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50 Years of Books to Remember: The Whole Shebang: A State of the Universe Report

The Affluent Society
The Affluent Society By Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006 (Book - 1998 ) 330.973 G All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:A criticism of the economic thinking of the time.

Cod
Cod A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World By Kurlansky, Mark (Book - 1998 ) All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Savory account of the once-thriving North Atlantic codfish industry.

Coming of Age in the Milky Way
Coming of Age in the Milky Way By Ferris, Timothy (Book - 1988 ) and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:We follow a fascinating group of real people through time, watching as man tries to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos.

The Double Helix
The Double Helix A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA By Watson, James D., 1928- (Book - 2001 ) 574.8732 W and more… All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1

Annotation:The very human behavior of the scientists who discovered the structure of DNA.

Guns, Germs, and Steel
Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human Societies By Diamond, Jared M. (Book - 2005 ) 303.4 D and more… All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 12

Annotation:Why some societies have prospered while others have not, updated in 2005 with a chapter on Japan.

Memories, Dreams, Reflections
Memories, Dreams, Reflections By Jung, C. G., 1875-1961 (Book - 1989 ) B Jung and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The famed psychoanalyst probes the meaning of his past experiences.

The Mismeasure of Man
The Mismeasure of Man By Gould, Stephen Jay (Book - 1996 )

Annotation:A provocative study of the basic flaws which underlie methods of measuring human intelligence.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek By Dillard, Annie (Book - 1974 ) 500.9755 D Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A year's explorations of the beauty and violence of nature are reported by a sensitive observer.

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The Whole Shebang: A State of the Universe Report: Intriguing investigations of function, form and matter. A representative selection from over 1500 titles on annual lists of Books to Remember from 1956 to 2005. Compiled by Francie Einenkel and Susan Chute, Librarians, The New York Public Library.


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