New Books (May 10, 2019)

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The titles below were recently added to the New Jersey State Library’s collections.

To borrow any of these titles from the NJ State Library, simply click on the “Request Book” link under the title of interest, and use your State Library borrower’s card to request the book directly through the Library’s catalog.  Not sure how to do that? See this short tutorial on how to request a book in the catalog

Borrowers may also request these titles from the NJ State Library by sending an email to: circulation@njstatelib.org or by contacting the Circulation Desk at (609)-278-2640 x104, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

Understanding Hepatitis

Understanding Hepatitis

by Naheed Ali

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Call number: 616.362 Ali

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Hepatitis afflicts many people and is a growing cause for concern. Naheed Ali, MD, breaks down the history, causes, symptoms, and treatment of hepatitis so readers, both patients and those who love them, can better understand the disease and address the needs of the sufferer from a whole person perspective.

The Wise Inheritor's Guide to Freedom from Wealth: Making Family Wealth Work for You

The Wise Inheritor's Guide to Freedom from Wealth: Making Family Wealth Work for You

by Charles A Lowenhaupt

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Call number: 332.024 Low

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Praeger

Wealth should never consume or imprison the wealth holder, but it can. This book provides solutions to the issues many wealth inheritors encounter, including problems with trust, family wealth secrets, and family legacy.

Government Digital: The Quest to Regain Public Trust

Government Digital: The Quest to Regain Public Trust

by Alex Benay

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Call number: 352.380 Ben

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Dundurn Group

Good governance will take nothing short of a metamorphosis of the public sector. With contributions from industry, academic, and government experts — including Hillary Hartley, chief digital officer for Ontario, and Salim Ismail, founder of Singularity University — Government Digital lays down a blueprint for this radical change.

White House and Education Through the Years: U.S. Presidents' Views and Significant Educational Contributions

White House and Education Through the Years: U.S. Presidents' Views and Significant Educational Contributions

by M Scott Norton

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Call number: 379.73 Nor

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

This book explains the education decisions made by each presidential administration through the years.

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

by Ajay Agrawal, Avi Goldfarb, Joshua Gans

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Call number: 658.05 Agr

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

In Prediction Machines, three eminent economists recast the rise of AI as a drop in the cost of prediction. With this single, masterful stroke, they lift the curtain on the AI-is-magic hype and show how basic tools from economics provide clarity about the AI revolution and a basis for action by CEOs, managers, policy makers, investors, and entrepreneurs. When AI is framed as cheap prediction, its extraordinary potential becomes clear.

Brain Health as You Age: A Practical Guide to Maintenance and Prevention

Brain Health as You Age: A Practical Guide to Maintenance and Prevention

by Steven P. Simmons

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Call number: 616.804 Sim

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

While we may expect to live longer, many wonder if their brains will keep up with their bodies. This book looks at typical functions and declines of an aging brain, the signs and symptoms of problems, the available treatments, the financial responsibilities, and the factors that determine what kinds of care people might need as they age.

Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover (Guilford Substance Abuse Series)

Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover (Guilford Substance Abuse Series)

by Carlo C. DiClemente

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Call number: 616.86 DiC

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Published: 2003

Publisher: The Guilford Press

DiClemente views addiction as a process of intentional behavior change, and defines the four steps in his model: contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance. He then proposes that the same process marks the path to addiction as it does for recovery, and suggests ways to tailor interventions to persons at different points in the change process.

Cover image for book Outsourcing Welfare

Outsourcing Welfare: How the Money Immigrants Send Home Contributes to Stability in Developing Countries

by Roy Germano

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Call number: 332.042 Ger

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Remittances are a leading source of income in dozens of developing economies and a critical lifeline that millions of families use to pay for food, healthcare, clothing, and other basics. In the absence of adequate government social protections, remittances insulate poor families from the full pain of economic crises.

Science and Practice in Cognitive Therapy: Foundations, Mechanisms, and Applications

Science and Practice in Cognitive Therapy: Foundations, Mechanisms, and Applications

by Robert L. Leahy

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Call number: 616.891 Lea

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: The Guilford Press

This book provides an overview of where the field of cognitive-behavioral therapy is today and presents cutting-edge research and clinical applications. Contributors explain how Beck's cognitive model has been refined and tested over the last 45 years and describe innovative CBT approaches that integrate mindfulness, imagery, emotion-focused interventions, and other strategies.

Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging

Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging

by Alan D Castel

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Call number: 155.67 Cas

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Better with Age is about how our beliefs, behaviors, and expectations influence how well we age. This book presents the paradoxes and pleasures of old age, new research, and personal interviews with famous role models of successful aging, and what we can do now to enjoy old age.

The Medical Marijuana Guide: Cannabis and Your Health

The Medical Marijuana Guide: Cannabis and Your Health

by Patricia C. Frye

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Call number: 615.782 Fry

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Offering an accessible guide to the use of cannabis in medical care, this work sheds light on the role of medical marijuana in treating everything from chronic pain to terminal illnesses.

The Ordinary Leader: 10 Key Insights for Building and Leading a Thriving Organization

The Ordinary Leader: 10 Key Insights for Building and Leading a Thriving Organization

by Randy Grieser

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Call number: 658.4 Gri

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Published: 2017

Publisher: ACHIEVE Publishing

The term “ordinary” is used to highlight the belief that no one ever arrives as a leader. In fact, if someone thinks of themselves as extraordinary, they will not be a very effective leader. Author Randy Grieser presents 10 key insights for building and leading a thriving organization. These are the principles he identifies as instrumental to success as a leader. Writing for leaders everywhere, he inspires, motivates, and explains how to make each insight a reality in your organization.

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