What are you reading this summer? Need a suggestion? How about a portrait of Vietnam War soldiers, an exploration of fly-fishing and physics, or an account of labor conditions of low-wage workers worldwide? A study of a 50-year research project in a New Hampshire forest, a history of the Hebrew language, or a guide to help conquer your migraines, once and for all? The Summer 2018 display of New Books by Dartmouth Authors is now up in the King Arthur Flour Café, showcasing a fascinating array of research and scholarship from members of the Dartmouth community.
Want more? Check out “Holding Court,” a series of short interviews with the authors, appearing Mondays throughout the term. And I hope you can come to this summer’s book talk, on July 18 at 4:30 PM in the East Reading Room of Baker-Berry, with Marcelo Gleiser, professor of physics and astronomy at Dartmouth. Author of The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected: A Natural Philosopher's Quest for Trout and the Meaning of Everything, Gleiser’s lyrical prose explores the physics – and bigger philosophical questions – pertaining to fly-fishing, a hobby he picked up after watching a class on the Dartmouth Green.
Next time you’re in line at the KAF (which, by the way, reopens on June 21), take a look at this summer’s selection. The Dartmouth Library has a copy of each one of these books for check-out, or, look for them in a library or bookstore near you:
- We Are All Fast Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages (Annelise Orleck, History)
- The Story of Hebrew (Lewis Glinert, Middle Eastern Studies)
- DOMUS: ficción y mundo doméstico en el Barroco español (Noelia Cirnigliaro, Spanish & Portuguese)
- Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War (James Wright, History, President Emeritus)
- The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected: A Natural Philosopher's Quest for Trout and the Meaning of Everything (Marcelo Gleiser, Physics & Astronomy)
- A Global History of Sexual Science (Veronika Fuechtner, German Studies and Geisel School of Medicine; Douglas Haynes, History)
- Hubbard Brook: The Story of a Forest Ecosystem (Richard Holmes, Biological Sciences)
- Understanding your Migraines: A Guide for Patients and Families (Morris Levin and Thomas Ward, Geisel School of Medicine)
- Unfortunate Destiny: Animals in the Indian Buddhist Imagination (Reiko Ohnuma, Religion)
- Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed (Misagh Parsa, Sociology)