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  • ‘Windfall’ cuts through the business of climate change

    Did you know that because arctic ice is melting, five countries will control a fourth of the world’s petroleum reserves? That U.S. submarines already use the Northwest Passage to travel between the Atlantic and the Pacific? That as .

  • K-Stater chronicles women caught in civil war

    In 1995 Jocelyn Viterna (as an undergraduate at Kansas State University) made her first trip to El Salvador as part of a delegation from the Manhattan Alliance for Peace & Justice and its sister-city relationship with El Papaturro. That experience led .

  • ‘The Ascendant’ thrills with cyber conflict, adventure

    Garrett Reilly is a bright twentysomething who works in one of the financial firms on Wall Street. He’s arrogant, obnoxious, reserved, loves making money, drinking alcohol, smoking pot and chasing skirts, and hates the military. The latter is because .

  • Celebrate 50th year of ‘Dr. Who’ with other time-travel tales Keri.mills

    Doctor Who just celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and is still going strong. If you or your teens are Dr. Who fans, here are some ‘young adult’ books you might enjoy: “TimeRiders” by Alex Scarrow   Liam, Madeline, and .

  • ‘Burn’ shows complexity

    Julianna Baggott’s “Burn” — final book in her best-selling Pure trilogy — is not the kind of book you can’t put down. It’s the kind of book you must put down, but only because you need to process the .

  • Learn about Spanish celebration of the book and the rose Susan.withee.librarian1

    The Barcelona Book and Rose Fair takes place every April 23 on the feast day of St. George, patron saint of Catalonia. The streets and squares are lined with stalls selling roses and books of all sorts, and the annual Roses .

  • ‘Red Rising’ lives up to hype

    “Red Rising” is hyped as a “must read “science fiction book with a great plot, well developed characters, fast-paced action and an underdog, Darrow, who is trying to overcome his oppressors. This first book in a trilogy meets its expectations .

  • Book provides rich history on prominent diseases

    Charles H. Calisher has compiled an incredible collection that provides a history of research in virology and other fields related to epidemiology. While the stories about how scientists have discovered knowledge of the molecular structure of viruses, the development of .

  • A part of the pack: Wolves seen up close and personal

    If humans want to obtain a better and complete understanding of wolves, it would not hurt for them to invest in “The Hidden Life of Wolves.”   Twenty-five dollars might be considered a lot of money to many people, but .

  • Case solved: Mysteries and crime stories sure to excite Jennifer.adams.librarian1

    Kids gravitate toward books about young detectives, those grade school sleuths who are somehow always smarter than the adults around them. They can solve a mystery that has stumped the local police department, find clues overlooked by fast-talking, fast-walking grown-ups, .

  • History, adventure combine in ‘The King’s Deception’

    Any book that opens with a conversation between Katherine Parr and King Henry VIII on his deathbed has to be worth another look. “The King’s Deception” is. The author, Steve Berry, has made a good living and entertained countless .

  • Friends learn about themselves, others on Muir Trail

    Elizabeth Dodd Contributing writer When three young women, just finished with college, set out to hike 240 miles of California’s John Muir Trail in 1993, they travel in a wilderness with very few other women backpackers.  Instead, author Suzanne Roberts .





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