June 16, 2011

Spanish

Spanish: the complete language course. By Henry N. Raymond, 2005. (Playaway Digital Audio Book)

June 13, 2011

Your Financial Success

The Ernst & Young tax guide 2011. By the tax partners and professionals of Ernst and Young, 2010.
KF6369.6 A77 2011

How to love your retirement: the guide to the "best" of your live. Edited by Barbara Waxman, 2010.

Nolo's guide to social security disability: getting & keeping your benefits. By David A. Morton, 2010.
HD7105.25 .U6 M675 2010

Social security, Medicare and government pensions: get the most out of your retirement and medical benefits. By J. L. Matthews, 2011.
KF3650 .M37 2011

Pentagon 9/11. By Alfred Goldberg et al., 2001.
HV6432.7 P43 2007

June 9, 2011

Business and Management

The AMA handbook of business writing: the ultimate guide to style, grammar, usage, punctuation, construction, and formatting. Edited by Kevin Wilson, 2010.
HF5726 .W55 2010

Blur: how to know what's true in the age of information overload. By Bill Kovach, 2010.
PN4815.2 .K68 2010

The green scorecard: measuring the return on investment in sustainability initiatives. By Patricia Pulliam Phillips and Jack J. Phillips, 2011.
HD20.255 .P48 2011

June 6, 2011

Science and Engineering

Decision making under uncertainty. By Martin T. Schultz et al., 2010. USACE Engineer Research and Development Center: Environmental Laboratory and Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory.
TA7 .E8 no. ERDC TR-10-12

Engineering disasters: New Orleans. DVD recording, 2006. A & E Television Networks.
TA495 .E545675

Geophysics for military construction projects. By Keven Bjella et al., 2010. USACE. Engineer Research and Development Center: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory and Geotechnical Structures Laboratory.
TA7 .E8 no. ERDC TR-10-9

Physics of the future: how science will shape human destiny and our daily lives by the year 2100. By Michio Kaku, 2011.
Q175.5 K257 2011

River confluences, tributaries, and the fluvial network. Edited by Stephen P. Rice, Andre G. Roy and Bruce L. Rhoads, 2008.
GB 562 .R58 2008

Intelligent building dictionary: terminology for smart, integrated, green building design, construction and management. Edited by Chuck Ehrlich, 2007.
TH9 .I48 2007

Invention by design: how engineers get from thought to thing. By Henry Petroski, 1996.
TA174 .P4735 1996

Loading docks. DVD video recording, 2003. History Channel: Acutality Productions.
HF5761 .L63 2003

June 1, 2011

International Securtity

Water and food security in Central Asia.

Edited by Chandra A. Madramootoo and Viktor A. Dukhovny, 2011. NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Socio-Economic Stability and Water Productivity: Food and Water Security in Central Asia.





This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Water and Food security in Central Asia
GB787 .N38 2011

April 21, 2011

Green Building and Sustainable Development: The Practical Legal Guide

Although they may disagree on particulars, most persons agree that human global impact is changing the world climate. Sustainability attempts to mitigate that change by altering human behavior. This guide for legal professionals helps them to fully understand green building concepts and sustainability in order to help their organizations work within legal and regulatory boundaries.


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Green Building and Sustainable Development: The Practical Legal Guide
Jonathan E. Furr et al.
KF 5505.G735 2009

April 18, 2011

The Big Ditch: How America Took, Built, Ran, and Ultimately Gave Away the Panama Canal

When the Panama Canal opened, the world was changed in terms of global trade and military power. Many see the canal as a triumph of the United States, but its effects were much truly much more extensive. The Big Ditch offers a look at the impacts of large infrastructure projects, American overseas interventions on institutional development and the ability of governments to run companies.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:
The Big Ditch: How America Took, Built, Ran, and Ultimately Gave Away the Panama Canal
Noel Maurer and Carlos Yu
F 1569 .C2 M157 2011

April 14, 2011

Success Through Failure: The Paradox of Design

What makes a great design? Humans tend to build success by examination of failure, not by imitating success. This book shows that by carefully anticipating—and thus averting—failure, invention and design become more successful. Through examination of spectacular engineering failures, the author shows that modeling designs solely based on past successes is the surest road to failure.














This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Success Through Failure: The Paradox of Design
Henry Petroski
TA 174 .P4739 2006


April 11, 2011

Managing the Telecommuting Employee: Set Goals, Monitor Progress, and Maximize Profit and Productivity

Telecommuting is a great way to attract good employees and retain the best and brightest. But managing telecommuting employees can present challenges. This book provides guidance on how to communicate effectively from a distance, motivate employees to excel, set and enforce deadlines, resolve HR issues and develop career paths for telecommuters.
















This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Managing the Telecommuting Employee: Set Goals, Monitor Progress, and Maximize Profit and Productivity
Michael Amigoni and Sandra Gurvis
HD 2336.3 .A46 2009

April 7, 2011

Making Telework Work: Leading People and Leveraging Technology for High-Impact Results

The Millennials have come up in today’s technology driven world. As this generation begins to dominate the workforce, managers will need to change their leadership styles in order to adapt to work patterns of today, specifically teleworking. This books shows how personal and organizational leadership can successfully transform the way technology is leveraged to increase productivity and achievement of organizational goals without being costly.














This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Making Telework Work: Leading People and Leveraging Technology for High-Impact Results Evan H. Offstein and Jason M. Morwick
HD 2336.35 .U6 O35 2009

April 4, 2011

Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy

The twelve predictions in this book reveal critical economic challenges in the coming decades. This is one economist’s guide for tomorrow, providing insights into the industries that will grow, the economies that will crumble, the investments most likely to pay off and where the next big crisis may occur.

















This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy
Daniel Altman
HB 3730 .A625 2011

March 31, 2011

On the Grid: A Plot of Land, an Average Neighborhood, and the Systems That Make Our World Work

In our daily lives, we are surrounded by wires, pipes, utility poles, cell towers and a myriad of infrastructure that facilitates almost everything we do. This is a fascinating account of the author’s exploration of the infrastructure that sustains our modern American lives.


















This book can be found in HECSA Library:

On the Grid: A Plot of Land, an Average Neighborhood, and the Systems That Make Our World Work
Scott Hurler
HC 110 .C3 H85 2010

March 28, 2011

More Than a Minute: How to be an Effective Leader and Manager in Today’s Changing World

This is a new look at the original secrets of effective managers revealed in the book, The One Minute Manager, 25 years ago. It offers up-to-date methods and practices to address today’s challenges.



















This book can be found in HECSA Library:

More Than a Minute: How to be an Effective Leader and Manager in Today’s Changing World
Holly G. Green
HD 31 .G747 2009

March 24, 2011

Disaster Deferred: How New Science is Changing Our View of Earthquake Hazards in the Midwest

IN 1811-1812, a series of earthquakes in New Madrid, Missouri, were so powerful they rattled windows and rang church bells in Boston and New York. This book tells the story of seismic science and scientists, the history of seismology and science in government and public policy.
















This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Disaster Deferred: How New Science is Changing Our View of Earthquake Hazards in the Midwest Seth Stein
QE 538.8 .S74 2010


March 21, 2011

2011 CSRS Retirement Planning Guide for Federal Employees and Retirees

To insure a comfortable retirement, whether under FERS or CSRS , significant planning is required. These publications provide an overview of the respective systems, eligibility requirements, benefit computation, insuring proper credit for military service, impact on annuities, and how Social Security fits into the picture.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

2011 FERS Retirement Planning Guide for Federal Employees and Retirees
Don Mace
JK 791 .C86 2011
JK 791 .F47 2011

March 14, 2011

The Principles of Green Urbanism: Transforming the City for Sustainability

The job of urban planners is to create cities that allow us to be comfortable, feel secure in our neighborhoods and to move around the city efficiently. This book provides inspiring ideas for green urban renewal and development projects that satisfy those desires while improving the quality of life in urban areas.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

The Principles of Green Urbanism: Transforming the City for Sustainability
Steffen Lehmann
HT 241 .L44 2010

March 10, 2011

The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

This history of the discoveries and inventions begins in the late 18th century and chronicles the exploration of science, the inventions and discoveries, and the world discoveries that made that era the Age of Wonder.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science Richard Holmes
Q 127 .G4 2008

March 7, 2011

Natural Hazards, Unnatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention

This guide, published by the United Nations and World Bank, discusses the effect of natural disasters on human welfare, with a focus on a disaster’s effect on an economy. It discusses the roles that markets, government intervention and social institutions play in improving prevention of disasters and improving response to those events.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:
Natural Hazards, Unnatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention
HC 79 .D45 N416 2010

March 3, 2011

Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results

Making speedy cultural change is a critical competency of leaders in a focused and competitive organization. This book offers a methodology to help leaders attain this competency in order to move their organizations forward.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:
Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results
Roger Connors and Tom Smith
HD58.7 .C6276 2011

February 28, 2011

New Tax Law Simplified 2011: How to Pay Less in Taxes for 2010 – and Beyond!

In the last few years, there have been many changes in our economy and our finances. This book provides the tips and tools needed to gain a better understanding of what is going on and how to use that information to save money on your 2010 income tax return.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:
New Tax Law Simplified 2011: How to Pay Less in Taxes for 2010 – and Beyond!
Barbara Weltman
KF 6289.85 .W45 2011


February 24, 2011

Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power

The Indian Ocean and the countries surrounding it are often on the periphery of American foreign policy. Yet, the recent rise of these countries on the world stage represents a significant shift in the global balance. American foreign policy must concentrate on this area if America wants to remain dominant in an ever-changing world.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:
Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power
Robert D. Kaplan
DS 341.3 .U6 K374 2010

February 21, 2011

Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon: Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace

The 21st century world has already experienced significant upheaval due to unemployment, environmental degradation and social tension. The authors show that high tech weapons and vast military might is not enough to maintain order because they provide an opportunity for warlords, militias, pirates and similar operations to expand. This book suggests a thorough overhaul of military priorities and tactics, and the strengthening of NGOs, charities and others to increase security in this century.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:
Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon: Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace
Shannon D. Beebe and Mary Kaldor
JZ5588 .B44 2010

February 17, 2011

Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Describing Employee Performance

The ability to write a performance review that is meaningful and change-driven is what separates average supervisors from great managers. But, often it is difficult to find the most appropriate words. This volume provides hundreds of ready-made phrases for crafting accurate assessments, documenting behaviors and accomplishments, developing promising workers, and conducting face-to-face reviews.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:
Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Describing Employee Performance
Douglas Max and Robert Bacal
HF 5549.5 .R3 M258 2011

February 14, 2011

The Great Explorers

Humans have always been driven to explore the world they know; and to see what is beyond the known boundaries. This collection of 40 biographical sketches reveals the desire of men and women to see what is beyond their boundaries through first-hand accounts, drawings, photos and other narratives.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

The Great Explorers
Robin Hanbury-Tenison
G 200 .G74 2010



February 10, 2011

The Intelligent Entrepreneur: How Three Harvard Business School Graduates Learned the Ten Rules of Successful Entrepreneurship

In 1998, three Harvard Business School graduates turned down lucrative jobs to form their own companies. Their efforts have paid off extremely well. These three people learned a great deal about what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. The author distills this knowledge down to ten rules for creating dynamic, long-lasting businesses.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:
The Intelligent Entrepreneur: How Three Harvard Business School Graduates Learned the Ten Rules of Successful Entrepreneurship
Bill Murphy, Jr.
HB615 .M87 2010


February 7, 2011

Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead

Traditional organizations are built around the idea of control. Yet, the new world order demands openness, transparency, and authenticity. The author shows leaders how to tap into the power of social technology to create an open organization. By embracing social media, leaders can transform their organizations to become more effective and decisive .

This book can be found in HECSA Library:
Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead
Charlene Li
HD 57.7 .L5 2010

February 3, 2011

Leading Outside the Lines: How to Mobilized the (in)Formal Organization, Energize Your Team, and Get Better Results

Every organization has two elements: the formal organization—the management structure, performance metrics and formal strategy; and the informal organization: the culture, social networks, and ad hoc communities that spring up naturally. Insightful leaders and managers understand that to really lead the organization, they must rely on the informal as well as the formal organization to achieve results. This book explores how top level organizations balance both elements to achieve outstanding results.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Leading Outside the Lines: How to Mobilized the (in)Formal Organization, Energize Your Team, and Get Better Results
Jon R. Katzenbach and Zia Khan
HF5549.5 .M63 K373 2010