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Month: October 2017 (Page 1 of 4)

New Titles Tuesday, October 31

Here is a selection of the 20 items added to the catalogue in the past week. Click on a title for more information. TWU login may be required


An inconvenient sequel [videorecording]:  truth to power. DVD and Streaming video /Paramount Pictures and Participant Media present ; an Actual Films production ; produced by Jeff Skoll, Richard Berge, Diane Weyermann  et al. A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close people are to a real energy revolution. An Inconvenient Sequel is a daring call to action, exposing the reality of how humankind has aided in the destruction of our planet and groundbreaking information on what you can do now. Vice President Al Gore, a leading expert in climate change, combines cutting-edge research from top scientists around the world with photos, personal anecdotes, and observations to document the fast pace and wide scope of global warming. He presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness, that the fact of global climate change is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked. Follow Vice President Gore around the globe as he tells a story of change in the making and offers real actionable steps that you can take to help reverse the damage. This riveting and thought-provoking book is a must-have for everyone who cares deeply about our planet.


Beyond the horizonl [videorecording]:  journey from heaven to earth /Danor Productions Ltd. ; produced in cooperation with Israel Discount Bank Ltd. [and] Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI). An aerial photography tour of Israel emphasizing the many facets of today’s Israel–the wide variety of terrain, historical sites, modern cities and industries, and the people.

 Forests and food:  addressing hunger and nutrition across sustainable landscapes /edited by Bhaskar Vira, Christoph Wildburger and Stephanie Mansourian. This book provides an assessment of the effectiveness of 763 conservation interventions based on summarized scientific evidence. Chapters cover the practical global conservation of amphibians, bat and birds, conservation of European farmland biodiversity and some aspects of enhancing natural pest control and enhancing soil fertility.

 Globalization and the city:  two connected phenomena in past and present /edited by Andreas Exenberger, Philipp Strobl, Günter Bischof, James Mokhiber. This book is dedicated to contribute to the still underdeveloped but growing literature connecting the history of cities worldwide and their relation to global processes. The authors do so from various disciplinary backgrounds and by referring to different times and places. We visit ancient Alexandria, nineteenth century Zanzibar, and modern-day São Paolo, among others, and we view these cities not only in their globality, but also through their heritage, their economic relevance, their architecture, or financial flows connecting them. Further, the book also contains systematic considerations about “global city”, especially the general role of cities in development, cities in global history teaching, and cities’ relationships to global commodity chains.

 Visions of Israel [videorecording] /a production of WLIW21 in association with Stunning high-definition footage showcases Israel in all its diverse glory, flying over sites where Jewish rebels gave their lives; where Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans built outposts of their empires; and where Jesus Christ lived and died. Witness the magnificence of the country’s many holy sites, including the Western Wall, the Temple Mount, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, alongside exotic seaside resorts and the austere beauty of the Judean desert.


 The archaeology of Jerusalem from David to Jesus [videorecording] /written and directed by Hershel Shanks ; produced by the Biblical Archaeology Society. Tells the story of the great archaeological finds from Jerusalem from its Canaanite beginnings to the time of Jesus.

 A sisterhood of suffering and service:  women and girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the First World War /edited by Sarah Glassford and Amy Shaw. This innovative collection addresses the invisibility of women in First World War, particularly with regard to Canadian and Newfoundland history. Drawing upon a multidisciplinary spectrum of recent work – studies on mobilizing women, paid and volunteer employment at home and overseas, grief, childhood, family life, and literary representations #65533;- this book brings Canadian and Newfoundland women and girls into the history of the First World War and marks their place in the narrative of national transformation.


Museum of the Alphabet [videorecording].  / JAARS .  Waxhaw, North Carolina is home to a museum that displays over 5,000 years of alphabet history. The Museum of the Alphabet showcases translation work done by the JAARS Center, an organization that helps cultures around the world create alphabetical systems to preserve their languages historically–and spiritually.


Integrative approaches to psychology and Christianity:  an introduction to worldview issues, philosophical foundations, and models of integration /David N. Entwistle. This book provides an introduction to many of the worldview issues and philosophical foundations that frame the relationship of psychology and theology, includes scholarly reflection on the integration literature, and surveys five paradigms of possible relationships between psychology and Christianity. Questions at the end of each chapter are included to help readers evaluate both the material and their own burgeoning approach to integration.


 The conversion of India [electronic resource]:  from Pantaenus to the present time A.D. 193-1893 /by George Smith. George Smith sets out to provide a history of Christian Missions in India from the time of Pantaenus (one of the leading lights of the Catechetical school of Alexandria who died c.200 AD) up to his own time.

Illuminating the Word [videorecording]:  new insights into biblical texts. World-renowned archaeologists and Bible scholars detail their most recent archaeological discoveries. Each lecture has been enhanced with either images or handouts.

 Ink & blood:  the museum exhibit of the Bible /producer, William H. Noah ; director, Christian Hidalgo. The collection includes authentic Dead Sea Scrolls, 5,000-year-old clay tablets, Hebrew Torahs, ancient Greek texts, Medieval Latin manuscripts, pages from Gutenberg’s Bible, and rare English printed Bibles. In addition to the more than one-hundred authentic artifacts, the exhibition includes a working replica of Gutenberg’s printing press featuring live demonstrations of incunabular printing. Includes the video presentations seen in the exhibit. Bonus features include text and images seen on the educational panels throughout the exhibit, and images of illuminated manuscripts.



The actor speaks:  voice and the performer /Patsy Rodenburg. Rodenburg takes actors and actresses, both professional and beginners, through a complete voice workshop. She touches on every aspect of performance work that involves the voice and sorts through the kinds of vexing problems every performer faces onstage: breath and relaxation; vocal range and power; communication with other actors; singing and acting simultaneously; working on different sized stages and in both large and small auditoriums; approaching the vocal demands of different kinds of scripts. This is the final word on the actor’s voice and it’s destined to become the classic work on the subject for some time to come.

 The Best American short plays. 2014/15 / William W. Demastes. The works in this volume explore whimsical, imaginative, humorous, and romantic themes. The wonderful short plays in this collection delve into the spectrum of emotions that bubble beneath cool reason and remind us about the some of the aspects that make life worth living for better or worse the insanity, the beauty, the unbridled joy, and the mystery. 


It was thirty years ago today… the Torch logo

Well maybe not exactly today, but it was definitely this month in 1987 that TWU’s Torch logo was adopted for use, notes TWU archivist Sylvia Stopforth.

TWU’s logo was updated in 2015. This is how the previous version looked.

In both shape and style, the logo’s torch is simple, unaffected, and timeless … With its lines and smoothed curves, it is a flowing representation of the central symbol of the Christian faith, the cross. If you look closely, you’ll also see that the torch presents a stylized “T”, and the flame above it flickers as a lively, flowing “W.” The logo design also suggests a person, holding up the flame of truth with the outstretched arms representing the pages of the Bible, from which the flame rises.

Campus Insights, October, 1993, p. 3

The Torch logo has appeared on everything from business cards and coffee mugs to Trinity’s website. The TWU Archives has copies of a short-lived newsletter called “The Torch,” and the tuition benefit available to children of Trinity personnel is known as the “Torch Award.”

For more information about TWU history visit the TWU Archives.

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