May 2014 Content Update

10 new Public Core Titles were released in May 2014. There are now 719 titles in the Public Core collection; see a full title list in your Admin account (log-in required) or on our corporate site.

New Public Core titles:

 

Princeton Encyclopedia of Birds

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Birds is a comprehensive and lavishly illustrated reference to the world's birds. Accessibly written by renowned biologists and conservationists, and illustrated in color throughout, the book provides authoritative and systematic accounts of every bird family, covering form and function, distribution, diet, social behavior, breeding biology, and conservation and status.

Architectural Excellence: 500 Iconic Buildings

Architectural Excellence is organized chronologically and serves as a visual lesson in architecture through the ages. The buildings featured come from all over the world and include centers of worship, public buildings, places of business and homes. Each building includes a photograph, with a double-page spread for the top 50 selections. Captions provide specifications and brief histories.

Samurai Battles

Brilliantly illustrated with maps and period illustrations of the battles and people concerned, this book will inform and elucidate the complexities of Japanese history.

Teach Yourself: Algebra: A Complete Introduction

Algebra--A Complete Introduction provides everything you need to broaden your skills and gain confidence. Assuming only a basic level of arithmetic, this carefully graded and progressive book guides you through the basic principles of the subject with the help of exercises and fully worked examples.

Arab Cultural Studies: Mapping the Field

This title reflects and engages in an interdisciplinary discussion on the different facets of Arab cultural studies, including gender, economy, history, epistemology, language, method, politics, literary and cultural criticism, institutionalization, popular culture, creativity and much more.

Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places

This book is a bold telling of true ghost stories and first-person encounters with the supernatural.

Global Environmental Politics

Global Environmental Politics has provides an up-to-date, accurate, and unbiased introduction to the worlds most pressing environmental issues

Lives of American Women: Betsy Mix Cowles

Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era.

Lives of American Women: Shirley Chisholm

Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era.

The New Cultural Atlas of The Islamic World

This informative reference book uses specially drawn maps to explain how Muslim society, culture, and history rose in the second millennium to have a fully global significance.

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