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On Display at Clarkston: Display -- May 2010

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

Display -- May 2010

Featured Web Sites

Flanagan, Mark.
10 Important Contemporary and Late-20th-Century Authors
Thoughtco.com
https://www.thoughtco.com/important-contemporary-authors-852801

A list of ten famous, Twentieth Century authors, whose works readers should know better.
Eileen H. Kramer

AllReaders.com
http://www.allreaders.com/

There are a zillion book review sites out there, but ours is different! For starters, we classify books based on plot, setting, character, and writing style. Therefore, if you know what kind of book you like, you can find other authors who write similar kind of stories.
Source: http://www.allreaders.com

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
http://www.afpls.org/

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System serves as a cultural and intellectual center that enriches the community and empowers all residents with essential tools for lifelong learning.
Source: http://www.afpls.org

Cobb County Public Library System
Cobb County Public Library System
http://www.cobbcat.org/

The Cobb County Public Library System is a place… Where we welcome and encourage all people in their enjoyment of reading and their pursuit for lifelong learning. Where we are committed to being a vital resource center by providing equal access to information, materials, and services to enrich people’s lives. Where people can dream, dare, and discover.
Source: http://www.cobbcat.org/
AboutUs.html

The Atlanta Journal and Constitution
The Decatur Book Festival
http://www.decaturbookfestival.com

The Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country — but that's not all we do! All year long, the organization behind the festival promotes literacy and an interest in books in and around the Atlanta area.
Source: http://www.decaturbookfestival.com

DeKalb County Public Library System
DeKalb County Public Library System
http://www.dekalblibrary.org/

DeKalb County Public Library is a place to grow. The library enlightens and enriches the people of DeKalb County by providing responsive, dynamic services that meet the changing informational needs of a diverse population.
Source: http://www.dekalblibrary.org/mission-vision.html

Georgia Center for the Book at DeKalb County Public Library
Georgia Center for the Book
http://www.georgiacenterforthebook.org/

The Center, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2008, was chartered in early 1998 with the DeKalb County Public Library serving as its host and sponsor. The Center’s mission is the support of libraries, literary programs and literature, particularly Georgia’s rich literary heritage.
Source: http://www.georgiacenterforthebook.org/

Glawe, Amelia
Reading for Enjoyment
http://research.library.gsu.edu/reading

Did you know Georgia Perimeter College (now Perimeter College at Georgia State University) has a section of the library devoted to Popular Books? Here you can find an array of books for pleasure reading. We have many bestsellers and new books in this section!
Source: Amelia Glawe

Gwinnett County Public Library
Gwinnett County Public Library
http://www.gwinnettpl.org/

Gwinnett County Public Library provides resources and services that inform, inspire, enrich and amaze--as we promote community and personal growth.
Source: http://www.gwinnettpl.org/
AboutYourLibrary/

Kennedy, Lynne M.
The Reader's Advisor
http://sachem.suffolk.lib.ny.us/
advisor/advisor.htm

Lists reading suggestions by genre. Features new titles and categories, and links to Google Books and authors' pages.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Atlanta Skyline from Piedmont Park

Image courtesy of Kyi, Tanya Lloyd. Atlanta.

Library Thing
http://www.librarything.com/

LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth.
Source: http://www.librarything.com/
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The Lit Center
Margaret Mitchell House
http://www.margaretmitchellhouse.com/

Operated by the Atlanta History Center, the Margaret Mitchell House features guided tours of the apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With the Wind, a Gone With the Wind movie exhibition, an exhibition showcasing the life and times of one of America’s most famous authors, and the Margaret Mitchell gift shop. Throughout the year, enjoy a variety of programs presented by the Literary Center at the Margaret Mitchell House
Source: http://www.margaretmitchellhouse.com/

Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System
Reader's Robot: Reviews that Reveal and Appeal
http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/
rr.html

A reader's advisory site that lists books by genre along with finding information and reviews.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Thoughtplay Ltd.
What Should I Read Next?
http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/

Enter a book you like and the site will analyse (sic) our database of real readers' favorite books (nearly 70,000 different titles so far, and more than amillion reader recommendations) to suggest what you could read next.
Source: http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/

The Complete 3 Panel Display
The Display Cart
The Left Display Panel
The Center Display Panel
The Right Display Panel
The Display Case

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Dragonheart
Wheelchair Warrior
The Siege
Catching Life by the Throat
Raising Steaks
Digging: The Afro-American Soul of Classical Music
Sex, Death, and Oysters
Some Like it Hot
Frida Kahlo Still Lifes
The Locust and the Bird
Lichens of North America
The Least Worst Place
Leaving India
The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper
Where am I Wearing?
The Art of Raising a Puppy
Frommer's Atlanta
The Fox theater at night

Image of Fox Theater courtesy of Kyi, Tanya Lloyd, Atlanta.

Afoot and Afield in Atlanta
60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Atlanta

Summer Escapes May 2010

Photo in logo courtesy of Sobel and Klonsky, Atlanta.

Whether you want to learn, inspire, entertain yourself, or see what Atlanta has to offer, the Summer Escapes Display offers the best in leisure reading, new books, and information on seeing Atlanta with fresh eyes.

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Books and Media

Fiction and Literature

Blade Runner. Screenplay by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples. Prod. Michael Deeley. Dir. Ridley Scott. Warner Brothers Home Video, 2007.
Call Number: DVD PN1997 .B5488 2007

In the future, replicants are synthetically produced humans with a limited life span. A group of renegade replicants intent on discovering a way to lengthen their lives are being tracked by the police.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Dai, Sije.
Once on a Moonless Night. New York: Knopf, 2009.
Call Number: PQ2664.A437 P3713 2009

Presents the story of the search for an ancient silk scroll inscribed with a lost Buddhist sutra, and one woman’s search for her lost love.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Grisham, John.
The Summons. New York: Doubleday, 2002.
Call Number: PS3557.R5355 S86 2002

Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Hanan, Shaykh.
The Locust and the Bird: My Mother's Story. New York: Pantheon Books, 2009.
Call Number: PJ7862.H356 Z8713 2009

In a masterly act of literary transformation, celebrated novelist Hanan al-Shaykh re-creates the dramatic life of her mother, Kamila, in Kamila’s own voice.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Hart, Josephine Ed.
Catching Life by the Throat: How to Read Poetry and Why: Poems from Eight Great Poets. New York: Norton, 2008.
Call Number: PR1221 .C34 2008

This one-of-a-kind anthology, including an audio CD, brings eight great English-language poets to life. Catching Life by the Throat unites the sound, sense, and sensibility that lie at the heart of great poetry.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Blade Runner the Final Cut

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Kadare, Ismail.
The Siege. New York: Canongate, 2008.
Call Number: PG9621.K3 K413 2008

The story of the siege of a Christian citadel in the Albanian mountains by the Ottoman Army in the 15th century.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

McCaffrey, Todd.
Dragonheart. Ballantine Books, 2008.
Call Number: PS3563.C33383 D73 2008

The dragons of Pern are dying...and the only person who can save them has been dead for over 400 Turns (sic).
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Moran, Michelle.
Nefertiti: A Novel. New York: Crown, 2007.
Call Number: PS3613.O682 N45 2007

Raised far from the Egyptian court with her sister, Mutnodjmet, the beautiful and ambitious Nefertiti becomes the wife of the radical new pharaoh, Amunhotep, encouraging his plans to overturn Egypt’s state religion and making powerful enemies in the process.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Neufeld, Josh.
A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge. New York: Pantheon Books, 2009.
Call Number: PN6747.N48 A64 2009

Uses graphic novel format to depict the events of Hurricane Katrina though six true stories of New Orleanians who survived the storm, including Denise, who experienced the chaos of the Superdome, and a doctor whose French Quarter home was unscathed.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Sapphire.
Push: A Novel. New York: Vintage Contemporaries, 2009.
Call Number: PS3569.A63 P87 2009

A self-portrait of a black teenage girl, big, fat, unloved, with a father who rapes her and a jealous mother who screams abuse. For Precious, as she is called, hope appears when a courageous teacher, a young black woman, bullies, cajoles and inspires her to learn to read. By the author of American Dreams.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Setiawan, Erick.
Of Bees and Mist. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009.
Call Number: PS3619.E84 O4 2009

Of Bees and Mist is a beautifully crafted adult fairytale of love, loss, and loyalty that is at once witty, magical, and moving. This is a stunningly accomplished first novel.
Source: http://www.ofbeesandmist.com/

Some Like it Hot. Screenplay by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond. Dir. Billy Wilder. MGM Home Entertainment, 2006. DVD.
Call Number: DVD PN1997 .S624 2006

On the run musicians disguise themselves as women and join a singer in an all-female jazz band in order to escape the mob.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Toibin, Colm.
Brooklyn: A Novel. New York: Scribner, 2009.
Call Number: PR6070.O455 B76 2009

When an Irish priest from Brooklyn sponsors Eilis in America -- to live and work in a Brooklyn neighborhood "just like Ireland" -- she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind.
Source: http://www.loc.gov

Wright, Alexis.
Carpentaria: A Novel New York: Atria Books, 2009.
Call Number: PR9619.3.W67 C37 2009

The novel’s portrait of life in the precariously settled coastal town of Desperance centres (sic) on the powerful Phantom family, leader of the Westend Pricklebush people, and its battles with old Joseph Midnight’s renegade Eastend mob on the one hand, and the white officials of Uptown and the neighbouring(sic) Gurfurrit mine on the other.
Source: http://www.giramondopublishing.
com/carpentaria

Carpentaria

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Memoir (Biography)

Buckholtz, Alison.
Standing by: The Making of an American Military Family in a Time of War. New York: Penguin, 2009.
Call Number: V736 .B835 2009

Standing By is Buckholtz's candid and moving account of her family's experiences during her husband's seven-month deployment on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.
Source: http://www.loc.gov

Clarke, Stephen.
A Year in the Merde. New York: Bloomsbury, 2004.
Call Number: PR6103.L3748 Y43 2004

Recounts the life and times of a young British man brought to Paris by a French company to open a chain of British tea rooms, detailing his dealings with lazy French employees, a scheming boss, lusty girlfriends, and French culture.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Deng, Ayuel Leek, Beny Ngor Chol, Barbara Youree.
Courageous Journey: Walking the Lost Boys' Path from the Sudan to America. Far Hills, NJ: New Horizon Press, 2008.
Call Number: : HV640.5.S9 D46 2008

This narrative non-fiction book is set in the context of the civil war in Sudan, which ended in 2005. Ayuel and Beny tell their own experiences fleeing their burned villages and making their exodus along with thousands of other displaced children who had lost their families.
Source: http://sudanfaces.wordpress.com

Eteraz, Ali.
Children of Dust: A Memoir of Pakistan. New York: HarperOne, 2009.
Call Number: BP80.E85 C45 2009

From Eteraz’s schooling in a madrassa in Pakistan to his teenage years as a Muslim American in the Bible Belt, and back to Pakistan to find a pious Muslim wife, this saga captures the heart of our universal quest for identity.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Hajratwala, Minal.
Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2009.
Call Number: E184.G84 H35 2009

Interweaving history and memoir, the author traces her family’s century-long migration across five continents and five countries in a journey that parallels the Indian diaspora.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Juette, Melvin and Ronald J. Berger.
Wheelchair Warrior: Gangs, Disability, and Basketball. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2008.
Call Number: HV3013.J84 A3 2008

Juette’s story follows his evolution from boy to man, from gang member to wheelchair athlete, and it’s a story of determination and inspiration that will touch everyone who reads it.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Marchetto, Marisa Acocella.
Cancer Vixen: A True Story. New York: Knopf, 2006.
Call Number: PN6727.A27 C36 2006

A New York City cartoonist recounts her eleven-month bout with breast cancer, from initial diagnosis to cure, chronicling her high-powered Manhattan lifestyle, the romance between the ultimate bachelorette and her surprising Prince Charming, and her fierce battle against disease.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Gardens & Glass

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Obama, Barack.
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. New York: Crown, 2007.
Call Number: E185.97.O23 A3 2007

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Tweit, Susan J.
Walking Nature Home: A Life's Journey. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2009.
Call Number: RC924.5.M58 T94 2009

Walking Nature Home by Susan J. Tweit offers the reader a constellation of healing stories. Replete with Tweit's powerful articulations of the human heart and overlaid with the stories of the natural world in all its wonder, this book joins the ranks of the great testimonies of our time.
Source: http://www.utexas.edu/
utpress/

Just Like Us

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Nonfiction

Baraka, Imanu Amiri.
Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2009.
Call Number: ML3556 .B1612 2009

As a commentator on American music, and African American music in particular, Baraka occupies a unique niche. His intelligence, critical sense, passion, strong political stances, involvement with musicians and in the musical world, as well as in his community, give his work a quality unlike any other. As a reviewer and as someone inside the movement, he writes powerfully about music as few others can or do.
Source: http://www.ucpress.edu

Bloom Harold Ed.
Alex Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X. New York: Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2008.
Call Number: BP223.Z8 L5792 2008

An overview of the work features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Brodo, Irwin M., Sylvia Duran Sharnoff, and Stephen Sharnoff.
. Lichens of North America. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001.
Call Number: QK586.5 .B76 2001

This remarkable compendium, the first (and perhaps last) of its kind, gathers current knowledge on the North American continent's store of lichens--those hard-to-classify, symbiotic composites of fungi and other organisms such as algae and cyanobacteria.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Carson, Rachel.
Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002.
Call Number: QH545.P4 C38 2002

First published by Houghton Mifflin in 1962, Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water.
Source: http://www.loc.gov

Chihuly, Dale.
Gardens & Glass. Seattle, WA: Portland Press, 2002.
Call Number: NK5198.C43 A4 2002

In this beautifully illustrated book, you will see Chihuly's extraordinary installations at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. He has taken glass well beyond the traditional display case, out into nature itself. The brilliance of colour (sic) and form of the glass, and the plants it is set among, creates a new reality within the conservatory.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Frost, Robert.
The Collected Prose of Robert Frost. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007.
Call Number: PS3511.R94 A6 2007

A major contribution to the field, The Collected Prose of Robert Frost is a first-rate work of editorial scholarship, that gains from the editor's comprehensive and intimate familiarity with Frost's life and work, as well as with the vast secondary literature on both.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Fussell, Betty Harper.
Raising Steaks: The Life and Times of American Beef. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2008.
Call Number: SF196.U6 F87 2008

Provides a look at the history of the beef industry in the United States, including the land wars between the British and Spanish ranchers, the cowboys who roamed their prairies, and the industrial processing machines of the modern day.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Gioia, Ted.
Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters who Revolutionized American Music. New York: Norton, 2008.
Call Number: ML3521 .G56 2008

Gioia (The History of Jazz) succeeds admirably in the daunting task of crafting a comprehensive history of the art form known as the blues, depicting the life story of the music from its cradle in the Mississippi Delta all the way to its worldwide influence on contemporary sounds.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Golden Book of Chocolate. Hauppauge, NY: Barrons Educational Series, 2008.
Call Number: TX767.C5 G624 2008

This book might easily be the most lavish, the most complete, and most beautiful book ever published on the subject of that most sensuous of all foods—chocolate. Filled with history, anecdotes, and recipes, and featuring hundreds of lavish full-color photos, The Golden Book of Chocolate is literally a chocolate lover’s dream come true.
Source: http://www.loc.gov

Greenberg, Karen.
The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Call Number: HV6432 .G7345 2009

Greenberg, a leading expert on the Bush Administration’s policies on terrorism, tells the story of the first one hundred days of Guantanamo through a group of career officers who tried--and ultimately failed--to stymie the Pentagon’s desire to implement harsh new policies and bypass the Geneva Conventions.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Grimberg, Solomon.
Frida Kahlo: The Still Lifes. London: Merrell, 2008.
Call Number: ND259.K33 G75 2008

In this groundbreaking study, noted Kahlo scholar Salomon Grimberg explores in detail and interprets all of the artist’s still lifes, including some that have come to light only recently. Offering provocative new perspectives on Kahlo’s creative process, and revealing how the still lifes reflected her internal reality and complement her self-portraits, this book represents an indispensable contribution to the literature on an enduringly popular artist.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Heron, Katrina Ed.
Slow Food Nation's Come to the Table: The Slow Food Way of Living. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2008.
Call Number: TX741 .S59 2008

Celebrated chef and food activist Alice Waters introduces a remarkable group of resilient fresh-food artisans who are committed to keeping our food supply delicious, diverse, and safe--for humans and the planet.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Johns, Chris and Peter Godwin.
Wild at Heart: Man and Beast in Southern Africa. Washington: National Geographic Insight, 2002.
Call Number: QL337.S66 J64 2002

In evocative photographs and accompanying anecdotal text, Wild at Heart criscrosses southern Africa—from the Kalahari Desert and Drakensburg Mountains to the Skeleton coast and Zambesi River—to reveal its diverse populations and wildlife and highlight their often unacknowledged interdependence.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Wild at Heart

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Kasper, Lynne Rossetto and Sally Swift.
The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper: Recipes, Stories, and Opinions from Public Radio's Award-Winning Food Show. New York: Clarkson Potter, 2008.
Call Number: TX738 .K38 2008

Just when you thought the last thing the world needed was another book on weeknight cooking, along comes an entirely fresh take on the subject. As they do on their weekly show, host Lynne Rossetto Kasper and producer Sally Swift approach their topic with attitude and originality, making The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Supper one of the most engaging cookbooks of this or any other year.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

New Skete Monks.
The Art of Raising a Puppy. Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1991.
Call Number: SF426 .M65 1991

The book observes a litter of monastery puppies from birth to 12 weeks. Tender photographs and dialogue reflect these precious first few weeks of life. Even at this time, the human-canine link is vital; the monks stress the importance of gentle touch to help forge this connection.
Source: http://www.amazonc.com

O'Malley, Therese and R.W. Meyers Eds.
The Art of Natural History: Illustrated Treatises and Botanical Paintings, 1400-1850. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 2008.
Call Number: QH46.5 .A78 2008

Presenting images found throughout Europe in works on natural history, medicine, botany, horticulture, and garden design, and studies of insects, birds, and animals, the contributors emphasize their artistic as well as scientific values.
Source: http://yalepress.yale.edu

Satter, Beryl.
Family Properties: Race Real Estate, and the Exploitation of Black Urban America New York: Metropolitan Books, 2009.
Call Number: : HD7288.76.U52 C434 2009

A monumental work of history, this tale of racism and real estate, politics and finance, will forever change our understanding of the forces that transformed urban America.
Source: http://www.loc.gov

Schaffer, Michael.
One Nation Under Dog: Adventures in the New World of Prozac-popping Puppies, Dog-park Politics, and Organic Pet Food. New York: Henry Holt, 2009.
Call Number: SF426.2 .S313 2009

One Nation Under Dog is about America’s pet obsession—the explosion, over the past generation, of an industry full of pet masseuses, professional dog-walkers, organic kibble, leash-law militants, luxury pet spas, veterinary grief counselors, upscale dog shampoos, and the like: a booming economy that is evidence of tremendous and rapid change in the status of America’s pets.
Source: http://www.loc.gov

Stolley, Richard B. and Tony Chiu Eds.
Life: Our Century in Pictures. New York: Bulfinch Press, 1999.
Call Number: D426 .L54 1999

Drawing from Life magazine and the greatest photo archives of our time, this book chronicles our century by way of an unparalleled collection of photographs.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Thorpe, Helen.
Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America. New York: Scribner, 2009.
Call Number: F784.D49 M58 2009

Just Like Us offers a powerful account of four young Mexican women coming of age in Denver--two of whom have legal documentation, two of whom who don’t--and the challenges they face as they attempt to pursue the American dream
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Timmerman, Kelsey.
Where am I Wearing?: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make our Clothes. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2009.
Call Number: HD9940.A2 T56 2009

Journalist Timmerman travels the globe in search of the factories that manufactured his clothing. Tracking a T-shirt, underwear, jeans, and flip-flops leads him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia and China.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Waal, F.B.M. de.
The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society. New York: Harmony Books, 2009.
Call Number: BF575.E55 W3 2009

Pioneer in primate studies, Frans de Waal sees our better side in chimps, especially our capacity for empathy. In his research, Dr. de Waal has gathered ample evidence that our ability to identify with another's distress -- a catalyst for compassion and charity -- has deep roots in the origin of our species. It is a view independently reinforced by recent biomedical studies showing that our brains are built to feel another's pain.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Walsh, Robb.
Sex Death & Oysters: A Half-Shell Lover's World Tour. Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2009.
Call Number: TX754.O98 W35 2009

Walsh’s through-the-looking-glass adventure takes him from oyster reefs to oyster bars and from corporate boardrooms to hotel bedrooms in a quest for the truth about the world’s most profitable aphrodisiac.
Source: http://www.robbwalsh.com

Atlanta Then and Now

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Atlanta

Davis Render S. and Helen Davis.
. Atlanta Walks: A Comprehensive Guide to Walking, Running, and Bicycling the Area's Scenic and Historic Locales. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Pub., 2003.
Call Number: F294.A83 D36 2003

Authors and walkers Ren and Helen Davis have divided the metropolitan area and surrounding counties into a variety of walks that reveal the history, architecture, and great beauty this city has to offer.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Frommer's Atlanta. New York: Macmillan USA, 1997.
Call Number: F294.A83 F76

The culture of this diverse New South metropolis reveals itself at the High Museum of Art, the bohemian shops of Little Five Points and the international dining scene found along Buford Highway. Don't worry, there are still plenty of places to eat grits and buy a souvenir copy of Gone With the Wind in Atlanta.
Source: http://www.frommers.com/
destinations/atlanta/

Golden Randy and Pam Golden.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles, Atlanta: Including Marietta, Lawrenceville, and Peachtree City. Birmingham, AL: Menasha Ridge Press, 2005.
Call Number: GV199.42.G462 A855 2005

From ambles along Starr's Mill south of town in Fayette County to scenic paths along the Amicalola River north of town, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Atlanta guides hikers to the best trails in the area. Complete with directions, maps, and a wealth of historical detail, the guide beckons hikers of all ages and fitness levels into the outdoors.
Source: http://www.loc.gov

Hawley, Scott W. and Kevin L. Crow.
Museums of Atlanta: A Guide for Residents and Visitors. Yardley, PA: Westholme, 2006.
Call Number: F294.A83 H285 2006

Whether you're looking for great places to entertain relatives, children, or friends, or on a brief business trip or stop over, this handy resource will allow you to make the most of your time in one of America’s great cities.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Insider's Guide to Atlanta. Manteo, NC: Insiders Pub. Inc., 1998.
Call Number: F294.A83 I57

In detailed chapters like International Atlanta, The Arts, and Festivals and Events, this guide proves that Atlanta is, in fact, the cultural capital of the South.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Chiluly sculptures at the Atlanta Bontanical Garden

Image courtesy of Kyi, Tanya Lloyd. Atlanta.

Kyi, Tanya Lloyd.
Atlanta North Vancouver, BC: Whitecap Books, 2002.
Call Number: F294.A843 K94 2002

This book captures what makes Atlanta so special -- a rich blend of modern cosmopolitan city and old southern charm.
Source: http://www.holisticpage.com.au

Miles, Jim.
Weird Georgia: Your Travel Guide to Georgia's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets. New York: Sterling Pub., 2006.
Call Number: BF2050 .M56 2006

So turn the pages and check out Atlanta's own White House; look for the mutant turtle of Berkeley Lake; stroll by the Tomb of the Unknown Shopper; gaze at Georgia's very own Statue of Liberty; Remember Elvis: warts, toenail, and all; hunt down, if you're feeling energetic, the Beast of Pond Road; watch your car roll UP Booger Hill; terrify yourself at abandoned Hawkinsville Hospital; have a chat with the Moon-eyed people; hear the cries for help in Ebenezer's Swamp, and take care not to fall into the Devil's Hopper near Quitman.
Source: http://www.bn.com

Rose, Michael.
Atlanta Then & Now. San Diego, CA: Thunder Bay Press, 2001.
Call Number: F294.A843 R67 2001

The South's leading city has changed greatly over the past 100 years, and this collection features archival photos and modern-day shots of each location, from Five Points to the State Capitol to Peachtree Street. 140 photos. 70 in color.
Source: http://www.powells.com

Sobel Jane and Arthur J. Klonsky.
Atlanta. Toronto, ON: Skyline Press, 1985.
Call Number: F294.A843 S63 1985

A popular stop for tourists and conventioneers from around the nation and from all parts of the world, Atlanta plays host to millions of visitors a year and yet the gleaming towers of our world-famous luxury hotels stand within walking distance of the birthplace and tomb of Martin Luther King, Jr, and the reflective calm of the Martin Luther King, Junior Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
Source: Jackson, Maynard H. "Introduction." Atlanta. Jane Sobel and Arthur J. Klonsky. Toronto, CA: Skyline Press, 1985. Print.

Woolf, Marcus.
Afoot & Afield. Atlanta: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide. Berkeley, CA: Wilderness Press, 2009.
Call Number: GV199.42.G462 A87 2009

From Native American settlements to Civil War battlefields, from lush riverbanks to wild and remote wilderness, experienced outdoor author and Southerner Marcus Woolf presents a comprehensive collection of 105 boot-tested hikes.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

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