Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tempting Titles: New Nonfiction 000 - 299

Here, in Dewey Decimal order as they would be on the shelves, are recent titles new to the collection, highlighted by the librarians who selected them.

000 – Computers, Generalities

Microsoft Windows Vista simplified by Paul McFedries

This updated version of one of the bestselling Visual books of all time…serves as a gentle introduction to Windows Vista that caters to readers whose learning style makes them more comfortable being shown rather than told. (catalog summary)

MySpace unraveled : a parent's guide to teen social networking from the directors of by Larry Magid and Anne Collier.

To help you understand MySpace, the authors step you through how to set up and personalize a MySpace account and how to manage an online social life. Then they look at how young people are changing the Internet and how to guide them as they navigate the social Web. (Back cover)

100 Philosophy, Psychology

Everything I need to know, I learned from a chick flick by Kimberly Potts

In this quick, absorbing tongue-in-cheek reference, Potts draws important life lessons ("family is where the heart is," "living well is the only revenge") from more than 60 Hollywood "chick flicks," a term she uses loosely enough to include Clueless, Coal Miner's Daughter and Carrie. PW Annex Reviews, 2007.

200 Religion

The Dalai Lama: man, monk mystic by Mayank, Chhaya

This… authorized biography by an Indian journalist who did his research homework and had access to the Dalai Lama…provides valuable information about a man whose human character is not nearly as well known as his exotic spiritual image. Publishers Weekly Reviews, November 2006, #2

The Talking Book: African Americans and the Bible by Allen Dwight Callahan

…this informative …volume… examines how the music and literature of black Americans are shot through with biblical images. [The author] also traces the theme of exile through the plays of August Wilson and the novels of James Baldwin, and he considers the central place of the name of Jesus in black folklore, belles lettres, and hip-hop. From W. E. B. Du Bois to Toni Morrison, black writers have invoked Jesus to signify "the suffering of black people." Callahan's investigations will doubtless interest students of African-American religion. PW Annex Reviews
Tomorrow 300-599, the next day 600 – 799, and finally 800 – 999 and Biographies.

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