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The first week of August is Simplify your life week

Posted in nonfiction by Ellen Bard on August 2, 2010

Read more about Simplify Your Life Week at:


To Infinity And Beyond

Posted in nonfiction by Ellen Bard on July 20, 2010

David Baker. Scientific American Inventions From Outer Space: Everyday Uses For NASA Technology. (2000)

Piers Bizony. The Man Who Ran The Moon: James E. Webb And The Secret History Of Project Apollo. (2006)

Piers Bizony. How to build your own spaceship : the science of personal space travel (2009)

Chris Gainor. To A Distant Day: The Rocket Pioneers. (2008)

David A Hardy. 50 Years In Space: What We Thought Then – What We Know Now. (2006)

Christopher C. Kraft. Flight: My Life In Mission Control. (2001)

Stephanie Nolen. Promised The Moon: The Untold Story Of The First Women In The Space Race. (2003)

David Owen. Into Outer Space. (2000)

Dave Prochnow. 101 outer space projects for the evil genius  (2007)

Alan B. Shepard. Moon Shot: The Inside Story Of America’s Race To The Moon. (1994)

Giles Sparrow. Spaceflight: The Complete Story From Sputnik To Shuttle And Beyond. (2007)

Apollo 11, July 20, 1969Apollo 11


Posted in children,nonfiction by Ellen Bard on June 7, 2010

The Exxon Valdez’s deadly oil spill by Linda Ward Beech. JUV  363.7382 BEECH  

The Exxon Valdez oil spill Elspeth Leacock. JUV  363.7382 LEACOCK

Out of the channel : the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince W John Keeble. 363.7382 KEEBLE  

In the wake of the Exxon Valdez : the devastating impact of by Art Davidson. 363.7382 DAVIDSON  

Hard aground : the story of the Argo Merchant oil spill Ron Winslow. 974.49 W  CLOSED STACKS

Black tide : the Santa Barbara oil spill and its consequenc by Robert Easton ; with an introduction by Ross Macdonald.  363.7382 EASTON  

Cape wind : money, celebrity, class, politics, and the batt Wendy Williams and Robert Whitcomb. 333.92 WILLIAMS  

The Exxon Valdez by Tom Streissguth. JUV  363.7382 STREISSGUTH  

The story of the seagull and the cat who taught her to fly by Luis Sepúlveda ; translated by Margaret Sayers Pede. JUV  FIC SEPULVEDA  

After the spill : the Exxon Valdez disaster, then and now Sandra Markle.  JUV  363.7382 MARKLE  

Prince William Gloria Rand ; illustrated by Ted Rand. E RAND  

Spill! : the story of the Exxon Valdez Terry Carr. JUV  363.73 C  

Oil spills Jean F. Blashfield and Wallace B. Black. JUV  363.73 BLASHFIELD

Sea otter rescue Roland Smith ; photographs by the author. JUV  639.9 S  

Silent spill : the organization of an industrial crisis Thomas D. Beamish. 363.7382 BEAMISH

Martin Gardener (October 21, 1914 – May 25, 2010)

Posted in fantasy,nonfiction by Ellen Bard on June 2, 2010

Here is a partial list of Martin Gardener titles here at CALS:

When you were a tadpole and I was a fish : and other speculations about this and that / Martin Gardner

The colossal book of short puzzles and problems / Martin Gardner ; edited by Dana Richards

Are universes thicker than blackberries? : discourses on Gödel, magic hexagrams, Little Red Riding Hood, and other mathematical and pseudoscientific topics /

Did Adam and Eve have navels? : discourses on reflexology, numerology, urine therapy, and other dubious subjects / Martin Gardner

Urantia : the great cult mystery / Martin Gardner

Classic brainteasers / Martin Gardner ; illustrated by Jeff Sinclair

The new age : notes of a fringe watcher / Martin Gardner

Mathematical circus : more games, puzzles, paradoxes, & other mathematical entertainments from Scientific American : with thoughts from readers, afterthoughts from the author, and 105 drawings & diagrams / Martin Gardner

Mathematical magic show : more puzzles, games, diversions, illusions & other mathematical sleight-of-mind from Scientific American … / Martin Gardner

The snark puzzle book / with original illustrations from “The hunting of the snark,” by Henry Holiday; illustrations for “Jabberwocky,” by John Tenniel

Codes, ciphers, and secret writing / Martin Gardner

The annotated Snark / the full text of Lewis Carroll’s great nonsense epic, The hunting of the snark and the original illustrations by Henry Holiday ; with an introduction and notes by Martin Gardner

The annotated Alice : Alice’s adventures in Wonderland & Through the looking glass / by Lewis Carroll [pseud.] ; illustrated by John Tenniel ; with an introduction and notes by Martin Gardner

Fads and fallacies in the name of science

New Memoirs

Posted in memoirs & autobiographies,nonfiction by Ellen Bard on June 1, 2010

Publisher and reader interest in the personal memoir continues to grow strong.  Here are a few of the more interesting memoirs that cropped up this Spring:

Whip Smart: A Memoir by Melissa Febos

Lonely: A Memoir by Emily White

Imperfect Endings: A Daughter’s Tale of Life and Death by Zoe Fitzgerald Carter

Dead End Gene Pool: A Memoir by Wendy Burden

Backing into Forward: A Memoir by Jules Feiffer

Eating Pomegranates: A Memoir of Mothers, Daughters, and the BRCA Gene by Sarah Gabriel

One More Theory About Happiness: A Memoir by Paul Guest

Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict by Avis Cardella

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman

Originally from PCLS Readers Advisory Blog

Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan (May 25)

Posted in nonfiction by Ellen Bard on May 25, 2010

Bob Dylan in his white room, 1964.

To celebrate Bob  Dylan’s birth (69 years ago today) here is a list of some of the titles about him that we own.

Listen to: Bob Dylan: A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall

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