With the recent death of North Korean dictator, Kim Jung Ill, the world is watching North Korea and there is a renewed interest in conditions in that country.
The library has recently acquired a book, Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform, which should make for an interesting and informative read.
Because 2012 is an election year, a look back at the struggle for voting rights for women and African-Americans should make for enlightening reading.
The book, Fighting Chance: The Struggle Over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction American, has been added to the library’s collection.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the world experienced more than 2400 earthquakes of a magnitude of at least 5 on the Richter scale in 2011. This is the largest incidence of earthquake activity in the last ten years. Everyone remembers the catastrophic quake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan causing widespread destruction and death.
The library has acquired a newly published (2011) book, Plate Tectonics: Continental Drift and Mountain Building, which should provide a wealth of information on these natural disasters.
The world of graphic novels is a growing genre in today’s literature and film. The book, War, Politics and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Films, recently added to the new book shelf, is bound to provide an appealing and thought-provoking read.