Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire

Join the Library for a discussion and book signing with Mark Hanna, Historian & Author of Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Faculty Club, The Lounge

Light refreshments will be served.

Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire_LARGEMark Hanna is an associate professor of History at UC San Diego, and one of the nation’s top authorities on pirates. Hanna is the author of the new book, Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire (2015, University of North Carolina Press). In his book, he sheds a fresh light on pirates, traditionally depicted as fearless adventurers on the high seas. He examines the crucial role that pirates played on land by contributing to the commercial and economic development of port towns in early America and the British Empire. Hanna’s earlier work, The Pirate’s Nest: The Impact of Piracy on Newport and Charles Town, 1670-1740, challenged prevailing interpretations of piracy and also harnessed the phenomenon of piracy to illuminate the history of early America in the Atlantic world.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, contact Mariah Fellows at mfellows@ucsd.edu or 858-534-0533. For directions and parking information, click here.

New Popular Science Reading – January 2016

Some Popular Science reading to start off the new year. Browse the new titles online, then click the book cover to get a call number. The books are shelved on the main (2nd) floor in the Geisel West Wing, near the Research Assistance Desk and New Books shelf. If the one you want is checked out, just place a request in the catalog to have the book recalled and held for you when it’s returned.

book covers for new popular science books

November’s New Popular Science Titles

Recent additions to our Popular Science Collection. Browse the new titles online, then click the book cover to see if the book’s available. If not, you can place a request in the catalog to have the book recalled and have it held for you when it’s returned.

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New Popular Science Reading – October 2015

Recent additions to our Popular Science Collection. Browse the new titles online, then click the book cover to see if the book’s available. If not, you can place a request in the catalog to have the book recalled and have it held for you when it’s returned. See anything that looks good?

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Organic Reactions (new resource)

This summer the UC San Diego Library licensed the Wiley major reference work/database Organic Reactions.

Organic Reactions is a series of critical reviews focusing on 240,000+ important and useful synthetic reactions, “…much more than a surfeit of primary references; they constitute a distillation of an avalanche of information into the knowledge needed to correctly implement a reaction.”

Each review includes:

  • A critical discussion of the featured type of reaction, including mechanism, scope and limitations, applications to synthesis, and comparison with other methods.
  • A step-by-step guide to performing it, enabling the user to successfully repeat the process quickly.
  • Dedicated compilations of information about each reaction including extensive tables that catalog all published examples of the reaction in the literature, as well as safety and procedural guidance to help ensure safety and success in their execution.

You can search the series by standard bibliographic fields like author, title and full-text/keyword, as well as:

  • Chemical name, molecular weight or formula, reaction keyword (browse or search), catalyst, solvent, temperature, yield
  • Use the MarvinSketch editor to draw or import structures and reactions.

Mechanical Engineers’ Handbook (new resource)

The UC San Diego Library has acquired the latest edition of Mechanical Engineers’ Handbook from Wiley. This reference source covers key areas in engineering, perfect if you need an overview of unfamiliar topics. The articles cover the basics while providing references to key resources for further reading.

Volumes and sample articles:

  1. Materials and Engineering Mechanics
    Stainless Steels, Smart Materials, Quantitative Methods of Materials Selection, Nickel and Its Alloys, Stress Analysis, Vibration and Shock, Acoustics, Introduction to the Finite-Element Method.
  2. Design, Instrumentation and Controls
    Reliability in the Mechanical Design Process, Life-Cycle Design, Reliability int he Mechanical Design Process, Electric Circuits, Data Acquisition and Display Systems, Mathematical Models of Dynamics Physical Systems
  3. Manufacturing and Management
    Production Processes and Equipment, Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Coatins and Surface Engineering, Engineering Economy, Total Quality Management for Mechanical Engineers, What the Law Requires of the Engineer
  4. Energy and Power
    Thermodynamics Fundamentals, Heat Transfer Fundamentals, Mechanics of Incompressible Fluids, Biofuels for Transportation, Liquid Fossil Fuels from Petroleum, Solar Energy Measurements

Library to Hold Book Launch for New Dr. Seuss Book July 28

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Join us on Tuesday, July 28 in the Geisel Library’s Seuss Room Foyer from 11 am – 1 pm to celebrate and buy a copy of the new Dr. Seuss book, What Pet Should I Get?. The book, based on recently discovered materials given to the Library’s Mandeville Special Collections’ Dr. Seuss Collection, will be released by Random House on July 28. Copies of the book will be sold by the UC San Diego Bookstore and some of the original materials used in the book will be on display. “Boids & Beasties,” the annual exhibition of original drawings and sketches by Theodor Seuss Geisel, is also currently on view and includes original materials from the new book. Lemonade and animal crackers will be served!

New Popular Science Books – June 2015

Start your summer break with some new books in our Popular Science Collection. Browse the new titles online, then click the book cover to see if the book’s available. If not, you can place a request in the catalog to have the book recalled and have it held for you when it’s returned.

book jackets for new titles

New Popular Science Books – May 2015

Some recent additions to our Popular Science Collection, shelved in Geisel 2 West. You can browse the new titles online, then click the book cover to see if the book’s available. If not, you can place a request in the catalog to have the book recalled and have it held for you when it’s returned.

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Compact Art Display in Geisel

New book bulletin board

New Books Bulletin Board

New Book bulletin board is a work of art.  Do you judge a book by its cover? Are you fascinated with the creativity of book jackets? Viewing the New Books Bulletin Board may prompt you to look up the call number to test out you guesses on content. The cover art of recently cataloged book may viewed on the bulletin boards in two areas of the Library. The Geisel first floor computer Lab was the first installation of book covers and a second bulletin board is now viewable in the East Learning Commons.
Take a look then perform a title or author search on Roger for the call number and shelving location. It is a fun way to view miniature art and find new books to read.
This is an open invitation to the Book Cover Galleria – plus one ok.

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