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New Books: Current Month August 2019

See the new books Farley Library has added to its collection!

New Book Highlights

30 Ways to Survive Dining Hall and Dorm Room Food

The "15" in Freshman 15 may be an arbitrary number, but many college freshmen do gain weight during their first year and continue right through college and beyond.

College should be enjoyed. Students shouldn't live in fear of gaining weight, nor should they feel the need to skip meals or follow crazy diets. Food is the body's fuel and without a steady supply of the good stuff how can you ever get out of low gear, have a shot at acing an exam, or get a paper done on time?

The solution: establishing really good food habits and making informed choices and decisions that will nourish your body and prevent weight gain from happening in the first place.

In 30 Ways To Survive Dining Hall and Dorm Room Food: Tips to Avoid the Freshman15, you will find solid information, suggestions, and easy to use tips to make good, better, and best choices in the dining hall, dorm room, at parties and games, the movies, and on road trips.

The 5-Ingredient College Cookbook

Eat fresh, fast, and healthy--even in college. The 5-Ingredient College Cookbook is exactly what it sounds like and then some. Discover a college cookbook with more than 100 recipes--ranging from classic staples to more adventurous options--that can be made with just 5 ingredients, and in less time than it takes to watch an episode of your favorite TV show. Every dish in this college cookbook is fresh, healthy, affordable, and designed to help newly-independent first-time cooks refine their own palate, even with limited resources. Build your skills and impress your roommates with a college cookbook of complete meals that feel fancy but are actually a snap to put together. Ace every meal with: Cooking 101--Guides and illustrations show you how to prep produce, organize ingredients, and which pots and pans are must-haves. Food for thought--This book is a handy nutritional reference that shows you what a balanced meal looks like, and which foods are best for your brain. The spice of life--Some recipes even include 3 additional ways to prepare them--which is way more variety than the dining hall. Who needs instant ramen when you have a college cookbook with fresh, 5-ingredient recipes anyone can make?

The Naked Roommate

For 10 years (and counting), The Naked Roommatehas been the #1 go-to guide for your very best college experience! From sharing a bathroom with 40 strangers to sharing lecture notes, The Naked Roommate is your behind-the-scenes look at EVERYTHING you need to know about college (but never knew you needed to know). This essential, fully updated edition is packed with real-life advice on everything from making friends to managing stress. Hilarious, outrageous, and telling stories from students on over 100 college campuses cover the basics, and then some, including topics on College Living Dorm dos, don'ts, and dramas Lying, noisy, nasty roommates Finding People, Places, & Patience Social network dos and don'ts Friend today, gone tomorrow Classes To go or not to go? How to get an A, C, or F Dating 17 kinds of college hookups Long distance = BIG concerns The Party Scene The punch in the "fruit punch" Sex, drugs, and safety first Money Grants, loans, and loose change Credit cards and campus jobs In college, there's a surprise around every corner. Luckily, The Naked Roommatehas you covered!

The Freshman Survival Guide

A completely revised and updated values-based guide to navigating the first year of college that speaks to college students in their own language and offers practical tools that readers need to keep from drinking, sleeping, or skipping their way out of college. In the four years since its initial publication, THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE has helped thousands of first year students make a successful transition to college life. However, much has changed on campuses. The explosion of technology, ubiquity of social media, and culture changes have all added new layers of complexity to the leap from high school to college. THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE's updated edition features new research and advice on issues such as mental health, sexual assault, and finding balance. It also features expanded sections on dating, money management, and an increased focus on how the over 1.5 million incoming freshman can prepare themselves for the biggest change they've encountered in their lives: heading off to college.

1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know

Students entering college may think they know just about everything, but... Whether it's their first year or fourth, college students (who think they already know everything) can always use powerful and proven tips on how to make the most of their experience. In 1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know, Harry H. Harrison Jr.'s latest dose of trademark wit and wisdom provides practical advice ranging from class enrollment, living on campus, study habits and more, that every student-and parent-will benefit from...like buying their books before exams start!

Discovering Pluto

Discovering Pluto is an authoritative account of the exploration of Pluto and its moons, from the first inklings of tentative knowledge through the exciting discoveries made during the flyby of the NASA New Horizons research spacecraft in July 2015. Co-author Dale P. Cruikshank was a co-investigator on the New Horizons mission, while co-author William Sheehan is a noted historian of the Solar System. Telling the tale of Pluto's discovery, the authors recount the grand story of our unfolding knowledge of the outer Solar System, from William Herschel's serendipitous discovery of Uranus in 1781, to the mathematical prediction of Neptune's existence, to Percival Lowell's studies of the wayward motions of those giant planets leading to his prediction of another world farther out. Lowell's efforts led to Clyde Tombaugh's heroic search and discovery of Pluto--then a mere speck in the telescope--at Lowell Observatory in 1930. Pluto was finally recognized as the premier body in the Kuiper Belt, the so-called third zone of our Solar System. The first zone contains the terrestrial planets (Mercury through Mars) and the asteroid be< the second, the gas-giant planets Jupiter through Neptune. The third zone, holding Pluto and the rest of the Kuiper Belt, is the largest and most populous region of the solar system. Now well beyond Pluto, New Horizons will continue to wend its lonely way through the galaxy, but it is still transmitting data, even today. Its ultimate legacy may be to inspire future generations to uncover more secrets of Pluto, the Solar System, and the Universe.

Apollo in the Age of Aquarius

Winner of the Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award A Bloomberg View Must-Read Book of the Year A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year "A substance-rich, original on every page exploration of how the space program interacted with the environmental movement, and also with the peace and 'Whole Earth' movements of the 1960s." --Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution The summer of 1969 saw astronauts land on the moon for the first time and hippie hordes descend on Woodstock. This lively and original account of the space race makes the case that the conjunction of these two era-defining events was not entirely coincidental. With its lavishly funded mandate to put a man on the moon, the Apollo mission promised to reinvigorate a country that had lost its way. But a new breed of activists denounced it as a colossal waste of resources needed to solve pressing problems at home. Neil Maher reveals that there were actually unexpected synergies between the space program and the budding environmental, feminist and civil rights movements as photos from space galvanized environmentalists, women challenged the astronauts' boys club and NASA's engineers helped tackle inner city housing problems. Against a backdrop of Saturn V moonshots and Neil Armstrong's giant leap for mankind, Apollo in the Age of Aquarius brings the cultural politics of the space race back down to planet Earth. "As a child in the 1960s, I was aware of both NASA's achievements and social unrest, but unaware of the clashes between those two historical currents. Maher [captures] the maelstrom of the 1960s and 1970s as it collided with NASA's program for human spaceflight." --George Zamka, Colonel USMC (Ret.) and former NASA astronaut "NASA and Woodstock may now seem polarized, but this illuminating, original chronicle...traces multiple crosscurrents between them." --Nature

August 2019