Thanks to the generosity of the Friends,
the Stewart Library recently purchased the following resources:
The Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior features up-to-date
information from experts in many disciplines, including biology,
psychology, anthropology, entomology, philosophy and veterinary
medicine. It contains over three hundred entries with photographs,
charts and diagrams. Three volumes.
Understanding China Today presents accurate, current information
regarding the country’s peoples, leadership, policies and institutions.
Of particular interest as China’s economic influence and political
importance increase, it includes over two hundred entries written by
scholars, in various disciplines, from both the United States and
China. Two volumes.
Women in the Middle Ages provides more than three hundred alphabetically-arranged entries by leading scholars on women’s
culture and related topics from the third to the 15th centuries, and is
helpful to students and faculty from various disciplines. Two volumes.
The Encyclopedia of Anthropology features a collection of
entries from several hundred internationally-recognized authorities,
intended to provide a deeper understanding and appreciation for those
things that make up modern anthropology and its related disciplines.
The Encyclopedia Latina offers an interdisciplinary,
ground-breaking reference on Latino history, society and culture in the
United States from the 15th century to the present. It also features
different aspects of Latino life, as well as the contributions
and influences of the Hispanic culture. Four volumes.
Comprehensive Organic Group Transformations II provides an
efficient first-point entry into the key literature on the research
involving the synthesis of new organic compounds. Seven volumes.
Encyclopedia of Hormones,
editors-in-chief, Helen L. Henry and Anthony W. Norman, a three-volume
set that covers all aspects of hormones: their chemical structure and
biological synthesis; the major physiological systems in which they
operate; the cellular and subcellular site of their action; and the
consequences of imbalanced hormones.
Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their Work,
edited by S. Lillian Kremier, a two-volume work discussing the
circumstances and characteristics of national literatures, including
300-plus entries on all of the key authors who have written about the
Holocaust, along with a full primary biography and a selective critical
The Language of Photography. This
eight-part video series brings world-class photographers, academic
experts, museum pesonnel and others together to discuss the history and
mechanics of photography. They also emphasize major concerns, including
digital image manipulation, and consumer issues such as information
overload and selective perception.
by Mariko Ichikawa, offers a systematic study of entrances and exits on
the Shakespearean stage. Discussions include the length of time allowed
for a character's entrance or exit; parallel action during entrances or
exits; and how the players knew which stage doors to use.
Amazons to Fighter Pilots: A Bibliographic Dictionary of Military Women,
edited by Reina Pennington, a two-volume biographical dictionary of
military women ranges from Lakshmi Bai, a horsewoman, shooter and Rani
of the Indian principality of Jhansi to fighter pilot Lilia Litviak,
who in 1942 became the first woman to shoot down an enemy aircraft
Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century,
edited by Sorrel Kerbel, combines five introductory essays with some
330 alphabetically arranged entries, consisting of a biography, a list
of selected publications, a signed interpretive essay and suggestions
for further reading. It includes dramatists, poets, novelists and
Encyclopedia of American Folk Art, edited by
Gerard C. Wertkin. This look inside the American Folk Art Museum in New
York brings the first comprehensive, in-depth study of famous and