Monthly Archives: September 2007

The Library’s Contribution to the Community

  An excellent book on a topic of ongoing interest to me crossed my desk recently. The Library’s Contribution to Your Community : A Resource Manual, 2nd ed., prepared by Southern Ontario Library Service, lays out the case for the … Continue reading

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Survival of the sickest : a medical maverick discovers why we need disease

Survival of the sickest, by Sharon Moelem Although filled with conjectures and hypotheses, this book does provide a fascinating glimpse into the current state of evolutionary biology. I got from this book a real sense that there is a lot … Continue reading

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Glut : mastering information through the ages

 Glut: mastering information through the ages, by Alex Wright   Written by someone with similar credentials (a Masters in Library Science and a B.A. in English Literature), I found this book paralleled somewhat the explorations and efforts I hope to … Continue reading

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The Well-Educated Mind : A guide to the classical education you never had

 The Well-Educated Mind, by Susan Wise Bauer   I particularly like the history books by Susan Wise Bauer, as they are fantastic introductions to broad swaths of history.   My blog functions in some way as a journal or “commonplace … Continue reading

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