Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New books for a new semester!

Can you believe it's already the second week of classes? How time flies when you're busy! To commemorate the beginning of the semester, we have a great group of new books for your edification and pleasure. Some of our newest gems are listed below.

Hey, it might not be Halloween, but that's no reason to skip The Haunted: A Social History of Ghosts by Owen Davies.

Everyone gets down in the dumps every once in a while. Learn the art of true happiness in Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth by Ed Diener.

This amazing feat of artistic prowess was meant for a tomb. Check out The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army by Jane Portal.

January is new year's resolution time and getting fit is often at the top of one's list. Try The Trails of Virginia: Hiking the Old Dominion by Allen De Hart.

This seems like good advice, don't you think? The PITA Principle: How to Work With and Avoid Becoming a Pain in the Ass by Robert Orndoff.

Nice guys finish last. Not according to Leading with Kindness: How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results by William F. Baker.

Here's something everyone should understand, whether you are a student, faculty or staff member: Understanding and Preventing Campus Violence by Michele Antoinette Paludi.

If you are in Richmond, check out the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and take this book along with you: Selections from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts by Anne B. Barriault.

Learn about the most expensive bottle of wine ever made in The billionaire's vinegar: the mystery of the world's most expensive bottle of wine by Benjamin Wallace.

If you're interested in the history of photography, then this book is for you: Photography--1900 to the Present by Diana Emery Hulick.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. If you want more, our entire new books list can be found here, or search the catalog for additional great reads. See you in the library soon!