New Books at the Library

Palomar College Library is continually updating its collection to stay abreast with the research needs of its community.  And we realize that information needs are far-reaching and varied.  Just this month we have received titles that reflect the dynamic quality of the library book collection.  See for yourself:

That’s Disgusting: Unraveling the Mystery of Revulsion by Rachel Herz.  Author Rachel Herz, Professor of Psychology at Brown University, and renowned expert on the psychology of smell, explores the complex emotion, disgust, and examines the role this emotion plays in our relationship to the food we eat, the partners we choose, and even the political ideologies to which we ascribe.  Find out what the appeal of horror films are, how the human brain processes the emotion disgust, and how and why the definition of disgust varies across cultures and how these variances can play into fears and prejudices.

The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America’s Schools by Jessica Klein.  This book examines both innocuous and extreme forms of school violence, indicting values and attitudes found within American culture.

Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind by Kitty Ferguson.  A biography of the renowned cosmologist, this work seeks to elucidate not only the man Hawkings, but also his work, by bringing it down from the cosmos to a level that is accessible to the everyday reader.  The author worked closely with Hawkings to translate his complex theories into layman’s terms and the text contains useful images, and diagrams as well as personal photographs of different chapters of the scientist’s life.