Get your brain ready for the upcoming semester – check out these new books and more at Miller Library!
The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch
How anyone can be more effective with less effort by learning how to identify and leverage the 80/20 principle–the well-known, unpublicized secret that 80 percent of all our results in business and in life stem from a mere 20 percent of our efforts. The 80/20 principle is one of the great secrets of highly effective people and organizations. Did you know, for example, that 20 percent of customers account for 80 percent of revenues? That 20 percent of our time accounts for 80 percent of the work we accomplish? The 80/20 Principle shows how we can achieve much more with much less effort, time, and resources, simply by identifying and focusing our efforts on the 20 percent that really counts. Although the 80/20 principle has long influenced today’s business world, author Richard Koch reveals how the principle works and shows how we can use it in a systematic and practical way to vastly increase our effectiveness, and improve our careers and our companies. The unspoken corollary to the 80/20 principle is that little of what we spend our time on actually counts. But by concentrating on those things that do, we can unlock the enormous potential of the magic 20 percent, and transform our effectiveness in our jobs, our careers, our businesses, and our lives.
The Stargazer’s Guide to the Night Sky by Dr. Jason Lisle
Find out when and where to look with just the naked eye… you’ll be amazed at how much of the galaxy you can see. Locate Orion, the well-known constellation, and within it you can easily see the red supergiant star Betelgeuse over 3000 trillion miles away. Or marvel at our galaxy, the Milky Way, shining brightly overhead in late summer as you see the light spots containing entire star clusters!
Includes 150 beautiful photos, full-color star-charts, easy to use illustrations, and video link for expert advice! “How do phases of the moon work? When will the next solar eclipse take place? What is that bright star setting in the west? How do i find Saturn?” All of these questions are easily answered with this helpful guide. The heavens truly declare God‘s glory….now understand why!
The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men by Richard D. Phillips
There is a crying need in the church today for men to be men. But competing visions for what a man is to be-some growing out of popular culture and others arising from flawed teaching in the church-are exacerbating the problem.
Revelation and the Politics of Apocalyptic Interpretation edited by Richard B. Hays and Stefan Alkier
John’s apocalyptic revelation tends to be read either as an esoteric mystery or a breathless blueprint for the future. Missing, though, is how Revelation is the most visually stunning and politically salient text in the canon. Revelation and the Politics of Apocalyptic Interpretation explores the ways in which Revelation, when read as the last book in the Christian Bible, is in actuality a crafted and contentious word. Senior scholars, including N.T. Wright, Richard Hays, Marianne Meye Thompson, and Stephan Alkier, reveal the intricate intertextual interplay between this apocalyptically charged book, its resonances with the Old Testament, and its political implications. In so doing, the authors show how the church today can read Revelation as both promise and critique.
The JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance
Produced in collaboration with a Smithsonian Folkways Recordings editorial board of scholars, this thirty DVD, nine book collection contains over 500 performances and 1200 pages of text from 100 countries. The books contain full glossaries, detailed descriptions, and individual essays on the social, cultural, and historical background of the music, dance, instruments, costumes and rituals. They also include maps, charts, photos, and a complete cross-reference index.