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List of the newest titles from several popular series. Additional titles, including eBooks, can be found in the library catalog by doing a series search.
Fast Food by
Publication Date: 2015-04-02
It makes our lives easier, but it also has been proven to be a terribly unhealthy choice. This collection of essays debates fast food. Readers are given both sides to an assertion, allowing them multiple perspectives and a chance to decide for themselves. Essays include what fast food's impact is on our planet, whether marketing should target children, the impact of requiring caloric labels, and if there are benefits to the globalization of fast food.
Blogging for dummies
"With more than 250 million books in print and more than 1,800 titles, For Dummies is the most widely recognized and highly regarded reference series in the world. Since 1991, For Dummies has helped millions make everything easier. Now, Dummies.com is bringing the how-to brand you know and trust online, where you'll find our proven experts presenting even the most complex subjects in plain English. Whether that means directions on how to hook up a home network, carve a turkey, knit your first scarf, or load your new iPod, you can trust Dummies.com to tell it like it is, without all the technical jargon."--From publisher's website.
Domestic Terrorism by
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
The emphasis of counter-terrorism policy in the United States since Al Qaeda's attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11) has been on jihadist terrorism. However, in the last decade, domestic terrorists, people who commit crimes within the homeland and draw inspiration from U.S.-based extremist ideologies and movements, have killed American citizens and damaged property across the country. In this respect, domestic terrorists are a widely divergent lot, drawing from a broad array of philosophies and world-views. These individuals can be motivated to commit crimes in the name of ideas such as animal rights, white supremacy, and opposition to abortion. The expression of these world-views, as opposed to violence in support of them, involves constitutionally protected activities. This book provides background regarding domestic terrorists, detailing what constitutes the domestic terrorism threat as suggested by publicly available U.S. government sources and potential issues for Congress.
Very Short Introductions
Revolutions: a Very Short Introduction by
Publication Date: 2014-02-03
This volume places recent events in Iraq and Afghanistan to Tunisia and Egypt in historical context. It provides a history of revolutions and insurgencies, an introduction to the way social scientists think about the causes and outcomes of revolutions, and an explanation of their significancein historical and political change.Jack A. Goldstone begins with a brief history of revolutions and insurgencies, from the revolutions that brought democracy to Greek city-states and led to the founding of Rome through the major peasant revolts of the Middle Ages in Europe and China, and the Independence revolts in the Americas. Healso touches upon the insurgencies in Latin America (Zapatistas and FARC) and Asia (in Malaysia and the Philippines), whose failure is instructive in understanding why revolts succeed or fail. The book then discusses types of revolutions and their causes; the radical social revolutions in France,Russia, and China; the revolutions for independence in India and Algeria; revolutions against dictators in Mexico, Cuba, and Iran; and the so-called color revolutions in Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, and Georgia.Goldstone considers some of the key revolutionary leaders of history where they came from, what inspired them, and how they changed their societies. A diverse range of popular groups have carried revolutions: peasants, miners, urban craftsmen, professionals, students, and mothers, all treated here.A chapter on insurgency and counter-insurgency covers Iraq and Afghanistan. Finally, Goldstone grapples with the outcomes of revolutions: whether they are associated with the rise of freedom and democracy, devastating ideological dictatorships, or something inconclusive. He examines the historicallegacies of revolutions, in the areas of freedom, economic growth, women's rights, and minority rights. Revolutions have succeeded enough to feed dreams of freedom, but failed often enough to prompt caution.