Dewey Diva Spring 2012 Picks
Passionate Muse: Exploration of Emotion in Stories by Keith Oatley
A hybrid book that alternates between sections of an original short story and chapters that illuminate the psychology of reading fiction.
Oxford University Press – 9780199767632 - $29.95 HC – – March 2012 – Psychology
Digitized by Peter J. Bentley
Explains how and why computer were invented, how they work, and predicts the future of computers. It also explains how particular key people moved computer technology forward.
Oxford University Press – – 9780199693795 -$29.95 HC – April 2012 – Computer Science
The author charts the origins of competitive athletics in Green during the eight century BC and the emergence of the Olympics as a preeminent cultural event.
Oxford University Press – – 9780199842759 -$27.95 PB – January 2012 – Sports
Shakespeare: Staging the World by Jonathan Bate & Dora Thornton
This co-publication with the British Museum is a visual tour of Shakespeare’s London using colour photos of historical artifacts.
Oxford University Press – 9780199915019 - $39.95 HC – June 2012 – Theatre
Canadian Women & the Struggle for Equality by Lorna R. Marsden
Marsden recounts the people, the debates, and the events that have characterized Canada’s path towards greater equality for women.
Oxford University Press – 9780195430493 - $27.95 HC – June 2012 – Sociology
The Titanic by John Welshman
This fascinating story of 12 survivors of the Titanic – published on the 100th anniversary of its sinking – includes men and women, adults and children, crew and passengers from first, second and third class.
Oxford University Press – 9780199595570 - $34.95 HC – March 2012 – History
Happiness and the Good Life by Mike W. Martin
Takes a philosophical look at morality, love, philanthropy, suffering, simplicity, work and what makes us happy. This book includes lots of examples from literature and film.
Oxford University Press – 9780199845217 - $35.00 HC – March 2012 – Philosophy
Inequality and Instability by James K. Galbraith
Income equality today is great than at any other time since 1929 and the Great Depression, and this is what’s behind the recent international economic instability.
Oxford University Press – 9780199855650 - $29.95 HC – April 2012 – Economics
An Illustrated History of Quebec by Peter Gossage & J.I. Little
From the Iroquois in 1000 BCE to the early European settlers and modern Quebec, this book recounts the history of Quebec in concise and elegant prose.
Oxford University Press – 9780199002351 - $35.00 HC – August 2012 – History
The Astaires: Fred & Adele by Katheleen Riley
Traces the rise of Adele and Fred Astaire from humble mid-western origins and early days as child performers on vaudeville stages to their 1917 debut on Broadway.
Oxford University Press – 9780199738410 - $27.95 HC – March 2012 – Theatre
Problem Gambling in Canada by Lorne Tepperman & Kristy Wanner
Gambling is a huge business in Canada, producing vast revenue for investors, as well as for the government. Yet for thousands of Canadians, it is a costly and consuming addiction.
Oxford University Press – 9780195445282 - $18.95 PB – April 2012
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