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Battle hymns : the power and popularity of music in the...Battle hymns : the power and popularity of music in the Civil War / Christian McWhirter Music was everywhere during the Civil War. Tunes could be heard ringing out from parlor pianos, thundering at political rallies, and setting the rhythms of military and domestic life. With literacy still limited, music was an important vehicle for communicating ideas about the war, and it had a lasting impact in the decades that followed.
How to be alone / poem by Tanya Davis with illustrations by...How to be alone / poem by Tanya Davis with illustrations by Andrea Dorfman Since its debut on YouTube, Tanya Davis’s beautiful and perceptive poem “How to Be Alone,” visually realized by artist and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman, has become an international sensation. In this edition of How to Be Alone, they have adapted the poem and its compelling illustrations for the page in a beautiful, meditative volume—a keepsake to treasure and to share.
Let there be light : the story of light from atoms to...Let there be light : the story of light from atoms to galaxies / Ann Breslin & Alex Montwill This book is the first of its kind devoted to the key role played by light and electromagnetic radiation in the universe. Readers are introduced to philosophical hypotheses such as the economy, symmetry and the universality of natural laws, and are then guided to practical consequences such as the rules of geometrical optics and even Einstein’s well-known but mysterious relationship, E = mc2.
Live and die like a man : gender dynamics in urban Egypt /...Live and die like a man : gender dynamics in urban Egypt / Farha Ghannam A rich ethnography of men in a low-income neighborhood in Cairo, Egypt, this book gives the reader a vivid sense of the meaning of masculinity and the multiple agents who contribute to the making of men in the Middle East.
Less than human : why we demean, enslave, and exterminate...Less than human : why we demean, enslave, and exterminate others / David Livingstone Smith An analysis of the ways in which the human race regards its fellow members as less than human in order to rationalize genocide, slavery, and other violations draws on studies from a range of disciplines to explain how biological discriminatory traits can be overcome.
Whoa, part 2! #smclibraryWhoa, part 2! #smclibrary
Whoa! Changes are happening! #smclibraryWhoa! Changes are happening! #smclibrary
Brief : make a bigger impact by saying less / Joseph...Brief : make a bigger impact by saying less / Joseph McCormack The only way to survive in business today is to be a lean communicator. Busy executives expect you to respect and manage their time more effectively than ever. You need to do the groundwork to make your message tight and to the point.
Pardon the dust and the noise and the movement of stuff. The...Pardon the dust and the noise and the movement of stuff. The major shifting, as well as electrical and data work is in full swing.
Near-Death Experiences : Heavenly Insight or Human...Near-Death Experiences : Heavenly Insight or Human Illusion? / by Birk Engmann This work examines the diverse views, and many myths, about near-death experiences and describes them from a scientific standpoint. It explores the topic with interesting historical reports and recent well documented cases
The few. The proud. The summer weekend studiers. #omgsmcThe few. The proud. The summer weekend studiers. #omgsmc
Does the cover model on this national publication look familiar?...Does the cover model on this national publication look familiar? Why yes, that is your campus library gracing the cover of Choice magazine this month! #omgsmc
What’s better than an impromptu story time in the library...What’s better than an impromptu story time in the library on alumni weekend? Not much! Grooming the next generation of great book loving Gaels early! #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
The star factor / William Seidman and Richard Grbavac In every...The star factor / William Seidman and Richard Grbavac In every company, a select few produce more, sell more, and deliver better results. These stellar performers consistently outshine their peers—and achieve more than most would believe possible. If only these people could be cloned!
National healing : race, state, and the teaching of...National healing : race, state, and the teaching of composition / Claude Hurlbert In National Healing, author Claude Hurlbert persuasively relates nationalism to institutional racism and contends that these are both symptoms of a national ill health afflicting American higher education and found even in the field of writing studies.
The wrong kind of different : challenging the meaning of...The wrong kind of different : challenging the meaning of diversity in American classrooms / Antonia Randolph Explores how teachers perceive students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and the unintended consequences of a kind of ‘colorblind multiculturalism.’ She unearths a hierarchy of acceptance and legitimacy that excludes most poor Black students and favors certain immigrant minorities.
Power to the poor : Black-Brown coalition and the fight for...Power to the poor : Black-Brown coalition and the fight for economic justice, 1960-1974 / Gordon K. Mantler Demonstrates how Martin Luther King Jr.’s unfinished Poor People’s Campaign became the era’s most high-profile attempt at multiracial collaboration and sheds light on the interdependent relationship between racial identity and political coalition among African Americans and Mexican Americans.
The adventures of Henry Thoreau : a young man’s...The adventures of Henry Thoreau : a young man’s unlikely path to Walden Pond / by Michael Sims A chronicle of the American writer’s formative years evaluates the decade between his graduation from Harvard and his departure for his Walden Pond cabin to describe the influences that rendered him an advocate for non-violent activism and environmentalism.
Mathematics in popular culture : essays on appearances in...Mathematics in popular culture : essays on appearances in film, fiction, games, television and other media / edited by Jessica K. Sklar and Elizabeth S. Sklar In this compendium, contributors consider the role of math in blockbuster films, baseball, crossword puzzles, fantasy role-playing games, and television shows to science fiction tales, award-winning plays and classic works of literature. Revealing the broad range of intersections between mathematics and mainstream culture, this collection demonstrates that even “mass entertainment” can have a hidden depth.
A sneetch is a sneetch and other philosophical...A sneetch is a sneetch and other philosophical discoveries : finding wisdom in children’s literature / Thomas E. Wartenberg This warm and charming volume casts a spell on adult readers as it unveils the surprisingly profound philosophical wisdom contained in children’s picture books, from Dr Seuss’s Sneetches to William Steig’s Shrek!. With a light touch and good humor, Wartenberg discusses the philosophical ideas in these classic stories, and provides parents with a practical starting point for discussing philosophical issues with their children.