Have a good holidays! See you next year!
Archive for December, 2011
The holidays are a great time to curl up with a good book and The Leddy Library has the following reads from this year’s New York Times Notable Non-Fiction List while others are on order…
ARGUABLY: Essays. By Christopher Hitchens.
“Hitchens’s esophageal cancer inevitably throws a shadow over this spirited, provocative, prodigiously witty collection.”
THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE: Why Violence Has Declined. By Steven Pinker.
“Are humans essentially good or bad? Has the past century seen moral progress or moral collapse? Pinker addresses these questions and more.”
BLUE NIGHTS. By Joan Didion.
“Mourning the 2005 death of her daughter, Didion presents herself as defenseless against the pain of loss in this elegantly written memoir.”
THE BOY IN THE MOON: A Father’s Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son. By Ian Brown
“The truth Brown learns from his severely disabled child is a rare one: the life that seems to destroy you is the one you long to embrace.”
CATHERINE THE GREAT: Portrait of a Woman. By Robert K. Massie.
“Massie provides a sweeping narrative about the impressive minor German princess who became empress of Russia.”
THE INFORMATION: A History. A Theory. A Flood. By James Gleick.
“Gleick argues that information is more than just the contents of our libraries and Web servers: human consciousness, life on earth, the cosmos — it’s bits all the way down.”
IS THAT A FISH IN YOUR EAR? Translation and the Meaning of Everything. By David Bellos.
“Against the orthodox view that a translation can’t substitute for the original, a scholar argues that the two need not be the same, but only similar.”
KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World. By Lisa Randall.
“A Harvard professor meditates on the nature of science and where physics is headed.”
THE NET DELUSION: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom. By Evgeny Morozov.
“In this challenging and often contrarian book, Morozov explores how the Internet is used to constrict or even abolish political freedom.”
THE QUEST: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. By Daniel Yergin.
“This comprehensive study makes clear that energy policy is not on the right course anywhere.”
THE SWERVE: How the World Became Modern. By Stephen Greenblatt.
“The legacy of the Roman poet Lucretius, and the Renaissance book hunter who saved his great poem from oblivion.”
THINKING, FAST AND SLOW. By Daniel Kahneman.
“Kahneman, a psychologist who won the Nobel in economic science in 2002, presents a lucid and profound vision of flawed human reason in a book full of intellectual surprises and self-help value.”
WHY THE WEST RULES — FOR NOW: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future. By Ian Morris.
“A Stanford historian argues that we face an immediate choice — East-West cooperation or catastrophe.”
Recently the University of Windsor held a reception to celebrate the contribution of staff who have contributed so much to this campus over their years of service.
The Leddy Library was represented by six employees with 40 years of service, one with 30, and two with 20: Maureen Souchuk, Fay Kennedy, Alida DeMarco, Patricia Belanger, Beverly Dalley, John Minos, Johanna Foster and Marjorie Stephens.
Trial access to Slavery and Anti-Slavery, part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition and part II: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World. Consists of collections on the transatlantic slave trade and the global movement for the abolition of slavery from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century.
Trial is NOT available from off-campus. Expires January 2, 2012.
The Leddy Library is now open 24 hours on most days for your studying needs:
Saturday Dec 3rd ~ to ~ Monday Dec 19th
Leddy Library will remain open 24hrs/5days
Sunday 10am through Saturday morning at 2 am
Saturday 10am through till Sunday morning at 2 am
exception: Monday, December 19th, Leddy is closed at 12 midnight
Good luck students! You can do it!