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Ancient Egyptians by
Call Number: DT 61 .B685 1999
Publication Date: 1999-12-30
Explore the daily lives of ordinary people in ancient Egypt (3000 to 30 B.C.E.) through reconstructions based on the hieroglyphic inscriptions, paintings from tombs, and scenes from the temple walls of the people themselves. Students can use this unique and most up-to-date resource on the subject to examine the history of one of our oldest civilizations. Detailed inscriptions of its religion, its unusual form of government, the manner of ancient work and play, its magnificent art, the reasons for its military domination, and its intellectual accomplishments are included to help recreate the time period for modern readers. Explore the daily lives of ordinary people in ancient Egypt (3000 to 30 B.C.E.) through reconstructions based on the hieroglyphic inscriptions, paintings from tombs, and scenes from the temple walls of the people themselves.
Big Vision, Small Business by
Call Number: HD 2346 .U5 W35 2002
Publication Date: 2002-10-10
While most of the business world glorifies growth, Big Vision, Small Business celebrates the art -- and power -- of thinking small. Based on more than 70 interviews with small-business owners and on the author's own experience as a small-business entrepreneur, this book demonstrates that a company doesn't have to be big to make a significant impact. According to the author, a new kind of business owner is emerging. Defining business success qualitatively as well as quantitatively, these individuals ensure that their bottom line balances personal priorities and social responsibilities. The book discusses four areas integral to big-vision, small-business ownership: engaging in inspired planning, knowing which model of growth to follow, maintaining successful employee and customer relationships, and seeking balance and integrity.
Call Number: TS 753 .H37 2001
Publication Date: 2002-08-27
For centuries, diamonds have symbolized wealth, prestige and love; however, behind those symbols lies a world of deceit, monopoly and war. Hart follows the diamond trail around the globe, from the basement room where Gabi Tolkowsky, the world's greatest diamond cutter, faced the 599-carat Centenary diamond, to the fogbound smugglers' paradise of Africa's Diamond Coast. He records the heroic struggle of the 24-year old woman who discovered a multibillion dollar diamond mine on the Arctic Circle and describes the company that feared her most, masterminds of the great and shadowy diamond cartel. Combining history, science, business, and adventure, Diamondcaptures the essence of this priceless gem and the world that surrounds it.
Employer's Rights by
Call Number: KF 3319.8 .B84 F43 2003
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
Attorney at Law, is a guide for the employers to hiring, termination and everything in between.
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956');" />The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 by
Call Number: HV 9713 .S6413 1974
Publication Date: 1974-06-01
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956. I-II : an experiment in literary investigation
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956');" />The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 by
Call Number: HV 9713 .S6513 1974
Publication Date: 1975-10-01
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 : an experiment in literary investigation. III-IV
In the Devil's Snare by
Call Number: BF 1575 .N67 2002
Publication Date: 2002-09-10
In January 1692 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, two young girls began to suffer from inexplicable fits. Seventeen months later, after legal action had been taken against 144 people—20 of them put to death—the ignominious Salem witchcraft trials finally came to an end. Now, Mary Beth Norton—one of our most ad-mired historians—gives us a unique account of the events at Salem, helping us to understand them as they were understood by those who lived through the frenzy. Describing the situation from a seventeenth-century perspective, Norton examines the crucial turning points, the accusers, the confessors, the judges, and the accused, among whom were thirty-eight men. She shows how the situation spiraled out of control following a cascade of accusations beginning in mid-April. She explores the role of gossip and delves into the question of why women and girls under the age of twenty-five, who were the most active accusers and who would normally be ignored by male magistrates, were suddenly given absolute credence.
An Introduction to Electrical Machines and Transformers by
Call Number: TK 2182 .M32 1990
Publication Date: 1990-01-16
Electrical engineering students are traditionally given but brief exposure to the important topic of electrical machines and transformers. This text/reference comprises a thorough and accessible introduction to the subject and this Second Edition contains more material on small machinery and a new chapter on the ``energy conversion'' approach to calculation of magnetically developed forces. A circuit model is developed for each of the basic devices and the physical basis of each model is explained. Chapters are relatively independent of one another and follow the same general plan--coverage is broad and deep enough to permit flexibility in course design.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by
Call Number: RC 265.6 .L24 S55 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-08
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poornbsp;black tobacco farmer whose cells--taken without her knowledge in 1951--became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more.nbsp;Henrietta's cellsnbsp;have been bought and sold by the billions, yetnbsp;she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.
The Bookseller of Kabul by
Call Number: CT 1877.5 .K48 S45 2003
Publication Date: 2003-10-29
With The Bookseller of Kabul, award-winning journalist Asne Seierstad has given readers a first-hand look at Afghani life as few outsiders have seen it. Invited to live with Sultan Khan, a bookseller in Kabul, and his family for months, this account of her experience allows the Khans to speak for themselves, giving us a genuinely gripping and moving portrait of a family, and of a country of great cultural riches and extreme contradictions. For more than 20 years, Sultan Khan has defied the authorities--whether Communist or Taliban--to supply books to the people of Kabul. He has been arrested, interrogated, and imprisoned, and has watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books in the street. Yet he had persisted in his passion for books, shedding light in one of the world's darkest places. This is the intimate portrait of a man of principle and of his family--two wives, five children, and many relatives sharing a small four-room house in this war ravaged city.
Soul Surfer by
Call Number: GV 838.H36 A3 2004
Publication Date: 2004-10-05
The amazing story of the thirteen-year-old surfer girl who lost her arm in a shark attack but never lost her faith -- and of her triumphant return to competitive surfing.They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the tremendous passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing -- not even the loss of her arm in a horrific shark attack -- could come between her and the waves?That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii -- a glorious part of the world, where it's hard to deny the divine -- Bethany responded to the shark's stealth attack with the calm of a girl with God on her side. Pushing pain and panic aside, she immediately began to paddle with one arm, focusing on a single thought: "Get to the beach...."
The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices by
Call Number: HF 5415.33 .U6 B76 1999
Publication Date: 1999-03-30
From one of the most prestigious nonprofit organizations devoted to environmental issues comes a clear, practical, and rational overview of the relationship between consumers and the environment. Paper or plastic? Bus or car? Old house or new? Cloth diapers or disposables? Some choices have a huge impact on the environment; others are of negligible importance. To those of us who care about our quality of life and what is happening to the earth, this is a vastly important issue. In these pages, the Union of Concerned Scientists help inform consumers about everyday decisions that significantly affect the environment. For example, a few major decisions--such as the choice of a house or vehicle--have such a disproportionately large affect on the environment that minor environmental infractions shrink by comparison.
Born Digital by
Call Number: HM 851 .P34 2008
Publication Date: 2008-08-26
The first generation of "digital natives" - children who were born into and raised in the digital world - are coming of age, and soon our world will be reshaped in their image. Our economy, our cultural life, even the shape of our family life will be forever transformed. But who are these digital natives? How are they different from older generations - or "digital immigrants" - and what is the world they're creating going to look like? In Born Digital , leading internet and technology experts John Palfrey and Urs Gasser offer a sociological portrait of this exotic tribe of young people who can seem, even to those merely a generation older, both extraordinarily sophisticated and strangely narrow. Based on original research, Born Digital explores a broad range of issues, from the highly philosophical to the purely practical.
A Scattered People');" />A Scattered People by
Call Number: CT 274 .W37 M34 1985
Publication Date: 1985-09-12
This remarkable, innovative book portrays the American experience in microcosm.
Why People Believe Weird Things by
Call Number: BF 773 .S56 1997
Publication Date: 1998-09-01
This work presents a down-to-earth and sometimes funny survey of a range of contemporary irrationalisms, and explains their empirical and logical flaws. It tackles a variety of topics including creationism, Holocaust denial, race and IQ, cults and alien abductions, and the author looks at the research behind the claims and discredits the pseudoscience involved.
Call Number: QA 141 .S45 2000
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshiped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. Now it threatens the foundations of modern physics. For centuries the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. For zero, infinity's twin, is not like other numbers. It is both nothing and everything. In Zero, Science Journalist Charles Seife follows this innocent-looking number from its birth as an Eastern philosophical concept to its struggle for acceptance in Europe, its rise and transcendence in the West, and its ever-present threat to modern physics. Here are the legendary thinkers--from Pythagoras to Newton to Heisenberg, from the Kabalists to today's astrophysicists--who have tried to understand it and whose clashes shook the foundations of philosophy, science, mathematics, and religion. Zero has pitted East against West and faith against reason, and its intransigence persists in the dark core of a black hole and the brilliant flash of the Big Bang. Today, zero lies at the heart of one of the biggest scientific controversies of all time: the quest for a theory of everything.
Biodiesel Basics and Beyond by
Call Number: TP 359 .B46 K44 2006
Publication Date: 2006-04-01
Biodiesel Basics and Beyond aims to separate fact from fiction and to educate potential home, farm, and cooperative manufacturers on the economic production of quality biodiesel from both waste and virgin oil feedstock. The book includes: detailed processes and equipment required to produce biodiesel fuel that meets North American standards how farmers can use excess oilseed as a feedstock for biodiesel production the use of the co-byproduct glycerin in the making of soap a guide to numerous reference materials and a list of supplier data This is North America's definitive guide to responsibly producing biodiesel from waste vegetable oil while minimizing your environmental footprint in the process.
How to Say It by
Call Number: PE 1483 .M26 1990
Publication Date: 1990-09-01
Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum by
Call Number: RC 553 .A88 S566 2006
Publication Date: 2006-02-28
From the award-winning author of Autism Spectrum Disorders, comes Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, a complete guide to the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of preteens and teenagers with autistic disorders, ranging from the relatively mild Asperger's Syndrome to more severe ability impairment. Using clear examples, practical advice, and supportive insights, this book covers: Health risks such as seizures and depression Treatments, therapies, and teaching strategies Teaching skills to cope with puberty, self-care, and social skills Teenage emotions, sexuality, appropriate relationships, and dating Middle school, high school, and developing an Individual Educational Program Preparing for life after high school
The Business of Studio Photography by
Call Number: TR 581 .L55 2002
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
Portrait and wedding photographers will find scores of proven-effective strategies for starting a new studio or improving an existing one in this thoroughly updated edition of the industry classic. This volume provides practical advice and surefire strategies for every aspect of operating a photography studio: from choosing a location, financing, and equipping the business to pricing jobs, negotiating with photo labs, and selling to the public. Here are scores of no-nonsense guidelines for devising short- and long-term business plans, handling paperwork effectively, conducting public relations and self-promotion programs, and more. Also included is an all-new section on the use of digital photography as well as completely revised lists of Web sites, equipment, and other photography resources. " . . . the book could help photographers avoid some of the distress of a highly competitive studio business."–Studio Photography.
Chemical Deception');" />Chemical Deception by
Call Number: RA 566 .L35 1991
Publication Date: 1992-09-01
The Norton History of Chemistry by
Call Number: QD 11 .B76 1993
Publication Date: 1993-09-01
Historical highlights & development of the science of chemistry.
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by
Call Number: PZ 7 .C24263 Cr 2007
Publication Date: 2007-10-02
After the excitement of the fall, all Cammie Morgan wants is peaceful semester at school. But that's easier said than done when you're a CIA legacy and go to the premier school in the world...for spies. Despite Cammie's best intentions, trouble crops up quickly. Cammie, Bex, and Liz learn that the Gallagher Academy is hosting guests from another spy school--a school that is known to the world as the Ethan Frome Academy--a secret spy school for boys . After her fiasco with Josh last fall, Cammie isn't sure she's ready for daily encounters with boy spies - especially after she meets Zach--an incorrigible cutie who everyone thinks is just perfect. Cammie is right to be worried about their new guests. Soon after the boys' arrival,she's blamed for a series of security breaches that leave the school's top-secret status at risk. And the perfectly crushable Zach is her prime suspect.
Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by
Call Number: PZ 7 .C24263 Do 2009
Publication Date: 2009-06-09
When Cammie Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer. After all, she's there to watch Macey's father accept the nomination for vice president. But when you go to the world's best school (for spies), "exciting" and "deadly" are never far apart. Soon the girls find themselves trapped in a kidnappers' plot, with only their espionage skills to save them.
Heart of Glass by
Call Number: PZ 7 .D3473 Hea 2007
Publication Date: 2007-04-01
The New York Times bestselling series about the scandalous lives of rich and famous teens in Beverly Hills, California. High school is officially over and that means one thing for the A-List: time to party! But the celebration is cut short when unlikely pair Anna and Cammie find themselves in an even more unlikely situation--caught trespassing on a celeb's beach estate--and are forced to don steel handcuffs along with their Tiffany tennis bracelets. Luckily, the girls are spared a summer stuck in tacky orange jumpsuits when their hotshot lawyer lands them a cushy community service gig: helping plan a fabulous charity fashion show! But while it may seem like a plush job, Anna and Cammie are in for a challenge. Can the girls handle the pressure of the vicious fashion world? Or will they fall to pieces faster than a cheap Louis Vuitton knockoff?
I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You by
Call Number: PZ 7 .C24263 Id 2006
Publication Date: 2007-04-01
Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it's really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her? Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.
Only the Good Spy Young by
Call Number: PZ 7 .C24263 On 2010
Publication Date: 2010-06-29
When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. What she didn't know was that the serious, real-life danger would start during her junior year of high school. But that's exactly what happened two months ago when Cammie faced off against an ancient terrorist organization dead set on kidnapping her. Now the danger follows her everywhere, and even Cammie "The Chameleon" can't hide. When a terrifying encounter in London reveals that one of her most-trusted allies is actually a rogue double-agent, Cammie no longer knows if she can trust her classmates, her teachers-or even her own heart. In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling series, the Gallagher Girls must hack, spy, steal, and lie their way to the truth.as they go searching for answers, recognizing that the key to Cammie's future may lie deep in the past.
Surviving Antarctica by
Call Number: PZ 7 .W58177 Su 2006
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
It's 50 degrees below zero. The wind and snow blow so hard, you can't see your hand in front of your face. Your heating fuel is nearly gone, and so is your food. How do you survive? Five fourteen–year–olds face this desperate situation on a deadly journey in Antarctica. It is 2083. They are contestants on a reality TV show, Antarctic Survivor, which is set up to re–create Robert F. Scott's 1912 doomed attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole. But in 2083 reality TV is not just an act. Contestants literally relive – or die during – the simulations of events. Robert Scott and his team were experienced explorers and scientists, but their attempt to reach the Pole proved fatal. What chance does the Antarctic Survivor team have? This action–packed, riveting adventure –– full of fascinating direct quotes from Scott's journals and other accounts of the expedition – is both a heart–wrenching drama from the past and a disquieting glimpse into the future.
This Lullaby by
Call Number: PZ 7 .D455 Tk 2002
Publication Date: 2004-03-08
A New York Times bestseller She’s got it all figured out. Or does she? When it comes to relationships, Remy’s got a whole set of rules. Never get too serious. Never let him break your heart. And never, ever date a musician. But then Remy meets Dexter, and the rules don’t seem to apply anymore. Could it be that she’s starting to understand what all those love songs are about? Remy and Dexter jump off the pages into the hearts of readers, who will wish for a romance like this of their own.” Booklist Also by Sarah Dessen: Along for the Ride Dreamland Just Listen Keeping the Moon Lock and Key The Moon and More Someone Like You That Summer The Truth About Forever What Happened to Goodbye
The Zen Life by
Call Number: BQ 9294.4 .J3 K8913
Publication Date: 1983-06-01
The Great Deformation by
Call Number: HC 106.84 .S76 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-02
A New York Times bestseller The Great Deformation is a searing look at Washington’s craven response to the recent myriad of financial crises and fiscal cliffs. It counters conventional wisdom with an eighty-year revisionist history of how the American stateespecially the Federal Reservehas fallen prey to the politics of crony capitalism and the ideologies of fiscal stimulus, monetary central planning, and financial bailouts. These forces have left the public sector teetering on the edge of political dysfunction and fiscal collapse and have caused America’s private enterprise foundation to morph into a speculative casino that swindles the masses and enriches the few. Defying right- and left-wing boxes, David Stockman provides a catalogue of corrupters and defenders of sound money, fiscal rectitude, and free markets.
Shoah');" />Shoah by
Call Number: D 810 .J4 L275513 1985
Publication Date: 1985-10-12
This is the script of a film in which there are a series of interviews with people affected by the Holocaust, including some survivors.
Culture Warrior by
Call Number: HN 65 .O74 2006
Publication Date: 2006-09-25
Bill O’Reilly is the very embodiment of the idea of a Culture Warrior—and in this book he lives up to the title brilliantly, with all the brashness and forthrightness at his command. He sees that America is in the midst of a fierce culture war between those who embrace traditional values and those who want to change America into a “secular-progressive” country. This is a conflict that differs in many ways from the usual liberal/conservative divide, but it is no less heated, and the stakes are even higher. In Culture Warrior, Bill O’Reilly defines this war and analyzes the competing philosophies of the traditionalist and secular-progressive camps.
Call Number: PS 3565 .C57 Z6795 2009
Publication Date: 2009-02-25
The landscape of American literature was fundamentally changed when Flannery O'Connor stepped onto the scene with her first published book, Wise Blood, in 1952. Her fierce, sometimes comic novels and stories reflected the darkly funny, vibrant, and theologically sophisticated woman who wrote them. Brad Gooch brings to life O'Connor's significant friendships--with Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick, Walker Percy, and James Dickey among others--and her deeply felt convictions, as expressed in her communications with Thomas Merton, Elizabeth Bishop, and Betty Hester. Hester was famously known as "A" in O'Connor's collected letters, The Habit of Being, and a large cache of correspondence to her from O'Connor was made available to scholars, including Brad Gooch, in 2006. O'Connor's capacity to live fully--despite the chronic disease that eventually confined her to her mother's farm in Georgia--is illuminated in this engaging and authoritative biography.
Call Number: BL 535 .R63 2005
Publication Date: 2005-09-17
What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's thatthe million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?" In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die. She begins the journey in rural India with a reincarnation researcher and ends up in a University of Virginia operating room where cardiologists have installed equipment near the ceiling to study out-of-body near-death experiences. Along the way, she enrolls in an English medium school, gets electromagnetically haunted at a university in Ontario, and visits a Duke University professor with a plan to weigh the consciousness of a leech.
Billions and Billions by
Call Number: Q 173 .S24 1997
Publication Date: 1997-06-02
In this book, his last, Carl Sagan shows once again his extraordinary ability to interpret the mysteries of life and the majesty of the universe for the general reader. Brilliant, eloquent, and imbued with Sagan's uniquely childlike sense of awe, this entertaining collection of essays captures the authors spirit at its best. In Billions and Billions Sagan applies what we know about science, mathematics, and space to everyday life, as well as to the exploration of many essential questions concerning the environment and our future. Ranging far and wide in subject matter, he takes his readers on a soaring journey, from the invention of chess to the possibility of life on Mars, from Monday Night Football to the relationship between the United States and Russia, from global warming to the abortion debate. And, on a more intimate note, we are given a rare glimpse of the author himself as he movingly describes his valiant fight for his life, his love of his family, and his personal beliefs about death and God.
The Courage to Be Rich by
Call Number: HG 179 .O756 1999
Publication Date: 1999-03-08
"What would it take for you to change the course of your life?" reads the first sentence of The Courage to Be Rich, a book that goes beyond the phenomenal success of The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom in challenging and inspiring us to realize our full financial potential, and to realize as well that the bottom line of life is comprised of much more than money. Why does it take courage to be rich? Because it takes courage to meet every obstacle and opportunity of life, to forgive ourselves and others for past mistakes, to imagine and achieve a future rich with possibility.
Brilliant Blunders by
Call Number: Q 172.5 .E77 L58 2013
Publication Date: 2013-05-14
WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. Nobody's perfect. Not even some of the greatest geniuses in history, as Mario Livio tells us in this marvelous story of scientific error and breakthrough. Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, and Albert Einstein were all brilliant scientists. Each made groundbreaking contributions to his field-but each also stumbled badly. These five scientists expanded our knowledge of life on earth, the evolution of the earth itself, and the evolution of the universe, despite and because of their errors. As Mario Livio luminously explains, the scientific process advances through error. Mistakes are essential to progress. Brilliant Blunders is a singular tour through the world of science and scientific achievement-and a wonderfully insightful examination of the psychology of five fascinating scientists.
The Brigade by
Call Number: D 810 .J4 B529 2001
Publication Date: 2001-11-06
An epic true story of three remarkable men and one woman who set out to fight a war and in the process help to create a nation November, 1944. The war in Europe is drawing to a close when the British government finally agrees to send a brigade of five thousand Jewish volunteers from Palestine to Europe to fight the German army. Among these soldiers are Israel Carmi, a veteran of the Haganah underground, a man who serves one army but whose loyalties belong to another; Johanan Peltz raised on, a vast, estate in Poland he dreams of returning home as a British officer and gentleman; and Arie Pinchuk, a former student who has returned to Europe with his own secret agenda -- to rescue his last remaining family member: the little sister he left behind. At the Senio River, Peitz leads the troops in a daring bayonet charge into the heart of the German line. When the savage hand-to-hand combat is finished, the men of the brigade emerge triumphant. At a time when Jews are being victimized, these soldiers -- yellow Stars of David emblazoned on their uniform sleeves -- show the world that a Jewish army can fight back. And win.
Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls');" />Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls by
Call Number: BM 487 .U49 1992
Publication Date: 1992-08-04
A groundbreaking anthology that demolishes the myths -- and reveals the true significance -- of the greatest archaeological discovery of our time. Ever since their initial discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused excitement, jealousy, and not a little dread among some who feared their contents might undermine the foundations of Judaism and Christianity. For more than 35 years the majority of scroll texts remained the intellectual property of an exclusive coterie of scholars. Recently, however, the Biblical Archaeology Review succeeded in breaking that monopoly. This path-clearing volume is an illuminating assessment of what these texts reveal about a lost era in the history of two world religions, Christianity and rabbinic Judaism.
Asphalt Nation by
Call Number: HE 5623 .K36 1997
Publication Date: 1997-04-01
"Today our world revolves around the car - as a nation, we spend eight billion hours a year stuck in traffic. In Asphalt Nation, Jane Holtz Kay effectively calls for a revolution to reverse our automobile-dependency. Citing successful efforts in places from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon, Kay shows us that radical change is not impossible by any means. She demonstrates that there are economic, political, architectural, and personal solutions that can steer us out of the mess. Asphalt Nation is essential reading for everyone interested in the history of our relationship with the car, and in the prospect of returning to a world of human mobility."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Andrew Jackson by
Call Number: E 382 .B83 2005
Publication Date: 2005-10-04
The extraordinary story of Andrew Jackson—the colorful, dynamic, and forceful president who ushered in the Age of Democracy and set a still young America on its path to greatness—told by the bestselling author of The First American. The most famous American of his time, Andrew Jackson is a seminal figure in American history. The first “common man” to rise to the presidency, Jackson embodied the spirit and the vision of the emerging American nation; the term “Jacksonian democracy” is embedded in our national lexicon. With the sweep, passion, and attention to detail that made The First American a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a national bestseller, historian H.W. Brands shapes a historical narrative that’s as fast-paced and compelling as the best fiction.
They All Laughed...');" />They All Laughed... by
Call Number: T 212 .F53 1992
Publication Date: 1992-07-01
Examines the unusual beginnings of common inventions and discoveries, such as the lightning rod, Teflon, and xerography.
The Physics of Immortality');" />The Physics of Immortality by
Call Number: QB 981 .T57 1994
Publication Date: 1994-08-01
"Frank J. Tipler is a major theoretician in the field of global general relativity, the rarefied branch of physics created by Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose. Like most modern scientists, Tipler was an atheist who gave little thought to questions of theology. Yet, in devising a mathematical model of the end of the universe, Tipler came to a stunning conclusion: Using the most advanced and sophisticated methods of modern physics, relying solely on the rigorous procedures of logic that science demands, he had created a proof of the existence of God."