Summer’s coming

Summer’s coming…
Which of these items do you need to put on your end-of-term to do list? 

1.  Return books, videos or other materials (check your library account). 

2.  Return materials borrowed through Document Delivery (check your document delivery account). 

3.  If you had a locker, return the key to the Front Desk (check your library account).   

4.  Pay outstanding fines (check your library account). Fines will prevent you from registering for classes next semester.

5.  Drink one more cup of coffee at the Scholar’s Corner. 

6.  Remove bike from rack outside Cline Library. 

7.  Say goodbye to the library staff members who helped you this term, and who will work through the summer to continue to improve library services and collections. 

Have you seen CCC’s newest ebooks?

CCC Library Services has added several new ebooks to our EBSCO eBooks collection. CCC students and employees can view eBooks online from anywhere by visiting CCC’s Online Library Databases page and choosing one of our two platforms, Gale Virtual Reference Library or EBSCO eBooks. Off campus, users will be asked for their Comet ID and password before viewing one of the ebook platforms.

Here are a few highlights:

Explaining Crime: A Primer on Criminological Theory
Hugh D. Barlow and David Kauzlarich
Rowman & Littlefield
2010

This book provides a concise but comprehensive review of the full range of classic and contemporary theories of crime. With separate chapters on the nature and use of criminological theory as well as theoretical application, the authors render the difficult task of explaining crime more understandable to the introductory student. All of the main theories in criminology are reviewed including classical and rational choice, biological, psychological, and evolutionary, social structural, social process, critical, general, and integrated approaches. Copious examples of the spirit of the theories are supplied, many with a popular culture (e.g., film and music) connection. The highly original final chapter, titled ‘Putting Criminological Theory to Work,’ provides readers with an integrated theoretical model that students can apply to virtually any type of crime.

Windfall: Wind Energy in America Today
Robert Righter
University of Oklahoma Press
2011

Not long ago, energy experts dismissed wind power as unreliable and capricious. Not anymore. The industry has arrived, and the spinning blades of this new kid on the electric power block offer hope for a partial solution to our energy problems by converting nature’s energy into electricity without exposing  our planet and its inhabitants to the dangers of heat, pollution, toxicity, or depletion of irreplaceable natural resources. Windfall tells the story of this extraordinary transformation and examines the arguments both for and against wind generation.

In Windfall, Robert W. Righter explains how wind is transformed into energy and examines the land-use decisions that affect the establishment of new wind farms. The book also discusses the role of tax credits and other government subsidies in the creation of transmission systems between the turbines and end users in cities.

The Conscious Mind
Zoltan Torey
MIT Press
2014

How did the human mind emerge from the collection of neurons that makes up the brain? How did the brain acquire self-awareness, functional autonomy, language, and the ability to think, to understand itself and the world? In this volume in the Essential Knowledge series, Zoltan Torey offers an accessible and concise description of the evolutionary breakthrough that created the human mind. Drawing on insights from evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and linguistics, Torey reconstructs the sequence of events by which Homo erectus became Homo sapiens. He describes the augmented functioning that underpins the emergent mind — a new (“off-line”) internal response system with which the brain accesses itself and then forms a selection mechanism for mentally generated behavior options. This functional breakthrough, Torey argues, explains how the animal brain’s “awareness” became self-accessible and reflective — that is, how the human brain acquired a conscious mind. Consciousness, unlike animal awareness, is not a unitary phenomenon but a composite process. Torey’s account shows how protolanguage evolved into language, how a brain subsystem for the emergent mind was built, and why these developments are opaque to introspection. We experience the brain’s functional autonomy, he argues, as free will. Torey proposes that once life began, consciousness had to emerge — because consciousness is the informational source of the brain’s behavioral response. Consciousness, he argues, is not a newly acquired “quality,” “cosmic principle,” “circuitry arrangement,” or “epiphenomenon,” as others have argued, but an indispensable working component of the living system’s manner of functioning.

Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction
Geraldine A. Johnson
Oxford University Press
2005

Artists like Botticelli, Holbein, Leonardo, Dürer, and Michelangelo and works such as the Last Supper fresco and the monumental marble statue of David, are familiar symbols of the Renaissance. But who were these artists, why did they produce such memorable images, and how would their original beholders have viewed these objects? Was the Renaissance only about great masters and masterpieces, or were women artists and patrons also involved? And what about the “minor” pieces that Renaissance men and women would have encountered in homes, churches and civic spaces? This Very Short Introduction answers such questions by considering both famous and lesser-known artists, patrons, and works of art within the cultural and historical context of Renaissance Europe. The volume provides a broad cultural and historical context for some of the Renaissance’s most famous artists and works of art. It also explores forgotten aspects of Renaissance art, such as objects made for the home and women as artists and patrons. Considering Renaissance art produced in both Northern and Southern Europe, rather than focusing on just one region, the book introduces readers to a variety of approaches to the study of Renaissance art, from social history to formal analysis.

Take a look at all of the new ebooks through our EBSCO eBooks homepage.

**All descriptions from publishers.

*Notice* NAU or CCC ID Required to Enter Cline Library After 9 p.m.

After careful consideration and in the interest of student safety, Cline Library has implemented card access after 9 p.m. To enter the library, you will need to use a current NAU ID or a current CCC ID that has been registered with the library. If you are a CCC2NAU Student, you can enter Cline library with your NAU JacksCard; contact your CCC2NAU adviser if you have any questions about obtaining one. Otherwise, bring your CCC ID card to Cline Library’s Main Desk before 9 p.m. for a quick, one-time registration in the system.

Media Equipment for Loan to Students

We know it can be challenging – if not impossible – for CCC and NAU students to purchase or access media equipment for an assignment or course. Thanks to a micro-grant from NAU’s Parent Leadership Council, we have more equipment students can borrow, including Nikon digital cameras, Canon video cameras, Zoom digital audio recorders, ADATA external hard drives and more. Visit the Cline Library Main Desk to borrow or schedule equipment.

Repeat Photography Exhibit Compares Today to Days Gone By

You’re invited to visit “Time… and Time Again,” an exhibit of repeat photography in Cline Library’s Special Collections and Archives. This cultural tourism repeat photography project features historic photographs housed in the archival collections at the Cline Library and Grand Canyon Research Library along with recent photographs taken at the same sites from the same perspectives. The exhibit shows how change –both natural and human-caused– impacts modern tourism sites as well as those of yesteryear. Repeat photography challenges you to discover significant changes and eerie similarities found within each set of images. You can view the free exhibit on the second floor of the library through July 2014; view Special Collections and Archives hours.