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New Titles Tuesday -Special COVID edition – July 12

So many COVID related titles added to the collection in the past week that we are highlighting just those.

 A world out of reach: dispatches from life under lockdown : selections from The Yale Review’s Pandemic files /edited and with an introduction by Meghan O’Rourke. Selections from the Pandemic Files published by The Yale Review, the preeminent journal of literature and ideas.

 COVID-19 and emerging environmental trends: a way forward /Joystu Dutta, Srijan Goswami, and Abhijit Mitra. This book revolves around the COVID-19 and its influence on all biotic and abiotic components on earth, with focus on the regulatory role of air quality during this pandemic, municipal solid waste management and COVID-19, how herd immunity influences COVID-19 and so on. With amalgamation of emerging environmental issues and the direct and indirect influences of COVID-19 on all these issues, it explains how pandemics change our thought and reset our priorities for action on a global scale. The book also explains control and mitigation of COVID-19 and cutting-edge research on COVID-19 with an empirical review on scientific efforts.

 COVID-19 and human rights /edited by Morten Kjaerum, Martha F. Davis, and Amanda Lyons. This timely collection brings together original explorations of the COVID-19 pandemic and its wide-ranging, global effects on human rights. The contributors argue that a human rights perspective is necessary to understand the pervasive consequences of the crisis, while focusing attention on those being left behind and providing a necessary framework for the effort to build back better. Expert contributors to this volume address interconnections between the COVID-19 crisis and human rights to equality and non-discrimination, including historical responses to pandemics, populism and authoritarianism, and the rights to health, information, water access, and the environment. Acknowledging the pandemic as a defining moment for human rights, the volume proposes a post-crisis human rights agenda to engage civil society and government at all levels in concrete measures to roll back increasing inequality.

 Covid-19 and international business: change of era /edited by Marin A. Marinov and Svetla T. Marinova This book illustrates how governments have dealt with the pandemic and the consequent impacts on international business. It also explores the disrupted operations and responses of businesses as their worldwide interconnectivity has been seriously threatened. Employing the latest state of knowledge on the topic, the book is aimed at international business audience – scholars, students and managers who need to understand better the nature, scope and scale of the impacts of the pandemic on international business.

 COVID-19. Volumes I & II /edited by J. Michael Ryan. The two edited volumes in this set contribute to a broader understanding of the impact COVID-19 is having, and will have, on our understandings, efforts, and decisions of the future of global society.

 Death, grief and loss in the context of COVID-19 /edited by Panagiotis Pentaris. This book provides detailed analysis of the manifold ways in which COVID-19 has influenced death, dying and bereavement. Through three parts the book explores COVID-19 as a reminder of our own and our communities’ fragile existence, but also the driving force for discovering new ways of meaning-making, performing rites and rituals, and conceptualising death, grief and life. Contributors include scholars, researchers, policymakers and practitioners, accumulating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse and international set of ideas and perspectives that will help the reader examine closely how Covid-19 has invaded social life and shaped trauma and loss.

 Educating tomorrow: learning for the post-pandemic world /Chris Brown and Ruth Luzmore. Taking you on a journey which considers the past and present to inform their prediction of the obstacles and opportunities posed by a post-pandemic future, the authors present a new vision for the future of education which might not have been possible without the eruption of Covid-19. Offering up a range of proposals for how education can begin to emerge anew, and ultimately reach an improved destination, Brown and Luzmore showcase how even in the midst of unprecedented global challenges, it might be possible for us to revolutionise education systems for the better.

 Emergency powers in a time of pandemic /Alan Greene. This book explores how human rights, democracy and the rule of law can be protected during a pandemic and how emergency powers can best be ended once it wanes. Written by an expert on constitutional law and human rights, this accessible book will shape how governments, opposition, courts and society as a whole view future pandemic emergency powers.

 Experiences of health workers in the COVID-19 pandemic: in their own words /Marie Bismark, Karen Willis, Sophie Lewis and Natasha Smallwood. Experiences of Health Workers in the COVID-19 Pandemic shares the stories of frontline health workers during the second wave of COVID-19 in Australia. The book records the complex emotions health workers experienced as the pandemic unfolded and the challenges they faced in caring for themselves, their families, and their patients. The book shares their insights on what we can learn from the pandemic to strengthen our health system and prepare for future crises. The book draws on over 9,000 responses to a survey examining the psychological, occupational, and social impact of COVID-19 on frontline health workers. Survey participants came from all areas of the health sector, from intensive care doctors to hospital cleaners to aged care nurses, and from large metropolitan hospitals to rural primary care practices. This book offers a unique historical record of the experiences of thousands of healthcare workers at the height of the second wave of the pandemic.

 Global health watch 6: in the shadow of the pandemicGlobal Health Watch  provides the definitive voice for an alternative discourse on health. It integrates rigorous analysis, alternative proposals and stories of struggles and change to present a compelling case for the imperative to work for a radical transformation of the way we approach actions and policies on health.  GHW6 addresses key issues related to health systems and the range of social, economic, political and environmental determinants of health, locating decisions and choices that impact on health in the structure of global power relations and economic governance.

  Lessons from lockdown: the educational legacy of COVID-19 /Tony Breslin. Breslin draws on his experience as a teacher, researcher, examiner, school governor and policy influencer to assess what the educational legacy of COVID-19 could be, and the potential that it offers for reframing how we ‘do’ schooling. He argues that there is much to learn from this tumultuous period and that, post-lockdown, we ought to take advantage of the opportunity that it has offered to produce a more personalised, family-friendly and inclusive approach to schooling, and to learning more broadly. Whatever your place in this landscape, Lessons from Lockdown is a must-read for all concerned about the shape and purpose of schooling systems in mature economies – schooling systems and economies set on recovering from the kind of ‘system-shock’ that the pandemic has delivered.

 Online teaching and learning in higher education during Covid-19: international perspectives and experiences /edited by Roy Y. Chan, Krishna Bista, Ryan M. Allen. This timely volume documents the immediate, global impacts of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on teaching and learning in Higher Education. Focusing on student and faculty experiences of online and distance education, the text provides reflection on novel initiatives, unexpected challenges, and lessons learnt. Responding to the urgent need to better understand online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, this book investigates how the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) impacted students, faculty, and staff experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown.

 Pandemic education and viral politics /Michael A. Peters and Tina Besley. Peters and Tina explore human resilience and the collective response to catastrophe, and the philosophy and literature of pandemics, including ‘love and social distancing in the time of Covid-19.’ These essays also explore the politicising of COVID-19, the growth of conspiracy theories, its origins, and the ways it became a ‘viral’ narrative in the future of world politics.

 Pandemic, ecology and theology: perspectives on COVID-19 /edited by Alexander J.B. Hampton. This volume addresses the collective sense that the pandemic is more than a problem to manage our way out of. Rather, it is a moment to consider our broken relationship with the natural world, and our alienation from a deeper sense of purpose and meaning. The contributors, though differing in their diagnoses and recommendations, share the belief that this moment, with its transformative possibility, not be forfeit. Equally, they share the conviction that the chief ground of any such reorientation ineluctably involves our collective engagement with both ecology and theology

 Political communication and COVID-19: governance and rhetoric in times of crisis /edited by Darren Lilleker [and three others]. This edited collection compares and analyses the most prominent political communicative responses to the outbreak and global spread of COVID-19  within 27 nations across five continents and two supranational organisations: the EU and the WHO. The book encompasses the various governments’ communication of the crisis, the role played by opposition and the vibrancy of the information environment within each nation. The book also examines how communication circulated within the mass and social media environments and what impact differences in spokespersons, messages and the broader context has on the success of implementing measures likely to reduce the spread of the virus. Cumulatively, the authors develop a global analysis of the responses and how these are shaped by their specific contexts and by the flow of information, while offering lessons for future political crisis communication.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and families, parents, and children /edited by Marc H. Bornstein. This volume collects chapters that address prominent issues and challenges presented by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic to families, parents, and children. Bornstein reviews how disasters are known to impact families, parents, and children and explores traditional and novel responsibilities of parents and their effects on child growth and development. It examines parenting at this time, detailing consequences for home life and economies that the pandemic has triggered; considers child discipline and abuse during the pandemic; and makes recommendations that will support families in terms of multilevel interventions at family, community, and national and international levels. The selected chapters elucidate key themes including children’s worry, stress and parenting, positive parenting programs, barriers which constrain population-level impact of prevention programs, and the importance of culturally adapting evidence-based family intervention programs.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and health /edited by Dominika Kwasnicka and Robbert Sanderman. Kwasnicka and Sanderman introduce chapters that explore the crucial topics of health behaviour change, wellbeing, stress, and coping. They highlight the key role digital health technologies can play in how we manage health conditions, and how we facilitate change to help individuals manage stressful situations such as physical isolation, job loss, and financial strain during the COVID-19 pandemic. The volume also offers an important overview of environmental and policy-based approaches to health behaviour change and addresses the highly relevant issues of identity and trust and how they shape the health of individuals, communities, and society.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and media and technology /edited by Ciarán McMahon. This book explores how COVID-19 has impacted our relationship with media and technology, and chapters examine a range of topics including fake news, social media, conspiracy theories, belonging, online emotional lives and relationship formation, and identity. It shows the benefits media and technology can have in relation to coping with crises and navigating challenging situations, whilst also examining the potential pitfalls that emerge due to our increasing reliance on them. In a world where the cyberpsychological space is constantly developing, this volume exposes the complexities surrounding the interaction of human psychology with media and technology, and reflects on what this might look like in the future.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and society /edited by S. Alexander Haslam. This book explores how COVID-19 has impacted society, and chapters examine a range of societal issues including leadership and politics, community, social status, welfare, social exclusion and accountability. Addressing the social and psychological processes that structure, and are structured by, our social contexts, it shows not only how groups and individuals can come together to manage global crises, but also how these crises can expose weaknesses in our society. The volume also reflects on how we can work together to rebuild society in the aftermath of the pandemic, by cultivating a shared sense of responsibility through social integration and responsible leadership.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and work /edited by Cary L. Cooper. This timely and accessible book brings together a selection of chapters offering insights into issues surrounding work and the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring content on topics such as health and wellbeing, work-family, flexible hours, organisational communication, talent management, recovery from work, employee engagement and flourishing, burnout, and organisational interventions, the book includes a specially written introduction contextualising the chapters in relation to the COVID-19 crisis. Reflecting on how psychological research is relevant during a significant global event, the introduction examines the potential future impact of the pandemic on the practice and study of psychology and our lives more generally..

 Sustainable lifestyles after Covid-19 /Fabián Echegaray, Valerie Brachya, Philip J. Vergragt, and Lei Zhang. This book takes an in-depth look at Covid-19-generated societal trends and develops scenarios for possible future directions of urban lifestyles. Drawing on examples from Brazil, China and Israel, and with a particular focus on cities, this book explores the short and long-term changes in individual consumers and citizen behavior as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on extensive market and opinion research data, aggregate data, observational evidence, and news reports, the authors provide a detailed account of the transformations that have occurred as a result of a triple shock of public health emergency, economic shutdown, and social isolation. They also examine which of these behavioral changes are likely to become permanent and consider whether this may ultimately promote or restrain sustainable lifestyle choices. Innovative and timely, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars, and professionals researching and working in the areas of sustainable consumption, urban and land use planning, and public health.

Tackling online education: implications of responses to COVID-19 in higher education globally /edited by Huili Han, James H. Williams, Shasha Cui. This volume brings together leading experts from eight countries (the USA, Canada, China, Japan, Sweden, India, Azerbaijan and Nigeria) to discuss how national conditions and institutions have shaped initial policy responses to COVID-19. These decisions and actions will have lasting effects on higher education in different national contexts. The book offers solutions to common pedagogical problems such as Zoom fatigue, compassion fatigue and lack of student engagement. It also addresses techniques and support for online teaching and learning.

 Viral pandemics: from smallpox to COVID-19 /Rae-Ellen W. Kavey and Allison B. Kavey.  Viral Pandemics is the first book to focus exclusively on pandemics caused by viruses and the first to report the COVID-19 pandemic. In each chapter, the historiographic narrative follows the path of the virus from its original detection through its first appearance as the cause of disease, to its emergence as an explosive pandemic. Scientific information is presented in an accessible, straightforward style in compelling narratives that introduce the extraordinary universe of diverse, opportunistic viruses whose remarkable capacities make them formidable adversaries. A summary chapter draws together lessons learned and develops a proposed multidisciplinary global response. Viral Pandemics is the only book that provides a complete historical narrative focused on viral pandemics.

New Titles Tuesday, June 21

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

 500 Jahre der Reformation in der Slowakei /Maroš Nicák, Martin Tamcke (Hg.) ; Univerzita Komenského. Tom Hatina (TWU Author) The theology of Martin Luther became an inspirational basis for the eastern periphery of the German Reformation in what is now Slovakia. The Wittenberg Reformation brought about a specific development of religio-political events in Upper Hungary. However, the enormously spreading Protestantism was systematically suppressed by the Habsburg re-Catholicization. The individual contributions not only reflect the history of the Reformation in Upper Hungary, but they also deal with Wittenbergian hermeneutics, philosophical theology and the pedagogy shaped by the Reformation.

 Bird watch /[by the editors of] Storey Publishing. The third book in the Backpack Explorer series leads kids aged 4 and up through the basics of birding, from identifying common birds to learning about habitat and migration and listening for bird songs.

By God’s grace: autobiography of Wilmer KornelsonWilmer’s conviction that he was called to ministry defined his working life.

 Close to the earth: a memoir /Leona Warkentin Sawatsky. 

 How to think straight about psychology /Keith E. Stanovich. Stanovich’s widely used and highly acclaimed book helps students become more discriminating consumers of psychological information, helping them recognize pseudoscience and be able to distinguish it from true psychological research. Stanovich helps instructors teach critical thinking skills within the rich context of psychology.

In the beginning was the Word: expository messages from the Fourth Gospel /by David Ewert.

Inflation, bankruptcies, unemployment can be beaten /by J.A. Thauberger.

Interred with their bones: Bill Miner in Canada, 1903-1907 /Peter Grauer. This work traces Bill Miner’s activities in B.C. between 1903 and 1907. Miner, an American stage coach and train robber, was in his late 50s by the time he crossed the border, having spent much of his life behind bars. In the Interior of B.C. he took the name George Edwards charmed the locals, and undertook more train robberies to finance his penchant for prostitutes, gambling and fine living. In the process, Miner perpetrated the first robbery of the CPR, was pursued and apprehended by law enforcement agents with the help of Secwepemc (Shuswap) trackers, and then executed an intrepid escape from B.C.’s New Westminster penitentiary.

 Jesus, by Mark /Paul B. Smith. 

 Justification, the path to theosis /Michael Azkoul. This study is an attempt to show the connection between justification and theois and, also, the way the Orthodoxy differs from Western heresies.

 Rosie Revere, engineer /by Andrea Beaty ; illustrated by David Roberts. A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure.

 Synthesizing qualitative and quantitative health evidence: a guide to methods /Catherine Pope, Nicholas Mays and Jennie Popay. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the range of approaches and methods available for synthesising qualitative and quantitative evidence and a detailed explanation of why this is important. Synthesizing Qualitative and Quantitative Health Evidence is essential reading for students and professional researchers who need to assemble and synthesise findings and insights from multiple sources. It is also relevant to policy makers and practitioners in the field of health, and those working in other areas of social and public policy.

The eldership in today’s church /by Stephen Hayes. A brief introduction to the office of ruling elder.

 When we are kind /Monique Gray Smith ; illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt. This beautiful picture book looks at how the simple act of being kind, to others and oneself, affects all aspects of a child’s life.

New Titles Tuesday, May 24

Here’s a list of titles added to the collection in the past week.

 Bivocational and beyond: educating for thriving multivocational ministry /edited by Darryl W. Stephens. Bivocational and Beyond provides a wide range of perspectives on faith, leadership, and learning to equip pastors and theological educators for a future in which multivocational ministry may become the norm.

 Challenging bias against women academics in religion /edited by Colleen D. Hartung. Challenging Bias Against Women Academics in Religion presents biographies about women in academia who study, research, and teach about the world’s religious and spiritual traditions. It addresses the question of why so many women academics, who are themselves producers of secondary sources, are absent as biographical subjects in secondary literature generally and on digital knowledge platforms specifically. Authors variously challenge the exclusionary assumptions that underlie systemic bias in the production of secondary and tertiary sources about women. This critical engagement disrupts sourcing and writing conventions that support and perpetuate bias and creates the opportunity for more expansive and inclusive biographical narratives about women.

 Jesus according to the New Testament /James D. G. Dunn. In this small, straightforward book designed for a lay audience, Dunn focuses his fifty-plus years of scholarship on the central question posed by the New Testament–who is Jesus? Dunn surveys the New Testament books from Matthew to Revelation, exploring and unpacking what they actually say about Jesus. Jesus according to the New Testament points to the wonder of those first witnesses and enriches our understanding of who Jesus is to us today.

 The armchair economist: economics & everyday life: revised and updated for the 21st century /Steven E. Landsburg. Landsburg shows how the laws of economics reveal themselves in everyday experience and illuminate the entire range of human behavior. Why does popcorn cost so much at the cinema? The ‘obvious’ answer is that the owner has a monopoly, but if that were the whole story, there would also be a monopoly price to use the toilet. When a sudden frost destroys much of the Florida orange crop and prices skyrocket, journalists point to the ‘obvious’ exercise of monopoly power. Economists see just the opposite: If growers had monopoly power, they’d have raised prices before the frost. Why don’t concert promoters raise ticket prices even when they are sure they will sell out months in advance? Why are some goods sold at auction and others at pre-announced prices? Why do boxes at the football sell out before the standard seats do? Why are bank buildings fancier than supermarkets? Why do corporations confer huge pensions on failed executives? Why don’t firms require workers to buy their jobs? Landsburg explains why the obvious answers are wrong, reveals better answers, and illuminates the fundamental laws of human behavior along the way. This is a book of surprises: a guided tour of the familiar, filtered through a decidedly unfamiliar lens. This is economics for the sheer intellectual joy of it.

What we were reading online in April

Here’s a selection of April’s most read eBooks from our collection

 Navigating Strategic Possibilities: Strategy Formulation and Execution Practices to Flourish  /  Ungerer, Marius.; Ungerer, Gerard.; Herholdt, Johan. Subject:  Strategic planning.; Business planning.  / Organizational Behavior   229 uses

 Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy From Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century  /  John Deely Subject:  Postmodernism.; Philosophy–History.; Semiotics    87 uses

 Pier Giorgio Frassati: Truth, Love, and Sacrifice  /  David C. Bellusci  TWU AUTHOR Subject:   RELIGION / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth. Price $54.00 84 uses

 Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership  /  Madsen, Susan R. Subject:  Leadership–Sex differences.; Women executives. BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior. Price $348.00 65 uses

 The Practice of Story: Suffering and the Possibilities of Redemption  /  Mindy Makant Subject:  Redemption–Christianity.; Storytelling–Religious / Christian Theology / . Price $41.97 36 uses

 The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography  /  B. T. Sue Atkins; Michael Rundell Subject:   LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Lexicography   30 uses

 Portrait of an Apostle: A Case for Paul’s Authorship of Colossians and Ephesians  /  Gregory S. MaGee Subject:  RELIGION / Biblical Studies / New Testament / Paul’s Letters . Price $25.00 23 uses

 Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator: The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation, and Curriculum Development  /  Marilyn H. Oermann, Subject:  Teaching.; Nursing–Study and teaching.; Nursing s MEDICAL / Nursing / General. Price $96.00 23 uses

 The Neurotic Constitution:  /  Adler, Alfred Subject:  Neuroses.    19 uses

 Fluency in Reading: Synchronization of Processes  /  Zvia Breznitz Subject:  Dyslexia.; Reading–Physiological aspects.    16 uses

 Christianity and European Culture (Selections from the Work of Christopher Dawson)  /  Christopher Dawson; Gerald J. Russello Subject:  Christianity–Europe.; Christianity and culture–E    15 uses

 How John Works: Storytelling in the Fourth Gospel  /  Douglas Estes; Ruth Sheridan Subject:   RELIGION / Biblical Studies / New Testament / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts. Price $32.87 14 uses

 Exploring Language Structure: A Student’s Guide  /  Payne, Thomas Edward Subject:  Linguistic analysis (Linguistics); Grammar,  LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Syntax   13 uses

 The Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis  /  Harris Cooper; Larry V. Hedges; Jeffrey C. Valentine Subject:  Research–Statistical methods–Handbooks, manuals, SOCIAL SCIENCE    13 uses

 Her Testimony Is True: Women As Witnesses According to John  /  Robert Maccini Subject:  Witness bearing (Christianity); Witnesses.; Women  / Biblical Studies /   12 uses

 The Hidden and the Manifest: Essays in Theology and Metaphysics  /  David Bentley Hart Subject:  Theology.; Philosophical theology.; Metaphysics. . Price $29.40 12 uses


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