Friday, January 11, 2013

January 2013

Almost Home helping kids move from homelessness to hope 
    "Almost Home accomplishes something very rare in a book about the homeless—it is both descriptive and prescriptive. A vital read for anyone who cares about the future of our society."
—Dale Maharidge -amazon-

Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong

A genuine whodunit, a page-turner, and a tale of redemption. And it’s all true. For all that, however, Anatomy of Injustice is also a blistering indictment of the death penalty . . . Bonner delivers a crackerjack feat of storytelling that steadily administers the truth about capital punishment like a slow, toxic IV drip . . . In his expert hands, the twists and turns of Elmore’s appeals, and the gradual discovery of the travesties in the original investigation and trial by Holt’s team, make for excruciatingly suspenseful reading.”
            Laura Miller 

The Art of Multiprocessor Programming 
It introduces a higher level set of software development skills than that needed for efficient single-core programming. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the new principles, algorithms, and tools necessary for effective multiprocessor programming. Students and professionals alike will benefit from thorough coverage of key multiprocessor programming issues. -amazon-

Children and Advertising: what do they think about advertsements, how are they affected by advertisements?
... This book examines research which highlights the effects of television advertisements on primary school age children and helps to understand their attitude towards advertisements. -amazon-
Eclectus Parrots : Everything About Purchase, Care,Feeding, and Housing 

Historical novel, late 19th Century America, focus on the life of Andrew Still and the establishment of osteopathic medicine. Well researched, little known facts of Still's life and struggle are embedded in reflective romance, Civil War drama, and organizational intrigue. -Amazon-

Getting Funded : the Complete Guide to Writing Grant Proposals 
The latest edition of the national best-selling textbook on grant writing. This book has been the go-to resource for grant writers for forty years. Getting Funded guides you step-by-step through the grant seeking process, so you can succeed in today's highly competitive funding environment. -Amazon-

Mommy, I'm Scared : How TV and Movies Frighten Children and What We Can Do To Protect Them
This authoritative, realistic guide explains why children are drawn to scary shows, why the current television rating system is inadequate - and how parents can select safe and appropriate shows for kids of various ages. 

Oxford Handbook of Sports Economics : Vol. 1 & 2
The reader will find that sports economists employ or comment on practically every field in economics. Labor Economics comes into play in the areas of salary formation, salary dispersion, and discrimination. Baseball's history and the NCAA are studied with Industrial Organization and Antitrust. Public Finance and Contingent Value Modeling come into play in the study of stadium finance and franchise location. The Efficient Market Hypothesis is examined with data from gambling markets. Macroeconomic effects are studied with data from mega events like the Super Bowl, The World Cup, and the Olympics. The limits of Econometrics are pushed and illustrated with superb data in many of the papers herein. Topics in Applied microeconomics like demand estimation and price discrimination are also covered in several of the included papers. Game Theory, measurement of production functions, and measurement of managerial efficiency all come into play.