A Selection of New Books, January 31, 2007

Here is a small portion of new books that we have on display in the library. Come on it and check them out. Literally.

I have added my (Adam Burke’s) comments so you know a little about what you are looking at.

GN751 .K56 2005
Atlantis : a true story of genius, madness and an extraordinary quest
for a lost world
/ David King.

Adam’s two cents: I
am a sucker for any book that has ‘genius’ in the title; this book has
the added bonus of being about swede named Olof Rudbeck.  So
how can you pass it up?!

QB54 .B37 2006
life in the universe : scientists on intelligent extraterrestrials

/ George Basalla

Adam’s two cents:
This book presents the view of scientists aplenty as they try
to understand extraterrestrial civilization. Enough said.

BX2615 .C63 M85 2006
: in search of God’s lost empire
/ Edwin Mullins.

Adam’s two
cents: “The
Benedictine monastery of Cluny in Burgundy, France, was born of the
darkness and desperation of life in the early Middle Ages, when few
could read and most feared the coming millennium would bring hellfire
and damnation upon humble and not-so-humble sinners alike…” (Donna
Chavez, in Booklist) – if that doesn’t pique your interest, nothing

LB1048 .K64 2006
homework myth : why our kids get too much of a bad thing
Alfie Kohn.

Adam’s two cents:
Who doesn’t like a book that questions one of our societal bedrocks
(the overstuffed backpack, that is)?

HQ1410 .B76 2006
best shot : women and guns in America
/ Laura Browder.

Adam’s two cents: A
well-written book on a topic worth knowing something about…