Dewey Diva Spring 2010 Picks

Adult List

Dr. McKeown's Cabinet of Roman Curiosities : Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the World's Greatest EmpireA Cabinet of Roman Curiosities: Strange and Surprising Facts from the World's Greatest Empire by J.C. McKeown

Here is a whimsical and captivating collection of odd facts, strange beliefs, outlandish opinions, and other highly amusing trivia of the ancient Romans.

9780195393750 - $21.95 HC – June 2010 - History

 

 

Cleopatra : A Biography Cleopatra: A Biography by Duane W. Roller

This definitive portrait restores the Egyptian Queen to her rightful place as a potent force in the ancient world – one whose policies and influence long survived her and played a determining role in the future course of the Roman Empire.

9780195365535 - $27.95 HC – April 2010 - Biography

 

 

The Plundered PlanetPlundered Planet by Paul Collier

Based on extensive research in social psychology, and packed full of everyday examples, this engaging new book endeavors to show the myriad ways the media influence us, and why we resist believing they do.

9780195395259 - $29.95 HC – June 2010 - Current Events

 

 

Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American RightAngels: A History by David Albert Jones

A broad-ranging survey of angels in philosophy, popular culture, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

9780199582952 - $24.95 HC – April 2010 - Religion

 

 

 

Secret Language: Codes, Tricks, Spies, Thieves, and SymbolsSecret Language: Codes, Tricks, Spies, Thieves, and Symbols – by Barry J. Blake

Anyone who enjoys word games and riddles, who loves finding out the hidden meanings of slang, or who delights in spy novels and real-life tales of espionage, will find this volume an endless source of fascination.

9780199579280 - $27.95 HC – April 2010 - Language

 

 

 

Sense and SociabilitySense and Sociability by Lorne Tepperman

Tepperman examines how people can live together more successfully, whether in a household, a community, or a nation.

9780195439298 - $29.95 HC – May 2010 - Sociology

 

 

 

2030: Technology That Will Change the World2030: Technology That Will Change the World by Rutger Van Santen, Djan Khoe, Bram Vermeer

A fascinating look at the leading edge of modern technology, 2030 brings together the most exciting work of more than two dozen world-renowned experts, addressing problems as varied as infectious disease, financial instability, and climate change.

– 9780195377170 - $35.95 HC – August 2010 - Science

 

 

Deathly Deception: The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat – Denis SmythDeathly Deception: The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat by Denis Smyth

In April 1943 the body of a Royal Marine Major washed ashore on the coast of Spain, part of an incredible plot to mislead the German High Command.

9780199233984 - $34.95 HC – June 2010 – History

 

 

 

Theodor Seuss GeiselTheodor Seuss Geisel by Donald E. Pease

This marvelous biography shows that the seemingly haphazard trajectory of Geisel's life bears a close resemblance to the zigzag plot lines of his children's books.

9780195323023 - $24.95 HC – April 2010 – Biography