Category Archives: Books

New Books on International Security

9780190854829

Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies, an Anthology, Fifth edition

Edited by Loch K. Johnson and James J. Wirtz

Call number: JK 468 .I6 I467 2019

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This book will be of interest for history, political science, and security studies. “A diverse, comprehensive, and highly accessible set of thirty-three readings by leading experts in the field. […] features coverage of many topics including methods of intelligence collection, intelligence analysis, the danger of intelligence politicization, relationships between intelligence officers and the policymakers they serve, covert action, counterintelligence, accountability and civil liberties, and the global struggle against ISIS. New articles focus on a range of important historical and current topics in intelligence, including the President’s Daily Brief, Social Media intelligence (“SOCMINT”), drone warfare, and the implications of Edward Snowden’s controversial intelligence leaks.” — Publisher

9780199390038

The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia

By Andrei Lankov

Call number: DS 935.774 .L36 2015

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Useful for historical research as well as political science and security studies, this paperback edition of the acclaimed 2013 book is fully updated and revised. It is a history of North Korea, but the topical organization and extensive index make it easy for readers to drill right down to specific information. The author draws on sources ranging from international intelligence to personal interviews. “A native of the former Soviet Union … [Lankov] lived as an exchange student in North Korea in the 1980s. He has studied it for his entire career, using his fluency in Korean and personal contacts to build a rich, nuanced understanding. […] Lankov substitutes cold, clear analysis for the overheated rhetoric surrounding this opaque police state. After providing an accessible history of the nation, he turns his focus to what North Korea is, what its leadership thinks, and how its people cope with living in such an oppressive and poor place. He argues that North Korea is not irrational, and nothing shows this better than its continuing survival against all odds.” — Publisher

Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Website

51czxagpuzl._sx398_bo1204203200_By Jon Rognerud
Call number: HF5415.1265 .R64 2014
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Written for beginners, author Jon Rognerud offers every tip, trick, and secret from keyword research and competitive analysis, to marketing and messaging, content development, link building, and conversions and tracking of search engine positions. Local search, social media, and blogging are new to this edition, and show examples on how to optimize these important new development areas. Updated content includes social media search content that reflects strategies and market information to helps business owners easily add this companion to SEO work, blog optimization steps with best SEO tactics for creating search engine friendly sites, and the top ten hottest WordPress plugins for top traffic boost. A local SEO section shows readers how to avoid the most common mistakes on optimizing for local search and the updated section on Google analytics shows how to track top keywords and pages. An updated link building section provides new white hat SEO link building tactics to provide better long term rankings and traffic building, and an expanded resource section includes updated screen-shots of SEO applied. Step-by-step examples are written with an “at the kitchen table” type dialogue for accessibility and an advanced strategy section takes readers to the next level.

Vitamin N

71rudiq82ml._ac_ul436_search212385_The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life

by Richard Louv
Call number: BF 353.5 . N37 L694 2016
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller that defined nature-deficit disorder and launched the international children-and-nature movement, Vitamin N (for “nature”) is a complete prescription for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world right now, with 500 activities for children and adults Dozens of inspiring and thought-provoking essays Scores of informational websites Down-to-earth advice In his landmark work Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv was the first to bring widespread attention to the alienation of children from the natural world, coining the term nature-deficit disorder and outlining the benefits of a strong nature connection–from boosting mental acuity and creativity to reducing obesity and depression, from promoting health and wellness to simply having fun. That book “rivaled Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring” (the Cincinnati Enquirer), was “an absolute must-read for parents” (the Boston Globe), and “an inch-thick caution against raising the fully automated child” (the New York Times). His follow-up book, The Nature Principle, addressed the needs of adults and outlined a “new nature movement and its potential to improve the lives of all people no matter where they live” (McClatchy Newspapers). Vitamin N is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive, and practical guidebook for the whole family and the wider community, including tips not only for parents eager to share nature with their kids but also for those seeking nature-smart schools, medical professionals, and even careers. It is a dose of pure inspiration, reminding us that looking up at the stars or taking a walk in the woods is as exhilarating as it is essential, at any age.

June 2019 Children’s Books

Nonfiction

Crayon Man

By Natascha Biebow
Call Number: NC870 .B54 2019
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Celebrating the inventor of the Crayola crayon! This gloriously illustrated picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Edwin Binney, the inventor of one of the world’s most beloved toys.

Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins

By Michelle Meadows
Call Number: GV1785 .C634 M43 2019
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Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States. From her early childhood lessons to the height of her success as the first African-American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera, this is the story of a remarkable pioneer.

Fiction

Not Your Nest!

By Gideon Sterer
Call Number: PIC STE
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Bird builds the perfect nest, the only problem is everyone else wants to sleep in it!

The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon

By Matthew Burgess
Call Number: PIC BUR
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Have you ever seen a curmudgeon that looks like your brother, but is in such a bad mood you hardly recognize him? You can try all the peanut butter sandwiches and brownies you have, but he is not moving. Nothing works, especially nudging, and he just makes you so grumpy that eventually you have no choice but to fight back–and then… Have you ever become a curmudgeon that just won’t budge?

Nobody Hugs a Cactus

By Carter Goodrich
Call Number: PIC GOO
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Hank, a cactus who is as prickly on the inside as he is on the outside, decides he wants a hug.

There are No Bears in this Bakery

By Julia Sarcone-Roach
Call Number: PIC SAR
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When Muffin, a cat, hears a suspicious noise at the Little Bear Bakery, his investigation reveals a hungry bear cub.

Ultimate Guide to Local Business Marketing

517yxnflqpl._sx395_bo1204203200_By Talor Zamir
Call number: HF5415 .M32453 2015
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The rollout of Amazon local services, continued growth of locally based apps like Uber for ride-sharing and OpenTable for restaurant reservations, and the proven power of reviews on sites like Yelp are just a few reasons why local search should be on every business owner’s marketing blueprint. Search advertising leader Perry Marshall and local marketing expert Talor Zamir have teamed up to fill a void in the online marketing category. From defining local search, which is often confused with paid search and search engine marketing, to local listing and reviews to social outreach, effective content development, and PR, this guide goes beyond local SEO how to, presenting readers with the tools to build an entire local online marketing campaign.

Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business

516vyesva5l._sx398_bo1204203200_By Jason R. Rich
Call number: HF5415.1265 .R518 2018
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From video production to promotion, this guide shares the battle-tested strategies and tried-and-true advice from successful YouTube experts to help you: Set up your channel and become a YouTube Partner to start monetizing your video; Create a virtual community that uses and loves your products; Cater your videos to your target audience at every stage–pre-production, production, post-production, and promotion; Drive traffic to your channel, website, or social media with optimized video titles, tags, playlists, and more; Promote your YouTube videos using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other social sites; Make a video go viral with the help of blogs, websites, and other online resources. Find out what a YouTube channel can do for you as you learn to create your channel, leverage it as a marketing tool, and maximize your return on investment.