novels: Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, each casebook offers cross-disciplinary guided research topics which will encourage majors in fields other than English to undertake topics in diverse areas, including History, Economics, Anthropology, Political Science, Biology, and Psychology.
Julius Caesar /By William Shakespear, edited by Arthur Humphreys. PRINT
The most famous of Shakespeare's Roman tragedies, Julius Caesar was written and first performed in 1599, and was apparently one the plays his contemporaries enjoyed most. Recounting the death of Caesar on the steps of the Senate house, the play offers some of Shakespeare's finest scenes This edition includes a fresh consideration of the play's date and its place in the Shakespeare canon and examines how Shakespeare reshaped his sources (primarily North's translation of Plutarch's Lives).

Literature, the humanities, and humanity [electronic resource] /Theodore L. Steinberg.
This book shows the value of reading and studying literature, even earlier literature. It shows students, some of whom will themselves become teachers, that literature actually has something to say to them. Furthermore, it shows that literature is meant to be enjoyed, that, as the Roman poet Horace (and his Renaissance disciple Sir Philip Sidney) said, the functions of literature are to teach and to delight.

Three novellas that display D. H. Lawrence's brilliant and insightful evocation of human relationships - both tender and cruel - and the devastating results of war 

Modern philosophy [electronic resource] /[Walter Ott, Alexander Dunn].
This is a textbook (or better, a workbook) in modern philosophy. It combines readings from primary sources with two pedagogical tools. Paragraphs in italics introduce figures and texts. Numbered study questions ask students to reconstruct an argument or position from the text, or draw connections among the readings. With an introductory chapter designed to present the basic tools of philosophy and sketch some principles and positions. The immediate goal is to encourage students to grapple with the ideas rather than passing their eyes over the texts.

Project Management
Project management [electronic resource] /Adrienne Watt.
"This book covers the basics of project management. This includes the process of initiation, planning, execution, control and close out that all projects share."

Religious Studies
This little book was originally written for missionary study classes in the US. It therefore represents a “snapshot” of the state of play of missionary work in India at the close of the 19th century.

Navigating the interior life: spiritual direction and the journey to God /Daniel Burke ; with John Bartunek; [foreword by C.J. McCloskey].
Covering the important pathways to peace and holiness, this book will serve the souls of those who are seeking to deepen their relationship with God and find their spiritual direction. Whether you are at the beginning of the process, a veteran of spiritual direction, or struggling outside of spiritual direction, this book will help you uncover a map of success for your journey.

In these pages, spiritual formation professor and New Testament scholar Bruce Demarest helps us grasp the whole picture of the journey we're on that we might live our days with intention and keep moving toward maturity in faith. Using Scripture, writings from our rich spiritual tradition and stories of present-day believers walking the same path of faith, Demarest leads us through the three main stages of the journey

Social Sciences
An innovative, internationally-oriented approach to the teaching of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics. Drawing on case studies involving companies and countries around the world, the textbook explores the social, ethical and business dynamics underlying CSR in areas such as: global warming, genetically-modified organisms (GMO) in food production, free trade and fair trade, anti-sweatshop and living-wage movements, organic foods and textiles, ethical marketing practices and codes, corporate speech and lobbying, and social enterprise. The book is designed to encourage students and instructors to challenge their own assumptions and prejudices by stimulating a class debate based on each case study.

The NGO handbook [electronic resource] /Hilary Binder-Aviles.
"Have you ever seen a problem and wanted to do something about it? Of course you have. The schools, police, government welfare offices, churches and families aren't handling it. Others share your concerns and want to do something. That's why you would start a nongovernmental organization, or NGO. This handbook will guide you through the steps of starting and operating an NGO."

Understanding media and culture [electronic resource] /[Jack Lule].
"This book's title tells its intent. It is written to help you understand media and culture. Media for most of us are entwined with almost every aspect of life and work. Understanding media will not only help you appreciate the role of media in your life but also help you be a more informed citizen, a more savvy consumer, and a more successful worker. Media influence all those aspects of life as well."

Calculus. [electronic resource] /[senior contributing authors, Gilbert Strang, Edwin Herman].
The book guides students through the core concepts of calculus and helps them understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in three volumes for flexibility and efficiency. Volume 3 covers parametric equations and polar coordinates, vectors, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and second-order differential equations."

Chemistry [electronic resource] /[Paul Flowers, Klaus Theopold, Richard Langley].
This textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. The text has been developed to meet the scope and sequence of most general chemistry courses. At the same time, the book includes a number of innovative features designed to enhance student learning. A strength of Chemistry is that instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom..

Physical geology [electronic resource] /Steven Earle.
"Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially British Columbia, and also includes a chapter devoted to the geological history of western Canada.

Actors and the art of performance: under exposure /Susanne Valerie Granzer ; translated from the German by Laura Radosh with Alice Lagaay.
Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure opens with a cascade of contradictory motives for becoming an actor. But, if theatre is no longer understood as a theatre of representation, then what takes place on stage is a transformation at play with truth, in which ethics are realized by the aesthetic. Insofar the book summarizes the attempt to explore and map guidelines of acting as being under the perspective of be-coming. That may sound fairly harmless in theory, but it feels anything but harmless when you experience it on your own body.