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Month: January 2023 (Page 1 of 2)

New Titles Tuesday, January 31

Here is a selection of titles added to the collection in the past week

 A home away from home: true stories of wild animal sanctuaries /Nicholas Read. An informative book for middle-grade readers about sanctuaries across North America that rescue wild animals and provide them with safe places to live. A Home Away from Home tells the true stories of animals that live in sanctuaries across North America, from the tragic tale of Moby Doll, the first orca held in captivity in Vancouver, to the inspiring story of Thika, Toka, and Iringa, three elephants who travelled from a tiny zoo enclosure to a sprawling acreage in Sacramento. Often entertaining and sometimes sad, this book is an eye-opening read for children who care about the welfare of animals and want to know more about the organizations that help them..

 A season in the Congo /Aimé Césaire ; translated by Gayatru Chakravorty Spivak ; with an introduction by Souleymane Bachir Diagne. This play recounts the tragic death of Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the Congo Republic and an African nationalist hero. A Season in the Congo follows Lumumba’s efforts to free the Congolese from Belgian rule and the political struggles that led to his assassination in 1961. Césaire powerfully depicts Lumumba as a sympathetic, Christ-like figure whose conscious martyrdom reflects his self-sacrificing humanity and commitment to pan-Africanism.  Now rendered in a lyrical translation, Césaire’s play will find a new audience of readers interested in world literature and the vestiges of European colonialism.

 A supreme love: the music of jazz and the hope of the gospel /William Edgar ; foreword by Carl Ellis and Karen Ellis. Theologian and jazz pianist Edgar places jazz within the context of the African American experience and explores the work of musicians like Miles Davis and Ella Fitzgerald, arguing that jazz, which moves from deep lament to inextinguishable joy, deeply resonates with the hope that is ultimately found in the good news of Jesus Christ.

 All things wise and wonderful: a Christian understanding of how and why things happen, in light of COVID-19 /E. Janet Warren. All Things Wise and Wonderful examines what the Bible and Christian theology say about cause and effect, how science views causation in the world, and how human mind-brains judge causation. Using illustrations from everyday life, it offers guidance for Christians to think and act wisely with respect to how and why things happen in creation.

 Atlas of AI: power, politics, and the planetary costs of artificial intelligence /Kate Crawford. Crawford reveals how Artificial Intelligence is fueling a shift toward undemocratic governance and increased inequality. Drawing on more than a decade of research, award-winning science, and technology, Crawford reveals how AI is a technology of extraction: from the energy and minerals needed to build and sustain its infrastructure, to the exploited workers behind automated services, to the data AI collects from us. This is an urgent account of what is at stake as technology companies use artificial intelligence to reshape the world.

 Beyond racial division: a unifying alternative to colorblindness and antiracism /by George Yancey. Yancey offers an approach to racial relations where all parties contribute and are mutually accountable to one another for societal well-being. He provides empirical rationale for how collaborative conversations in a mutual accountability model can reduce racial division. Avoiding unilateral decisions that close off dialogue, Yancey casts a vision for moving beyond racial alienation toward a lifestyle and movement of collaborative conversation and mutuality..

 Black Africa: the economic and cultural basis for a federated state /Cheikh Anta Diop. This expanded edition continues Diop’s campaign for the political and economic unification of the nations of black Africa. It concludes with a lengthy interview with Diop.

 Call of the fiddle = Li vyayloon ka taypwatikooyen /by Wilfred Burton and Anne Patton ; translated by Norman Fleury ; illustrated by Sherry Farrell Racette.

 Civilization or barbarism: an authentic anthropology /Cheikh Anta Diop. Challenging societal beliefs, this volume rethinks African and world history from an Afrocentric perspective.

 Conservatism: the fight for a tradition /Edmund Fawcett. Fawcett provides a gripping  account of the conflicted history, clarifies key ideas, and illuminates quarrels within the Right today. Focusing on the United States, Britain, France, and Germany, Fawcett’s vivid narrative covers thinkers and politicians. They include the forerunners James Madison, Edmund Burke, and Joseph de Maistre; early friends and foes of capitalism; defenders of religion; and builders of modern parties, such as William McKinley and Lord Salisbury. The book chronicles the cultural critics and radical disruptors of the 1920s and 1930s, recounts how advocates of laissez-faire economics broke the post 1945 consensus, and describes how Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, and their European counterparts are pushing conservatism toward a nation-first, hard Right. An absorbing, original history of the Right, Conservatism portrays a tradition as much at war with itself as with its opponents.

  Creation and fall: a theological interpretation of Genesis 1-3/ Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer offers a careful textual analysis of the story of creation, approaching the biblical tale of Genesis with the eye of a philosopher and the soul of a true Christian. “Creation and Fall” is Bonhoeffer’s lucid, brilliant analysis of the first three chapters of Genesis. Here he discusses the seeming scientific naiveté behind the creation story, God’s love and goodness, and humanity’s creation, its free will, and its blessedness.

 Elementary and middle school mathematics: teaching developmentally /John A. Van de, Karen S. Karp Jennifer M. Bay-Williams,Lynn M. McGarvey; with contributions by Jonathan Wray  et al. The text covers concepts and procedures specific to mathematical topics encountered in grades K—8, using real experiences and assessment techniques to address the foundations of how children learn.

 Existential elements of the family: finding meaning through life’s stages /edited by Laura Lynne Armstrong. Existential Elements is an innovative textbook that highlights Second-Wave Positive Psychology, Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, Durandian, and Transpersonal perspectives on meaning. Containing lived experience cases, useful resources, practical exercises, and discussion questions, it is an essential guide for undergraduate and graduate psychotherapy, psychology, and pastoral counselling students, as well as practicing clinicians and psychotherapists, taking a holistic approach to family functioning.

 Explore the eelgrass meadow with Sam and Crystal /Gloria Snively ; illustrated by Karen Gillmore. In their latest adventure, the kids learn about one of the most ecologically important ecosystems on the west coast: the eelgrass meadow. Combining an entertaining story with beautiful illustrations, Explore the Eelgrass Meadow with Sam and Crystal brings the coastline to life for children ages eight and up.

 Faith, hope and poetry: theology and the poetic imagination /Malcolm Guite. Faith, Hope and Poetry explores the poetic imagination as a way of knowing; a way of seeing reality more clearly. Presenting a series of critical appreciations of English poetry from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day, Guite applies the insights of poetry to contemporary issues and the contribution poetry can make to our religious knowing and the way we ‘do theology’. This book is not solely concerned with overtly religious poetry, but attends to the paradoxical ways in which the poetry of doubt and despair also enriches theology. Developing an original analysis and application of the poetic vision of Coleridge, Larkin and Seamus Heaney in the final chapters, Guite builds towards a substantial theology of imagination and provides unique insights into truth that complement and enrich more strictly rational ways of knowing.

 God after Einstein: what’s really going on in the universe? /John F. Haught. A leading theologian presents a hopeful account of the universe after Einstein, exploring it as a meaningful drama of awakening.

   How photography became contemporary art: inside an artistic revolution from pop to the digital age /Andy Grundberg. Grundberg writes eloquently and authoritatively about photography’s ‘boom years,’ chronicling the medium’s increasing role within the most important art movements of the time, from Earth Art and Conceptual Art to performance and video. He also traces photography’s embrace by museums and galleries, as well as its politicization in the culture wars of the 80s and 90s. Grundberg reflects on the landmark exhibitions that defined the moment and his encounters with the work of leading photographers–many of whom he knew personally–including Gordon Matta-Clark, Cindy Sherman, and Robert Mapplethorpe. He navigates crucial themes such as photography’s relationship to theory as well as feminism and artists of color. Part memoir and part history, this perspective by one of the period’s leading critics ultimately tells a larger story about the crucial decades of the 70s and 80s through the medium of photography.

 Persistence Strategies of Weeds / Mahesh K. UpadhyayaDavid R. ClementsAnil Shresth TWU AUTHOR In Persistence Strategies of Weeds, an international team of expert authors provide detailed information on weed seed biology, identify the vulnerabilities of different weeds, and address the underlying issues behind the problem of weed persistence despite various management methods including herbicides. Presenting a comprehensive approach to the subject, the authors describe what is already understood about weed persistence and what yet needs to be determined.  A must-have reference for weed scientists and weed management professionals.

 Indigenous criminology /Chris Cunneen and Juan Tauri. Indigenous Criminology is the first book to comprehensively explore Indigenous people’s contact with criminal justice systems in a contemporary and historical context. Drawing on comparative Indigenous material from North America, Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, it addresses both the theoretical underpinnings to the development of a specific Indigenous criminology, and canvasses the broader policy and practice implications for criminal justice. Written by leading criminologists specialising in Indigenous justice issues, the book argues for the importance of Indigenous knowledges and methodologies to criminology, and suggests that colonialism needs to be a fundamental concept to criminology in order to understand contemporary problems such as deaths in custody, high imprisonment rates, police brutality and the high levels of violence in some Indigenous communities.

 Isaiah: an introduction and study guide /by C.L. Crouch and Christopher B. Hays. Introduces the Book of Isaiah, examining its characteristics, historical context, and theological messaging, as well as the reception history of Isaiah and what the text has meant to people across history.

 Kiviuq and the bee woman /by Noel McDermott ; illustrated by Toma Feizo Gas. Kiviuq, one of the greatest and most important characters in Inuit mythology, is said to have traveled over land and sea, overcoming obstacles and successfully defeating formidable foes. In Kiviuq and the Bee Woman, Kiviuq faces one of his most frightening opponents yet: Iguttarjuaq, a bee in human form. Known as the Bee Woman, she is a fearsome figure who is said to cook and eat humans.

 Law’s indigenous ethics /John Borrows. Law’s Indigenous Ethics examines the revitalization of Indigenous peoples’ relationship to their own laws and, in so doing, attempts to enrich Canadian constitutional law more generally. Organized around Anishinaabe teachings of love, truth, bravery, humility, wisdom, honesty, and respect, this book explores ethics in relation to Aboriginal issues including title, treaties, legal education, and residential schools. With characteristic depth and sensitivity, Borrows brings insights drawn from philosophy, law, and political science to bear on some of the most pressing issues that arise in contemplating the interaction between Canadian state law and Indigenous legal traditions. In the course of a wide-ranging but accessible inquiry, he discusses such topics as Indigenous agency, self-determination, legal pluralism, and power.

 Linguistic fieldwork: a practical guide /Claire Bowern. Linguistic Fieldwork is a practical guide to all the steps in linguistic fieldwork, from planning where to go to applying for funding, to the first session on a new language to writing up the data and returning materials to communities. Bowern offers practical advice for negotiating interactions in a way that produces research which is of benefit both to linguists and to language speakers, with extra guidance for those working with endangered languages. This revised and expanded second edition provides new content on the results of research, on prosody elicitation, on field experiment design, and on working in complex syntax.

 Logic and the way of Jesus: thinking critically and Christianly /Travis Dickinson ; foreword by Paul Copan. Dickinson recaptures the need for a Christian view of reality, highlighting the use of reason and evidence to develop and defend Christian beliefs. He demonstrates how Jesus employed logic in his teachings, surveys the basic concepts of logic, and marries those concepts with practical application. Dickinson contends that Christians have failed to engage the culture deeply because they have failed to emphasize and value a Christian intellect;  he offers encouragement that embracing the life of the Christian mind can impact the world for the cause and kingdom of Christ.

 Lou and the carnival cold case /Inga Kruse ; illustrated by Trevor Watson.  The fall carnival is coming, but all anybody can talk about is the freak accident on the rollercoaster last year. The tale of a carnie’s death catches Lou’s curiosity.  Lou’s convinced there’s more to the story. Along with her friends, she can’t help piecing together the clues on the cold case to find out the truth.

 Lou and the whale of a crime /Inga Kruse ; illustrated by Trevor Watson. After Lou’s family moves to Squamish, BC, Lou spots something fishy going on right away. With the help of her clumsy dog, Rocky, and her new best friend, Oliver, she sets out to find clues and uncover the truth about what the nefarious criminals are doing. Little does she know there is something much bigger than she expected brewing. It will take all of her bravery and smarts to figure out how to stop the evildoers.

 Memento mori in contemporary art: theologies of lament and hope /Taylor Worley. This book explores how four contemporary artists-Francis Bacon, Joseph Beuys, Robert Gober, and Damien Hirst-pursue the question of death through their fraught appropriations of Christian imagery. Each artist is shown to not only pose provocative theological questions, but also to question the abilities of theological speech to adequately address current attitudes to death.

 Olive the other reindeer: a Christmas adventure /Bruce Kilby. When Santa and his famous team of reindeer fail to return to the North Pole after his Christmas Eve delivery of toys around the world, Mrs. Claus fears the worst.  Desperate, Mrs. Claus chooses Olive, an inexperienced prankster of a reindeer, to launch out into the howling winds and frozen wasteland of the Arctic in search of the lost team and their beloved Santa Claus. As she presses on through ice, snow, and bitter cold, little Olive, the other reindeer, has no idea what perils await her, or if she will ever find Santa and his faithful team.

 On being here to stay: treaties and Aboriginal rights in Canada /Michael Asch. Asch retells the story of Canada with a focus on the relationship between First Nations and settlers. Asch proposes a way forward based on respecting the spirit and intent of treaties negotiated at the time of Confederation, through which, he argues, First Nations and settlers can establish an ethical way for both communities to be here to stay

 On the cusp of contact: gender, space and race in the colonization of British Columbia /essays by Jean Barman ; edited by Margery Fee. With a wide range of source material, from archival and documentary sources to oral histories, Barman pieces together stories of individuals and groups disadvantaged in white settler society because of their gender, race and/or social class. Working to recognize past actors that have been underrepresented in mainstream histories, Barman’s focus is BC on the cusp of contact. The essays in this collection include fascinating, though largely forgotten, life stories of the frontier–that space between contact and settlement, where, for a brief moment, anything seemed possible. This volume, featuring over thirty archival photographs and illustrations, makes these important and very readable essays accessible to a broader audience for the first time..

 Out of the ice: how climate change is revealing the past /written by Claire Eamer ; illustrated by Drew Shannon. It is a unique time on our planet, one that has resulted in a treasury of preserved organic material (e.g., caribou droppings and human and animal remains) and inorganic artifacts (e.g., tools and clothing) is being revealed by the big melt, providing us with entirely new information about how people and animals lived up to several thousand years ago.

 Overcoming apathy: gospel hope for those who struggle to care /Uche Anizor. Overcoming Apathy is an attempt to think through the concept, experience, and healing of apathy. Its goal is to help readers see apathy and its causes more clearly, highlight how God responds to the apathetic in gracious and hope-filled ways, and explore practices to help combat it in the day-to-day.

 Peter Berger and the study of religion /edited by Linda Woodhead with Paul Heelas and David Martin. Berger is the most influential contemporary sociologist of religion. This collection of essays is the first in-depth study of his contribution to the field.

 Peter Fidler and the Métis /written and illustrated by Donna Lee Dumont. The book is the personal reflection of Métis artist Dumont on her direct ancestors, the Hudson’s Bay Company explorer and mapmaker Peter Fidler and his Cree wife, Mary Mackegonne. Interwoven with this self-reflection is the author’s discussion of the formation of Métis culture during the fur trade, the racism that forced many Métis to deny their heritage, and the proud place that the Métis now have as one of Canada’s founding peoples.

   Pivot or pirouette?: the 1993 Canadian general election /Tom Flanagan. The 1993 Canadian General Election tells the story of the most surprising election in Canadian history.

Power played: a critical criminology of sport /edited by Derek Silva and Liam Kennedy. This innovative collection argues that modern sport can be characterized by problematic power relations linked to violence, harm, deviance, and punishment. Power Played illuminates how criminal/judicial discourses and practices reinforce social inequalities and blows the whistle on the harm, violence, and exploitation embedded in sport.

 Revival and change: the 1957 and 1958 Diefenbaker elections /John C. Courtney. Revival and Change is a compelling account of the elections, accomplishments, challenges, failures, and ultimate end of the Diefenbaker era. This is the story of the elections, the government and opposition they produced, the issues that defined the government, and the era’s legacy in Canadian politics and society..

    Routledge handbook of critical indigenous studies /edited by Brendan Hokowhitu, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Linda Tuhiwai-Smith, Chris Andersen and Steve Larkin. The Routledge Handbook of Critical Indigenous Studies is the first comprehensive overview of the rapidly expanding field of Indigenous scholarship. The book ranges in scope across disciplines and national boundaries, with particular reference to the lived conditions of Indigenous peoples in the first world. The contributors are all themselves Indigenous scholars who provide critical understandings of indigeneity in relation to ontology, epistemology, and axiology with a view to providing insights into how Indigenous peoples and communities engage and examine the worlds in which they are immersed.

 Shout to the Lord: making worship music in Evangelical America /Ari Y. Kelman. This book shines a new light on how people who make music for worship also make worship from music. Based on interviews with more than 75 songwriters, worship leaders, and music industry executives, Shout to the Lord maps the social dimensions of sacred practice, illuminating how the producers of worship music understand the role of songs as both vehicles for, and practices of, faith and identity. This book accounts for the human qualities of religious experience and the practice of worship, and it makes a compelling case for how – sometimes – faith comes by hearing.

 Spirit Bear: fishing for knowledge, catching dreams : based on a true story /written by Cindy Blackstock ; illustrated by Amanda Strong ; edited by Jennifer King and Sarah Howden. Spirit Bear learns about traditional knowledge and Residential Schools from his Uncle Huckleberry and his friend, Lak’insxw, before heading to Algonquin territory, where children teach him about Shannen’s Dream of safe and comfy schools comes true for every First Nations student.

 Storied revelations: parables, imagination and George MacDonald’s Christian fiction /Gisela H. Kreglinger ; foreword by Eugene H. Peterson. Parables–used by Jesus to reveal to us the kingdom of God, used to move us from being bystanders to active recipients of God’s work of revelation–are constantly at risk of being buried as’mummies of prose,’as George MacDonald puts it.

 Supporting diversity and inclusion with story: authentic folktales and discussion guides /Lyn Ford and Sherry Norfolk, editors. This treasury of authentic world folktales helps develop cultural understanding.

 The African origin of civilization: myth or reality /Cheikh Anta Diop ; edited and translated from the French by Mercer Cook. Laymen and scholars alike will welcome the publication of this translation of the major sections of Diop’s two books, Nations negres et culture and Anteriorite des civilizations negres, which have profoundly influenced thinking about Africa around the world.

 The diamond willow walking stick: a traditional Métis story about generosity = Li kaan di sool : aen nistwayr di Michif li taan kayaash taanishi aen ishi maykihk /story and illustrations by Leah Dorion ; Michif translation by Norman Fleury. A Métis Elder remembers traditional teachings about generosity that were taught to him by his grandparents during his childhood. This heartfelt, coming of age story will resonate with both young and old.

   The language and literature of the New Testament: essays in honor of Stanley E. Porter’s 60th birthday /edited by Lois K. Fuller Dow, Craig A. Evans, Andrew W. Pitts. A team of international scholars assemble to honour the academic career of New Testament scholar, Stanley E. Porter.

 The lost gospel: Christianity and blacks in North America /Jerome Teelucksingh.T he main areas of this study dwell on the church’s role in education, development of Black leadership, assimilation and independence of Black churches. These themes are used in reconstructing and investigating the socio-religious encounter between Blacks, from the United States and Protestants who belonged mainly to the White churches in Upper Canada. There is also a focus on the educational nature and extent of the relationship of the Protestant church and Blacks. The relationship between Blacks and churches revealed the pre-occupation with education which became the guiding concept in the lives of Blacks.

 The political party in Canada /by William P. Cross, Scott Pruysers, and Rob Currie-Wood. The Political Party in Canada explores the inner workings of these complex organizations, disaggregating the composition and roles of party members and activists, candidates, local associations, donors, and central officials. Drawing on a rich trove of data from the 2015 and 2019 federal elections, this comprehensive examination of Canadian party organizations explores a variety of party actors, from the local constituency office to party headquarters to Parliament Hill. The authors comb through interviews, surveys, financial and nomination reports, party websites and social media, candidate and MP biographies, and examine the career trajectories of political operatives. Their analysis reveals the composition, functions, activities, and power-sharing relationships that characterize Canadian parties, focusing not only on which groups are included in decision-making but also on what power and authority rests with each level of their parties/ respective structures.

 The scientist’s guide to writing: how to write more easily and effectively throughout your scientific career /Stephen B. Heard. This book provides practical advice to help scientists become more effective writers so that their ideas have the greatest possible impact. The author emphasizes that the goal of all scientific writing should be absolute clarity, that good writing takes deliberate practice, and that what many scientists need are not long lists of prescriptive rules but rather direct engagement with their behaviors and attitudes when they write.

The sharing circle /written by Theresa Corky Larsen-Jonasson ; illustrated by Jessika Von Innerebner. When two red foxes have an argument which breaks apart their community, a gentle buffalo decides to take a braid of sweetgrass to a local elder and asks her to help with a sharing circle for all the animals.

 Thomas King: works and impact /edited by Eva Gruber. King is one of North America’s foremost Native writers, best known for his novels and short stories, but also a poet, a literary and cultural critic, a filmmaker, photographer, radio writer and performer. His work has been validated by literary awards and by its widespread inclusion in college and university curricula. Critical responses to King’s work have been abundant, yet most of this criticism consists of journal articles, and to date only one book-length study of his work exists. This work fills a major gap in King studies.

 Three in the back, two in the head: a play /by Jason Sherman. Explores the issues of loyalty and betrayal in a play that appears to have been based on the assassination of Gerald Bull, the brilliant Canadian scientist who helped design the first Star Wars system twenty years before President Reagan announced his version.

 Turtle Island: the story of North America’s first people /Eldon Yellowhorn & Kathy Lowinger. Discover the amazing story of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas from the end of the Ice Age to the arrival of the Europeans. You’ll learn what people ate, how they expressed themselves through art, and how they adapted to the land.

 Twice alive /Forrest Gander. In the searing ecological and love poems of his new collection, Gander addresses the exigencies of our historical moment and the intimacies, personal and environmental, that bind us to others and to the world. Drawing from his training in geology and on the tradition of Sangam literature, Gander invests these poems with an emotional intensity that illumines our deep-tangled interrelations. While conducting fieldwork with a celebrated mycologist, Gander links human intimacy with the transformative collaborations between species that compose lichens. Twice Alive is a book charged with exultation and tenderness.

 What are Christians for?: life together at the end of the world /Jake Meador. Meador casts a vision for an anti-racist, anti-capitalist, and profoundly pro-life Christian politics rooted in the givenness and goodness of the created world.

 What is a bird?: an exploration of anatomy, physiology, behavior, and ecology /consultant editor Tony D. Williams ; with a foreword by Dr Andy Clements. What Is a Bird? explores all aspects of these remarkable creatures, providing an up-close look at their morphology, unique internal anatomy and physiology, fascinating and varied behavior, and ecology. It features hundreds of color illustrations and draws on a broad range of examples, from the familiar backyard sparrow to the most exotic birds of paradise. A must-have book for birders and armchair naturalists.

 When we were young: a collection of Canadian stories /selected and introduced by Stuart McLean. McLean has selected his favourite stories of childhood from some of Canada’s most esteemed writers. The collection shows the many colours of childhood passion and imagination, humiliation and insecurity, friendship and first love, and creates a composite childhood both familiar and unexpected.

 White privilege: the myth of a post-racial society /Kalwant Bhopal. The author explores how neoliberal policy-making has increased discrimination faced by those from non-white backgrounds. This important book examines the impact of race on wider issues of inequality and difference in society.

 Wollstonecraft: philosophy, passion, and politics /Sylvana Tomaselli. Tomaselli shows, a full understanding of Wollstonecraft’s thought is possible only through a more comprehensive appreciation of Wollstonecraft herself, as a philosopher and moralist who deftly tackled major social and political issues and the arguments of such figures as Edmund Burke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Adam Smith. Reading Wollstonecraft through the lens of the politics and culture of her own time, this book restores her to her rightful place as a major eighteenth-century thinker, reminding us why her work still resonates today. Tomaselli explores not only what Wollstonecraft enjoyed and valued, but also her views on society, knowledge and the mind, human nature, and the problem of evil–and how a society based on mutual respect could fight it. The resulting picture of Wollstonecraft reveals her as a particularly engaging author and an eloquent participant in enduring social and political concerns.

 You must change your life: Søren Kierkegaard’s philosophy of reading /Thomas J. Millay. In this the first book to be written on Kierkegaard’s philosophy of reading, Millay finds that reading does have a specific purpose: it is supposed to change your life. With lucid, nontechnical prose, Millay both establishes the definitive interpretation of Kierkegaard’s philosophy of reading and explores the various concrete practices Kierkegaard recommended for its implementation.

Network maintenance Saturday, January 28

 On Saturday, January 28th, TWU’s IT department will perform network maintenance that will interrupt Internet access periodically between 7:30 am and 1:00 pm.

The outages will interrupt access to a range of services including, Alloway Library catalogue access, Wifi, Student computer labs including the library lab, as well as some impact to TWU and TWUGuest  networks as well as interruptions to resources from off-campus.

They will be performing an upgrade to our main campus firewall. This is an important upgrade to improve the overall security and performance of TWU’s network.

We expect the impact will be minimal;  if you encounter a network outage just wait a few minutes and try again.

Time: 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

New Titles Tuesday, January 24

Here is a selection of new titles added to the collection in the past week. 

 A tempest: based on Shakespeare’s The tempest,  adaptation for a Black theatre /Aimé Césaire ; translated from the French by Richard Miller. A troupe of black  actors perform their own Tempest . Cesaire’s rich and insightful adaptation draws on contemporary Caribbean society, the African-American experience and African mythology to raise questions about colonialism, racism and their lasting effects.

 Ancient African kingdoms: from the Kingdom of Kush to the Mali Empire, discover the history of classical African civilizations /Jim Barrow. In this book, the author will take you on a journey through ancient Africa, focusing on the six major African kingdoms. From their beginnings to their fall, the influence they had on the world, and the myths that’ll live forever, these kingdoms are worth the exploration!

 Cambridge University Press Journals – A collection of peer-reviewed, leading journals across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.  In addition, as part of our agreement with Cambridge, TWU authors will be able to publish an unlimited number of their articles as open access without processing fees in all Cambridge hybrid and gold journals for the duration of the agreement (2022-2024).

 Canadian Major Dailies – Included are national and leading regional papers such as National Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Regina Leader Post, Vancouver Sun and the Victoria Times-Colonist. Coverage: 1985 – current, but often with a one day embargo. Please note that the database is text-only, with no photographs.

 Caring for critters: one year at a wildlife rescue centre /Nicholas Read. For over three decades, Critter Care, the wildlife rehabilitation centre in Langley, has rescued and cared for sick, injured, and orphaned animals. Read spent one year volunteering at Critter Care, helping to take care of the animals and recording the stories. Full of information, compassion, and a strong dose of social awareness, Caring for Critters is a month-by-month account of Read’s experience.

 Chemistry for breakfast: the amazing science of everyday life /Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim ; translated by Sarah Pybus ; illustrations by Claire Lenkova.  In this quirky and endlessly surprising book, scientist and award-winning Nguyen-Kim tells us about the amazing science behind everyday things (like drinking water,) and not-so-everyday things (like space travel and baby dinosaurs). Told over the course of a single day: Mai shows the scientific reactions that occur from morning to bedtime. Quirky illustrations: break up the text and help readers visualize scientific reactions.

 Data structures and algorithms interview questions you’ll most likely be asked /Vibrant publishers. This book includes only the information required immediately for an ongoing job search for an I.T career. This book provides a compact yet comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of data structures and algorithms in Java that will help job aspirants give targeted, clear answers.  Dozens of example responses to interview questions  and proven strategies to give specific, impressive, answers that help nail interviews.

 Design like nature: biomimicry for a healthy planet /Megan Clendenan, Kim Ryall Woolcock. An appealing resource sure to spark an interest in biomimicry, from casual readers to budding scientists.

 Do you know where the animals live?: discovering the incredible creatures all around us /Peter Wohlleben ; translated by Shelley Tanaka. Uses a thoughtful, easy-to-understand approach to teach children information about the various species of animals that share our planet, including where they live, what they eat, how they interact with their families, how they communicate, and what they think and feel. Includes quizzes and suggested activities.

 Finding home: the journey of immigrants and refugees /Jen Sookfong Lee ; illustrated by Drew Shannon. A look at how human migration has changed the world. For middle-grade readers, with photographs and illustrations throughout.

 Girlhood: teens around the world in their own voices /Masuma Ahuja. Journalist Ahuja introduces us to 31 teenage girls from 29 countries. Through diary entries and photographs, they share their own stories of growing up and show what ordinary girlhood is like all over the world.

 Journal of a homecoming: Cahier d’un retour au pays natal /Aimé Césaire ; translated by N. Gregson Davis ; introduction, commentary, and notes by F. Abiola Irele. Originally published in 1939, Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal is a landmark of modern French poetry and a founding text of the Négritude movement. This bilingual edition features a new authoritative translation, revised introduction, and extensive commentary, making it a magisterial edition of Césaire’s surrealist masterpiece.

 Journal of Chinese Theology, Designed to meet the growing demand for the studies of Christianity as an academic discipline in the Chinese context. Being international, ecumenical and fully peer-reviewed, the journal publishes articles in the areas of Biblical Studies, Church History, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology and Comparative Religions. JCT also features articles exploring wider issues in church and society.

 Leo Frobenius on African history, art and culture: an anthology /edited by Eike Haberland ; with a foreword by Léopold Sédar Senghor. Frobenius’ pivotal works on African culture represented a landmark in ethnography. His writings, when discovered by young African intellectuals in the early 1900s, reverberated through the community of Africans in search of cultural legitimacy. Frobenius was credited with giving Black Africa back its soul and its identity

 Make just one change: teach students to ask their own questions /Dan Rothstein, Luz Santana. The authors argue that formulating one’s own questions is “the single most essential skill for learning”–and one that should be taught to all students. They also argue that it should be taught in the simplest way possible.

 Materialism from Hobbes to Locke /Stewart Duncan. This book explores a pivotal debate in seventeenth-century European philosophy about the nature of human beings–whether they are purely material things, or whether they have an immaterial soul that thinks and can survive the death of the body. It traces this debate from the work of the materialist philosopher Thomas Hobbes, through the responses of three of his critics–the Platonists Henry More and Ralph Cudworth, and the materialist Margaret Cavendish–to the discussion of materialism in John Locke’s Essay concerning Human Understanding.

 Measure what matters: how Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation rock the world with OKRs /John Doerr. Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth–and how it can help any organization thrive.

 Phyllis’s orange shirt /written by Phyllis Webstad ; illustrated by Brock Nicol When Phyllis Webstad turned six, she went to the residential school for the first time. On her first day at school, she wore a shiny orange shirt that her Granny had bought for her, but when she got to the school, it was taken away from her and never returned. This is the true story of Phyllis and her orange shirt. It is also the story of Orange Shirt Day.

 Plagues, pandemics and viruses: from the plague of Athens to COVID-19 /Heather E. Quinlan.From the plague of Athens to the Covid-19 pandemic, Plagues, Pandemics and Viruses covers the history, causes, medical treatments, human responses, and aftermath of the world’s biggest pandemics as well as several modern diseases of note and those that are making a comeback.

 Solar system /written by Anne Jankéliowitch ; illustrated by Annabelle Buxton ; reviewed & edited by Dr. Carie Cardamone, PhD. A glow-in-the-dark, interactive guide to the Solar System, carefully crafted to make complex STEM concepts like astronomy, physics and chemistry understandable for children aged 8-12.

 The eschatological person: Alexander Schmemann and Joseph Ratzinger in Dialogue /Andrew T.J. Kaethler ; foreword by D. Vincent Twomey. Schmemann and Ratzinger insist that the human person remains shrouded in mystery without God’s self-disclosure in the person of Jesus Christ. Like us, Jesus lived in a particular time and location, and therefore time and temporality must be part of the ontological question of what it means to be a human person.

 The salmon bears: giants of the Great Bear Rainforest /Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read ; photographs by Ian McAllister ; [Heiltsuk artwork by Martin Campbell]. Provides facts about the grizzly, black, and spirit bears of the Great Bear Rainforest on British Columbia’s central coast, and examines their relationship with the salmon population.

 The sea wolves: living wild in the Great Bear Rainforest /Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read ; photographs by Ian McAllister. Discusses the coastal wolf, a genetically distinct strain that swims and fishes and inhabits the Great Bear Rainforest on British Columbia’s rugged west coast.

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 The tragedy of King Christophe: a play /Aimé Césaire ; translated and with an introduction by Paul Breslin and Rachel Ney. Aime Cesaire’s greatest play. Set in the period of upheaval in Haiti after the assassination of Jean-Jacques Dessalines in 1806, it follows the historical figure of Henri Christophe, a slave who rose to become a general. Christophe declared himself king in 1811 and ruled the northern part of Haiti until 1820. Cesaire employs Shakespearean plotting and revels in the inexhaustible possibilities of language to convey the tragedy of Christophe’s transformation from a charismatic leader sensitive to the oppression of his people to an oppressor himself.

New Titles Tuesday, January 17

Here is a selection of titles added to collection in the past week.

 A not-so-new world: empire and environment in French colonial North America /Christopher M. Parsons. Parsons demonstrates how the French experience of attempting to improve American environments supported not only the acquisition and incorporation of Native American knowledge but also the development of an emerging botanical science that focused on naming new species. Exploring the moment in which settlers, missionaries, merchants, and administrators believed in their ability to shape the environment to better resemble the country they left behind, A Not-So-New World reveals that French colonial ambitions were fueled by a vision of an ecologically sustainable empire.

 Chromophobia /David Batchelor. The central argument of Chromophobia is that a chromophobic impulse – a fear of corruption or contamination through color – lurks within much Western cultural and intellectual thought. Chromophobia has been a cultural phenomenon since ancient Greek times; this book is concerned with forms of resistance to it. Batchelor seeks to go beyond the limits of earlier studies, analyzing the motivations behind chromophobia and considering the work of writers and artists who have been prepared to look at color as a positive value. Exploring a wide range of imagery including Melville’s great white whale, Huxley’s reflections on mescaline, and Le Corbusier’s journey to the East, Batchelor also discusses the use of color in Pop, Minimal, and more recent art.

 Converging empires: citizens and subjects in the north Pacific borderlands, 1867-1945 /Andrea Geiger. Making a vital contribution to our understanding of North American borderlands history through its examination of the northernmost stretches of the U.S.-Canada border, Geiger highlights the role that the north Pacific borderlands played in the construction of race and citizenship on both sides of the international border from 1867, when the United States acquired Russia’s interests in Alaska, through the end of World War II

 Dance, place, and poetics: site-specific performance as a portal to knowing /Celeste Nazeli Snowber. This book explores the relationship between the body, ecology, place, and site-specific performance. The work is situated within arts-based research, particularly within embodied inquiry and poetic inquiry and explores a theoretical foundation for integration of these areas, primarily to share the lived experiences, poetry and dance which have come out of decades of sharing site-specific performances.

 Deep calls to deep: the Psalms in dialogue amid disruption /William P. Brown. Deep Calls to Deep demonstrates a new and generative way of reading the Bible, which looks for differences among texts to engage in dialogue over critical issues that are not only biblical but also are relevant to our contemporary crises. By taking his cue from Martin Luther, Brown explores how the Psalter engages the larger Hebrew Bible in dialogue, specifically how the Psalms counter, complement, reconstrue, and transform biblical traditions and themes across the Hebrew canon, from creation and law to justice and wisdom.

 Interpreting nature: the emerging field of environmental hermeneutics /edited by Forrest Clingerman [and others] The 20th century saw the rise of hermeneutics, the philosophical interpretation of texts, and eventually the application of its insights to metaphorical ‘texts’ such as individual and group identities. It also saw the rise of modern environmentalism which evolved through various stages in which it came to realize that many of its key concerns – ‘wilderness’ and ‘nature’ among them – are contested territory that are viewed differently by different people. This title brings together leading voices at the intersection of these two increasingly important philosophical discussions.

 New avenues in biblical exegesis in light of the Septuagint /edited by Leonardo Pessoa da Silva Pinto and Daniela Scialabba. The present volume collects the contributions written by renowned scholars who address the issue of the role and impact of Septuagint studies on biblical exegesis and theology. The papers range from more methodological discussions to exegetical studies applying various approaches to the Septuagint text. The wide variety of methods applied reveals numerous aspects of the Septuagint and the biblical text in general, such as their composition, history, textual transmission, literary scope and shape, theology.

 The Catholic calumet: colonial conversions in French and Indian North America /Tracy Neal Leavelle. Leavelle examines religious conversions in the upper Great Lakes and Illinois country in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries among the Illinois, Ottawas, and other Algonqiuan-speaking peoples and the rapidly evolving and always contested colonial context in which they occurred.

 The prophets: introducing Israel’s prophetic writings /Stephen L. Cook, John T. Strong, and Steven S. Tuell. The Prophets introduces students to the rise of prophecy in ancient Israel, the messages of individual prophets, the significance of the compositional history of the prophetic writings, and insights for interpreting the message of the prophets today.

 The re-enchantment of the world: secular magic in a rational age /edited by Joshua Landy and Michael Saler. This is an interdisciplinary volume that challenges the long-prevailing view of modernity as ‘disenchanted’.

 Untrustworthy: the knowledge crisis breaking our brains, polluting our politics, and corrupting Christian community /Bonnie Kristian ; foreword by David French. A seasoned journalist shows how the truth crisis in America is straining our relationships, hurting our minds, polluting our politics, and damaging our Christian discipleship.

 When God was a bird: Christianity, animism, and the re-enchantment of the world /Mark I. Wallace. At one time, God was a bird. It is said that in spite of, or better, to spite, this time-honoured wealth of divine avifauna, Christianity divorced God from the avian world in order to defend a pure form of monotheism. This work calls this new but ancient vision of the world ‘Christian animism’ in order to signal the continuity of biblical religion with the beliefs of indigenous & non-Western communities that Spirit enfleshes itself within everything that grows, walks, flies, & swims in and over the Earth.

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