30 novembre 2018

From 'These Truths' to 'Heirs of the Founders’

By Joshua Kim. Decisions about the next book we read are filtered through books that have come before. One book leads to another. Tomorrow’s books depend on today’s choices and yesterday’s selections. More...

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29 novembre 2018

‘Decorating a Room of One’s Own’

HomeBy Emma Whitford. The idea for the book was born out of an essay, a “house tour” with Jane Eyre, that Harlan wrote for The Toast, an online humor and feminist writing website. More...

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27 novembre 2018

‘Research Universities and the Public Good’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Author discusses his new book defending research universities in an environment where their value is questioned by politicians and pundits. More...

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26 novembre 2018

‘Making Up Your Own Mind’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Mathematics scholar turned college president discusses his new book on problem solving. More...

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All Along the Border

HomeScott McLemee reviews Threshold: Emergency Responders on the US-Mexico Border by Ieva Jusionyte. More...

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The Book at the End of the World

HomeScott McLemee reviews Timothy Beal's The Book of Revelation: A Biography. More...

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09 novembre 2018

Feature Creep: 500 Books In Your Gadget Bag

Feature Creep: 500 Books In Your Gadget Bag
So why aren't e-book readers taking off? The old stand-by excuses - that they are hard to read, and that people prefer books - are falling away as the technology gets better and people become used to reading electronic content. The sticking point is DRM. Still, the author argues, " If publishers stop wanting DRM, it's the end of popular creative arts. Not as we know them, but period." This wiull eventually be overcome, he argues. More...

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07 novembre 2018

Books in Bags Lead to Back Pain

Al Fanar

Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability globally, some studies say, with an estimated 540 million people suffering from related problems at any one time. Arab students suffer along with others from back pain and overweight backpacks are putting them at risk for this ailment. More...

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02 novembre 2018

'The Mirage Factory' that Is Los Angeles

By Joshua Kim. Reading books about big cities from small college towns. More...

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Watching the NFL While Listening to 'Big Game’

By Joshua Kim. A very funny book about pro football, money, brain damage, and us. More...

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