New Loan Books

Featured books from the New Books Shelves (April 2005)

The Cornette Library highlights 6-15 newly received books a month. All quotes are from book dust jackets.

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In My Father's House:  Africa in the Philosophy of Culture

Rio Grande Fall
Rudolfo Anaya
New York: Warner Books, 1996
PS3551 .N27 R56 1996

Sonny [Baca] is back in another mystifying - and mystical - adventure... With the newfound force of the coyote spirit coursing through his veins, Sonny sets off, ready to risk his life for the fate of the city - and the survival of one he loves...

Icon: Studies in the History of an Idea

Icon: Studies in the History of an Idea
Moshe Barasch
New York: New York University Press, 1992
BR238 .B36 1992

... a work that extends beyond the immediate concerns of religion, philosophy, aesthetics, history, and art to engage them all.

The Musical Madhouse (Les Grotesques de la musique)

The Musical Madhouse (Les Grotesques de la musique)
Hector Berlioz
New York: Uiversity of Rochester Press, 2003
ML65 .B4513 2003

... short anecdotes, witticisms, open letters, and comments on the absurdities of concert life. ... brings to life this important composer and bon vivant. ... all the puns, jokes, and invective of Berlioz's prose as well as the nuances of his stories.

Mommy Guilt

Mommy Guilt
Julie Bort, Aviva Pflock, & Devra Renner
New York: AMACOM, 2005
HQ759 .B657 2005

Mommy Guilt: a feeling that your family is suffering because you can't do everything. ... ... principles for turning our hectic, stressed, guilt-inducing ways of life into more nurturing, healthful experiences ...

"G" is for Growing

"G" is for Growing
Shalom M. Fisch & Rosemarie T. Truglio
New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001
LC6579 .S47 G58 2001

... the first substantive book on Sesame Street research in more than two decades

Neighborhood and Nation in Tokyo, 1905-1937

Neighborhood and Nation in Tokyo, 1905-1937
Sally Ann Hastings
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995
JS7385 .T63 A73 1995

... argues that the state bureaucracy ... encouraged a more participatory political and cultural environment before 1937 than is generally believed. ... conveys a real sense of how a portion of the city functioned and was organized ...

Ball of Fire

Ball of Fire
Stefan Kanfer
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003
PN2287 .B16 K36 2003

... the first biography to examine the legendary Lucille Ball in all her many dimensions: her personal struggles and the torments that forged a comic genius;

The Smartest Guys in the Room

The Smartest Guys in the Room
Bethany McLean & Peter Elkind
New York: Penguin Group (USA), Inc., 2003
HD9502 .U54 E5763 2003

... a fascinating array of characters, including: Ken Lay, the genial but clueless CEO ... Jeff Skilling, the brooding, mercurial genius ... the biggest business story of our time ... the one book you have to read to understand this amazing business saga.


Katsina: Commodified and Appropriated Images of Hopi Supernaturals
Zena Pearlstone
Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 2001
E99 .H7 C62 2001

... an ambitious examination of some of the most important considerations in contemporary Hopi life, including issues of religious privacy, intellectual copyright, and artisitc freedom.

div, grad, curl and all that

div, grad, curl and all that
H. M. Schey
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005
QA433 .S28 2005

... preserves Schey's clear, informal style and moderately paced exposition as well as avoids unnecessary mathematical rigor. New ... example exercises; Updated notation to bring the text in line with modern usage, [and] Instructor's Solutions Manual .. online

Mechanical Engineerng Design, 7th Ed.

Mechanical Engineering Design, 7th ed.
Joseph E. Shigley, Charles R. Mischke, & Richard G. Budynas
New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004
TJ230 .S5 2004

... the standard in machine design for over 40 years ... updated and modernized for today's engineering students and professional engineers.

Lords of the East

Lords of the East
Jean Sutton
London: Conway Maritime Press, 2000
HE824 .S87 2000

Almost continual warfare, the scandals of the opium trade, and the famous ‘Tea Clipper Races‘ of the nineteenth century, makes the turbulent history of England's John Company fascinating reading

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II
Tad Szulc
New York: Scribner, 1995
BX1378.5 .S98 1995

... definitive and intimate biography of John Paul II - based on unprecedented access to the Pope himself, his friends, colleagues, and collaborators ... offers a new and insightful portrait ... from his birth to [1995], his mysticism and his pragmatism.

Exploring Black Holes

Exploring Black Holes
Edwin F. Taylor & John Archibald Wheeler
San Francisco: Addison Wesley Longman, 2000
QC173.6 .T39 2000

... helps to answer every scientific question about (nonquantum) features of spacetime surrounding a black hole ... trajectories of light and satellites around the black hole as well as around more familiar centers of attraction such as Earth and Sun.

Chaplin:  Genius of the Cinema

Chaplin: Genius of the Cinema
Jeffrey Vance
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2003
PN2287 .C5 V34 2003

... the first global cinema star and one of the greatest comic geniuses the world has ever known. ... chronicles his entire complex life story in 500 photographs - many of them recently discovered and never before published

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