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Abram, David

Summary: [In this book, the author] draws on sources as diverse as the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, Balinese shamanism, Apache storytelling, and his own experience as an accomplished sleight-of-hand magician to reveal the subtle dependence of human cognition on the natural environment. He explores the character of perception and excavates the sensual foundations of language, which - even at its most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 128 ABR

Leaman, Oliver

Summary: "An extensive glossary of the main terms and concepts used in Eastern philosophy. including concepts from: Zoroastrianism, Sufism, Concucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, Islam, Shintoism, & Buddhism."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Routledge 1999

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 181 LEA

Obama, Barack.

Summary: Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics--a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of our democracy. He explores those forces--from the fear of losing, to the perpetual need to raise money, to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OBAMA, BARACK OBA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Obama

Harris, Kamala D.

Summary: Harris communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values while offering a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. In examining the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, she shows how our shared efforts will continue to sustain us and this great...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 HAR

Adamson, Peter

Summary: In the history of philosophy, few topics are so relevant to today's cultural and political landscape as philosophy in the Islamic world. Yet, this remains one of the lesser-known philosophical traditions. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Adamson explores the history of philosophy among Muslims, Jews, and Christians living in Islamic lands, from its historical background to thinkers in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2015

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: 181.07 ADA

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: 813 Held 2018

Schaap, Jeremy.

Summary: In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers goose-stepping, an African American son of sharecroppers won a staggering four Olympic gold medals and single-handedly crushed Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. This is the intimate and complex tale of the courage of one remarkable man.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 OWENS, JESSE SCH

Gillibrand, Kirsten

Summary: "Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: 'Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions, you might not like what they decide, and you'll have no one to blame but yourself.' A young corporate lawyer at the time, Gillibrand felt as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GILLIBRAND, KIRSTEN GIL

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Gillibrand 2014

Schaap, Jeremy.

Summary: In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers looming, an African-American son of sharecroppers set three world records and won an unprecedented four gold medals, single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games is that of a high-profile athlete giving a performance that transcends sports--but it is also the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OWENS, JESSE SCH

Harris, Kamala

Summary: Now adapted for young readers, Senator Kamala Harris's empowering memoir about the values and inspirations that guided her life. As the first woman, African American, and South Asian American to become attorney general of California, and the second black woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate, Kamala Harris has blazed trails on her path to the national stage. But how did she achieve her goals?...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2019

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Hoena, B. A.

Summary: "Jesse Owens smashed records throughout his track and field career. In 1936, he made history at the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Owens won four gold medals, combating Adolf Hitler's message of Nazi superiority." --

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Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Universe 2020

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Page, Scott E.

Summary: Professor Scott E. Page from University of Michigan introduces you to complexity science. You learn how this vibrant and still evolving discipline helps you understand the nature and behavior of systems formed of financial markets, corporations, native cultures, governments, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 2009

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.3 UND
Call number: DVD 302.3 UND

Richmond, Dorothy Devney

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Summary: Mastering verb tenses in another language can be challenging. This accessible workbook provides a clear and engaging presentation of all aspects of Spanish verbs, combined with extensive practice that is ideal for beginning and intermediate language learners. There are plenty of examples illustrating why and when to use certain verb tenses. With numerous skill-building exercises, comprehensive...

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Publisher / Publication Date: McGraw-Hill Education 2019

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Moore, Henry

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 1992

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 MOO

Summary: On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. Part cerebral sci-fi and part relationship drama, a tightly focused, intimately shot film that quickly ratchets up with tension and mystery.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF COH

Brett, Flora.

Summary: "From a cat's point of view, tells about cat senses, providing insight into cat behavior and abilities"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 636.8 BRE

Kalman, Bobbie.

Summary: Young readers are introduced to the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. Each spread in this fun book features one sense. An activity asks children to guess which foods on the page would taste sweet, sour, salty, or spicy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. 2011

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 612.8 KAL

Nhat Hạnh

Summary: Thich Nhat Hanh, the world's most renowned Zen master, turns his mindful attention to the most important subject of all - the art of living. The bestselling author of The Miracle of Mindfulness presents, for the first time, seven transformative meditations that open up new perspectives on our lives, our relationships and our interconnectedness with the world around us. He reveals an art of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 294.3 NHA

Dalai Lama XIV

Summary: An appeal for environmental action by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and spiritual leader of Tibet urges decision-makers to fight climate change ignorance while encouraging younger readers to assert their right to a climate-friendly future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hanover Square Press 2020

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Dunn, Rob R.

Summary: "The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries-which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived-to heart transplants and the latest medical efforts to prolong our hearts' lives, almost defying nature in the process....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 610 DUN

Dillon, Michael

Summary: "Now available for the first time--more than 50 years after it was written--is the memoir of Michael Dillon/Lobzang Jivaka (1915-62), the British doctor and Buddhist monastic novice chiefly known to scholars of sex, gender, and sexuality for his pioneering transition from female to male between 1939 and 1949, and for his groundbreaking 1946 book Self : A Study in Ethics and Endocrinology. Here...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fordham University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DILLON, MICHAEL DIL

Hanson, Rick

Summary: "SEE THROUGH THE LIES YOUR BRAIN TELLS YOU Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Your brain was wired this way when it evolved, primed to learn quickly from bad experiences, but not so muchfrom the good ones. It's an ancient survival mechanism that turned the brain into Velcro for the negative, but Teflon for the positive. Life...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

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Watts, Duncan J.

Summary: Discusses how the concept of common sense is inadequate in an increasingly complex world and draws on multiple disciplines to offer insight into the sources of such topics as popularity, economics, and self-deception.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Business 2011

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Byers, William

Contents: Turing on the light -- The light of ambiguity. Ambiguity in mathematics -- The contradictory in mathematics -- Paradoxes and mathematics : infinity and the real numbers -- More paradoxes of infinity : geometry, cardinality, and beyond -- The light as idea. The idea as an organizing principle -- Ideas, logic, and paradox -- Great ideas -- The light and the eye of the beholder. The truth of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 510 BYE

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