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"Raw data" is an oxymoron / edited by Lisa Gitelman We live in..."Raw data" is an oxymoron / edited by Lisa Gitelman We live in the era of Big Data, with storage and transmission capacity measured not just in terabytes but in petabytes (where peta- denotes a quadrillion, or a thousand trillion). Data collection is constant and even insidious, with every click and every “like” stored somewhere for something.
San Francisco : a food biography / Erica J. Peters San...San Francisco : a food biography / Erica J. Peters San Francisco is a relatively young city with a well-deserved reputation as a food destination, situated near lush farmland and a busy port. San Francisco’s famous restaurant scene has been the subject of books, but the full complexity of the city’s culinary history is revealed here for the first time.
Sex in prison : myths and realities / edited by Catherine...Sex in prison : myths and realities / edited by Catherine D. Marcum and Tammy L. Castle This work for scholars and practitioners in criminal justice, social work, and advocacy replaces myths with evidence-based perspectives on prison sex culture in the US and reports on how the prison system is dealing with this pressing issue
A cornucopia of new databases, journal backfiles, and other...A cornucopia of new databases, journal backfiles, and other electronic resources is now available from @stmaryscollegelibrary! Check out the full list on the announcement on our homepage, or #AskUs for more info! #omgsmc #librarytiptuesday #smclibrary (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
Language, cognition, and human nature : selected articles /...Language, cognition, and human nature : selected articles / Steven Pinker Pinker’s seminal research explores the workings of language and its connections to cognition, perception, social relationships, child development, human evolution, and theories of human nature. This eclectic collection spans Pinker’s thirty-year career, exploring his favorite themes in greater depth and scientific detail.
A sneak peek behind the 3rd floor curtain. #omgsmc #smclibrary...A sneak peek behind the 3rd floor curtain. #omgsmc #smclibrary #stuffishappening #newstudyrooms #comingsoon
Living history / Hillary Rodham Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton...Living history / Hillary Rodham Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Yet few beyond her close friends and family have ever heard her account of her extraordinary journey. She writes with candor, humor and passion about her upbringing in suburban, middle-class America in the 1950s and her transformation from Goldwater Girl to student activist to controversial First Lady.
Light and dark : a novel / Natsume Sōseki Light and Dark,...Light and dark : a novel / Natsume Sōseki Light and Dark, Natsume Soseki’s longest novel and masterpiece, although unfinished, is a minutely observed study of haute-bourgeois manners on the eve of World War I. It is also a psychological portrait of a new marriage that achieves a depth and exactitude of character revelation that had no precedent in Japan at the time of its publication and has not been equaled since
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.