Books and Manuscripts of the Bakken


Author: Bakken Library of Electricity in Life,Judith A. Overmier,John Edward Senior
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 512
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The Bakken collection records the historical role of electricity and magnetism in the life sciences and medicine. ...impressive. --MEDICAL HISTORY

Historical Dictionary of Librarianship


Author: Mary Ellen Quinn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810875454
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 364
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Although the history of librarianship as an organized profession dates only as far back as the mid-19th century, the history of libraries is much older, and people have been engaged in pursuits that we recognize as librarianship for many thousands of years. This book traces librarianship from its origins in ancient times through its development in response to the need to control the flood of information in the modern world to the profound transformations brought about by the new technologies of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The Historical Dictionary of Librarianship focuses on librarianship as a modern, organized profession, emphasizing the period beginning in the mid-19th century. Author Mary Ellen Quinn relates the history of this profession through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, libraries around the world, and notable organizations and associations. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about librarianship.

Places to Grow

Public Libraries and Communities in Ontario, 1930-2000
Author: Lorne Bruce
Publisher: Lorne Bruce
ISBN: 0986666602
Category: Libraries and community
Page: 490
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Highland Park in the 20th Century


Author: Jeanne Kolva
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738597686
Category: History
Page: 127
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Throughout the 1900s, Highland Park maintained a sophisticated, small-town atmosphere with a spirit of welcome despite its transient population. The town's qualities include good schools, modest housing on tree-lined streets, lively community events, local shops and merchants, and sensible government. Officially established in 1905, the nearly two-square-mile trolley suburb is located across the Raritan River from the city of New Brunswick, home of Rutgers University and Johnson & Johnson. Highland Park's population grew from 700 in 1905 to today's 14,000 residents as subdivisions took over farmland. The large apartment complexes built after World War II further consolidated the borough's residential nature. Individual buildings are showcased on these pages, but it is the many community events, such as soapbox derbies, parades, sporting contests, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, and dramatic productions, that demonstrate Highland Park's community pride.

The People's Treasures

Collections in the National Library of Australia
Author: John Robert Thompson
Publisher: National Library Australia
ISBN: 0642105979
Category: Library resources
Page: 81
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The People's Treasures provides a tempting insight into the richness of the collections held in the National Library of Australia. While celebrating the collections of the Library, this book pays tribute both directly and indirectly to the many and various ways in which they have been developed and enriched.

The A to Z of the Orthodox Church


Author: Michael Prokurat,Alexander Golitzin,Michael D. Peterson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810876027
Category: Religion
Page: 439
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Of the three major branches of Christianity, Orthodoxy is the least known and most misunderstood. The A to Z of the Orthodox Church provides students, researchers, and specialists with a desk encyclopedia of the theology and theologians, saints, sinners, places and events of the Eastern Church. Two millennia of the religion are surveyed in over five hundred concise entries, concentrating primarily on the last 150 years. Includes an overview of the early Church through the Byzantine and Russian Empires, into the present multinational Orthodox presence in the ecumenical movement. Many of the general entries cannot be found elsewhere in English, and the comprehensive compilation of biographies of 19th- and 20th-century Orthodox theologians (American, Russian, Greek, and many other nationalities) is published here for the first time. This book includes a detailed 4,000-year chronology, illustrations, extensive bibliography, and an appendix listing the current canonical patriarchs and autocephalous churches.

Fabergé and His Works

An Annotated Bibliography of the First Century of His Art
Author: Christel L. McCanless
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 408
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The chronological arrangement of 1,772 comprehensive citations are translated and annotated in English. Exhibition and auction dates, as well as auction prices are included. ...a work of scholarly significance...comprehensive, not to say exhaustive, and is well presented and easy to use... a most valuable tool.--REFERENCE REVIEWS ...One is filled with awe at the dedication that must have been needed to compile this work. --GEM AND JEWELRY NEWS

The Return of the Soldier


Author: Rebecca West
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770482202
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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The Return of the Soldier tells the story of a shell-shocked soldier who returns home from the First World War believing that he is in love with a working-class woman from his past, rather than married to his aristocratic wife. His family and doctor must decide whether to allow him to remain safely in his delusion, or to bring him back to reality and return him to the front. A brief novel with a seemingly simple plot, it is a classic of modernist literature and provides a point of entry into discussions of some of the twentieth century's most enduring themes. Appendices include textual variants, patriotic and antiwar verse from World War I, war journalism by West, contemporary paintings and propaganda posters, and material on shell-shock.

The Dime Novel Companion

A Source Book
Author: J. Randolph Cox
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313256745
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 333
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This encyclopedic guide to the American dime novel contains over 1,200 entries on serial publications, major writers and editors, publishers, and major characters, fiction genres, themes, and locales. An introduction provides a brief history of the dime novel. A discussion of dime novel scholarship includes a selected directory of libraries and museums with significant collections of dime novels. An appendix contains a publishing chronology of the more than 300 serial publications, and a selected bibliography suggests further reading. This comprehensive reference will appeal to popular culture scholars and to dime novel collectors. As an important research tool, entries are cross-referenced throughout. An index is included.

Global Evolution

A Chronological Annotated Bibliography of International Students in U.S. Academic Libraries
Author: Kaetrena D. Davis
Publisher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
ISBN: 0838984355
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 30
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Adam Wodeham

An Introduction to His Life and Writings
Author: William J. Courtenay
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004052673
Category: Philosophy
Page: 241
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Locke Art Glass

A Guide for Collectors with Photographic Illustrations of 190 Examples
Author: Joseph H. Locke,Jane T. Locke
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486254005
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 64
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Superb, edited reproduction of rare original sales catalog from the workshop of one of America's premier glassmakers. Excellent photographs of exquisitely etched stemware, vases, pitchers, decanters, steins, etc. Price lists, biography of Locke, more. Invaluable aid for identifying, authenticating collectible Locke glass.

The Perils of Print Culture: Book, Print and Publishing History in Theory and Practice


Author: Jason McElligott
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137415320
Category: Fiction
Page: 242
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This collection of essays illustrates various pressures and concerns—both practical and theoretical—related to the study of print culture. Procedural difficulties range from doubts about the reliability of digitized resources to concerns with the limiting parameters of 'national' book history.

Creating the Customer-driven Library

Building on the Bookstore Model
Author: Jeannette A. Woodward
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838908884
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 234
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Building libraries on the bookstore model.