Dewey Diva Fall 2010 Picks

Adult List

The Alice Behind Wonderland - Simon WinchesterThe Alice Behind Wonderland by Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester uses the famous photograph of Alice Liddell as the launching pad for an in-depth look at the inspiration behind one of the greatest classics of children's literature.

9780195396195 - $18.95 HC – February 2010 - History




Philosophy Bites – David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton Philosophy Bites by David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton

A collection of bite-sized interviews covering a wide range of topics including time, infinity, evil, friendship, animals, wine and sport.

9780199576326 - $17.95 HC – November 2010 - Philosophy




Hitler's First War - Thomas WeberHitler's First War by Thomas Weber

In Hitler's First War, author Thomas Weber delivers a major revision of our understanding of Hitler's life. Weber paints a portrait of the List Regiment, Hitler's unit during World War I, to re-examine the story of his military service.

9780199233205 - $37.95 HC – November 2010 - History




OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest World – Allan MetcalfOK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest World by Allan Metcalf

OK is one of the most ubiquitous expressions, yet few of us know the history of how it was coined, what it stood for, and the amazing extent of its influence.

9780195377934 - $19.95 HC – December 2010 - Language




Heroes – Scott T. Allison, George R. GoethalsHeroes – by Scott T. Allison, George R. Goethals

The authors shed light on what heroism and villainy mean to most people and why heroes are so vital to our lives.

9780199739745 - $29.95 HC – December 2010 - Psychology




Bible: The Story of the King James Version, 1611-2011 – Gordon CampbellBible: The Story of the King James Version, 1611-2011 by Gordon Campbell

Campbell tells the story of the commissioning of the original King James Bible, the politics and religion of the time, the team of original translators, and the controversies surrounding later revisions.

9780199557592 - $27.95 HC – November 2010 - Religion




Begat – David CrystalBegat by David Crystal

The King James Bible has contributed more to the colour and grace of the English language than almost any other literary source.

9780199585854 - $27.95 HC – October 2010 - Language/Religion




The Darwinian TouristThe Darwinian Tourist by Christopher Wills

Biologist Christopher Wills takes us on a series of exciting adventures that demonstrate how ecology and evolution have interacted to create the world we live in.

9780199584383 - $39.95 HC – December 2010 - Science/Nature




Gay, Straight, and the Reason WhyGay, Straight, and the Reason Why by Simon LeVay

Neuroscientist Simon LeVay summarizes a wealth of scientific evidence that points to one inescapable conclusion: sexual orientation results primarily from an interaction between genes, sex hormones, and the cells of the developing body and brain.

9780199737673 - $29.95 HC – November 2010 - Social Issues




A Guide to the Good LifeA Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine

William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives.

9780195374612 - $21.95 HC – November 2010 - Philosophy




Energy in CanadaEnergy in Canada by Peter R. Sinclair

In this highly readable introductory survey, Peter R. Sinclair examines the history of energy production in Canada and the impending energy "crisis."

9780195433869 - $17.95 HC – September 2010 - Environment




The Oxford Companion to Canadian Military HistoryThe Oxford Companion to Canadian Military History by J.L. Granatstein, Dean F. Oliver

Includes 500 A-Z entries featuring concise biographies, defining historical events, central battles, and lesser known conflicts.

9780195430882 - $70.00 HC – October 2010 - History