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A Night to Remember
A Night to Remember
Walter Lord has done meticulous research, and put together a massive chronicle of all the important and interesting events leading up to and concerning the sinking of the Titanic. A fascinating book that was written like a story, and hard to put down. more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Walter Lord
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Recommendations: 1040
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Big History and the Future of Humanity
Big History and the Future of Humanity
Craig Benjamin, associate professor of history, said this little book by one of the worlds finest big historians offers a breathtaking overview of the history of the cosmos, Earth, and humanity in just 250 pages. "By placing human history in the context of the great sweep of cosmic history, Spier is able to show us where we have come from, where we are now, and what the future might hold for humans, our planet and the universe," Benjamin said. more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Fred Spier
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Recommendations: 1034
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Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide
Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide
Kim Roberts, associate professor of film and video, enjoys the way Jenkins provides examples of how consumers of media are leaving behind their passive ways and opting to engage and participate in the story worlds being created through a variety of media. "He touches on several facets of how communities are built around these worlds and what it means to grassroots activism, media literacy, corporate branding, politics and popular culture," she said. more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Henry Jenkins
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Recommendations: 778
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Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us
Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us
Robert P. Smart, professor of chemistry and executive director of the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence, enjoys reading nonfiction books. Pink's new big idea book is billed as a paradigm: changing examination of what truly motivates us and how to harness that knowledge to find greater satisfaction in our lives and our work. more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Daniel H. Pink
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Recommendations: 1222
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Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
This is a recent favorite of Bart Bartels, project manager for the Sustainable Community Development Initiative. Bartels said the straightforward factual way McKibben presents the urgency to address climate change may be, for some, an unexpected angle. McKibben writes that the current focus on future generations actually detracts from the reality that the planet has already been changed (hence the different spelling of Earth). more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Bill McKibben
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Recommendations: 1224
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