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Title UNWARRANTED : policing without permission

New Enterprise feed - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 7:36am
Title UNWARRANTED :
Author Friedman, Barry, 1958- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "As the debate about out-of-control policing heats up, an authority on constitutional law offers a provocative account of how our rights have been eroded In June 2013, documents leaked by Edward Snowden sparked widespread debate about secret government surveillance of Americans. Just over a year later, the shooting of Michael Brown, a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, set off protests and triggered concern about militarization and discriminatory policing. In Unwarranted, Barry Friedman argues that these two seemingly disparate events are connected, and that the problem is not so much the policing agencies as it is the rest of us. We allow these agencies to operate in secret and to decide how to police us, rather than calling the shots ourselves. The courts have let us down entirely. Unwarranted is filled with stories of ordinary people whose lives were sundered by policing gone awry. Driven by technology, policing has changed dramatically from cops seeking out bad guys, to mass surveillance of all ofsociety, backed by an increasingly militarized capability. Friedman captures this new eerie environment in which CCTV, location tracking, and predictive policing has made us all suspects, while proliferating SWAT teams and increased use of force puts everyone at risk. Police play an indispensable role in our society. But left under-regulated by us and unchecked by the courts, our lives, liberties, and property are at peril. Unwarranted is a vital, timely intervention in debates about policing, a call totake responsibility for governing those who govern us. "-- Provided by publisher. "As the debate about out-of-control policing heats up, an authority on constitutional law offers a provocative account of how our rights have been eroded"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Burning bright

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Title Burning bright
Author Petrie, Nicholas, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Showstoppers! : the surprising backstage stories of Broadway's most remarkable songs

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Title Showstoppers! :
Author Nachman, Gerald, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016-2017
Format: Books

Title 12.30 from croydon

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Title 12.30 from croydon
Author Crofts, Freeman Wills, 1879-1957
Format: Books

Title Dreamland burning

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Title Dreamland burning
Author Latham, Jennifer, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "When Rowan finds a skeleton on her family's property, investigating the brutal, century-old murder leads to painful discoveries about the past. Alternating chapters tell the story of William, another teen grappling with the racial firestorm leading up to the 1921 Tulsa race riot, providing some clues to the mystery"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The drug hunters : the improbable quest to discover new medicines

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Title The drug hunters :
Author Kirsch, Donald R., 1950- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "The surprising, behind-the-scenes story of how our medicines are discovered, told by a veteran drug hunter. The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race. Through serendipity-- by chewing, brewing, and snorting--some Neolithic souls discovered opium, alcohol, snakeroot, juniper, frankincense, and other helpful substances. Otzi the Iceman, the five-thousand-year-old hunter frozen in the Italian Alps, was found to have whipworms in his intestines and Bronze-agemedicine, a worm-killing birch fungus, knotted to his leggings. Nowadays, Big Pharma conglomerates spend billions of dollars on state-of the art laboratories staffed by PhDs to discover blockbuster drugs. Yet, despite our best efforts to engineer cures,luck, trial-and-error, risk, and ingenuity are still fundamental to medical discovery. Drug Hunters is a colorful, fact-filled narrative history of the search for new medicines from our Neolithic forebears to the professionals of today, and from quinine and aspirin to Viagra, Prozac, and Lipitor. The chapters offer a lively tour of how new drugs are actually found, the discovery strategies, the mistakes, and the rare successes. Dr. Donald R. Kirsch infuses the book with his own expertise and experiences from thirty-five years of drug hunting, whether searching for life-saving molecules in mudflats by Chesapeake Bay or as a chief science officer and research group leader at major pharmaceutical companies"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Case for the corporate death penalty : restoring law and order in the financial sector.

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Title Case for the corporate death penalty :
Author Ramirez, Mary Kreiner.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Arthur and Sherlock : Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes

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Title Arthur and Sherlock :
Author Sims, Michael.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Swimming lessons

New to the Collection - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:35am
Title Swimming lessons
Author Fuller, Claire
Format: Books

Title GED test : strategies, practice & review.

New to the Collection - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:35am
Title GED test :
Publication Date(s) 2015-2016
Format: Continuing Resources
Summary The GED® is a high school equivalency test that is recognized by educational institutions and employers throughout the United States and Canada. Every year, hundreds of thousands of individuals obtain GED® diplomas or certificates as a first step toward academic or professional advancement. While other GED® guides are designed for classroom use, Kaplan GED® is a self-study program.

Title Stick Dog tries to take the donuts

New to the Collection - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:35am
Title Stick Dog tries to take the donuts
Author Watson, Tom (Children's story writer) author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary Stick Dog and his team of strays are off on another outrageous canine caper. To snatch some breakfast treats for his hungry pals, Stick Dog will need to stop a moving truck, outfox a man on a telephone pole, and calm down a very caffeinated Karen. But that's not all. He'll also need to manage the greatest confrontation in history when his good friend Poo-Poo comes face-to-face with the ultimate enemy--a squirrel. With Stick Dog's smarts, daring, loyalty--and patience--he just might lead his buddies to the best breakfast ever.

Title The not so quiet library

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Title The not so quiet library
Author OHora, Zachariah, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Oskar and and his bear Theodore must save the day when an angry monster barges into the library ... and thinks it's an all-you-can-eat buffet!"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The great white shark scientist

New to the Collection - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:35am
Title The great white shark scientist
Author Montgomery, Sy, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Scientists in the field
Format: Books
Summary The Great White Shark Scientist is the latest ocean adventure from the venerable team of Sy Montgomery and Keith Ellenbogen. In it, they follow Dr. Greg Skomal, biologist and head of the Massachusetts Shark Research Program, as he strives to better understand the habits and habitats of great whites in order to save this amazing, if maligned, creature of the deep.

Title Towers falling

New to the Collection - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:35am
Title Towers falling
Author Rhodes, Jewell Parker, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "While learning about September 11th, fifth grader Dèja (born after the attacks) realizes how much the events still color her world"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Places no one knows

New to the Collection - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:35am
Title Places no one knows
Author Yovanoff, Brenna, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Waverly Camdenmar, an overachiever in every way, seems perfect, yet perfection is exhausting. She has not slept in days and then one night she falls asleep and walks into someone else's life. She dream visits a boy she could never be with and is forced to decide what matters most to her"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Peril at the top of the world

New to the Collection - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:35am
Title Peril at the top of the world
Author Patterson, James, 1947- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Treasure hunters ; book 4
Format: Books
Summary When a set of priceless paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt go missing in Russia, the Kidd siblings head to St. Petersburg and the wild Arctic tundra to find the bad guys and locate the treasure.

Title Return to the Isle of the Lost : a Descendants novel

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Title Return to the Isle of the Lost :
Author De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: A Descendants novel ; bk. 2
Format: Books
Summary Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay have received threatening messages demanding they return home. They have a sneaking suspicion that their villanous parents are behind the messages, and something Evie sees in her Magic Mirror confirms their fears. Although Maleficent's just a tiny lizard after her confrontation with Mal, could she have found a way to escape? Mal and her friends determine to sneak back to the Isle to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Title Cody Harmon, king of pets

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Title Cody Harmon, king of pets
Author Mills, Claudia, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Franklin School friends ; 5
Format: Books
Summary "Cody Harmon loves animals--he even has nine pets--so when the school holds a pet show fundraiser, it should be his time to shine"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The boy at the top of the mountain

New to the Collection - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:35am
Title The boy at the top of the mountain
Author Boyne, John, 1971- author.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publication Date(s) 2015-2016
Format: Books
Summary "When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy Austrian household. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler. Pierrot is quickly taken under Hitler's wing and thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets, and betrayal from which he may never be able to escape."-- from the publisher.

Title Wolf Hollow : a novel

New to the Collection - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:35am
Title Wolf Hollow :
Author Wolk, Lauren, 1956- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran"-- Provided by publisher.

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