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Posts from the August 2010 issue

Programming the Semantic Web

by Jamie Taylor ’87, Toby Segaran, and Colin Evans In this book Taylor, who started one of the first ISPs in San Francisco so he could get a better connection at home, demonstrates several ways to implement semantic web applications using current and emerging standards and technologies. The book shows that the promise of a…

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The Guantanamo Effect: Exposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices

by Eric Stover ’74 The book is based on a two-year study of former prisoners at the U.S. government’s detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Researchers interviewed more than 60 former Guantánamo detainees in nine countries, as well as key officials, military experts, and camp personnel, and the result contributes significantly to the debate surrounding…

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The Wandora Unit

by Jessy Randall, CC curator of special collections, Tutt Library Wanda Lowell and Dora Nussbaum are best friends, co-editors of the school’s literary magazine, and so close that friends call them “The Wandora Unit.” But things shift in their senior year of high school. This is a bittersweet story about the meaning of friendship, the…

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Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success

by Linda Seger ’67 Seger’s 11th book focuses on how to achieve your professional goal without losing your soul. Each chapter features interviews with a number of high-profile Christians from the fields of business and the arts. Seger, a script consultant and international speaker, has written eight books on screenwriting and three on spirituality. ISBN:…

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New Old Shoes

by Charlotte Blessing, CC director of international programs This children’s book, told from the perspective of a pair of old sneakers, was inspired by the secondhand clothing and shoe markets in East Africa, where Blessing lived for 13 years. The story follows the shoes from their first home with a young boy in America to…

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Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology

by David Williams ’87 “Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology” examines how stone is used as a building material in the urban landscape, with each chapter focusing on a different type of rock. Williams traveled to quarries and stone yards; interviewed historians and preservationists about the social history of stone; and accompanied geologists to discover…

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The Black Book: Select Lines from Grand Teton National Park

by Conor Miller ’05 The premise of “The Black Book” is simple — a collection of high-quality photos of skiing lines in the Grand Teton National Park. Miller’s inspiration for the project was the lack of photos in the Jackson Hole Ski Atlas depicting the national park. The resulting book is an addition to the Teton…

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I Love You Truly and Max Morath: Original Rags for Piano

by Max Morath ’48 “I Love You Truly” is the fictionalized autobiographical story of composer Carrie Jacobs-Bond (1862–1946), whose spell Morath says he has been under ever since he sang “I Love You Truly” in 7th grade glee club. A divorcee, then a widow, Jacobs-Bond was nearly 40 before her music lifted her out of…

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