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  • The Promise of Cultural Institutionsby David Carr

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 31.99

    This thought-provoking collection of essays is essential reading for anyone who cares about cultural institutions and their role in the community of learners. These institutions--often museums or libraries--have the power to profoundly alter our sense of ourselves and of the world around us, but that power carries with it obligations. David Carr challenges... more...

  • New Solutions for House Museumsby Donna Ann Harris

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 29.99

    A generational shift is occurring at historic house museums as board members and volunteers retire while few young people step forward to take their place. These landmarks are also plagued by serious deferred maintenance, and many have no endowment funds. What will happen to these sites in the next ten years, and what can be done to assure their continued... more...

  • Presenting Archaeology to the Publicby Jr. John H. Jameson

    AltaMira Press 1997; US$ 36.99

    In the face of increasing public interest and demand for information, archaeologists are collaborating with historians, museum curators, and exhibit designers to devise the best strategies for translating archaeological information to the public. This book opens doors for public involvement. It highlights successful case studies in which specialists... more...

  • Downstream Toward Homeby Oliver A. Houck

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    A professor at Tulane University Law School, Oliver A. Houck served as general counsel and vice president of the National Wildlife Federation and on the boards of directors of the Defenders of Wildlife and the Environmental Law Institute, the Litigation Review Board of the Environmental Defense Fund, and two committees of the National Science Foundation.... more...

  • Inside the Museum ? Mackenzie Houseby John Goddard

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 1.99

    A special excerpt from the first book to gather in one place information about Toronto's heritage sites, the places where the early history of the city is preserved for future generations. more...

  • Inside the Museum ? Campbell Houseby John Goddard

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 1.99

    A special excerpt from the first book to gather in one place information about Toronto's heritage sites, the places where the early history of the city is preserved for future generations. more...

  • Total Loss Farm: A Year in the Lifeby Raymond Mungo; Dana Spiotta

    Pharos Editions 2014; US$ 10.99

    In making her selection for Pharos Editions, Dana Spiotta tells us how drawn she was by the work of Raymond Mungo. [He] writes . . . about his own joy and his own pain, he is particularly good when he describes the land around him and how it feels on his body.? Indeed, if Henry David Thoreau had downed a handful of liberty caps before penning Walden... more...

  • The Mindset List of the Obscureby Ron Nief; Tom McBride

    Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 16.99

    An entertaining trip through pop culture, for the "old fogeys" and "kids these days" Today's teens and twentysomethings have never seen a real airplane ticket. To them, point-and-shoot cameras are so last millennium and "Star Wars" is a movie, not a defense strategy. The world views of today's young and old have never been more different.... more...

  • Tapestryby Jerry Carrier

    Algora Publishing 2014; US$ 21.95

    American culture is a rich and complex tapestry of colorful threads from at least five continents, and in recent decades increased immigration has meant that the pace of change is accelerating. It's time for us to get to know ourselves and really appreciate this rich, vast, and rapidly expanding culture. This book explores the contributions of... more...

  • Haunted Hikesby Andrea Lankford

    Santa Monica Press 2006; US$ 16.95

    Ghosts! Curses! Hoaxes! Unsolved mysteries! Paranormal events! Take a walk on the creepy side of North America's National Parks! Andrea Lankford, a 12-year veteran ranger with the National Park Service, has written a thoroughly investigated yet often tongue-in-cheek guidebook that takes the reader to the scariest, most mysterious places inside North... more...