New Loan Books

Featured books from the New Books Shelves.

The Cornette Library regularly highlights 6-15 newly received books. Descriptions from dust jackets or introductions. See also our complete list of books currently on the "New Books" shelf.

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The Book of Clouds

The Book of Clouds
John A. Day
New York : Silver Lining Books, 2003
QC921.3 .D39 2003

... spectacular portfolio of cloud photographs forms the centerpiece of these glorious pages. A stunning cloud chart, an explanation of how clouds form, hints on forecasting, observing, and photographing clouds, and his "Ten Reasons to Look Up"

The Outrageous Government of the United States

The Outrageous Government of the United States
Brian R. Farmer
Baltimore : PublishAmerica, LLLP, 2004
JK275 .F369 2004

... an overview of the American system of government that is both hilarious and educational ... Who could have thought that American government could be this fun?

Fabergé Eggs

Fabergé Eggs
Darlene Geis, ed.
New York : Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1980
NK7198 .F18 A4 1980 Oversize

... "glittering baubles made for a Czar." As "eggs" they are perhaps the most extravagant expression of a centuries-old tradition; as objects they mark one of the crowning achievements of the art of the goldsmith and the jeweler.

Maxfield Parrish:  Master of Make-Believe

Maxfield Parrish: Master of Make-Believe
Alma M. Gilbert
London : Philip Wilson Publishers, 2005
N6537 .P264 A4 2005

... an artist with an extraordinary talent for using colours, as well as an ability to create fantastical worlds, for children and adults. ... Maxfield Parrish's art is instantly accessible and real.

NASA:  The Complete Illustrated History

NASA: The Complete Illustrated History
Michael Gorn
London : Merrell, 2005
TL789.8 .U5 G67 2005

...first illustrated history of NASA ... tells the exciting story of space exploration ... focusing on the personalities involved as much as the technological advances that have made space exploration possible.

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Mountains Beyond Mountains
Tracy Kidder
New York : Random House, Inc., 2004
R154 .F36 K53 2004

... shows how one person can make a difference in solving global health problems through a clear-eyed understanding of the interaction of politics, wealth, social systems, and disease.

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1999
PS3562 .E353 T6 1999

... It has won the Pulitzer Prize, been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. ... celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the book's publication with this special hardcover edition.

The Inner Experience:  Notes on Contemplation

The Inner Experience: Notes on Contemplation
Thomas Merton
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2004
BV5091 .C7 M47 2004

..."Provides the best road map to Merton's approach to contemplation and, indeed, to contemplation in general. Anyone interested in the centrality of contemplation in Christian living will treasure this text." - America

Animal Origami for the Enthusiast

Animal Origami for the Enthusiast
John Montroll
New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 1985
TT870 .M55 1985

... origami - Japanese paper folding - produces remakable paper creations that exhibit extraordinary realism and delicate beauty. ... Beginning with symbols and basic folds, patterns progress from the simple angelfish to the complex and fascinating lobster.

Gulls of North America, Europe, and Asia

Gulls of North America, Europe, and Asia
Klaus Malling Olsen & Hans Larsson
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2003
QL696 .C46 O58 2003

... the most comprehensive treatment ever published on the gulls ... with a full description of every plumage and racial variation... complemented not only by superb color paintings by Larsson, but also by more than 800 color photographs.

Dosage Calculations:  A Ratio-Proportion Approach

Dosage Calculations: A Ratio-Proportion Approach
Gloria D. Pickar
Clifton Park, NY : Thomson Delmar Learning, 2007
RS57 .P533 2007

... includes a comprehensive math review, full-color drug labels, and critical thinking assessments. Basic and advanced calculations are thoroughly covered, including intravenous and those specific to the pediatric patient.

The Norton Anthology of Modern  and Contemporary Poetry, Vol. 1

The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Vol. 1
Jahan Ramazini, Richard Ellman, & Robert O'Clair, eds.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2003
PS613 .N67 2003 v.1

... renders with fresh eyes and meticulous care the remarkable range of styles, subjects, and voices in English-language poetry. ... from Walt Whitman and Thomas Hardy in the late nineteenth century to Anne Carson and Sherman Alexie in the twenty-first.

Succeeding with Technology

Succeeding with Technology
Ralph M. Stair & Kenneth J. Baldauf
Boston : Thomson Course Technology, 2006
QA76.5 .S695 2006

... looks beyond the PC to focus on how we can use technology in our world, at work and at home, in a wide spectrum of career fields and circumstances.

The Nomads

The Nomads
Ilyas Yesenberlin
Almaty, Kazakstan : The Ilyas Yesenberlin Foundation, 2000
PL65 .K49 E7881513 2000

... English language edition of the historical trilogy, The Nomads ... discover a whole new world of life in the Steppe, which is tragic, but unique

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