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Volume 10, Number 2 February 2015 Home | LBW Index

Table of Contents

Reviewer's Choice Writing/Publishing Shelf Pets/Wildlife Shelf
Cookbook Shelf Graphic Novel Shelf Audiobook Shelf
Library CD Shelf Library DVD Shelf World History Shelf
Native American Studies Shelf Health/Medicine Shelf Art Shelf
Judicial Studies Shelf Library Science Shelf Economic Studies Shelf
Biography Shelf Architecture Shelf Education Shelf
Jobs/Career Shelf Autism Shelf Holocaust Studies Shelf
Military Shelf Computer Shelf Language Studies Shelf
Parenting Shelf Environmental Studies Shelf Literary Studies Shelf
Political Science Shelf Social Issues Shelf  

Reviewer's Choice

Cyberethics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace, fifth edition
Richard A. Sinello
Jones & Bartlett Learning
5 Wall Street, Burlington, MA 01803
9781449688417, $110.00,

Cyberethics is the philosophic study of ethics pertaining to computers, encompassing user behavior and what computers are programmed to do, and how this affects individuals and society. Examples of cyberethical questions include: Is it OK to display personal information about others on the Internet (such as their online status or their present location via GPS)?; Should users be protected from false information?; Who owns digital data (such as music, movies, books, web pages, etc.) and what should users be allowed to do with it?; How much access should there be to gambling and pornography online?; Is access to the Internet a basic right that everyone should have? The relevance of cyberethics to practical commercial, cultural, governmental; corporate; and public behavior is increasing along with the expansion of the digital world into the practical realities of daily life. Now in a fully updated and expanded fifth edition, "Cyberethics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace" by Richard A. Sinello (Dean of the Faculties, Carroll School of Management; Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts) presents a 246 page compendium comprised of six deftly written chapters on: The Internet and Ethical Values; Regulating and Governing the Internet; Free Speech and Content Controls in Cyberspace; Intellectual Property in Cyberspace; Regulating Internet Privacy; and Securing the Electronic Frontier. Enhanced with the inclusion of a four page Glossary: The Language of the Internet; a three page listing of Legal Cases Cited; and a thirteen page Index, "Cyberethics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace" is an ideal text for university curriculums, an important addition to university reference collections, and is strongly recommended reading for anyone with an interest or a responsibility for corporate or governmental digital activity policy making.

Athenaeum Profiles
Roger W. Moss
Oak Knoll Press
310 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE 19720-5038
9781584563280, $55.00, 165pp,

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is a special collections library and museum founded in 1814 to collect materials "connected with the history and antiquities of America, and the useful arts, and generally to disseminate useful knowledge" for public benefit. The Athenaeum's collections include architecture and interior design history, particularly for the period 1800 to 1945. The institution focuses on the history of American architecture and building technology, and houses architectural archives of 180,000 drawings, over 350,000 photographs, and manuscript holdings of about 1,000 American architects. The library is open to the public on weekdays. Since 1950 the Athenaeum has sponsored the annual Athenaeum Literary Award for works of fiction and non-fiction. "Athenaeum Profiles: A Not-for-Profit Education" is a 165 page compendium comprised of twelve chronologically organized and presented essays, each of which is focused on particular individual whose leadership and influence on the institution evolved it into what it is today. Roger Moss brings a special insider's perspective, himself having served as the executive director of the Athenaeum from 1968 to 2008. An extraordinary history of an extraordinary institution, "Since 1950 the Athenaeum has sponsored the annual Athenaeum Literary Award for works of fiction and non-fiction. "Athenaeum Profiles: A Not-for-Profit Education" is highly recommended and informative reading, and would well serve as a template for similar histories of other literary and cultural institutions.

The Writing/Publishing Shelf

How To Publish High-Quality Research
Jeff Joireman & Paul A. M. Van Lange
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
9781433818615, $29.95,

Being able to publish research findings is absolutely critical to academic and corporate success. Co-authored by Jeff Joireman (Associate Professor of Marketing, Washington State University) and Paul A. M. Van Lange (Professor of Social Psychology and Chair of the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, VU University at Amsterdam), "How to Publish High-Quality Research: Discovering, Building, and Sharing the Contribution" is a 344 page compendium comprised of three major sections: Developing Ideas, Designing Studies, and Writing Manuscripts; paradigms for Publishing High-Quality Research; and Conclusions (including 'A Process Model for Publishing High-Quality Research). Enhanced with four pages of References and an eight page Index, "How to Publish High-Quality Research: Discovering, Building, and Sharing the Contribution" is an exceptionally well written, informative, insightful, and practical instruction guide that is ideal for the novice researcher seeking to eventually publish their findings, and has a wealth of information and usefulness for even the more experienced researcher, especially attempting to secure tenure, successful grant applications based on past performance, etc. Simply stated, "How to Publish High-Quality Research: Discovering, Building, and Sharing the Contribution" should be a part of every academic library reference collection.

The Pets/Wildlife Shelf

A Matter of Breeding
Michael Brandow
Beacon Press
24 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02210
9780807033432 $18.00

A Matter of Breeding is an incendiary cultural history of pedigreed and purebred dogs, revealing the horrific toll that artificial selection has had on the medical health of these animals. This is not a problem limited to sordid "puppy mills" that churn out animals to meet market demand; physical problems that shorten life and harm quality of life are endemic to multiple widespread and popular dog breeds. Labrador retrievers, pugs, and bulldogs are subject to hip dysplasia; miniature breeds frequently must be birthed through cesarean section; dalmatians are notoriously temperamental and high-strung, to the extent that countless movie-inspired families have learned the hard way they cannot handle one, tragically resulting in an overflow of unwanted and frequently euthanized pets. Attempts to change dog breed standards to focus less upon cosmetic quirks and more upon the animals' health have incurred class-action lawsuits. "The assumption of this book has been that the preventable suffering of a single animal is too high a price to pay for flattering the socially insecure, supporting the illusion of the perfect pet, or helping humans. We need to look at our dogs and ask: Do I really need all this formal fuss-budgeting and excess baggage on class and race to love you?" Everyone and anyone who cares about dogs should read A Matter of Breeding from cover to cover... and its most salient points apply to breeds of cat as well. Highly recommended.

American Kestrel: Pint-Sized Predator
Kate Davis, author
Kate Davis and Rob Palmer, photographer
Mountain Press Publishing Company
PO Box 2399, Missoula, MT 59806
9780878426362 $18.00

Illustrated with breathtaking, full-color photography from cover to cover, American Kestrel: Pint-Sized Predator describes the natural history and life cycle of this beautiful and fierce natural predator. The text is accessible to readers of all backgrounds, but it is the expert-quality photographs that truly distinguish this volume - there are captivating pictures of kestrels nesting, hunting, squabbling with siblings, caching food, or simply stretching. An index and instructions for building a kestrel-friendly nest box round out this excellent gift for raptor fans!

The Cookbook Shelf

Extending the Table, revised edition
Joetta Handrich Schlabach
Herald Press
1251 Virginia Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
9780836198546 $24.99

Spiral-bound to lay flat easily, and now in a revised edition, Extending the Table is a cookbook commissioned by the Mennonite Central Committee to promote celebration of global and cultural diversity. Packed with recipes from all over the world, and illustrated with color photography on virtually every page, Extending the Table is as much a globe-spanning tour as it is a treasury of flavorful culinary delights. From Peanut Vegetable Soup to Sesame Spinach Salad, Spanish Potato Tortilla, Cashew Chicken, Plantain Chips, Baklava, Fruit Torte, and much more, Extending the Table presents some of the most beloved international recipes with a wealth of tips, tricks, techniques, and historical tidbits. Also highly recommended are the World Community Cookbooks "More-with-Less" (9780836191035) and "Simply in Season" (9780836194937).

Living With Crohn's & Colitis Cookbook
Dede Cummings
Hatherleigh Press
c/o The Hatherleigh Foundation
62545 State Highway 10, Hobart, NY 13788
9781578265107, $15.00,

Written and compiled by naturopathic expert Dede Cummings, "Living With Crohn's & Colitis Cookbook" is a 208 page compendium that is comprised of nutritional guidance, meal plans, and more than one hundred palate pleasing, appetite satisfying recipes for dishes that are appropriate for anyone suffering from a condition of Crohn's Disease or having to deal with chronic colitis. The thoroughly 'kitchen cook friendly' recipes range from Banana Avocado Pudding; Warm Salmon Salad and Crispy Potatoes; Baked Chicken Wings; and Gluten-Free Tempura Vegetables; to Cold Cucumber Soup; Easy Pancakes with Ground Pumpkin and Sunflower Sees; Crispy Yam Fries; and Coconut Macaroons. Enhanced with a guide to keeping a food journal; tips for shopping for an IBD diet; a Resources list; tips on Gardening; a seven page section to record Notes from Your Doctor/GI Clinic; and a Recipe Index, "Living With Crohn's & Colitis Cookbook" is very highly recommended for personal, family, and community library cookbook collections. It should be noted that "Living With Crohn's & Colitis Cookbook " is also available in a Kindle edition ($7.99).

Cooking Allergy Free
Jenna Short
The Taunton Press
63 South Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470
9781627103961, $29.95,

Compiled Jenna Short (owner of, "Cooking Allergy-Free: Simple Inspired Meals for Everyone" is a nicely illustrated, 272 page compendium showcasing 150 palate pleasing, appetite satisfying, kitchen cook friendly recipes for dishes that would be welcome additions to any meal time menu from daily family fare to elegant dining and celebratory occasions. The culinary treasures range from Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups; Split Pea and French Lentil Soup; Moroccan Tagine with Apricots and Almonds; and Strip Steak with Red Wine-Mushroom Pan Sauce; to Blackened Fish Tacos with Guacamole and Cilantro-Lime Slaw; Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower with Pine Nut-Tahini Dressing; Nutrella-Peanut Butter Blondies; and Whole Wheat Olive Bread. Of special note is the section devoted to Dressings, Sauces & Dips including a Spicy Tomato Sauce; a Spiced Mediterranean Dip; a Caramelized Onion Jam, and a Mustard Vinaigrette. Enhanced with four pages of themed menu plans, a table of metric equivalents, and an index of recipes by allergens, as well as a general index, "Cooking Allergy-Free: Simple Inspired Meals for Everyone" will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to personal, family, and community library cookbook collections. It should be noted that "Cooking Allergy-Free: Simple Inspired Meals for Everyone" is also available in a Kindle edition ($14.24).

Living Luxe Gluten Free
Michelle Lee
Salut Studio
5200 Meadows Road, Suite 150
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
9780990881704 $30.00

Illustrated with full-color photography throughout, Living Luxe Gluten Free is a cookbook devoted to recipes that are both gluten and lactose free. Excluding wheat or milk products doesn't require one to sacrifice taste; delicacies include Spanish Tortilla, Roasted Beet Salad, Chocolate Cashew Oatmeal Bars, Tropical Coconut Cupcakes, and much more. Tips, tricks, and techniques for the gluten-and-lactose-free gourmet pepper this sumptuous, user-friendly resource, highly recommended for personal and public library cookbook collections.

The Graphic Novel Shelf

Master Keaton 1
Hokusei Katsushika and Takashi Nagasaki, authors
Naoki Urasawa, artist
Viz Media LLC
1355 Market Street, Suite 200
San Francisco CA 94103
9781421575896 $19.99

Featuring a hero reminiscent of television's "MacGyver", Master Keaton 1 is the first volume of a black-and-white manga (Japanese comics) graphic novel, enhanced with a handful of color pages at the very beginning. The saga follows Master Keaton, the son of a Japanese zoologist and an English noblewoman. Keaton is a divorced archaeologist and underpaid college lecturer, who makes money on the side investigating insurance cases. Fraud is rampant in the insurance industry, sometimes perpetrated by the most bloodthirsty of thieves and assassins! When Keaton's work becomes dangerous, he falls back on his military training to survive. Keaton's personal area of expertise is not guns or knife-fighting; he's a survival skills expert of the highest caliber, able to transform the most mundane of scavenged objects into useful tools, whether for combat or for shelter from the elements. Volume 1 of Master Keaton is episodic in nature; chapters chronicle Keaton's adventures around the world, in between his duties as a lecturer. Equal parts action and intrigue, Master Keaton 1 is highly recommended for adult or older teen readers. (The stories do sometimes refer to mature subjects such as prostitution or drug use, and have occasional violence.)

My Neighbor Seki
Takuma Morishige
Vertical, Inc.
451 Park Avenue South, 7th floor
New York, NY 10016
9781939130969 $10.95

Suitable for readers of all ages, My Neighbor Seki is a comedic black-and-white manga (Japanese comics) graphic novel about an unlikely pair of high school students. Rumi Yokoi tries to study hard and get good grades, but Toshinari Seki - the boy who sits next to her all day in class - takes goofing off to a perverse level of genius. From masterful knitting, to weaving a complex drama of betrayal with shogi game pieces, to creating an in-class postal note-passing service (complete with obstinate bureaucracy), Seki's antics push the boundary between the creative and the surreal. Will Rumi ever be able to concentrate on her studies? Will Seki survive his use of an Ouija board when a bumbling classmate breaks the ironclad rules and angers the spirits? Exactly how does Seki stay awake when classical music puts even the teacher to sleep? A lighthearted, fantastic, ever-escalating romp, My Neighbor Seki is just plain fun. Highly recommended!

The Audiobook Shelf

Prince Lestat
Anne Rice
Random House Audio Books
c/o The Random House Publishing Group
1745 Broadway, 5th floor, New York, NY 10019
9780385361781, $45.00,

The fourteenth volume in the popular 'The Vampire Chronicles' series by Anne Rice, "Prince Lestat" continues the story of the vampire Lestat, who must now confront an entity known to vampires worldwide as 'The Voice'. The Voice is behind a seeming genocide of vampires, especially young ones, and the awakening and summoning of the elder vampires around the globe. Ably narrated by Simon Vance, "Prince Lestat" is a 'must' for the legions of Anne Rice fans and provides even more background historical information about the vampiric world she has created. Of special note is the inclusion of two appendices; one is a descriptive roster of the major figures in 'The Vampire Chronicles' since that world began some six thousand years ago. The other is a succinct and descriptive listing of the fourteen volumes that make up 'The Vampire Chronicles' series today. With its flawless production values, "Prince Lestat" is a very highly recommended, complete and unabridged, fifteen CD collection with a running time of nineteen hours.

The Library CD Shelf

Brandy O!
Anne Enslow and Ridley Enslow
Enslow Music
$25.27 list / $18.95 school/library

Brandy O! Music from the Parlos of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson is a meticulous re-creation of the music once played in the parlors of America's first presidents. Performed on musical instruments authentic to the era (including a 1776 violin and a 1760 English guitar, harpsichord, harp, cello, flute, and hammered dulcimer), Brandy O! is a classic treasury. Twenty-four pages of extensive liner notes offer historical context to the songs and lyrics, as well as recount which First Family members played or sang each one. Highly recommended especially for public library collections, historical re-enactors, and simple listening pleasure. The tracks are "Nottingham Ale", "Peggy Perkins", "Brandy O!", "Lully's Minuet", "Here's a Health to Ane I Lo'e Dear", "The Roast Beef of Old England", "Thomas and Sally (Overture)", "Go to the Devil and Shake Yourself", "College Hornpipe", "Sliced and Peppered", "Come, Fill Me a Bumper", "Crazy Jane", "Felton's Gavotte", "Welcome, Mighty Chief, Once More! (written for George Washington)", "America, Commerce, and Freedom", "Begone, Dull Care", and "Nottingham Ale (reprise)". 47 min.

Terra Guitarra
Earthsign Records
c/o The Creative Service Company
4360 Emerald Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
$15.00 CD / $9.99 MP3

Firelight is an instrumental album of mostly original compositions featuring the harmony of the acoustic Spanish guitar. The passionate artists of Terra Guitarra pair a steel-string acoustic guitar with a nylon-string, Latin-style acoustic guitar, enlivened with accents from drums, ethnic percussion, bass, and Native American flute. Incorporating elements of nuevo flamenco, jazz, new age, folk, and world fusion, Firelight is a truly joyous listening experience, highly recommended as a personal treasure or for gift-giving. The tracks are "Maya" (4:29), "October" (4:00), "Firelight" (4:02), "Sonando" (4:25), "Sunshower" (4:09), "Malaguena" (4:14), "North Country" (3:18), "Summerdance" (3:57), "Someday" (3:50), "Cloud Bird" (2:53), "Heartland" (3:59), "Sierra" (3:06), "Coucher du Soleil" (2:49).

The Library DVD Shelf

Scaling Force
Rory Miller & Lawrence A. Kane
YMAA Publications
PO Box 480, Wolfeboro, NH 03894-0480
9781594392931 $29.95

Expert martial artists Rory Miller and Lawrence A. Kane present Scaling Force, an instructional DVD about judging how dangerous a given situation is, and how best to react. Sometimes violence can be prevented through body language, or verbally de-escalating the situation; sometimes empty-hand restraint or incapacitating techniques are needed, and sometimes nothing less than lethal force can save one's life. Quickly determining the threat level and executing the appropriate response is vital. Rory Miller has served for seventeen years in corrections as an officer and sergeant working maximum security; Lawrence A. Kane is a martial arts instructor who also has extensive professional experience in stadium security. Both share real-world, practical techniques for determining and dealing with potentially violent encounters. A "must-have" companion to any martial artist or self-defense practitioner's DVD library, Scaling Force just must save the viewer's life - or keep them from going to jail. Scaling Force is highly recommended for public library collections as well. 120 min.

A Stoecker Ecological & Felt Soul Media Production
Bullfrog Films, Inc.
PO Box 149, Oley, PA 19547
1941545211 $295.00

DamNation is a documentary about the ecological toll that large, man-made dams take on the environment. Surveying the history of dam building in the US, DamNation reveals that these marvels of engineering are potentially deleterious to natural waterways and rivers, which in turn can cause more harm than good to the very societies that dams are meant to serve. Is there a sustainable alternative to harnessing energy from every last American river? DamNation is highly recommended as an excellent choice for public library collections or educational viewing. Both an 87-minute version and an abridged 52-minute classroom version are present on one DVD, with SDH captions.

The Story of Women and Art
Hosted by Amanda Vickery
c/o Acorn Media Group
8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 620
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3403
c/o RLJ Entertainment
9781621722922 $34.99

The Story of Women and Art is an educational DVD documentary about women's contributions to the art world throughout history, in spite of societal restrictions that blocked them from training, commissions, or critical acclaim. Professor Amanda Vickery explores four centuries of Western art, from renaissance Italy to the French Revolution, Dutch genre paintings, impressionism, and American modern art. Extraordinary female artists profiled include Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Leyster, Angelica Kauffmann, Elisabeth Vigee-Leburn, Berthe Morisot, Georgia O'Keeffe, and many more. The Story of Women and Art is a treasure for high school and public library DVD shelves! 3 episodes on 1 DVD, 186 min., SDH subtitles.

A Horseman Riding By
Based on the novels by R.F. Delderfield
Acorn Media
c/o RLJ Entertainment
9781621722106 $59.99

Adapted from the novels by R.F. Delderfield ("To Serve Them All My Days"), A Horseman Riding By is a dramatic British miniseries about a wounded Boer War veteran returning upper-class life. As squire of Sorrell Valley, he tries to be both a successful and just landowner. His heart is torn between two attractive women. Yet the true test of his ability to manage Shallowford comes with the outbreak of the First World War. A Horseman Riding By is a superbly performed period piece, enthusiastically recommended to connoisseurs of quality British drama. 13 episodes on 4 DVDs, 673 min., SDH subtitles.

Olympic National Park Washington State
Bennet Watt HD Productions, Inc.
13021 - 244 Avenue SE
Issaquah, WA 98027
9781604901771 $24.95

Part of the Discoveries... America National Parks DVD series, Olympic National Park Washington State is a high-definition DVD showcasing six national parks. The places surveyed are Olympic National Park, a place of temperate rain forests, waterfalls, and hiking trails; San Juan Island National Historical Park, a preserved slice of what "Oregon Territory" used to be like; Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, where rural farming and fishing are still practiced; Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, a place that beckons explorers and modern-day warriors; Whitman Mission National Historic Site, which commemorates the turning point of westward expansion in America's history; and North Cascades National Park Service Complex, a breathtaking hiker's paradise filled with waterfalls, glaciers, and mountain peaks. Informative and astoundingly beautiful, Olympic National Park Washington State is especially recommended for armchair travelers and public library DVD collections.

The World History Shelf

Rockets & Revolution
Michael G. Smith
University of Nebraska Press
233 North 8th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska, 68588-0255
9780803255227 $34.95

Accessible to readers of all backgrounds, Rockets & Revolution: A Cultural History of Early Spaceflight explores competition between Russian, European, and American pioneers in the emerging science of spaceflight. Rockets & Revolution describes the exciting advances that made exploring other worlds in the solar system a tantalizing prospect - and the dark side of the technology, such as the development of the intercontinental ballistic missile and the advent of the Cold War. Highly recommended, especially for public and college library history and science collections.

The History Of Saudia Arabia, second edition
Wayne H. Bowen
PO Box 1911, Santa Barbara, CA 93116-1911
9781610698764, $58.00,

Saudi Arabia is the largest Arab state in Western Asia by land area (approximately 830,000 square miles and constitutes the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula), and the second-largest in the Arab world after Algeria. It is bordered by Jordan and Iraq to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Oman to the southeast, and Yemen in the south. It is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast and much of its terrain consists of inhospitable desert. Now in an updated and expanded second edition, "The History of Saudi Arabia" by Wayne H. Bowen (Professor and Chair of the Department of History, Southeast Missouri State University) is a 194 page history of a critically important country that figures prominently in the complex politics of the Middle East and in the global economy due to its oil resources. Chronologically organized and presented, "The History of Saudi Arabia" is organized into nine chapters: Introduction - Saudi Arabia Today; Arabia before Muhammad to A.D. 570; The Prophet Muhammad and the Arabs: A.D. 570-700; Arabia and the Muslim Empires: 700-1700; Te House of Saud: 1700-1902; The Creation of Saudi Arabia: 1902-1932; The Kingdom of Ibn Saud: 1932-1973; Saudi Arabia in the Modern World: 1973-2001; The Iron Domino: 2001-2014. Enhanced with the inclusion of a Timeline of Historical Events; an eight page list of Notable People in the History of Saudi Arabia; a four page Glossary; an eight page Annotated Bibliography; and a five page Index, "The History of Saudi Arabia" is an exceptionally informative and thoroughly 'reader friendly' introduction to the history of Saudi Arabia. Very highly recommended for community and academic library World History reference collections. Ideal for the non-specialist general reader with an interest in knowing this history and evolution of Saudi Arabia, it should be noted that "The History of Saudi Arabia" is also available in a Kindle edition ($27.49).

The Mossad
Marc E. Vargo
McFarland & Company
PO Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640
9780786479146, $35.00,

The Mossad (Hebrew: "Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations") is the national intelligence agency of Israel. It is one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community, along with Aman (military intelligence) and Shin Bet (internal security). The Mossad is responsible for intelligence collection, covert operations, and counterterrorism, as well as bringing Jews to Israel from countries where official Aliyah agencies are forbidden, and protecting Jewish communities. Its director reports directly to the Prime Minister. "The Mossad: Six Landmark Missions of the Israeli Intelligence Agency, 1960-1990" by Marc E. Vargo is a 308 page compendium giving a detailed account of six major missions carried out by Israel's premier special ops service: Operation Eichmann; Operation Wrath of God (in response to the 1972 Summer Olympics massacre of Israel athletes); Operation Entebbe; Operation Opera; Operation Poumbat and the Vanunu Affair (two cases involving nuclear issues). Enhanced with the inclusion of ten pages of Chapter Notes; a ten page Bibliography; and a thirteen page Index, "The Mossad: Six Landmark Missions of the Israeli Intelligence Agency, 1960-1990" is very highly recommended reading and a valued addition to community and academic library 20th Century Israeli History collections. Especially appropriate for the non-specialist general reader with an interest in this Israeli intelligence service, it should be noted that "The Mossad" is also available in a Kindle edition ($14.74).

The Native American Studies Shelf

The Cherokee Struggle to Maintain Identity in the 17th and 18th Centuries
William R. Reynolds, Jr.
McFarland & Company
PO Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640
9780786473175, $55.00,

The Cherokee are a Native American tribe indigenous to the Southeastern United States (principally Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina). They speak an Iroquoian language. In the 19th century, historians and ethnographers recorded their oral tradition that told of the tribe having migrated south in ancient times from the Great Lakes region, where other Iroquoian-speaking peoples were. "The Cherokee Struggle to Maintain Identity in the 17th and 18th Centuries" by William R. Reynolds, Jr. (a direct descendent of Chickamauga Cherokee Chief Doublehead) is a 436 page history covering 200 years of European contact and interaction with the Cherokee Nation. Informed and informative, "The Cherokee Struggle to Maintain Identity in the 17th and 18th Centuries" is a work of considerable scholarship and thoroughly 'reader friendly' from beginning to end. Enhanced with the inclusion of twelve pages of Chapter Notes; an eight page Bibliography; and a thirty-five page Index, "The Cherokee Struggle to Maintain Identity in the 17th and 18th Centuries" is an invaluable and significant work of impressive scholarship making it a critically important and strongly recommended addition to academic library Native American Studies reference collections in general, and the Cherokee Nation History supplemental studies reading lists in particular. It should be noted that "The Cherokee Struggle to Maintain Identity in the 17th and 18th Centuries" is also available in a Kindle edition ($16.49).

The Health/Medicine Shelf

The Vegiterranean Diet
Julieanna Hever, MS, RD
Da Capo Press / Lifelong Books
c/o Perseus Book Group
250 W. 57th St., Suite 1500
New York, NY 10107
9780738217895 $17.99

Registered dietician Julieanna Hever presents The Vegiterranean Diet, a user-friendly resource to planning an oil- and meat-free Mediterranean diet, combining the health benefits of Mediterranean cuisine and the vegetarian lifestyle. Featuring over sixty recipes that can be mixed or matched into 21-day meal plans, The Vegiterranean Diet is enthusiastically recommended for health-conscious individuals everywhere. "Nonheme iron is widely available from plants like leafy greens, beans, and oatmeal. Eating a healthy array of these foods and eating them together with a source of vitamin C (found in fruits and vegetables) that aids in absorption will prevent both iron deficiency and the pro-oxidative effects of excess iron."

Human Fungal Pathogens
Edited by Arturo Casadevall, et. al.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
500 Sunnyside Boulevard
Woodbury NY 11797-2924
9781621820758 $135.00

Written and edited by professionals in the field, Human Fungal Pathogens reviews the biology and diseases of fungal pathogens. A resource written for biologists, medical professionals, or possibly advanced students, Human Fungal Pathogens compiles essays by a variety of distinguished authors. Individual writings include "Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Fungal Pathogens", "Adaptive Immunity to Fungi", "Fungal Morphogenesis", "Mechanisms of Antifungal Drug Resistance", "Black Molds and Melanized Yeasts Pathogenic to Humans", and much more. Each essay cites a wealth of references, and an index allows for easy cross-reference of this worthy contribution to medical and graduate school library collections.

Epidemiology: Beyond The Basics, third edition
Moyses Szklo & F. Javier Nieto
Jones & Bartlett Learning
5 Wall Street, Burlington, MA 01803
9781449604691, $116.95,

Epidemiology is the science that studies the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. It is the cornerstone of public health, and informs policy decisions and evidence-based practice by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventive healthcare. Epidemiologists help with study design, collection, and statistical analysis of data, and interpretation and dissemination of results (including peer review and occasional systematic review). Epidemiology has helped develop methodology used in clinical research, public health studies, and, to a lesser extent, basic research in the biological sciences. Major areas of epidemiological study include disease etiology, transmission, outbreak investigation, disease surveillance and screening, biomonitoring, and comparisons of treatment effects such as in clinical trials. Epidemiologists rely on other scientific disciplines like biology to better understand disease processes, statistics to make efficient use of the data and draw appropriate conclusions, social sciences to understand proximate and distal causes better, and engineering for exposure assessment. Now in a fully updated and expanded third edition, "Epidemiology: Beyond The Basics" is the work of Moyses Szklo (Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland) and F. Javier Nieto (Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin). This 516 page compendium is comprised of ten chapters organized into five major sections: An introduction to the basic study designs in analytical epidemiology; Measures of disease occurrence and association; Threats to validity and issues of interpretation; Dealing with threats to validity; Issues of reporting and application of epidemiologic results. Enhanced with the inclusion of six appendices and a comprehensive index, "Epidemiology: Beyond The Basics" is an ideal textbook for medical school curriculums and a valued addition to academic library Health & Medicine reference collections.

Dementia Beyond Disease
G. Allen Power, M.D.
Health Professions Press
PO Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624
9781938870132, $36.99,

Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember such that a person's daily functioning is affected. Other common symptoms include emotional problems, problems with language, and a decrease in motivation. A person's consciousness is not affected. For the diagnosis to be present it must be a change from a person's usual mental functioning and a greater decline than one would expect due to aging. These diseases also have a significant effect on a person's caregivers. "Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being" by G. Allen Power (a board certified internist and geriatrician who is also the Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester, New York) is a 305 page compendium that focuses on how to apply a well-being approach to the everyday care of people living with dementia; offers a highly adaptable framework that can be adopted in any living environment; provides valuable insight on overcoming physical and operational barriers to well-being; and is a practical source of person-centered, strengths-based approaches to dementia patient care. Enhanced with a six page list of References; a two page list of Resources, and a twelve page Index, "Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being" is exceptionally well written and highly recommended, especially for the non-specialist general reader with a responsibility for the care and comfort of a patient or a loved one with dementia. Highly recommended for both community and academic library Health & Medicine instructional reference collections, it should be noted that "Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being" is also available in a Kindle edition ($21.49).

The Art Shelf

Montana's Charlie Russell
Jennifer Bottomly-O'Looney & Kirby Lambert
Montana Historical Society Press
PO Box 201201, Helena, MT 59620
National Book Network (distributor)
4501 Forbes Boulevard, Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706
9781940527109, $80.00,

Charles Marion Russell (March 19, 1864 - October 24, 1926), was an artist of the Old American West. Russell created more than 2,000 paintings of cowboys, Indians, and landscapes set in the Western United States and in Alberta, Canada, in addition to bronze sculptures. Known as 'the cowboy artist', Russell was also a storyteller and author. The C. M. Russell Museum Complex located in Great Falls, Montana houses more than 2,000 Russell artworks, personal objects, and artifacts. Russell's mural titled Lewis and Clark Meeting the Flathead Indians hangs in the state capitol building in Helena, Montana. Russell's 1918 painting Piegans sold for $5.6 million at a 2005 auction. The collaborative work of Jennifer Bottomly-O'Looney (Senior Curator of the Montana Historical Society) and Kirby Lambert (Director of the Outreach and Interpretations Program, Montana Historical Society), "Montana's Charlie Russell: Art in the Collection of the Montana Historical Society" is an impressive 432 page compendium beautifully showcasing the artwork of Charlie Russell with each superbly reproduced and flawless image enhanced with an a informed and informative commentary. An absolute "must" for academic library American Art History collections, "Montana's Charlie Russell: Art in the Collection of the Montana Historical Society" would make an enduringly popular and appropriate choice as a community library' Memorial Fund acquisition.

The Judicial Studies Shelf

Clean Air Handbook, fourth edition
Hunton & Williams
Bernan Press
c/o Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706
9781598886474 $115.00

Now in an updated fourth edition, Clean Air Handbook is a solid handbook to the Clean Air Act, including the Clear Skies Initiative. Offering an overview of the regulatory requirements of the Clean Air Act and its amendments, a summary of the history and structure of the Clean Air Act, summaries of the EPA's rules for state-administered Title V operating permit programs, the key rules that the EPA puts forth to implement the Title IV acid rain program, and more, Clean Air Handbook is an excellent consultation resource. Although Clean Air Handbook cannot substitute for the services of a qualified lawyer with experience in environmental cases, it is an invaluable reference to familiarize oneself with before engaging the expensive services of one.

Profiling and Criminal Justice in America, second edition
Jeff Bumgarner
PO Box 1911, Santa Barbara, CA 93116-1911
9781610698511, $58.00,

Criminal profiling, also known as offender profiling, is a behavioral and investigative tool that is intended to help investigators to accurately predict and profile the characteristics of unknown criminal subjects or offenders. Now in a fully updated and expanded second edition, "Profiling and Criminal Justice in America: A Reference Handbook" by Jeff Bumgarner (Professor and Department head of Criminal Justice and Political Science, North Dakota State University) is a 377 page compendium comprised of five major sections with respect to the uses of criminal profiling within the context of American law enforcement: Background and History; Problems, Controversies, and Solutions; Perspectives; Profiles; Data and Documents. Enhanced with the inclusion of a section of Resources (Academic Studies; Books); a two page Chronology; a ten page Glossary; and a twenty-four page Index, "Profiling and Criminal Justice in America: A Reference Handbook" is a seminal and invaluable contribution that should be a part of every academic and governmental library's Judicial Studies and Police Procedural Studies reference collection and supplemental studies reading list. It should be noted that "Profiling and Criminal Justice in America: A Reference Handbook" is also available in a Kindle edition ($52.19).

The Library Science Shelf

Rightsizing The Academic Library Collection
Suzanne M. Ward
ALA Editions
c/o American Library Association
50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611
9780838912980, $60.00,

An academic library is a library that is attached to a higher education institution which serves two complementary purposes to support the school's curriculum, and to support the research of the university faculty and students. It is unknown how many academic libraries there are internationally. An academic and research portal maintained by UNESCO links to 3,785 libraries. According to the National Center for Education Statistics there are an estimated 3,700 academic libraries in the United States. The support of teaching and learning requires material for class readings and for student papers. In the past, the material for class readings, intended to supplement lectures as prescribed by the instructor, has been called reserves. In the period before electronic resources became available, the reserves were supplied as actual books or as photocopies of appropriate journal articles. "Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection" by librarian Suzanne M. Ward (Head Collection Management, Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette, Indiana) is a 168 page compendium that is deftly organized into five chapters: Background; Traditional Deselection Solutions; Rightsizing Solutions; Project Management; The Future of Physical Collections in Academic Libraries. Enhanced with the inclusion of an eight page listing of References and a twenty-three page Index, "Rightsizing The Academic Library Collection" is a critically important for professional librarians charged with maintaining the standards of an academic library, as well as an addition to university level Library Science curriculum supplemental reading lists.

Rethinking Reference For Academic Libraries
Carrie Forbes & Jennifer Bowers, editors
Rowman & Littlefield
4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706
9781442244511, $75.00,

The advent of the internet and web-based technologies has had an extensive impact on the reference and research services provided by academic, corporate, and governmental libraries and library systems. This digitally driven evolution has resulted in an increasing demand for specialized professional competencies and support literature. Knowledgeably compiled and co-edited by Carrie Forbes (Associate Dean for Student and Scholar Services, Penrose Library, University of Denver) and Jennifer Bowers (Associate Professor and social sciences librarian, University of Denver), "Rethinking Reference for Academic Libraries: Innovative Developments and Future Trends" is a 262 page compendium comprised of fourteen informed and informative articles by experts in the field. These contributions are deftly organized into five major sections: Collaboration: Partnerships for Lifelong Learning; Diversity: Meeting the Information Needs of a Changing Demographic; Technology: Reference Service Beyond the Library Walls; Assessment: Does Reference Make a Difference?; Professional Competencies: Skills for a New Generation. Enhanced with the inclusion of a ten page Index, "Rethinking Reference For Academic Libraries" is a critically important contribution to academic library and professional Library Science reference collections and supplemental reading lists. It should be noted that "Rethinking Reference For Academic Libraries" is also available in a paperback edition (9781442244528, $55.00) and a Kindle edition ($43.99).

Social Media For Creative Libraries, second edition
Phil Bradley
Facet Publishing
7 Ridgmount Street, London, England, WC1E 7AE
9781856047135, $95.00,

Social media are computer-mediated tools that allow people to create, share or exchange information, ideas, and pictures/videos in virtual communities and networks. Social media is defined as "a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content". Furthermore, social media depend on mobile and web-based technologies to create highly interactive platforms through which individuals and communities share, co-create, discuss, and modify user-generated content. They introduce substantial and pervasive changes to communication between organizations, communities, and individuals. These changes are the focus of the emerging field of technoself studies (TSS), an interdisciplinary domain about human identity in a technology-driven society. Now in a fully updated and expanded second edition "Social Media for Creative Libraries: How to Maximize Impact and Reach" is a 288 page compendium deftly organized into informed and informative chapters: An Introduction to Social Media; Authority Checking; Guiding Tools; Current Awareness and Selective Dissemination of Information Resources; Presentation Tools; Teaching and Training; Communication; Marketing and Promotion - The Groundwork; Marketing and Promotion - The Practicalities; Creating a Social Media Policy. Enhanced with an appendix (Social Media Disasters) and a 121 page index, "Social Media for Creative Libraries: How to Maximize Impact and Reach" is impressively instructive and 'user friendly', making it a highly prized and recommended addition to personal, professional, community, corporate, and academic library 'Library Science' reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.

The Economic Studies Shelf

Confronting the Shadow Economy
Colin C. Williams
Edward Elgar Publishing
9 Dewey Court, Northampton, MA 01060-3815
9781782546030, $130.00,

A 'shadow economy' is a black market or underground economy which functions as a market in which goods or services are traded illegally. The key distinction of a black market trade is that the transaction itself is illegal. The goods or services may or may not themselves be illegal to own, or to trade through other, legal channels. Because the transactions are illegal, the market itself is forced to operate outside the formal economy that is supported by the established state power. Common motives for operating in black markets are to trade contraband, avoid taxes, or skirt price controls. Typically the totality of such activity is referred to with the definite article as a complement to the official economies, by market for such goods and services, e.g. "the black market in bush meat". The black market is considered a subset of the informal economy, of which 1.8 billion people worldwide are employed. "Confronting the Shadow Economy: Evaluating Tax Compliance and Behaviour Policies" by Colin C. Williams (Professor of Public Policy, School of Management, University of Sheffield, UK) is a 296 page compendium organized into four major sections: Extend and Nature of the Shadow Economy; Policy Approaches; Direct Controls; Indirect Controls. Informative, explanatory, and instructive, "Confronting the Shadow Economy: Evaluating Tax Compliance and Behaviour Policies" is enhanced with the inclusion of a forty-eight page list of References and a twenty-three page Index. An impressive work of substantial scholarship, "Confronting the Shadow Economy: Evaluating Tax Compliance and Behaviour Policies" is a critically important contribution to academic and governmental library Economics reference collections and supplemental studies lists.

The Biography Shelf

Delius And His Music
Martin Lee-Brown & Paul Guinery
Boydell Press
c/o Boydell & Brewer Inc
668 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620-2731
9781843839590, $50.00,

Frederick Theodore Albert Delius, CH (29 January 1862 - 10 June 1934) was an English composer. Born in the north of England to a prosperous mercantile family, he resisted attempts to recruit him to commerce. He was sent to Florida in the United States in 1884 to manage an orange plantation. There he soon neglected his managerial duties, and in 1886 returned to Europe. Having been influenced by African-American music during his short stay in Florida, he began composing. After a brief period of formal musical study in Germany beginning in 1886, he embarked on a full-time career as a composer in Paris and then in nearby Grez-sur-Loing, where he and his wife Jelka lived for the rest of their lives, except during the First World War. The collaborative work of Martin Lee-Brown and Paul Guinery, "Delius and His Music" is a 560 page biography that is meticulously detailed and impressively informative. Enhanced with twenty-eight illustrations, three appendices, a two page listing of suggested further readings, and a fifty-three page Index, "Delius And His Music" is a very strongly recommended contribution to academic library collections.

Rancher Archaeologist
George C. Frison
The University of Utah Press
295 South 1500 East, Suite 5400, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0860
9781607813293, $45.00,

George Carr Frison (Born November 11, 1924) is an American archaeologist. He has been given the Society for American Archaeology's Lifetime Achievement Award, the Paleoarchaeologist of the Century Award, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He was Wyoming's first State Archaeologist, and was a founder of the University of Wyoming Anthropology Department. "Rancher Archaeologist: A Career in Two Different Worlds" is Professor Frison's 304 page biography in which he details his life and work, and most especially, how a Wyoming rancher developed into one of the country's influential archaeologists. Deftly written from beginning to end, "Rancher Archaeologist: A Career in Two Different Worlds" is enhanced with the inclusion of illustrations, an appendix (Milestones), an eighteen page list of cited references, and an eleven page index. Informed and informative, "Rancher Archaeologist: A Career in Two Different Worlds" is very highly recommended for both academic and community American Biography and American Archaeology reference collections.

The Architecture Shelf

Home Building Mistakes & Fixes
Buck Nemetz
Craftsman Book Company
6058 Corte del Cedro, Carlsbad, CA 92009
9781572183025, $52.50,

In "Home Building Mistakes & Fixes", Buck Nemetz draws upon his personal experience and hard won expertise from building his own two-story house to write a 382 page instruction manual and guide with a special focus on the kinds of construction errors and remedies that are often encountered -- even by professionals. "Home Building Mistakes & Fixes" covers Sitework (boundary lines, setbacks, utilities); Foundations (formwork, reinforcement, squaring & leveling, hidden septic systems); Basements (concrete pours, block walls, slabs); Carpentry (plywood on subfloors & walls, drywall, insulation, support walls, bracing); Roofing (uneven rows, bowed ridges, leaking valleys, out-of-square and sagging roofs); Electrical (tricky writing issues); Plumbing (unusual leaks, fixtures that won't unbolt, water heaters, wells, pumps); Drywall (easy, cost-effective repairs that work); Windows & Doors (changing window sizes, warped door frames); Eaves & Vents (warped eaves, ice buildup); Siding (headroom problems, newels, stringers); Kitchens (countertop issues, sink cutouts, cabinets); Outdoors (decks, fences, porches). Profusely illustrated, informed and informative, thoroughly 'user friendly', "Home Building Mistakes & Fixes" is strongly recommended for personal, professional, and community library instructional reference collections.

The Education Shelf

Advanced Common Core Math Explorations: Fractions
Jerry Burkhart
Prufrock Press
PO Box 8813, Waco, TX 76714-8813
9781618212658, $29.95,

"Advanced Common Core Math Explorations: Fractions" is a 168 page compendium comprised of challenging and engaging activities designed to deepen and extend a student's understanding of concepts in compliance with Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. The investigations in "Advanced Common Core Math Explorations: Fractions" stretch students' mathematical imaginations to their limits as they solve puzzles, create stories, and explore fraction-related concepts that take them from the mathematics of ancient Greece to the outer reaches of infinity. Each activity comes with detailed support for classroom implementation including learning goals, discussion guides, detailed solutions, and suggestions for extending the investigation. There is also a free supplemental e-book offering strategies for motivation, assessment, parent communication, and suggestions for using the materials in different learning environments. Exceptionally 'student friendly' in organization and presentation, "Advanced Common Core Math Explorations: Fractions" is very highly recommended for school math class curriculums and would be appropriate as home schooling based fractions workbook as well.

Service-Learning In Higher Education
Phylis Lan Lin, et al.
University of Indianapolis Press
1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227
9781880938850, $44.95,

Service learning is a method of teaching that combines classroom instruction with meaningful community service. This form of learning emphasizes critical thinking and personal reflection while encouraging a heightened sense of community, civic engagement, and personal responsibility. The Community Service Act of 1990, which authorized the Learn and Serve America grant program, defines service learning as a method under which students or participants learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service that is conducted in and meets the needs of a community; is coordinated with an elementary school, secondary school, institution of higher education, or community service program, and with the community; and helps foster civic responsibility; and that is integrated into and enhances the academic curriculum of the students, or the educational components of the community service program in which the participants are enrolled; and provides structured time for the students or participants to reflect on the service experience. Service learning offers students immediate opportunities to apply classroom learning to support or enhance the work of local agencies that often exist to effect positive change in the community. Collectively compiled and co-edited by the team of Phylis Lan Line, Mark R. Wiegand, and Antoinette R. Smith-Talken, "Service-Learning In Higher Education: Building Community Across The Globe" is a 297 page compendium comprised of twenty-two articles by leading researchers and experts in the field. Informed and informative, "Service-Learning In Higher Education" is highly recommended for academic library Education Studies reference collections and would prove to be of special interest to service-learning researchers, administrators, and academicians.

In Defense of Read-Aloud
Steven L. Layne
Stenhouse Publishers
480 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101-3451
9781625310408 $21.00

Dr. Steven L. Layne (Professor of Literacy Education at Judson University of Elgin Illinois) presents In Defense of Read-Aloud: Sustaining Best Practice, a treatise in the field of literacy education that strongly supports reading aloud to children in grades K-12. In addition to cognitive development theory and justification, In Defense of Read-Aloud is filled with practical tips for effectively incorporating read-aloud sessions into professional educational practice. "Once the read-aloud is successfully launched, you need to keep it moving along. Whatever the schedule becomes, be sure it is something your students can count on. In other words, don't make them 'earn it.'" An excellent supplementary resource for schoolteachers, In Defense of Read-Aloud is highly recommended for professional and college library education shelves.

The Jobs/Career Shelf

They Teach That in College!?, third edition
Andrew Morkes
College & Career Press
PO Box 300484, Chicago, IL 60630
9780982921081 $19.95

They Teach That in College!? showcases more than 100 intriguing, unorthodox, and lesser-known college majors, such as "Culinology", "Expeditionary Studies", "Music Therapy", "Renewable Energy", or "Zoo Science". Each major is spotlighted with an overview, contact information of colleges and universities that offer these majors, lists of typical classes and employers, and more. Over 60 interviews with college professors round out this exceptional and inspirational guide for surveying the possibilities of one's future. They Teach That in College!? deserves to be in every high school and public library collection.

The Autism Shelf

Functional Behavior Assessment For People With Autism, second edition
Beth A. Glasberg & Robert H. LaRue
Woodbine House
6510 Bells Mill Road, Bethesda, MD 20817
9781606132043, $21.95,

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child's life. The signs typically develop gradually, but some children with autism will reach their developmental milestones at a normal pace and then regress. Co-authored by academicians Beth A. Glasberg (Director of Glasberg Behavioral Consulting Services) and Robert H. LaRue (Director of Behavioral Research Services, Douglass Development Disabilities Center), "Functional Behavior Assessment for People with Autism: Making Sense of Seemingly Senseless Behavior" is now in a newly revised, updated and expanded second edition. This 175 page compendium is comprised of new research, case studies, and illustrative anecdotes with respect to revealing how clinicians conduct functional behavior evaluations including behavior observation, measurements, data collection, and testing. "Functional Behavior Assessment For People With Autism" is highly recommended and instructive reading -- particularly for the parents and classroom teachers of autistic children.

The Holocaust Studies Shelf

Anne Frank: Silent Witness
Ronald Wilfred Jansen
RWJ Publishing
9789490482084, $18.00,

Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank (12 June 1929 - early March 1945) was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her wartime diary "The Diary of a Young Girl" has been the basis for several plays and films. Born in the city of Frankfurt in Weimar Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Born a German national, Frank lost her citizenship in 1941. She gained international fame posthumously after her diary was published. It documents her experiences hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. "Anne Frank.: Silent Witnesses. Reminders of a Jewish Girl's Life" by R. W. Jansen is a 298 page compendium relating the life and circumstances of Anne Frank by Ronald Wilfred Jansen who visited her home addresses in Frankfurt am Main, Aachen and Amsterdam; her hiding place the Secret Annex; and the Westerbork, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps where Anne Frank was imprisoned. "Anne Frank: Silent Witness" describes her history and the objects that today still remind us of the environment in which she lived. His motivation for writing this book is that it was one of the last opportunities he would have to contact the people who knew Anne; these people revealed some new facts about her and her world. Other contemporaries of Anne Frank also contributed fascinating information about her surroundings. By tracing her footsteps, he gained a more complete picture of Anne Frank and her environment. Simply stated, "Anne Frank: Silent Witness" is a fitting memorial to perpetuate a story that should never be forgotten, especially in our contemporary world filled with the kind of ethnic driven persecuting violence that is slaughtering tens of thousands and displacing millions throughout the Middle East and beyond.

The Military Shelf

Clausewitz in his Time
Peter Paret
Berghahn Books
20 Jay Street, Suite 512
Brooklyn, NY 11201
9781782385813 $39.95

Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) was a Prussian general and military theorist, perhaps best known for his timeless aphorism "War is the continuation of politics by other means". Clausewitz in his Time: Essays in the Cultural and Intellectual History of Thinking about War studies Clausewitz's philosophy about warfare at length, with particular emphasis on Clausewitz's contributions to the evolution of military strategy. Surveying Clausewitz's life, the people he knew (including the philosophers and military theorists who were his contemporaries), his military undertakings, and his legacy to future generations, Clausewitz in his Time is an extensively researched, studious, and enlightening portrait of a keen and multifaceted human mind. Highly recommended, especially for public and college library military history and military theory shelves.

The Computer Shelf

Real-World Data Mining
Dursun Delen
Pearson Technology Group
801 East 96th Street, #300
Indianapolis, IN 46240-3759
9780133551075 $79.99

Data mining is a subfield of computer science; it is the practice and art of discerning patterns or useful information from large data sets. Real-World Data Mining: Applied Business Analytics and Decision Making addresses this field from a results-focused point of view, with particular emphasis on how findings from data mining can be applied to improve business performance. Chapters including an introduction to analytics and data mining, as well as commonly used processes, algorithms, and methodologies. Although Real-World Data Mining is written to be as accessible as reasonably possible, with carefully delineated, plain-terms explanations, the reader's familiarity with the fundamentals of computer science and mathematics is presumed. An excellent resource for computer science students or professionals seeking to better understand the practical uses of data mining, Real-World Data Mining is especially recommended for college library Computer Science shelves.

The Language Studies Shelf

A Roman Women Reader
Sheila K. Dickison and Judith P. Hallett
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
1570 Baskin Road
Mundelein, IL 60060
9780865166622 $19.00

A Roman Women Reader: Selections from the Second Century BCE Through the Second Century CE is a selection of Latin readings gathered from texts and genres across four centuries. The common theme is that, taken together, the passages portray the historical role of women in Roman antiquity. Shown as wives, mothers, friends, and lovers; sometimes even in expressly erotic roles. Intended especially for college-level students of Latin, A Roman Women Reader is filled with 780 lines of unadapted Latin text in 21 readings from a wide array of sources, a complete vocabulary, exhaustive commentary reading, and a suggested reading time line. Highly recommended for college library shelves, as a scholarly supplement to the study of the Latin language.

The Parenting Shelf

Parenting Your Delinquent, Defiant, or Out-of-Control Teen
Patrick M. Duffy, Jr., PsyD
New Harbinger Press
5674 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
9781626250833 $16.95

Clinical psychologist Patrick M. Duffy, Jr. presents Parenting Your Delinquent, Defiant, or Out-of-Control Teen, a serious-minded, practical guide to parents struggling with teenagers engaged in troublesome behaviors such as drinking, taking drugs, skipping school, or fighting. Chapters address multiple valuable strategies, including functional family therapy and multisystemic therapy. An absolute must-read for parents whose teens may be on the verge of getting into trouble with the law, Parenting Your Delinquent, Defiant, or Out-of-Control Teen is worthy of the highest recommendation. "If you notice that you, your spouse, your child, or anyone else is beginning to show signs of resorting to physical violence, you, and others at risk, should get out immediately and call for help if necessary. When safety is at stake, there is no need to give a signal; that opportunity has been missed. At this point, your primary goal is safety. Get to a safe place... Wait for help to arrive or for the situation to subside."

Dr. Toy's Smart Play Smart Toys, fourth edition
Stevanne Auerbach, PhD
Regent Press
2747 Regent Street, Berkeley, CA 94705
9781587902758 $19.95

Now in an updated and expanded fourth edition, Dr. Toy's Smart Play Smart Toys is a guide for parents, caretakers, and teachers, about using toys and play to stimulate physical, intellectual, and creative growth in children. With tips specific to babies, toddlers, preschoolers, primary school children, older children, and special needs children, Dr. Toy's Smart Play Smart Toys is a welcome font of ideas and recommendations to counter the passive lure of television. With regard to video games, Dr. Toy writes, "Not all electronic games are actually bad. But most are too often mind limiting, eye straining, and frequently teach skewed values like excessive violence. It is doubtful the 'skills' learned add to intelligence, creativity, or emotional growth. Look for positive values, educational content and sports and other themes that are skill building." Dr. Toy's Smart Play Smart Toys is a welcome addition to public library parenting shelves, and a choice pick for family reference and day-to-day use. Highly recommended.

The Environmental Studies Shelf

Future Arctic
Edward Struzik
Island Press
2000 M St NW Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036
9781610914406 $27.00

Journalist, explorer, and award-winning writer Edward Struzik presents Future Arctic: Field Notes from a World on the Edge, a glimpse at how the Arctic is rapidly changing today. As the polar ice retreats, and more species of plants and animals migrate northward, the Arctic becomes increasingly unrecognizable. Hybridization accelerates between grizzly bears and polar bears; arctic foxes and red foxes; narwhals and belugas. Diseases that were held back by extreme cold temperatures are beginning to spread to species that have no immunity against them. And that is only the beginning - ocean currents could potentially shift, and mass extinctions could be on the horizon. Many people of different cultures depend on the bounty of the Arctic to survive; as the land changes, how can they best adapt? Accessible to readers of all backgrounds, Future Arctic is not strident or preachy, but neither does it downplay the harsh consequences of changes in the Arctic, even as it sifts through the mistakes and success stories of environmental conservation efforts in search of a sustainable path going forward. Highly recommended, especially for public library Environmental Studies and Natural History shelves.

Reef Libre
Robert Wintner
Taylor Trade Publishing
c/o Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706
9781630760731 $45.00

Featuring striking, full-color nature photography throughout, Reef Libre: The Last, Best Reefs in the World is a coffee-table book showcasing the breathtaking beauty of Cuba's reefs and aquatic wildlife. The only known reef system in the world with 100% biodiversity, 100% coral cover and a complete host of apex predators, will Cuba's continue to thrive? The lack of U.S. tourism and marginal development have left them pristine, but for how long? A DVD accompanies this stunning showcase postulating serious ecological and moral conundrums. Reef Libre is a treasury for environmental studies shelves and especially recommended for public library collections.

The Literary Studies Shelf

"Who, What Am I?"
Irina Paperno
Cornell University Press
512 East State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
9780801453342 $35.00

"Who, What Am I?": Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self is a scholarly examination and guide to the personal nonfiction writings of author Leo Tolstoy, who is best known for his classic long novels "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina". Studying Tolstoy's diaries, religious tracts, autobiographical fragments, letters, personal confessions, and more over the course of his life from 1850 to 1910, "Who, What Am I?" reveals the self-imposed philosophical and religious quest of a literary genius. Part philosophical reflection on the problems of the self, and part insight into Tolstoy's psychology, "Who, What Am I?" is a welcome contribution to college library Literary Studies shelves.

Understanding Dave Eggers
Timothy W. Galow
University of South Carolina Press
718 Devine Street
Columbia, SC 29208
9781611174274 $39.95 hc
9781611174281 $21.95 ebook

Understanding Dave Eggers is a literary analysis of the American author's novels, anthologies, and film scripts. Accessible to scholars and lay readers alike, Understanding Dave Eggers devotes a chapter to each of Eggers' major works, exploring their autobiographical and humanitarian themes, as well as their narrative styles and cultural context. Notes, a bibliography, and an index round out this superb resource, especially recommended for college library Literary Studies shelves.

The Maine Woods
Henry David Thoreau
Foreword by Richard Francis Fleck
WestWinds Press
c/o Graphic Arts Books
PO Box 56118
Portland, OR 97238-6118
9780882409597 $18.99

The Maine Woods is a classic treatise about author Henry David Thoreau's experiences in the forests of Maine. Now in a redesigned edition celebrating 150 years in print with a forward by Thoreau scholar Richard Francis Fleck, and a map showing the routes and dates of Thoreau's three journeys (produced by nonprofit forest preservation organization Maine Woods Forever), The Maine Woods remains an immersive experience in the beauty, majesty, and wonder of nature. Highly recommended, especially for public and college library literary shelves.

The Political Science Shelf

Inside the Brotherhood
Hazem Kandil
c/o Blackwell Publishing
350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148
9780745682914 $25.00

The Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt is a Sunni Islamist religious, political, and social movement, estimated to have 2 million or more supporters. Founded in 1928, the movement has been the target of multiple government crackdowns, and accused of terrorism. The Muslim Brotherhood made headlines when it won almost half the seats of the 2011-12 parliamentary elections, and its candidate, Mohamed Morsi, won the June 2012 presidential election. Yet the Egyptian population turned hostile toward the Brotherhood. Within a year, mass protests led to the overthrow of Morsi. Egyptian court banned the Brotherhood and its associations, and after a bombing attack, the military-backed Egyptian government declared the Brotherhood a terrorist group (the Brotherhood later issued a statement condemning the violence). Inside the Brotherhood is an extensive, in-depth study of the organization and its members, grounded in years of participation, observation, interviews, previously inaccessible documents, and dozens of memoirs and writings. From the evolution of the Brotherhood's social networks, to the formation of its unique ideology, Inside the Brotherhood scrutinizes the organization intensely and reveals why attempts to compare it to secular social movements are fundamentally flawed. A "must-have" for Political Science, Islamic Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies, Inside the Brotherhood is highly recommended especially for public and college library collections.

Capitalism v. Democracy
Timothy K. Kuhner
Stanford Law Books
c/o Stanford University Press
425 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063-3126
9780804791564 $27.95

Timothy K. Kuhner (Associate Professor at Georgia State University College of Law) presents Capitalism v. Democracy, a harshly candid accounting of America's gradual shift toward plutocracy (rule of the wealthy). The Citizens United court decision that allowed unlimited money to influence politics has accelerated a floodgate trend. As of the last national elections, it costs roughly $1 billion to become President, $10 million to become a Senator, and $1 million to become a Member of the House - without ludicrous amounts of money to spend, a candidate has no prayer of responding to their opponents' accusations, regardless of whether they're true or false. As gaining political office becomes increasingly dependent on one's ability to curry favor with wealthy individuals and corporations, American government and economics become increasingly distorted in favor of the super-rich, and at the expensive of everyone else. Insufficiently regulated free-market capitalism prompted the financial crisis of 2009 and the Great Recession, yet a political system dominated by wealthy special interests appears unable to take the necessary action to prevent the nightmare from happening again. Kuhner postulates that nothing less than an amendment to the Constitution is required to halt the privatization of democracy. Capitalism v. Democracy is a "must-have" for public and college library Political Science shelves, highly recommended.

The Social Issues Shelf

The Shame Borne in Silence, revised edition
Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D.
Urim Publications
c/o Lambda Publishers
527 Empire Boulevard
Brooklyn, New York 11225
9789655241662 $18.95

Now in a revised edition, The Shame Borne in Silence: Spouse Abuse in the Jewish Community attacks the myth that Jews do not abuse their spouses. Rabbi and psychiatrist Dr. Abraham Twerski sheds light on this terrible social ill, contrary to the essence of Judaism itself. Chapters discuss the cyclic pattern of abuse, what the Torah says about domestic violence, the stories of individual survivors, the all-too-common problem of denial that abuse is taking place, child abuse and molestation, and more. A strident call to take a stand against an insidious wrong, The Shame Borne in Silence is highly recommended for public library social issues shelves.

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