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The invention of news : how the world came to know about...The invention of news : how the world came to know about itself / Andrew Pettegree Long before the invention of printing, let alone the availability of a daily newspaper, people desired to be informed. In the pre-industrial era news was gathered and shared through conversation and gossip, civic ceremony, celebration, sermons, and proclamations. The age of print brought pamphlets, edicts, ballads, journals, and the first news-sheets, expanding the news community from local to worldwide.
Big moment just now. Provost Beth Dobkin, and IT staff Jim Miles...Big moment just now. Provost Beth Dobkin, and IT staff Jim Miles and Lawrence Altomare, turned on the new wifi network. Wifi is officially up to 100x faster in the library than it was before the push of that button. Yay!!! It also signals the end of that phase of the (noisy!) renovation. Double yay!! #omgsmc #smclibrary
Trained capacities : John Dewey, rhetoric, and democratic...Trained capacities : John Dewey, rhetoric, and democratic practice / edited by Brian Jackson and Gregory Clark The essays in this collection, written by sixteen scholars in rhetoric and communications studies, demonstrate American philosopher John Dewey’s wide-ranging influence on rhetoric in an intellectual tradition that addresses the national culture’s fundamental conflicts between self and society, freedom and responsibility, and individual advancement and the common good.
Printers are a hot commodity around here! #smclibraryPrinters are a hot commodity around here! #smclibrary
When America turned : reckoning with 1968 / David...When America turned : reckoning with 1968 / David Wyatt Much has been written about the seismic shifts in American culture and politics during the 1960s. Yet for all the analysis of that turbulent era, its legacy remains unclear. In this elegantly written book, David Wyatt offers a fresh perspective on the decade by focusing on the pivotal year of 1968.
From moon cakes to Mao to modern China : an introduction to...From moon cakes to Mao to modern China : an introduction to Chinese civilization / Zhu Fayuan, Wu Qixing, Xia Hanning, and Gao Han To understand China, we need to step into the palace of her culture and explore her rich history. With this in mind, a group of scholars from China and America have put this book together as a primer on all things China, from art and science to religion and society. In this book they offer a panoramic view of Chinese culture, using only the most representative material to introduce the West to the most typical aspects of Chinese civilization and life.
True stories : a century of literary journalism / Norman...True stories : a century of literary journalism / Norman Sims Literary journalism might be defined as the ability to find a universal story in a single one. The reporter is not just an observer but has an emotional involvement in the subject. Sims (journalism, University of Massachusetts) has selected five examples of literary journalism, from John Dos Passos to Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, as samples of the best in the field.
The importance of being civil : the struggle for political...The importance of being civil : the struggle for political decency / John A. Hall Civility is desirable and possible, but can this fragile ideal be guaranteed? The Importance of Being Civil offers the most comprehensive look at the nature and advantages of civility, throughout history and in our world today. Esteemed sociologist John Hall expands our understanding of civility as related to larger social forces—including revolution, imperialism, capitalism, nationalism, and war—and the ways that such elements limit the potential for civility.
Secrets of saffron : the vagabond life of the world’s...Secrets of saffron : the vagabond life of the world’s most seductive spice / Pat Willard There are few words as evocative as saffron. Over thousands of years it has perfumed the halls of Crete’s palaces, made Cleopatra more alluring, and driven crusaders and German peasants to their deaths. While spices that drove adventurers to the ends of the earth, such as cinnamon, mace, and ginger, have become commonplace, saffron remains tantalizingly exotic.
Before happiness : the 5 hidden keys to achieving success,...Before happiness : the 5 hidden keys to achieving success, spreading happiness, and sustaining positive change / by Shawn Achor Draws on the author’s award-winning Harvard research and work with more than 200 corporations to demonstrate the importance of a positive mindset in promoting motivation, engagement and performance in the workplace, outlining five actionable strategies for reducing the negative effects of stress, finding creative solutions and identifying opportunities.
Library Tip Tuesday: Try Vault Career Intelligence! Get career...Library Tip Tuesday: Try Vault Career Intelligence! Get career guides, sample resumes, interview advice, company rankings, job and internship listings, and more! New this year for students, faculty, staff, and alumni! #librarytiptuesday #omgsmc #smclibrary #smcalumni (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
Sociopathic society : a people’s sociology of the...Sociopathic society : a people’s sociology of the United States / Charles Derber Sociopathic society is rooted in governments and economies, not psychiatry. The book offers a new sociology of societies organized around antisocial values, which ultimately lead to societal and planetary self-destruction.
Earth : an introduction to physical geology / Edward J....Earth : an introduction to physical geology / Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens Earth is a very small part of a vast universe, but it is our home. It provides the resources that support our modern society and the ingredients necessary to maintain life. Knowledge of our physical environment is critical to our well-being and vital to our survival.
Feeding the fire : the lost history and uncertain future of...Feeding the fire : the lost history and uncertain future of mankind’s energy addiction / Mark E. Eberhart From the first spark created by human hands thousands of years ago, mankind has grown dependent on nature’s vast stores of energy to build, explore, and experiment. Our expanding knowledge and technologies have come from the felling of forests to the harnessing of wind and water, from the burning of coal and oil to tapping the energy of the atom.
Global health in Africa : historical perspectives on...Global health in Africa : historical perspectives on disease control / edited by Tamara Giles-Vernick and James L. A. Webb, Jr. Global Health in Africa is a first exploration of selected histories of global health initiatives in Africa. The collection addresses some of the most important interventions in disease control, including mass vaccination, large-scale treatment and/or prophylaxis campaigns, harm reduction efforts, and nutritional and virological research.
Guess what opens on the library’s first floor on Monday?! ...Guess what opens on the library’s first floor on Monday?! #smclibrary #omgsmc #stuffishappening #stuffhappened!
When government helped : learning from the successes and...When government helped : learning from the successes and failures of the New Deal / [edited by] Sheila D. Collins, Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg When Government Helped systematically evaluates some parallels between The Great Depression and the 2007-2008 global economic meltdown, not only in terms of their economic causes and consequences, but also in terms of their political and cultural contexts and the environmental crises that afflict both periods.
Data cable and a bust. Kind of arty. 🎨 Needs a name. #smclibrary...Data cable and a bust. Kind of arty. 🎨 Needs a name. #smclibrary #omgsmc
The Nixon defense : what he knew and when he knew it /...The Nixon defense : what he knew and when he knew it / John W. Dean A former White House counsel and one of the last surviving major figures from Watergate uses his own transcripts from hundreds of conversations as well as documents in the archives to definitively determine what Nixon knew and when he knew it.
Proving that network cabling and studying can peacefully...Proving that network cabling and studying can peacefully co-exist. #smclibrary #omgsmc #finalcountdowntolightningfastwifi