Please enjoy some of the New Books and the Services the Library is offering this month.

What's New This Month!


Whatever happened to the
metric system?: how
America kept its feet

John Bemelmans Marciano

Going clear : Scientology, Hollywood, and the
prison of belief

Lawrence Wright

Rust : the longest war

Jonathan Waldman

So you've been publicly shamed
Jon Ronson

The Internet is not the answer
Andrew Keen

ISIS : the state of terror
Jessica Stern

On immunity : an inoculation

Eula Biss

The drug book : from arsenic to Xanax, 250 milestones in the history of drugs

The book of legendary lands

Umberto Eco

Meet me in Atlantis : my obsessive quest to find the sunken city
Mark Adams

Shrinks : the untold story of psychiatry
Jeffrey A. Lieberman

How the Scots invented the Modern World
Arthur Herman

The interstellar age : inside the forty-year Voyager mission
Jim Bell

Michelangelo : a life in six masterpieces
Miles Unger

Severed : a history of heads lost and heads found
Frances Larson


Deborah Wiles

Lucky Alan : and other stories
Jonathan Lethem

R.J. Palacio

This one summer
Mariko Tamaki

DC : the new frontier
Darwyn Cooke

The Wake
Scott Snyder


How Did That Start: Earth Day

For many people Earth Day is a chance to think about what being mindful of the how the things that they do impacts the Earth as well as giving them a chance to try and lessen their impact on the environment. During this time several organizations and government agencies promote events around Earth Day, including right here Prairie State College, where during the month of April, you can always find a Sustainability Event to attend. But this begs the question … How Did Earth Day Start?

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For more information check out the Library's Subject Guides. If you want you own Subject Guide contact Matt Steele.


Gödel, Escher, Bach : an eternal golden braid
Douglas Hofstadter

Zero : the biography of a dangerous idea
Charles Seife

Professor Stewart's casebook of mathematical mysteries
Ian Stewart

The New York Times book of mathematics : more than 100 years of writing by the numbers

The black swan : the impact
of the highly improbable

Nassim Taleb

The Drunkard's walk : how randomness rules our lives
Leonard Mlodinow

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