Posted by: nchslibrary | March 3, 2010

New Library Additions – February

Thanks to generous donations, the following books were added to the NCHS library collection in February:

Taking Liberties

Call Number: F N676d 2003

Taking Liberties, by Diana Norman
When a letter arrives–on the day of the Earl’s funeral–asking her to find a young American captured in British waters, Diana Stacpoole feels free to respond, whatever her family’s opinion. Her quest takes her to Plymouth, where she meets Makepeace Hedley, a very different woman who is trying to trace her daughter–a passenger on one of the captured ships. A remarkable friendship is born as they face social outrage, public scandal and even arrest, becoming embroiled with French prisoners, American escapers and English smugglers. [Description from WorldCat.org] (This book was the February selection of the NCHS Faculty Book Club.)

American Women in Science: A Biographical Dictionary

Call Number: REF 509.22 B355m 1994

American Women in Science: A Biographical Dictionary, by Martha J. Bailey
Concise biographies of 400 accomplished women are included in this exceptional volume; together, they chronicle a distinguished record of achievement, characterized by fierce independence, steadfast perseverance, and sheer brilliance. [Description from front flap of book]

The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists, 2nd Edition

Call Number: REF 509.22 P678r 1994

The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists, 2nd Edition, edited by Roy Porter
The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists offers in one convenient volume over 1,200 comprehensive and accessible introductions to the visionary men and women of astronomy, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, engineering and technology, and geology. [Description from front flap of book]
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