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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

By Lauren Myracle

An epistolary novel for the 21st century, this sharp, funny, and true-to-life breakout hit about friendship is told entirely in instant messages. And Internet-savvy teens have fallen in love with flirty Angela (SnowAngel), moody Maddie (mad maddie), and good girl Zoe (zoegirl) and their frank perceptions about a tumultuous tenth-grade semester. Call number: Browsing Myracle

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Watchmen

Friday, September 19, 2008

by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Barry Marx

Call #: Browsing Moore

It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach. But is Rorschach really insane or has he in fact uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians? On the run from the law, Rorschach reunites with his former teammates in a desperate attempt to save the world and their lives, but what they uncover will shock them to their very core and change the face of the planet! Following two generations of masked superheroes from the close of World War II to the icy shadow of the Cold War comes this groundbreaking comic story — the story of The Watchmen.

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VJ (includes DVD): Audio-Visual Art and VJ Culture

Friday, July 25, 2008

by Michael Faulkner

Call Number: N6498 .V53 V55 2006

A major change has taken place at dance clubs worldwide: the advent of the VJ. Once the term referred to the video jockey who introduced music videos on MTV, but now it defines an artist who creates and mixes video, live and synced to music, in clubs or at concerts. This book is an in-depth look at the artists at the forefront of this amazing audio-visual experience. The book combines how-to, showcase and reference elements, opening with a series of articles on contextual and historical issues. The central section showcases the work of a wide selection of international VJs, and the last chapter covers equipment (hardware and software) and typical stage set-ups (explaining equipment, the use of space, how to create an environment to suit an audience, and more) along with supplementary guidelines and tips on how to master a performance. (Description by BarnesandNobles.com)

iPod & iTunes VISUAL Quick Tips

Thursday, July 24, 2008

by Kate Shoup

Call Number: ML74.4 .I48 S56 2007

Would you like to discover the best ways to find cool stuff on iTunes, download it all to your iPod, and get the very most out of both these hot technologies from Apple? Then this Visual Quick Tips book is for you. This book will increase your productivity by providing you with shortcuts, tricks, and tips to help you work smarter and faster. Learn how to smoothly integrate iTunes with your iPod, manage your iTunes library, and use your iPod for more than music. (Description by BarnesandNobles.com)

The Columbia History of American Television

Thursday, July 24, 2008

by Gary R. Edgerton

Call Number: PN1992.3 .U6 E34 2007

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The Physics of NASCAR: How to Make Steel + Gas + Rubber = Speed

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

by Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

Call Number: TL236.28 .L47 2008

Every NASCAR fan – at one time or another – asks the same question: Why isn’t my favorite driver winning? This is your chance to discover how much more there is to NASCAR than “Go fast, turn left and don’t crash.” If you’ve ever wondered why racecars don’t have mufflers, how “bump drafting” works, or what in the world “Let’s go up a pound on the right rear and add half a round of wedge” means, The Physics of NASCAR is for you.

In this fast-paced investigation into the adrenaline-pumping world of NASCAR, a physicist with a passion uncovers what happens when the rubber hits the road and 800- horsepower vehicles compete at 190 miles per hour only inches from one another.

Diandra Leslie-Pelecky reveals how and why drivers trust the engineering and science their teams literally build around them not only to get them across the finish line in first place, but also to keep them alive. Professor Leslie-Pelecky is a physicist in love with the sport’s beauty and power and is uniquely qualified to explain exactly how physics translates into winning races.

Based on the author’s extensive access to race shops, pit crews, crew chiefs and mechanics, this book traces the life cycle of a race car from behind the scenes at top race shops to the track. The Physics of NASCAR takes readers right into the ultra competitive world of NASCAR, from the champion driver’s hot seat behind the detachable steering wheel to the New Zealander nicknamed Kiwi in charge of shocks for the No. 19 car.

Diandra Leslie-Pelecky tells her story in terms anyone who drives a car–and maybe occasionally looks under the hood–can understand. How do drivers walk away from serious crashes? How cantwo cars travel faster together than either car can on its own? How do you dress for a 1800°F gasoline fire? In simple yet detailed, high-octane prose, this is the ultimate thrill ride for armchair speed demons, auto science buffs, and NASCAR fans at every level of interest.

Readers, start your engines. (Description by BarnesandNobles.com)