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Why Sport? - Sheryle Bergmann Drewe
Call Number: GV 706 .D74 2003
ISBN: 9781550771305
Publication Date: 2003-04-09
"Why Sport? surveys the philosophical underpinnings of sport and goes on to apply these concepts to the complex world of sport today. Developed as an undergraduate textbook, it introduces philosophical ideas in a balanced and thought-provoking fashion that will engage student and instructor alike."

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A Sociology of Family Life - Deborah Chambers
Call Number: HQ 503 .C425 2012
ISBN: 9780745647791
Publication Date: 2012-05-29
"A Sociology of Family Life queries notions of moral decline by revealing a remarkable persistence of commitment and reciprocity across cultures in traditional and new family relations. This insightful and innovative work examines factors such as gender, race, ethnic identity and new sexual lifestyles in relation to cultural customs, government policies and social inequalities."

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The Classroom and the Cell - Mumia Abu-Jamal; Marc Lemont Hill
Call Number: E 185.625 .A338 2012
ISBN: 9780883783375
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
"This collection of conversations between celebrity intellectual Marc Lamont Hill and famed political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal is a shining example of African American men speaking for themselves about the many forces impacting their lives."

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Eslanda - Barbara Ransby
Call Number: GN 21 .R57 R36 2013
ISBN: 9780300124347
Publication Date: 2013-01-08
"Chronicling Essie's eventful life, the book explores her influence on her husband's early career and how she later achieved her own unique political voice. Essie's friendships...her renown as a fierce defender of justice, her defiant testimony before Senator Joseph McCarthy and her unconventional open marriage that endured for over 40 years—all are brought to light in the pages of this inspiring biography."

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Sisters Are Cashing In - Marilyn F. Hubbard; Marilyn French Hubbard
Call Number: HG 179 .H825 2000
ISBN: 9780399525728
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
" Sisters Are Cashing In examines the emotional, mental, and spiritual reasons that lead women into spending themselves into debt and poverty, and the steps one can take to avoid that abyss. No matter what a woman's age, income, education, or lifestyle, this book will provide strategies that work--to create and maintain wealth."

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What Color Is a Conservative? - J. C. Watts; Chriss Winston
Call Number: E 840.8 .W39 A3 2003b
ISBN: 9780060932404
Publication Date: 2003-11-11
"Oklahoma Congressman Watts charts his personal experiences, his political beliefs and aspirations and his abiding faith...He recalls playing for the University of Oklahoma and the Canadian Football League, and shares political war stories complete with digs at the "hollow rhetoric" of Democrats, liberals and black leaders who call Watts a traitor, and for whom "group identity is more important than individual principles."

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Urban Design since 1945 - David Grahame Shane
Call Number: NA 9095 .S53 2011
ISBN: 9780470515266
Publication Date: 2011-06-21
"Urban Design Since 1945: A Global Perspective reviews the emergence of urban design as a global phenomenon. The book opens with the urgent need to rebuild cities and re-house the millions of refugees living in camps and shantytowns at the end of the Second World War. "

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A Handbook of Public Speaking for Scientists and Engineers - Peter Kenny
Call Number: PN 4121 .K345 1984
ISBN: 9780852745533
Publication Date: 1982-01-01
" The book shows how best to prepare papers for presentation at a technical conference and how to put cases to committee meetings. Not only does the book deal with specific events, but it also provides the techniques of more effective speaking, whether presenting papers, answering questions, or speaking "off-the-cuff."

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Physics and Technology for Future Presidents - Richard A. Muller
Call Number: QC 24.5 .M85 2010
ISBN: 9780691135045
Publication Date: 2010-05-02
"Physics and Technology for Future Presidents contains the essential physics that students need in order to understand today's core science and technology issues, and to become the next generation of world leaders."

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Measurement - Paul Lockhart
Call Number: QA 447 .L625 2012
ISBN: 9780674057555
Publication Date: 2012-09-25
"Measurement offers a permanent solution to math phobia by introducing us to mathematics as an artful way of thinking and living."

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The 4% Universe - Richard Panek
Call Number: QB 981 .P257 2011
ISBN: 9780618982448
Publication Date: 2011-01-10
"Richard Panek tells the dramatic story of how scientists reached this conclusion, and what they’re doing to find this "dark" matter and an even more bizarre substance called dark energy."

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Casting the First Stone - Kimberla Lawson Roby
Call Number: PS 3568 .O3189 C3 2002
ISBN: 9780758201799
Publication Date: 2002-07-01
"Blackboard bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby takes on one of the most controversial issues in America: corruption and temptation within church leadership. An electrifying read, CASTING THE FIRST STONE goes behind the scenes of a fictional Chicago church and its struggle to keep faith and commitment alive in the face of ambition."

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Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard - Justin W. Patchin; Sameer Hinduja
Call Number: LB 3013.3 .H566 2009
ISBN: 9781412966894
Publication Date: 2008-08-01
"Focusing on the way technology can facilitate or magnify bullying behavior, this resource offers educators information, guidelines, and resources to give students the protection they need. Written by leading experts, this groundbreaking book offers the voices of youth affected by or involved in real cyberbullying incidents."

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English in Today's Research World - John Swales; Christine A. Beer Feak; John M. Swales; Christine B. Feak
Call Number: PE 1478 .S93 2000
ISBN: 9780472087136
Publication Date: 2000-12-20
"English in Today's Research World offers students a very high level of writing instruction, with a specific focus on the projects students undertake--such as dissertations and conference abstracts--at the end of their university work or as they begin careers in research or academia."

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Geodesign - Shannon McElvaney
Call Number: HT 391 .M3953 2012
ISBN: 9781589483163
Publication Date: 2012-06-25
"Case studies in regional and urban planning."

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Democracy and the Police - David Alan Sklansky
Call Number: HV 8139 .S55 2088
ISBN: 9780804755634
Publication Date: 2007-11-12
"The first half of this book traces the connections between the changing conceptions of American democracy over the past half-century and the roughly contemporaneous shifts in ideas about the police...The second half of the book explores how a richer set of ideas about policing might change our thinking about a range of problems and controversies associated with the police.

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Building Touch Interfaces with HTML5 - Stephen Woods
Call Number: QA 76.9 .U83 W664 2013
ISBN: 9780321887658
Publication Date: 2013-02-22
"This book walks you through the tools and concepts that make touch interfaces feel right. You’ll learn about the limitations and strengths of touch devices, new interface conventions, and how to use CSS, JavaScript, and HTML5 APIs."

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Advice for New Faculty Members - Robert Boice
Call Number: LB 1778.2 .B63 2000
ISBN: 9780205281596
Publication Date: 2000-01-21
"Advice for New Faculty Members: Nihil Nimus is a unique and essential guide to the start of a successful academic career. As its title suggests (nothing in excess), it advocates moderation in ways of working, based on the single-most reliable difference between new faculty who thrive and those who struggle."

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Small Business Tax Issues and Benefits - Alton E. Kastenberg (Editor)
Call Number: HJ 2381 .S54 2010
ISBN: 9781616688066
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
"This book explores the federal tax burden on small firms and its effects on their performance and rates of formation and growth."

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Remembering Medgar Evers - Minrose Gwin
Call Number: F 349 .J13 G85 2013
ISBN: 9780820335636
Publication Date: 2013-02-25
"Remembering Medgar Evers, Minrose Gwin engages the powerful body of work that has emerged in response to Evers’s life and death—fiction, poetry, memoir, drama, and songs from James Baldwin, Margaret Walker, Eudora Welty, Lucille Clifton, Bob Dylan, and Willie Morris, among others."

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From Black Power to Black Studies - Fabio Rojas
Call Number: E 184.7 R65 2010
ISBN: 9780801898259
Publication Date: 2010-06-29
"From Black Power to Black Studies, Fabio Rojas explores how this radical social movement evolved into a recognized academic discipline."

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Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning - Michel Loreau (Editor); Shahid Naeem (Editor); Pablo Inchausti (Editor)
Call Number: QH 541.15 .B56 B568 2002
ISBN: 9780198515708
Publication Date: 2002-11-28
"How will this loss of biodiversity affect the functioning and stability of natural and managed ecosystems? This volume provides the first comprehensive and balanced coverage of recent empirical and theoretical research on this question."

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A House Divided - Kimberla Lawson Roby
Call Number: PS 3568 .O3189 H68 2013
ISBN: 9781455526055
Publication Date: 2014-02-11
"Times of trouble are descending upon the Black family in more ways than one. Will they be able to overcome their challenges and stand together against someone who could take it all away? Or is the Black family finally out of miracles?"

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We Will Shoot Back - Akinyele Omowale Umoja
Call Number: E 185.93 .M6 U46 2013
ISBN: 0814725244
Publication Date: 2013-04-22
"This riveting historical narrative relies upon oral history, archival material, and scholarly literature to reconstruct the use of armed resistance by Black activists and supporters in Mississippi to challenge racist terrorism, segregation, and fight for human rights and political empowerment from the early 1950s through the late 1970s."

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Lies of a Real Housewife - Angela Stanton; Alveda King (Foreword by); Anthony Whyte (Editor)
Call Number: HV 6248 .S6265 A3 2012
ISBN: 1935883631
Publication Date: 2013-01-08
"Urban Author, Angela Stanton, survives to give a raw, revolutionary account of her daring journey to redemption. Brazen, incisive, and outrageous, Lies Of A Real Housewife, spans the years of early childhood through adulthood. It’s an illustration of guts, and the determination it takes to overcome tragedies in one’s life."


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The Special Educator's Book of Lists - Roger Pierangelo
Call Number: REF LC 3965 .P54 2003
ISBN: 9780787965938
Publication Date: 2003-02-06
"This unique time-saving resource for the special education teacher provides 192 reproducible lists brimming with useful facts that cover essential assessment, diagnosis, remediation, legal, and procedural information."


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