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   April 2011

 

Religion, Ethics & Philosophy:

 

200 CAS         Articulating the Role of the School Chaplain in a Religiously Diverse Episcopal Independent School by Reverend Mary Ellen Dakin Cassini, B.A., M. A.

200 DRE        All Things Shining by Hubert Dreyfus and Sean D. Kelly. Discusses the relevance of classic Western literature and philosophy for everyday life in the early twenty-first century, examining works by Homer, Dante, Kant, Melville, David Foster Wallace, and other authors.

200 OCA        The Compact Guide to World Religions by Sean O’Callaghan. Offers an overview of the world's twelve biggest religions, with information on their origins, beliefs, practices, holy days, and celebrations. 

 

Social Science:

 

304.209 SMI   The World in 2050: Four Forces shaping Civilization’s Northern Future by Laurence C. Smith. Draws from global modeling research, analytical data, and travels throughout the Arctic Rim to provide an informed speculation on what the world will be like in 2050, predicting that the United States and seven other countries will become increasingly prosperous, powerful, and politically stable, while those closer to the equator will suffer water shortages, increased energy costs, coastal flooding, and other dilemmas.

322.4 BAR     They Called Themselves the K. K. K. by Susan C. Bartoletti. Documents the history and origin of the Ku Klux Klan from its beginning in Pulaski, Tennessee, and provides personal accounts, congressional documents, diaries, and more.

338.8 BOW    Merchant Kings: When Companies Ruled the World, 1600-1900 by Stephen Bown. Examines the power of trading companies between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries, describing the lives and legacies of men such as Peter Stuyvesant of the Dutch West India Company, Cecil Rhodes of the De Beers company, and George Simpson of the Hudson's Bay Company, and discussing how each man impacted politics, society, and culture. 

 

Literature:

 

423 KEY        Euphemania by Ralph Keyes. Traces the history of euphemisms in the English language, describing their origins as a tool of the church and how they evolved into a form of commercial and political doublespeak in the early twenty-first century.

 

Science:

 

540 COB        The Joy of Chemistry by Cathy Cobb. The authors illustrate the fundamental concepts of chemistry through everyday experiences using familiar materials and nontechnical language.

664 ARO        Sugar Changed the World by Marc Aronson. Songs, oral histories, maps, and more than eighty archival illustrations help trace the history of sugar and the sugar trade.

 

 

 

Sports:

 

796.092 COA Coach: 25 Writers Reflect on People Who Made a Difference edited by Andrew Blanner.

 

History:

 

940.3 FRE      The War to End All Wars: World War I by Russell Freedman. A narrative history of World War I for young readers that features archival photographs, and describes how advanced military weaponry impacted the course of the war.

973.7 CIV       The Civil War: the First Year Told by Those Who Lived It edited by Brooks Simpson. Draws on diaries, letters, speeches, military reports, newspaper articles, and public papers to recount the first year of the Civil War.

 

 

Biography:

 

B MIL                        John Milton: Life, Work & Thought by Gordon Campbell. Presents a biographical discussion of poet John Milton's role as a political thinker, systematic theologian, and writer, tracing his ideological growth from childhood through his death in 1674, based on new findings in the study of seventeenth-century history with regard to radicalism, Puritanism, republicanism, and dissent.

 

Fiction:

 

F CAR            Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card. Thirteen-year-old Rigg has a secret ability to see the paths of others' pasts, but revelations after his father's death set him on a dangerous quest that brings new threats from those who would either control his destiny or kill him.

F CON            Matched; a Novel by Ally Condie. Cassia has always had complete trust in the Society to make decisions for her, but when she is being paired with her ideal mate, a second face flashes on the screen, and Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility as she tries to decide which man she truly loves.

F CRO            The Stolen One by Suzanne Crowley. After the death of her foster mother, sixteen-year-old Kat goes to London to seek the answers to her parentage, and surprisingly finds herself invited into Queen Elizabeth's court.

F DAY            Lost by Jacqueline Davies. In 1911 New York, sixteen-year-old Essie Rosenfeld must stop taking care of her irrepressible six-year-old sister when she goes to work at the Triangle Waist Company, where she befriends a missing heiress who is in hiding from her family and who seems to understand the feelings of heartache and grief that Essie is trying desperately to escape.

F NES             Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness. As a world-ending war surges to life around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions, questioning all they have ever known as they try to step back from the darkness and find the best way to achieve peace.

F NES             The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Todd, one month away from an important birthday, learns all the tough lessons of adulthood when he is forced to flee after discovering a secret near the town where he lives.

F NES             The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness. Alternate chapters follow teenagers Todd and Viola, who become separated as the Mayor's oppressive new regime takes power in New Prentisstown, a space colony where residents can hear each other's thoughts.

 

F WAY           Funny How Things Change by Melissa Wyatt. Remy, a talented, seventeen-year-old auto mechanic, questions his decision to join his girlfriend when she starts college in Pennsylvania, after a visiting artist helps him realize what his family home in a dying West Virginia mountain town means to him.

 

Reference:

 

REF 912.7 FIR Firefly Atlas of North America: United States, Canada & Mexico. Presents over two hundred color maps of the U.S. Mexico, and Canada and several cities and metropolitan areas, includes a gazetteer and an index of forty thousand place names.

            Specification for the Provision of Visits, Fieldwork, Expeditions, and Adventurous Activities, Outside the United Kingdom.  Round/Square reference material.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For summaries and more information on the books visit our catalog https://sas.follettdestiny.com

 

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