New Books and Movies!

Check out our new books and movies featured on the Recommended Reading Shelf!


Hacking MySpace : customizations and mods to make MySpace your space / John Pospisil. 006.7 P855h 2006

Breaking News: How the Associated Press has covered war, peace, and everything else / reporters of the Associated Press ; with a foreword by David Halberstam. 071.3 B828 2007

Spook : science tackles the afterlife / Mary Roach 133.901 R628s 2006

Scent of desire : discovering our enigmatic sense of smell / Rachel Herz. 152.166 H582s 2007

Personality : what makes you the way you are / Daniel Nettle. 155.2 N475p 2007

The cult of the amateur : how today’s internet is killing our culture/ Andrew Keen. 303.4833 K26c 2007

The world without us / Alan Weisman. 304.2 W428w 2007

Come on, people : on the path from victims to victors / Bill Cosby & Alvin F. Poussaint. 305.896073 C834c 2007

Playing with the boys : why separate is not equal in sports / Eileen McDonagh, Laura Pappano. 306.483 M478p 2008

Maxed out : hard times in the age of easy credit / James D. Scurlock. 332.743 S743m 2007

Nine : inside the secret world of the Supreme Court / Jeffrey Toobin.
347.7326 T668n 2007

Poison paradox : chemicals as friends and foes / John Timbrell. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005. 363.1791 T583p 2005

Operation Hollywood : how the Pentagon shapes and censors the movies / David L. Robb. 363.31 R631o 2004

Stuff : the secret lives of everyday things / John C. Ryan, Alan Thein Durning ; with research assistance by Sara Breslow, Christy Halvorson, Ankur Tohan ; illustrated by Don Baker. 363.7 R988s 1997

Heat : how to stop the planet from burning / George Monbiot ; with research assistance from Matthew Prescott. 363.73874 M736h 2007

Three cups of tea : one man’s mission to promote peace — one school at a time / Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. 371.822 M887t 2007

Peterson’s college money handbook 2008. 378.30973 P485 2007

Big-box swindle : the true cost of mega-retailers and the fight for America’s independent businesses / Stacy Mitchell. 381.12 M682b 2006

Endangered : wildlife on the brink of extinction / George C. McGavin. 591.68 M145e 2006

Blue death : disease, disaster and the water we drink / Robert D. Morris.
614.43 M877b 2007

Organic, Inc. : natural foods and how they grew / Samuel Fromartz ; [updated with a new afterword by the author]. 631.584 F931o 2007

Buy, buy baby : how consumer culture manipulates parents and harms young minds / Susan Gregory Thomas. 658.834083 T462b 2007

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain/ Oliver Sacks. 781.11 S121m 2007

Bollywood cinema : temples of desire / Vijay Mishra. 791.430954 M678b 2002

At the drive-in volcano : poems / Aimee Nezhukumatathil. 811.6 N575a 2007

Cartoon history of the modern world / Larry Gonick. 909.08 G638c 2007

Blood diamonds : tracing the deadly path of the world’s most precious stones / Greg Campbell. 966.404 C187b 2004

Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong / James W. Loewen. 973 L827L 2007

American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic / Joseph J. Ellis. 973.3 E47a 2007



Growing up online [videorecording] / produced and directed by Rachel Dretzin and John Maggio ; written by Rachel Dretzin 004.6780835 G884 2008

A war on science [videorecording] / BBC ; written and produced by James van der Pool. 231.7652 W253 2006

Game over [videorecording] : gender, race & violence in video games 303.6 G192 2002

Why we fight [videorecording] / produced by Eugene Jarecki, Susannah Shipman; written and directed by Eugene Jarecki. 355.0213 W629 2006

Sicko [videorecording] / written, produced and directed by Michael Moore. 362.10973 S566 2007

Global warming [videorecording] : the rising storm 363.73874 G562r 2007

Speaking in tongues [videorecording] : the history of language / documentary series by Christine Brown. 417.7 B877s 2007

Glory [videorecording] / TriStar Pictures presents a Freddie Fields production, an Edward Zwick film ; produced by Freddie Fields ; screenplay by Kevin Jarre ; directed by Edward Zwick. 791.4372 G5629 2007

The Queen [videorecording] / directed by Stephen Frears ; written by Peter Morgan; produced by Andy Harries, Christine Langan, Tracey Seaward. 791.4372 Q359 2007

Heroes of World War II and weapons of World War II [videorecording] : war creates heroes and lethal weaponry / producer/director Jonathan Martin. 940.53 H559 2007

Shake hands with the devil [videorecording] : the journey of Roméo Dallaire 967.571043 S527 2005

Electronic Books

Language diversity endangered / edited by Matthias Brenzinger.

Current controversies in the biological sciences: case studies of policy challenges from new technologies / Karen F. Greif and Jon F. Merz.


Evocative objects : things we think with / edited by Sherry Turkle.

Digital performance: a history of new media in theater, dance, performance art, and installation / Steve Dixon ; with contributions by Barry Smith.

The ethics of human rights: contested doctrinal and moral issues / Esther D. Reed.

Picture yourself drumming: step-by-step instruction for drum kit setup, reading music, learning from the pros, and more / Jon Peckman.

Child protection: using research to improve policy and practice / Ron Haskins, Fred Wulczyn, Mary Bruce Webb, editors.

What ever happened to the faculty? : drift and decision in higher education / Mary Burgan.

Tales of moonlight and rain / Ueda Akinari ; a study and translation by Anthony H. Chambers.

Japanamerica: how Japanese pop culture has invaded the U.S. / Roland Kelts.


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