Monthly Archives: March 2014

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of March 31:

Portraits from North American Indian life
Historic preservation : an introduction to its history, principles, and practice
The book : a history of the Bible
Go : a Kidd’s guide to graphic design
Art detective : spot the difference!
Chasing literacy : reading and writing in an age of acceleration
Intimacy : Poems
Dream dog
Aztec philosophy : understanding a world in motion
Handbook of transnational crime and justice
New Mexico’s Crypto-Jews : image and memory
African exodus : the origins of modern humanity

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of March 17:

An appetite for wonder : the making of a scientist : a memoir
Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches
Essential readings in wildlife management and conservation
Essential questions : opening doors to student understanding
Badluck Way : a year on theragged edge of the West
Happiness and poverty in developing countries : a global perspective
The behaviour of the domestic cat
Renewable energy : a first course
Bonsai : a patient art : the Bonsai Collection of the Chicago Botanic Garden
Marijuana : a reference handbook
Natural area tourism : ecology, impacts, and management
Learning targets : helping students aim for understanding in today’s lesson
What is history?
Jackson Pollock : a biography
Overcoming textbook fatigue : 21st century tools to revitalize teaching and learning
The low countries : arts and society in Flanders and Netherlands : [yearbook no.] 21
The geologic time scale 2012
The impact of the geological sciences on society
The web of geological sciences : advances, impacts, and interactions
The de-textbook : the stuff you didn’t know about the stuff you thought you knew
Money : the unauthorised biography
The anatomy of violence : the biological roots of crime
Drunk tank pink : and other unexpected forces that shape how we think, feel, and behave.
Assignments matter : making the connections that help students meet standards
Therapy with dreams and nightmares : theory, research & practice
The Chicano studies reader : an anthology of Aztlán, 1970-2000
Choice theory : a new psychology of personal freedom
Late Cretaceous to Quaternary strata and fossils of Texas : field excursions celebrating 125 years of GSA and Texas geology, GSA South-Central Section meeting, Austin, Texas, April 2013
Classic concepts and new directions : exploring 125 years of GSA discoveries in the Rocky Mountain Region
Do federal social programs work?
In watermelon sugar
Mexican American voices : a documentary reader

Should the Federal Government Increase its Investment in Early Learning Programs?

This April’s Congressional Digest discusses the history and current status of funding for preschool programs.  Find out more about those who argue for an expansion of preschool programs, and those who feel expanding such programs will detract from what is currently available.  Access to Congressional Digest is available to all on campus, and off-campus students, faculty, and staff.

Local author will speak on Fremont’s fatal expedition at Nielsen Library

Fremont's Fatal Fourth

The Adams State University Nielsen Library continues its mission to provide stimulating presentations for campus and community. Stuart Bryan, local author of Fremont’s Fatal Fourth Expedition (1848-1849), will discuss the purpose and disastrous outcome of famed western explorer John C. Fremont’s winter trek through Southern Colorado as well as his own efforts to retrace Fremont’s path.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the library second floor lounge. The event is free and refreshments will be provided.

Bryan, a retired science teacher from Monte Vista High School and a longtime resident of the San Luis Valley, received Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of New Mexico. Fremont’s Fatal Fourth Expedition is the end result of over twenty years of research and writing.

For more information call the Nielsen Library at 719-587-7187.

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of March 10:

Rio Grande narrow gauge : the final years, Alamosa to Chama
The power of the American presidency : 1789-2000
Sleepwalking through history : America in the Reagan years
Is God happy? : selected essays
Anxiety : a short history
Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches
My age of anxiety : fear, hope, dread, and the search for peace of mind
The sixth extinction : an unnatural history
Letters to a young conservative
How the snake lost its legs : curious tales from the frontier of evo-devo
Presidencies derailed : why university leaders fail and how to prevent it

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of March 3:

Salt, sugar, fat : how the food giants hooked us
Fortunately, the milk
Playing with books : the art of upcycling, deconstructing, & reimagining the book
The tower treasure
In the next room, or, The vibrator play
Becky Shaw
Lucretia Mott’s heresy : abolition and women’s rights in nineteenth-century America
Who says women can’t be doctors? : the story of Elizabeth Blackwell
Which is round? Which is bigger?
On a beam of light : a story of Albert Einstein
Beyond the solar system : exploring galaxies, black holes, alien planets, and more : a history with 21 activities
The tree lady : the true story of how one tree-loving woman changed a city forever
The tapir scientist
The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdős
The animal book : a collection of the fastest, fiercest, toughest, cleverest, shyest–and most surprising–animals on earth
Frog trouble : deluxe songbook
Cool tools : a catalog of possibilities
The Carpet people
The kid’s book of simple everyday science
Parrots over Puerto Rico
Little poems for tiny ears
Next fall
The widow’s blind date
Back of the throat
Statebuilding from the margins : between Reconstruction and the New Deal
In defense of history
Montaillou : the promised land of error
Mister Max : the book of lost things
What makes different sounds?
Hand it over, Harry : don’t steal
Girl to girl : honest talk about growing up and your changing body
Inside the bees’ hive
Motherless daughters : the legacy of loss
Utes, the mountain people
Pale blue dot : a vision of the human future in space
International phonetic alphabet for singers : a manual for English and foreign language diction
The mystery and meaning of the Dead Sea scrolls
Stained glass basics : techniques, tools, projects
When character was king : a story of Ronald Reagan
More making books by hand : exploring miniature books, alternative structures, and found objects
American Medical Association girl’s guide to becoming a teen
American Medical Association boys’ guide to becoming a teen
The death of conservatism
Race to incarcerate : a graphic retelling
Hollow city
Retention and resistance : writing instruction and students who leave
Taming lust : crimes against nature in the early Republic
Space-time perspectives on early colonial Moquegua