Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Our new books will entertain, inform and inspire you!

For fun or for finals, all you need is a great book! Here is a random selection of riveting reads from our new books:

What has the world so excited? Higgs: The Invention and Discovery of the ’God Particle’ by Jim Baggott.

What you need and want to know about apps from development to uses to sales, can be found in Bestmobile Apps 2013: Top Developers Share Their Secrets to Success by Jeremy J. Warner.

Did you know that Mark Twain kept his fan mail? Dear Mark Twain: Letters From His Readers edited by R. Kent Rasmussen is both fascinating and hilarious.

Whether you play or not, this may be worth reading: Fun Inc.: Why Gaming Will Dominate the Twenty-First Century by Tom Chatfield.

Get out and enjoy Virginia’s lush flora with this guide: Flora of Virginia by Alan S. Weakley, J. Christopher Ludwig, John F. Townsend, and Bland Crowder, Editor.

If you are wondering how things are supposed to work, here are a few books on the Constitution of the United States:  

The Penguin Guide to The United States Constitution: A Fully Annotated Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Amendments, and Selections From the Federalist Papers by Richard Beeman.  

Decision in Philadelphia: the Constitutional Convention of 1787 by Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier.  

The Constitutional Convention: a Narrative History: From the Notes of James Madison by Edward J. Larson and Michael P. Winship.

The powerful longing for home is explored in Homesickness: An American History by Susan J. Matt.

“Let's talk about sex, baby. Let's talk about you and me. Let's talk about all the good things. And the bad things that may be.” (Salt n Pepa), or read about it in The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution by Faramerz Dabhoiwala.