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Beyond the quadratic formula / Ron Irving The quadratic formula...Beyond the quadratic formula / Ron Irving The quadratic formula for the solution of quadratic equations was discovered independently by scholars in many ancient cultures and is familiar to everyone. Less well known are formulas for solutions of cubic and quartic equations whose discovery was the high point of 16th century mathematics.
The breakthrough: human rights in the1970s / edited by Jan Eckel...The breakthrough: human rights in the1970s / edited by Jan Eckel and Samuel Moyn The Breakthrough is the first collection to examine key developments in both Western and non-Western engagement with human rights in the period between the 1960s and the 1980s.
Advances in atomic physics : an overview / Claude...Advances in atomic physics : an overview / Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, David Guéry-Odelin This book presents a comprehensive overview of the spectacular advances seen in atomic physics during the last 50 years. The authors explain how such progress was possible by highlighting connections between developments that occurred at different times. They discuss the new perspectives and the new research fields that look promising.
These beauties? Our new printers! Industrial strength! And two,...These beauties? Our new printers! Industrial strength! And two, just I’m time for the second night of Hanukkah. Best presents ever!! #omgsmc #smclibrary #printingfordays
Bells of change : Kathak dance, women, and modernity in...Bells of change : Kathak dance, women, and modernity in India / Pallabi Chakravorty This is the first critical study of Kathak dance. The book traces two centuries of Kathak, from the colonial nautch dance to classical Kathak under nationalism and post-colonialism to transnationalism and globalization. Reorienting dance to focus on the lived experiences of dancers from a wide cross-section of society, the book narrates the history of Kathak from baijis and tawaifs to the global stage.
The activist’s handbook [electronic resource] :...The activist’s handbook [electronic resource] : winning social change in the 21st century / Randy Shaw The Activist’s Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century details the impact of specific strategies on campaigns across the country, from Occupy Wall Street to battles over sweatshops, the environment, AIDS policies, education reform, homelessness, and more: How should activists use new media tools to expose issues and mobilize grassroots support?
Dramaturgy of sound in the avant-garde and postdramatic theatre ...Dramaturgy of sound in the avant-garde and postdramatic theatre / Mladen Ovadija Sound is born and dies with action. In this surprising, resourceful study, Mladen Ovadija makes a case for the centrality of sound as an integral element of contemporary theatre. He argues that sound in theatre inevitably “betrays” the dramatic text, and that sound is performance. Until recently, theatrical sound has largely been regarded as supplemental to the dramatic plot.
Gender and cosmopolitanism in Europe : a feminist...Gender and cosmopolitanism in Europe : a feminist perspective / by Ulrike M. Vieten Gender and Cosmopolitanism in Europe combines a feminist critique of contemporary and prominent approaches to cosmopolitanism with an in-depth analysis of historical cosmopolitanism and the manner in which gendered symbolic boundaries of national political communities in two European countries are drawn.
Barbecue : the history of an American institution / Robert...Barbecue : the history of an American institution / Robert F. Moss Americans enjoy reading about barbecue almost as much as they love eating it. Books on the subject cover almost every aspect of the topic: recipes, grilling tips, restaurant guides, pit-building instructions, and catalogs of exotic variants such as Mongolian barbecue and Indian tandoor cooking. Despite this coverage, the history of barbecue in the United States has until now remained virtually untold.
Black prophetic fire / Cornel West ; in dialogue with and...Black prophetic fire / Cornel West ; in dialogue with and edited by Christa Buschendorf In an accessible, conversational format, Cornel West, with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf, provides a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida B. Wells. In dialogue with Buschendorf, West examines the impact of these men and women on their own eras and across the decades.
Alexander Wilson : the Scot who founded American...Alexander Wilson : the Scot who founded American ornithology / Edward H. Burtt, Jr., William E. Davis, Jr On the bicentennial of his death, this beautifully illustrated volume pays tribute to the Scot who became the father of American ornithology. Alexander Wilson made unique contributions to ecology and animal behavior. His drawings of birds in realistic poses in their natural habitat inspired Audubon, Spencer Fullerton Baird, and other naturalists.
Colour, art and empire : visual culture and the nomadism of...Colour, art and empire : visual culture and the nomadism of representation / Natasha Eaton Colour, Art and Empire explores the entanglements of visual culture, enchanted technologies, waste, revolution, resistance and otherness. The materiality of color offers a critical and timely force-field for approaching afresh debates on colonialism. Located at the thresholds of nomenclature, imitation, mimesis and affect, this book analyses the formation of color and politics as qualitative overspill.
SMC students fueling up at #smclibrary’s Frantic #Finals...SMC students fueling up at #smclibrary’s Frantic #Finals Comfort Station! #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
Frantic Finals Comfort Station was a big hit last night, and...Frantic Finals Comfort Station was a big hit last night, and we’re doing it again! Take a study break in the Library tonight and tomorrow night for cocoa, coffee, kettle corn, and more. Thanks @associatedstudentsofsmc for sponsoring! #omgsmc #smclibrary (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
John Wayne’s world : transnational masculinity in...John Wayne’s world : transnational masculinity in the fifties / Russell Meeuf In John Wayne’s World, Russell Meeuf considers the actor’s global popularity and makes the case that Wayne’s depictions of masculinity in his most popular films of the 1950s reflected the turbulent social disruptions of global capitalism and modernization taking place in that decade.
A good reminder from the Women and Gender Studies department....A good reminder from the Women and Gender Studies department. Don’t forget that librarians can help you with that. Come by and see us. We’ve got extended hours this week, so there is a librarian here for you until 11pm Monday and Tuesday. #omgsmc #omgfinals #smclibrary
Ethnic cleansing and the Indian : the crime that should...Ethnic cleansing and the Indian : the crime that should haunt America / Gary Clayton Anderson In Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian, Gary C. Anderson draws upon a vast wealth of previously unpublished sources to support his claim that the history of Euroamerican and Native American interaction is not one of genocide, as has often been claimed, but is, in almost all instances, more accurately called “ethnic cleansing.”
Men at war : what fiction tells us about conflict, from the...Men at war : what fiction tells us about conflict, from the Iliad to catch-22 / Christopher Coker Since Achilles first stormed into our imagination, literature has introduced its readers to truly unforgettable martial characters. In Men at War, Christopher Coker discusses some of the most famous of these fictional creations and their impact on our understanding of war and masculinity.
Apostoloff / Sibylle Lewitscharoff Two sisters travel to...Apostoloff / Sibylle Lewitscharoff Two sisters travel to Sofia—in a convoy of luxury limousines arranged by a fellow Bulgarian exile—to bury their less-than-beloved father. Like tourists, they are chauffeured by the ever-charming Ruben Apostoloff—one sister in the back seat, one in the passenger seat, one sharp-tongued and aggressive, the other polite and considerate.
#blacklivesmatteratsmc and in the library. From the YikYak...#blacklivesmatteratsmc and in the library. From the YikYak threads @bsu2stmarysca posted, it looks like many of us could use some more information on racism, privilege, police brutality, and the black experience in America. For a start, please stop by our lobby and check out some of our suggested books and DVDs. #blacklivesmatter #omgsmc #smclibrary (at Saint Mary’s College of California)