Monthly Archives: July 2011

Reference Resource of the Week… State of the World: Transforming Cultures From Consumerism to Sustainability

How will consumer cultures need to change for the human species to survive?  From Agriculture to Permaculture, from Consumerism in Children’s Lives to Reinventing Health Care, this book describes how we can “reorient cultures towards sustainability. “ Check out it out!

Did you know that…?

“Several million pounds of plastic enter the world’s oceans every hour.”



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Reference Resource of the Week: Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

Are you thinking Sports this summer? From ancient to modern, from Aikido to Dog Sled Racing to Weightlifting, find details on over 300 sports, discussions of major social issues in sports, primary text sidebars and much more.

Did you know that…?

Boomerangs from other parts of the world may predate those depicted in Australian Aboriginal caves. A boomerang, carved from a mammoth’s tusk, was found in Poland, dating 20,300 years ago. Boomerangs were also found in King Tutankhamen’s tomb!

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New Biographies ~ Recommended Reading for July/August 2011

Have you ever wondered how people get to be famous? Biographies – books about real people’s lives – can tell these stories and show how they affected many other people. Here at the Highline Community College Library we have many biographies both in paper and electronic form, as well as a number of videos. All of these are available to check out; please read them and be inspired!



Activists / Philip Steele. New Readers Collection 303.484092 S814a 2011

Andrew Johnson / Annette Gordon-Reed. 973.81092 J66g 2011

Anne Frank : the Anne Frank House authorized graphic biography / Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón. 940.5318092 F828j 2010

Barack Obama : president for change / by Peter Hicks. New Readers Collection 973.932092 O12h 2011


Beneath the sands of Egypt : adventures of an unconventional archaeologist / Donald P. Ryan. 932 R988b 2010

Breaking night : a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard / Liz Murray. 362.74092 M982b 2010

The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama / David Remnick. 973.932092 O12r 2010

Buzz : a year of paying attention / Katherine Ellison. 616.8589092 E47b 2010

Darwin / edited by William Brown and Andrew C. Fabian. 576.82092 D228 2010

Decoded / Jay-Z. 782.421649092 J42d 2010

The exchange artist : a tale of high-flying speculation and America’s first banking collapse / Jane Kamensky. 338.092 D526k 2009

Five years of my life : an innocent man in Guantanamo / Murat Kurnaz with Helmut Kuhn ; translated by Jefferson Chase ; foreword by Patti Smith. 973.931092 K96f 2009

Fixing my gaze : a scientist’s journey into seeing in three dimensions / Susan R. Barry. 617.762092 B281f 2010

The good soldiers / David Finkel. 956.70443 F499g 2010

Hands of my father : a hearing boy, his deaf parents, and the language of love / Myron Uhlberg. 362.42092 U31h 2009

The hypochondriacs : nine tormented lives / Brian Dillon. 616.8525 D579h 2010

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot. 616.02774092 L141s 2010

Jacques Cousteau : the sea king / Brad Matsen. 551.46092 C869m 2009

Jan’s story : love lost to the long goodbye of Alzheimer’s / by Barry R. Petersen. 616.831092 P484p 2010

Jimmy Carter / Julian E. Zelizer. 973.926092 C323z 2010

Knocked up knocked down : postcards of miscarriage and other misadventures from the brink of parenthood / by Monica Murphy LeMoine. 618.392 L555k 2010

Lay the favorite : a memoir of gambling / Beth Raymer. 795.092 R267L 2010

Liar’s poker : rising through the wreckage on Wall Street / Michael Lewis. 332.64273 L675L 2010

Lyndon B. Johnson / Charles Peters. 973.923092 J67p 2010

Medical pioneers / Debbie Foy. New Readers Collection. 610.922 F796m 2011

Reflections : my life in the deaf and hearing worlds / John B. Christiansen. 362.42092 C555r 2010

The rough guide to Jimi Hendrix / Richie Unterberger. 782.42166092 H498u 2009

The rough guide to Nirvana / by Gillian G. Gaar. 782.421660922 N721g 2009

Ruby Bridges goes to school : my true story / by Ruby Bridges. New Readers Collection 379.263 B851b 2009

The Slaves’ war : the Civil War in the words of former slaves / Andrew Ward. 973.711 W256s 2009

Sports heroes / Jane Bingham. New Readers Collection 796.0922 B613b 2011

Stickwork / Patrick Dougherty. 730.92 D732s 2010

The stranger beside me / by Ann Rule. 364.1523 R935s 2009

Thelonious Monk : the life and times of an American original / Robin D.G. Kelley. 781.65092 M745k 2009

They say : Ida B. Wells and the reconstruction of race / James West Davidson. 323.092 W453d 2009

Wide awake : a memoir of insomnia / Patricia Morrisroe. 616.8498092 M883w 2010

The world’s greatest soccer players / by Matt Doeden. New Reader’s Collection 796.3340922 D649w 2010

Yes we can : a biography of president Barack Obama / Garen Thomas.  New Readers Collection 973.932092 O12y 2009

You don’t look like anyone I know : a true story of family, face blindness, and forgiveness / Heather Sellers. 818.609 S467y 2010



Death, drugs, and muscle [electronic resource] : the Gregg Valentino story / Gregg Valentino with Nathan Jendrick.

Facing future [electronic resource] / Dan Kois. [Israel Kamakawiwoʻole]

Flaming Lips’ Zaireeka [electronic resource] / Mark Richardson.

Ousmane Sembène [electronic resource] : the making of a militant artist / Samba Gadjigo ; translated by Moustapha Diop ; foreword by Danny Glover.

The Salamanca School [electronic resource] / André Azevedo Alves, José Manuel Moreira.

Samuel Beckett [electronic resource] / Andrew Gibson.

The secret life of Glenn Gould [electronic resource] : a genius in love / Michael Clarkson.

Stéphane Mallarmé [electronic resource] / Roger Pearson.

Vladimir Nabokov [electronic resource] / Barbara Wyllie.

William S. Burroughs [electronic resource] / Phil Baker.

Yorkist lord [electronic resource] : John Howard, Duke of Norfolk, c.1425-1485 / Anne Crawford.

You don’t know me [electronic resource] : Ray Charles through his son’s eyes / Ray Charles Robinson Jr. with Mary Jane Ross.



Art & copy [videorecording] / an Art & Industry and Granite Pass production ; produced by Jimmy Greenway & Michael Nadeau ; directed by Doug Pray. Media 659.10973 A784 2010

Eyewitness [videorecording] / CBS News ; Shari Finkelstein, producer. Media 362.883 E97 2009

In the Steps of William Shakespeare [electronic resource] : London and Stratford [streaming video]

Looking for Lincoln [videorecording] / [presented by] WNET ; a film by Kunhardt McGee Productions and Inkwell Films in association with Ark Media ; producer/ directors, John Maggio, Muriel Soenens ; presented and written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Media  973.7092 L736 2009

More than a game [videorecording] / a film by Christopher Belman ; a Harvey Mason Media production ; [presented by] Lionsgate and Harvey Mason Media in association with Interscope Records ; directed by Kristopher Belman ; produced by Harvey Mason, Jr. … [et al.] ; written by Kristopher Belman & Brad Hogan. Media 796.323092 M836 2009

Religious scholar Karen Armstrong [electronic resource] / Public Affairs Television [streaming video]

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