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
Finding
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
Civilized
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
Cluny
: 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
will.

LB1048 .K64 2006
The
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
Her
best shot : women and guns in America
/ Laura Browder.

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

At the Movies

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Need some information about your favorite film? Check out The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) , and find who directed, or acted in Stripes or Clerks. Do you know the name of the movie that Arnold Scharzenegger first starred in? What’s tops at the box office this week? What movies are opening this week? It’s all available on IMDB. Also add to your searching http://www.metacritic.com for more movie, tv and game reviews. Who’s up for Best Actor at the Oscars this year? See http://www.oscar.com for all the latest on the Oscars. Try any of these sites in the library and while you’re here play film quote trivia and vote for your favorite movie.

Leisure Reading at your library

Did you know? Libraries at the Aurora and Copley campuses have magazines available for leisure reading. Look for the magazine racks located in each library. Some of the magazines available are:

•Time
•Vibe
•NASCAR Illustrated
•Fitness
•Hispanic
•Wired
•Glamour
•Sporting News
•Midwest Living
•Newsweek

Stop by to see all of the magazines that are available. We also have leisure reading magazines at the Sugar Grove campus, included in our current periodicals section, and a collection of paperback books. The paperback books are updated with popular new titles periodically.

The Aurora campus has a new reading area with comfortable chairs and benches. It is located around the corner from the computer lab right by the magazine rack.

Come by any of the library locations to enjoy a break and do some reading!

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