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000-099 General Knowledge


006.3

MacCormick, John

Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers

232 pp., 6" x 9", 5 halftones, 98 line illustrations, 1 table, includes bibliographical references and index, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2012

Princeton University Press

"In Nine Algorithms that Changed the Future, John MacCormick illustrates the magical mix of tricks, genius, and raw number-crunching power that computers use to solve the everyday problems behind activities like web searches and secure online banking. This book stands out for presenting complicated algorithms in a way that is accessible to a wide variety of readers."—Andrew M. C. Dawes, Books & Culture. "[This is an] extraordinary achievement in the daunting task of presenting computer science for a popular audience."—Ernest Davis, Popular (Computer) Science. "This excellent survey is an outstanding achievement and would make an excellent library acquisition."—Art Gittleman, MAA Reviews

LC 2011008867, ISBN 9780691147147 (c.)

AASL: O, G, S/HS


027.077

Wadsworth, Sarah and Wayne A. Wiegand

Right Here I See My Own Books: The Woman's Building Library at the World's Columbian Exposition

288 pp., 6" x 9", $80.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

January 2012

University of Massachusetts Press

Among the attractions at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition was the Woman's Building, filled with products of women's labor—including 8,000 volumes of writing by women. This book examines the progress, content, and significance of this historic first effort to assemble a comprehensive library of women's texts. By weaving together the behind-the-scenes story of the library's formation and the stories between the covers of books on display, the authors situate the Library within the historical context of the 1890s. Interdisciplinary in approach, this book demonstrates how the landmark collection helped consolidate and institutionalize women's writing in conjunction with the burgeoning women's movement and the professionalization of librarianship in late nineteenth-century America.

LC 2011044229, ISBN 9781558499270 (c.), ISBN 9781558499287 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


070.922

Hess, Stephen

Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters, 1978-2012

216 pp., 6" x 9", index, notes, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2012

Brookings Institution Press

In 1981, Brookings published The Washington Reporters, the first entry in Stephen Hess's Newswork series. The group included a number of eminent journalists, including television reporters such as Ted Koppel, Brit Hume, Marvin Kalb, and Judy Woodruff. Whatever happened to...? To answer this question, Hess and his team tracked down 90% of the original group. How many stayed in journalism? Did they rise in their organizations? Change jobs? Move from reporter to editor? Did they jump from one medium to another? Did they remain in Washington? How many left journalism altogether?

LC 2012023187, ISBN 9780815723868 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

CODES/RUSA: S


071.3

Daly, Christopher B.

Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism

544 pp., 7" x 10", 73 illustrations, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2012

University of Massachusetts Press

Drawing on original research and synthesizing the latest scholarship, Daly traces the evolution of journalism in America from the early 1700s to the "digital revolution" of today. Analyzing the news business as a business, he identifies five major periods of journalism history, each marked by a different response to the recurrent conflicts that arise when a vital cultural institution is housed in a major private industry. Throughout his narrative history Daly captures the ethos of journalism with engaging anecdotes, biographical portraits of key figures, and illuminating accounts of the coverage of major news events as well as the mundane realities of day-to-day reporting.

LC 2011050381, ISBN 9781558499119 (c.)

AASL: G, S/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


071.471

Kraus, Jerelle

All the Art That's Fit to Print (And Some That Wasn't): Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page

280 pp., 9" x 11", 306 illustrations, $49.95 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

September 2012

Columbia University Press

"A chronicle of late twentieth-century history, replete with sardonic images of tyrants and visual commentaries on the fall of communism; the works of Eastern Europeans who fled totalitarian regimes are some of the most challenging and resonant. In this overflowing treasure chest of ideas, politics and cultural critiques, Kraus proves that art is dangerous' and sometimes necessarily so."—Publishers Weekly. "An excellent reminder of the power of editorial illustration. These images do so much more than break up the gray space of columns of text. This book gives life to an underappreciated, and often unexamined, form of visual journalism."—Journalism

LC 2008023525, ISBN 9780231138246 (c.), ISBN 9780231138253 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


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