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Stanley Library Calendar: September Holidays
Calendar of Events for the Library - Ferrum College
Fall and Rise masterfully weaves together the interrelated strands of events in New York City, in Washington, D.C.; and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to create the first minute-by-minute history of that horrendous day.
On the morning of 9/11, a messenger sings "Happy Birthday" to his daughter, a billionaire argues with his wife in a divorce hearing, a maintenance man begins his day, and a young Russian decides she's breaking up with her sugar daddy. When the first plane hits the World Trade Center, these five elevator passengers find themselves trapped. Forced to band together, they fight against all odds to escape before the imminent and inevitable collapse occurs.
A teenage sociopath is “fixed” after he gets an implant that’s supposed to cure him in this thrilling coming-of-age tale from the author of Willful Machines.
Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize) by Andrew Sean Greer
Call Number: Leisure Reading Greer
Publication Date: 2018-05-22
What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last.
The Distance from Me to You by Marina Gessner
Call Number: Leisure Reading Gessner
Publication Date: 2015-10-20
Despite lives headed in opposite directions, McKenna and Sam fall in love on an emotionally charged journey of dizzying highs and devastating lows. When their punch-drunk love leads them off the trail, McKenna has to persevere in a way she never thought possible to beat the odds or risk both their lives.
In this book, Sáenz and Morales provide one of the broadest sociological examinations of Latinos in the United States. The book focuses on the numerous diverse groups that constitute the Latino population and the role that the U.S. government has played in establishing immigration from Latin America to the United States.
Incisive and timely, this bottom-up history, told from the interconnected vantage points of Latinx and African Americans, reveals the radically different ways that people of the diaspora have addressed issues still plaguing the United States today, and it offers a way forward in the continued struggle for universal civil rights.
Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
"Today, over 3,000 protected areas around the world contribute to the protection of biodiversity, peaceful relations between neighbouring countries, and the well-being of people living in and around the protected environs. Historical and geo-political constraints are disappearing in a new spirit of collaboration to address common issues confronting ecosystems, species, and communities. Managing across boundaries is seen as the only way to ensure the long-term viability of ecological systems and sustainable communities.
Up and down the coast of Virginia, along her bays and even on her rivers, one can hear tales that Blackbeard or some other pirate or smuggler was active in this or that spot and that in the neighborhood treasure was buried and never reclaimed. Pirates and acts of piracy plagued Virginia governors from about 1680 to 1730.
The roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow's idyllic pirate life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa, steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal. Captain Barbossa kidnaps the governor's beautiful daughter, Elizabeth. In a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl, Elizabeth's childhood friend Will Turner joins forces with Jack. What Will doesn't know is that a cursed treasure has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead.
From bicycles to board feet: a history of public land roads -- The ecological effects of roads -- The cutting edge: money, politics, and access -- Industrial revolutions: the motorized recreation boom -- Public values, public lands -- Changing landscapes: society, technology, and road removal -- The road ahead.
How is it that the United States, the country that cherishes the ideal of private property more than any other in the world, has chosen to set aside nearly one-third of its territory as public lands? Considering this intriguing question, Randall K. Wilson traces the often-forgotten ideas of nature that have shaped the evolution of America's public land system. The result is a probing account of the most pressing policy and management challenges facing national parks, forests, rangelands, and wildlife refuges today.