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February 2009




February is Darwin Day month. Darwin Day is an international celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12, the birthday anniversary of the English naturalist Charles Darwin. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth.


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 Take a look at our recommended reading collection by the elevator on 2nd floor. Read some quotes from Charles himself. We also have a display of cartoons to lighten up your quarter. “Evolutionary Humor” at its best!  The Library Exhibit Committee created a Charles Darwin display too, on 4th floor. Check out the real skulls!



Intelligent thought : science versus the intelligent design movement / edited by John Brockman.

231.7652 I61 2006 


Evolution-creation struggle / Michael Ruse.

231.7652 R951e 2005 


Why Darwin matters : the case against intelligent design / Michael Shermer.

231.7652 S553w 2006 


Moral animal : evolutionary psychology and everyday life / Robert Wright.

304.5 W947m 1995 


Voyage of the Beagle / Charles Darwin.

576.82092 D228v 1960 


Life and letters of Charles Darwin; including an autobiographical chapter. Edited by his son, Francis Darwin. New York, D. Appleton, 1896.

508.092 D228L 1972 


Structure and distribution of coral reefs. With an appendix by T.G. Bonney.

Darwin, Charles,

551.42 D228s 


Darwin was wrong : a study in probabilities / I.L. Cohen.

576.8 C678d 1984 


Evolution vs. creationism : an introduction / Eugenie C. Scott   

576.8 S425e 2004


On natural selection / Charles Darwin.

 576.82 D228o 2005 


Darwin and his critics; the reception of Darwin’s theory of evolution by the scientific community [by] David L. Hull.

576.82 H913d 1973 


Apes, angels, and Victorians; Darwin, Huxley, and evolution.

Irvine, William

576.8209 I72a 1955 


Darwin : a very short introduction / Jonathan Howard.

576.82092 D228 2001 


Darwin / Adrian Desmond & James Moore.

576.82092 D228de 1994 


Taking Darwin seriously : a naturalistic approach to philosophy / Michael Ruse.

576.82092 D228r 1998 


Autobiography of Charles Darwin, and selected letters / edited by Francis Darwin.

576.82092 D228d 1958 


Charles Darwin; evolution by natural selection.

De Beer, Gavin, Sir

590.92 D228d 


Darwin and the novelists : patterns of science in Victorian fiction / George Levine.

823.809 L665d 1988 



D.H. Lawrence and survival [electronic resource] : Darwinism in the fiction of the transitional period / Ronald Granofsky.

Electronic Book 823/.912 


Darwin and archaeology [electronic resource] : a handbook of key concepts / edited by John P. Hart and John Edward Terrell ; foreword by Gary M. Feinman.

Electronic Book 930.1 


Darwinian paradigm [electronic resource] : essays on its history, philosophy, and religious implications / Michael Ruse.

Electronic Book No call number 


Darwin’s fishes [electronic resource] : an encyclopedia of ichthyology, ecology, and evolution / Daniel Pauly.

Electronic Book No call number 


Darwin’s gift to science and religion [electronic resource] / by Francisco J. Ayala.

Electronic Book 576.8 


Darwin’s plots [electronic resource] : evolutionary narrative in Darwin, George Eliot, and nineteenth-century fiction / Gillian Beer.

Electronic Book 823/.809356 


Origin of species [electronic resource] : descent of a text, with modification / David Quammen.

Electronic Book 576.8/2 


Origins of genius [electronic resource] : Darwinian perspectives on creativity / Dean Keith  Simonton.

Electronic Book 153.9/8 




Intelligent design vs. evolution [videorecording] / ABC News Productions.

231.7652 I61 2006 


Judgment day : intelligent design on trial / produced by Joseph McMaster, Gary Johnstone, Vanessa Tovell  

 231.7652 J92 2008 


One voice in the cosmic fugue [videorecording] / writer and host, Carl Sagan.

520 S129c 


Beyond Genesis: Origin of species by Charles Darwin / a presentation of Discovery Productions.

 576.82 B573 


Darwin’s dangerous idea [videorecording] / a PBS digital presentation  

 576.82 D228 2001 


Origin of species [videorecording] Discovery Communications.

576.82 O69 2005 


Charles Darwin [videorecording] : evolution’s voice / written and produced by Noah Morowitz ; a presentation of Hearst Entertainment.

576.82092 D228 2005 




“On this website you can find all sorts of information about Charles Darwin and the Darwin Day Celebration. The Darwin Day Celebration promotes public education about science and encourages the celebration of Science and Humanity throughout the global community.” This site includes links to podcasts about Darwin and Evolution. Introduces the subjects of Natural Selection, the role of Inheritance, and  DNA and Genetic Mutations, a history of Darwin’s life.

This a wonderful site that gives you access to everything that Darwin has written. All his works have been digitized and are available here. The images are great. 
“Only this site contains Darwin’s complete publications, 20,000 private papers, the largest Darwin bibliography, manuscript catalogue and hundreds of  supplementary works: specimens, biographies, obituaries, reviews, reference works and much more.”
A site “dedicated to the Life and Times of Charles Darwin.” This is a work in progress that introduces Charles Darwin. It includes a timeline of Darwin’s life, a list of all books written by Darwin, and a list of people who influenced Darwin.


This website bills itself as “your one-stop source for information on evolution.” “This site is here to help you understand what evolution is, how it works, how it factors into your life, how research in evolutionary biology is performed, and how ideas in this area have changed over time.”  It is from the University of California Museum of Paleontology.

This website includes a variety of reports, official statements and research papers on evolution. There are links to presentations and podcasts too! “The National Academies are America’s official, highly respected, bodies of eminent scientists, engineers, and doctors.” 

“The site has four major components:


  • 7 main topic areas that align closely with the seven programs in the video series
  • A searchable multimedia library with assets organized along lines that correspond with curriculum topics often taught in high school biology. This collection includes assets from other sources as well as from this site.
  • Professional development resources to help science educators develop effective, yet sensitive ways to teach these topics amid the intense debate about the validity of evolutionary theory.
  • Seven short videos designed expressly to stimulate informed discussion in the classroom.”






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New feature in ARTstor

ARTstor, a digital library with nearly 1,000,000 images, implemented a beta bulk download feature that will allow users to download groups of images directly into Powerpoint.  This feature enables you to bulk download up to 500 images per semester, facilitating the offline use of images for teaching and study.  You can access ARTstor through our library’s list of databases or click here.

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World Conflicts Today and Seattle Times Newsbank

Here are two resources available from the HCC Library:

Seattle Times (Newsbank)  Available off campus with student ID.
Full text of the newspaper 1/1/1985-Current. Available until March 2009.

World Conflicts Today Available off campus with student ID.
Reports on conflict ridden countries and regions.  Select the full report or the slideshow.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement from the Fifties to Today: Suggested Reading for January, 2009


April 4, 1968 : Martin Luther King, Jr’s death and how it changed America / Michael Eric Dyson.

323.092 K53a 2008

The autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. / edited by Clayborne Carson.

323.0973 A939 1998

Cesar Chavez : autobiography of La Causa / Jacques E. Levy.

331.8813092 C512L 1975

The civil rights movement / Kevin Supples.

New Readers Collection 323.0973 S959c 2003

Frame-up; the Martin Luther King/James Earl Ray case containing suppressed evidence.

345.73 W426f

How race is lived in America : pulling together, pulling apart / correspondents of the New York Times ; introduction by Joseph Lelyveld.

305.800973 H847 2002

Marching to freedom; the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

323.4092 K646b

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the foundations of nonviolence / James P. Hanigan.

323.092 K53h 1984

Martin Luther King Jr. / Jean Darby.

New Readers Collection 323.092 K53d 2006

Martin Luther King, Jr. / Marshall Frady.

323.0973 K53f 2002

Martin Luther King, Jr. : minister and civil rights leader activist / Brendan January.

New Readers Collection 323.092 K53j 2000

My life with Martin Luther King, Jr. / Coretta Scott King.

323.4092 K53m

Parting the waters : America in the King years, 1954-63 / Taylor Branch

973.0496 B816p 1989

The preacher King : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the word that moved America / Richard Lischer.

323.092 K53L 1997

When will I get in? / Sean Price.

New Readers Collection 305.896073 P946w 2007

The words of Martin Luther King, Jr. / selected by Coretta Scott King.

323.1196073 K53w 1996


After whiteness [electronic resource] : unmaking an American majority / Mike Hill.

America reborn [electronic resource] : a twentieth-century narrative in twenty-six lives / Martin Walker.

Chicano politics and society in the late twentieth century [electronic resource] / edited by David Montejano.

Colored White [electronic resource] : transcending the racial past / David R. Roediger.

Disarming manhood : roots of ethical resistance [electronic resource]/ David A.J. Richards

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

An interracial movement of the poor [electronic resource] : community organizing and the New Left in the 1960s / Jennifer Frost.

Martin Luther King, Jr. [electronic resource] / Marshall Frady.

Revealing whiteness [electronic resource] : the unconscious habits of racial privilege / Shannon Sullivan.

Ring out freedom! the voice of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the making of the civil rights movement / Fredrik Sunnemark.

Voices in our blood [electronic resource] : America’s best on the civil rights movement / edited by Jon Meacham.


At the River I Stand

323.0973 A861 1993


791.45 B789 2001


323.116872 C532

Color of Fear

305.8 C719 1994

Eyes on the prize : America’s civil rights years.

323.4 E97 1986

The fateful decade : from Little Rock to the Civil Rights Bill.

323.4 F252 2005

The fight in the fields [videorecording] : Cesar Chavez and the farmworkers’ struggle.

331.8813 F471 1997

A force more powerful : a century of nonviolent conflict. Nashville, we were warriors

303.61 F697 2000 v. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. a personal portrait

323.4092 K53m

Martin Luther King, Jr: Leading America to the promised land.

323.092 K53m 2003

Martin Luther King week: opening ceremony [Highline Community College]

323.4092 K53 2003

Race, the power of an illusion. Episode three, The house we live in [videorecording]

305.8 R118p 2003

Race and sex [videorecording] : what we think (but can’t say)

303.385 R118 2006

Racial disparity in the criminal justice system : Larry Gossett [Highline Community College production.]

363.232 R121g 2005

Skin deep.

305.8 S628

The Speeches of Martin Luther King

323.1196 S742

White privilege [videorecording] a lecture by Dr. Peggy McIntosh [Highline Community College production]

305.8 M499w 2004

The Wrath of grapes [videorecording] / United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO.

363.7384 W942 1986


Remembering Coretta and Martin Luther King, Jr. Provides “links to resources about Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King, Jr.” including biographical information, chronologies, educational sites, popular documents (such as the “I Have a Dream” speech), and media pages. From the Poynter Institute, a  “non-profit school for journalists.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Newspaper Articles Archive A searchable archive of thousands of newspapers articles about this “African-American minister whose strong hope for social change never swerved his belief in nonviolence.” Also includes a timeline, a brief biography, and links to related sites. Some of the newspaper articles are fee-based.

The Seattle Times Archive on Martin Luther King, Jr. Information on Martin Luther King Jr., including a biography, text of speeches and writings, some audio features, photographs, and a timeline of Dr. King’s life and the civil rights movement. Also provides study guides, a quiz, and resource links, as well as reflections from others and an article about the holiday.

Citizen King Companion website to a PBS film on the life of Dr. King. It “explores the last five years in King’s life by drawing on the personal recollections and eyewitness accounts of friends, movement associates, journalists, law enforcement officers, and historians, to illuminate this little-known chapter in the story of America’s most important and influential moral leader.” Includes interview, an opinion poll, links to timelines, maps, and a teacher’s guide.

Washington DC Martin Luther King Jr National Memorial . Official website for this Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial that will be located on a “four-acre plot on the north east corner of the Tidal Basin within the precinct of the Jefferson Memorial and north of the memorial to President Roosevelt” in Washington, D.C. Features maps, a description of landscape elements, news, brief background about Dr. King, and photos from the commemorative groundbreaking held on November 13, 2006.

United Farm Workers in Washington State. The site contains an overview of the United Farm Workers (UFW) in Washington state, a gallery of photographs from the 1960s through the 1990s, and transcripts of interviews with people active in the movement. From the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, University of Washington.

Campus Activism This interactive website presents many tools for progressive activists, including many interesting essays, calendars of events, campaigns to join (so you don’t have to invent your own), email lists, and a discussion forum.

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