Subject of the Month

A monthly display featuring resources on specific thematic subjects.

September 2014

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Selector: James Van Loon and Rachael Clark

Physics and Astronomy are the focus of this month's Subject of the Month display in the Purdy/Kresge Library.  Browse books, eBooks, and web resources on String Theory, Fractals, Optics, Nebulas, and more, including many items from the Juvenile Collection.  The display complements a traveling exhibit, Here, There, & Everywhere.

Terry Pratchett

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Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (born 28 April 1948) is an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. In 2001 he won the annual Carnegie Medal for The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, the first Discworld book marketed for children. He received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2010.     -Wikipedia


"So there are these guys, these science-genius guys, who also love music. Fysikshow is the name and the awesome-ness you’re about to witness in the video, below, is their doing. They took the Ruben’s tube to another level and added a 2-D Pyro Board, with 2500 drilled holes in it, to the already-cool invention."    The Source

"Here There and Everywhere!" Exhibit

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A Special Exhibit in the Atrium of the Undergraduate Library from September 8 - 26, 2014.  Developed by NASA and the Chandra X-ray Center of the Smithsonian. 

Here, There, and Everywhere - Video Trailer

Featured Internet Resources, September 2014

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Featured Databases, September 2014

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Featured Journals

Featured e-Books

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Physics and Astronomy Book Display Sept 2014

Science on a Sphere


"Science On a Sphere is an amazing spherical display system that projects dynamic simulations of the Earth, its atmosphere, oceans and land. Simply put, it's a global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a 6-foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe."

"The Detroit Zoo is only the second zoo in the country to install the system as a permanent
attraction. Science On a Sphere was developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the agency that studies environmental data and provides the operating systems for this remarkable exhibit."

Fun with Physical Science

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