Monday, December 20, 2010

Highlights of New Titles

  • On not being able to paint by Marion Milner Milner’s great study, first published in 1950, discusses the nature of creativity and those forces which prevent its expression. Check Availability
  • The miracle of mindfulness : a manual on meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh In this beautifully written book, Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominess Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to acquire the skills of mindfulness. Check Availability
  • Sin city : crime and corruption in 20th-century Sydney by Tim Girling-Butcher Few cities have experienced such overt corruption as Sydney during the 20th century. From crooked police, politicians and members of the judiciary, through to the ingenious criminals who had them in their pockets, Sin City examines some of the big names and illicit activities associated with this controversial topic. Check Availability
  • Action plan for high blood pressure by Jon G. Divine Based on proven research, this exercise-based plan will teach readers the best exercises for controlling blood pressure; correct exercise technique; and how diet, medication, and exercise interact to affect blood pressure. Check Availability
  • Cutting edge advertising : how to create the world's best print for brands in the 21st century by Jim Aitchison This is the first step-by-step guide to creating cutting-edge print ads, covering everything from how advertising works, how brand-building methodologies are changing, how to get an idea, and how copy and art should be crafted. Check Availability
  • Extra lives : why video games matter by Tom Bissell Extra Lives is an impassioned defense of this assailed and misunderstood art form. Bissell argues that we are in a golden age of gaming—but he also believes games could be even better. He offers a fascinating and often hilarious critique of the ways video games dazzle and, just as often, frustrate. Check Availability
  • Inside out : straight talk from a gay jock by Mark Tewksbury In public, Mark Tewksbury has always credited the 1976 Olympics as a major inspiration for his becoming an Olympic champion swimmer, but in fact, it was wearing a towel-turban in imitation of his grandmother and swimming in her condo pool that first sparked his love of swimming. Intimate and endearing details such as these are what provide Tewksbury's story with relevance beyond the famous-athlete-fights-and-overcomes-his-personal-demons story. Check Availability
  • Phantom limb by David Musgrave David Musgrave’s poems are at once meditative and restless, elegant and sensual – with an energy of empathy that draws him to a wealth of subjects. Check Availability
PhD Resources
  • Time for research : time management for PhD students by Hugh Kearns & Maria Gardiner Three years might seem like ages when you’re starting out, but without some strategies, it’s gone in no time. Find out about rolling plans, dealing with distractions and interruptions, managing paper and staying motivated. Check Availability
  • The PhD experience : what they didn't tell you at induction by Hugh Kearns Find out what they don't tell you at Induction that would be really useful if only you knew! We interview 10 PhD students from different disciplines, discuss the emotional roller coaster of PhD study and let you know how best to handle it. Check Availability
  • Defeating self-sabotage : getting your PhD finished by Hugh Kearns & Maria Gardiner Procrastination, perfectionism, over-committing. Sound familiar? Learn how to identify your own patterns, find out what might be behind them, and work out what you can do to tackle them so that you can get your thesis finished. Check Availability
  • The unwritten rules of PhD research by Marian Petre and Gordon Rugg The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research is essential reading for anyone considering a PhD or embarking on one. It will tell you the things many students wish someone had told them before they started. Check Availability
The complete list of new titles can be accessed here.

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