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LaGuardia’s Library is being renovated!

The Library is expanding to better serve students and will remain open during renovations. To accommodate the renovations, most books and magazines will be relocated but will remain accessible by request. Plan ahead and check out books you'll need for the end of the semester before the construction begins on November 3, 2014. Additional information about the Library renovation will be shared in the coming days, be sure to check http://www.laguardia.edu/library-renovation/ and your LaGuardia email for details.



LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing

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Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing (revised and expanded edition) by Margaret Livingstone

Review of the 1st edition:

"This book is for anyone who has wondered why the Mona Lisa's smile is so haunting or how artists manage to give depth or motion to a two-dimensional piece of art. Not only does Livingstone (neurobiology, Harvard Medical School) clearly explain these things but she also shows how vision works from eye to brain, and she provides fun experiments to illustrate her observations. The book is lavishly illustrated (150 illustrations, 100 in color), with excellent captions that can stand alone for those who prefer to browse. But it is well worth reading the whole book. The practical examples explaining how vision works greatly help the understanding of the process of vision. This unique book helps readers learn about color, luminescence, the What and Where systems, how problems with these systems affect vision, and more."

Henderson, Margaret. "Vision And Art (Book)." Library Journal 127.12 (2002): 114. Academic Search Complete. Web. 23 Oct. 2014.

This book will be shelved at at at N7430.5 .L54 2014 with other books on art and visual perception once it is not a new book.

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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: The Second Machine Age

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The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

"In The Second Machine Age, MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee—two thinkers at the forefront of their field—reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives.

Amid this bounty will also be wrenching change. Professions of all kinds—from lawyers to truck drivers—will be forever upended. Companies will be forced to transform or die. Recent economic indicators reflect this shift: fewer people are working, and wages are falling even as productivity and profits soar.

Drawing on years of research and up-to-the-minute trends, Brynjolfsson and McAfee identify the best strategies for survival and offer a new path to prosperity. These include revamping education so that it prepares people for the next economy instead of the last one, designing new collaborations that pair brute processing power with human ingenuity, and embracing policies that make sense in a radically transformed landscape."

"Second Machine Age." Second Machine Age. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Oct. 2014.

This book will be shelved at HC 79 I55 B796 2014, with other books on economic history, once it is no longer a "New Book."

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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses

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No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses by Peter Piot

"Peter Piot has had an exceptional, adventure-filled career. In the 1970s, Piot was sent to Central Africa as part of a team tasked with identifying a grisly new virus. Crossing into the quarantine zone on the most dangerous missions, he studied local customs to determine how this disease - the Ebola virus - was spreading. Later, Piot found himself in the field again when another mysterious epidemic broke out: AIDS. He travelled throughout Africa, leading the first international AIDS initiatives there. Then, as founder and director of UNAIDS, he negotiated policies with leaders from Fidel Castro to Thabo Mbeki and helped turn the tide of the epidemic. Candid and engrossing, No Time to Lose captures the urgency and excitement of being on the front lines in the fight against today's deadliest diseases."

"No Time To Lose." No Time To Lose. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2014.

"From the discovery of the Ebola virus to the struggle against HIV, Peter Piot has been at the forefront of the global fight against infectious diseases. In this insightful book, Dr. Piot reminds us of the importance of our shared responsibility for overcoming global humanitarian challenges."

Kofi Annan, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Secretary-General of the United Nations

This book will be shelved at QR 359.72 P56 A3 with other books on virology once it is no longer a new book.

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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Solomon Northup (12 Years a Slave)

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Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave by David Fiske, Clifford W. Brown, and Rachel Seligman

"Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave provides a compelling chronological narrative of Northup's entire life, from his birth in an isolated settlement in upstate New York to the activities he pursued after his release from slavery. This comprehensive biography of Solomon Northup picks up where earlier annotated editions of his narrative left off, presenting fascinating, previously unknown information about the author of the autobiographical Twelve Years A Slave.

This book examines Northup's life as a slave and reveals details of his life after he regained his freedom, relating how he traveled around the Northeast giving public lectures, worked with an Underground Railroad agent in Vermont to help fugitive slaves reach freedom in Canada, and was connected with several theatrical productions based upon his experiences. The tale of Northup's life demonstrates how the victims of the American system of slavery were not just the slaves themselves, but any free person of color—all of whom were potential kidnap victims, and whose lives were affected by that constant threat."

—From the publsher's website:
"Solomon Northup by David Fiske, Clifford W. Brown, and Rachel Seligman." ABC-CLIO.com. N.p., 2014. Web. 02 Oct. 2014.

This book will be shelved at E444 .N87 F57 2013, with other books on slavery, once it is no longer a "New Book."

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