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October 05, 2004

Big, fat, expensive books

Reference books are selected not only for research utility. Some of them are chosen because they are great browsing pleasures, and much too expensive to own privately. So when we have a cold and rainy Saturday, come in and see what you can find.

Interested in American history and culture? The following were purchased recently.

R 970.00497 AMERICA American Indian culture 3 volumes.
Articles are signed and authors' affiliations are listed. Includes bibliographical references and index.
tracing: Indians of North America - Social life and customs
There are many related titles. Be sure to look at R 970.00497 GALE The Gale encyclopedia of Native American tribes 4 vols. And have you visited the new National Museum of the American Indian?

R 306.76 ENCYCLO Encyclopedia of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history in America 3 volumes.
Articles are signed and authors' affiliations are listed.
tracings: Homosexuality - History - United States; Gays - History - United States; Bisexuals - History - United States; Transsexuals - History - United States
related title: R 306.7663 Encyclopedia of lesbian and gay histories and cultures 2 volumes.

R 304.873 POBST The newest Americans 5 volumes.
Articles are signed and authors' affiliations are listed. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Historical, social, political, and cultural information about immigrant groups.
tracings: Immigrants - United States; Minorities; United States - Emigration and immigration
It has recipes! Also look at: R 305.8 GALE The Gale encyclopedia of multicultural America.

R 973.03 CONSPIR Conspiracy theories in American history : an encyclopedia 2 volumes.
Articles are signed and authors' affiliations are listed. Includes bibliographical references and index.
tracings: Conspiracies - History - United States; United States - History. And what were the Democratic-Republican Societies? Reading The Da Vinci Code? Check out the Illuminati.

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