We don’t *just* buy new books like “Caring economics : conversations on altruism and compassion, between scientists, economists, and the Dalai Lama, we also purchase less “serious” materials like “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” on DVD.(An instructor on our campus was actually using clips from Holy Grail in a class recently, so it made sense for the library to have a copy of the full movie.)
Here are just a few of the other titles we’ve added lately:
Yoga: Mastering the Basics by Sandra Anderson and Rolf Sovik. Himalayan Institute Press, 2000. This title won the Independent Book Publishing award for “most life-changing” book back in 2001. It has 25 reviews on Amazon with an average of 5 stars. One Amazon reviewer praised the book for its step-by-step instructions and clear photos of the poses. BTW, did you know that yoga classes are offered every Wednesday night on the Hamilton campus? See the list of health & wellness classes offered on the regional campuses.
Hannibal: a Hellenistic Life, by archaeologist, lecturer and travel guide Eve McDonald (Yale University Press, 2015). We often purchase historical biographies like this for history students’ assignments. Hailing from Carthage (what is now north Africa) Hannibal led fighting elephants into battle and could have taken Rome, forever changing the course of history. According to reviewer Thomas Martin on the History Book club website, author McDonald covers Hannibal’s military exploits and also surveys his legend over the centuries in a readable style.
Called an “indefatigable guide to the natural world” in Women’s Book Review, American poet Mary Oliver has won both a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. We have just added “New and Selected Poems, Volume 2” to our collection. Oliver is an Ohio native but now lives in Florida. Here is one of her poems, “Black River” courtesy of the Poetry Foundation.