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Gail Powers-Schaub
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Becky Ulrey
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Beth Lofgren
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Isabel Rios
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231.777.5345     Learning Center Phone

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Ryan DeCoster
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Jason Hicks
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Jill DeWitt
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Muskegon, MI 49442-3404

 

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New Items in the ARC

 Click on the title to place a hold on an item, or view its description. Items will be held for pickup at the Library desk for one week.

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The Psychobiology of Transsexualism and Transgenderism - Thomas E. Bevan
Call Number: RC 560 .G45 B48 2015
Publication Date: 2014
Written by a biopsychologist, this book describes and explains transsexualism and transgenderism (TSTG) from a scientific vantage point.

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The Hungry Mind - Susan L. Engel
Call Number: BF723 .C8 E54 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Despite American educationâe(tm)s recent mania for standardized tests, testing misses what really matters about learning: the desire to learn in the first place. Curiosity is vital, but it remains a surprisingly understudied characteristic.

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Speed Limits - Mark C. Taylor
Call Number: CB478 .T383 2014
Publication Date: 2014
We live in an ever-accelerating world: faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives.  When did everything start moving so fast? Why does speed seem so inevitable?  Is faster always better?

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No Excuses Fitness - Donovan Green; Lisa Oz (Introduction by)
Call Number: GV481 .G724 2015
Publication Date: 2015
"Donovan Green proves that motivation and inspiration improves his clients' lives inside and outside of the gym. Donovan's own life story is the greatest example of how being motivated and driven makes what once seemed impossible a reality."

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The Youth Sports Crisis - Steven J. Overman
Call Number: GV709.2 .O84 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Many American children spend more than 20 hours a week in organized sports, forgoing free time and unstructured recreational activities for the rigors of training and competition. This book offers a comprehensive critique of the youth sports movement, pitting the reality of adult-run sports programs against the needs and interests of children.

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century - Thomas Piketty; Arthur Goldhammer (Translator)
Call Number: HB501 .P43613 2014
Publication Date: 2014
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories.

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The Age of Sustainable Development - Jeffrey D. Sachs
Call Number: HC79 .E5 S2155 2015
Publication Date: 2015
This work presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development.

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Leaders Eat Last - Simon Sinek
Call Number: HD57.7 .S5487 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Why do only a few people get to say "I love my job"? It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled.

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Shadow Work - Craig Lambert
Call Number: HD2340.8 .L36 2015
Publication Date: 2015
With the exception of sleep, humans spend more of their lifetimes on work than any other activity. It is central to our economy, society, and the family. It underpins our finances and our sense of meaning in life. Given the overriding importance of work, we need to recognize a profound transformation in the nature of work that is significantly altering lives: the incoming tidal wave of shadow work.

What Does the Minimum Wage Do? - Dale Belman; Paul J. Wolfson
Call Number: HD4918 .B45 2014
ISBN: 9780880994569
Publication Date: 2014
This book looks at which observable, measurable variables (e.g., wages, employment, school enrollment) the minimum wage influences; how long it takes for the variables to respond to the minimum wage and the size and desirability of the effect; why the minimum wage has the results it does (and not others); and the workers most likely to be affected by changes to the minimum wage.

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Women, Work, and the Web - Carol Smallwood (Editor)
Call Number: HD6072.5 .W65 2015
Publication Date: 2014
In a tight economy women entrepreneurs are making progress in a field that has been traditionally (along with science, math, and engineering) one which women haven t been well represented technology. Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities is by contributors from the United States and Canada sharing how the Internet has opened doors, leveled the playing field, and provided new opportunities.

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Cool - Steven Quartz; Anette Asp
Call Number: HF5415.32 .Q37 2015
Publication Date: 2015
If you have ever wondered why SUVs replaced minivans, how one rap song turned the cognac industry upside down, or what gives Levi's jeans their iconic allure, look no further-in Cool, Steven Quartz and Anette Asp finally explain the fascinating science behind unexpected trends and enduring successes.

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Do's and Don'Ts in Human Resources Management - Matthias Zeuch (Editor)
Call Number: HF5549.17 .D67 2015
Publication Date: 2014
With this book, an international group of approximate 50 HR leaders, professors and senior consultants compiled their knowledge and experience in an easy-to-navigate format to allow busy HR executives finding exactly the advice they need. Re-inventing the wheel - unfortunately - still is a common practice in Human Resources Management.

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Knock 'Em Dead 2015 - Martin Yate
Call Number: HF5549.5 .I6 K57 2015
Publication Date: 2014
Get a better job faster and change the trajectory of your life forever! "Classic winner...one of the most valuable career books on the market." --LA Times "The first, middle, and last word for job seekers on navigating a competitive, and often cutthroat, job market." --Science Daily New York Times bestseller Martin Yate, CPC, has helped millions of job seekers super-charge their job search and career success.

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Understanding Health Insurance - Michelle A. Green
Call Number: HG9396 .R68 2015
Publication Date: 2014
The essential learning tool you need when preparing for a career in medical insurance billing. This comprehensive and easy-to-understand text is fully-updated with the latest code sets and guidelines, and covers important topics in the field like managed care, legal and regulatory issues, coding systems, reimbursement methods, medical necessity, and common health insurance plans.

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The Power of Others - Michael Bond
Call Number: HM716 .B66 2015
Publication Date: 2015
"Entertaining, informative reading." - Kirkus Reviews Discover how in almost every area of our lives, our behaviour is influenced far more by others than we'd like to imagine. Teenage cliques, jihadist cells, army units, polar expeditions, and football hooligans -- on the face of it, each of these groups might seem exceptional, but the forces that bind and drive them can affect us all.

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Mindsharing - Lior Zoref
Call Number: HM742 .Z67 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Whether we need to make better financial choices, find the love of our life, or transform our career, crowdsourcing is the key to making quicker, wiser, more objective decisions. But few of us even come close to tapping the full potential of our online personal networks. Lior Zoref offers proven guidelines for applying what he calls "mind sharing" in new ways.

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Dumped - Nina Gaby (Editor)
Call Number: HM1161 .D867 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Candid, relatable stories by established and emerging women writers about being discarded by someone from whom they expected more: a close female friend. There are 161 million women in America today, and our friendships are still as primary and universal as back when Ruth and Naomi, Elizabeth and Susan B., and Thelma and Louise made history.

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Disconnected - Carrie James
Call Number: HQ799.9 .I58 J36 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Fresh from a party, a teen posts a photo on Facebook of a friend drinking a beer. A college student repurposes an article from Wikipedia for a paper. A group of players in a multiplayer online game routinely cheat new players by selling them worthless virtual accessories for high prices.

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The Professor in the Cage - Jonathan Gottschall
Call Number: HQ1090 .G684 2015
Publication Date: 2015
An English professor begins training in the sport of mixed martial arts and explores the science and history behind the violence of men. When a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym moves in across the street from his office, Jonathan Gottschall sees a challenge, and an opportunity.


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What We Think about When We Try Not to Think about Global Warming - Per Espen Stoknes; Jorgen Randers (Foreword by)
Call Number: HV6773 .H653 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Why does knowing more mean believing—and doing—less? A prescription for change The more facts that pile up about global warming, the greater the resistance to them grows, making it harder to enact measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare communities for the inevitable change ahead.

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The Job - Steve Osborne
Call Number: HV7911 .O78 A3 2015
Publication Date: 2015
"How ya doin?" With these four syllables, delivered in an unmistakably authentic New York accent, Steve Osborne has riveted thousands of people through the legendary storytelling outfit The Moth (and over a million times on their website) with his hilarious, profane, and touching tales from his twenty years served as an NYPD street cop.

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Forensic Evaluation and Treatment of Juveniles - Randall T. Salekin
Call Number: HV9069 .S243 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Psychologists play a key role in determining how the juvenile justice system assesses and treats young offenders. Because their conclusions can impact adolescents' lives well into adulthood, psychologists must exercise care in making evidence-based decisions that consider many factors.

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In Defense of a Liberal Education - Fareed Zakaria
Call Number: LC1011 .Z34 2015
Publication Date: 2015
The liberal arts are under attack. The governors of Florida, Texas, and North Carolina have all pledged that they will not spend taxpayer money subsidizing the liberal arts, and they seem to have an unlikely ally in President Obama. While at a General Electric plant in early 2014, Obama remarked, "I promise you, folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree."

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Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World - Patricia G. Ramsey; Sonia Nieto (Foreword by)
Call Number: LC1099.3 .R36 2015
Publication Date: 2015
In this new edition of her popular text, renowned early childhood educator Patricia Ramsey draws on a wide range of research and practice from different communities around the world to further explore the complexities of raising and teaching young children in a world fraught with societal divisions and inequities.

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School Success for Kids with Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties - Walter E. Dunson
Call Number: LC4708 .D86 2013
Publication Date: 2012
"School Success for Kids With Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties" provides parents and teachers with goals that will meet the needs of students who are struggling with reading, leading them to work through their reading difficulties and enjoy the task of reading.

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Music for Children with Hearing Loss - Lyn Schraer-Joiner
Call Number: MT17 .S37 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Written by an expert in the field who is both a teacher and a teacher-educator, this book is an in-depth and practical resource for educators and parents who wish to introduce music to children with hearing loss.

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Street Craft - Riikka Kuittinen
Call Number: ND2590 .K85 2015
Publication Date: 2015
In the past decade, street art has transformed from a practice carried out by anonymous creators, seen by some as vandalism, into a commercial enterprise and a respectable part of the international art market.

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Time Travel in Popular Media - Matthew Jones (Editor); Joan Ormrod (Editor)
Call Number: P96 .S34 T56 2015
Publication Date: 2015
In recent years numerous films, television series, comic books, graphic novels and video games have featured time travel narratives, with characters jumping backward, forward and laterally through time. No rules govern time travel in these stories. Some characters move by machine, some by magic, others by unexplained means.

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The Symbolism and Sources of Outlander - Valerie Estelle Frankel
Call Number: PS3557 .A22 O9834 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Outlander is much more than a television romance about a World War II nurse and a Jacobite soldier in a fetching kilt. The series--and the massive serial novel on which it is based--has been categorized as a period drama, adventure saga, military history and fantasy epic.

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The Predator Paradox - John Shivik
Call Number: QL758 .S54 2015
Publication Date: 2015
An expert in wildlife management tells the stories of those who are finding new ways for humans and mammalian predators to coexist. nbsp; Stories of backyard bears and cat-eating coyotes are becoming increasingly common--even for people living in non-rural areas.

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The Healthy Mind Cookbook - Rebecca Katz; Mat Edelson
Call Number: QP376 .K344 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Between digital overload, sleep deprivation, and the stress of modern life, most people's brains are constantly in flight-or-fight mode, with levels of cortisol and other hormones and neurotransmitters out of whack.

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Medicine and Business - Ron V. Bucci
Call Number: R728 .B833 2014
Publication Date: 2014
This book is designed to provide physicians with the information they need in applying business management skills to their medical practice. It covers management and leadership practices, financial planning and execution, hospital governance, managed care, marketing activities, and medical business law.

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Health Beliefs and Coping with Chronic Diseases - Ajit K. Dalal
Call Number: RC108 .D35 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Health Beliefs and Coping with Chronic Diseases argues that a patient's faith, cultural beliefs and attitude play a critical role in his/her recovery from various chronic diseases. Based on empirical studies conducted by the author and his colleagues, it highlights the role of social, psychological and spiritual factors in restoring and maintaining good health.

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Psychopathology and Function - Bette Bonder
Call Number: RC454 .B5765 2015
Publication Date: 2014
An essential occupational therapy resource for more than 25 years, Psychopathology and Function by Dr. Bette Bonder compares the diagnostic criteria used by mental health professionals with the framework used by occupational therapists and identifies deficits in occupational performance that require occupational therapy intervention.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adolescents and Adults - Matt Tincani (Editor); Andy Bondy (Editor)
Call Number: RJ506 .A9 A92392 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Bringing together leading experts, this book presents effective practices for helping people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to thrive in adulthood. As individuals with ASD mature, their needs change as well.

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Skinny Habits - Bob Harper; Greg Critser
Call Number: RM222.2 .H2447 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Bob Harper lets us in on the secret behaviors of people who not only lose weight but keep the pounds off for good--and make it look easy.   In Bob Harper's #1 New York Times bestselling book The Skinny Rules, the trusted trainer and coach of NBC's The Biggest Loser laid out the twenty nonnegotiable eating rules for getting thin.

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The 20/20 Diet - Phil McGraw
Call Number: RM222.2 .M434675 2014
Publication Date: 2014
In The 20/20 Diet, Dr. Phil McGraw identies seven reasons other diets fail people over and over again: hunger, cravings, feeling of restriction, impracticality and expense, boredom, temptations, and disappointing results or plateaus. Then, he addresses each of these roadblocks by applying the latest research and theories that have emerged since his last best seller on the same topic, The Ultimate Weight Solution.

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The Doctor's Diet Cookbook - Travis Stork; Leda Scheintaub (Contribution by)
Call Number: RM222.2 .S8494 2014
Publication Date: 2014
A companion to the #1 New York Times best-selling diet book that has swept the nation, The Doctor's Diet Cookbook is a collection of simple, delicious, and balanced recipes that will help you maintain a healthy weight now and throughout your life.

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Mosby's Massage Therapy Review - Sandy Fritz
Call Number: RM721 .F7533 2015
Publication Date: 2014
Written by massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, this unique review resource prepares you for all of your massage therapy exams - both routine semester exams and tests administered for licensure, such as the National Certification Exam and the MBLEx.

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Success from the Start - Debra Koerner
Call Number: RM722 .K64 2013
Publication Date: 2013
"Whether you are a current student at a massage school or a seasoned practitioner that is imagining a deeper understanding of your career--I wrote this book in hope of assisting you on your personal journey." --Debra Koerner Rely on Success from the Start for the inspiration and practical business guidance you need to enjoy a long and rewarding career in massage therapy.

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The Food of Taiwan - Cathy Erway
Call Number: TX724.5 .C5 E76 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Acclaimed author Cathy Erway offers an insider's look at Taiwanese cooking--from home-style dishes to authentic street food While certain dishes from Taiwan are immensely popular, like steamed buns and bubble tea, the cuisine still remains relatively unknown in America.

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Research Strategies - William Badke
Call Number: Z710 .B23 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Online resources have given us access to more knowledge than ever before. We're buried in data, and defining what is and what is not genuine information becomes more of a challenge all the time. In this fifth edition of Research Strategies, author William Badke helps you make sense of all of the available information, shows you how to navigate and discern it, and details how to use it to your advantage to become a better researcher.

 

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