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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!

BOOKS:

 

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

E-BOOKS:

 

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.

MEDIA:

 

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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New Biographies ~ Recommended Reading for July/August 2010

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!

BOOKS:

Bradley / Alan Axelrod. 355.0092 B811a 2008

China witness : voices from a silent generation / Xinran ; translated from Chinese by Nicky Harman, Julia Lovell and Esther Tyldesley. 951.05092 X6c 2008

David Beckham : born to play / by B.A. Roth. New Readers Collection 796.334092 B396r 2008

Becoming Judy Chicago : a biography of the artist / Gail Levin. 700.92 C532L 2007

Born on a blue day : inside the extraordinary mind of an autistic savant : a memoir / Daniel Tammet. 616.858820092 T158b 2007

Bretz’s flood : the remarkable story of a rebel geologist and the world’s greatest flood / John Soennichsen. 551.092 B845s 2008

The comedy of Charlie Chaplin : artistry in motion / Dan Kamin. 791.43028092 C464k 2008

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

Faith of my fathers / John McCain with Mark Slater. 973.92092 M478f 2008

FDR / Jean Edward Smith. 973.917092 R81e 2008

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

Gaining : the truth about life after eating disorders / Aimee Liu. 616.8526 L783g 2008

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

Hitler : a biography / Ian Kershaw.  943.086092 H675k 2008

I’ve got a home in glory land : a lost tale of the underground railroad / Karolyn Smardz Frost. 973.7115092 B628f 2008

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

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

My lobotomy : a memoir / Howard Dully and Charles Fleming. 617.481092 D883m 2008

Philip II of Macedonia / Ian Worthington. 938.07092 P549w 2008

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

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

The summer of 1787 : the men who invented the Constitution / David O. Stewart. 342.029 S849s 2008

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

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

Zhou Enlai : the last perfect revolutionary : a biography / Gao Wenqian ; translated by Peter Rand and Lawrence R. Sullivan. 951.05092 Z63g 2007

E-BOOKS:

Caribbean visionary [electronic resource] : A.R.F. Webber and the making of the Guyanese nation / Selwyn R. Cudjoe.

Charles Darwin [electronic resource] : the concise story of an extraordinary man / Tim M. Berra.

Dead last [electronic resource] : the public memory of Warren G. Harding’s scandalous legacy / Phillip G. Payne.

Freedom facts and firsts [electronic resource] : 400 years of the African American civil rights experience / Jessie Carney Smith and Linda T. Wynn.

The girls of Room 28 [electronic resource] : friendship, hope, and survival in Theresienstadt / Hannelore Brenner ; translated from the German by John E. Woods and Shelley Frisch.

Karl Marx, anthropologist [electronic resource] / Thomas C. Patterson.

To be, or not– to bop [electronic resource] / Dizzy Gillespie with Al Fraser.

Under the broken scale of justice [electronic resource] : the law and my times / by Justice Ny’o Wakai.

Vivas en su jardín [electronic resource] : la verdadera historia de las hermanas Mirabal y su lucha por la libertad / by Dedé Mirabal.

MEDIA:

Citizen Tanouye [videorecording] / produced and directed by Robert Horsting and Craig Yahata. Media 940.5404092 T167 2008

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

Hawaii’s last queen [videorecording] / a Ducat Segal Productions, Inc. film for American Experience ; written and produced by Vivian Ducat. 996.902092 H389 2006

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

Pete Seeger [videorecording] : the power of song / The Weinstein Company and Live Nation Artists present a Jim Brown film; produced by Jim Brown, Michael Cohl, William Eigen; directed by Jim Brown. Media 782.421620092 S451 2008

Remembering slavery : African Americans talk about their personal experiences of slavery and freedom / edited by Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, and Steven F. Miller. Media 306.362 R282 1998

Yuri Kochiyama [videorecording] : a passion for justice / YK Project ; produced and directed by Patricia Saunders and Rea Tajiri. Media  323.092 K76 1993

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Look to the Skies—Asteroids and Astronomy for August

Just in time for the appearance of the Perseid Meteor Shower on August 12, here is a list of resources about asteroids, meteors, and their contact with Earth. May your skies be clear so you can see them!

Books

Ancient Earth, ancient skies : the age of Earth and its cosmic surroundings / G. Brent Dalrymple. 525 D151a 2004

Astronomy demystified / Stan Gibilisco. 520 G446a 2003

The Audubon Society field guide to the night sky / Mark R. Chartrand ; astronomical charts by Wil Tirion. 523 C486a 1991

The big splat, or, How our moon came to be / Dana Mackenzie. 523.3 M156b 2003

Essentials of the dynamic universe : an introduction to astronomy / Theodore P. Snow. 520 S674e 1993

Norton’s 2000.0 : star atlas and reference handbook (epoch 2000.0) / edited by Arthur P. Norton. 523 N882n 1989

Origins : our place in Hubble’s universe / John Gribbin & Simon Goodwin. 520 G846o 1998

Pathways to the universe / Francis Graham-Smith, Bernard Lovell. 520 G742p

A photographic tour of the universe / Gabriele Vanin ; with a foreword by Richard M. West. 522.63 V258p

Rogue asteroids and doomsday comets : the search for the million megaton menace that threatens life on Earth / Duncan Steel ; foreword by Arthur C. Clarke. 523.44 S814r

The sky : a user’s guide / David H. Levy. 523 L668s

Sky phenomena : a guide to naked-eye observation of the stars : with sections on poetry in astronomy, constellation mythology, and the southern hemisphere sky / Norman Davidson. 523.8 D253s

The threat of near-earth asteroids : hearing before the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session, October 3, 2002. Gov Docs Y 4.SCI 2:107-89

Time and the white tigress / Mary Barnard ; illustrated by Anita Bigelow. 811.52 B259t 1986

Whitney’s Star finder : a field guide to the heavens / Charles A. Whitney. [Star finder]. 523 W617w

E-Books

Advances in astronomy [electronic resource] : from the big bang to the solar system / editor, J.M.T. Thompson.

Astronomy [electronic resource]

The bigger bang [electronic resource] / James E. Lidsey.

Impact! [electronic resource] : the threat of comets and asteroids / Gerrit L. Verschuur.

The mystery of the Tunguska fireball [electronic resource] / Surendra Verma. [Tunguska fireball]

Our universe [electronic resource] : the thrill of extragalactic exploration as told by leading experts / edited by S. Alan Stern.

Out of the blue [electronic resource] : a 24-hour skywatcher’s guide / John Naylor.

Movies (all from the Media Collection)

Cosmic catastrophes [videorecording] / produced by Terence Murtagh ; 520 W872c 1996 VHS

Deep impact [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks Pictures present ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown ; written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin ; directed by Mimi Leder. 791.4372 D311 2004 DVD

The giant splat and the origin of the moon [videorecording] / Eric Baer. 523.3 S416g 2003 VHS

Heaven and hell [videorecording] / KCET-TV. 520 S129c VHS

Meteorites, asteroids, and comets [videorecording] / producer/director, Davis P. Stone. 523.1 U582 VHS

Once in a lifetime [videorecording] / produced by Terence Murtagh. 520 W872o 1996 VHS

Websites:

2008 Meteor Showers and Viewing Tips

From StarDate, the public education and outreach arm of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory, here is a list of interesting sights in the sky for the rest of the year, along with excellent tips for meteor-watching.

Asteroid and Comet Impact Hazards

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s official site for current news and information about the possibility of asteroids and comets hitting the Earth.

ESA: Science & Technology: Rosetta

From the European Space Agency, here is information about a satellite launched “to study the origin of comets, the relationship between cometary and interstellar material and its implications with regard to the origin of the Solar System.”

Here Come the Perseids!

From the leading hobbyist magazine on astronomy, an excellent summary of the Perseid meteor shower and a list of other links for more information.

Lunar and Planetary Science

Another NASA site with materials on individual planets, the moon, asteroids, and comets.

 

Lunar Meteorites

From a scientist at Washington University (St Louis), a site on the impact of lunar meteorites and what they can tell us about meteorites that strike the Earth.

 

Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking

From the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, here are photographs and other information from NASA’s efforts to track space objects near Earth.

Perseids

From an experienced author for teenagers, an excellent, clearly written account of the Perseid meteor shower.

 

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