Thursday, February 15, 2007

New Items

Library Blog

Every day is like librarian Christmas here: boxes filled with shiny new books and sundry other materials arrive daily. In an effort to spread the joy, we’re trying to highlight a small sample of these items and this month, it’s my turn. The list I’m presenting is in no way comprehensive and is only as objective as any such list, i.e., not at all. I’ve tried to select widely from several broad categories, but again, there is such limited space that I’m only including those which particularly entice me. Consider it an invitation to search on your own and find the materials which are most fascinating to you…

Johnston, Derek. “A Brief History of Philosophy: From Socrates to Derrida.”

Atwood, Roger. “Stealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World.”

Lipsitz, George. “The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Benefit from Identity Politics.”

Kingwell, Mark. “Nearest Thing to Heaven: The Empire State Building and American Dreams.”

Warner, Patricia Campbell. “When the Girls Came Out to Play: The Birth of American Sportswear.”

Monahan, Torin, Ed. “Surveillance and Security: Technological Politics and Power in Everyday Life.”

Chesler, Mark, Amanda Lewis and James Crowfoot. “Challenging Racism in Higher Education: Promoting Justice.”

Rubdy, Rani and Mario Saraceni. “English in the World: Global Rules, Global Roles.”

Wagner, E.J. “The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective’s Greatest Cases.”

Freire, Paulo. “Teachers as Cultural Workers: Letters to Those Who Dare Teach.”

Levy, Steven. “The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture and Coolness.”

Cummins, Walter M. “Programming Our Lives: Television and American Identity.”

Barton, Bernadette. “Stripped: Inside the Lives of Exotic Dancers.”

Gross, Daniel M. “The Secret History of Emotion: From Aristotle’s Rhetoric to Modern Brain Science.”

Warburton, Nigel. “The Basics of Essay Writing.”

Johnson, Steven. “The New York Schools of Music and Visual Arts: John Cage, Morton
Feldman, Edgard Varese, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg.”

Cahan, Susan and Zoya Kocur, Ed. “Contemporary Art and Multicultural Theory.”

Lemoine, Serge and Marie-Amelie zu Salm-Salm. “Klimt, Schiele, Moser, Kokoschka: Vienna 1900.”

Spawforth, Anthony. “The Complete Greek Temples.”

Gabler, Neal. “Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination.”

“Bruce Lee: The Master Collection.” (DVD)

“Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie).” (DVD)

Brown, Pamela Allen and Peter Parolin. “Women Players in England, 1500-1660: Beyond the All-Male Stage.”

Gardner, Martin, Ed. “The Annotated Hunting of the Snark: The Full Text of Lewis Carroll’s Great Nonsense Epic The Hunting of the Snark.”

Hartley, J.P. “The Go-Between.”

Vacca, John R. “The World’s 20 Greatest Unsolved Problems.”

Susskind, Leonard. “The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design.”

Thorington, Richard W. “Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide.”

Dugatkin, Lee Allen. “The Altruism Equation: Seven Scientists Search for the Origins of Goodness.”

Cooper, David Edward. “A Philosophy of Gardens.”

Mason, Margaret. “No One Cares What You Had For Lunch: 100 Ideas For Your Blog.”