Archive for November, 2006

Disappearing Moon Cafe

November 20, 2006

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Come along on a journey with a Chinese immigrant family in 19th Century Canada. Despite the racism and bouts of intra-family fighting, this group of relatives is determined to make a way for themselves no matter what. From family patriarch on down to the grandchildren of the original settlers, one can learn a lot from the tale of this family as they overcome obstacles to make a better way for themselves.

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The Dream of Reason

November 20, 2006

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Looking for a text that chronicles the history of philosophy? Look no further than Anthony Gottlieb’s The Dream of Reason! From Immanuel Kant to Plato and Aristotle, this book has the historical beginnings of the subject of philosophy covered. Stop by the library today to browse through this extensive text encompassing the greeks all the way to the renaissance!

The Turbulent Decade

November 20, 2006

The Turbulent Decade


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In Sadako Ogata’s account of the first Gulf War, one can learn from the author’s various violent experiences in a country following civil unrest. From unsafe U.N. volunteers (even after the war) in Afghanistan to refugees fleeing for their lives in Rwanda, Ogata makes a strong point regarding the necessity of humanitarian missions in violent countries.

Self-made Man

November 20, 2006

One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back Again

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This addition to TCC’s shelves is a memoir of a woman’s journey while “passing” as a man. You may have seen or heard of the author, Norah Vincent, on TV, now check out the hooplah in her book titled, Self-made Man! You may find it interesting to read how withholding her emotions as a “man” prompted a psychological breakdown in her as a woman.

Welcome!

November 13, 2006

Hello and welcome to Tacoma Community College’s Pearl A. Wanamaker Library Collection Development Blog (better known as the Wanamaker Collection Development Blog)! We, the library staff, created this blog to keep the TCC Community informed of the latest books that are added to our collection. Many faculty, staff, and students do not know what we have available, so we created this tool to help keep everyone “in the loop.” We plan to do many exciting things with this blog, so definitely stay tuned!

 As an example, we plan to break down our entries by collection development sections (economics, political science, etc.) to better assist you, the patron, in finding a particular book that coincides with your academic discipline. We plan to scan the covers of new books so you can not only read about them, but see them too!

Also, please be patient with us as we grow. This is our first step into the world of blogging in order to better bridge the information gap. Welcome and stay tuned!

Sincerely,

Your TCC Library Staff

P.S. Please feel free to ask any questions or give any comments you may have in the comments section below. We want this to be a completely inclusive/responsive blog. We aren’t just here to inform, but to gain even more (collection development) ideas, and answer questions too!