Thursday, March 11, 2010

New to the collection in February

Please visit the New Titles page on the website for all of the latest titles added to the Library Collection.
Here is a sneak peek at some of the titles:
Unravelling the credit crunch
This book explains the financial credit crisis of 2006 onwards, the "Credit Crunch," in terms of the institutional features of the global financial system. The author describes the residential mortgage issues that sparked the crisis, explains how they were connected to financial assets and their prices, and discusses how declining financial assets served to dry up credit in the banking industry. He also addresses the involvement of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the crisis, the role of accounting and regulation, and the changes that were made to the system in response to the crisis.

The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales
Oliver Sacks’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales remain, in Dr. Sacks’s splendid and sympathetic telling, deeply human. They are studies of life struggling against incredible adversity, and they enable us to enter the world of the neurologically impaired, to imagine with our hearts what it must be to live and feel as they do. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicine’s ultimate responsibility: "the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject."
Animal suffering and the law
Examines the legal protection of animals against suffering inflicted by humans. Part 1 comprises a broad overview covering a wide range of matters relating to the legal protection of animals at the national, regional and international levels. Part 2 relates to their protection regionally in the European Union and on an international basis.

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