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New Books for March, 2011

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Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace through Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Greg Mortenson

LC 2330.M66 2010

From the author of Three Cups of Tea, comes this stirring work about one man’s determined effort to build schools in Afganistan and Pakistan. A New York Times bestseller, this book shares the wonderful impact that Greg Mortenson and his Central Asia Institute are making on the educational systems of these two countries. 


Night Sky: A Field Guide to the Constellations

By Jonathan Poppele

QB 63.P73 2009

This pocket size field guide contains all you need to know to spot the constellations of the starry sky. Complete with a picture, name, and description of where and when to look, this book makes star gazing easy and fun. It even comes complete with a mini flashlight, so you can see the book while gazing at the stars.


A Natural History Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

By Donald W. Linzey

QH 105.N8.L56 2008

This in-depth guide on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park provides an extensive amount of information regarding the history, wildlife, and condition of the park. This work is a great resource for those interested in the nearby national park.


Through the Language Glass

By Guy Deutscher

P 140.D475 2010

In this thought provoking work, the author presents the idea that the language with which we speak has a direct impact on the way that we view the world. The author argues that the words that we use and the way in which we arrange them mold our understanding of the world around us.


The Neuroscience of Fair Play

By Donald W. Pfaff

QP 360.P4625 2007

In this somewhat controversial work, the author, a renowned neuroscientist, imparts his understanding of a connection between ethics and brain functioning. Touching on many different emotional aspects, the author explains how our brains affect our ethical and emotional actions.



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