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Introduction to algorithms / Thomas H. Cormen Some books on...Introduction to algorithms / Thomas H. Cormen Some books on algorithms are rigorous but incomplete; others cover masses of material but lack rigor. Introduction to Algorithms uniquely combines rigor and comprehensiveness. The book covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. Each chapter is relatively self-contained and can be used as a unit of study.
Aisthesis : scenes from the aesthetic regime of art /...Aisthesis : scenes from the aesthetic regime of art / Jacques Rancière Composed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis–Rancière’s definitive statement on the aesthetic–takes its reader from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941. Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and Mallarmé to the Folies-Bergère, attend a lecture by Emerson, visit exhibitions in Paris and New York, factories in Berlin, and film sets in Moscow and Hollywood.
The neuroscience of human relationships : attachment and...The neuroscience of human relationships : attachment and the developing social brain / Louis Cozolino Citing that human interest in others, rather than self-awareness appears to have developed earlier in our evolutionary history, and that self-awareness seems to have arisen from relationships, our ability to symbolize, and the tools provided by culture. In other words, we are social creatures, part of families, communities, and cultures, and that to understand a person one must put him/her in context, and that being with others shapes our brains.
The color printer is back in the ITS computer lab in the...The color printer is back in the ITS computer lab in the #smclibrary—and it’s better than ever! Remember, color printing is 35 cents per page from your GaelPrint account. You can only print to this printer from the computers in the lab. #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College of California)
The #SMClibrary wants YOU! #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s...The #SMClibrary wants YOU! #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
Trespassing on Einstein’s lawn : a father, a...Trespassing on Einstein’s lawn : a father, a daughter, the meaning of nothing, and the beginning of everything / Amanda Gefter Opening with the author’s attempt to sneak herself and her father into a conference attended by the planet’s great scientific thinkers (including Brian Greene, Max Tegmark, and coiner of the term “black hole” John Wheeler), Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn takes readers on an exhilarating and memorable journey to the mysterious heart of the universe
Math bytes : Google bombs, chocolate-covered pi, and other...Math bytes : Google bombs, chocolate-covered pi, and other cool bits in computing / Timothy P. Chartier This book provides a fun, hands-on approach to learning how mathematics and computing relate to the world around us and help us to better understand it. How can reposting on Twitter kill a movie’s opening weekend? How can you use mathematics to find your celebrity look-alike? What is Homer Simpson’s method for disproving Fermat’s Last Theorem?
Not the healthiest of breakfasts, but we’ve all been...Not the healthiest of breakfasts, but we’ve all been there. #smclibrary #omgsmc #cornsyrupisavegatableright?
Masculinity and monstrosity in contemporary Hollywood films / by...Masculinity and monstrosity in contemporary Hollywood films / by Kirk Combe and Brenda M. Boyle In film, Men are good and Monsters are bad. In this book, Combe and Boyle consider the monstrous body as a metaphor for the cultural body and regard gendered behavior as a matter of performativity. Taken together, these two identity positions, manliness and monsterliness, offer a window into the workings of current American society. Often, the manly good becomes the ugly bad, while the monstrous bad turns out to be the attractive good.
Getting ready for all of those textbooks and reserves ready to...Getting ready for all of those textbooks and reserves ready to put on reserve for you for the coming Spring semester. And the library staff are excited about it. #smclibrary
Arthur Ashe : tennis and justice in the civil rights era /...Arthur Ashe : tennis and justice in the civil rights era / Eric Allen Hall This biography of the African-American tennis icon focuses as much on his political activism as his tennis career. Ashe took a centrist, or moderate, position at a time when civil rights was shifting to Black Power. He remained independent while protesting discrimination in his own calm and persistent manner. He broke racial taboos by playing in both the American South and South Africa under apartheid.
Between slavery and freedom : free people of color in...Between slavery and freedom : free people of color in America from settlement to the Civil War / Julie Winch Between Slavery and Freedom: Free People of Color in America From Settlement to the Civil War explores one of the central ironies of racial dynamics in this nation’s history from the colonial era to the end of the Civil War. The existence of a class of free people of African descent contradicted the notion that only people of unmixed European ancestry were “free” and that all black people were – and indeed should be – held in bondage.
Other primary structures / [curated by Jens Hoffmann with Joanna...Other primary structures / [curated by Jens Hoffmann with Joanna Montoya] The landmark Jewish Museum exhibition Primary Structures offered the first presentation of Minimalist sculptures in the United States, in 1966. The accompanying catalogue by Kynaston McShine became a key resource on artists such as Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, and Sol LeWitt, who were virtually unknown at the time. Other Primary Structures is a long-overdue reintroduction of this classic, out-of-print text.
Orgies of feeling : melodrama and the politics of freedom /...Orgies of feeling : melodrama and the politics of freedom / Elisabeth R. Anker Analyzing the work of melodrama and affect in contemporary politics, Elisabeth R. Anker boldly reframes political theories of sovereignty, freedom, and power. Through readings of melodramatic discourses in the War on Terror, neoliberal politics, anticommunist rhetoric, Hollywood film, and post-Marxist critical theory, she argues that melodrama animates desires for unconstrained power.
Cause for change : the why and how of nonprofit millennial...Cause for change : the why and how of nonprofit millennial engagement / Kari Dunn Saratovsky, Derrick Feldman Written by Millennials about Millennials, Cause for Change examines strategies for engaging Millennials as constituents, volunteers, and donors, and focuses on how organizations can realign themselves to better respond to this group of 80 million strong
#LibraryTipTuesday: Are your search results in the #smclibrary...A video posted by Saint Mary's College Library (@stmaryscollegelibrary) on Jan 20, 2015 at 5:18pm PST #LibraryTipTuesday: Are your search results in the #smclibrary catalog (Albert) all clogged up with videos? Watch this video to see how to narrow your results down to just show what print books and e-books we have. #askalibrarian #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
Frozen earth : the once and future story of ice ages /...Frozen earth : the once and future story of ice ages / Doug Macdougall Explores the causes and effects of ice ages, explains how the Pleistocene Ice Age has shaped the earth’s landscape and influenced human evolution, and offers authoritative speculation and explanations of future climate changes, their causes, and their impact on both the natural world and human civilization.
Excited for the @smcwrc’s #LUNAFEST screening tomorrow?...Excited for the @smcwrc’s #LUNAFEST screening tomorrow? Check out some books on women in film, or some DVDs by female directors. We’ve got a bunch on display here in #smclibrary! #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
In the spirit of a new people : the cultural politics of...In the spirit of a new people : the cultural politics of the Chicano movement / Randy J. Ontiveros Reexamining the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, In the Spirit of a New People brings to light new insights about social activism in the twentieth-century and new lessons for progressive politics in the twenty-first.