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The new Arabs : how the millennial generation is changing...The new Arabs : how the millennial generation is changing the Middle East / Juan Cole The renowned blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole illuminates the role of today’s Arab youth—who they are, what they want, and how they will affect world politics. Beginning in January 2011, the revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests, riots, and civil wars that comprised what many call “the Arab Spring” shook the world. These upheavals were spearheaded by youth movements, and yet the crucial role they played is relatively unknown.
Not sure what the scaffolding is for, but it’s for...Not sure what the scaffolding is for, but it’s for something. While you’re away, #stuffishappening! #smclibrary
And a lot more cord still to come! #smclibraryAnd a lot more cord still to come! #smclibrary
That’s a lot of new cabling! #omgsmc #smclibrary #cordsoupThat’s a lot of new cabling! #omgsmc #smclibrary #cordsoup
Perv : the sexual deviant in all of us / Jesse Bering “You...Perv : the sexual deviant in all of us / Jesse Bering “You are a sexual deviant. A pervert, through and through.” We may not want to admit it, but as the award-winning columnist and psychologist Jesse Bering reveals in Perv, there is a spectrum of perversion along which we all sit. Whether it’s voyeurism, exhibitionism, or your run-of-the-mill foot fetish, we all possess a suite of sexual tastes as unique as our fingerprints—and as secret as the rest of the skeletons we’ve hidden in our closets.
Construction zone this weekend at the library. #omgsmcConstruction zone this weekend at the library. #omgsmc
Coming home to New Orleans : neighborhood rebuilding after...Coming home to New Orleans : neighborhood rebuilding after Katrina / Karl F. Seidman Coming Home to New Orleans documents grassroots rebuilding efforts in New Orleans neighborhoods after hurricane Katrina, and draws lessons on their contribution to the post-disaster recovery of cities. The book begins with two chapters that address Katrina’s impact and the planning and public sector recovery policies that set the context for neighborhood recovery.
David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of...David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants / Malcolm Gladwell In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwellchallenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.
Colour / edited by David Batchelor Whether it is scooped up off...Colour / edited by David Batchelor Whether it is scooped up off the palette, deployed as propaganda, or opening the doors of perception, colour is central to art. This chronological anthology reflects on the aesthetic, cultural, and philosophical meaning of colour to artists within the broader context of anthropology, film, philosophy and science. Those who loathe colour have had as much to say as those who love it.
Locomotive / Brian Floca It is the summer of 1869, and trains,...Locomotive / Brian Floca It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean.
Suicide : the philosophical dimensions / Michael...Suicide : the philosophical dimensions / Michael Cholbi Suicide: The Philosophical Dimensions is a provocative and comprehensive investigation of the main philosophical issues surrounding suicide. Readers will encounter seminal arguments concerning the nature of suicide and its moral permissibility, the duty to die, the rationality of suicide, and the ethics of suicide intervention.
A game for swallows : to die, to leave, to return / story...A game for swallows : to die, to leave, to return / story and art by Zeina Abirached Living in the midst of civil war in Beirut, Lebanon, Zeina and her brother face an evening of apprehension when their parents do not return from a visit to the other side of the city.
Jesus the exorcist : a contribution to the study of the...Jesus the exorcist : a contribution to the study of the historical Jesus / by Graham H. Twelftree That the synoptic writers believed that Jesus cast out demons and that such a role figured prominently in the Synoptics’ portrait of him can scarcely be denied. And yet, only scant scholarly attention has been focused on Jesus’ role as exorcist. Even less consideration has been given to the significance of Jesus as exorcist for understanding the historical Jesus
We are saddened by the passing of Brother Casimir Reichlin. ...We are saddened by the passing of Brother Casimir Reichlin. Brother Casimir served in a variety of positions in the SMC library, including director, from 1977 until his retirement in 1987. See the SMC Instagram and Facebook pages for more details.
Hello world : where design meets life / Alice Rawsthorn It...Hello world : where design meets life / Alice Rawsthorn It is often said that we are living in a new golden age of design. Our gadgets, appliances, and cars are sleeker and more elegant than they’ve ever been; in our free time, we trawl the internet for pictures of flawless minimalist interiors; and even thegreat industrialist of our time-Steve Jobs-is admired more for his visual savvy than his technological inventiveness. And yet with Instagram and Pinterest at our fingers and great design more available-and more affordable-than ever, we’ve had no guidebook to this ever-fascinating field...
Random banana sighting near the reference desk. Eat a banana a...Random banana sighting near the reference desk. Eat a banana a day! But it doesn’t keep the librarian away.
Extra energy must be needed as midterms approach. 5.6 pounds...Extra energy must be needed as midterms approach. 5.6 pounds gone in 30 hours. 🙌
The world through soccer : the cultural impact of a global...The world through soccer : the cultural impact of a global sport / Tamir Bar-On This book uses soccer to provide insights into worldwide politics, religion, business, ethics, leadership, childhood, philosophy, and art. It examines the way soccer influences and reflects these aspects of society, and vice versa. Each chapter includes a selection of players that represent the current lesson, providing the reader with specific examples of how soccer replicates and informs our lives.
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The Galapagos : a natural history/ Henry Nicholls The...The Galapagos : a natural history/ Henry Nicholls The natural and human history of the Galapagos Islands-beloved vacation spot, fiery volcanic chain, and one of the critical sites in the history of science. The Galapagos were once known to the sailors and pirates who encountered them as Las Encantadas:the enchanted islands, home to exotic creatures and dramatic volcanic scenery