Invitation to Summer Reading

Some time ago, former UNB librarian Suzanne Chaney made a donation of several thousand dollars to UNB specifying that the gift be used to acquire books “good for the soul.” We have taken this to mean books that satisfy intellectual curiosity, nurture an inquiring mind, inspire, or simply – if there’s anything simple about that – provide pleasure and amusement. We have tried to select and acquire titles to suit all tastes and interests.

Now that the summer is almost here and we can all look forward to at least a little rest and relaxation, UNB Libraries invite you to pick up some summer reading from amongst these offerings. And if you think you would might like to help us with further acquisitions, please use the purchase request form to make your suggestions. Enjoy!

Abrams, Irwin The Nobel Peace Prize and the Laureates: An Illustrated Bibliographical History, 1901-2001
Aczel, Amir D God’s Equation: Einstein, Relativity & the Expanding Universe
Anton, Ted Bold Science
Barrett, Steven The Health Robbers: A Close Look at Quackery in America
Blackburn, Simon Being Good: a Short Introduction to Ethics
Bodger, Joan The Crack in the Teacup: The Life of an Old Woman Steeped in Stories
Borsook, Paulina Cyberselfish: a Critical Romp Through the Terribly Libertarian Culture of High Tech
Bouzane, Lillian In the Hands of the Living God
Boyle, Leonard E. A Survey of the Vatican Archives and of Its Medieval Holdings
Braz, Albert The False Traitor: Louis Riel in Canadian Culture
Burke, Peter A Social History of Knowledge: From Gutenberg to Diderot
Butler, William S. Secret Messages: Concealment, Codes and Other Types of Ingenious Communication
Callaghan, Barry ed. We Wasn’t Pals: Canadian Poetry and Prose of the First World War
Chandler, Arthur R. The Story of E.H. Shepard: the Man Who Drew Pooh
Changeux, Jean-Pierre What Makes Us Think: A Neuroscientist and a Philosopher Argue About Ethics, Human Nature, and the Brain
Clark, Garth The Artful Teapot
Coates, Jennifer Men Talk: Stories in the Making of Masculinities
Comte-Spanville, Andre A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues
Conrad, Margaret The Joy of Ginger: A Winning Selection of Taste-Tingling Recipes
Cuban, Larry Oversold & Underused:Computers in Classrooms, 1980-2000
Davis, Wade Light at the Edge of the World
DeNora, Tia. Music in Everyday Life.
DePalma, Anthony F Here: a Biography of the New American Continent
Downer, Lesley Women of Pleasure Quarters: The Secret History of the Geisha
Elkins, James Pictures & Tears
Erickson, George True North: Exploring the Great Canadian Wilderness
Eversmann, Pauline The Winterthur Guide to Recognizing Styles
Fara, Patricia Newton: The Making of a Genius
Freeburg, Ernest The Education of Laura Bridgman
Freeman, Michael Things Japanese
Garfield, Simon Mauve: How One Man Invented a Colour That Changed the World
Gilbert, Martin The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust
Gilovich, Thomas How We Know What Isn’t So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life
Gotlieb, Rachel Design in Canada since 1945: Fifty Years from Teakettles to Task Chairs
Graham, Katherine Personal History
Harrison, Julia Being a Tourist: Finding Meaning in Pleasure Travel
Hawking, Stephen The Universe in a Nutshell
Heath, Joseph The Efficient Society: Why Canada Is as Close to a Utopia as It Gets
Hege, John B. The Wankel Rotary Engine
Helliwell, Tanis Take Your Soul to Work
Herman, Arthur How the Scots Invented the Modern World
Hirshler, Erica E A Studio Of Her Own: Women Artists in Boston, 1870-1940
Hockney, David Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters
Impey, Oliver The Origins of Museums: The Cabinets of Curiosities in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Europe
Jackson, Kevin Building the Great Pyramid
Kaplan, Rob (ed) A Passion for Books
Kaplan, Rob (ed) Speaking of Books: The Best Things Ever Said About Books and Book Collecting
Kostelanetz, Richard Three Canadian Geniuses: Glenn Gould, Marshall McLuhan, Northrop Frye
Kurlansky, Mark Salt: a World History
Lambert, Phyllis et al Mies in America
Landrey, Gregory J. The Winterthur Guide to Caring for your Collection
Lanmon, Dwight Evaluating Your Collection
Lewis, R. W. Dante
Lichter, Linda S. The Benevolence of Manners
Madison, Gary Brent Is there a Canadian Philosophy?: Reflections on the Canadian Identity.
Malak, Malak’s Canada
Manning, Samuel F. New England Masts and the Kings Broad Arrow
Martin, Russell Beethoven’s Hair
Mate, Gabor When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress
Maybank, Blake The National Parks and Other Wild Places of Canada
McGee, Robert The Arctic Voyages of Martin Frobisher
McGraths, Alister In the Beginning: the Story of the King James Bible and How It Changed a Nation, a Language and a Culture
Messer, W The Sink: The Last Days of Driving
Middleton, William D. The Bridge at Quebec
Moore, Michael Stupid White Men: and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation
Moron Arroyo, Ciriaco The Humanities in the Age of Technology
Nolen, Stephanie Shakespeare’s Face
Olson, James P. Bathsheba’s Breast: Women, Cancer and History
Ondaajte, Michael The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Film Making
Palmer, Alexandra Couture and Commerce: The Transatlantic Fashion Trade in the 1950s
Paternity, Michael Driving Mr. Albert
Plisetskaya, Maya I, Maya Plisetskaya
Porter, Roy, ed. Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine
Ray, Paul The Cultural Creatives
Roso, Jack Alternative Healthcare: A Comprehensive Guide
Sacks, Oliver Uncle Tungsten
Schouls, Peter A. Descartes and the Possibility of Science
Seife, Charles Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
Singer, Peter Writings on an Ethical Life
Sismon, Adam Boswell’s Presumptuous Task: The Making of the Life of Dr. Johnson
Spencer, Hanna Hanna’s Diary, 1938-1941
Sullivan, Rosemary Labyrinth of Desire: Women, Passion and Romantic Obsession
Titon, Jeff Todd Worlds of Music: an Introduction to the Music of the World’s People
Tougas, Cecile T. Presenting Women Philosophers
Vanier, Jean Made for Happiness: Discovering the Meaning of Life with Aristotle
Waterman, Jonathan Arctic Crossing: a Journey Through the Northwest Passage and Inuit Culture
Weinstein, Miriam Yiddish: a Nation of Words
Willis, Gary Venice: Lion City