From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list on a particular topic, but lately we’ve had some books  come in that are too good not to share, even if they don’t fit with a particular theme. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

The First-Year Experience Cookbook edited by Raymond Pun and Meggan Houlihan, Call Number: Librarian Collection 025.567 F527f
NOTE: First-year students face many challenges in adjusting to university life, including making the most of the university library. Librarians are constantly addressing student misconceptions about libraries and locating information, and have been working hard to reach first-year students and create high-impact practices in student retention. This is a series of innovative approaches to teaching and assessing information literacy skills during a student’s first year. Featuring more than 60 practical, easy-to-implement “recipes” to create lessons and experiences, this book compiles lessons and techniques for you to adapt, repurpose, and implement.

50 Contemporary Photographers You Should Know by Florian Heine and Brad Finger, Call Number: 770.92 H468f

Art in Detail: 100 Masterpieces by Susie Hodge, Call Number: 759.94 H688a

Beyond Blurred Lines: Rape Culture in Popular Media by Nickie D. Phillips, Call Number: 362.883 P562b

The Brain: What Everyone Needs to Know by Gary L. Wenk, Call Number: 612.8 W475b

A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World by Joe Carlen, Call Number: 338.04 C278b

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes, Call Number 613.2 T222c

Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams’ Doc Graham by Brett Friedlander and Robert Reising, Call Number: 796.357 P911c

Co-Sleeping: Parents, Children, Musical Beds by Susan D. Stewart, Call Number: 392.1 S851c

The Complete Guide to Internet Privacy, Anonymity and Security by Matthew Bailey, Call Number: 005.8 B155c

Design: The Whole Story edited by Elizabeth Wilhide, Call Number: 745.209 D457

Ever Seen A Fat Fox?: Human Obesity Explored by Mike Gibney, Call Number: 306.4 J258e 

Fast Food: Roadside Restaurants in the Automobile Age by John A. Jakle and Keith A Sculle, Call Number: 647.957 J212f

The Geek Handbook: Practical Skills and Advice for the Likable Modern Geek by Alex Langley, Call Number: 818 L283g

Gender Medicine: The Groundbreaking New Science of Gender- and Sex-Related Diagnosis and Treatment by Marek Glezerman, Call Number: 362.108 G558g

The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost by Donna Freitas, Call Number: 004.67 F866h

The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat by Stephan J. Guyenet, Call Number: 616.85 G988h

If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body by James Hamblin, Call Number: 613 H199i

An Iowa Farm Boy on Detour: The Story of Henry B. Tippie by Margaret O. Kirk, Call Number: 338.092 T595k

An Iowa Solider Writes Home: The Civil War Letters of Union Private Daniel J. Parvin, edited by Phillip A. Hubbart, Call Number: 973.7 P276i

Love For Sale: Pop Music in America by David Hajdu, Call Number: 781.64 H154L

A Plague on All Our Houses: Medial Intrigue, Hollywood, and the Discovery of AIDS by Bruce J. Hillman, Call Number: 614.5 H654p

Silent Partners: Human Subjects and Research Ethics by Rebecca Dresser, Call Number: 174.2 D773s

Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Mike Massimino, Call Number: 629.45 M417s

Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America by Mary Otto, Call Number: 617.6 O915t

Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War by Daniel J. Sharfstein, Call Number: 979.5 S531t

The Traveler’s Guide to Space: For One-Way Settlers and Round-Trip Tourists by Neil F. Comins, Call Number: 616.9 C733t

Understanding Social Anxiety: A Recovery Guide for Sufferers, Family, and Friends by Vera Sonja Maass, Call Number: 616.85 M111u

The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End by Robert Gerwarth, Call Number: 940.5 G387v

We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie by Noah Isenberg, Call Number: 791.43 I78w

Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White Collar Criminal by Eugene Soltes, Call Number: 364.16 S691w

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper, Call Number: 413.02 S783w

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